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Snuggie for Dogs Review

Updated: August 15, 2016

Bottom Line


  • Easy to put on
  • Machine washable
  • Comes in four sizes, two colors


  • Doesn't fit all dogs
  • Fabric doesn't wash well
  • Velcro straps noisy, flop around
  • Not much coverage for outdoor use
Our Analysis
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Other reviewers say the Snuggie's Velcro straps are insecure, too long or floppy, and note that the noise that Velcro makes can bother a dog. Other main complaints have to do with the fleece fabric. Tests conducted by Consumer Reports on the human version of the Snuggie -- posted at Consumerist.com -- reveal that machine washing the blanket makes it pill and shed so much lint that it gets very thin. Owners echo this complaint.

Despite these criticisms, some owners say their pets like the Snuggie for Dogs. The loose fit doesn't provide very much coverage for a dog running around outdoors. However, it does serve as a nice blanket for a dog lying down inside. If your dog seems cold indoors, or just needs some extra warmth outdoors, it might be worth trying.

We found quite a number of complaints about overcharges and poor customer service from people who ordered the Snuggie for Dogs online. That said, it makes sense to buy it at a local store with a good return policy.

We found the best video review of the Snuggie for Dogs at KIDK, in which a couple tries it out on their 4-month-old dachshund. A close runner-up is the video review at KEYE, where a lively dog attempts to run around with the Snuggie on. Photos of a dog wearing the Snuggie illustrate critical points in the detailed review at the Albany (N.Y.) Times-Union. A review at Consumerist.com covers objective tests of the fabric used in the human version of the Snuggie (also used for the canine version). We also found useful owner-written reviews at Amazon.com and at Petco.com.

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