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Our Mission

Ruff Patches empowers Los Angeles area pet owners to keep their pets and help stem the flow of animals entering the City and County shelter systems and nonprofit rescue organizations.

Many issues can be remedied when pet owners have access to relevant information before obtaining a pet, access to additional education about pet care and to resources such as low cost spay/neuter, behaviorists, etc.

Ruff Patches connects pet owners considering relinquishment of their pet to the resources they need to address their individual situation, with the goal of keeping the pet in its original home or, if necessary, finding a new appropriate placement.

Adoption Policy

If you are interested in adopting a dog or cat from us, please click on the appropriate link below.  Before adopting a dog or cat, we will ask you to fill out an application (to make sure it's a good match!), visit your home for a home check (to ensure the safety of the pet, not to check on your housekeeping skills!), have you sign a contract and make a donation (ranges from $85 - $200 depending on the pet) to cover the pet's health-related expenses and boarding while in our care. All of our animals are spayed or neutered, have current shots, have been dewormed, seen by a veterinarian, and are microchipped.

We operate strictly out of foster homes and don't have a kennel. But you can call or email and arrange a private one-on-one meeting!

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