Ruff Start Rescue exists because of the incredible generosity of our supporters. Donations from animal lovers like you make our lifesaving work possible, and we sincerely appreciate your support!

Find out how to donate to our cause in a way that works best for you below. For any further questions, please email our team at

Mail a Check

made payable to
Ruff Start Rescue

Ruff Start Rescue
PO Box 129
Princeton, MN 55371

Animal Supply Donations

can be dropped off
at our facility

Ruff Start Rescue
12526 319th Avenue
Princeton, MN 55371

No appointment needed!
View our office hours.

Donate Animal Supplies

Ruff Start Rescue accepts donations of new and used animal supplies, including food, litter, leashes, and more. Click the button to learn more about what we accept and ways to get your donation to us! You can also order from our Amazon,  Chewy or Walmart wishlists and have your donated items shipped straight to our office! If using Amazon, be sure to use Amazon Smile and select Ruff Start Rescue as your charity of choice.

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One-time Gift

Ruff Start Rescue relies on the public’s generosity to continue doing our lifesaving work. RSR is committed to being good stewards of your donation – we are always looking for the most cost-effective way to get the animals in our care the supplies and medical care they need. For every dollar donated, 86 cents goes towards our mission to save animals in need and provide resources for people and pets.

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Recurring Donation

By making a monthly gift, you allow Ruff Start to focus on our lifesaving work without constant worry that we won’t have enough resources to provide animals with the care they need. Monthly giving is also the easiest way for you to make the biggest impact – set up a gift one time and you’ll be helping animals every single month!

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Planned Giving

Planned giving is the process of donating planned gifts. A planned gift is a contribution that is arranged in the present and allocated at a future date. Commonly donated through a will or trust, planned gifts are most often granted once the donor has passed away.

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Facebook Fundraiser

Want to donate your birthday to Ruff Start? Or maybe you want to celebrate your pets’ gotcha day by raising money to help other animals in need? Doing a Facebook Fundraiser is a great way to engage your friends and family to support a cause you love!

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Gift Stock

Support animals in need by gifting stock. We make it easy for you by providing all of the information you need.

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Donate Cryptocurrency

We now accept donations of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. You can direct your gift through, which will allow you to make a tax-deductible gift of crypto that is converted to U.S. dollars and sent to us so we can put your gift to work helping animals in need.

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Donate Your Vehicle

Help support the animals in our care by donating your vehicle and receive a tax deduction in the process. Any vehicle regardless of age or condition is accepted.

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Federal Employee Giving

Are you a Federal Employee? You can now pledge to support Ruff Start Rescue through the Combined Federal Campaign.

Combined Federal Campaign

Shop and Support

Check out how you can help animals in need by simply shopping for things you may already be buying!

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As a donor, you have rights! Check out our Donor Rights & Privacy page to read both the Donor Bill of Rights and Donor Privacy Policy of our organization.

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