If you’re here to help the animals, you’re not alone. Become a Ruff Starter today and start saving lives with a team of extraordinary volunteers, fosters, and staff, all dedicated to doing whatever it takes for animals in need.


By adopting from Ruff Start, you’re making the world a better place for both pets and people – as well as growing your family dynamic in one of the most fulfilling and heartwarming ways possible.


Opening your home to a pet in need makes you a superhero. It’s life changing for all involved and according to our fosters, there’s absolutely nothing like it. We’re always in need of new foster homes.


Volunteers are the reason Ruff Start can continue its mission and vision. With both local and remote opportunities available, there’s a role for everyone to play in our lifesaving efforts.


Donations are essential to our lifesaving and educational efforts. It enables us to continue taking animals in and providing them the veterinary care they need to live fruitful, well-loved lives.

It's time to shop 'til ya drop!

Our Annual Online auction is live!

You'll find all sorts of donated goodies in the auction including gift cards, baskets, homemade goods, pet supplies, and much more. It's the perfect opportunity to shop for the holidays - whether you're shopping for yourself or a loved one (human or animal)!

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