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Healers Urban Walkers Provide Winter Protection for your Dog


Healers Urban Walkers Dog Boots

Healers Urban Walkers are booties for dogs, and protect your dog’s paws when outdoors.  Now that there is a big snow storm coming up the Northeast, it’s time to remember that our dogs need protection from the winter elements.  Road salt is very harmful to the paw pads of your dog, and icy sidewalks are also treacherous.  Dogs with long hair tend to have fur growing between their pads, and ice and snowballs can collect on them if they aren’t protected.


Healers Urban Walkers are dog boots made in the USA in Portland, Oregon, and offer protection for your dog’s paws.

Healers Urban Walkers were designed by a former Nike Shoe designer and are tested by the National Guide Dogs for the Blind.   The dog boots are designed with a non-skid sole, and the upper is a shoe mesh so that they dry quickly.  it dries quickly. Even though the sole is thicker it is still flexible providing your pet a natural feel and movement as they walk or run. The wrap around design enables a great fit so the boot stays on. The hook and loop applied is high tensile strength hook that creates a firm hold even in snowy conditions.

In addition to protection against ice and road salt, they serve as a shock absorber, provide surface traction and insulate the dog from extreme hot and cold temperatures.

Healers Urban Walkers are available in 7 sizes, so they are sized for the tiniest of toy breeds such as Chihuahuas and Yorkies on up to the giant breeds such as Mastiffs and St. Bernards, and everything in between.  The Healers Urban Walkers are sold in pairs, because many dogs front paws are a slightly different size compared to their rear paws.

Healers Urban Walkers are available for purchase online at, where we are happy to support Rescues and Shelters through our generous donation program.




Review of Healers Urban Walkers Dog Boots


I found this testimonial on the Bowserwear blog, and I thought it was important to share it.  Healers Urban Walkers dog boots are proudly sold online at, where a portion of all revenue is donated to Rescue and helping dogs in need.

“I love your boots so much, wonderful quality. They stay on and keep Dylan and Trevor’s paws from this awful Kansas heat on the pavement. Our walking trail is asphalt and gets so hot. Now I can walk them knowing their paws are protected. Also the boots will be great in the winter. It gets very cold with ice and snow. Dylan my eleven year old had ACL surgery last year. I took him to a specialty clinic for Rehabilitating. Starting few weeks after his surgery. Once a week for six months every week. Water treadmill and cold laser therapy. He is doing wonderful goes to work with me and Trevor every night. In fact where we go Dylan goes also. I have my walking buddy back. I want to keep him healthy always making sure he is careful what ever we are doing not to hurt the leg. I love my babies.”  ~ Gloria , Perfect Puppy, LLC  Dog Training


Healers Urban Walkers Dog Boots

We are getting great feedback at about the Healers Urban Walkers dog boots.  Don’t forget that Healers Urban Walkers dog boots are sold in pairs, because the front paws of most dogs are different in size from the back paws.   Healers Urban Walkers are made in the USA by Bowserwear LLC, a company founded in 2009 to address the need of home veterinary care accessories for injured pets. Bowserwear products are designed in Vancouver, USA and are manufactured in Buffalo, NY. is proud to support Rescue through our donation program where a portion of all revenue is donated to pet rescue and helping dogs in need.


Dog Shoes, Boots, Socks and Paw Protection


There are often times that our dogs need protection for their paws. It could be protection from snow and salt, protection from hot sidewalks or protection for medical purposes. Sidewalks and roads are coated with salt during the winter, and can be equally as abrasive during the hot summer months. A good pair of dog boots is not just for winter weather, they are also great protection for hot pavement, walking on gravel roads or rocky hikes. Without proper protection, your dog may injure or burn its paws. Dogs also may cut their pads and need protection during the healing process, or you may want to prevent them from licking their paws while suffering from allergies.

There are a lot of brands and styles on the market, so it is important to select the best shoe or boot for your dog depending on its needs.

Dog Shoes and Boots for Everyday Wear

Hugs Pugs Boots for Dogs

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For smaller dogs who don’t tolerate cold weather very well, we like the Hugs Pugz Boots for Dogs. With the faux sheepskin inside, these resemble the popular Uggs Boots. The sole is fairly rigid, and dogs seem to enjoy wearing them after an initial adjustment period. These are very popular, and come in four sizes: XS, Small, Medium and Large:

Healers Urban Walkers — Boots for Dogs

Healers Urban Walkers were created to protect your pet from everyday paw injuries. An ounce of prevention can go a long way to save your pet from injury. They are great for hardwood floors, boating, hunting, and outdoor terrains. A Healthy Paw Pad is essential to the well being of your dog. They serve as a shock absorber, provide surface traction and insulate the dog from extreme hot and cold temperatures. Even though the paw pads of a dog are tough, they can still be injured.

