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My name is Tippy!
I'm being cared for by
Ruff Life Dog Rescue of Illowa
Adoption process
1.

Submit Application

2.

Meet the Pet

3.

Interview

4.

Home Check

5.

Sign Adoption Contract

Facts about me

Breed
Rat Terrier
Color
Black - with White
Age
10 years 7 months old, Senior
Size
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Weight
(Current) 30 lbs
Sex
Female
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Hello, everyone! My name is Tippy and I’m 9 years old. I had a mom and she was waaaaay older than me. She forgot lots of things, including taking care of me, and one day she disappeared.

Since coming here, I’ve had lots of spa treatments at some place called “the vet.” At first it wasn’t so fun, but I started to feel better than ever. Don’t you worry, this ol’ gal has still got some energy to have a long, healthy life.

I don’t like to admit it, but I might not be able to see very well and on occasion, I might bark at shadows.

My hearing is a little questionable, and I like to keep the humans guessing on when I can’t hear them, and when I just don’t want to. Okay, so I might be a little stubborn.

Bigger sounds can scare me, and I like my places to hide. I don’t know how I feel about other dogs, but the young and fast ones are annoying.

I like to potty outside even though I might need to do it more often than others. I like to keep my humans close, and they are supposed to give me lots of belly rubs.

I love it when they take me for short walks around the block, even if I have to wear the straight-jacket.

At my age, I might need more spa days, but if you are willing to take me to them, you could be my favorite human. What do you think? Want to see if I might pick you to adore me?

Tippy is fully vetted, microchipped and fully vaccinated. Her adoption fee is $150 and if you are interested in adopting or meeting Tippy, fill out an app here:

https://form.jotform.com/73194734170154

Rescue

Ruff Life Dog Rescue of Illowa

Contact info
Pet ID
Contact
Phone
Address
Davenport, IA 52804
Donation

Their adoption process

1.

Submit Application

You submit an application at this link: https://form.jotform.com/73194734170154

2.

Meet the Pet

The foster will contact you ASAP for meet and greet. Once you decide you want the pup we goto the next step.

3.

Interview

We contact your references provided on the application.

4.

Home Check

Once references come back good, we will schedule an jn person or virtual home visit.

5.

Sign Adoption Contract

We will then meet at an agreed upon time and place to do paperwork and you will pay the adoption fee ($250 for most dogs, $350 for puppies).

Additional adoption info

All of our dogs are in private foster homes, so an application for adoption must be completed before a meet and greet with the dog can be scheduled. We do not have a physical shelter that can be visited. All applications will be reviewed by the adoptions committee. If more than one application for a dog is received, the dog will be matched with the best possible home. We adopt to indoor homes only. Adoption fees are $250 for spayed or neutered puppies and adult dogs, $125 for senior dogs, and $350 for puppies to young to be altered, with $100 refunded to the adopter upon proof of spay or neuter.

Go meet their pets

Meet and greets with dogs can be arranged after an adoption application is submitted.

More about this rescue

We are a foster based dog rescue that serves the Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities area. The purpose of Ruff Life Dog Rescue of Illowa ​is to reduce the number of dogs living on the streets or in shelters by placing them in loving foster homes and providing quality veterinary care until they are permanently adopted.