Come for the action, leave with a dog - the Ruff Adventure Dogs come to the GoPro Mountain Games

The GoPro Mountain Games showcase the best athletes in climbing, kayaking, road-cycling, mountain biking, slacklining, SUP’ ing, rafting, trail running, fly fishing, and of course dogs. What would any of these adventures be without our trusty canine companions?

What? You say you don’t have a dog? Well, if you’re visiting the 2016 GoPro Mountain Games, that might just change. Ruffwear and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary are bringing their Ruff Adventure Dog Adoption Program to Vail. Each day of the Games, 5 adventure-ready dogs will be roaming the venue looking for that perfect adventure partner—and they could be yours, for free.

As an adventure-loving, outdoor oriented organization, Ruffwear believes dogs make the best outdoor adventure partners. And 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. Ruffwear and Best Friends will be at the Games playing match-maker between active, adoptable dogs from Best Friends’ Colorado partners and GoPro Mountain Games attendees looking for their new adventure partner. All approved adoptions will be paid for, including travel fees from Colorado, by Ruffwear. And each adopted dog will also go home ready for adventure with a new Ruffwear collar and leash.

“We believe the GoPro Mountain Games is the perfect venue for matching high energy, outdoor-loving, adoptable dogs with the active, outdoor attendees and competitors. Partnering with a local Colorado Best Friends affiliated rescue group, we’re hoping to find forever homes for lots of great dogs over the weekend,” said Ruffwear’s Greg Freyberg.

The Details:

  • Five outdoor-loving, fresh air-seeking, adoptable dogs will be roaming the Games on June 9, 10, and 11. (Look for the “Adopt Me” sign on their harness.)
  • Find your soul mate? Grab an adoption form and get started.
  • Adoption and travel fees from Denver, CO to your nearest major airport are covered by Ruffwear. And to get your buddy started off right, Ruffwear will also throw in a new collar and leash.

In May 2015, Ruffwear initiated a two-year, $50,000 partnership with Best Friends Animal Society. Through financial, in-kind product support and the Ruff Adventure Dog Adoption Program, the two organizations have been working together to match adventurous, outdoor-loving dogs with adventurous, outdoor-loving people, essentially, Ruffwear’s customers. Since the RAD Adoption Program went live, 28 dogs have found their forever homes. Ruffwear has covered the cost of adoption fees and airfare, as well as provided 650 new collars and leashes.