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Our Featured Graceville, FL Partner:

Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends

1003 Hwy 173
Graceville, FL 32440
(850) 863-7833

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.

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

The panhandle of Florida. Okaloosa County, Walton County, Escambia county, Santa Rosa county, Jackson County, Washington County, Bay, Holmes.

About Our Shelter:

Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends aka "Ruff Rescue" is a 501© 3 corporation that was founded as a "no kill" shelter. Our mission is to stop the need for euthanization by educating the public that spaying/neutering will stop the need for animal control to the point that there will only be "wanted" pups in the world. Also, our mission includes finding loving homes with responsible people who will genuinely love their pet but understands that these dogs and pups depend on the human race for protection, shelter and most importantly love. We are in search for responsible adoptive parents who will provide all preventative medicines available for their pet as prescribed by the veterinarian, medical check ups and medical care which will allow them to live long healthy lives. We require that any adopted dog or pup from Ruff shelter be given monthly heartworm preventative from a vet…flea and tick preventatives from a vet, vaccinations by a vet and to be given on time. We require room for the dog or pup to safely run and play in a secure fenced area while at the same time providing our adopted dog or pup as much love and respect as humanly possible. in order to show these dogs and pups that they have a purpose on this earth. Most importantly we feel that the dog should be respected and treated as a family member.

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Come Meet our Pets:

see our website and see our video on what our shelter looks like, what we are about and come to 91 Ready Avenue in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. We are open to the public from 10am until 7pm every day of the week and even holidays.

Our Adoption Process:

Our fees vary due to changes in vet costs for neutering and spading... and we require an adoption application that is reviewed by the board of directors as to whether accepted or not. We are very careful who adopts a dog from RUFF. We feel that they have had a tough life before they came here and we wish for them to have a wonderful "forever" home. All of our dogs are microchipped, heartworm tested, spayed/neutered and up to date on shots before they are adopted. We do not allow any dog to leave without these things unless there is a medical reason that they cannot (which is required by a doctor).

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 or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.