17 Adorable-Yet-Functional Dog Socks to Keep Paws Warm (and Floors Safe)
If your dog slips and slides across hardwood floors (or icy sidewalks), it may be time to look at getting them non-slip socks. While they might look silly at first, these warm booties can help your dog get traction on slick surfaces while protecting your floors from nail scratches—a win-win. Older dogs in particular can benefit from gripping dog socks if they experience hip problems or have dry paw pads, which can add difficulty to walking on tile or hardwood floors.
Thankfully, dog socks come in a wide range of styles to meet the needs of every pup, and you can rest assured that each pair of socks are low-cost but high-value. We have collected the coziest, cutest, and most-functional socks for every dog to wear year-round, all for $35 or less. While most of these socks are designed for indoor use, there are a few waterproof options that could transition to the outdoors. Peruse our 17 favorite dog socks, ranging from playful animal prints to tuxedo socks that will make you smile as much as your pup.
How to Measure Your Dog's Paws
It's important to know your dog's paw measurements before you begin shopping for non-slip dog socks. Each company sizes a little differently, and the key to a successful sock starts with ordering the right set. We recommend having your dog sit, then sliding a piece of paper underneath their paw. Use a pencil to mark the width of their paw at its widest point as well as the length of their paw. You may want to measure the front and back paws to ensure there isn't a significant difference (otherwise one set will likely slip off). Most companies will include these measurements for their dog grip socks, so you can find the perfect fit.