Go Ruffly—an Off-Pavement Carrier for Your Dog

I stumbled on this while reading a post on Women ADV Riders Facebook page. The article from Jess Stone—about riding off-pavement with a dog on the back—drew my interest. But in reading her story, I was even more interested to learn Jess has started up a company called Go Ruffly, where she sells motorcycle dog carriers.


For a self-confessed, non-off-road lover, Jess has just upped the ante by carrying a 75-pound German Shepard on the back of her G650GS—wow!

Go Ruffly

In early 2022, Jess, and her dog, Moxie, will be traveling on two wheels around-the-world, where she and her German Shepard will surely be putting the Go Ruffly dog carriers to the test. I can’t wait to follow along.

Go ruffly dog carriers

What do you think of the Go Ruffly dog carrier? Have you ever ridden with a dog, and if not, would you consider it?


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Heather Lea has traveled to over 60 countries, 40 of which were on a BMW F 800 GS during a 708-day round-the-world motorcycle adventure with now-husband, Dave Sears (Trip Blog: Riding Full Circle). Heather has been a freelance writer for over twenty-five years and a book and magazine editor for more than fifteen. Aside from Expedition Portal, her stories can be found in Overland Journal, Canadian Geographic, Kootenay Mountain Culture, and Canadian Alpine Journal. She loves doing anything in the backcountry, including backpacking, four-wheel-driving, ski touring, and climbing. Heather is a Canadian now living in Bellingham, WA. Find her on Instagram @writer_heather_lea or on Facebook @heatherleawriter.