Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
Ruff Riders Rescue is a small, all-volunteer nonprofit organization committed to rescuing dogs, providing quality care to orphaned pets, and to promoting pets as life long family members. We do not have a shelter or kennel facility; our work is performed from our homes.
HOW WE HELP
Ruff Riders Rescue is dedicated to rescuing and restoring homeless dogs to loving homes by:
Rescuing dogs from shelters or as strays
Providing shelter and foster care
Providing necessary veterinary care & spaying or neutering dogs prior to adoption
Networking with fellow rescue organizations to save and place dogs
Referring individuals who have a dog to re-home to qualified individuals who would like to adopt a dog
Screening applicants for suitable pet homes
Using and honoring adoption contracts
Promoting responsible pet ownership through educating the public in the selection, care and training of dogs
Providing follow-ups with each pet owner to ensure successful adoptions
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time and we would like to stress that this is a necessary part of rescuing and re-homing our dogs. Once we rescue an animal it is our responsibility to ensure that we place it in a home that is equipped and committed to caring for the pet for the rest of his/her natural life.
Please understand that filling out an adoption questionnaire or complying with any of our approval procedures in no way guarantees the acceptance of an adoption. We reserve the right to refuse an applicant for any reason, at our discretion.
STEP 1: Filling Out an Adoption Questionnaire.
This gives us information about your home-life and helps us to match you with a suitable companion. If a positive match is not currently available, this questionnaire also allows us immediate access to your information to compare with incoming dogs or refer you to another rescue that may have a suitable match.
The thoroughness of our questionnaire is meant to aid us in our attempt to find the best homes for our dogs and the best dog for you. Our intention is not to be nosey.
STEP 2: Meeting with Us.
Once you contact Ruff Riders Rescue and fill out a questionnaire, we will schedule an appointment to introduce you to the dog you would like to meet. During this meeting, we will discuss in detail your questionnaire and go over any additional questions or concerns we may have so that we are certain you and the dog of your choice are a good match.
STEP 3: Home Visit and Adoption Contract.
Hooray! A match has been made and we are now ready to arrange a home visit, sign the contract, and personally deliver your new canine companion.
A home visit is to confirm that you do have a physical environment that is safe for a dog and that you are comfortable with a dog in your home. In most cases, a home visit is performed at the same time we deliver your new best friend. Should we find the environment unsafe, the dog will return to the rescue until the necessary steps have been taken to make your home dog friendly. But, don't worry, we will give you information about dog proofing your home prior to our visit.
Finally, we require that you sign our adoption contract and pay a $225.00 adoption fee which includes a microchip, vaccinations and de-worming. We are a non-profit organization and this fee aids with the cost of veterinary care, food and other pet supplies, and shelter and boarding fees.
In most cases our dogs are already spayed or neutered however, if a dog is being placed unaltered due to age (too young) or a physical condition then we require the adopter to leave a $100 deposit which will be refunded upon presentation of a Certificate of Sterility for the dog.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.