Boston’s Best Spots To Find Winter Gear For Pets

December 20, 2013 6:00 AM

The shorter, darker days of winter are creeping up on Bostonians, along with wicked weather. Safety and warmth are key when humans and their pet companions venture into the great outdoors or hunker down inside during a storm. Whether it’s a stroll down a busy Boston street for a quick after-work walk, a weekend hike through snow-covered trails or just a snuggle at home on a cold afternoon, these Boston boutiques earn four paws up for their selections of winter gear for pets.
Photo Credit: Pet Source

Photo Credit: Pet Source

Pet Source
1173 Main St.
Concord, MA 01742
(978) 371-7072

With five convenient locations in the Boston-MetroWest area, Pet Source can’t be beat for its wide selection of pet gear. Service is Pet Source’s number-one priority. The company’s motto is “We have everything you need!” and, boy, is that true! You can find window perches, throws and beds to warm Kitty when it’s cold outside, along with collars, harnesses, booties and clothing for hounds. Stop by in person or order online.

Photo Credit: D'Tails Pet Boutique

Photo Credit: D’Tails Pet Boutique

D’Tails Pet Boutique
482 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
(857) 233-2672

D’Tails Pet Boutique in the South End caters to the fashionista feline and dapper doggie. The company boasts a large selection of pet apparel, including sports apparel featuring all of the Boston teams, made by Sporty K9. Reflective and fashionable collars and leashes for both pups and kitties alike are offered as well. Snuggly, warm beds in all shapes and sizes abound for after-play snooze-a-thons. This popular shop offers all desirable brands including K&H Pet Products, UpCountry, West Paw Design, Puppia, Casual Canine and more.

Photo Credit: Fish & Bone

Photo Credit: Fish & Bone

The Fish & Bone
217 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 753-4176

Voted Best of Boston two years in a row, The Fish & Bone on Newbury Street is the clear choice for urban winter pet gear. The shop offers a great selection of doggie coats that resemble humans’ down parkas. Owned by Kathy Palmer, Fish & Bone, and its sister store “Fetch” in Portland, Maine, bring culture and couture together. Both stores carry sweaters, booties and coats considered “functional, useful fashion that performs well year after year.”

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Photo Credit: K9 Strolls Shop & Play

Photo Credit: K9 Strolls Shop & Play

K9 Strolls Shop & Play
83 Pembroke St.
Boston, MA 02118
(857) 265-3244

A wide variety of pet gear for canine companions resides at K9 Strolls Shop & Play. You will find plenty of gear here, including a colorful assortment of collars and leashes made by local Melrose-based Lilly & Abby. Apparel is available to outfit pups of all shapes and sizes in real style, comfort and safety. Don’t miss the fall sweatshirts, winter coats and “Pawz” booties. With some items available in so many sizes and colors, folks just might want a different one for every day of the week.

Photo Credit: Pawsh Dog Boutique & Salon

Photo Credit: Pawsh Dog Boutique & Salon

Pawsh Dog Boutique & Salon
31 Gloucester St.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 391-0880

Pawsh Dog Boutique and Salon brings it all together for chilly weather. The company stocks stylish winter coats for the most discerning pups and their humans. Luxury pet beds accommodate all shapes and sizes. A carefully chosen collection of collars, harnesses and leashes makes shopping a breeze. Pets may declare, “Every walk down the Commonwealth Ave Mall will feel like the runway.” A-roo!

Related: Best Pet Stores South Of Boston

Kathleen Mueller moved to Massachusetts as a toddler and has lived in many communities throughout the Bay State. Currently splitting her time between Worcester county and Cape Cod, she enjoys spending time at the beach with her dogs, reading, and taking scenic drives in New England. Kathleen is a frequent contributor to check her out at