Thank you for your interest in adopting a Ruff Life dog!

Our adoption fee is $250.  All dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped, dewormed, fecal tested and up to date on flea/tick and heartworm prevention. Puppies are up to date on age appropriate shots. Adults are also up to date on vaccines and heart worm tested (and treated if positive).

Adoptable Dogs

View our adoptable dogshere!


Adoption process
1. Adoption application
2. Vet reference/2 personal references
3. Applicant interview
4. Meet and Greet

5. Home visit & adoption contract/fee


*Please contact your veterinarian and give permission for information to be released to Ruff Life. Failure to do so many delay in processing your application.

*Please allow 3-5 business days for an adoption coordinator to process your application.  If you do not live local (within 6o miles), please allow for extra time to locate a qualified volunteer to conduct the home visit.

*We allow out of state adoptions but require the adopterto pick up. If we receive multiple applications on a dog, if approved, the local applicant will take priority.


Adoption Policies

-Must be 25 years of age or older

-If renting, must have landlord approval and show proof of pet fee/deposit paid

-All animals currently in the home, including pets of roommates and family, must be  spayed/neutered (unless a documented medical reason doesn't allow for this), up to date on vaccines (rabies, bordetella and distemper/parvo) and on monthly heartworm prevention.

-Must agree to yearly vet visits, including heartworm test and vaccinations (distemper/parvo and rabies required)
-Must agree to give monthly heartworm prevention year round
-Must agree to keep microchip in rescue's name

-Must agree to return adopted animal to Ruff Life if cannot keep any longer


Adoption Application

You can download our Adoption Application HERE.  Please email the completed application to adopt@ruffliferescue.com.