We are a non-profit rescue organization.
All donations go to vetting, boarding,
and transportation for all Ruff Rescue dogs.

For more details about all of our adoptable pets, visit our Adopt-a-Pet page!

Hodge then and now!

See a detailed list of our
adoptable animals on Petfinder.

We always can use supplies for our adoptable pets! Visit our wishlist for some great ideas!

Come visit us and our adoptable pets at the Decatur Petco! Dates and times will vary.

Welcome to Ruff Rescue

Saving Georgia's shelter pets, one life at a time...

Please help us to continue saving dogs by donating today.

Ruff Rescue Adoption Event
Sunday, Aug 31st, 2-5
Decatur PETCO
2115 N Decatur Rd
Decatur 30033

About Us
Ruff Rescue is a foster-based, non-profit, all breed dog and cat rescue. Our foster homes are located throughout Atlanta, Georgia
Together, through the collaborated volunteer efforts of Lisa Johnson, Teresa Chiofalo, and Dixie Bonds, we rescue dogs from Georgia high kill shelters and place them into permanent, loving forever homes.

It is the goal of Ruff Rescue to reduce the pet population through spay and neuter and to encourage the public to adopt--not shop! Our rescue was founded on the principle that no animal should die unwanted or unloved.


Please help Ruff Rescue cover the expenses of an emergency shelter pull of 15 dogs! An owner surrendered 3 adults and 12 puppies to a high-kill shelter and they were immediately at risk! Please help us help them by donating today (click the button below)!

Ruff Pup of the Month: Jasmine!
For a limited time, the Ruff pups listed below have a reduced adoption fee of $125...that's 50% off the usual adoption fee!
They are the same, loving pets they have always been, but we are hoping to find a forever home for our animals that have waited so long. Contact us at RuffRescue@icloud.com or RuffRescueFoster@gmail.com for details, or submit an application by visiting the link above!
Visit our available dogs (and now cats!) by clicking here!

Kitten season is upon us! Please open your home to a Ruff Kitty by offering to foster or ADOPT! Fill out an application today!