Hurtta Ultimate Warmer Dog Jacket

Hurtta Ultimate Warmer

Hurtta Ultimate Warmer

Boy it’s freezing outside and we’re sure your dog thinks so too. Luckily, Hurtta has designed and recently released to the U.S. the Ultimate Warmer Dog Jacket. It’s turned into a best seller with many of their customers from Alaska to Maine declaring it as “the best all-weather protecting dog-coat on the market”.

The Ultimate Warmer Dog Jacket provides your dog extreme protection and thermal insulation for extended outdoor activities in cold conditions. The material has been laminated with a waterproof and breathable Houndtex® membrane to keep your dog dry and warm. The high collar, protective front and long rear hem protect your dog’s most important muscle groups, neck and chest. Made from smooth and soundless material, the jacket allows complete freedom of movement.

Hurtta_Outdoors_UltimateWarmerTo ensure a great fit, this highly technical outfit has an adjustable collar, neckline and waist and a protective rear hem. The back of the product has a leash opening for collar or harness attachment. Efficient 3M reflectors have been positioned on various parts of the jacket for increased visibility.

It is particularly well suited to training and active working dogs, when long-term exposure to the cold in winter cannot be avoided.

Want to learn more about Hurtta? Check out our interview with Hurtta to get an exclusive scoop on the brand.

Amazing New Dog Suit / Dog Jacket Collection

red dog suit At the New York Pet Fashion show, we discovered a new company,
Zippy Dynamics that makes excellent dog coats / dog suits. We were first attracted to them because of their sporty, modern style. We also loved the fact that their dog jackets don’t just cover the body/girth of the dog, but also the legs and arms. This is particularly helpful if your dog easily gets dirty, especially if they’re low to the ground. Our dog is white, so this is really a problem when it’s raining outside.

modern dog suitZippy Dynamics was conceived by Alex Rabinovich and inspired by Max, their three year old adorable miniature poodle, who is modeling the suits here. Max is very energetic and loves exploring all sorts of different environments, from the sidewalk to sandy beaches. Alex lets him let run free outside (where it’s safely allowed) and while Max has lots of fun, he gets very dirty, very quickly.

Dog Suit with ScarfBecause Max has black hair, you might think he’d be able to get away with being a bit dirty. However, while you might not see it on Max, you will see the couch and floors get dirty when Max starts to run around in the house. So Alex was left with the hassle of cleaning Max after these outdoor adventures and it sparked the idea for a line of full body dog clothing.

Grey Dog SuitAlex with the help of his two sons, David and Ilya, and partner Paul Cantor, developed the Zippy Dynamics brand. They’ve worked together every step of the way from creating the company’s logo to building a fully functional e-commerce website. It resulted in them developing a product that would not only save them time and energy, but would also protect dogs from the elements. We love their dog suits and now carry them in our shop.

The Zippy Dynamics dog suit is designed to give dogs a unique combination of style, comfort, and protection. The dog suit does not compress or cause discomfort to the dog’s body or fur. The main zipper is on the back of the suit and zippers on each pant leg allow dog owners to easily place their dog into the suit.

Zippy Dynamics Dog Suit

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What’s unique is the integrated adjustable cord system (ACS) that gives dog owners the ability to adjust the length of the body and pant legs, making it fully protective and convenient to wear. The elastic insert system (EIS), is cleverly incorporated into specific areas of the design, allows for flexibility and freedom of movement.

The true full-body design keeps the dog warm, dry, and free of dirt from the neck to the very bottom of the legs. The features combine to provide functionality and give the suit a modern, sporty, appearance.


Great Winter Wear, Grooming and Gifts at the Salty Paw

Kobi haircut

Kobi freshly groomed

Salty Paw Kobi

Kobi getting treats at the Salty Paw

We love the Salty Paw! They are back in their original location: 38 Peck Slip in FiDi/South Street Seaport NYC. We recently went there to get Kobi’s haircut and grooming. Maye always does an amazing job! The cut is very even and he looks very handsome. And while Kobi hates getting his hair and nails cut, he loves the treats he gets there.

