Happy National Dog Day!

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring — it was peace.” -Milan Kundera

Desert Dawg via Ace Kvale

“National Dog Day serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day – for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage.”

Happy National Dog Day! We’re in favor of any day that recognizes and celebrates our steadfast canine companions — especially since so many of our favorite memories, trips and hikes wouldn’t have been complete without these adventure dogs. Here’s to our loyal friends on the trail and off, whether they’re Desert Dawgs or office dogs. Below are a few of our favorite photos from fans, Osprey Athletes and Osprey Packs employees of their adventures with their #OspreyDogs.

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Osprey dog Inspektor on the Osprey AG photoshoot

Raptor 14 photo via @dirtpoet05

Hiking crew of 9 from Osprey Packs climbed 14ers Redcloud & Sunshine — the summit cairn wasn’t big enough so we added some of our backpacks. photo via Osprey’s Mychal McCormick.

@ahuskynamedshasta hiking up Bear Flat trail on Mt. Baldy with a pair of Talon 22 packs.

Rooster, Osprey Athlete @kimhavell‘s steadfast #pup companion, stands guard over her Kode 42 pack during a break from rainy weather in the Tetons

Dad, daughter & dog, weekend hike at Lake Del Valle in CA.Osprey Poco photo via @smharped

“Woman’s best friend” Linn & Luna overlooking Hardanger fjord, Norway. photo via @linnto


Osprey Packs’ Kelsy Woodson with her mountain dog, Big Boy Yonder.