I was having a hard time trying to find something for Brewer and he is only 5 months old, so I feel your pain. I ended up going to Target and they have a really good selection by us. I have not bought one yet only because he is growing so fast so I am waiting until it starts to snow so it will at least last most of the winter. As far as the boots go, I don't know what to do about that either. I am thinking that if you wipe off the feet when you bring him in, then it should be ok, but I am not an expert.