Online is full of pictures of adorable dogs in cute outfits. Whether it’s homemade sweaters, formal bow ties, rain boots or vests, there are a variety of clothes you can buy for your furry friend. With so many dog owners in the DMV, there are a number of pet stores in the area geared towards dogs. Theses shops will keep your pet looking adorable.
Metro Mutts
508 H St. N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 450-5661
www.metromuttsdc.com

All those smile inducing pictures you see on Instagram of cute animals are great for making your day better. Your four legged friend could be one of those adorable online pups. Metro Mutts carries everything you need to turn your dog into a star, or just have them looking cute while you’re walking down the street. You’ll find costumes, dresses, shirts, socks, booties, coats and more. And the clothes come in a range of sizes, so you should be able to find something for your dog whatever their size.

Wylie Wagg
 2625 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 506-7007
www.wyliewagg.com

Clothes for dogs aren’t all about looking cute for everyone on the internet to see. There are clothes specifically designed to keep your pet safe from the elements. You can find raincoats, boots, sweaters and more at Wylie Wagg. This pet shop cares about your pets total care; “healthy, happy, and helpful” is their tagline. When you get items from Wylie Wagg you know it’s the best for your doggy. Your dog will be comfortable, stylish and protected.

Howl To The Chief
733 8th St. S.E.
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 544-8710
www.howltothechief.com

Besides having one of the best pun names for a store in the area, Howl To the Chief is one of the best pet stores in the district. With animal rescue, grooming services, special events and delivery service, they have been voted “best pet shop” three years in a row. They offer supplies and accessories for a variety of animals including birds, reptiles, hamster, cats and dogs. While you’re picking up some special dog food, get a pair of all weather boots or a cooling coat. Things like the cooling coat will keep your dog cool all summer long.

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The Big Bad Woof
117 Carroll St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20012
(202) 291-2404
www.thebigbadwoof.com

Another clever pun name, The Big Bad Woof is also another of the area’s best pet shops. An ethical and environmentally conscious company, they strive to have sustainable business practices, work with a number of rescue organizations and promote local first. At one of their two locations you will find toys, books, food, habitats, travel supplies, clothing and more. Boots, vests, scarves, calming coats, puffy coats — they carry what you need to keep your dog dry, comfortable and safe. Stop by The Big Bad Woof and support a local organization.

The Dog Park
705 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 888-2818
www.thedogparkva.biz

The Dog Park is a local pet store that tries to provide pet owners with items they can’t find at other bigger stores. The courteous staff is made up of pet lovers and owners who are more than happy to help you pick out what you need. While you shop for pet food, you can also get collars, bedding, harnesses, clothing, gifts and more. Get a cute little dress for your little french bull dog, a sweater for your corgi and a jersey for your football loving pit bull.

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Folashade Oyegbola is a freelance writer covering all things D.C. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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