Rufus likes to walk in the rain. His wool takes a long time to dry, and can become musty. I do try to cut it short, but then he feels cold. Plus, we don't have sidewalks, and a black dog doesn't show up well on a blacktop road. Doggie raincoats cost about $35 when I checked at the pet store, maybe 2 years ago. Back then I found a human raincoat for $4 and made him a poncho, but it kept sliding off due to slippery inside. I kept meaning to make him one with a liner. Im on a budget, so found a thrift store corduroy shirt for $3.50 and made a lined raincoat. This is the inside This is him wearing it. The only thing that didn't work was the velcro closures. They fall open when wet. I'm replacing them with metal snaps that should work. The good news is the raincoat doesn't slide off him any more and he doesn't mind it a bit.