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Meet the Zuke’s Pack!

We interviewed our 2019 Zuke’s Pack members to learn a bit more about why they go outside with their dogs, how it helps them bond, and of course, which Zuke’s treats they bring along on the trail. You can follow all of their adventures on Instagram for outdoor inspiration.

Performance Nutrition for Your Adventure Dog

Fats, proteins, calories, electrolytes, H20. What ingredients should you look for when choosing the perfect snack for your four-legged trail buddy? Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Deming weighs in.

7 Dog-Friendly Desert Hikes in Southeast Utah

Looking for great places to explore with your pup in the spring and fall? From Corona Arch to Bears Ears National Monument, check out seven of our favorite dog-friendly desert hikes in southeast Utah.

Tails from the Trail: 1,000 Miles Across Patagonia

#ZukesPack ambassador Stevie Anna Plummer reports on the adventure of a lifetime in Patagonia with her dog, Darcie, and horses, Sundance and Bandido.

8 Tips for Winter Hiking with Your Dog

From protecting paws to picking the perfect coat, here are some tips to keep your best friend safe and comfortable during winter adventures, whether you’re summiting mountains, snowshoeing through a meadow or walking around the city block.

7 Ways to Hike With Your Dog Off Leash (And Not Be a Jerk)

Public trails can sometimes resemble a battlefield. How can the dog-fearing mountain biker and Susie’s gaggle of mountaineer pugs coexist? As with most raging debates in the hiking community, the solution doesn’t have to be that hard. (Hint: Everything can be resolved with mutual respect. In short, don’t be self-centered.)

Packing Essentials for Outdoor Adventures With Your Dog

Before you hit the trail, read our handy checklist of recommended gear to pack for you and your pup, which we wrote with our friends at Osprey Packs.

Tails from the Trail: Late-Season Camping at Songdog Ranch, California

“Corbin’s idea of adventure does not involve miles of exploration, speed or a ton of adrenaline . . . He has taught us to make an adventure out of the often quieter, simpler things.” #Zuke’sPack ambassadors Natalia Martinez and Bill Parsons take a cue from their wise senior Labrador, Corbin, to go a bit slower and savor every moment during a late November camping trip.

Tails from the Trail: Prepping for ‘Patagone’

Zuke’s is proud to support ambassador Stevie Anna Plummer as she and her pup, Darcie, embark on Patagone, a 1,000-mile exploration through Patagonia on horseback. By traveling via traditional horse packing, Stevie Anna hopes to inspire others to make the most out of every moment on an exploration, while respecting and understanding the local culture. Learn more about how Stevie Anna prepared Darcie for this journey of a lifetime!

Dogs Change Lives! Rescued Pups Inspire Bryce LaDuc to Live Life Off Leash

“I tell people all the time, ‘If you want a life full of adventure, go adopt a dog,’” Bryce LaDuc says. “If you’re looking to be inspired, and you’re looking to be outdoors, rescuing a dog not only changes their life, but it’s definitely going to change yours. They’re going to help you accomplish things that you didn’t even know you wanted to accomplish. They are going to push you to try new things. It’s truly amazing.” Read more of Bryce’s inspirational story that all started when she rescued two border collie mixes.

6 Tips for Road Tripping With Your Dog

Our #zukespack friend, Alison Turner, learned early on that freedom consists of long road trips and camping, which is why she spends most of her time traveling in her van with her rescue dog Max. In this post, Alison shares some valuable advice about road tripping with your pup that she’s learned along the way.

Lessons in Love from My Dogs

“Love is the one thing that has a beginning but not an end, that makes more space the more it grows. It’s the one thing that lasts forever.” Guest blogger Steph Davis shares lessons in love and loss that she learned from her dogs, Fletch and Cajun.

Riley and Kona: Love at First Chase

Sometimes it’s not always puppy love at first sight. Meet Riley and Kona, two star-crossed Aussies who eventually became best buds thanks to their mutual love for adventure.

Looking for Love? Check Out Your Local Animal Shelter

Dogs may not bring you flowers or take you to the movies, but they can ease your heart, make you smile daily, and take you on the best adventures, as guest blogger Bryce LaDuc shares in this post about her rescue pups, Tonto and Finn.

Tails from the Trail: Patrick Meiering, Zuke’s Founder

Take a hike down memory lane with Zuke’s founder Patrick on the Elbert Creek Trail in Durango, Colorado, where he was inspired to start a company focused on healthy, natural pet treats to fuel lifetime adventures with our four-legged friends.


It’s more than just a belief—getting outside with our dogs is a way of life for us at Zuke’s. Before Patrick created what Zuke’s is today, he practiced the same path through life. He knew that being outside, hiking, biking, walking, exploring with his dog was far more important than anything else.

Celebrating 20 Years: Zuke’s Founder Patrick Meiering Remembers the Past and Looks to the Future

It all started with a guy named Patrick and his dog named Zuke . . .