Written by Lisa Mason


I love corn. Steamed, boiled, grilled or baked. On the cob or off. In salads, soups, breads or popped, in a large bowl, dazzled with a dribbling of olive oil and a dusting of parmesan cheese. It’s all good. My favorite is eating it on the cob, clutching each end of the ear, turning it slowly as I methodically move from left to right, dislodging and eating the kernels.

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Written by Lisa Mason

dogwithbrushHow often do you brush your teeth? Twice a day? After every meal? Chances are you’re pretty faithful to your dental routine. Now, how often do you clean your dog’s teeth? Hmmm…? We, unfortunately, probably don’t tend to our dog’s teeth as much as we should. Perhaps we even take their dental health for granted and assume that no real proactive care is necessary, especially if you have a puppy. But, as great and as necessary as those yearly veterinarian dental exams are, we need to do more. Oral hygiene is an area where we owners can have a real beneficial impact on the health of our dog’s mouths/teeth...and beyond.

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Written by Kaydee Barker

Ghouls, witches, monsters, princesses, and superheroes will likely be showing up at your door soon. You may have your own little ghoulies to take out trick-or-treating. The children, the candy, the jack-o-lanterns, all good fun... but potentially dangerous for your dog. You can keep your dog safe this Halloween by taking just a few measures.

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Our Story

Owned by Chris & Nicole Van Ruler, Outdoor K9 is a pet store based out of Steamboat Springs, CO, that specializes in outdoor products for your canine companion.  The Van Rulers moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in the spring of 2012. In Steamboat they found a a community that was both family- and dog-friendly, with endless outdoor recreational opportunities. This inspired the family, in their latest adventure, to move to Steamboat Springs, a place they wanted to both raise their family (currently two dogs and a little girl) and share their love of dogs and adventure with the community they love.

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685 Marketplace Plaza,
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487


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