The sun’s out, and the days are getting longer and hotter. For most of us, this means we’re spending our time around water, in the shade, and in the mountains – and of course our best friends are coming with us! To help you prepare your furry companion for the hot days ahead, we asked our customers for their favorite Ruffwear gear for summer! Here’s a look at the top three.

K-9 Float Coat:

The K-9 Float Coat is perfect for dogs who are adventuring in or around water – canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, boating, surfing, or rafting. This life jacket features a strong handle for assisting dogs out of the water and onto the boat or dock and a telescoping neck closure that adjusts to securely fit dogs of all shapes and sizes. Bright colors and reflective trim provide enhanced visibility, while strategically placed foam panels help keep dogs afloat in their natural swimming position – giving them confidence as they navigate the waves.

See photos of the K-9 Float coat in action!

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“Bear at the lake this weekend.” – @mr._furious
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“Lake life is pretty fetch.” – @galpalvalpants
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“Thanks to the float coat, this loaf doesn’t sink in water.” – @hand_and_roscoe
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“Mountain dog turned water dog!” – @jacksontheaussie
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“#ahoy! A man, his dog, and a boat.” – @yoginiliz

Swamp Cooler™: 

The Ruffwear Swamp Cooler brings the air conditioning and shade along on the adventure. This layered mesh “jacket” uses natural evaporative cooling to exchange your dog’s heat for cool air, while the fabric’s light color reflects heat from the sun. Simply wet the Swamp Cooler and wring it out before fastening it onto your dog. Add water to the fabric as needed to keep the cooling process going all day long.

Here’s what our friends on Instagram had to say about the Swamp Cooler:

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“Shout out to @ruffwear – Dietrich’s Swamp Cooler saved the day! Thank you!” – @lisa_and_dietrich
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“Millie is all smiles now that she has her @ruffwear #swampcooler jacket” – @amelia_barkhart
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“Emma’s favorite gear his her Swamp Cooler, so she can still go hiking with us even if the temperatures are rising.” – @roserl
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“@fritzgsp looking good and keeping cool on the first hot day of the year in his #ruffwear #swampcooler.” – @chemcarolyn
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“Charlie is loving the first signs of summer time.” – @theyen1
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“Swamp cooler jackets in the snow? Just a normal June occurrence.” – @smazril
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“Gonna be rockin his new cooling vest around town this summer” – @thekategore

Floating Toys – Lunker and Hydro Plane:

The Lunker interactive floating toy makes fetch and tug fun on the water and on land! Made from recycled foam with a kernmantle rope handle, the Lunker is soft and durable, and it’s recyclable when it’s ready for retirement.

Ruffwear’s Hydro Plane soft foam disc makes fetch a blast! Pontoon-like construction keeps the Hydro Plane afloat, and the foam core is soft on dogs’ mouths. Its large size and bright colors help keep it in sight between the waves.

View the photos below to see why the Lunker and the Hydro Plane are essential for summer fun:

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Riley, enjoying a game of fetch with his lunker on Rattlesnake Island, Venice Florida. – Maria Schultz / @sup_with_pup
Kona swimming with her Hydro Plane, Nokomis, FL.
Kona swimming with her Hydro Plane, Nokomis, FL. – Maria Schultz / sup_with_pup
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“Another warm day here = swimming at Grandpa’s!” – @austinthevizsla
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“Diving to retrieve my @ruffwear Lunker!” – @austinthevizsla
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“To say Lacey had a good time with her new friends is an understatement!” – @lacey_shepherd

Do you have other summer favorites? Let us know in the comments below or share your photos with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. If you have questions about these or any other Ruffwear products, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

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2843 NW Lolo Drive
Bend, OR 97703 USA
888-783-3932

 

 

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