Sure, our four-legged friends look extra adorable sporting a winter dog coat—and it’s fun to dive into the season’s best fashion trends—but coats also help keep your pet warm. In those bone-chillingly cold, damp days, when the undercoat Mother Nature provided your pup isn’t quite enough, it’s up to you to deliver that additional layer of protection with a high-quality dog coat or jacket.
Not just any old thing will do, though. We know you want the best of the best for your precious pooch—something that’s both functional and fashionable. To help keep your pet warm and stylish this winter, we rounded up the best dog coats that accommodate a range of sizes and weather conditions. These dog coats and dog jackets are a mix of Chewy customer favorites and new items that tap into the hottest trends of fall/winter 2023, like bright and cheerful hues, swampland-inspired earth tones, and ultra-fuzzy fibers.
This popular coat earns “best parka for dogs” honors thanks to its hip styling and plush lining, which provides extra warmth on blustery days. The faux-fur trimmed hood doesn’t just lend to a glam doggie moment, but it also detaches to provide two styles in one. We especially love the olive green color, which leans into the green trend, specifically layering different shade of greens, that’s been all over the fashion runways (and now your sidewalk!).
Chewy Dog Coats
By Mitchell on Nov 17, 2023
Well, they're not built heavy enough! Tear easily! And what happened to the 3 x-large coats? Can't get them? And could be a little longer at the back! Doesn't keep their back legs warm enough! In Minnesota it gets very cold! Down to 30 below! Even with a dog coat on, we don't leave them out in it! Only used when we put them in a heated pen, and not for long!
Perfect for my dog
By Nicole on Nov 15, 2023
It’s long, so it covers more of my 10 pound dogs body. It keeps him nice and warm and I like that you can remove the hood.
By Diane on Nov 14, 2023
This coat is well made and fits my Lily like a glove. Have not used it yet as the weather has not required it, but I did try it on her and believe it or not she really liked it. This was just what I needed as she is slim but long in the body and other coats would not have fitted her.
This top-selling sporty dog puffer coat may be lightweight, but thanks to a super soft fleece lining, it’ll keep your dog warm in chilly temps. The water-resistant outer shell of this winter dog coat keeps your furry friend dry, and the Velcro fastener makes for easy on and off. Bonus points for the buffalo print accent, which is a truly classic look for fall and winter, and the fact that this one’s machine washable.
Dog and Cat Puffer Coat
By Lynda on Nov 20, 2023
These are well made and are true to size. I look forward to using them when the weather cools a bit more.
I love it!
By Terry on Nov 13, 2023
I bought the red and black jacket. It fits perfectly and is just the right amount of "extra" protection for when the weather gets chilly. AND he looks so cute in it. My dog does not mind wearing it and can run and play comfortably in it.
By Marcia on Nov 6, 2023
This is exactly what I wanted for my puppy. Having the velcro will allow her to grow some and still fit. Well made and quality material plus a hole to attach her harness!!!
Ready for a little color infusion? This stylish fleece dog jacket makes a splash with bright and joyful colors, a major fashion trend in 2023. The colorblock design even leans a bit mod (another trend this season). It also checks the boxes for functionality with hook-and-loop fasteners and stretchy material that make it easy to put on and take off, and a super soft lining that helps keep pups extra cozy in cold climates.
By wendy_illa on Nov 16, 2023
I have a few cats and i tried the hoodie on each one. Of course, being cats they all hated wearing it but they looked sooo flipping cute!! Will try it on my parents dogs.
Warm and soft fleece hoodie
By coyjeongguk on Oct 8, 2023
My Cottonball was very pleased with this hoodie, she started to purr as soon as she felt it envelop her fur! It felt nice and cozy, and she seemed content. Great quality and amazing design, love the girly colors for my girly cat lady.
By arynnm on Oct 5, 2023
This fleece hoodie is so adorable! I have a few cats and one in particular that is elderly who has diabetic and he's been with me my whole life. He loves being outside and hanging out on the porch with me on my early mornings when I have my coffee, it's kind of our little routine and time to hangout before I go to work. He struggles in winter and fall to stay warm outside because of his age and diabetes and cats you know have to have a temperature of at least 90 degrees and they of course love being warm so I put this hoodie on him so that he can stay with me outside in the colder months without having to put him back in. He absolutely loved...
