Some dogs enjoy a good sweater. When the temperatures dip, many don’t mind a cozy parka. There’s even the rare dog who tolerates holiday head gear, if only for a quick Easter Bunny photo op. But shoes, well, shoes are a different story—a much different story. As these pups prove, you might want to think twice before you order those designer doggie sneaks.
Dolly is haunted by two vexing questions: “Who’s a good girl?” and “What are these things on my paws?”
As a Corgi, Benji has a high tolerance for Instagram stunts. But this right here is where he draws the line.
Tell us how you really feel about your new shoes, Simba.
When it comes to passive-aggressive fake smiles, Pomeranians are right up there with reality TV stars.
Zeus wasn’t sure what, exactly, to do about his new rain boots. But walking certainly wasn’t an option.
Jack’s shoe strategy: smile and pretend it isn’t happening.
Cupcake is still in shock at her misfortune. Adorable, adorable shock.
Koda’s masterful side-eye skills have earned him a spot on the next season of “Real Housewives.”
“Listen, lady—remove these booties right now or the carpet gets it.”
When faced with the dreaded dog shoes, Koa deployed a classic defense: big, sad puppy dog eyes.
Sammy tried to sulk about his new boots in the name of canine camaraderie, but it was hopeless—Sammy loves everything. Never change, buddy.
If you know a Maltese, you know what this look means: “Prepare for manic barking, followed by bouts of ankle biting.”
“I…I can’t even look. Is it over yet? How about now?”
Is there anything sadder than a sad pug?
Answer: No, no there is not. You’re killing us, Max.
After careful consideration, Holly reached into her massive bag of shade and threw it all over the living room.
Who is absolutely not going for a walk in his new rain boots? This guy right here.
When Mom makes you wear your new boots to the dog park and you know you’ll never hear the end of it.
Now you’ve really done it.
Monica Weymouth is a writer, editor and certified Weird Animal Lady. She lives in Philadelphia with her two rescued Shih Tzus.