In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links, posts, photos and other material on this website:
Any/all of the links on this website could be affiliate links of which RuffChamp.com receives a small commission if you click through and purchase something. The price is the same for you. That said, the products and information disclosed on RuffChamp.com is meant to help you. We use the affiliate links to allow us to keep producing content that helps you and dog owners all over the world.
RuffChamp.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Pages on this site may include affiliate links to Amazon and its affiliate sites on which the owner of this website will make a referral commission.
What is an Affiliate Link?
An affiliate link is a link to another website that contains a special tracking code. If you click that special link and make a purchase, RuffChamp.com gets paid a percentage on your total purchase. For example, if you click through a dog collar link on RuffChamp.com and the link takes you to Petco where you end up purchasing dog food ($15), cat food ($15), and a dog chew toy ($10), and not the original dog collar, we would get paid a percentage (let’s say 1% – the percent varies greatly) of the total order value ($40) . The percentage payout varies by partner and product and frankly, we don’t typically consider the percentage payout because it varies so much between partners and products. We simply show you what we think is best and let the rest take care of itself. The price of the item(s) remain the same for you whether it is an affiliate link or not and using affiliate links helps us to maintain this website and support our families.
In some cases, we may also use a link and provide a discount code for an item. In these cases, we may still earn an affiliate commission and the price may actually be LESS for you by using this link or tracking code.
Again, for simplicity, assume that any link on RuffChamp.com is an affiliate link and that we may/will make a commission if you purchase through these links (though the price remains the same for you).
When Do I Use Affiliate Links?
If we post a link to a product or service, the product or service will be something we personally use, support and would recommend without an affiliate link. However, where possible, we have partnered with retailers or manufacturers to make product or service links affiliate links.
We know that many bloggers accept free products for review or write sponsored posts and while we personally don’t find anything wrong with this (as long as the nature of the relationship is disclosed properly), it is our personal policy to purchase products and use them ourselves before promoting to or linking to them.
Our first priority is to provide resources to help you improve you and your pets life, and we will only link to products or resources (affiliate or otherwise) that fit within this purpose (as far as we can foresee).
Nature of Affiliate Relationships
Please note that promoted products and services are from third party companies. We do not control these companies or have a financial interest in them other than an affiliate relationship unless otherwise disclosed.
For this reason, we cannot ensure that any product or service purchased through a link on RuffChamp.com is shipped on time, packaged properly, or that you will like it. Any problems or concerns with a specific product or service purchased through a link on this website should be directed to the company the product/service was purchased from.