No matter rain or snow, when your dog’s got to, they’ve got to go! This highly-rated dog coat is designed with a waterproof laminated material that keeps your pup warm and protected from the elements while still being breathable. It also features adjustable straps at the neck and down the back length to help keep the wet out and the warmth in. (And we love that Barbiecore pink!)
Well made and fits great
By Renee on Nov 17, 2023
Ordered this for my Greyhound mix for the colder weather inbound. I read a review of how the coat ran big, that was absolutely incorrect. I ordered a 20, when my dog could have used a 22, but unfortunately the 22 was out of stock. The 20 covers all but an inch above her tail but in all honestly its not a big deal. My dog loves it, and has been happy as a clam since I put it on her. It’ll definitely serve her well. I’ll probably sew the straps a little lower on the back flaps, they give her a mad wedgie, not that she seems to be bothered by it.
By Sandra on Nov 12, 2023
Easy to put on and take off, easy to adjust, warm and well made, allows my dog to move easily with no binding or rubbing. My dog hates clothes but when it's very cold she will tolerate this.
Perfect cold weather coat!
By Amy on Nov 2, 2023
My boxer/jindo mix has skin cancer and has lost a lot of fur all over her body. We needed a coat to keep her warm and dry this fall/winter, and one that was long enough to cover the bald spots on her rear haunches. We ordered a size 24 bc her chest measured at the max for the size 22. The coat has multiple gussets you can adjust at the tail and neck that made the larger size fit perfect. She has worn this jacket hiking and it allows for optimal leg movement in running and hiking up and down hills and over rocky areas. I highly recommend this coat!
Hard to find a coat for your big buddy? This top-selling Carhartt coat is the best dog coat for large dogs for a couple reasons: the XL size will fit dogs with chest girths of 36 to 42 inches (something many pet parents rave about) and it’s made to withstand big dog adventures—the 12-ounce cotton duck canvas material helps repel light rain while protecting your pup from wind and cold weather.
By Linda on Nov 19, 2023
I have a very active dog with lots of energy so it’s difficult to get a typical sweater on him. This one is so easy to put on him and it looks great. It’s well made and thick enough to keep the cold winter winds off of him. Very happy with purchase!
My dog loves it
By Holly on Nov 14, 2023
I bought this quickly because it was going to get cold. My dog gets chilled easily and this kept him warm and dry.
By Lauren on Nov 10, 2023
Didn’t think my pup could be any cuter, then we got this adorable carhartt. The medium fits perfect on his long corgi shape!
Got a pooch so tiny, they could be engulfed by just a few inches of snow? Whether we’re talking Toy Poodle, Chihuahua or other diminutive dog breeds, this adorable, hooded two-piece snowsuit is a winner for small dogs. Both wind- and waterproof, this ensemble comes in sizes as small as XS and XXS, and is easily adjustable, ensuring a snug fit so no snowflakes can get inside.
By Rina on Nov 18, 2022
I got this cause it’s starting to drop in temp. I was worried about the sizing for my dog cause his measurements are 21 in neck, 31 in chest and 22 in in length but it fit him very very well and he looks so snazzy I’m it!!!
Another great coat from GF Pet
By HugoNYC on Jan 27, 2022
This is the 2nd coat I've purchased from Chewy/GF Pet...the quality is excellent, the fit is perfect (thanks to grippy velcro closures) and the thoughtful details make them a cut above...I went with the closest measurement for his back/chest (size M for a 15 lb. Border Terrier mix.) This coat is very easy to put on/take off and the hood tacks back securely with velcro and stays completely out of his eyes/face (my dog doesn't enjoy wearing a hood.) It's lined with a soft, cozy fleece material for extra warmth (well-timed for January as temps in NYC really dipped!) He hasn't worn the easily detachable pants yet (@hugotmyheart prefers no...
Snug and warm
By Nickname on Jan 22, 2022
Love the Velcro, it’s easy to put on and stays in place. The hood is big and covers her ears (much to her chagrin) or Velcro’s back and stays in place. Definitely keeps her warm. Haven’t tried the pants yet, but love that they’re an option.
It’s all about the foil lining—that’s what makes this the best dog snow coat. By reflecting your fur baby’s body heat back to them, it provides extra warmth. The wind- and waterproof snowsuit is also completely adjustable around the chest and down the back, and it provides additional coverage for legs and bottom, to boot.
