Written by Kaydee Barker

Ruffwear FrisbeeEverything 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.

Read more: Brands We Love: Ruffwear

Written by Kaydee Barker


One of the dangers of summer and fall, especially in Colorado, is that tiny nuisance called a tick. If you like to be outside with your dog, you need to know how to check your dog for ticks and remove them if necessary.

Read more: Staying Tick-Free

Written by Kaydee Barker

Labrador in the Grass

The air is full of pollen, and many of us humans are struggling with stuffy noses, irritated eyes, and feeling “cloudy.” Don’t miss the signs that your pup might be feeling it too. *Disclaimer: This is not written by a veterinarian. Please consult with your veterinarian before treating your dog for allergies.

Read more: Dog Allergies

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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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