It’s raining today in New York City, and after years of thinking clothes on dogs are ridiculous, I finally broke down this winter and got a Dog Rain Jacket for my border collie/lab mix. Why? It was simply a practical decision. Most of us do not have back doors or mud rooms in Manhattan, and it’s just easier to keep her dry on walks in the rain. She kind of looks at me like I am crazy as I put it on her, but she doesn’t really seem to mind. And it makes drying off when we get back home a lot easier.