October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Noticing a Lack of Companionship on Your Outdoor Adventures? Ruffwear Covers Adoption, Travel Fees for Your New Canine Adventure Partner.


October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and Ruffwear is continuing to celebrate with its Ruff Adventure Dog Adoption Program in partnership with Best Friends Animal Society. Since initiating its two-year, $50,000 partnership with Best Friends in May, Ruffwear has matched twelve fresh air-seeking, adventure ready dogs with adventurous, outdoor-loving Ruffwear customers. 

“Getting Kira was one of the best decisions I have ever made and I look forward to the many years we will have together sharing adventures,” said Sidney F. from Utah. “Nothing makes me smile more than when I come home and she army crawls over to me with the biggest doggy smile on her face as she rolls on to her back. If you are looking to get a new pal, there is nothing better than having another shadow who has an unlimited amount of love!”

“I would tell someone considering adopting a dog that few experiences are more rewarding,” said Sarah and Randy from Nebraska, recent adopters of Slim. “We feel such responsibility to these dogs to make their lives better than what they had prior and to make up for everything they didn't have before. Adopting a dog is rewarding in that we are saving lives and in turn, they are saving ours too.”


The RAD dogs, selected for their high-energy, social skills and trail etiquette, make for excellent outdoor companions. If you’re feeling the urge to find a partner who loves to run in the woods, swim in the ocean or just play catch, check out the current dogs waiting for fun on the RAD Adoption Program Facebook page. From there, you can learn more about these and other RAD dogs, fill out an application, and hopefully, meet the canine love of your life. Ruffwear covers adoption and air travel fees from Best Friends’ sanctuary in Kanab, UT to the closest major airport, as well as a new collar and leash for each RAD dog. 

To learn more about Best Friends Animal Society, please visit bestfriends.org or follow along on Facebook or Twitter.

About Ruffwear

Ruffwear is committed not only to animal welfare, but also preserving open lands and waterways, providing important habitat for wildlife and recreational opportunities for humans and canines. Through partnerships with The Conservation Alliance and regional grassroots organizations, Ruffwear is able to give back and create opportunities to strengthen the bond between humans and their dogs.

Ruffwear Performance Dog Gear™ combines technology, quality, fit, function, and safety to meet the needs of active and adventurous canines and their humans. Based in Bend, Oregon, the brand sells their products through specialty pet and outdoor retailers as well as at www.ruffwear.com. For sales inquiries, please contact Dove Gibson, dove@ruffwear.com and for media inquiries, Kate Ketschek, kate@revolutionhousemedia.com