We don’t know about your pups, but Brownie has been shedding so much lately we wonder if she’ll have any coat left for the winter. Lucky for us, we recently heard about Boulder-based MountainMutt Dog Coats. With the weather starting to turn cooler, now is a great time to think about “winter coats,” consistent with the concept of “tsa’ar ba-alei chayim” (avoid causing pain to any living creature).
What is MountainMuttDogCoats?
MountainMutt, a recent Boulder startup, makes warm, weather-resistant coats for dogs needing protection from the harsh Colorado winter.
Why Are MMDC’s Coats so warm?
MountainMutt’s coats are made from a variety of high-quality technical fabrics including PowerShield soft-shells, Polartec WindPro and PolarTec300 fleece, as well as leather and recycled ripstop. The fabrics we select are engineered to manage heat exchange, block wind and resist water. MMDC’s coats come in five sizes that fit properly and can be custom made.
Why Does My Dog Need A Coat?
Short-haired dogs with no natural undercoat are the most vulnerable to colder weather. Older dogs, dogs recovering from an illness, or even long-haired dogs may need extra layers to protect them in the colder seasons.
Is My Dog Chilly in the House?
Yes. In addition to our seriously warm outside coats, MountainMutt offers the “Smart Sweater”, made from breathable, lightweight fleece for indoors or post-surgery.
MountainMutt is owned by Fran Blum, a former Wall Street analyst. MMDC was inspired by Mac, who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2009. A portion of the profits will go to the Flint Animal Cancer Center at CSU. You can find MountainMutt Dog Coats online.