Healer Urban Walkers come in 7 sizes from XS to XL, so there is a size for your dog whether it is a Maltese or a Mastiff.  For the large and giant breeds, these may be your only option for protection.  These are not quite as cute and stylish as the Hugs Pugz Boots, but they are very functional for use in all seasons.

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Dog Socks

Power Paws Advanced Non-Slip Dog Socks

Woodrow Wear has designed a line of dog socks that help keep dogs from slipping on shiny floors. The Power Paws non-slip dog socks also give traction to senior dogs and dogs with hip dysplasia or arthritis, protect paws from heat, snow or allergens and help keep paws wounds clean. These can be worn outdoors, but they really shine (no pun intended) for indoor wear. Power Paws are available in 8 “regular” sizes (XXS to 3XL) and fit dogs from 6 pounds all the way up to 230 – 250 pounds. There are a number of testimonials on YouTube where the Power Paws dog socks have helped dogs negotiate slippery floors and give them confidence on shiny surfaces.

Power Paws Dog Socks - Regular

Power Paws Advanced Non-Slip Dog Socks – Greyhound Style

Power Paws Advanced also come in Greyhound style for dogs that are “hare-footed” breeds (two center digits being longer than the inside and outside toes and a lack of arching in the toes resulting in the feet appearing longer). The Power Paws Advanced Greyhound Edition Non-Slip Dog Socks are available in 4 sizes.

Power Paws Advanced Dog Socks - Greyhound Style

Medical Boots and Wraps for Dogs

Unfortunately, sometimes our dogs injure their paws or have allergies that cause them to lick their paws. A dog can easily cut his pad on glass or a sharp object when out walking. You can try to wrap your dog’s paws in vet wrap or gauze, but it is time-consuming to change the bandages and most dogs are able to get out of the bandages very quickly.

Healers Medical Dog Boots

Healers Pet Medical Dog Boots are designed as a medical aid for your pets allergy and injured stricken paws. It enables an owner to easily put the dog bootie on and off the sore or injured paw. The Healers custom non-adherent, triple-layer gauze inserts fits the interior of the dog bootie and acts as a bandage to absorb moisture.

Healers Medical Dog Boots

Healers Medical Wraps for Dogs

Healers Medical Wraps for Dogs are mostly for wrapping a leg injury on your dog, rather than the paw. They are easy to use, and are designed to stay put on your dog’s injured leg. They can be used in conjunction with the Healers Medical Dog Boots.

Healers Medical Wraps for Dogs

Whether your dog has an injury or just needs extra protection for his paws, there is a solution that can help. A wide variety of dog boots and dog socks will help get your friend back on track and out walking in no time.

Purchase online at, where a portion of all revenue is donated towards Rescue and pets in need!

Woodrow Wear Power Paws Non-Slip Socks for Dogs


A friend of mine used a pair of Drymax Cold Weather Socks for her female Boerboel when she had an allergies.  The constant paw-licking caused a host of other problems, since bacteria thrive in dark, damp places (like between the toes of your dog).  Drymax Socks are form-fitting and they stayed up and did the trick, but now I’m happy to see that a company called Woodrow Wear has brought out a new line of socks for dogs called Power Paws.

It’s always a good idea to try to get to the source of your dog’s paw licking, since often allergies are food-related.  There are a lot of articles of selection of dog food, homemade and raw diets, so I won’t get into that now.  Let’s stick with the topic of socks for dogs.

Power Paws Dog Socks - Help with Slippery Floors and Stairs

Power Paws Dog Socks help your dog more easily navigate slippery floors and stairs.

Dog socks help prevent paw-licking, but this is only one of the uses of dog socks.  The other uses are for senior or geriatric dogs that have trouble climbing stairs or getting their footing on shiny surfaces or hardwood floors.  Non-slip dog socks, like Power Paws from Woodrow Wear, help your dog with traction on slippery floors, and they also come in use for protection of paw wounds.

