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Ruff Start Rescue Inc.

Princeton, MN

About Us
Ruff Start Rescue is a foster based, 501(c)3 non-profit, dog and cat rescue based in Central Minnesota. We rescue stray, neglected, abandoned, and surrendered dogs and cats as well as small critters like ferrets, guinea pigs, and rabbits. We work very hard to place them in new loving homes.We operate largely through volunteers and donations, relying on social media to stay connected. The more than 600 volunteers working with the rescue transport animals, serve as foster families, coordinate adoptions and much more. Without them and their countless hours of service, Ruff Start Rescue could not exist.Ruff Start Rescue is dedicated to saving the lives of at-risk animals. We also collaborate, co...

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male, catahoula leopard dog and pointer


female, shepherd and hound


male, pit bull terrier and hound

Essie **not Accepting Applications**

female, black labrador retriever

Ace Odin

male, american staffordshire terrier and american bulldog


male, staffordshire bull terrier and labrador retriever


male, domestic short hair


female, domestic short hair


male, domestic short hair


female, calico


female, domestic short hair


female, domestic medium hair

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