Ruffwear Hits the Open Road with Ears Flapping in the Wind—Doggone Van Tour Visits California, Nevada in September


[Bend, OR] From September 5 – 15th the Ruffwear pack will be on the road visiting fans and retailers in California and Nevada as well as stopping at the Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon in Del Mar Beach to benefit the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

If you see the Ruffwear van, swing by and say hi or better yet, snap a shot of you or your dog photo bombing the van, share and tag #DogGoneRoadTrip on Instagram and we’ll reward our favorites with some nice schwag.


Stop by the following retailers and events with your canine companion and hang out with the Ruffwear pack, get your dog fitted for gear, enter to win a $75 Ruffwear gift certificate, and see what’s new for fall.

9/6 San Diego, CA area retailers, TBA
9/7 Muttropolis, Solana Beach, CA, 11am – 4pm
9/8 Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon, Del Mar, CA, 8:30am – 2pm
9/9 LA area retailers, TBA
9/11 Northern CA retailers, TBA
9/12 Mountain Hardware and Sports, Truckee, CA, 10am – 2pm
9/12 Alpenglow Sports, Tahoe City, CA, 3pm – 5pm at the store, 5pm community hike with your dog
9/13 Splash Dogs National Championships, JA Nugget Hotel, Reno, NV, 9am – 6pm
9/14 Dog Dog Cat, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 10am – 1pm SUP with your PUP Demo at El Dorado Beach, 1:30pm – 4pm Open House at the store

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As the official Canine Life Jacket Sponsor of the Surf-A-Thon, every registered surf dog will receive a Ruffwear K-9 Float Coat™ to wear during the contest and keep. The Ruffwear pack will be on site with retail partner Muttropolis, offering a shady spot for dogs and their humans to rest and cool off. Plenty of water bowls and demos of the popular Swamp Cooler™ Vest and new Summit Trex™ Boots (great for protecting paws on hot sand) will be available to try, along with gear for sale. Staff will be on hand to help with gear fitting and answer all of your performance dog gear questions.

The Surf-A-Thon is a surf competition for dogs held at the Del Mar Dog Beach from 8:30am – 2pm on Sept. 8th. Humans and their dogs participate in 20 minute heats based on the dogs’ weight class. Judged on their ability to stay on the board, ride the wave, and have fun, those interested can find more information at the Surf-A-Thon website. Money raised through the Surf-A-Thon goes directly to the Helen Woodward Animal Center, a non-profit committed to the philosophy of people helping animals and animals helping people.

With the mission to build performance product to enhance and inspire outdoor adventures for dogs and their human companions, Ruffwear Performance Dog Gear™ combines technology, quality, fit, function, and safety to meet the needs of active and adventurous canines and their humans.

Ruffwear is committed to 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.

Based in Bend, Oregon, Ruffwear sells their products through specialty pet and outdoor retailers as well as at