Organizations Supporting C-RAD's Work

We wouldn’t be who we are today without support of generous organizations over the years. Take the time to read about how each one of these programs helps C-RAD further our mission and support the men, women and dogs of avalanche search and rescue!



Working dogs and their human partners have been part of Ruffwear’s heart and soul since we launched the first collapsible dog bowl in 1994. From mountain snowstorms to urban disaster zones, working dogs and handlers have put our gear through rigorous testing in every type of environment and have provided invaluable feedback on fit, durability, and performance. As a young company in the nineties, these partnerships and learning experiences helped shape our journey toward who we are today – and where we’re going next.

As part of our commitment to working dogs and handlers, we’ve launched a program to design gear specifically tailored to their needs. We’re excited to share our journey with you, along with stories about the dogs and people involved, and the products that have come about as a result.


Ruffwear proudly supports avalanche rescue teams around the United States and Canada by providing gear for their highly trained rescue dogs. These specially trained dogs are skilled at locating victims buried in and under the snow. Wearing red Ruffwear Web Master Pro™ Harnesses, the rescue dogs are visible canine landmarks when cruising down the slopes of many ski resorts across North America. Using input from rescue teams, we designed the Web Master Pro™ Harness and the Patroller™ Leash to withstand the extensive wear and extreme weather conditions encountered by avalanche rescue dogs.

Ruffwear has always been a huge supporter of the working dog community, and we can’t thank them enough. They attend our schools, provide opportunity to test and review current and future products, and they have a passion for working dogs just like we do. Their generosity is evident through their uniform program, providing harnesses, leashes and collars to our avalanche dogs, as well as extending their support through other means in any way they can.


The pet supply company that wants you to keep sniffing.

Growing up on a mushroom farm is not something my brother and I thought much about as kids. But it was there, on the farm, that we developed an understanding and appreciation for the powerful health benefits of farm fresh foods. When we founded BIXBI decades later, we applied that knowledge to our line of organic mushroom supplements for dogs and cats. BIXBI’s portfolio has grown since those early days, but we’ve never lost sight of our mission to provide dogs with the absolute best nutrition, trusted ingredient sourcing and USA manufacturing.

James Crouch / Founder & CEO

How Does BIXBI Support C-RAD?

Rewards are a huge part of dog training, especially high-value treats. The BIXBI line of dog treats are perfect for our high drive/high energy dogs when we are doing obedience, engagement or reinforcing commands. BIXBI provides treats for All C-RAD dog schools to make sure dogs are getting the reward they need to keep learning.

On top of that, BIXBI support all C-RAD K9’s through a discount program on their products, ensuring these dogs get everything they need to continue doing the work they we born to do.

BIXBI provides a full sponsorship for 5 of our validated C-RAD dogs. As volunteers, providing high-quality items for our working dogs can be tough. A sponsorship like this helps teams get what they need!