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Keeping it Local: Drift Dog Outfitters – Find Your Drift

Keeping it Local – Drift Dog Outfitters – Find Your Drift

This month we highlight our good friends Ben, Meg, and Banjo at Drift Dog Outfitters. We have had lots of fun on photoshoots at the river with this crew! Ben is the son of renowned local artist, Alan Shuptrine who’s art pieces hang in the Core Homes Design Center.
Drift Dog originally started as an outdoor apparel company but have expanded to include items for the canine companion in your life.
The below article is taken from their website: www.driftdog.com

Who is Drift Dog?

Drift Dog is an outdoor apparel company for men and women who love the word “outside”. We specialize in creating apparel that is durable, comfortable, and affordable to meet everyone’s wants and needs.

The story goes like this…

Growing up with a passion for graphic design and the outdoors it was hard for Meg & Ben Shuptrine to resist. On July 20th, 2020 the recently married couple decide to take a leap of faith, and follow a past dream. The dream of starting an outdoor apparel company came alive. Drift Dog was created. A drift boat which traveled the United States and finally landed in the hands of the right person might have started the catchy two syllable name, but the Drift Dog became something bigger…



Let’s Meet the Team

Ben Shuptrine: Founder & Designer

Founder, graphic designer, and apparel designer. A design degree and a minor in entrepreneurship gives Ben the focus he needs to push Drift Dog to the next level.  “As a lover of the outdoors I feel we are always chasing something. A view on top of a mountain, or that one fish that changes your life. We think we know what’s ahead of us, but don’t. That’s the beauty of it. That’s the meaning of finding your drift…my chase is Drift Dog”


Meg Shuptrine: Co- Founder & Marketing Director

Understanding the fashion behind a brand is key for an apparel company. Meg deals with day to day social media advertising as well as creating the looks for the women’s line. She not only is the other voice of the company, but the photographer. Meg has a love for being behind the lens to give people what they truly want; professional photography.



Chattanooga home builder custom home builder Core HOMES River Breeze dogs on bank


And – Banjo – the Drift Dog himself!

Here is Boomer (looking at the camera – what a ham!) enjoying cooling off on the river bank at the River Breeze community dock with the one and only, Banjo – Drift Dog extraordinaire.






Ranger Outdoors LLC. In January 2021 the Ranger Outdoors LLC team brought Drift Dog as a team member. The four outdoor brands together create a versatile and functioning business like no other. It takes a team.







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