I finally broke down and bought my dog booties. I know, I know, it sounds ridiculous until you actually have your dog use them and they are pretty darn great! With all the hiking I do with my dog, Pippie, her paws get pretty beat up and cracked and I have tried a variety of different things, which have helped, but not made a ton of difference. But with the weather changing to be colder and snow not that for into the distance, it was time to take that next step. I did some research and saw that the RuffWear Summit Trek boots seemed to be the best overall option based on the type of actives I do and plan to do with Pippie.
Pippie took the foot wear on a trial run with me on Monday when we went hiking for an hour at a local park. She went up hill and down, running through mud pits and ran around in the creek. Through it all, those little booties stayed on AND in place. Not going to lie, I was pretty shocked. I definitely thought those suckers were going to be a waste of money and I would have to return them.
But much to my happy surprise, they worked just great and as advertised! Don’t you just love when that happens?! She only walked a little funky in those booties for a little bit and then she did just great and didn’t mind them at all. The true test will be when winter hits and we take her snow shoeing with us…I hope we don’t lose any in the snow!