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Our Mission

Diamonds in the Ruff Canine Rescue is a group of volunteer dog lovers that rescue, provide sanctuary, and ultimately re-home abandoned, stray and neglected dogs. We are located in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

The mission of Diamonds in the Ruff is to find healthy, loving, lifelong homes for dogs already born into this world. Most of the animals rescued come directly from our local shelter - Wayne County Animal Adoption & Education Center. The group believes in taking care of the existing dogs and puppies instead of supporting breeding that most often results in suffering and homeless animals.

Adoption Policy

Diamonds in the Ruff Canine Rescue Adoption Process:

Our process is focused on the welfare of the rescue dog, as the needs of the dog are our primary concern. Each APPLICATION will be processed by an adoption counselor. The counselor will initially screen applications to determine if all necessary information is provided. Incomplete applications will not be considered, as the information you give us on your application is essential in determining the compatibility of the dog you have requested with your lifestyle.

The DITR counselor will review your personal references and conduct a VET REFERENCE CHECK to determine the health of your current and/or past animals. ALL potential adoptive families must have up-to-date veterinary records on all pets currently residing in the home. We believe for health and temperament reasons that it is in the best interest of cats and dogs to be spayed or neutered at the appropriate age. We will not adopt a dog into a home if pets(s) are not altered. However, we will work with you to provide resources and education to spay or neuter your pet.

If your application is approved we will make contact with you to answer any questions you may have regarding our rescue dogs.

All rescues within our program are in volunteer foster care homes, located in North Carolina. We do not maintain a facility or shelter. Available dog's photos and their stories may be viewed on Petfinder. Visitation, once a potential adoptive match is thought to be found, is by MEET & GREET invitation appointment only.

Our organization requires a HOME VISIT to determine that the dog will be living in a safe setting. This is an informal chance for us to get to know you, your lifestyle and home environment. In addition, this visit will help determine which rescue dog(s) in our program might be the best fit. The home visit volunteer will do a short walk-through of your home and yard to ensure its safety and review any areas of concern. All household members must be present for the home visit.

ADOPTION - Diamonds in the Ruff Canine Rescue charges a small fee to adopt a pet. This fee helps cover the cost of caring for the dogs, initial vet examination (medical attention if necessary) and preparing them for adoption. (The adoption fee for an approved application is $175.00)

* A fenced in yard is required for all dogs (invisible fencing not accepted)
* Applicants must be 25 or older to adopt

If at any time during the dog's life you cannot fulfill your commitment to your rescue dog, you will be required to return the dog to Diamonds in the Ruff Canine Rescue.

**Diamonds in the Ruff Canine Rescue reserves the right to refuse adoption to any applicant**

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