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Choosing a Winter coat... for your dog

Keep your best friend pawsitively cosy this winter with these tips and tricks from The Reject Shop Garden City.

Measure and fit

Sizing your dog up for a new coat is easy. All you need is a tape measure, pen and paper plus a little treat to reward your dog for standing still. Place the measuring tape on the base of your dog’s neck and run it along the back to the base of the tail. Make a note of the length. If the measurement is between sizes, or if your pet has a stouter build, select a garment one size larger for a proper fit.

Choosing The Right Dog Coat

Selecting the correct style and weight

The first thing to keep in mind is the weather. It’s important that the coat not only suits your pet, but also suits the season. When the temperature drops, it’s best to choose a coat with warm fleece lining and a waterproof outer. Check out The Reject Shop's cute range of outdoor coats starting from just $12.

Choosing The Right Dog Coat
Wash and care 

Like us, your pet’s clothes need to be properly cared for and washed occasionally to keep them looking (and smelling!) their best. Start by checking the washing instructions on the garment.

Most pet coats can be popped into the washing machine, then hung out to air dry. Avoid putting them into the tumble dryer as this may cause the fabrics to shrink.

Choosing The Right Dog Coat

Once your best friend is fitted with their new coat, capture the moment by taking a photo of them looking adorable and share it with the tag #pettasticvalue #therejectshop.

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