MuttRuk Packs for People With Pups

Local company MuttRuk wants to outfit your adventures with dogs.

Sometimes pampering your pets means treating yourself too. One of the newest dog-friendly items on the market arrives courtesy of local company MuttRuk. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in June, founder Gretchen Dill went into large-scale production on the Phoenix 14 Backpack and the RollOut Travel Bowls.

Dill says it was her experience trying to wrangle all of her day-hike needs with those of her dogs—from waste bags, water bowls and treat pouches—that got her started.

“I felt like it was about time for a backpack solution made with both human and dogs in mind, as many of us always adventure alongside our dogs,” she says. “In addition to having waste bags, treats and a place for a used waste bag handy, I wanted to ensure there was also a handy place for our own frequent needs like sunglasses, camera phones and keys.

“By designing accessible and ergonomic pockets throughout the waist straps and shoulder straps, accessibility, training and clean-up become a lot quicker and smoother, creating a better hiking experience for both dog and owner!”

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