About R.u.F.F. Rescue, Inc.

R.u.F.F. Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides pet adoptions across the United States, as long as the adopting family is willing to travel to Nebraska, or make arrangements with a pet airline, since we will not ship.  We find homes for dogs from shelters, puppy mills, stray or abandoned dogs whose owners can no longer care for them.

R.u.F.F. Rescue was started by individuals with more than 50 years of combined rescue experience, who have a strong dedication and compassion for dogs, and that recognized a need in the Lincoln area.  After being asked by many dog lovers to start a small dog rescue in Lincoln, Nebraska…we did!  All of our volunteers have full-time careers with huge hearts willing to donate time to help dogs in need.

All of our rescue dogs are fostered in volunteer family homes.  Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome small dogs in the heartland, while providing education about dogs to the community.

Sadly, without our help, most of these adoptable dogs would face euthanasia.  Many are victims of irresponsible pet owners who don’t practice spay/neuter.  Many served their owners well, but were dumped alongside the road or left at shelters when they were no longer wanted.  Many more are dogs that have been injured, abused, and neglected.  Whatever the reasons, these dogs all deserve better.  Once in the loving foster homes with R.u.F.F. Rescue...their new journey begins!

We can't go back & start a new beginning...

But we can start today & make a new ending!