RAD Adoption Program

RAD Adoption Program

Connecting Active Dogs with Active People

As an adventure-loving, outdoor oriented organization, we believe dogs make the best running, paddling, hiking and camping partners. Many of the adoptable dogs at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary are fresh air-seeking, high-energy individuals who would LOVE to find an outdoor adventure partner for life. Through the RAD Adoption Program, Ruffwear helps play matchmaker between dogs hand-selected by Best Friends Animal Society and Ruffwear fans looking for their new best friend. Meet your new canine companion today!


Ricky LOVES toys and playing fetch. He has the most adorable habit when playing - he absolutely MUST climb into a chair every single time he returns with the toy! Every. Single. Time. Even if you're sitting in the only chair around! Ricky would prefer to be the only pet in your home to soak up ALL of your attention! Can you pull up a chair for this goofy 8-year-old mutt? Meet him today at the Best Friends Lifesaving Center!

Find Your New Best Friend.

Ruffwear will cover all adoption fees and air travel expenses for dogs adopted through the RAD Adoption Program, as well as provide them with new collars and leashes. The dog will fly to the nearest major airport, and you will be responsible for meeting your new companion there.

RUFF Adventure Dog Adoption Program

Best Friends adopts to all of the U.S. and Canada and will assist you in arranging transport for an adoption pet you are approved for. Adopters must mention they found the animal on our Facebook RAD Adoption Program tab on their adoption application. The offer is valid only while the pet is featured in the RAD Adoption Program. Best Friends Animal Society’s regular adoption process applies.