Written by Lisa Mason

ingredientsAs with humans, nutrition plays a vital role in the health of our pets. Taking a little time to learn about and consider what goes into your pet’s food bowl can go a long way in ensuring they don’t just survive…but thrive.

There are many ways to feed your dog, be it a raw-fed, home-cooked or a commercially produced kibble/canned diet. Regardless of your chosen method, putting some thought into what goes into that bowl can prove beneficial to your dog’s health and well-being.

Read more: The Dog Food Bowl - What's In The Bag?

Written by Kaydee Barker


It’s springtime, and for many of us, that means a new fitness plan. We’re trading our gym passes for bicycles and our ski boots for running shoes. So who is going to be your jogging buddy? More than likely, you’re planning on bringing your four-legged friend along for the jog.

What many tend to overlook though, is that just as we need to start slow, condition and work up some endurance, so do our dogs. Here's a few tips to get you and your dog out jogging.

Read more: Jogging With Your Dog

Written by Kaydee Barker

A sight you may be accustomed to seeing is that of the famed Rabbit Ears, from which a portion of highway 40 is named, along with a myriad of businesses in Steamboat Springs. Rabbit Ears Peak is a unique volcanic landmark that you may just want to see up close.

Read more: Rabbit Ears Trail

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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


(970) 761-2278 

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