Flag

Q: opinion on dressing your dog everyday

April 7, 2010 | By Meghan S. | 15 answers | Expired: 1590 days ago

Meghan S.

well my question is how does every one feel about putting clothes on your dogs. its been alot of people who say oh no just put on a jacket when thats it. but there are many people( included me) who dress up their dogs i feel its nothing wrong with that am i wrong for doing it or what doesnt matter cuz i love doing it and so does my dog she loves running around the house or when we go out dressed up she doesnt fight me to put them on. so if anyone has an opinion i would love to hear it thnks

Readers' Answers (15)

1 | 2 |

  • Sort by:
  • Latest |
  • Rank
Denise F.
Flag

Apr 14, 2010

As you will see in the pic, we dress our little lady. She's 3 years old and knows that when she is dressed up, it's her day!!!! She is either going for a ride in the car or going to visit her gram's. She gets totally excited and loves being a show off. Safety comes in the hands of the owner. We only use a harnass with out little lady because of tracheal colpse on Chihuahua and she is only 3 pounds total weight.

So go ahead and dress your baby up. There is nothing wrong with it in the least. When we go on long walks our little girl rides in style. She's chauffered in a buggy that is totally enclosed. Her little legs can only carry her so far. We feel better with insured safety especially in crowds of people or with other animals around. After all, every girl loves bling. And, she doesn't want to be mistaken for a boy!

Thumbs Up: 0 | Thumbs up!

Ches21
Flag

Apr 12, 2010

Dogs don't need clothes but they do recomend it if you take the dog out and it is hairless or the breed of dog known as a whippet. in the winter time when it is cold out a sweater and scarf is okay even the doggie booties are okay then or a rain coat if it is raining is fine. My dog loves her collar and leash but what she loves most of all is getting to have one of her bandanna's put on and getting to wear it. If the dog likes dressing up then it is fine. As for Skitters she likes sweater's and bandanna's and that's about it and she tears up anything I put on her if it is pink and she is a major tomboy so I wonder if she doesn't like the color pink.

Thumbs Up: 0 | Thumbs up!

Linda B.
Flag

Apr 09, 2010

I think Amber made a good observation about dangers of strangulation, etc. If the dog enjoys it and you're being careful, no problem. It's your dog. My Suzy likes to wear clothes, but I only dress her on special occasions (holidays, for photos, etc.) and put a coat on her when it's cold outside.

Thumbs Up: 0 | Thumbs up!

Josiesue02
Flag

Apr 09, 2010

As long as your taking into concern the temperature outside then id say go for it. But i would not dress my dog up if it was 84 degrees and we were going to be outside at a park or something. You gotta remember that dogs have fur which keeps them warm and adding another layer could cause them to overheat and become dehydrated. But i believe in winter a jacket or sweater is great during walks, or in the summer when your in your air conditioned home. Though i would say not to leave the dog dressed if youre not arround to supervise.

Thumbs Up: 0 | Thumbs up!

Michelle K.
Flag

Apr 09, 2010

Hey..if you love to dress up your dog..GO FOR IT! Who cares what other people think. Personally, there is no way that my 90lb dog would ever let me put clothes on him...he would just chew them up!!

Thumbs Up: 0 | Thumbs up!

agabelle g.
Flag

Apr 09, 2010

i think its cute to dress up an animal but everyone has there say.

Thumbs Up: 0 | Thumbs up!

Jillian
Flag

Apr 08, 2010

stephanie: two thoughts come to mind to explain those ads. 1. long haired pets are viewed as more luxurious in print, suggesting the pet clothing as being more fashionable {kinda like the victorias secret models}. and 2. they may be trying to profit from a broader market. the owners of thin coated dogs are already buying the coats, so why not advertise to owners of other breeds as well.

Thumbs Up: 0 | Thumbs up!

Stephanie  C.
Flag

Apr 08, 2010

I feel the same as everyone else. If your dog doesn't mind, and you are careful about it, go for it.

What irritates me is that all the ads for doggy coats seem to be on long haired breeds. I see coat ads all the time on Pomeranians, Poodles, Huskies, etc. This doesn't make any sense.

I have Whippets. They have to have a coat if it is chilly out. They each have their own coat and sometimes they ask me to put it on. I even have a rain coat for them. (they hate rain) One of them has a house sweater he wears in the winter. He had an accident years ago and has nerve damage in his spine. Now he gets cold easily.

Thumbs Up: 0 | Thumbs up!

Anonymous
Flag
Anonymous

Apr 08, 2010

If it is legal...go for it in life!

Thumbs Up: 0 | Thumbs up!

Amber
Flag

Apr 08, 2010

my feelings tend to go like this: our pets are individuals with unique personalities. i don't doubt that some dogs might enjoy being dressed up and the attention that they get as a result, and as long as that is the case and you're VERY careful to make sure the clothes don't pose a danger to your pet (tangling, strangulation, etc) and don't leave them unattended while dressed up for safety reasons...well, if you're being very safe and you're both enjoying it, then why not? it's when people turn their pets into fashion accessories even though it's clearly making the pet miserable that i have a problem with it.

Thumbs Up: 0 | Thumbs up!

1 | 2 |

You might also enjoy:

Got a question about your pet? Get the answers you need from Zootoo's community of pet experts and owners.

Advertisement

Advertisement