Poochy Pawz was founded by long time friends and animal lovers, Suzanne Gardner and Deborah Lechter.
As city dog owners, they were concerned with how scorching the pavement becomes in hot weather, and how dangerous it is for dogs to be in contact with it for more than a few seconds.
Dog Booties were the obvious solution but surprisingly, none were specifically designed for those hot days. Available winter boots, were much too hot and clunky for a dog to wear in the heat. Unable to find anything suitable, and after consulting with textile experts they designed City Shoes, ™ the world’s first dog bootie made to protect paws from hot surfaces.
City Shoes™ are made from breathable lightweight fabrics which allow proper airflow. The rubber sole is heat resistant.
With an eye for style and humor, the duo also wanted the designs to be one of a kind and as much about fashion as function. Custom fabrics were created in Toronto by Suzanne, a renowned artist, with the attention to detail that every fashionista dog or dog mom is looking for.
The team believes dogs should walk in step with their humans every day.