Who We Are

Ruff Start Rescue is a Not-For-Profit organization dedicated to rescuing and finding homes for dogs that have been neglected, abused or are at risk of being euthanized at a high kill shelter.

Sponsor Highlights!
Lisa Jakobson Photography Lisa has generously offered her services to create uniquely stylish dog portraits of your our fosters!!! Check out an example of her work here!
Mac "N" Buddies K9 School has generously offered their services to help train and socialize our fosters!!!
TopSpin Communications! RSR is extremely fortunate to enjoy the wonderful services of Holly Alexander and her company, TopSpin Communications! Holly has generously donated her time to help improve our social media marketing efforts.

RSR in the News!!! Our own Lori Canale was recently interviewed for an article in the Examiner News! In it, Lori discusses her passion for dogs, animal rescue, and, of course, Ruff Start Rescue!!! Read all about it here.

Breaking News!!! We are thrilled to announce that Ruff Start Rescue has been presented with the DogBreedsInfo.org DOG RESCUE AWARD for excellence in providing underprivileged dogs a much valued resource.

Meet Our Dogs

RSR Emergency Medical Fund

Beautiful Harvey can to us riddlesd with buckshot. He's just one example of the many dogs that come to us requiring medical attention. Fortunately, Harvey was helped and went on to a wonderful home!

Please consider making a special tax-deductible donation towards Ruff Start's Emergency Medical Fund to enable us to help more dogs like Harvey. Every dollar helps!

Thank you for all of your support! Love and big, wet kisses from the RSR doggy family!