Elena, Rio & Baya
Elena is an outdoor enthusiast and photographer living in Bend, Oregon. She works at Ruffwear as an in-house photographer and videographer and spends her weekends outside with her two pups, Rio + Baya. Backpacking, running, swimming, and skiing are just a few of the things they enjoy doing together. Elena most recently adopted her lab-collie mix, Baya through the Ruffwear RAD Program with Best Friends Animal Society, and Rio, a chocolate lab, was adopted locally in Bend at the shelter about 7 years ago. Sharing experiences in the outdoors with her dogs has not only strengthened the connection between herself and her dogs, but has taught her to slow down, live in the moment and to love absolutely everything in life.
Rio & Baya are my world. Those nuggets are the best camping, skiing, hiking, running, playing friends a girl could ever ask for. I wouldn't exchange the messy, muddy, furry, nose-window-art for anything.- Elena
Getting RAD with Ruffwear
I knew when I started to look for another dog to join Rio and I, I knew I wanted to get a rescue pup. Rio, my 6 year old chocolate lab came from a shelter, and nothing better has ever come into my life.