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Ruff Dog Rescue

Milton, GA 30004

dogs & small animals at Ruff Dog Rescue

Areas Ruff Dog Rescue serves

Ruff Dog Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)3 dog rescue based out of Milton, Georgia.

We do LIMITED out of state adoptions, additional fees will apply. Contact us at for more details.
Our sister rescue, Ruff Dog Rescue NE adopts to some Tri-State and New England areas.

Ruff Dog Rescue's adoption process


Submit Application

Vet reference required. All past/current pets must be UTD on vaccinations, spayed/neutered and on HEARTWORM PREVENTION.


Home Check

Virtual or In-home visit


Meet the Pet


Sign Adoption Contract

Additional adoption info

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

Adoption application

About Ruff Dog Rescue

Ruff Dog Rescue, RDR, INC is a NO KILL, non-profit, 501(c)3 all-breed charity pet rescue located in Milton, Georgia.

Through the collaborated efforts of our dedicated volunteers, we rescue dogs from Georgia's High/Quick KILL shelters or from dire situations and place them into temporary foster homes until find suitable forever home. Our foster families nurture, rehabilitate, socialize and train the rescued pet to facilitate their development while they await adoption.

RDR strives to create awareness to overwhelming homeless pet population. We do our part helping reduce the number of unwanted pets by spaying and neutering all our rescues, and encourage the public to ADOPT NOT SHOP! Our group is founded on the principle that no animal should die unwanted or unloved.

Ruff Dog Rescue turn Ruff Starts into New Beginnings🐾

The Ruff Crew & Pups rely on compassionate people and organizations to fund our mission of SAVING LIVES.

We need your HELP.

FOSTER HOMES NEEDED. With the huge numbers of unwanted dogs in the South, the dogs 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! Fostering is FREE, rescue pays for all food, supplies and medical, all we need is your loving home for a handful of weeks.

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 always needed and greatly appreciated. To make a monetary donation please visit our website and hit and DONATE tab. For larger donations please contact us at
RDR INC (Ruff Dog Rescue GA & Ruff Dog Rescue NE) is a 501(c)3 sanctioned charity and will provide tax qualifying receipt of donation upon request.

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.

Ruff Dog Rescue's adopted pets

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When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes.

So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.