My name is J.J.!

Pointer Mix Dog for adoption in Princeton, Minnesota - J.J.
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Ruff Start Rescue

Facts about J.J.

  • Breed: Pointer Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • 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.

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

I love my foster family, especially the dog in the home. I love cuddling and getting my tummy rubbed. My foster mom is constantly telling me what a sweet girl I am and how lucky my next family will be and how happy I will make them.


I love to play! I love toys the most- I will play with them all by myself even tossing them around and chasing after them. I also love when my foster family plays fetch or tug of war with me. I will keep myself busy with a toy or a bone but always welcome a friend to play with. I get along great with other dogs. My foster family has another dog in the home and he is my favorite playmate. I love to play chase with him and even just to lay and cuddle. My foster family also has a lot of kids running around- I love the excitement and the kids are really fun. My foster mom thinks I would do great with any age kids. I especially love laying and cuddling with the 8 year old when it time to go to bed. He reads me to sleep and I just love being around him.

I am a good learner too - my foster mom says I'm smart. I am house trained and kennel trained.

I will make sure to let you know when I have to go outside and if you ask me to kennel I will do it and not make a peep when I am in there. I can stay out of my kennel all night and sleep with you and not getting into any mischief but I will sleep in my kennel all night too and wait patiently and quietly for someone to let me out. I know sit, down, come, stay and shake. We are working on other house manners such as staying out of the kitchen when people are cooking, not barking when people walk by the house, and following directions even when there are lots of distractions. My foster mom says I am doing so well and is so proud of me. I ride in a car very well and love to go on drives with my foster family. I do need to be on a chain in or in a fenced in yard because I have run out of the yard before. But my foster mom said that if I had someone work with me she thinks I would do great learning to stay in the yard.

I haven’t always had such a great family and I was hit before quite a bit. Because of this I can get really scared if I think I made a mistake or if I hear people yelling. My foster family is so patient with me and I am learning that a good family will not hit me and I love that. I do not scare as much as when I first came to this home and my foster family can correct me now and I don’t worry I will be hurt. I would love a family that will be patient with me so that I can learn to trust them like I trust my foster family. In the past I was a little bossy and had some issues with resource guarding. I didn’t always like to share my toys or other things. But my new foster mom says that I am so much better! I don’t care if any of my foster family takes a toy from me or even my food- I will wait for permission to eat my food even! I do still like to have whatever toy another dog has and will try to sneak or snatch it away but I don’t bite or growl. My foster mom says we will keep working on this but the best thing to do is just to limit how many toys I have access to- which is fine with me!

I would love an active family - walking, running, hiking, etc. I love going for walks and although I pull on the leash I am working hard at getting better- I am just so eager to explore! I have energy to keep up with a family. On super cold days my foster family can’t take me for a walk or leave me outside too long but I still behave really well and will just burn my energy playing with my family and their dog. I would do very well in a home with other dogs or kids but will do just as good with just adults.

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. *

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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