Ruff Pack Refuge is a 501(c)3 non-profit rescue organization located in the heart of the Gold Country in beautiful Northern California.


RPR typically rescues seniors and medical dogs with no advocates facing euthanasia in the shelter system. Our program is unique where the need is overwhelming and we operate with the utmost integrity providing medical care and a lifelong family and resource through Ruff Pack Refuge. We strive to never euthanize a pet for treatable health conditions or undesirable behavior. We place Ruff Pack Pups with thoroughly screened families and educate the new owners to better help them make responsible, informed decisions regarding the health and safety of their new senior dog.


There are times we are presented with young, healthy adoptable puppies/dogs needing urgent placement due to loss of income, housing or health reasons. In these particular cases, we treat each dog with the same care and concern when considering their new placement with an adoptable family and make sure to educate adopters about the long term commitment they are about to undertake. Anytime we receive a litter of puppies the owner must agree to let us spay, vaccinate and microchip the mother dog.


Currently, we are Rescue Partners with the following shelters in these counties: Nevada, San Joquin, Placer, El Dorado, Sacramento, Stanislaus, and Los Angeles.



In the future, we would like to develop programs such as:

 Take a Chance on Me: Paid fosters for poorly socialized animals 

 Love Me. Share Me: Two-week foster commitments to enhance adoptability.

 FurEver Foster: Families for hospice dogs with the support of lifelong medical coverage.


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Ruff Pack Refuge is recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax ID number 82-2874342

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