About two years ago my female Boerboel ripped one of her toenails half off and it had to be removed.  She wore a bandage on her foot for about a week, but I could not remove it as I feared I would not be able to re-wrap it as nicely as the vet.  It also did not allow for air to get to the wound, which is needed for proper healing.  Her toenail healed fine and she is back in good shape, but it would have been nice to have a non-slip dog sock so that she could navigate outdoors more easily and keep the bandage clean.

Power Paws Non-Slip Dog Socks come in 8 sizes, from XXL to 3XL and there are also 4 sizes (Greyhound style) for dogs whose middle two digits are longer than the outer digits (Greyhounds, Italian Greyhounds, Poodles, etc.).  There is a cute selection of colors and styles.

Power Paws Advanced with Reinforced Toe are currently available for $24.99 for a 4-pack pair at

Size Guide for Woodrow Wear Power Paws Socks for Dogs

They are available in two foot styles: Regular (for most dogs) and Greyhound Edition (for “hare-footed” dogs like Italian Greyhounds, Poodles, Whippets, Australian Shepherds). Any dog CAN have a hare-foot, even Shepherds, Collies, and occasionally a Pug.

To determine which is best, take a look at the pads on your dog’s paws.

Choose Power Paws Regular if:

  • Your dog’s paw pad is nearly square.
  • Its length and width are approximately equal.

Power Paws Dog Socks - Regular

Choose Greyhound Style if:

  • Your dog’s paw pad is significantly longer than its width (regardless of breed)
  • Any breed can have hare-feet. Some dogs even have “regular” front feet and “hare-feet” in the back!

Power Paws Dog Socks - Greyhound Style

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Hugs Pugz Shoes for Dogs


These are selling like crazy in our store, and with good reason!  The weather in many parts of the country have turned bitter cold.  We haven’t been above freezing in the Pittsburgh, PA area for over a week.

Hugs Pugz Shoes for Dogs

Hugs Pugz Shoes for Dogs

These shoes are cute as the dickens and make me wish I had a smaller dog I could pamper!  They are lined with a faux sheepskin type fur inside, and a faux leather outer.  The velcro straps help to keep them on.  If your neighborhood uses salt on the sidewalks to melt the ice, these will also help to prevent salt irritating your dog’s sensitive paws.

Hugs Pugz Shoes for Dogs

Hugs Pugz Shoes for Dogs

How to Measure Your Dog’s Paw for Hugs Pugz Shoes for Dogs:

Hugs Pugz Shoes for Dogs come in 4 sizes:  XS, Small, Medium and Large.   Have your dog stand on a firm surface. Make sure the dog is standing so their weight is distributed as normal. Place a piece of paper under a front paw. Mark the paper at the paw’s widest point on the left and right side of the paw. Use a ruler to measure the distance between the two lines (width of paw) in inches.

Product Dimensions:

We sell these online at, where a portion of all revenue is donated to pet Rescue and 501c3 non-profits.

Healers Paw Booties


Now there is finally something to help our dogs when they have problems with their paws — either from an injury, allergies or itchiness.  Healers Paw Booties are medical dog boots that are designed as a medical aid that is fitted for your dog’s paw.  They come in all sizes, and can be used for the teacup breeds as well as the Giants.  They are easy to put on your dog!

Healers Paw Boots

What is unique about these Healers Paw Booties is that they incHealers Paw Boots Replacement Gauze Insertslude replacement gauze inserts that fit the interior of the bootie so that you can apply ointment to the area that needs treated or protected.  The Healers custom non-adherent, triple layer gauze inserts fit the interior of the dog bootie and acts as a bandage to absorb moisture and allows owner to apply medicine if needed.  Adhesive backing on the gauze pads keep the gauze in place.

I like the reasonable price too!  They are priced according to size, and all sizes are under $30/pair.  Yes, they come in pairs!  Each boxed set also includes replacement gauze inserts for additional protection for your dog’s paw.

A friend of mine has used expensive socks to help treat her dog’s paw injury, and to keep the paw from getting infected.  The socks seemed to work fine (they were good, well-fitted socks), but I expect that one of the Healers Paw Booties will work much better as they are designed to fit the unique shape of a dog’s paw.

I haven’t tried these yet as there hasn’t been a need, but if for some reason either of my dogs develops a paw injury or allergies, you can bet that I will give these a whirl.  I don’t have much patience for trying to wrap a dog’s foot while trying to keep it clean.  These look like they are just what the Doctor (er, Vet) ordered!

Purchase online at: – Healers Paw Booties