Category Canine


New Products Are Here!

Hey – this is Susan and I’ve been a part of the Ruffwear Pack since 2008. My black lab, Artie joins me on the trails and rivers around Bend, Oregon, living the dream. As this season’s new products focus fairly heavily on core winter gear, I thought I would tell you about my transformation from […]


The Desert with Your Dog – Tips From Backcountry Treks on Enjoying Moab With Your Dog

Cally, Tyson and Hank of recently wrapped up a road trip to Moab, UT to explore the wild canyon lands, arches and trails that Southern Utah has to offer. They learned a few things along the way about how and where they could adventure with their canine companion and were graciously willing to share […]


Gear Guide To Camping With Your Dog – Part 2: Backpacking

In our previous blog post, we reviewed our favorite pieces of gear for car camping with our canine companions. Now, let’s take a look at the gear guide to backpacking with your dog. Backpacking is unique in that the goal is to carry what you need to stay safe and relatively comfortable, and not much […]


Thru-Hiking the Colorado Trail – Blind. Trevor Thomas and Tennille Share Their Story And Tips For Backpacking With A Canine

Imagine thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, or maybe the Tahoe Rim Trail. Day after day of logging high miles, setting up and tearing down camp, cooking food and navigating mile after mile of trail and wilderness. Then, imagine doing this blind. Solo. With all of your trust in your faithful companion and […]



Summer is officially here, and with it, the warm temperatures. Your dog still wants to play but is panting and not quite as enthusiastic halfway through your normal daily walk, run or ride and seeks shade like a magnet. The challenge for dogs is that they do not have the ability to really sweat across […]


Pet Travel Expert Tips: Packing for Your Dog in Ruffwear’s Haul Bag

At Ruffwear we’re always striving to ensure our products exceed your expectations, and a great way to do that is to have them tested under extreme conditions. Amy Burkert runs the pet travel website and blog,, and travels full time with her husband and their two dogs. For testing travel gear, what could be […]


Denali – A film about friendship, loss and the beautiful fight for life

Denali is the story of the relationship between photographer Ben Moon and his beloved dog, Denali. This short film is about friendship, loss and the beautiful fight for life. When Denali came into Moon’s life in November 1999, Moon was 24 years old and had just moved west to Portland, Oregon. His partner had convinced […]


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