It's fun to embarrass your dog. And you can do it easily by decking her out in the latest doggie winter gear. She'll be warmer - and if she gets all dolled up, she might just score a little sniff 'n' rub down at Trinity Bellwoods!
The glammest bitch on the block will be seen sporting Signature's chocolate-brown faux mink jacket (1, $72, Small Wonders, 148 Danforth, 416-462-3773) or Daba Doo's slinky onyx leopard or spotted deep-purple number (2, 3, both $48, Small Wonders).
While army chic is, well, a little last season, the Kuddly Koates fleece-lined army vest (4, $29.95, Helmutt's, 863 Queen West, 416-504-1265) can help even the dorkiest little dog feel like the rough stuff. Warning: butch vibe may be under-mined by addition of Rosedale Valley Road Gang's sissy-but-cute ball cap (5, $12.95, Helmutt's).
Your puppy can now also bust some high-tech Star Wars-style with a purple neoprene jacket (6, $33.95, Helmutt's) by Neo Paws. It's water- and wind-proof, and even has "flotation-aiding capabilities," in case you throw Rover in Lake Ontario along with his trusty bone (7, $2.50, Old Navy, Eaton's Centre, 416-593-2551, and others).
Of course, it wouldn't be winter without a full-on reversible snowsuit (8, $65.95, Helmutt's, by Rosedale Valley Road Gang). You could get all Olympic on her ass and put her in an official Roots fleece (9, $43.95, Roots, 195 Avenue Road, 416-927-8585, and others). Or go au naturel with Fashion Pet's leaf pattern (Small Wonders, $33).
And they might not be stilettos, but Fluffy can still indulge her foot fetish with sturdy neoprene by Neo Paws (10, $46.95, Helmutt's) or Muttluks' fleece-lined soft leather boots (11, $40, Small Wonders).