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

Fundraising Partners

Antsy Studio, started by one of Ruff Start’s fosters in Houston, Texas, offers handmade soy, coconut, and beeswax based candles. When purchasing a candle, select Ruff Start under ‘Rescue’ before adding to your bag and 10% of your purchase will be donated to help animals in our care.

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Want to spoil your doggo while supporting Ruff Start? Subscribe to BarkBox or Super Chewer (if your pup’s a strong chewer) and your cutie will receive toys, chews, and treats every month and Ruff Start will get $25 for each new subscriber – only if you use our affiliate links!

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Support Ruff Start with your first order at! When new customers place an order, Ruff Start will get $15 to support the animals in our care. Be sure to use this link to make sure your purchase supports RSR!

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Combine your love for coffee and your love of dogs! When you buy your coffee (and coffee accessories) from Grounds and Hounds Coffee, Ruff Start Rescue will receive 10% of your purchase to help the pups in rescue! Be sure to use our link to have your purchase support RSR.

Twin Cities Caricatures offers fun drawings of both you and your furry family members and supports the animals in our care at the same time. This is a great gift idea for the animal lover in your life. Twenty-five percent of all proceeds come back to Ruff Start. Order yours today!

Walking Palm Natural Pet Products

For every pet sling and cat cave sold that uses the code RSR20 at check out, Ruff Start will get $20 from Walking Palm Natural Pet Products and you’ll get 20% off your order!

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Local Partners

Rum River Auto is a full-service automotive repair shop located in Princeton, MN, with a passion for animals. Spend $250 with Rum River Auto and receive a $20 discount and $5 will be donated back to Ruff Start Rescue. Spend over $500 and receive a $25 discount, a free stuffed puppy and $10 will be donated to the rescue.

Buying or selling a home? Check to see if your realtor donates a portion of their commission to charity. Many realtors offer their clients the opportunity to choose which charity the donation goes to! The Janel Morgan Team has been a big supporter of Ruff Start! Their area of operation covers St. Cloud to the Twin Cities.

Looking for a fun way to support RSR and local businesses? Download the Community Alliance app to enjoy exclusive food, drink, and entertainment deals! The app is a restaurant and brewery passport with deals that refresh every month! It has over 100 places to save and 40 dog-friendly locations to enjoy a drink with your pup. 50% of the profit from your subscription is donated back to RSR when you select us as your charity. Download the “Community Alliance” app now in your app store or sign up at

Support Ruff Start while shopping!

Support Ruff Start when you shop on Amazon! When you shop, remember to select Ruff Start Rescue as your charity recipient through Amazon Smile. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases, and it adds up quickly so you can help animals like this puppy here each time you shop!

We have recently learned about ways Capital One Shopping can help you find even more savings on your items! This is a free tool that compares prices among various retailers to ensure that you are getting the best deal possible while supporting animals in need!

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