Winter is Coming (Gold Paw giveaway)


Winter is coming. It may not seem like it what with triple digit weather but it is on its way. That or I made Mr. N suffer through modeling a fleece in August for nothing.

This is Mr. N’s you made me wear fleece in August face

Several of you have commented on the tartan fleece that Mr. N sometimes wears. It’s from Gold Paw, a local company which also makes harnesses and rain coats and other items. To celebrate our blogiversary, we’ll be giving away a solid color fleece so your dog can dress like Mr. N! He gets more compliments on his wardrobe than I do.

While Mr. N has many fripperies (like his dinosaur hoodie for example), I find myself reaching for his Gold Paw fleece quite often. It’s quite stretchy so it doesn’t impede his movement at all. The fleece is light and warm (fall-weight) and good for layering under his rain coat. Mr. N gets cold pretty easily (he was shivering yesterday after playing in the river and it was 90 degrees) due to having little body fat and having a single coat. So it’s nice having something that I can stuff in my purse just in case.

It washes nicely and dries fast. I’ll wash it the night before and it’s usually ready to go the next morning. I haven’t tried putting it in the dryer but the care instructions say it can tumble dry low.

The fleece comes in sizes ranging from two (Chihuahua puppy) to 30 (Great Dane), according to their sizing chart. Mr. N wears an eight for reference. The solid color fleeces are made with recycled polyester and spandex and made in the USA. Some are even made in Oregon!

The print fleece is not as stretchy as the solid colors. They sent us a size eight and ten (which is what he wears in the print fleeces) and the ten looks like a robe on him. Gold Paw suggests sizing down. He is wearing the eggplant fleece in this photo and marine blue in the others (it also comes in camel, grass, fuchsia, red pumpkin, eucalyptus, robin egg, blue, black and sunflower yellow).

My only quibbles are that I wish they would put harness holes in the smaller fleeces and it may not be the best for dogs with mobility issues because you have to manipulate their legs in order to put it on. Otherwise I love his fleece for everyday activities and hiking. Just not in August!

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This post was sponsored by Gold Paw. They are not responsible for the contents of this article. All opinions expressed are our own. 




34 Responses

  1. Emma

    August 8, 2014 3:10 pm

    Stay fashionable and warm! We don't wear coats here. Last winter, Bailie had to wear one for a time because of the extreme cold and she didn't have her full fur yet, but not this year, she has fur now. Thanks for joining the FitDog Friday blog hop!

  2. Bryn Nowell

    August 8, 2014 8:22 pm

    We'd love any color as we'll likely donate it to an animal rescue group for pups that need protection during the colder months! Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. Urd-chan

    August 9, 2014 3:30 am

    My personal favorite color is blue, but my five rescued Treeing Walker Coonhounds each have their own "personal
    color. For my senior girl it's red; my deaf hound girl Ran's is blue: Kenji is orange; Kyoko's is fuchsia; and Seiji's is green.

  4. Trish B.

    August 9, 2014 6:41 pm

    Lumpy would be even more handsome, if that is possible, in eggplant. He is our little prince and eggplant (purple) is the color of royalty. Thank you!

  5. Janet Keefe

    August 11, 2014 7:11 pm

    It looks like Mr. N was a very good sport about modeling fleece in August. He looks handsome in every color! I really like the pumpkin color, but Luke would be the one wearing it and he looks really good in red.


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