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Our Featured Milton, GA Partner:

Ruff Dog Rescue

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.

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Ruff Dog Rescue is foster based, non-profit 501(c)3 dog and cat rescue located in Milton, GA.

We have transport available to the Tri-state area and New England on an individual basis. Additional fees will apply. Contact us at for more details.

About Our Rescue Group:

Ruff Dog Rescue, Inc. ("RDR") is a NO KILL, foster-based, non-profit, 501(c)3 all-breed pet rescue located in Milton, GA.

Through the collaborated efforts of our dedicated volunteers, we rescue dogs and cats from Georgia's High/Quick KILL shelters and place them in foster homes until suitable, permanent homes are found. Our foster families aim to nurture, socialize and train the rescues to facilitate their development while they await adoption.

At RDR we also strive to educate the public to reduce the homeless pet population by spaying and neutering, and to adopt-not shop! Our group is founded on the principle that no animal should die unwanted or unloved. We turn Ruff Starts into New Beginnings. RDR is solely funded by adoption fees and donations.

How You Can Help! With the huge numbers of unwanted dogs and cats in the South, the animals depend on all of us to save them. You can make a difference in RDR's mission in many ways. We are always looking to add to our network of compassionate foster families. We accept fosters living in the Atlanta metro and north Georgia areas. Please visit our website and fill out a Foster Application at if you’re interested and we’ll be in touch!

We also need volunteers in a number of capacities, including administrative support staff, marketing and advertising, accounting, transport, helping at adoption events, walking/running dogs, and even "liking" and sharing our Ruff Dog Rescue GA Facebook page. If you are interested in becoming a RDR volunteer, please use the Contact Us page on our website.

Donations of funds and supplies are desperately needed and greatly appreciated. The Ruff Crew and pups rely heavily on compassionate people and organizations tax-deductible contributions to fuel our mission of animal rescue. To make a monetary donation please visit our "Donate" page on our website.

We are in persistent need of the following supplies:

- New or lightly used blankets, towels, pet toys, medium/large kennels, exercise pens, leashes, collars (small puppy size to medium adult size), walking harnesses (Easy Walk Harnesses), and outdoor kennel runs;

- Dog food (protein first ingredient), treats and rawhides; and

- Puppy Potty/Training Pads

Donations may be dropped off at either adoption events or at our Milton, GA facility, Monday – Friday, 1:00-4:00pm. Please text 770-843-3334 to schedule a drop-off or if a pickup is needed for larger items.

It's all about the rescues at RDR; all funds received go directly to helping a dog/cat in need. No administrative fees or salaries are deducted or paid. The volunteers of RDR give endlessly of their time. Meet the Ruff Crew and see the passion and dedication. Thank you in advance for your support of RDR.

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Come Meet our Pets:

Please join us at our next adoption event! We host adoption events on an as-needed basis. Please check our website or Facebook page for upcoming events. The Ruff dogs and crew would love to meet you!

Our Adoption Process:

Ruff Dog Rescue FIRST requires a submitted adoption application; Vet reference required. We will then schedule a meet and greet with the requested pet. A home visit will be conducted prior to finalizing an adoption.

Visit our website at to submit an application to foster or adopt.

All of our animals are examined by a veterinarian, spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, given age-appropriate vaccinations, dewormed, heartworm tested, and treated if necessary.

Please email questions to

Adoption Fees:
Puppies 2-7 months $350
Puppies 8-12 months $300
Dogs 1-7 years $250

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.