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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!

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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!

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.

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.

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.

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