Adopting Your Adventure Buddy – Outside Online


Adopting a dog is a big commitment. But that commitment also comes with big rewards, especially when you find a dog who is not only an amazing companion, but also the perfect adventure buddy. We caught up with four dog-human packs that have formed special bonds over spending time recreating outside. From trail running and mountain biking to paddle boarding and climbing, these dogs don’t miss a beat when it comes to outdoor activities with their humans.

Watch to learn more about how these dogs went from in need of a home to living the ultimate outdoor lifestyles.

Knute + Rachel and Charles

When Rachel Pohl and Charles Post decided to bring home a Samoyed they knew their active lifestyle would be a good match. Like most Northern breeds, Samoyeds are known for needing plenty of exercise, and Knute was no exception. Watch to see how Knute encourages his family to get outside more, no matter the weather.

Knute is eating Hill’s Prescription Diet Gastrointestinal Biome Dry Dog Food and Hill’s Prescription Diet Original Dog Treats.

Sage and Arrow + Amber

Amber Pitcher adopted her first dog Ariel at the age of 15 and her life has revolved around dogs ever since. When Ariel passed, Amber worried she wouldn’t have room for another dog in her heart. But her foster dog Sage, who she eventually adopted, proved her wrong. Now Amber and her husband Matt have two adventure pups—Sage and Arrow, who they rescued as a puppy after adopting Sage. Watch to see how their family travels around the country in an RV, enjoying dog-friendly adventures and opportunities for training as they go.

Sage and Arrow are eating Hill’s Natural Jerky Strips and Hill’s Science Diet Adult dry dog food.

Ollie + Stephen

Stephen Martin met his perfect adventure buddy when his sister, who works as a veterinarian, called him to stay she had found the dog for him. Since that day, Ollie and Stephen have spent more than ten years hiking, camping, biking, and enjoying the outdoors together. Watch to learn more about how Stephen keeps Ollie fueled for their adventures, even as a senior dog.

Ollie is eating Hill’s Soft-Baked Naturals treats and Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ dry dog food.

Queso + Mo

Professional Climber Maureen “Mo” Beck has been rock climbing for more than 20 years. Queso joined her pack as the ultimate crag dog—accompanying her mom on climbing trips and other outdoor pursuits. Watch to learn more about their adventures together and how Mo trained Queso using high-value rewards so Queso could join her on all of her adventures.

Queso is eating Hill’s Soft-Baked Naturals treats, Hill’s Natural Jerky Strips, and Hill’s Science Diet Adult dry dog food.

At Hill’s Pet Nutrition, our nutrition is inspired by science, not trends, to create differences you can see, feel and trust. Science-led nutrition is designed to anticipate each pet’s ever-changing needs, keeping pet parents a step ahead so they can enjoy every day with their pet. Our food scientists understand the combinations of nutrients and ingredients that deliver unique nutritional benefits for pets of every age, size and need. Plus, more U.S. veterinarians recommend Hill’s products than any other brand. Hill’s Prescription Diet therapeutic nutrition and our everyday foods, Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Healthy Advantage are sold worldwide at vet clinics, pet specialty retailers and e-retailers. For more information about Hill’s, our products and our forward-thinking approach to nutrition, visit us at or, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

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