I have spent hours shopping for, trying on, then returning dog coats in the last month! Everything I found wouldn't fit around her deep chest.
With wind chills taking the temp to 10 below this week, I knew I had to come up with a solution for my short-haired pet. I spent a few hours this morning trying to adapt a few different things to fit her - a child's robe, an old sweatshirt...
Suddenly, while combing through our closets for old clothing to re-purpose into a dog coat, I noticed a vest I no longer wear. I think I bought it at Target a few years ago on the clearance rack for a few bucks. Women's size small slipped right on and zipped up as if it was made for her!
Gah! I was over thinking the whole thing! Think of the options...
Men's sizes for huge dogs, baby sizes for toy dogs...Vests for all!
Sometimes, you just need to stop and look at what you already have and open your mind up to new uses for old things.