Thank you for your interest in adopting a Ruff Life animal!


Our adoption fee for dogs is $250 (subject to change).  All dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped, dewormed, fecal tested and on monthly heartworm and flea/tick prevention.  Puppies are up to date on age appropriate vaccines (rabies, distemper/parvo, and bordetella).  Adults are up to date on vaccines (rabies, distemper/parvo and bordetella) and heartworm tested.

Our adoption fee for cats is $150.  All cats are spayed/neutered, combo tested, up to date on age appropriate vaccines (Rabies, FVRCP and Leukemia), microchipped, dewormed, fecal tested and on monthly flea/tick and heartworm prevention. 


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Adoption Process

1. Adoption application
2. Vet reference
3. 2 personal references
4. Applicant interview
5. Meet and Greet

6. Home visit & adoption contract/fee

*Please contact your veterinarian and give permission for information to be released to Ruff Life. 

*Please allow 3-5 business days for an adoption coordinator to process your application.  

*We do not do long distance adoptions...we only adopt within a 60 mile radius!


-Must be 25 years of age or older

-If renting, must have landlord approval and show proof of pet fee/deposit paid

-ALL animals in the home, including pets of roommates and family, must be spayed/neutered (unless a documented medical reason doesn't allow for this), up to date on vaccines (rabies, bordetella and DHPP/FVRCP) and on monthly heartworm prevention.


-Must agree to yearly vet visits, including heartworm test and vaccinations (DHPP/FVRCP and rabies required)
-Must agree to give monthly heartworm prevention year round
-Must agree to keep microchip in rescue's name

-Must agree to return adopted animal to Ruff Life if cannot keep any longer

Applying to Adopt

PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the adoption application is completed in its entirety. Our adoption team will not process your application if any sections are left blank (i.e., vet's phone number, landlord's name and phone number, reference phone numbers, etc.).