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It’s easy to find apparel deals for me, but when it comes to my dog, it’s just as easy to drop a lot of cash. We’ve done all the research to find dog clothes cheap so you and your pup can be fashionable all season without breaking the bank.
Having a pet can be costly with clothes, vet visits, toys, and food. Whether it’s finding pet-friendly stores or ways to save on pet supplies, dog owners should always know where to save and get the best values. In 2022 Amazon Pet Day was the time to buy dog clothes. The first-ever event was a 24-hour sale on May 2, and we’re expecting a similar date in 2023. You don’t need to be a Prime member to take advantage of the discounts, either.
Read our roundup of the best deals to shop year-round, but keep Amazon Pet Day in mind for the year’s best sales on cheap dog clothes. And if you’re looking for more ways to save on pet items, check out The Krazy Coupon Lady’s pet coupons. We keep them updated all year long, so you know you’re going to get the best deal for your fur babies.
Look to Amazon Pet Day for dog clothes cheap.
Whether it’s the weather or just because you want to dress up your dog, it’s important to know how to save year-round so you don’t have to wait for a holiday or seasonal event. Head to The Krazy Coupon Lady’s ultimate pet savings guide if you’re looking for more tips and hacks.
Subscribe & Save
One great tip to save on dog clothes is to use Amazon’s Subscribe and Save discount. Just set up a subscription to get an automatic discount. Depending on how many items you order, you’ll save 5 – 15%. Set your delivery frequency and your products will ship automatically.
We know a thing or two about coupons, and it doesn’t matter if you’re a human or fur child. We have dedicated coupon pages for Petco and PetSmart, which have a mix of discounted apparel and non-apparel items. Aside from coupons, look for Rollbacks at Walmart and clearance items at retailers like Kohl’s.
Make Your Own Dog Clothes
If you’re crafty, make your own dog clothes for cheap using leftover T-shirts. Sites like Etsy also have dog sweater patterns, so all you need to do is pick up the fabric. By the way, Joann has yarn on sale in the spring, so you can stock up to design your own dog clothes then if you’re itching to make a sweater (but not an itchy sweater).
Head to Shein
I’ve found super affordable pet items on Shein — some pet clothes are as low as $1. Their app has pet shirts, coats, tanks, sweaters, costumes, tees, pajamas, and dresses. Spend $49 to get free shipping. As for other discount stores, unfortunately, I haven’t seen dog clothes at dollar stores, just pet food, toys, and accessories.
The best time to buy cheap dog clothes used to be during Black Friday sales and after any major holidays, but we didn’t find the same trend in 2022. Honestly, we found more discounts on pet toys and food.
That said, February to April are good times to buy based on price drops on Amazon. And that sort of makes sense with seasonality, too. October might be a runner-up as people prepare for fall, and I did see a couple items drop in October, but most were in March and April.
For example, in 2022 I saw deals like these for cheap dog clothes:
- PetSmart: 49% off dog clothes on clearance (July 2022)
- Walmart: discounted Halloween pet costumes (October 2022)
We’ve broken down the best stores to buy cheap dog clothes on items like rain coats and shirts.
Chewy has the best deals on dog shirts.
Chewy not only sells dog food, but they consistently have the best deals on pet clothes. The average price of dog shirts is $10, but you shouldn’t pay more than $6 for one. Chewy has a deal now where if you spend $100, you’ll get a $30 e-gift card.
As of writing this article, Chewy has dog shirts starting at $3.67 on sale (regularly $7.03); that’s 47% off. Target isn’t shabby, but their regularly-priced dog shirts are $4.99, and there’s a very limited selection. Tip: always check the Chewy dog clothes section first for the best deals.
Here’s how other stores compare for dog shirts:
Chewy, Amazon, and Walmart have the best prices for dog hoodies.
The average price for dog hoodies is $20, but try not to pay more than $9 for it. Again, Chewy is a winner because of their selection (about 70 options) and discounts. Walmart has dozens of options under $8, and Amazon has several hoodies from $4 – $8. In fact, you can search for that price range on both websites.
These retailers have the best deals on dog hoodies:
Need a dog raincoat? Chewy and Walmart have the best prices.
The average price for dog raincoats is $25, but look for the better price of $10. Amazon has a limited selection, and it starts in the $10 – $15 range. These retailers have the best deals on dog raincoats:
Walmart has the best prices on dog sweaters.
The average price for dog sweaters is $20, but you should never pay more than $8 for one. This is especially true because Walmart has a decent selection of dog sweaters for less than $6. Target used to be a winner for dog sweaters, but current prices range from $9 – $12 (clearly inflation is also impacting dog fashion).
Here are some of our favorite sales that are in the typical price range for these stores:
Pay no more than $15 for dog life jackets.
The average price for dog life jackets is $25, but shoot for one that’s $15. Many retailers sell them for $15 – $30, but only a few have the best prices for dog life jackets. Even the ones found on Walmart were on sale. However, their regular prices average $8 – $20. Target was near the top of the price chart, averaging $20 for a dog life jacket.
Don’t spend more than $10 for dog boots.
No need to get those overpriced dog Uggs, and definitely no need to pay the $20 average price for dog boots. Under $10 is totally doable. These retailers have the best deals on dog boots:
Save on higher-priced dog clothes at Target when you use a RedCard.
The prices for Target’s pet clothes are similar to Amazon’s pet clothes prices. But if you have a Target RedCard, you can save an extra 5% on your pet clothes purchases:
You’ll overpay if you buy dog clothes from PetSmart.
All the pet clothes from PetSmart are priced higher than other retailers, and you can buy similar dog clothes for cheaper elsewhere. I’d stick to just toys and pet food here. But if you still want to shop at PetSmart, we know all the PetSmart deals you need to have in the back of your mind before shopping.