Your New Hunnyboots have arrived!

Congratulations! This page is especially for new Hunnyboots owners, which means your boots are either on the way or have arrived already!

Different Sizes

You may have ordered a mixed set of boots from front to back. The sizes are stamped on the bottom of the sole for easy identification. Check to make sure you're putting the right size on. L stands for large not left.

If you think you've ordered or received the wrong size, email us or read the information on returning the boots for a different size, we're very understanding how difficult it can be. 


V4 Hunnyboots® now have a removable padded insole. If you need to add extra padding for older boots, we now sell them as an accessory to fit both V3 and V4 boots.

Universal Toe Caps

if you've ordered universal toe caps, they'll fit V3 and V4 Winter and Summer boots from Medium up to XL (You'll need to trim the base to fit size small). Push them all the way into the toe of boots and pressure from your dog's toes will hold them in place.

Fitting the boots for the first time

It's likely your Greyhounds has never worn boots before, so putting them on will be totally foreign to both of you. Don't worry, in no time at all you'll be shoeing like a champion. It takes about 30 seconds to put all four boots on with practice.

Put your Greyhound's lead on, and take them to the door as if you're going to take them for a walk. Kneel beside them with all four boots unzipped and ready to put on.

With a gentle push, lean and hold your Greyhound away from you so they are bearing weight on their furthest front foot. This will help you lift their closest front foot off the ground with your other hand and relative ease.

  1. Use your finger underneath the toes to get them all the way to the front of the boot.

  2. Before doing up the strap, give the backs of the boots a tug upwards and actually lift the foot off the floor in the process to get the toes even further into the boot (Imagine you’re pulling up a cowboy boot). The reason for this is to get the strap above the natural widening of the ‘wrist’.

  3. Using a finger to hold the buckle still, pull the strap high and tight – tighter than you’d think comfortable. Boot height varies depending on size, and smaller sizes are shorter. The fabric above the strap should either clear or cover the dew claw, but neither should irritate it. You can leave the section of the zip above the strap undone to allow extra room if you prefer.

    Removing the boots is simple. Undo the velcro strap and the boot will slip off without need to undo the zipper.

     First steps - The 'Moonwalk'

    The first few steps are going to look like your Greyhound has just landed on the moon! Try not to laugh too hard - they can be very sensitive to humiliation! But do get someone to video it anyway. If you intend to use four boots, it's critical that your Greyhound's first experience is with all four boots on. They give in much quicker and will tend to fuss if only wearing one.

    Getting ready for a walk - Encouragement

    It's important for their first walk in boots to be enjoyable, so lots of encouragement and praise is needed. Along with treats if your Greyhound responds well with them. The important part is as soon as you've passed the "moonwalk" phase, prepared to go for your usual walk. If he fusses over a shoe, give gentle encouragement to move on.

    Going on the walk - Distraction

    Within minutes, your Greyhound will be walking quite normally.  Let him pause to do his usual business of sniffing everything in sight, but if he fusses over a boot, move him on with praise and encouragement.

    You set the pace of the walk - Acceptance

    Once the sniffing is over, set a brisk walking pace and don't allow stopping or pausing for a little while. By now, your Greyhound will be bouncing along not even realising he's wearing boots. You've succeeded!

    Ending the walk - Play or remove

    If your Greyhound likes to play or zoom, encourage him to have a go in his boots. If not, take them off with lots of praise!

    A huge thank you to Mark and Velo for agreeing to star in these videos. Velo is a large and playful boy who's never worn boots before, and following these steps you can expect similar results with your Greyhound.

    Care and Maintenance

    Your Hunnyboots are hardwearing and can take quite a beating. If they get dirty, you can wipe the outsides with a mild detergent. If they need a more thorough clean, wash by hand in cold water. Do not subject them to hot water or dry them with a hair dryer or such, as it may affect the bonded glue that holds the sole on.

    If they get wet, rinse them thoroughly in fresh water paying particular attention to the zips. Leave them open with the zips fully opened and they will dry quickly in a warm place. Do not subject them to direct heat such as a hair dryer as that may affect the glue in the bonded soles.

    Social and referrals

    We've put a huge effort in to develop Hunnyboots for Greyhounds of the world and we're really proud of the result. If you're as happy with your new Hunnyboots as we are - please tell the world! If you're not, please tell us first.

    Make videos, take photos, leave reviews and please make sure you tag all your posts with #hunnyboots

    Love to all,

    Mark & Hunny xx