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 […]

HaggisPentlands__MC_0035_FullRes_© Jen Crook

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 […]


Zoey’s getting settled into her forever home. We caught up with her forever human Ariel to see what they’ve been up to.


When you’re gearing up for a winter adventure, one of the most important decisions you make is which coat and layering system you are going to wear. To make this decision, you typically weigh factors like temperature, wind, precipitation (frozen or liquid), and the forecast. You dig through the closet for fleece layers, soft shells, […]


At Ruffwear, we not only make great dog gear, we use it every day! For the holidays, we’re sharing some of our favorite items that also make great gifts for any furry friend on your list. Andy and Bodie love the Quinzee insulated dog jacket. It’s warm, weather resistant, and easy to stuff into a […]


In memory of Doug Tompkins

Star (Silas the Sprinter)

Laura Patton, of the Silas the Sprinter duo, shares the challenges, lessons and rewards of living on the road with Star.  About a year and a half after adopting my first dog, Titan, I went to the shelter to find him a buddy. Titan had adapted perfectly to my active lifestyle. He loved coming along […]


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