Ruff House Animal Rescue - Independence Pet Shelter

Ruff House Animal Rescue

Ruff House Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping animals; the lost, abused, neglected and unwanted. We provide our animals with the care that they need and the forever homes they deserve. Every animal that comes into our program is cared for as if they are our own; they receive all necessary veterinary care and are provided with the tools that they need to succeed in a permanent and loving adoptive home. Ruff House Animal Rescue is also dedicated to helping people; those who simply need someone to take the time to help educate them, those experiencing financial hardships, and those experiencing difficulties with their current pets. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of animals and humans alike.

  • Shelter Address
  • P.O. Box 31931
    Independence, OH 44131
  • Phone
  • (216) 307-RUFF
  • Contact Name
  • Website
  • Pet types
  • Dogs/Cats/Other
  • Location served

Adoption Process

1.) Fill out an ADOPTION APPLICATION. 2.) Schedule a meet-and-greet; if there are other animals in the home, we recommend a series of meet-and-greets in order to provide a more successful integration of a new animal into the household. The first greet would be conducted in a "neutral" location (such as a park) where the dogs can interact without an issue of "territory". The second (or third) would be conducted at the home of the potential adopter. 3.) Home-visit; depending on the situation, a home-visit may be conducted at the same time as a meet-and-greet. This allows us to see where our animal would be living and gives us a chance to address any questions the potential adopter may have and vice versa. 4.) Complete the adoption by signing the Adoption Contract and Waiver. 5.) Start a two-week trial adoption (optional)! We highly suggest a two week trial adoption; this will allow all potential adopters to engage with their new pet and make sure that they are the right fit for their home. There is no penalty if a trial adoption does not work out - not every animal is going to be the right fit for every home! If it does not work out, we will assist you in finding a new pet that is the right fit for your home and family, or refund the adoption fee.

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