• My Dog Jacob

    Whistler Zip Line 2.0 from @RCPetproducts

    Right after our Hurricane came the snow!  The first day of snow in New York usually means wet, dirty and chaos. But in Brooklyn, this first snowfall was rather peaceful.  Jacob tried on the RC Pet Whistler Zip Line 2.0 coat today for his walk and despite the wet melty snowflakes, he stayed completely dry. The large and secure velcro around the belly make sure the wind could not shift the coat side to side. The second neck velcro strap came with a higher collar that prevented the blowing wind to his ears. The 3M stripes make it safe for cars to see him which is a great feature.

    Overall, this is a nice heavy duty coat for any city dog and the colors are wearable for any dog of any size or breed.

    Some of the best features I want to highlight:
    -water resistant nylon shell
    -fleece lining
    -harness access zipper
    -velcro neck closure
    -3M reflective
    -Machine Washable

    Find out more about RC Pet Products on http://www.rcpets.com

  • My Dog Jacob

    Goose Down-Filled Dog Coat from @JoyPetsProducts

    Sky Blue Silver Grey Goose Down Coat from Joy Pet Products

    We are on the last legs of summer right now and fall means one thing for dog owner – Time to shop for coats! We recently tried a brand new coat from our friends at Joy Pet Products. You know it is filled with real down because it smells like down pillows and down duvets! The down that Joy Pets Products used is cleaned between 10 – 15 times and the standard is 2 – 5 times because of dog’s sensitivity to smell.

    The Joy Pet Products Goose Down Filled Dog Coat has a removable poly fill hood and a 3M reflective piping for safety. This new version of the dog coat feels lighter than their previous Original Goose Down Filled Dog Coat because its made with soft water resistant nylon on both sides. It is super warm for short coat wimpy dogs like Jacob because it still has the same high fill power white goose down.

    The best part of these nylon coats without the fleece layer is that they prevent shedding inside the coat and fur bits getting stuck. They are fully reversible for two different looks, adjustable fit and machine wash and dry for easy wear – easy care.

    Side view of the coat – The hood is a bit small to actually use but it is cute and removable!

    *The hood is actually meant to be worn as shown on our site to give extra neck coverage.  It’s helpful for dogs who have longer bodies but don’t need a larger size coat.

    It is also reversible grey.

    This coat is available in Sizes XXS through XL for $129.99 Made in Canada or USA.


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  • My Dog Jacob,  New York

    @RuffWear Quinzee 4 Paws Up!

    For those of use who are not ready to say good bye to summer, here is something to be excited for as the temperature drops.

    The Ruffwear Quinzee is the warm, lightweight dog jacket made of recycled materials, synthetic insulation and offers warmth without the bulk. It comes in XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL in Granite Gray and Red Rock. It retails for $84.95 and worth every pretty penny!

    I am so excited about this coat for several reasons. I have been on the hunt for the perfect winter coat for Jacob for the last 6 winters and this is very very close to perfection! Some of the issues I had with other dog coats on the market include:

    1. Fleece lined on the inside (which his fur sticks to and then itches him on the inside)
    2. Not enough coverage for his furless belly
    3. Zippers that undo, shift or hard to do up
    4. Jackets that move in the wind or the back lifts up over his butt
    5. Lack of design, cool factor of the sporty look

    There are SO MANY cool features about Quinzee and they address all 5 issues I was looking for in the ideal jacket for ‘dogs on the go’. Jacob has lived in Niagara Falls as a pup and then Toronto from 1-3 then to Los Angeles from 3-5 and now New York for the last 2 years – He had his share of planes, trains, cars and walks all over.

    There are 2 quick release buckets on the left and right so it makes putting on and taking off the coat totally painless and easy!

    The chest and belly are covered and warm with the Quinzee

    This zipper in the neck part makes it a breeze to put on over his head and the small tab secures and hides the technical zipper (that has a rubber tab instead of metal). The light gray piping is 3M reflector – Great for safety!

    Totally fashionable, sporty and has that dose of ‘Nike’ cool.

    The Light Loop is for night walks, camping and if you want to secure a blinky bike light to your dark dog. Ruffwear is by far the best designed dog apparel company out there that I know of. They keep big dogs in mind, designed for active dogs and also made by dog owners, dog lovers and KNOWLEDGEABLE dog people who know how dogs play, move, live and interact with one another.

    Now for the coolest feature on the Quinzee ->the STUFF SACK…

    What is this stuff sack? I thought it was for putting your keys in or something but… I was wrong – It’s like a miniature sleeping bag!

    Roll the Quinzee up and it’s compact, ready to go in your suitcase, camping backpack, bike or car.

    A cute tag to put your name and number on in case collars or tags fall off. Reminds me of my own jacket in grade school.

    The wind is 50 miles an hour today in Brooklyn and Jacob grabs his Quinzee before our walk and gives it 4 paws up!

    For more info on the incredible Quinzee and other Ruffwear products, vitis http://www.ruffwear.com

    *this product was sent for review from our friends at Ruffwear

  • My Dog Jacob


    There is a real niche market for big dog clothes. Yes some dogs dress for fashion but for dogs like Jacob – he really needs it for warmth!  With hardly any belly on his hair, he needs to stay warm enough to stay outside long enough to get the daily exercise he needs. I have a coat I got for him at Chilly Dogs last year and he doesn’t like it. It’s because his own fur gets stuck on the inner fleece and then its very itchy for him the next time he wears it. So I invert it for him right now but we are still looking for that perfect winter coat for snowy NYC winter.
    I asked my Twitter fam and they recommended iDawg. I like their stuff! This one is so cute! What do you think Jacob will look the best in?
    Love it! Which one should we get?
    *HeyDoYou is for the cute, clever and connected*