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Fundraising Partners

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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!

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!

Walmart’s Spark Good round up program allows customers to round up their purchase total and donate the spare change back to the charity of their choice! Choose Ruff Start as your charity of choice to round up for us at checkout next time you make a purchase on or in the Walmart app.

Buy a bag, feed 10 shelter dogs
From now through the end of the year, we’re donating 10 meals to dogs at Ruff Start Rescue for every 10 lb bag of Cravin’ Cricket food sold.
Ruff Start Rescue saves voiceless victims of neglect, abandonment, and despair (dogs, cats, ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits, and many other critters) throughout Minnesota and the southern states and helps them find their forever homes.
Our food will help feed their foster dogs with digestive issues, allergies, and picky appetites.
At Ollie, our pups are more than pets. They’re our best friends, our protectors, and furry members of our family. They’ve got quirks and character that are unmatched, and they’ve got needs that are unique to them. So we work with dogged determination day in and day out to provide the nutrition and care they need to live as long as canine-ly possible.

Local Partners

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

Other Ways to Support

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.

Support us just by walking your pup! Use the Wooftrax app with each walk to fundraise for the Ruff Start cause. WoofTrax and Royal Canin® have teamed up to provide meals for shelter and rescue dogs and cats. Every walk your adopters take on WoofTrax from April 1st to June 30th 2024 will earn a meal from Royal Canin for your rescue!

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