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Ruff House Rescue in Island Park, New York is the largest non-profit rescue on the South Shore of Long Island. They're a foster-based rescue whose mission is to seek out under-served shelters and communities where they can make a significant lifesaving impact. The rescue's goal is to create a world where the kind and rewarding experience of adoption is standard. They do this through tireless passion, commitment, and advocacy.
Ruff House Rescue likes to go BIG! Going BIG means their fosters and volunteers always show up in a big way. They're incredibly hands-on, passionate, and dedicated, whether they're volunteering remotely, at the kennel, or an adoption event. As a mostly volunteer-based organization, Ruff House Rescue depends on the generosity of the community to do this life-changing work.
Thinking about adopting a lucky animal from Ruff House Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Ruff House Rescue has a simple adoption process:
Adoption fees at Ruff House Rescue vary between $250-$500.
Your adoption fees directly contribute to the rescue of each animal and includes spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, current vaccinations, and heartworm testing.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, below you'll find some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.