With all the snow and freezing rain our pup Otis has been a little hesitant to wanna venture outside for potty time. It's silly what a heat hound this dog is! He literally lays sideways on our floor heat registers. And if we light up a fire in the fireplace he'll almost sizzle his whiskers off he gets so close!
I bought a doggie sweater for him last rain season but French Bulldogs are kind of tricky with sizing. With their stout chest and rather portly measurements the generic "medium size" dog gear doesn't work out so well. So, I knew I'd either have to pony up and pay boutique prices for a "french bulldog" specific rain coat or make my own.
Done. One old pair of hubs swim trunks upcycled into Otis' new, cozy, hip rain coat....
I utilized to 2 scrap pieces of fleece by zig zagging them together in the center to add warmth instead of quilters batting. Shh, don't tell Otis it's pink.
straps are all ready and pinned into place next part is adding the backside fleece in which I used a very boy-ish charcoal grey color...
sewed on velcro onto the wide chest and belly strap for easy on off.
Otis loves it! And now he can venture out side for potty time- Hoo-RaY!