Category Canine


TruHiking with Pants: A Story of Love and Healing

The following story, written by our good friend Lori, is a personal one. Lori, her husband Brett, her son Scott, and their faithful canine companion Pants, set out this past summer for a southbound thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. Along the way, we’ve gotten to know this thoughtful and courageous family and we are […]

Riley pictured with owner Maria Schultz in Acadia National Park, Maine. Photo by John Schultz.

Testing the 2016 Grip Trex Boots: Maria and Riley

Ruffwear Ambassador Maria Schultz and her dog Riley tested our new Grip Trex boots on the granite trails of Acadia National Park. For 2016, we’ve updated our Grip Trex boots with a lighter weight, more flexible construction that provides added comfort and an even more secure fit to the paw. See what Maria has to […]


Skiing with your Best Friend

If you’ve had the opportunity to go skiing with your dog, you know that there are few activities that are more fun! Dogs are possibly the only ones who get more “snowked” than we do when the white stuff falls. Depending on your experience level, your dog’s particular traits, and the type of skiing you’re […]


A Day in the Life of Kinsey: A FEMA Certified Search and Rescue Dog

Katrina shares an inside look at training with her FEMA certified Search and Rescue dog, Kinsey.

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Wasatch Backcountry Rescue (WBR): Recap

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Happy New Year!

As the year winds down, we find ourselves reflecting on 2015 and at the same time, looking ahead to the coming year. It’s a time for gratitude, contemplation, optimism, and goal-setting. At the beginning of this week, an email thread wound its way through Ruffwear inboxes. It began with this quotation by Simon Sinek, shared […]

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The Winter Slog: Jen & Haggis

In January 2016, Jen Crook and her best pal, a black lab named Haggis, will set off on a 550-mile trek across Scotland, from Gretna Green on the border with England to Cape Wrath at the northern tip of the country. Jen, a film-maker, photographer, climber, and general adventurer, says the idea developed from the […]


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