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Our Featured Westford, MA Partner:
Rescued Rottweilers United with Friends & Family, Inc.
Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
PO Box 4129
Westford, MA 01886
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine, and Rhode Island
About Our Rescue Group:RRUFF (Rescued Rottweilers United with Friends and Family, Inc.) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization composed of volunteers who all have a love of the Rottweiler breed and a desire to help homeless Rottweiler dogs find their *forever* families.
RRUFF rescues unwanted and abandoned Rottweiler dogs from shelters in New England. We also take on a limited number of owner surrender cases where there are exigent circumstances. Each dog is put through a rigid temperament evaluation to test their suitability for placement with a family. Once the dog passes the evaluation he or she is accepted into our program and placed in foster care. While in foster care each dog learns basic obedience, house manners, crate training and how to live harmoniously with a family.
We list biographies and photos of the available dogs on our Web site and hold events at local pet stores to gain exposure for the dogs in our program that are looking for forever homes. We have a detailed adoption application process which ensures that adoptive families meet our qualifications for adoption. Subsequent to adoption we follow-up on the dogs we have placed to make sure they are thriving in their adoptive homes. We also offer training and behavioral support to adoptive families. If, for whatever reason, the adoption does not work out we require that any dog adopted from RRUFF be returned to RRUFF.
Come Meet our Pets:RRUFF houses dogs in foster homes. We do not maintain a shelter or facility.
We list upcoming events on our website.
Our Adoption Process:All prospective adopters must fill out RRUFF, Inc.'s adoption application. The application process consists of an interview with the applicant, a veterinary check, three personal reference checks, and a home check. The applicant will be required to show that they are financially stable and able to properly care for the Rottweiler. Further, RRUFF, Inc. will require a showing of responsible pet ownership by the applicant. If the applicant rents or lives with family members, an additional check with the owner of the home will be made to ensure that Rottweilers are allowed on the property. RRUFF, Inc. may also contact the applicant's local Animal Control Officer.
RRUFF, Inc. dogs are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. They are currently vaccinated, have been tested for parasites, and are on monthly heartworm preventative. Tattoos or implanted microchips have been applied for tracking purposes. RRUFF, Inc. will disclose all known medical conditions, if any, as well as notifying adopter of any and all medications that must be administered. All RRUFF, Inc. Rottweilers are temperament tested by our volunteers and their health and temperament monitored prior to placement. We do not knowingly place aggressive dogs or dogs with bite incidents.
Unless otherwise noted, a donation of $100 to $300 (based on the age of the dog) is expected when you adopt your Rottweiler. This fee defers costs associated with the care and treatment of the dog prior to adoption and is non-refundable. (We accept money orders, bank checks, cash, or PayPal).