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Ruff House Animal Rescue

PO Box 31931
Independence, OH 44131

Our Mission

Ruff House Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping animals; the lost, abused, neglected and unwanted. We provide our animals with the care that they need and the forever homes they deserve. Every animal that comes into our program is cared for as if they are our own; they receive all necessary veterinary care and are provided with the tools that they need to succeed in a permanent and loving adoptive home.

Adoption Policy

1.) If you are interested in meeting one of our adoptable animals, please fill out an Adoption Application at

Filling out an Adoption Application is NOT a commitment to adopt an animal, but helps us to start the screening process and make sure that the animal is a good fit for your home.

2.) Once we receive and review your Adoption Application, we will contact you by phone or email to schedule a meet-and-greet and home-check. Everyone living in your home should be present for the meet-and-greet; if you have existing pets in the home, multiple meet-and-greets may be required to determine if the potential animal is a good fit.

3.) If all goes well and you are selected to adopt the chosen animal, you will have the option to start a two-week trial adoption .

Each animal is provided with age-appropriate vetting prior to adoption. This includes vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchip, heartworm test (if over 6 months of age), and being treated for any external or internal parasites.

Adoptions are not done on a first-come-first-serve basis; we strive to place each animal in a home that is the best fit for them, and work diligently to insure that adopters are also getting an animal that is right for their home and lifestyle.

Adoption fees generally range from $200 - $350, depending on the animal. In some instances, our long-term and medical dogs may have their adoption fees reduced or sponsored to an approved home.

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