Ruff life is an apparel line with a mission!

Bradenton, Florida

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Last updated on May 5, 2017

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Julie Nickerson

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Julie Nickerson


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About rufflifeusa

Sales 212
On Etsy since 2012

My rescue dog Jack needed surgery and my town raised the money needed to save him. "Paying it Forward" became my mission for Ruff Life!

Ruff Life was created because of a rescue dog Jack needed emergency surgery and our community found out and raised the money to save him. I created a fundraising shirt and found that people still wanted to purchase it after he fundraising was over.

The entire experience was so overwhelming that I wanted to do something more...I wanted to "Pay it Forward" so the proceeds of each shirt went to helping our local shelters and rescue groups. I was then encouraged to start our own 501C3 non profit charity so we could do more. In 2013 our charity was approved and we starting making a difference.

Just recently our Jack has crossed over the rainbow bridge in July 2015. He will continue being our inspiration for more designs and products.

2016 we are starting a new project with a local hospice, helping their patients with contained care, relocation and fostering for their pets. We hope to make a difference for them in finding the solutions they request while receiving treatment. It's a project close to my heart and I hope we make a difference for the patients and their pets.

Thank you,

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  • Julie Nickerson

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I never thought rescuing a dog would change the direction of my life, but that is what happened. Creating ruff life was my way to give back and help more rescue dogs!

Shop policies

Last updated on October 2, 2015
Thank you for visiting our store! Our proceeds for our sales help rescue dogs our non profit charity called Ruff Life Charities. To see the more about our charity or to make a tax deductible donation please visit

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
We offer a 100% guarantee for our items if they are not customized. Any custom order cannot be refunded.
We ship USPS or you can pick up locally at our FL markets
Additional policies and FAQs
Please let me know if you are picking your order up at one of our markets. I will waive the shipping fees!