RAD Adoption Program

RAD Adoption Program

Connecting Active Dogs with Active People

As an adventure-loving, outdoor oriented organization, we believe dogs make the best running, paddling, hiking and camping partners. Many of the adoptable dogs at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary are fresh air-seeking, high-energy individuals who would LOVE to find an outdoor adventure partner for life. Through the RAD Adoption Program, Ruffwear helps play matchmaker between dogs hand-selected by Best Friends Animal Society and Ruffwear fans looking for their new best friend. Meet your new canine companion today!


Gabby loves everybody and is very sweet. She loves going on adventures where she can run, play and splash around in water. Born in 2016, she is full of energy and would make an excellent adventure partner. She's also great with every person she meets at the Sanctuary. Gabby has jumped fences up to five feet high in the past. In her previous home, a small apartment, she became dog reactive on leash and would pull to get to the dogs. Gabby has not shown that behavior at the Sanctuary, since she has plenty of outlets for her energy. Her behavior improves greatly when she's had some time to run and blow off steam. She does like other dogs but does not meet them well on leash and needs to be introduced to them off-leash. She would do best in a home with a yard with a high fence and would probably enjoy having a doggie friend or two. She has also passed a cat test at the Sanctuary. Although Gabby can be jumpy and mouthy when she gets excited, she is very good-natured. She loves going to Dogtown's indoor training facility and to the dog park where she can run around. She is currently working on sitting nicely when greeting people and getting leashed up.

Find Your New Best Friend.

Ruffwear will cover all adoption fees and air travel expenses for dogs adopted through the RAD Adoption Program, as well as provide them with new collars and leashes. The dog will fly to the nearest major airport, and you will be responsible for meeting your new companion there.

RUFF Adventure Dog Adoption Program

Best Friends adopts to all of the U.S. and Canada and will assist you in arranging transport for an adoption pet you are approved for. Adopters must mention they found the animal on our Facebook RAD Adoption Program tab on their adoption application. The offer is valid only while the pet is featured in the RAD Adoption Program. Best Friends Animal Society’s regular adoption process applies.