By Kristyn on Nov 21, 2023
I have recommended this suit to everyone! Pittie parents, behold. Our 72lb long legged, chesty girl wears a 24M and it fits perfectly. Bought the extreme warmer for her short squaty brother who's about 20lbs lighter than her
By Peep on Nov 10, 2023
I am so impressed with this snowsuit! It is like it was made for my 8.2 pound Chihuahua. What a great product! Size 10S
6.5/7 lb maltese/ this coat exceeded my expectations and So thankful!
By Melanie on Nov 2, 2023
My dog is struggling, going out in the rain for potty. I needed something warm, waterproof , wind proof, and covered her legs as the grass gets quite dewy and tall. I wanted it to be easy to use uncomfortable. I looked into other codes that had some ear coverage for wind protection, and they were all subpar with visors, etc.. This coat is hands-down amazingly made it has so many adjustments more than I expected you connect just from the bottom of the tail to shorten the legs you can adjust the waist around the belly, you can adjust at the shoulder blades to shorten the front legs. You can adjust the cloth neck to snug it up a little and...
If oohs and ahhs are what you’re after, the hooded cuteness of this peacoat can’t be beat. Yes, it’s lined and hooded to keep your sidekick cozy, but that toggle accent and plaid pattern are what make it a classic.
Talk of the Town
By Lynn on Nov 22, 2023
Everyone in my neighborhood and friends on Instagram say how much they live seeing Anna in this peacoat! The design is excellent as the velcro underbelly and around the neck is fully adjustable so Anna is totally comfortable! Her harness fits under the peacoat and there is a slit in the top that I feed the leash ring through. Really awesome design!!
SUPER NICE TOGGLED CAR COAT!
By Brenda on Nov 14, 2023
This coat size XXL looks adorable on my bigger dog who is long legged & about 70lb. The XXL is a PERFECT FIT! It velcros on easily and covers her whole back & on the sides just right. It is more of a very heavy type flannel with a wool coat look & the hood is really cute & fits better than most of the hooded type coats. It is a lined middleweight coat suitable for cold windy snowy days for walks, play etc. It has blue plaid on the hood& shoulder area & navy blue on the rest with 2 wood toggles on the back. I'm thinking I will probably give this one a treatment with boot waterproofer spray as I do all her coats which keeps them dry & easier...
Warm, for those chilly mornings
By Steve on Nov 12, 2023
Fit our dog Robyn perfectly. She normally, take a xl, but the size chart, according to measurements you take of the dog, she needed a XXL, and it fit perfectly. Even has a hood for her.
How does a two-in-one dog coat sound to you? This top-selling reversible jacket features a lightweight, water-resistant material on the exterior and cozy, quilted lining for extra warmth. Try the red buffalo plaid for a bold statement, or keep it chic with the earthy oatmeal hue on the other side. Or when playtime gets too muddy, flip it over for a fresh look!
By Grace on Nov 20, 2023
My puppy loves it!! Easy to put on and it’s reversible!! Can’t wait til it’s cold enough for her to wear it!!
By Alexis on Nov 19, 2023
We've only tried this on but it seems very well made and fits my pup well! We live in a warmer climate but my pup is short haired so having something for Jan/Feb is still important. I like that this leaves the belly open so she doesn't overheat.
By Elizabeth on Nov 17, 2023
My dog loves it. He has never worm any kind of covering, and because this is so light, it didn't bother him at all.
We love a plaid moment come chilly season, and this one also features a touch of faux fur that’ll have your pup looking as stylish as ever. Consider this dog coat the perfect combination of function and fashion. The soft and cozy material envelopes your pooch in warmth while the en vogue silhouette and accents make this piece a real head-turner.
By Vicki on Nov 22, 2023
Seems to fit great. I can't say that my dog likes wearing a jacket. It is not cold enough yet
My Cat Loves it!
By Marah on Nov 20, 2023
My big boy is very picky about what he wears (being a cat and all) but this jacket is very easy to put on and my cats loves it. He is able to run and play around with it on, and it also keeps him quite warm. I had it for over a year now and the quality is great, no tear or loose fabric. I will be buying more of it!
She looks so cute
By Barb on Feb 27, 2023
I love this jacket. It is so cute. Made very well and fits my dog good. I have trouble finding the right fit for her because she is small but long. She weighs close to 11 pounds and he back area is 13 inches long. This was a little bit too big around, but I added a piece of velgro so I could pull it tighter. It's her cutest jacket to date.
