- ADVENTURE INSPIRATION
- ADVENTURES WITH DOGS
- ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
- CONSERVATION CANINES
- CONSERVATION DETECTION DOGS
- COOLING GEAR
- COSTA RICA
- DOG BOOTS
- DOG HARNESS
- FRONT RANGE HARNESS
- GETTING OUTSIDE WITH DOGS
- GLOBAL EXPLORERS
- HOW IT'S MADE
- HOW TO
- LOVE STORIES
- NEW GEAR
- NEW PRODUCT
- PRODUCT DESIGN
- ROCK CLIMBING
- ROGUE DETECTION DOGS
- RUFFWEAR AMBASSADOR
- RUFFWEAR PACK
- THE CONSERVATION ALLIANCE
- TIPS & TRICKS
- TOP STORY
- TRAIL MATE
- TRAIL RUNNING
- WELLNESS/FIRST AID
- WORKING DOGS
PRIDE Weekend Adventure with Cory, Rafa, and Bondi
In this story, Cory, Rafa, and Bondi (she’s the one with the four paws and tail) share their adventure to Portland to celebrate PRIDE Weekend. They explore this dog-friendly city as they celebrate an important life experience.
Van Life: Coast Road Trip with Bree & Noodle
In this story, Ruffwear Ambassador Bree shares how her van road trip along the PNW coast offered her dogs a chance to grow in a new environment. One of her dogs, Noodle, navigated trotting along the shores and splashing in the ocean with her scooter – leaving her mark of sandy paw prints and scooter tracks behind.
Running in the Rain: Tips from Krissy & PD
As autumn starts to work its way into our weather forecasts, these tips from as seasoned of a running duo as ambassadors Krissy & PD have us eager to lace up and get out with our ever-eager canine sidekicks – rain or shine.
A Statue for Max the Miracle Dog
There’s a new addition to Hope Park in Keswick, England – a bronze statue with four legs, a tail, and “Max the Miracle Dog” inscribed on the bench it sits on. This tribute to a very special dog was revealed July 2, 2021 with Ruffwear Ambassadors Max and his human Kerry (and about 2,000 fans) in attendance.
From Canines to Kids: Pregnancy Brings Adventure Dog-Training to Bear
I wasn’t one of those girls who dreamed of her wedding day, having a family, and decorating a home. I dreamed of adventures and exploring the world with dogs – lots of dogs – all with a handsome guy by my side, of course! But it seems Mother Nature had her own ideas.
Ruffwear Ambassadors: Get to Know Theresa and Cassie
Cascade (Cassie) and her human, Theresa Silveyra, are among the newest additions to the Ruffwear ambassador team. Read this interview to learn more about the opportunities Theresa's creating for women of color in the outdoors and how she and Cassie enjoy the outdoors together.
Singletrack to Sea: An adventure to the edge of Canada
I’ve known for a long time that spending time in wild places, with friends and dogs, is where I feel most alive. In a year where the world turned on its head, exploring outside with Arnie was the one constant when every other part of life seemed so uncertain.
Packs and Trails with Amara the Shepherd
If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a dog parent, it’s that having a pup allows you to experience life and everyday adventures in a whole new way. For Noami and me, hiking is our favorite pastime. So when Amara joined our pack, there was no doubt we would bring her along on all our adventures.
Meet the 2021 Ambassador Pack
Have you met Ruffwear’s Ambassadors yet? These 38 dogs and 31 humans are explorers that inspires us. They get outside and live out our shared beliefs that dogs make us whole and shape us through the adventures we share.
Play More, Shower Less, and Other Things We Learned From Our Dogs In 2020
Turns out our canine sidekicks have been moonlighting as furry philosophers this year. Ruffwear Ambassadors and employees took a moment to reflect on what their dog has taught them in a year that's seen its share of obstacles and challenges.
Holiday Like The Pros: Ambassador Picks
Ruffwear Ambassadors share our belief that dogs make us whole and our relationship with our dogs is shaped by the adventures we share. So who better to turn to for some holiday inspiration than our very own Ambassador Pack? Read on for their top gear picks and other ways they make the holidays with their canine companions an extra special time of year.
Max the Miracle Dog
His name is Max, and he’s called the Miracle Dog. Hearing just some of his amazing story, it’s not hard to see why. If you're looking for a story about the special bond that exists between man and dog, read on.
Finding Purpose on the Road with a Three-Legged Dog
Living through the highs and lows of life on the road while witnessing the joys and heartbreak of helping others through amputation recovery and cancer care isn’t easy. Along the way, Jim and Rene do their best to stay resilient by doing what comes naturally to any dog: focusing on the here and now.
How a Pandemic Can Help You Socialize Your Adventure Puppy
Simply being around other people, dogs, bikers, and wildlife, and learning to not engage, is an awesome skill to encourage at a young age. And the absolute beauty of this time of COVID-19 we’re living in, with its six-foot social distancing requirement, is that it’s perfect for socializing a puppy.
The Year of Chimmy
While 2020 is not at all how I scripted it, I know down the road I will look back at this summer and be filled with fond memories of sleeping under the stars, splashing in the river and spending more time than ever with my furry companion. And for that, I am grateful.
Ambassador Field Notes: A Two Week Road Trip With Dogs
It brings me so much joy to see how our dogs, Tanner and Ranger, respond when one of us asks, “Who wants to go for a car ride?” Last fall, as we do every fall, we headed out for a two-week road trip to some places we’d never been but always wanted to go.
Learning to Adapt
Adapting has to occur because change is inevitable. Only now, this change isn’t felt in a small community or a family unit or a single person, but through our entire world. If there's anything constant with our world right now, it's the companionship we have with dogs – and that dogs will continue to teach us how to be better humans.
Go Small or Stay Home: Shifting our Focus in the Time of COVID-19
At a time of year when we would often be loading up for our first adventure of the spring, we are being asked to scrap plans, stay home, and limit all non-essential travel. As adventurers, being told to stay put can feel stifling, but there are still so many ways we can get out with our dogs!
My Dog is My Co-Pilot: Tips for Van Life with Furry Friends
Whether road-tripping or van-living, Ruffwear Ambassador Laura Patton shares her best tips for life on the road with dogs.
Bonding with a Broken Heart
This is the story of how three lives came together at just the right and wrong time – a girl who’d wound herself so tight around my heart I could not have believed it, a baby boy who’d fill the space she left behind, and me, heartbroken me.
Teaching Tala To Love The Water
Our dog wasn’t exposed to a lot of moving water in her first year and a half of life. As with all new activities, we started slow – throwing her favorite toys for her in calm, shallow water. She loves playing ‘ball,’ so it was good motivation to work her way up to short easy swims.
SUP Manatees: Maria, Kona & Riley Explore Florida’s Fresh Water
Paddling with manatees and my dogs is a combination that’s been on my SUP bucket list for years. The dogs were as curious about the manatees as the manatees were of them! Riley and Kona inquisitively peered over the rails to watch the manatees play, swim, and splash around our board.