It looks like a piece of Obsidian from our nearby lava flows, but it’s Gnawt-a-Rock™! This durable throw toy is inspired by natural volcanic glass formed by rapidly cooling lava from Pacific Northwest volcanoes. Unlike Obsidian, the Gnawt-a-Rock is made with natural latex rubber, with a faceted, gum-massaging surface. Its irregular shape creates an erratic bounce, and it has a treat-dispensing design for interactive play and reward. Part of the Pacific Gnaw-west toy collection inspired by Ruffwear’s home of Bend, Oregon, and its natural surroundings.
- Durable, chew-resistant
- Erratic bounce for engaging fetch
- Faceted surface for gum-massaging
- Internal chamber holds kibble or small training treats
- Treat dispensing design for interactive play
- Size suitable for large-mouthed dogs
Natural latex rubber
Since 1994, Ruffwear has always done things a little differently. We are driven by our shared passion for the canine-human connection. We are proudly self-funded, and by managing our business with thoughtfulness and intention, and reinvesting our profits, we give ourselves the freedom to pursue purpose rather than profit, to innovate, and to seek continuous improvement in everything we do.
We are an adventurous and curious group. We’re self-reliant, but we’re also collaborative. We push the boundaries, but we don’t take unnecessary risks. We believe in honesty, transparency and integrity, and we honor each other’s hard work by offering gratitude and respectful feedback. We treat each other like family with support and trust.
And we have fun. We go skiing together – and rafting, and camping, and hiking. We gather around the breakfast table, toasting coffee and OJ, and meet for beers after work. We take our dogs to the dog park, and when we need a laugh, we let them run off leash in the office. We’re passionate, and we love what we do. Sometimes we cry tears of joy or frustration together – we might be a little sensitive, but hey, we’re dog people.
Since 1994, Ruffwear has been dedicated to building gear for outdoor athletes and their human companions. We believe that our products should perform and that performance should be measured by the ability to enhance our outdoor adventures with our dogs. These guiding principles, along with a desire to push the boundaries and explore, are what fuel our soul and drive us to create the best dog gear possible. Thanks for sharing the adventure with us.
Designed from a dog’s perspective
At Ruffwear, we believe our dog’s gear should perform just as well as our own. We use technical fabrics with an athletic fit to guide us to the edge of exploration.
Connections built to last
Every Ruffwear leash is custom-designed, from the webbing patterns inspired by our favorite wild places to secure, ergonomically-crafted hardware.
Go the distance, get a grip
We partner with Vibram® to engineer outsoles for year-round trail conditions. Outdoor adventurers can forge new paths and take the trail less traveled.
Trail tested promise
All of our products are rigorously field tested and we proudly guarantee against defects in materials and craftsmanship.