Ruff to Rescue Express

A Rochester, NY 14615 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.

Pets at Ruff to Rescue Express

  • Any
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female

This Rescue hasn't posted any pets that match these criteria.

Areas Ruff to Rescue Express Serves

Rochester, NY; Buffalo, NY; Houston, TX

Ruff to Rescue Express's Adoption Process

We require that existing animals in a potential home are current on veterinary care; spayed or neutered if old enough; and that you allow us to confirm this with your vet prior to any adoption.

Our process is a meeting in a public place for the first meet and greet of our foster dog. If that goes well, we then contact your vet (if you have existing animals) to confirm veterinary care and set up a home visit. We would then bring the foster dog to your home and ensure he/she gets on well with all that live in the home and that it is a safe environment for the dog. A home visit is required before any adoption can take place. We try to do all our adoptions just before family has day(s) off from work so that time can be spent together prior to the work week starting.

Please understand we are all volunteers, so at times it may take a few days for someone to respond to your request/question.

Some dogs will require a fenced in yard and some will not. If there are specific needs for the animal, they will be listed in the write-up or told to you .

Adoption fees:
Puppy to 1 yr of age: $275 to $350
1 yr to 6 yrs of age: $200 -$300
6 yrs to 8 yrs of age: $175 - $200
Over 8 yrs of age: Adoption fee varies

An adoption application must be filled out to arrange a meeting with one of our adoptable animals. Applications can be found at Please copy and paste the application into your email. Once completed it can be emailed to us at Please note: All questions need to be answered to process application. If question does not apply to you just type NA.

About Ruff to Rescue Express

We have a small number of dogs available through direct adoption. These dogs/pups are in foster homes in the Rochester NY area at this time. While we also have dogs in Houston, TX foster care, none of these dogs are available for direct adoption at this time. Available dogs/puppies can be found on our website: ​

Our main focus is transporting dogs in need to approved Rescues in upstate NY.  All our direct adoption dogs have been spayed/neutered;  heart-worm tested (if age appropriate); treated for fleas/ticks; microchipped; and examined by veterinarian and given age appropriate vaccinations. We take every effort to ensure the health of the animal and you will receive a copy of all vet work performed. Puppies will not be adopted out till over 12 wks of age, once we are able to alter them.
We do not have a shelter; all dogs live in foster homes so that we are best able to assess what type of home would be best for our foster dogs. Our goal is to ensure a good match between adopter and foster dog to ensure the dog has a home for life and won’t have to be moved again.

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Ruff to Rescue Express's Adopted Pets

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