All orders deliver duty free, plus FREE shipping on orders $99.95 and over.

Dog Packs

Backpacking, camping, and long days on the trail? If your furry trail companion is ready to carry their own gear and you’re wondering which dog backpacks, dog hydration packs or saddlebags for dogs to choose, we can help.

Red Sumac (607) Red Sumac (607) Red Sumac (607) Red Sumac (607)
Palisades™ Dog Backpack colors

Palisades™ Dog Backpack

multi-day backpacking pack

4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
48 Reviews
Original price $163.95 CAD
Campfire Orange (815) Blue Dusk (407) Campfire Orange (815) Blue Dusk (407) Campfire Orange (815) Blue Dusk (407) Campfire Orange (815) Blue Dusk (407) Campfire Orange (815)
Approach™ Dog Backpack colors

Approach™ Dog Backpack

day hiking & overnight pack

4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
29 Reviews
Original price $107.95 CAD
New Design
River Rock Green (355) Basalt Gray (042) River Rock Green (355) Basalt Gray (042) River Rock Green (355) Basalt Gray (042) River Rock Green (355) Basalt Gray (042) River Rock Green (355)
Front Range™ Day Pack colors

Front Range™ Day Pack

day pack

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
141 Reviews
Original price $74.95 CAD
Blue Pool (410) Lichen Green (315) Blue Pool (410) Lichen Green (315) Blue Pool (410) Lichen Green (315) Blue Pool (410) Lichen Green (315) Blue Pool (410)
Trail Runner™ Dog Running Vest colors

Trail Runner™ Dog Running Vest

Running & Hydration Vest

4.4
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
31 Reviews
Original price $96.95 CAD
Clear Lake (102) Clear Lake (102) Clear Lake (102)
Trail Runner™ Soft Flask colors

Trail Runner™ Soft Flask

Water & Hydration

4.3
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
16 Reviews
Original price $15.95 CAD
Basalt Gray (042) Basalt Gray (042) Basalt Gray (042) Basalt Gray (042) Basalt Gray (042)
Brush Guard™ Harness Add-On colors

Brush Guard™ Harness Add-On

chest protection, lifting support

4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
10 Reviews
Original price $31.95 CAD
Graphite Gray (033) Graphite Gray (033) Graphite Gray (033) Graphite Gray (033) Graphite Gray (033)
Swamp Cooler Core™ Harness & Pack Add-On colors

Swamp Cooler Core™ Harness & Pack Add-On

cooling harness & pack add-on

4.6
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
13 Reviews
Original price $31.95 CAD
Granite Gray (035) Granite Gray (035) Blue Moon (460) Red Sumac (607) Granite Gray (035) Blue Moon (460) Red Sumac (607) Granite Gray (035) Blue Moon (460) Red Sumac (607) Granite Gray (035) Blue Moon (460) Red Sumac (607)
Switchbak™ Dog Harness colors

Switchbak™ Dog Harness

harness with pockets

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
220 Reviews
Original price $74.95 CAD $37.48 CAD
Red Clay (609) Aurora Teal (421) Blue Moon (460) Red Clay (609) Aurora Teal (421) Blue Moon (460) Red Clay (609) Aurora Teal (421) Blue Moon (460) Red Clay (609) Aurora Teal (421) Blue Moon (460) Red Clay (609)
Front Range™ Day Pack colors

Front Range™ Day Pack

day pack

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
141 Reviews
Original price $85.95 CAD $64.46 CAD
1L Collapsible Water Bottle
1L Collapsible Water Bottle colors

1L Collapsible Water Bottle

4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
102 Reviews
Original price $13.95 CAD
Discontinued
0.6L Collapsible Water Bottle
0.6L Collapsible Water Bottle colors

0.6L Collapsible Water Bottle

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
73 Reviews
Original price $14.00 CAD $10.50 CAD
Discontinued Design
Twilight Gray (025) Twilight Gray (025) Twilight Gray (025) Twilight Gray (025) Twilight Gray (025)
Brush Guard™ colors

Brush Guard™

chest protection, lifting support

4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
81 Reviews
Original price $40.00 CAD $30.00 CAD

With a Ruffwear dog packs and dog backpacks, your dog can join you on even more outdoor adventures! Some dogs just love to have a job on the trail, and you might appreciate not having to shoulder the whole load. Our backpacks for dogs come in several different sizes with lots of adjustability for an optimal fit.

Our different hiking packs for dogs carry different amounts of gear and supporting varying lengths of adventures – from day hikes to multi-day treks, and for simply carrying hydration or all the essentials for an backcountry living. Each of our styles has been trail tested and designed from a dog's perspective, distributing the weight evenly over their shoulders where it's most comfortable. Some things you'll find in our dogs' packs for a day hike: a bowl, treats, water, pick-up bags, dog boots. Ready to hit the trail?

Frequently Asked Questions

It's best to keep the total carrying weight (including the pack and its contents) under 25% of your dog's body weight. First-time backpackers may want to go even lighter. And, as always, it's a great idea to check in with your vet.

Example: A 45-pound (20-kg) dog's pack should weigh no more than 11.25 pounds (5 kg) including food, water, gear, and the pack itself.

Some things you'll find in our dogs' packs for a day hike include a travel dog bowl, treats, water, pick-up bags, and dog boots. You may fit more or less depending on the size of the pack and how long you plan to be out.

You can use a dog pack for activities like hiking, camping, and backpacking with a dog. Some even use them on everyday adventures and walks. Whether you're scaling mountains or exploring local trails, a dog pack allows your pup to comfortably carry their share of essentials like food, water, and waste bags.

Choosing the right dog pack depends on your dog's unique characteristics and your planned activities. First, consider your dog's size and measure their girth to ensure a comfortable fit. Next, think about the adventures you'll share. Day packs are ideal for hikes, while multi-day adventures necessitate a larger pack. Trail runners will appreciate streamlined packs that prioritize speed and comfort. Finally, remember that a dog pack should never exceed 25% of your dog's body weight. Start light and gradually increase the weight as your dog adjusts to their new backpacker role.