11 Best Dog Floaties For Those Last Pool Days of Summer
The best way to spend the end of summer? Just floatin’.
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When it comes to swimming, my two dogs couldn’t be more different. Harper, the Lab mix, is obviously obsessed with any body of water, from the most sparkling of pools to the murkiest of Brooklyn puddles. The toothless Dachshund, Moose, on the other hand acts like the lightest of rain drops are comprised of acid and knives.
So, on the occasions when we find ourselves poolside, I’ve found each dog needs very different things to have a good time. Harper simply needs unfettered access to the pool and tries to drink the chlorinated water (I do not let her do that last part). Moose, on the other hand, needs to be included in all the fun pool festivities but refuses to touch any water whatsoever. Luckily, through rigorous trial and error, I have been able to find him a dog-specific pool float that allows him to stay dry while still enjoying all the pool has to offer.
So, if your dog is as princely and precious as mine, peruse this list of floats designed specifically for your dog’s water personality.
Btw, our editors (and their pets) picked out these products. They’re always in stock at the time we publish, but there’s a chance they’ll sell out. If you do buy through our links, we may earn a commission. (We’ve got a lot of toys to buy over here, you know?
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Rebecca Caplan is a writer based in Brooklyn whose work has been featured in The New Yorker, Reductress, and Vulture. She lives in Brooklyn with her perfect, toothless dog Moose.