Take Your Dog to Work [Every] Day:

An Inside Look at the Ruffwear Dogs

At Ruffwear, every day is Take Your Dog to Work Day! Our dogs are our constant companions — from the trail to the office and everywhere in between. On beds underneath our desks, our dogs snooze most of the day and sometimes chase squirrels in their dreams. Yet, they’re always happy to wake up and greet anyone who approaches. As wear testers and models in our photo shoots, they provide inspiration for our product development and marketing teams. They contribute to meetings with a perfectly-timed groan or high-pitched yawn at the exact moment we all need a laugh. Perhaps most importantly, our dogs remind us to take breaks for fresh air throughout the day — and they’re always game for a lunch run or post-work mountain bike ride.

Here’s a peek at a few furry members of the Ruffwear Pack:

Give us a call and ask for Baxter. We’ll transfer you right through.


Dahlia and Oliver (#dahliver) are rarely apart. In fact, Oliver is usually sleeping on top of Dahlia.

Dahlia + Oliver

In Clay’s world, it’s always happy hour.


Artie: Part lab, part river otter.


A rare moment: Leo sitting still.

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Giles loves to hang with the product development team at the office. After hours, you’ll find her at the crag.


Bodie has two speeds: Full throttle and sleeping. Also, he was the most adorable cow for Halloween.


Bernie (#BernieTheMutt) is a full-time adventure dog. His special talent? Chirping like a bird.


Jada will happily greet you at the front door and answer all of your gear questions.


Ella loves to fish! She is a trout scout in training.


Riggins is a powder hound, and yes, he will poach your ski line.


Eddie loves spending weekends at the coast.


Outside the Ruffwear office, you’ll find Ellie running on our local trails.

DSC_0079Our dogs are a constant reminder to always be curious, adventurous, and true to ourselves. They bring us back to the present moment and help us remember why we do what we do: to enhance and inspire exploration for outdoor adventurers and their human companions.

We love seeing your adventures, too! Share your stories with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and tell us what your dog means to you using the tag #mydogismy.

10 thoughts

  1. Thanks for this article…I miss taking my dog to work. I was a vet tech for many years and took my Pet Therapy certified Pit Bull, Maggie May, to hang out behind the desk. She loved changing the Pit Bull stigma one kiss at a time.

  2. I have been taking my dogs to work for over 26 years. They are a perfect ice breaker when meeting new clients and I have only one client who isn’t very happy when they walk up to greet him. The dogs have learned to stay away from him and so have I!

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