If you haven’t been to their new store, the Salty Paw has increased their selection of cool and stylish clothes. You might want to pop in to check out their winter wear, especially with the very cold temperatures we’ve recently been having. They carry some great styles!

These NYC styled jackets are especially a hit with the tourists that come into the shop:

Metro NY dog apparel NYC dog sweatshirt Brooklyn dog sweatshirt NY dog jacket

The Salty Paw has some really adorable dog sweaters and stylish dog coats.
The below jackets come from a local Brooklyn-Williamsburg designer, Sam & Tasha. It was founded in 2009 by Laura Kinsey, who wanted to bring a human design sensibility to pet fashion. We love her comment that so many dogs on the street looked like they were going to the prom – we totally agree! As a result, she started Sam & Tasha which is much more modern and not “frou-frou”. Laura has an 10 pound Maltese named Hugo. His hobbies are sleeping, trying on clothes, and eating dehydrated meat.

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The sweaters are designed by Dogo. They regularly update their product line so that it’s always fun, fresh, and in style.

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10 Great Stocking Stuffers for Your Dog

You’ve hung all the stockings and now are just looking for amazing gifts to stuff them with. Our Great Stocking Stuffers for Your Dog can help you fill your best friend’s stocking with great items which will make your dog jump for joy. All products are linked for easy online shopping:

Zanies Plush Holiday Santa Dog Toy 1. Plush Holiday Santa Dog Toy
This Santa Dog Toy is a musical way to sound out this holiday season. It plays the “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” song. This adorable dog toy is soft, plush and durable that stand up to rough-and-tumble canine games.
Merrick Flossies Tendon Chews Pack of 5 2. Merrick Flossies
We have not met a dog yet who has turned down one of these tasty treats! The unique design of this treat (made from a beef tendon) creates a natural chewing friction against the teeth which helps to clean a dog’s teeth – tasty and beneficial!
Zanies Tennis Ball Minis Dog Toy, 6-Pack 3. Zanies Tennis Ball Minis
Zanies Tennis Ball Minis are a set of six balls in fashionable color combinations that stand out from the pack. The mini size is easy for small dogs to pick up and play with.
Zanies Plush Santas Lil Yelpers Dog Toy 4. Santas Lil Yelpers Dog Toy
Just in time for the holidays! This big smiles reach from floppy ear to floppy ear and their bright red Santa hats are complete with a pom-pom tip. These Plush Santas Lil Yelpers Dog Toy are great for chewing, throwing and carrying around.
Zuke's Mini Naturals Dog Treats Roasted Chicken Recipe 5. Zuke’s Mini Naturals Dog Treats Roasted Chicken Recipe
What dog doesn’t like treats? Luckily, with these you can help your dog also maintain a healthy lifestyle with nutrient-rich cherries, rosemary, and turmeric. Less than 3.5 calories per treat! The perfect little size and amazing taste to keep training fresh, healthy and fun.
top paw water bowl 6. Top Paw Collapsible Travel Bowl
This travel dog bowl collapses to less than 0.5 inches thick and is great for traveling, camping, walks and pet sport events. The expandable food and water travel bowl can latch onto your dog’s leash when you are on the go.
Kong Toy 7. The KONG Classic – Food Stuffed Toy
This is the gold standard for food stuffed dog toys and has been recommended by vets and trainers more than any other dog toy. KONG’s performance and durability is legendary and extremely tough for long chew sessions.
Pig Ears 8. Roasted Pig Ears
Dogs love to chew on pig ears and they last a long time! Pig ears are a great source of protein for your dog. In addition, they help promote healthy skin and a shiny coat while helping to prevent bad breath and clean teeth.
KONG Squeakair Tennis Balls - Dog Toy 9. KONG Squeakair Tennis Balls – Dog Toy
Already shaped to easily stuff in a stocking – this is by far one of our dog’s favorite toys! It bounces and it squeaks – what’s not to love? These come in various sizes. Our dog has both small and medium sized ones.
snout soother 10. Natural Dog Snout Soother
This nose balm is the perfect blend of 100% all natural nourishing, healing and moisturizing ingredients. A dog’s nose is highly sensitive and can become very painful when their tissues are dry, chapped or cracked. Snout Soother comes to the rescue for a dog’s nose (or paws).