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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

Here are some great reasons to consider fostering a dog:

You might be the first person to show your foster dog what it's like to live in a loving home

Your other pets often get a great playmate

You will feel amazing that you were able to save a life

You will learn something from your foster dog

Your foster dog will make you laugh

Your human kids will learn about compassion and responsibility

You will never be asked to foster a dog you don't feel comfortable fostering

You will help your foster dog shine and be more adoptable

You will help make someone's family complete

Your fostering costs are covered

Saying good-by to your foster may involve tears--but it also means you found your foster dog's happily ever after

Click here to 

apply to foster

a dog

Click Here

To see our list of upcoming events, check out our Facebook page for the most up to date information.
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