Written by Kaydee Barker
Everything that we have in the store at OutdoorK9 is hand-picked. We carefully choose each treat, each supplement, each toy, each harness. We only carry brands worth supporting. One of those brands is Ruffwear. Their mission aligns with the values of OutdoorK9, and their products are designed with the outdoor dog and owner in mind.
From their website:
"Ruffwear's mission is to build performance product to enhance and inspire outdoor adventures for dogs and their human companions.
That mission has stood the test of time… and we continually strive to design and build performance dog gear that allows our four-legged friends to accompany us on our shared adventures, all while providing a level of safety and comfort in the great outdoors.
Because we're inspired by our outdoor pursuits– backpacking, skiing, river running, mountain biking – it's natural for us to utilize fabrics, hardware, materials and construction processes that have been proven in the environment we live for and play in. Our dogs (as well as inspired individuals, just like you, with "professional" canine testers) put our products through the paces, providing valuable feedback that motivates and drives Ruffwear's continuous product development.
At the end of the day, we believe it is the amazing connection with our dogs, and their ability to motivate us to get out and explore, that makes all the hard work worth the effort. Dogs encourage us to follow our nose just to see where the experience takes us. They improve our health, our lives, and our outlook… and ask for little in return. Combine a dog's appetite for exploration with the right equipment and you'll be prepared for yet another grand adventure."
Sounds like the right idea to us. Plus, we have personally used Ruffwear gear for our dogs for years, and they are designed well and hold to the test of time in the outdoors!