Dog Boots & Shoes

Our dog boots & dog shoes have the trail-ready build and performance you’d expect to find on your own feet, but designed specifically with your trail buddy’s paws in mind.

Ruffwear dog boots and dog shoes are designed from a dog’s perspective and built to last. Dog booties may sound like an odd concept, but paw protection for dogs can be beneficial for our adventuring sidekicks year-round. From dog boots for winter built to protect from cold, snow, ice, and sno-melt chemicals; to rugged and breathable dog boots for summer and hot pavement; our dogs can join us no matter what the trail ahead looks like.

To design dog boots that stay on, Ruffwear uses a hook-and-loop strap that cinches around the narrowest part of the dog’s leg and is sized by your dog’s paw width. Measure their paw width (both front paws and back paws – they’re often different!) to find the right sizes and make sure it’s the best dog boot for them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dog boots and dog shoes are a great way to help protect paws in cold weather, in hot weather, and on rough terrain. For dogs that join their humans walking, running, hiking, skiing, and everyday exploring, boots can help protect paws from getting things like cuts, burns in hot weather, or frostbite in cold weather.

Just like human boots, dog boots need a break-in period, and your dog might need to get used to them. To help, we’ve got 6 tips for breaking in Ruffwear dog boots, including how to build up positive associations with them and how to make sure they fit and don’t fall off.

Correctly sized boots will set you and your dog up best for the most comfort and the least likely to fall off. Through years of designing dog boots, we’ve found that dog boots that cinch around the narrowest part of the dog’s legs have the best success at staying on.

​​All of Ruffwear’s boots are available in eight sizes and in sets of two. Many dogs have wider front paws than rear paws. With sets of two, you can order the appropriate sizes for a good fit on both the front and rear paws. To learn more about which size is best for your dog, check out our guide.