Gear Tuesday: Dog boots

dogSnow is getting old and crusty up in the mountains and it can be hard on your pooch’s feet.

Phoebe, our golden retriever, developed a few cracks in her pads last weekend when we were out Nordic skiing at the Gold Fork Park N’ Ski trail, northeast of Idaho City. Snow was rock hard.

What reminded me of doggie boots was another skier who went by and his dog was wearing them. We actually have a pair but left them home.

With icy conditions on ski and snowshoe trails, doggie boots may just save the day.

Check them out at http://www.ruffwear.com/Products/dog_boots. Prices range from $60 to $90 for four boots.

You can also check local pet shops.

Photo provided by Ruffwear

Posted in Into the Outdoors