The DOGPAK Blog
Follow the harrowing misadventures of a world-traveling dog and his BASE jumping friend. From deserts to rainforests, mountains to oceans, these are only some of the wild adventures of Thunder the Wonder Dog and Dang Ol' Mudcat Kelly. From motorcycle mishaps to hitchhiking through Central America, from packing horses through bear country in the Sierras to hiking the Swiss Alps, follow the stories of Thunder and Mudcat and the enduring bond they share as they travel the world together.
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Who is DOGPAK?
We are a family-owned outdoor K9 gear and content company inspired by the nostalgia of my own personal travels around the globe with my pup Thunder. After 12 years, 46 States, 30 countries, and 2 transcontinental motorcycle rallies with old Thunder, I realized that my most endearing memories with my pup came from those unforgettable adventures we shared together—the kinds of journeys that don't always seem fun in the moment but have a tendency to shine in retrospect as we regale our friends over a campfire with stories that combine suspense and laughter, snorts and tears in equal parts—the kinds of memories built from a questionable unfolding of comedy and mishap, moonlit nights and misty mornings, missed switchbacks and rain soaked shoes, tall tales that grow in zeal and zest with each passing year and each retelling over a campfire on a mountain side somewhere beneath the stars. We are purveyors of type II fun and full-belly laughs on empty stomachs after long days and many miles. DOGPAK was inspired by the same kinds of adventures we hope to inspire in you. Our mission is to help other people develop the same kind of bond with their pups by making it easier to get outdoors together. We are excited to be presenting our first product: the Moab Lite daypack! Be sure to subscribe to stay updated and to receive some helpful content about adventuring with our dogs!
DOGPAK Around the World:
I am excited to announce we're going global! This summer we will be expanding internationally with locations in both the United States and Switzerland. This will help us better serve the needs of customers from different countries around the world.
The DOGPAK Blog
Why the Moab Theme?
We are an eclectic group sewn together by a familiar thread, a filament of truth that rings in each of our hearts—that we would rather be dead than dying, we would rather get born than be bored, that to simply be alive is not to be living, and that when we die, we will go gracefully raging yet grateful for having lived well. We are students of the Extraordinary, disciples of Adventure, and pupils of La Pachamama bonded by our pilgrimage along the path less traveled.
Healthy Living on a Budget for You and Your Pets
A healthy lifestyle is paramount in building and maintaining a happy balance for you and your pet. Diet and regular exercise are just as important for your pup as they are for you. However, many people are under the misconception that living and eating healthily costs more than living the average lifestyle. The truth is that while making healthy choices can be expensive, you can live a healthy lifestyle without breaking the budget.
The Evolution of the Moab Lite Dog Backpack: Progression of Prototypes
This pack had it all: it was now highly reflective after using reflective tape along the whole perimeter of the pack in addition to the two reflective stripes, the straps along the shoulder were maximally adjustable ensuring proper fit for a wide range of dog sizes and shapes, and furthermore, everything looked good.