About RuffGrip

Lisa Burgett, Leader of the Pack

I grew up loving animals

I was the kid who had dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, bunnies and gerbils. When I moved out on my own, I had horses, dogs (big and small), parrots, turtles and even a pair of bearded dragons (lizards).

I spent my professional career in product design, manufacturing and quality engineering working on consumer products for companies such as Hewlett Packard, Amazon, and Kodak.  

My passion for animals continued as I volunteered at shelters, wildlife rehab facilities and with numerous dog rescue organizations (puppy mill and shelter dogs). It made me realize many organizations run on shoestring budgets. There is always a need to help a dog hit by a car or a senior left at the shelter for being “too old”. The rescues want to say yes, but are limited financially. That yes is often a matter of life or death for that dog.

I wanted to do more

RuffGrip combines my background in product design and manufacturing with my passion for animals. The idea is that we can offer innovative pet gear while giving back to the animal community. Together we can and do make a difference.

“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.” — Karen Davidson

A dog's safety is always my priority

I’ve experienced my share of rope burns holding on to a nylon leash with a dog that suddenly, unpredictably gets distracted and pulls — not safe or comfortable. Our RuffGrip leads provide the extra control I love.


Today we continue with our founding vision of providing innovative dog gear with superior grip and exceptional all-weather performance. We hope you love our products and our mission and will join us on this journey.