Mission

Ruff Dog Rescue, Inc. (“RDR”) is a foster-based non-profit, 501(c )3 all breed pet rescue based located in Milton, GA.  Through the collaborated efforts of our dedicated volunteers, we rescue dogs and cats from Georgia's High/Quick KILL shelters and place them in foster homes until suitable, permanent homes are found. Our foster families aim to nurture, socialize and train the rescues to facilitate their development while they await adoption.

At RDR we also strive to educate the public to reduce the homeless pet population by spaying and neutering, and to adopt-not shop! Our group is founded on the principle that no animal should die unwanted or unloved. We turn Ruff Starts into New Beginnings. RDR is solely funded by adoption fees and donations.

How you can help.  With the huge numbers of unwanted dogs and cats in the South, the animals depend on all of us to save them.  You can make a difference in RDR's mission in many ways.  We are always looking to add to our network of compassionate foster families. We accept fosters living in the Atlanta metro and north Georgia areas. Please fill out a Foster Application if you’re interested and we’ll be in touch shortly!

We also need volunteers in a number of capacities, including administrative support staff, marketing and advertising, accounting, transport, helping at adoption events, walking/running dogs, and even "liking" and sharing our Ruff Dog Rescue GA Facebook page. If you are interested in becoming a RDR volunteer, please use the Contact Us page.

PLEASE JOIN US at our next adoption event!

Ruff Dog Rescue/RDR Inc. is licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture as an animal shelter.

Ruff Dog Rescue also holds an out-of-state PA Department of Agriculture kennel license by the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement