Finding the right clothes for the family dog can be challenging, especially in a city that gets bitterly cold in the winter. Every owner has different needs, not to mention those of the dog. Some dog clothes are all about making a fashion statement. Other dog clothes are purely functional, serving to keep pooches warm in the harsh New England weather. These Boston pet shops understand that dogs are a part of the family and deserve to have the best wardrobe for their needs.
Pawsh Dog Boutique
31 Gloucester St.
Boston, MA 02115
This popular pet grooming and supply shop has several ‘pawsh’ options for pampered pets. It carries rain slickers and warm jackets so dogs can get out in style in bad weather. It also has funny and cute T-shirts that make a statement on warm days or around the house. Pawsh Dog Boutique also carries collars, food, beds and more. Pawsh Dog Boutique is close to Newbury St., so pet owners can get their own boutique shopping done at the same time.
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The Fish & Bone
217 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
The Fish & Bone is serious about getting dogs into weather-appropriate clothing that fits correctly. The store carries light dog coats and sweaters for animals with sufficient fur to wear on mild days. Insulated jackets are also available for short hair dogs on cold days. Fish & Bones’ selection of paw boots are there to protect the delicate pads of pup’s feet and keep them warm when the sidewalks of Boston are covered in snow. These clothes will make sure pets stay active and can keep enjoying the parks through spring.
669 Somerville Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143
Pet Spa in Somerville is more than just a place to get exceptional grooming. The store has a full boutique with a great selection of leashes, bowls, clothes and more. After a nice bath and haircut, dogs can pick out a new outfit and get a natural organic treat from the Pet Spa’s bakery case. This is the perfect place to spend the day pampering a beloved pup.
Penelope’s Pet Boutique
99 Washington St., Suite 1
Salem, MA 01970
Penelope’s Pet Boutique has an adorable selection of clothing and accessories for dogs. The shop has A Pet’s World fleece vests and reversible vests from FabDog that give dogs two different insulated looks. For something really adorable, Penelope’s sells dog hoodies from Zack & Zoey. These stylish sweatshirts have leash holes so dogs can wear them out on the town. One of the most interesting clothing products this boutique offers are knit sweaters made by Inca artists in South America and made of 100-percent wool and all natural dyes.
D’Tails Pet Boutique
482A Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
D’Tails Pet Boutique has a convenient array of services, which includes day care and playgroups. Doggy clothing includes Puppia coats, vests and harnesses. Some of these pieces have high necks that are perfect for keeping small dogs warm. D’Tails also shows its local spirit by offering Patriots clothing and accessories for pups. The family dog can be ready for the big game with a T-shirt or a Pats handkerchief.
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