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The purpose of Ruff Life Dog Rescue of Illowa
is to reduce the number of dogs living on the streets or in shelters by placing them in loving foster homes and providing quality veterinary care until they are permanently adopted.

The mission of Ruff Life Dog Rescue of Illowa

is to provide the highest quality of care to the animals we welcome into rescue.  We do this by providing:

  • Loving, responsible foster homes that have been fully vetted to ensure the safety and happiness of the animals and humans living in the home

  • Necessary vet care with local veterinary partners and specialists

  • A responsible adoption process to ensure safe loving furever homes

  • A lifelong commitment to always be there for an animal after he/she is accepted into rescue.

  • Transparent operating procedures

Save a Life: Foster a Dog

Click here to 

apply to foster

a dog

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Nov. 1-22: Coffee sales
Every cup saves a pup.

Want to get your coffee fix, try out a new brand or get a jump of gift ideas, all while supporting our rescue? We're happy to announce out next fundraiser, which will run through most of November. We've partnered with Driven Coffee, a company based just north of us in Minneapolis to bring some delicious coffee to you just in time for the holidays.


Here's how it works:

1. Look over the different options below and decide what looks good to you. (We also have tea, hot cocoa and snack items in addition to coffee).

2. Tell us what you want. Message us on Facebook, or email ashleys@rufflifedogrescue.org to place your order. It's as easy as that.

3. Get payment to us by Nov. 22 when we will be putting in all the orders. We can take cash, check, PayPal or Venmo.

4. Sit back and wait for us to deliver it to you. Everything will be roasted in small batches and delivered to us about a week before Christmas, making is a perfect gift idea for that coffee hound in your life.


A few points to share for those who know their coffee and might be on the fence: It's responsibly sourced, small batch roasted, 100% Arabica, and roasted to order. This makes for both a high quality flavor as well as consistency from bag to bag.


In addition to sponsoring fundraisers such as this, Driven also donates 5% of the their profits to organization that advocate for positive change both locally and world wide.


This is an easy way to feed your caffeine addiction and support us at the same time.

Nov. 21: Portillo's for good

5 pm to 8 pm. Stop by Portillo's on 53rd. St in Davenport to grab some grub. Show them this flyer or mention Ruff Life Dog rescue  so we recieve 20% of the proceeds.