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We are a non-profit rescue organization.
All donations go to vetting, boarding,
and transportation for all Ruff Rescue dogs.
To make recurring monthly donations, please click the Donate button and follow instructions.

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

General is home with his new family!

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 Dog Rescue

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

Please help us to continue saving dogs by donating today. To make recurring monthly donations, please click the Donate button and follow instructions.

Happy 4th from Ruff Rescue!

Please visit with us and see all the cute adoptable Furkids needing loving forever homes! Any lightly used blankets, towels,
toys, kennel cages, exercise pens, leashes, collars, be DONATED would be greatly appreciated. Always need dog food and treats!

We are in immediate need of dog collars, a cat scratch post and dog kennel/crates. Thank you and PLEASE JOIN US at our next adoption event!

About Us
Ruff Dog 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 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 Dog 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.


Whether it is HW tabs, emergency vet trips, boarding for foster pups, or an X-ray, Dearborn Animal Hospital is always there for us and out rescue animals.
Please, PLEASE donate today to help us pay down our $2900+ vet bill. We are in a tight pinch for funds and we just cannot do it without you.
Thank you! Please help us by donating today (click the button below)!

Ruff Pups of the Month
JoJo is a 1-year old Boston Terrier Mix and has been a great mom. Now it's her turn for a great home. Her adoption fee has been reduced to $150.
Gunny is a wonderful black lab that is looking for a place to call home. He's around a year old. His adoption fee has been reduced to $150.
Meet Hazel. She's a Jack Russell/Parson Terrier Mix with dreamy ice blue eyes. She's around a year old and has a great personality. As a pet of the month, her adoption fee has been reduced to $150.
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!