Dog raincoats for your favorite pooch? Pup parents, rejoice! April showers may bring May flowers, but they also bring wet dogs. But instead of spending too much time toweling off your pup after a rainy walk (not with the nice towels — gah!), or avoiding rainy walks altogether, you simply need one inexpensive garment: a dog raincoat. So until roller skating weather rolls around — that is, warm air and dry, sunny skies — your best bet is to equip everyone in the fam with gear that’ll protect them against the elements. (BTW, we have top picks for kids raincoats and mens rain jackets, too.)
How do I choose a coat for my dog?
Nicole Ellis is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Pet Lifestyle Expert with Rover, the app that connects pet parents with professional dog walkers, dog sitters, pet groomers, and more. In other words, she’s a pro at knowing everything your dog needs, including raincoats.
“When searching for raincoats for your pup, you want to ensure fit above all else,” Ellis says. “Make sure that their legs, belly, and armpits aren’t rubbing excessively. A snug fit that won’t irritation or annoyance is best. Also, consider the type of collar or harness you use and ensure it will work with the raincoat on.”
“I personally love the Paikka raincoat. It’s my favorite for myself and my dogs because it’s stylish and effective, but more importantly also highly reflective when light hits it, which is perfect for our walks on those dark rainy days or nights,” she says. “Some other favorites of mine are by Ruffwear and Ellie Dog Wear. Ruffwear’s are for the active pup, while Ellie Dog Wear is a bit more fashionable.”
Don’t you worry dog mama, we’ve shopped the 10 best dog raincoats for you, for both small breeds and large, from petite teacup Pomeranians to big Bernese mountain dogs and every cute pooch in between. Read on for windproof, rainproof, and reflective dog raincoats that will make your spring so much easier.
And really, is there anything cuter than a dog in a raincoat? We think not.
Best Dog Raincoats
This dog raincoat is top-rated on Amazon and we can see why. It’s made with 100% polyester, allowing your pooch to stay comfortable and dry no matter how dreary the weather. Its highly reflective material also helps your pet stay safe if you’re out during poor visibility or for a nighttime walk. Adjust the belly strap for a comfortable and secure fit. It comes in 14 colors and patterns, as well as sizes small to extra large.
This Pro Plums design is all about versatility. With an adjustable collar and adjustable back strap, your pup will fit comfortably in this raincoat, no matter the breed or size. The reflective trims are helpful, especially on dark, dreary walks, and you can connect the vest with your leash through the jacket’s harness hole. The thermal material even helps keep your pup comfortable, keeping them warm on a cool walk and cool on a muggy day. Perhaps best of all? It’s machine washable.
Keep your pup comfortably dry on a wet walk with this waterproof and windproof dog raincoat. Its mesh lining also keeps your four-legged friend warm in cool weather and cooler on hot days. The zippered, adjustable collar and adjustable rear leg straps ensure the raincoat stays in place too. It includes a harness hole, six reflective zones, and a one-year guarantee.
This clear raincoat comes in seven sizes (x-small to xxx-large) for any size pooch! The included hood protects those adorable ears too. One dog mama gave the Chewy rain coat five stars and said, “I purchased this (L) raincoat recently & it fits my Schnauzer/Terrier perfectly. Its a great raincoat when the rain comes pouring down. I love that it covers his whole body & it keeps him dry during our walks.”
PAIKKA is one of Ellis’s favorite brands for her pups. This particular coat comes in a cool camo design as well as solid pink, and is 14 inches in length. It’s fully waterproof with taped seams to ensure no water get inside either.
If you want a classic look for your pooch, check the yellow PIAKKA Raincoat here!
No one wants to wrestle their four-legged friend into a dog raincoat. So, this Dociote pick makes slipping it on and off easy, thanks to a hedging design that doesn’t require dogs to raise their legs — there’s also an adjustable chest strap. There’s also an adjustable chest strap, foot bands, and an adjustable hood complete with a clear shield (aww!). It includes a reflective strip, can be machine washed and, of course, twill make your canine look super cute.
Got the most fashionable Fido on the block? Here, we’ve found the raincoat for your Vogue-worthy pup. This double-layered zip-up raincoat comes with additional buttons, so it’s adjustable, easy to put on, and, of course, stylish. The hoodie is removable, and it includes an opening for a harness as well as small pockets for post-walk treats. It’s available in sizes XXS to XL, though commenters say this style is a better fit for smaller dogs. It also comes in yellow, navy, pink, and light grey.
Best Large Dog Raincoats
Have a huge hound? This raincoat is meant solely for big breeds, as it ranges in sizes from large to XXXXX-large (!). The waterproof coated fabric and faconne velvet lining keep your four-legged friend dry, warm, and clean – what could be better? It’s windproof too, good for cold winter days, and features a reflective brim and adjustable velcro design.
For all your big, beautiful furry friends, nab one of these HAPEE Dog Raincoats, which comes in sizes up to 2XL++. Its rain-resistant material is lightweight and breathable, especially perfect for big dogs, and features reflective strips to keep your pooch visible on moonlit strolls. It also comes with a highly-adjustable belly strap and leg straps that are also elastic in design.
Got a long-haired breed that doesn’t need extra warmth? This could be the dog raincoat for your little – or not so little – one. This lightweight water-resistant taffeta rain poncho, with an adjustable velcro waistband and leash access hole, comes in sizes XX-small to XX-large. RC Pet Products also commits to repairing or replacing any broken or damaged product for the life of your pet. And how cute is that rubber ducky pattern?
Scroll through the Amazon comments for the VIZPET Dog Raincoat, and one phrase comes up again and again: “high-quality.” The waterproof nylon material ensures your pup stays dry and comfortable in wet weather while the built-in leash slot allows for a quick connection to your dog’s collar. Bonus? The fluorescent green color and two reflective stripes on the back provide extra visibility during cloudy days. It’s available in sizes small to XXX-large.
Heads up, big dog owners: Amazon reviewers love this dog raincoat, which is available up to size XXX-large. The polyester material is both waterproof and breathable. It also features a drawstring hood, a back pocket with a velcro flap closure, and reflective strips on the back. Take it from one reviewer, who said, “I have a 120lb Lab mix who is very hard to size since he has a large chest area and neck. This jacket is perfect on him! The fabric is soft and flexible and does a great job of keeping the rain out. Great value!”