Summer days may be ideal for catching some rays, but holy Sheepdog does it get hot out there. And if you were today years old when you learned asphalt can be over 50 degrees hotter than the air temp, you’re not the only one. Protect your pup’s precious paws from first, second, and even third (!!!) degree burns with a pair of dog summer shoes (she’ll thank you later).
Wanna check if the pavement is too hot? Touch the pavement with the back of your hand for 7 seconds—if you need to quit before time’s up, it’s way too hot for your dog.
Check out our favorite dog booties for summer:
1. These leopard-print dog shoes for hot pavement so your pal can slay all day.
With over 11,000 reviews, it’s clear dogs absolutely ruv these secure, rugged, and v fashionable shoes. They also come in pink, black, and red, but you know what they say: animal print is everypawdy’s fave neutral.
Get ‘em on Amazon starting at $28.99.
2. These waterproof dog shoes for the outdoorspup who wants all black everything.
Doggo more of a leather daddy? Whether your bud is in a biker gang or just likes looking extra cool, these highly-rated dog booties’ll keep him looking fresh and feeling good. Reviewers say they’re great for damp areas, hot surfaces, and rocky terrain.
Get ‘em on Amazon starting at $23.98.
3. These breathable dog shoes in eye-catching aqua that’ll wow fans and haters.
These oh-so-cute dog booties feature breathable mesh, skid-resistant rubber soles, and an extended top opening that makes putting them on a breeze. And that pop of color will certainly have pupper lookin’ like a snacc.
Get ‘em on Amazon for $28.99.
4. These neon summer dog shoes for non-verbally proclaiming he is in fact that b*tch.
Featuring an adjustable elastic drawstring and flashy reflectors ideal for a night out, these hot pink nylon stunners will keep pup’s paws cool while ensuring he still looks hot. Comfortable, lightweight, and obviously very stylish, these booties come in 5 sizes and in black, too.
Get ‘em on Amazon starting at $9.99.
5. These highly-visible dog booties for summer vibes that scream early 2000s on the Jersey Shore.
Pawty rock is in the house tonight with these wild and bright Zebra dog shoes for hot pavement. Waterproof, adjustable, reflective, and available in 3 colors with loads of sizes, your fren will definitely turn heads in these—that’s fur sure.
Get ‘em on Amazon for $23.99.
Which of these summer dog shoes are your pup’s style? Woof at us in the comments, and don’t furget to share with a friend who needs to know about the 7 second pavement test (we’re still shook, tbh).
Featured photo: QUMY Pet
Sidewalk Dog’s mission is to help dog parents spend more time with their puppers by discovering and sharing activities they can do and places they can go—together! Sniff out our award-winning newsletter and Instagram, then check us out on Facebook and Twitter.