I finally broke down and bought my dog booties. I know, I know, it sounds ridiculous until you actually have your dog use them and they are pretty darn great! With all the hiking I do with my dog, Pippie, her paws get pretty beat up and cracked and I have tried a variety of different things, which have helped, but not made a ton of difference. But with the weather changing to be colder and snow not that for into the distance, it was time to take that next step. I did some research and saw that the RuffWear Summit Trek boots seemed to be the best overall option based on the type of actives I do and plan to do with Pippie.