Do Dogs Like Wearing Pajamas?

Do Dogs Like Wearing Pajamas?

Posted by Lazy One on 25th May 2023

Many of us consider our pets not only part of the family but our own fur babies. We feed them, take them with us on vacation, out to exercise and go to the bathroom, and schedule their basic health appointments just like our own. And for many of us, we even give them clothing to wear, like cute pet pajamas!  

But you might be wondering, do dogs like wearing pajamas and onesies? Is it paws-itively necessary for a dog to wear pajamas? Why would a pupper need a flapjack onesie, anyway? We're happy to help answer those questions for you! It's the leash we can do!


Most dog breeds have a nice, soft, thick fur coat, but not all, like the breeds listed below. For some dogs, their breed may influence whether they are comfy in pet apparel. Smaller dogs and hairless dogs often need a bit of a boost to maintain body heat during colder evenings and chillier months. For instance, a hairless dog breed would benefit significantly from wearing sweaters, jackets, or cozy flapjack onesie pajamas.

Some of these breeds might enjoy wearing dog pajamas:

  • American Hairless Terrier
  • Peruvian Inca Orchid
  • Xoloitzcuintli
  • Chinese Crested
  • Argentine Pila Dog
  • Abyssinian Sand Terrier
  • Hairless Khala
  • Jonangi
  • Ecuadorian Hairless Dog
  • Hairless Chihuahua


Sometimes, adopted dogs come from terribly sad situations, other times, certain breeds or dogs are simply prone to being nervous and anxious. In 2017, the Dodo reported on the story of Holiday, a dog rescued from a backyard breeder. Holiday had an unfortunate first two years of her life where she was forced to have many litters.

She was taken to a shelter in North Carolina, where the pup was found by Mr. Bones and Co., where they quickly realized Holiday was terrified of her new freedoms and many things. While Holiday was immediately lovely to those who rescued her, the energy and chaos of New York City were too much for this sweet rescue at first. She was extremely nervous during walks and did not want to go outside—until her foster mom got her some dog pajamas for a photo shoot to try and help Holiday get adopted.

Holiday's foster mom took her outside for a walk after the shoot with the pajamas still on. The foster mom noted that her behavior was immediately different as soon as Holiday walked out. Holiday behaved calmly and was confident, not nervous about walking outside!

The calming properties of pup PJs don't seem to be a one-time coincidence either. Dog foster parents and shelters around the country that have used dog jammies for underweight dogs or dogs missing fur or wearing a thin coat began to notice a behavioral change in anxious dogs wearing pajamas.

A natural calming solution that delivers gentle pressure—the warmth and surrounding touch of ultra-soft pajamas acts to calm and soothe nervous pets.


Have you ever had a dog or knew someone who had a dog with allergies? Allergies cause a misguided reaction to foreign substances by the body's immune system, and people and pets can suffer these reactions. Many different allergies can cause dogs to suffer from various symptoms. Dogs may suffer from skin allergies, food allergies, or even environmental allergens, and the symptoms of these allergies can all overlap.

An allergic reaction on the skin, or allergic dermatitis, is one of the dogs' most common allergy symptoms. The three common sources of skin allergies in dogs are:

  1. Flea allergy dermatitis
  2. Food allergies
  3. Environmental allergens

Each of these leading causes creates sensitive, itchy skin that can give a pup a howl of a time, scratching and biting at their skin. One great way to restrict access and protect already sensitive skin is by outfitting your furry friend in a cute comfy onesie.

This creates a barrier between teeth and nails that might otherwise constantly scratch at the skin, potentially causing more damage.

In other situations, for instance, when our dogs are not feeling well or recovering after a procedure, symptoms and recovery can take a lot of energy for our pets. They may not be at their best and sometimes have less of an appetite, less energy, or have lost fur. Pajama onesies for dogs can provide our lovable hounds with comfort and protection when they need it most.


If you share your comfy bed with your puppy, you might find it dog-gone challenging to keep your sheets clean of fur. While matching pajamas won't stop shedding completely, they help keep some of the furs from flying off your dog and getting all over your sheets, plus you’ll both look cute!

If your dog is the kind that loves rolling in the grass or, ah, more "questionable materials" while outside, jammies can help give you peace of mind about what they bring into bed at the end of the day. LazyOne dog pajamas are made from fade-resistant, high-quality fabric that can be washed easily and quickly while keeping some of the mess from their fur.


Dog pajamas are warming, comforting, and calming. Is it any wonder why some dogs like wearing pajamas? If you're ready to make your dog the most pup-ular dog at the park due to his adorableness in PJs or just looking to ease a nervous pet going through a rough pooch lately, we've got the fantastic line of pet apparel ready for you!

Think we don't consider our dogs part of the family? Well, you're barking up the wrong tree! Whether you're looking to keep them warm, cozy, or just elevate the cuteness factor, let LazyOne help you raise the woof with cute dog onesies and pajamas!