They may sound like yet another ridiculous thing people are forcing on their pets.
But they’re not!
The best dog umbrella helps your pet stay dry, but it also helps you in not having to pull out the dog wipes and deal with all that annoying and muddy clean up.
Dog umbrellas . . .really!?
Portable dog umbrellas are made to withstand most weather conditions, be it a white snowy day or a dreaded windy and rainy one.
Waterproof, transparent and wind-proof, dog umbrellas are a necessary addition to any pet parents’ home. Especially if you live in a city where there is no shortage of rain (think Rochester, Buffalo, Cleveland, or Seattle). But, how do you choose the right one?
What to look for in a dog umbrella
Now that you’ve come to terms and accepted the fact that dog umbrellas exist, have decided to purchase one for your dog, it’s time to figure out what to look for in a good one. A good umbrella for dogs should have the following characteristics:
- easy folding
- more durable
- stainless steel dog umbrella frame
- prevents rain, snow and wind
Pretty straight forward, wouldn’t you agree? Seven easy things to remember and look for when adding one to your pets life.
Popular dog umbrellas reviewed
Knowing what to look for in a good umbrella for your dog is only half the battle, the other half is searching the market for options. Which, as with anything else, can be super time consuming! Lucky for you, we did just that.
Here is the outcome in the form of the top five choices on the market.
K&L Pet Dog Umbrella with Leash
The K&L Pet dog umbrella offers waterproof protection for Doggo. Especially designed for smaller dog breeds, the K&L pet umbrella is a great match for dogs that weigh 12 pounds or less.
It offers a metal frame, and is made from durable and transparent polyester material. The transparency allows for easy visibility. The umbrella also offers a built-in, leash hook measuring 12.2 inches.
- Great for small dog breeds
- Built –in-leash hook
- Built-in leash-hook
- Some dogs may take some getting used to being under an umbrella
This has a serious 4.8 out of 5 stars rating. Great ratings. Customers enjoyed the easy-to-assemble aspect of this dog umbrella. Most reported having a good laugh at first, because of how it looks, and that their dog took some time to get used to it; but after the initial phase, worked like a charm!
NiceHyacinth Pet Dog Umbrella with Leash
Ideal for small dog breeds like the Yorkie, Pomeranian and Poodle, the NiceHyacinth offers a built-in leash hook measuring 13.39 inches. Handle length is 20.28 inches with a diameter of 28.94 inches.
The umbrella is transparent, and has a black edge. It has a stainless handle. Perfect for a rainy day out with Doggo to keep their coats from getting wet.
- Lightweight at 13.8 oz
- Easy to assemble
- Built in leash-hook
- Good customer service
- Some owners would like to see more colors
This has a solid 4.2 out of 5 stars rating. Customers loved the perfect fit over small dogs, and how easy it was to put together. Many reported that after buying this umbrella their dogs were finally willing to do their “business” in the rainy conditions. Additionally, the chain length was deemed to be a good size, as well as the diameter of the umbrella itself.
Morjava Pet Dog Umbrella (Model W555-DU)
The Morjava is made from sturdy PE material, and has 8-rib solid metal sticks for stability. The Morjava protects Doggo against all the elements. By attaching the chain leash to the dog collar, pet parents have easy-use of this fun canine umbrella. It’s transparent, durable, easy to handle, stores conveniently, and perfect for small dogs!
- Easy-to use
- Trendy black trim
- Detachable handle
- Easy to fold up for storage
- Some dog owners prefer a bigger clasp
This has earned a solid 3.9 out of 5 stars rating. Customers found the Morjava umbrella kept their dogs dry, even during rain and wind that was coming in at an awkward angle. A lot of pet parents whose dogs refuse to wear rain coats stated that this was a good alternative. Adding that it’s best to get your dog used to an umbrella as early as possible, ideally the puppy stages.
LESYPET Folding Dog Umbrella with Leash
The all-easy waterproof dog umbrella is an ideal size for small pets. With the back length at 19 inches, it is made from PE material. The 12.2 inch built-in leash hook is ideal for easy-use.
It’s made from a strong durable polyester fabric to sustain strong winds, snow, rain and sleet. Transparency allows for quick visibility. This dog umbrella is both windproof and waterproof.
- Thick polyester fabric
- Longer chain length measuring 30”
- New assembly by twisting
- Ergonomic design
- 3-step assembly
- Comfortable use
- Thicker umbrella stick for sturdier grip
- Some owners aren’t a fan of the design
This has earned a decent 3.5 out of 5 stars rating. Customers loved this dog product. Umbrella was the perfect size and relatively easy to hook onto dog collar. Owners felt silly after purchasing such a “ridiculous” item and walking their dogs under it a few times; but after the warm up phase, they swear by it and its practicality.
Abzon Transparent Pet Dog Umbrella with Leash
Perfect for a rainy day, this small dog umbrella is sturdy with a durable metal leash and clip, and a longer umbrella handle. It also has a pivot in the handle for easy-use.
The Abzon dog umbrella protects against snow, rain, and sleet. This umbrella is made from durable material. The Abzon keeps Doggo clean and dry, and has a stronger handle. It is pre-assembled for easy-use.
- 3-foot diameter to cover small dogs
- Black trim
- Comes with a free dog collar
- Improved durable steel
- Longer chain
- 100 C PVE material
- Metal could beof a little higher quality
This has an impressive 4.8 out of 5 stars rating, albeit from few buyers however. Customers found this easy to use dog umbrella a terrific asset for outdoor strolls during the rainy season. They enjoyed the transparent umbrella body, and found that it did a great job keeping out the rain. Some would like to see a longer chain (for active dogs) and the metal to be of higher quality.
Final say: Rain, rain, go away!
Dog umbrellas are useful in keeping pets dry and clean. For dog parents concerned about their dogs being scared of umbrellas, rest assured. It only takes a few outings for some dogs. When looking for a dog umbrella, you might also consider one that is reflective.
Safety, function and fashion are all important factors when choosing the perfect umbrella for your furry best friend. No matter what type of dog umbrella you choose, your dog should always go for daily walks, even in the rain.
That said, protecting your pooch from all the elements safely while out on a walk should be first priority. If your dog simply hates the idea of a canine umbrella, try using a canine raincoat.
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