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Welcome to the first edition of Ruffwear's quarterly newsletter. In these updates, we bring you a host of news stories, videos and articles from around the globe all featuring Ruffwear. See what our explorer's have been up to this month.
Blind Hiker takes on the American Wilderness
Trevor Thomas, 46, had his life abruptly interrupted when he lost his sight 10 years ago through a rare eye condition.
Tennille, the first guide dog specially trained for long-distance hiking, leads the way as they hike the trails of America's backcountry together. Read more about their amazing journey on the BBC.

A Dog with a nose for Rodents
Stig, an English Springer Spaniel working for Essex-based Ecology Dogs, is probably the world’s first water vole search dog.  
He can cover large areas quickly and methodically, thanks to his protective boots, and gives his handler clear indications when water vole signs are present. Read more on the Wildlife Trusts.

Paws for celebration on Team Edward
Ruffwear Marketing Manager Jade paid a visit to East Midlands Labrador Rescue Centre in September to make a donation of Ruffwear goodies and check out the good work they have been doing.

Harry Cook founded the organisation in 1981 and received an MBE from her majesty in 2003 for his services to helping animals. Last year alone, they re-homed 128 Labradors and are aiming to beat that record by the end of 2015!

The charity which relies solely on donations is humbled to have the efforts of Wendy Hopewell by their side, who every year embarks on a massive challenge to fundraise for kennel costs and vets bills. This year, with the company of two others, ‘Team Edward’ named after Wendy’s chocolate Lab, completed her most epic challenge yet.

The Ultimate Challenge involved climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, Snowdon and cycling the 450 miles between the peaks all under 6 days. The challenge raised £17,478 and the fundraising efforts continued- this time with the dogs doing the hard work!
Team Edward’s swimathon took place at Nottingham Hydrotherapy Centre where 12 dogs, all recovering from operations took turns to swim at half hour intervals to raise a further £591.25. Follow Edward on Facebook for more updates.
Stefan and Tekila complete Alps Challenge
Explorer Stefan Wandert and his four legged companions complete their Alps Challenge to travel from Oberndorf to Meran in just ten days on foot. Read their German blog here.
'A Dream Come True'
Find out how an outdoors lover Rachel Frei Bandieri and her two dogs, Sparta and Nyx are doing on their extraordinary experience along the Nordkalottleden Trail entirely self-supported!

The expedition is to raise awareness of the ongoing climate changes.
Follow Rachel and her team on their blog to find out how they progress.
HJMreview - Ruffwear Highlands Sleeping Bag
Latest Video
Explorer Huw and camping companion Finn test the Highlands Sleeping System.
Social Media Star
Wearing Front Range™ Harness, sent via Facebook
Photo by Jazz.Paws
K9 Working Heroes
Ruffwear sponsored Meg and Jess from Enviro-Dogs featured in working dog magazine. Read online here.
Stockist of the Month
Podgy Paws resident Buddy gets ready for the rain in the new Aira™ Rain Jacket!
All Dogs Matter
Ruffwear have teamed up with All Dogs Matter to help dogs like Maggie (pictured) find their forever homes.
Ambassador Update
Anja starts at the Adacemy of Fine Arts & Design in Slovenia. Congratulations, although Vicky doesn't seem keen!
Tom and Ruby
A compilation of clips from @rubythetraildog on a trip to Innerleithen and Glentress.
Finnish Review in Retki
Siberian Husky Krafla puts the Approach Pack to the test. Download the full article from our Dropbox here.
Coming Soon
Watch out for Tilly who will be appearing in Dog Friendly magazine in her Front Range™ Harness & Aira™ Rain Jacket.
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