Adoptable Pets available at Ruff Start Rescue

Ruff Start Rescue is a Minnesota based animal rescue ran entirely by volunteers.  They provide transportation, veterinary care and temporary homes to pets in need until forever homes can be found for them.  Below are some of the furry friends available for adoption, click on the pictures for more information.  If you fall in love with any of them, please contact Ruff Start Rescue at 763-355-3981 or 
Domestic Short Hair (short coat)
Around 2 months old
Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Good for Seniors/Elderly, Quiet, Does not require a yard, Likes to play with toys, Apartment OK, Playful
American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat)  : :  Female 
Around 3 Years Old

I am so glad to be with my foster family, they are great! I love them, but I secretly have a favorite: the little humans.

My favorite time of day is early evening when I get the "zoomies" and run around the house while the little ones chase me!

I like to think that I am smaller than what I really am, and try to join my foster mom on the couch, preferably in her lap...I know my basic commands like sit, stay, wait, lay down.  

Important Note: Abby needs to be the only pet in her new household.



Around 2 Years

Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)  : :  Female (spayed)

I love to cuddle, I love to explore, and I love to be around people.  I'm really talkative sometimes and then nice and mellow other times. I tend to relax when I'm getting attention, I love attention! 
I'm very scared when meeting new people, so my response is to hiss.But give me a little time and I'll warm up to you and let you pet me while we cuddle up. I'm a real sweetheart and I'd really love to find a family of my own!  


Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)  : :  Female

Around 12 years and 10 Months

I love petting, snuggle time and lap time.I have a great personality.

Rizzo is a laid back, easy-going lady who would love to sit on your lap and be scratched!

Australian Shepherd / German Shorthaired Pointer / Mixed (short coat)  : :  Female (spayed)
Around 1 yr 3 months

 I am a super smart, friendly girl! practically a lap dog, just look at me!!  :)  I have a foster brother who is just about my size and we LOVE to play and do "hot laps" around the house together and then we crash on the couch to rest up and make sure our people get lots of cuddle time.  He's a great pal to play with, and I think I would love to have another dog around to keep me entertained, but PEOPLE are my favorite thing. I love to hang out with the little girl I am currently staying with and we cuddle together on the couch and watch TV and run around outside together.  It's a pretty sweet life I'm living, but what I really want is my very own family!!  

Zoey is a very smart girl!  She has lots of puppy energy still, but is such a willing learner and so eager to please.  She just loves children and all people.  She is fully house trained and will ask to go outside when she needs to potty.  She is crate trained, too!  She gets along wonderfully with her foster brother, but sometimes she likes to be the "love hog" in the house and let him know who's boss.  Zoey is working on her leash manners.  There is just SO much to see and smell and DO outside!!  

She will make a wonderful companion and "trail dog" for the active runner, hiker, or camper.  She'll make a terrific family companion, too, as she loves children and all people.   

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