Who we are...

Ruff Love Rescue (RLR) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), no-kill dog rescue and foster care organization dedicated to the care of abused, neglected and abandoned dogs.

For over 15 years we have worked tirelessly to find homes for countless dogs and to continue our work we need your support. Most of our volunteers, including RLR founder and president, Sue Rogers, have full time jobs. We save dogs in our spare time and all of our dogs live in private foster homes - we have no facility. RLR is dependent entirely on community donations and fundraisers.

Hard work by caring people is what makes Ruff Love Rescue so amazing!

Please take a few moments to peruse our website, visit our Facebook page, take a look at our adoptable dogs and lend your support. Every donation is greatly appreciated and 100% of all donations goes directly to the care of the dogs!

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  • Linda Hauber Please help Bob he has to be out by 7:30 am tomorrow morning 8/22/14. you have to call shelter and leave message that you want him and will be there before 7:30 am to get him. If you need help leave a message on the Friends of Rowan county page. He has a foster offer if a rescue will step up for him just post on the Friends of Rowan County page. Thank you. ID# 61128 - Bob is a male adult Rottweiler/Catahoula mix. Owner Surrender - appears to get along with kennel mates Adoption Fee $70 - goes towards neuter and 1 yr rabies vaccine. Rowan Cty Shelter (Salisbury, NC) 704-216-7768/7771
  • Ruff Love Rescue Anna came to Ruff love rescue 8 years ago pregnant and in rough shape. She had 14 puppies, all who found homes. She had to have an emergency c-section. Anna is now 12 years old and loves her life as a ruff love mascot and guardian of the many other dogs who pass through her home. Anna was one of the most special who left such an imprint on her rescuers heart... She never went anywhere else ;)
  • Susanne Crihfield Hi! I sent an email inquiry yesterday and then put in an application this morning to adopt Auggie :) I didn't get a confirmation email after I submitted the application on your website though it said to look for one. Hoping our application went through and hope to hear from someone soon! Please message, call or email me. Many thanks!!
  • Ruff Love Rescue Last week we took in a dog who was extremely matted, very lethargic, and overall very sad. Her name is Sissy and she is a seven-year-old bichon. After a day or so watching her, we knew something was not right and she went directly to the vet for an examination. It was discovered that Sissy had kidney stones. Not just a few kidney stones, thousands of them. She could not go to the bathroom, it hurt her to walk, it hurt her to stand and she was in extreme agony. We had to make a choice, did we euthanize her to end her suffering, or did we spend $3000 to save her even though our vet bill was already at $6000. if any of you know our founder, Sue Rogers, you will know that giving up on an animal and need is not an option. She made the decision to proceed with the surgery that would save sissy life, and told us all to hope for a miracle to pay off that vet bill. Sissy is recovering well, however we are in desperate need for donations to pay for her care. We are so glad we were able to save her, as she is absolutely precious. She loves to cuddle up in your lap, gives great kisses, and like a lot of Bichons do, she talks to you :-) Spread the word and help us pay off Sissys vet Bill, so the next needy animal does not have to be turned away. We are currently at an intake hold due to medical bills. Donations can be made directly to our vet: Blue Flint animal hospital 336-328-1000 Mailed to us Ruff love rescue PO box 2013 Thomasville, nc 27360 Or donated directly through our website Ruffloverescue.com/donate