Monday, December 8, 2014

Backcountry K-9 "Explore" Gear

We're stoked to introduce our "Explore" gear in a Silipint Silicone Pint Glass and classic T-Shirt!

We worked with illustrator Katie Grundl to create this classic design. With a retro flair, it perfectly captures how we feel about getting out for adventures with our dogs.

Katie's thoughts on the design - 
"Backcountry K9 approached me with the idea of creating an illustration that encompassed the company's passion for the outdoors and our pets. Being a dog owner and outdoor enthusiast myself, I was excited to find inspiration from my everyday activities. I created the piece so that both the dog and mountains were equally highlighted as important. I went with a very 2-dimensional textured look that mimicked the look of other timeless outdoor brands."

Thursday, October 30, 2014

We Want to Hear from You!

At Backcountry K-9, we love dogs just as much as you do. That is why we strive to offer you the best outdoor dog gear available, carrying products from the best brands to ensure that you receive the highest quality gear.

We also love our customers here at Backcountry K-9!

Now it’s time to hear from you.

We want to know what products you and your dogs love, what brands are your favorites, how you use the products we sell and more.

What are your favorite places to camp with your dog and what items are must-haves? What's the best story you have about a product you purchased from Backcountry K-9? Whatever your thoughts are, tell us!

Stories and testimonials like this are what we want to hear. We are looking for some of our best customers to become champions of the brands we carry on Backcountry K-9. Your stories and first-hand accounts will help us better our selection and tailor a more beneficial shopping experience. Also, your information will help us better understand how our customers use the products we feature.

It's all about listening to our customers!

To participate, simply post on our wall, send us an email, or tweet us with your stories. We might feature them in our upcoming content! We will continue to update you on this process as we search for some of our best customers who could become Backcountry K-9 brand champions.

If we are interested, we will contact you with more information about this program and next steps.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please let us know by emailing

We look forward to hearing from you!

A special thanks to the dogs (and their owners) who appear above from top left to bottom right: Christine L. with her dogs, Bobby and Janis; Jonathan R.and his dog, Buddha; Ramey N. with Moe and Dyna; Crystal G. and her dog, Khaleesi; Anna R. and her dog, Izzie; Andrea R. and her dog, Luna; Christina S. and her dog, Dori; Chesy N., Travis H. and their dog, NakitaMelinda M. and her dog, Janice.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fall Sale and Coupon

It's that time of year for Fall colors and Fall savings at Backcountry K-9!

Now through 11/3/14 save on great gear from EzyDog, OllyDog, Hurtta and more. If it's not on sale, make your own save with the the 20% Off One Full-Priced Item coupon!


Code: 20FALL14
Save 20% on a single full-priced item in your cart (applies to the highest priced item). Excludes sale priced items, Open Box items and Gift Certificates. Expires 11/3/2014.

Shop the sale and use the coupon now

Saturday, October 4, 2014

New at Backcountry K-9 - Petflect Reflective Safety Vest

New at Backcountry K-9 check out the Petflect Reflective Safety Vest. It's easy to fit, lightweight and very bright.

The blaze orange color is easy to see during the day and the reflective details light up bright at night when reflecting light.

At only $16.95, you won't find a better value in a quality reflective vest.

Shop the Petflect Reflective Safety Vest at Backcountry K-9

Our Take: New and Updated Ruffwear Leashes

As part of Ruffwear's late Summer product launch we were introduced to two new and one updated leash.

Ruffwear Ridgeline Leash
The all new Ruffwear Ridgeline Leash (pictured above) is great for anyone who likes a minimalist leash. With 15mm Wavelength webbing that stretches to 4.25', the Ridgeline is a comfortable leash that you can carry in your pocket or dog's pack, without bulk. It weighs just 2 ounces.

The new low-profile Crux clip is as cool as it is strong.

I keep one in the car for those unexpected times you need a leash.

Show the Ruffwear Ridgeline at Backcountry K-9

Ruffwear Double Track Coupler

Do you walk more than one dog? If so, the new Double Track Coupler is for you! With Wavelength webbing on each side, the 12" coupler stretches up to 19" to dappen pulls.

The Crux clips and anodized aluminum V-ring provide secure attachment points.

Shop the Ruffwear Double Track Coupler at Backcountry K-9

Ruffwear Quick Draw Dog Leash
The Ruffwear Quick Draw is a great accessory for any adventure where you might need quick access to a leash. It simply attaches to and then wraps around your dog's collar. When you need a leash, grab and pull the red tab; you instantly have control.

We use the Quick Draw when camping to obey leash laws around camp and at the beach. You might like it at the park or on the trail for quick control when you need it.

Shop the Ruffwear Quick Draw at Backcountry K-9

Our Take: Ruffwear Beacon Safety Light

As part of Ruffwear's late Summer product launch this year, the Ruffwear Beacon safety light was updated. Here's our take -

Bright and easy to use. With two clips to attach to coats and collars, the Beacon is a breeze to use. The shielded button is slightly recessed so it won't turn off as your dog moves around but isn't difficult for you to use. The light dispersing lens makes it so bright you won't believe it is one LED.

Tough and waterproof. That about sums it up. It can take whatever your dog dishes out.

Easy to change batteries. The Beacon uses two 2032 coin cell batteries that can be replaced without tools. No more hunting for your micro screw driver to change the batteries.

What we dig - it just works. With two black labs, the Beacon is a must in our camping kit to keep them visible at night. If you're a nighttime or early morning walker or runner you'll like the flashing modes to keep your dog visible to cars.

Shop Ruffwear Beacon lights at Backcountry K-9

Our Take: Ruffwear Urban Sprawl Dog Bed

With Ruffwear's late Summer product launch this year, they brought back and improved upon an old favorite product of ours, the Urban Sprawl Dog Bed. Here's what we dig about this bed -

It's luxurious. In two sizes, this bed is big and comfortable for your dog. It has a full 6" of loft.

Two firmness settings. One of the cool improvements is the ability to flip the mattress from a soft side to a firm side. Use the firm side in warmer weather or for older dogs that might have a harder time getting out of bed they've sunk down in to. My 10 yr old lab loves this side.

Use the softer setting in cool weather or for dog's that prefer to "nest" in their bed.

Easy to clean. Of course the cover comes off and the each piece can be washed. But, for day to day cleaning, the microfiber top just wipes off and looks great. Hair doesn't easily stick to it and can be swept off.

Looks great anywhere. In two colors, the bed looks great whether it's in your tent or living room. And, it works great anywhere with a waterproof, recycled polyester fabric base.

Wears well. I have an original (~ 6 years old) Urban Sprawl in my office that is used daily, sometimes by both dogs at the same time. It won't try to tell you it looks new but it looks better than any bed I've owned. It still has plenty of loft and doesn't feel "lumpy" like many beds do over time.

Notice from the picture above that the microfiber top now stretches across the entire bed, edge-to-edge.