BEND, Oregon — Ruffwear, the leader in performance dog gear, is donating more than $20,000 to three Central Oregon nonprofit animal shelters.

The funds were raised through Ruffwear’s Warehouse Sale in Bend on Friday, November 17. More than 600 people turned out to find deals on samples, discontinued styles and gently used demo gear, ranging from collars to boots to apparel. More than 2,400 items were sold.



Proceeds from the sale are being split among three organizations: Brightside Animal Shelter in Redmond, Humane Society of the Ochocos in Prineville and Three Rivers Humane Society in Madras.

The donation, says Ruffwear President Will Blount, stems from the company’s beliefs in partnering with organizations that support effective adoption campaigns and that all dogs should have active, loving homes.

“We were thrilled by the turnout for the sale,” Blount says. “We sold the vast majority of the gear available. We’re pleased to be able to support the important work of these three nonprofits.”

Learn more about Ruffwear and its performance dog gear at


Ruffwear’s mission is to build performance dog gear to enhance and inspire exploration for outdoor adventurers and their human companions. For more than 20 years, Ruffwear Performance Dog Gear™ has combined technology, quality, fit, function, and safety to facilitate its belief that every dog is an explorer. The company is based in Bend, Oregon.

Ruffwear is committed to enhancing the lives of all dogs and their human companions through relationships with Best Friends Animal Society and The Conservation Alliance. Through its Ruff Adventure Dog Adoption Program with Best Friends, Ruffwear covers the cost of adoption fees and travel expenses for newly adopted dogs from the Kanab, Utah sanctuary, as well as a new Ruffwear collar and leash to go home with. By protecting wild places for their habitat and recreation values through membership in The Conservation Alliance, Ruffwear works to ensure there are plenty of wild, open spaces for dogs and their humans to enjoy together.

Ruffwear sells its products through specialty pet and outdoor retailers as well as at For more info, please contact Kate Ketschek, or 603-828-1050.

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