My name is J.J. *Foster Needed*!

Pointer Mix Puppy for adoption in Princeton, Minnesota - J.J. *Foster Needed*
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I'm being cared for by:
Ruff Start Rescue

Facts about J.J. *Foster Needed*

  • Breed: Pointer Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9117777-D150688
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

J.J. is a part of Ruff Start Rescue's 'Foster to Adopt' program.

This gives an interested family a chance to welcome her into their home while she gets her vetting up to date. You are given 10 days to determine if she is the right match for your family, and if after those 10 days you find that she is we would complete adoption.

If for any reason, she were not the right match, we would ask that you continue fostering her until an adoptive family were found. 


Hi there! My name is J.J.  I joined Ruff Start Rescue all the way from Texas.

I really enjoy my people and love to have my belly rubbed. My foster mom says that I am the sweetest girl, and will make someone very happy. 

I love toys - so much! I also enjoy a frequent game of fetch. I get along really well with dogs too, and love to play with them! 

I am a good learner too - my foster mom says I'm smart. I am house trained and kennel trained. I know that I shouldn't jump when I meet strangers, and I've got sit, lay down and shake mastered :) 

My foster mom says that I like to think I'm the boss,  I think part of it is my age, I'm currently a teenage girl, pushing boundaries. Part of her boss-like behavior is with resource guarding. I don't always want to share my treasured items (toys, food and her bed). It will be very important that my new family understand resource guarding and continue working with me on this. 

I would love an active family - walking, running, hiking, etc. I'm very eager to explore, and I have the energy to keep up with you. 

Do I sound like the girl for you? I'd love to meet you! 





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* All animals are in foster homes located throughout the Twin Cities & Central Minnesota.  We do not have a facility. *

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

About Ruff Start Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Who We Are & How We Do It

We are a small, but mighty, Non Profit 501c3 Rescue. We are a No-Kill dog and cat rescue organization in Central Minnesota. Our rescue is composed solely of volunteers who love animals. We rescue stray, neglected, abandoned, and surrendered dogs and cats and work very hard to place them in new loving homes.

This group is comprised ENTIRELY of volunteers who work full-time doing something that pays the mortgage. We do the rescue stuff (which is our true passion) after work and on the weekends. So if your phone calls or emails are not answered by a live person right away, it’s probably because we are at work and will call you as soon as we can!

By Choice

We do not have a shelter. We are of the belief that a home environment is far more desirable than a shelter or kennel. So, we rely exclusively on homes like yours in which to place our pets until they find their forever home!

We work exclusively with a foster-care program where our pet lives with you, and we pay for or provide everything. A home environment is always the most desirable and with the endless supply of animals needing homes, we just never have enough lined up. Sometimes the foster lasts a week, sometimes several months. A dog or cat will do far better adjusting when they are sitting by your chair or next to you while you are on the computer than stashed in a noisy kennel somewhere surrounded by sick and barking dogs.

We Can't Take Every Surrendered Pet
Because we don’t have a shelter, we can only take a new animal IF we have a vacant foster home for the pet to live while we seek a new forever home for him. OR, if you agree to hang onto the pet while we help them find a new home. Sadly, we are not able to assist every animal that crosses our path. There are just too many dogs & cats out there who need help. But, we DO have an extensive list of people looking for specific dogs and cats - so if you can hang onto your pet for a little longer, we might be able to assist you in placing them. No promises, but we promise to do our very best to help you find your pet their new forever home!

Our Mission Statement:

Ruff Start Rescue, is dedicated to saving all animals whose lives are at risk. Located in Princeton, MN; we are determined to educate the community about the importance of animal rescue and safety. We rescue animals from high kill facilities, rehabilitate the sick, love the unsocialized pets and maintain a 100% spay/neuter program. Ruff Start Rescue strives to end pet overpopulation and safely place all animals in loving homes.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

If you would like to make a donation, please go to and view our donations page for all of the ways you can donate!

Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our animals are in foster homes. If you would like to meet a foster animal, please fill out an application on our website:! We also have our animals available at adoption events at local Petsmarts! (Monticello, Maple Grove, and Coon Rapids).

Our Adoption Process...

The adoption process we go through is to have the potential adopter fill out an application on our website: There is then a background check done on the potentional adopter and if they pass the background check and home visits we set up a home visit! If the home visit passes, the adopter can then adopt the animal they're looking at after meeting them.

There is an adoption fee. This fee depends on the vetting that the animal has already needed. If the animal is too young and has not yet been spayed or neutered, you are required to sign a contract and agree to have them spayed or neutered.
Adoption fees range from $200 - $300