Ruff Beginnings is a dog rescue organization.  We are non-profit dog rescue organizations that relies on the support of our volunteers.

Our mission is to rescued dogs and match them with a loving home.


We are an all breed dog rescue based out of west central Florida. We are strictly foster based, which means we do not have a physical shelter. All our rescues are in homes with families until they are adopted to their forever homes. All of us here part of the RBR Family have life long passions of helping to save animals. We do this because we want to make a difference and save as many as we can in our life time. If you are unable to adopt, but are interested in fostering, the rescue does pay for everything!! Without Fosters, we can’t keep saving!

We are a 501c3 non-profit all volunteer organization.


Before any adoptions, we require anyone interested in adopting one of our pups to foster for at least 1 week to ensure they are all the right fit for each other. Prior to this foster period, they will be required to fill out a foster-to-adopt agreement as well as an adoption application. Submitting an application or even taking one of our dogs for a foster-to-adopt period DOES NOT guarantee you will be approved. We reserve the right to deny any application for any reason if we do not feel the pet you are interested in is the best match for you. We also require that at anytime during our adoptable’s life, should the new owner be unable to keep and or care for them, they are returned to the rescue immediately.

See our current dogs ready for a loving home.

How to Help

Support the cause.

Ruff Beginnings would love your help in spreading the word about our mission and website. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Word of mouth advertising is one of the most powerful ways you can help these hard-to-place animals! You can also sign up for our mailing list.

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