We get a lot of emails from our readers of ideas for footwear for Jake. Can I just say that we have the best readers! It means so much that you would take time out of your day to think about solutions for Jake’s wonky leg issues. LOVE.
We’ve pretty much tried everything. I even ordered some boots from China. Of course they didn’t fit and sending them back would cost more than the boots themselves.
Either he couldn’t walk in them (the heavier shoes/boots) because he just doesn’t have the hind leg strength or they were impossible to get on (the red Pawz) or too big (the blue Pawz) or they ripped right away (the disposable booties) or they wore down too soon due to his dragging (the hand-made booties — hand-made by his awesome dog walker!). Then there were the socks, which are adorable but useless. Humans don’t go for walks in socks, it was impractical to think dogs could.
So now, Jake has a closet full of shoes he never wears. It’s almost like he’s a woman.