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When the cold weather comes and winter starts knocking at the door, pet owners know just how cold their beloved pooch can get. Don’t let your pal miss out on all the fun of outdoor play just because temperatures have dropped. Instead, pick up a sweater or two and a few booties or slippers and keep your pup warm and cozy while you brave the elements. You can still take that early morning walk and you can still bring your favorite companion along on your next trip to see the snow-capped mountains. You’ll both be perfectly dressed for the conditions. Here are a few spots in town where you can pick up some stylish and warm winter gear for your pet.
200 Quebec St.
Denver, CO 80230
If you haven’t started shopping for your pup at Chewy’s Bonetique, then you need to check out this adorable little shop in the Lowry Town Center. The space is small but you’ll find a great selection of high-quality food, treats, supplements, beds, toys, clothing and more. When it comes to winter clothing, you’ll find lots of fun fleece coats and boots that are perfect for keeping your pal warm during those early morning walks or even a hike up in the cold mountains. If you do take your pal on a hike through the snow and mud, stop by Chewy’s and use the self-service bath, which includes all the shampoos, aprons, towels, tubs and even high-velocity dryers to make sure your pup is clean and happy and ready for a long winter’s nap when he gets home.
1402 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202
Dog Savvy is another wonderful store that caters to your pooch. Well, it’s more of a boutique and spa than just a store but you’ll find lots of fun things to purchase for your pal. There is a nice selection here of very stylish duds that will keep your doggy warm and fashionable this winter. You’ll find everything from jerseys and sportswear to camouflage, hoodies, t-shirts and footwear. While you are there, you can enjoy the self-service wash or sign up your pup for a pawdicure, teeth brushing or even a blueberry facial.
Denver Doggie Duds
Littleton, CO 80160
When it comes to doggie clothes, nothing beats the handmade quality of Denver Doggie Duds. Shop online for a variety of coats, t-shirts, dresses, leg warmers and so much more. The dog coats are made from a warm fleece, sure to keep your pup warm and cozy when you are braving the harsh weather for an evening walk. Or if it gets a bit chilly in your home, try getting a doggy terry cloth bathrobe, complete with a hood. Plus, since everything is homemade here, if you want something special, you can have it made, altered or created.
2401 15th St. #180
Denver, CO 80202
Located in the Riverfront neighborhood of Denver, Zen Dog is all about natural foods and quality items for your best friend. For more than five years, this neighborhood shop has catered to local dogs and owners in the area and beyond. There is a nice selection of brand name apparel for your pup here, including brands like Chilly Dog, Cloak & Dawggie, Ruff Wear, Fab Dog and even some leather work form Auburn Leather Crafters. While you are there, be sure to check out the huge selection of all natural food and treats, and bring your pup home a yummy surprise.
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Two Pals and a Pup
231 Clayton St.
Denver, CO 80206
There is a smaller selection of winter wear here, but you can find a fun variety of Whistler Wear coats that will keep your pal warm and cozy all winter long. It comes in fun colors like pink argyle, blue argyle or even a sporty tartan. Make sure to pick up a few treats from the bakery while you are there. The carrot cake is fantastic, or you can pick up some homemade bones, cookies, pupcakes and more. You can even pick up some party hats and birthday cakes for a truly special day with your pooch.
Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.