Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society

Connecting active dogs with active people

As a supporter of effective canine adoption efforts, Ruffwear is a proud partner of Best Friends Animal Society, a nonprofit organization based in southern Utah that has locations across the country. Working with Best Friends, we launched the Ruff Adventure Dog (RAD) Adoption Program to help their fresh air-seeking, high-energy dogs find loving homes.

Through the RAD Adoption Program, we help play matchmaker between dogs hand-selected by Best Friends and Ruffwear fans looking for their new best friend. We cover the cost of all approved adoptions, including travel fees from Utah, and we provide each adopted dog with a Ruffwear collar and leash, as well as gear to enhance and inspire adventures with their new human companion.

To date, the RAD Adoption Program has helped bring together 72 outdoor adventurers and human companions, uniting trail mates, climbing partners, paddle pals and fishing buddies -- and supporting the special bond shared by best friends.

Learn more about the RAD Adoption Program with Best Friends Animal Society.

Ambassador Maria Schultz Testing Grip Trex Dog Boots with Riley
Ambassador Maria Schultz Paddleboard Instructor Poses with Riley and Kona in Ruffwear Float Coats

Best Friends found a true partner in Ruffwear. Whether it’s promoting and funding adoptions through the Ruff Adventure Dog Adoption Program or creating gear that keeps active dogs safe and engaged with their owners in the great outdoors, Ruffwear's passion for making the lives of all dogs better is their driving force.

-Lisa Giradot, Best Friends Animal Society
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