You may need to take a moment to soak up the adorableness after tucking your pup into this corduroy puffer jacket. The color scheme falls right in step with the layered earth tones we're seeing this season, and the removable hood with faux fur lining ensures the cold stays out and the cute stays front and center. This dog coat itself also features a polar fleece lining and adjustable hook-and-loop strap for an easy on and off.
Great Quality Pet Coat
By alyssiatries on Nov 16, 2023
I thought this would be a good coat for my dachshund for winter. Sadly, it doesn’t fit her wide shoulders and chest, but she’s a shih tzu mix so it could fit a smaller full dachshund. I’m sad it doesn’t fit because this is a very high quality coat.
The buttons, fur, corduroy, all of it feels “Lux” as the name describes. I love the fact that the hood is removable too, making it perfect for fall and winter. I also appreciate the extra attention to detail: the buttons near the hood are snap buttons, to really keep the hood in place, while the buttons underneath are actually just for show and it velcros shut on the bottom (see...
Looks so cute and warm
By Heidi on Nov 12, 2023
If the weather gets cold enough for our Black Lab to wear it- I know she will appreciate the coat! She goes up to the Ranch, with my husband and they work out side. It fits just right- go off the sizing guide. Looks well made.
So cute! (runs small)
By funthingsnstuff on Nov 9, 2023
This jacket adorable. It is very well made with a lot of cute details, and I like that the hoodie is removable. It's easy to put on and take off, and the velcro helps with that. My adult cat is pretty petite, so I thought the small size would fit her well, but it was a bit snug, and a medium might have been a better fit. I think this vest would be perfect for a very small dog, like a chihuahua, and I think it's great that it has a hole in the back for the leash.
When there’s a biting chill in the air, look no further than a classic snood for your pooch. The cozy, two-toned wubby pullover design and elastic-drawcord toggle make this one a must-have for all your upcoming cold-weather adventures. The cozy texture and stretchy material is also perfect for lazy winter weekends.
By Kinga on Nov 20, 2023
Perfect size for my 65 pound pitbull - XXL. It’s so soft and warm! A little stretchy but not so much that he completely stretches it out every item he sploots! Highly recommend!
Looking Warm and Fashionable
By Betty on Nov 17, 2023
He’s hates the freezing cold weather, esp when it snows. I am using this underneath his other winter jacket, the PetRageous Designs Juneau Insulated Dog Jacket
By Jude on Nov 12, 2023
So soft, I would wear it a lot. Might be a bit too warm for our climate, will use it on frosty mornings in March.
Dealing with drizzle, sleet, or snowflakes? No problem here. This dog raincoat features a durable PVC coating that keeps your dog dry even in a downpour. Plus, the large reflective stripe and joyful yellow color of this top-selling slicker style rain jacket keeps your first mate visible (and cute) even on the foggiest of mornings.
Very well made
By Darlene on Nov 24, 2023
I ordered a size larger (XXL) for my 60 lb lab based on reviews. Very sturdy and covers her nicely.
By Julie on Nov 13, 2023
We love this raincoat! Our dog's fur is very thick and trying to dry him off after being in the rain was difficult. This coat is perfect for keeping him dry. We struggle a little with the hood, but in fairness, the coat is a little big on him. Well worth the money!
Doggie rain coats
By Audrey on Nov 11, 2023
Since I received the rain coats it has't rained but the dogs look
so cute in them. Both are over 100 lbs.
Dog coats aren’t just a fashion statement for Fido. They help keep your pet warm, cozy and safe during cold days in the fall and winter. The extra layer helps maintain their body temperature and can also provide protection from the wind, snow and rain.
Do dogs need to wear coats?
Not every dog needs to wear winter coats, especially if they already have a nice layer of fur to protect them. However, some small dog breeds, short-haired dogs, older dogs, and dogs with low body fat may benefit from an extra layer, notes Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM, a veterinarian at Chagrin Falls Veterinary Center & Pet Clinic in Ohio.
“I tell my patients, ‘If it’s too cold for you to go outside without a jacket, it’s probably too cold for your dog to go without a jacket, too,’” Dr. Osbourne says.
Dog coats can also protect from sleet, snow, and rain, as well as windy days. If your pup has sensitive skin or tends to get cold, a jacket or coat comes in very handy.
From there, you can consider other details, such as reflective piping (great for nighttime walking), water-resistant materials for wet weather, or leash holes and/or d-rings for easy leash attachment. Also consider your particular climate since you don’t want a coat that’ll make your dog too warm or not warm enough.