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We build performance dog gear to enhance and inspire exploration for outdoor adventurers and their human companions. Enter the OUTumn Giveaway:

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We're so excited to introduce you to Jolene, the newest and youngest member of the Ruffwear Pack! She's joining our Product Development team and although her role mostly consists of naps and potty breaks right now, she'll soon be one of our valued product testers and regular dog models.
Welcome to Ruffwear, Jo!
From Shelter to Science (10/10):
Getting older doesn’t necessarily mean slowing down.
At @conservationcanines, high energy is your specialty and fourteen years old may look more like…three.
It simply means you might spend more time swimming in the pond, chasing after a floating toy, instead of running. You might work shorter shifts or fewer days in the field. Best of all, you might get to visit schools and teach kids about science and scat detection work.
📷: Chester, age 14, enjoys his daily swim with the Ruffwear Gnawt-a-Stick.
From Shelter to Science (9/10):
When you’re not working in the field or traveling around the country (or even around the world!) to different field projects, you get to return to Pack Forest to enjoy familiar trails around home base. This is life with the @conservationcanines. Sounds pretty sweet, eh?
📷: Athena takes a break with the Gnawt-a-Cone during a hike at Pack Forest.
Stay tuned for one more post later today! What happens when a CK9 dog grows old? Hint: Life doesn't slow down too much.
From Shelter to Science (8/10):
You'll take the skills you learn and practice at Pack Forest into the field, where you’ll cover 16+ miles per day, leaping over downed trees, crossing logs, and scrambling up and down steep slopes searching for scat. For every scat, you are rewarded with play.
Photo: @jaymiheimbuchwildlife
From Shelter to Science (7/10):
Even mealtime is fun! Breakfast and dinner are served in Ruffwear’s Gnawt-a-Rock™, a kibble-dispensing toy that makes eating a game that’s exciting, engaging, and mentally stimulating. Plus, it’s one more chance to get your paws on a toy!
📷: @conservationcanines Pips pushes the Gnawt-a-Rock around the yard while enjoying both a challenge and a reward.
From Shelter to Science (6/10):
It's not all hard work and training at Pack Forest.
@conservationcanines handler Jake is a runner, and not just a normal runner. He runs every single day, sometimes taking one dog with him and then turning around and going for a second run with another dog. Handlers at Pack Forest take the dogs out for daily exercise: running, biking, hiking, or swimming.
From Shelter to Science (5/10):
As a reward for your hard work and focused training, you get the best thing in the whole world. Play! With a BALL! @conservationcanines handlers use a toy as a reward during training and in the field. When a dog finds scat, they get to play with the ball.
📷: Handler Mairi instructs Athena to back up. Athena barely contains her excitement for play with the Gnawt-a-Cone.
From Shelter to Science (4/10):
At Pack Forest, you’ll get to know your handlers and learn to identify scat for different species. You’ll go running, hiking, and swimming. You’ll get to play, test new gear, hone your agility, and listen to classical music to help you relax.
📷: Duke balances for treats.
From Shelter to Science (3/10):
If you’re lucky enough to join @conservationcanines, the first place you’ll go is Pack Forest. Nestled in the woods at the base of Mt. Rainier is a brown barn with moss on its roof and a fenced-in yard. This is your new home base.
Winter is coming, but OUTumn is here! We want to get you ready for the seasons to come, so we’ve partnered with some amazing brands to put together a prize package worth over $1000! 
To Enter:
1. Like this post and follow @grandtrunkgoods , @prana , @ruffwear, @duluthpack & @munkpack.
2. Tag your best friends in the comments. Each comment is another entry.
3. Follow the link in our bio to see the prize package and finish getting signed up.
4. Have Fun! 
Easy as that! Contest closes on October 18th.
From Shelter to Science (2/10):
Wait, there's good news!
Your intense focus and insatiable urge to play make you a great fit for the Conservation Canines, an organization that rescues dogs from shelters and pairs them with human handlers. These dog-handler teams are trained and equipped to go into the field and collect data (in the form of scat) that is used to help researchers, natural resource managers, and conservationists understand and protect species and ecosystems.
📷: Dio trains on scat. When he identifies which jar has scat, he sits down. His handler Mairi immediately rewards him with the Gnawt-a-Cone.
From Shelter to Science (1/10).
Imagine being a dog.
Not just any dog, mind.
A dog with boundless energy and so much drive, you struggle to fit into normal family life. You can’t help it. You mean well. You’re just a little crazy (in a good way!). Unfortunately, this makes you “difficult to home” and means you might spend your whole life in a shelter.
📷: @conservationcanines dog Filson, one of the newest members of their pack.