Ruff Start Rescue was founded in 2010 by our Executive Director, Azure Davis. With the support of amazing, dedicated, and passionate people the rescue has now saved over 4,600 animals!

The rescue has seen tremendous growth over these six years which means it is time to find a space to better accommodate our expanding programs and services.

PLEASE SUPPORT RSR's NEW FACILITY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT to help us continue to better serve animals in need.

 

 

 

  • $60,826Raised
  • $150,000Goal
41%
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Thank You Gifts

RSR Tote Bag

For a donation of $20 or more.

15" X 5" X 14" RSR tote bag
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Number Available: 14

Handmade Key Chains

For a donation of $25 or more.

Handmade Key Chains!
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Number Available: 7

Cat Themed Place Mat

For a donation of $25 or more.

Cat Themed Place Mat
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Number Available: 10

Jr. Portable Food/Water Bowl

For a donation of $25 or more.

Portable Food/Water Bowl- 24oz- Colors will vary.
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Number Available: 7

Bottle 'n Bowl Bag (24oz)

For a donation of $25 or more.

Bottle 'n Bowl Bag (24oz)- Colors will vary.
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Number Available: 1

Fish Luggage Tag

For a donation of $25 or more.

Fish Luggage Tag for Cats- Colors will vary.
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Number Available: 9

Bone Luggage Tag

For a donation of $25 or more.

Bone Luggage Tag for Dogs- Colors will vary.
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Number Available: 7

Port-A-Bowl (64oz)

For a donation of $30 or more.

Colors will vary.
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Number Available: 3

Pit Bull Outdoor Flag- (W/O Stake)

For a donation of $35 or more.

Pit Bull Flag (12 X 18'')- W/O Stake
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Number Available: 2

Cat Outdoor Flag- W/O Stake

For a donation of $35 or more.

Cat Outdoor Flag (12 X 18")- W/O Stake
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Number Available: 2

Labrador Outdoor Flag- W/O Stake

For a donation of $35 or more.

Labrador Outdoor Flag (12 X 18")- W/O Stake
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Number Available: 1

Doggles (Size XS)

For a donation of $50 or more.

Doggles (Size XS fits 1-10lb dogs)
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Number Available: 5

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Update (August 26, 2016):

We wanted to send out an update on how this exciting project is taking shape. First, we want to thank each and everyone of you for your support, sharing of this campaign with others, and your generous contributions that have continued to move this project forward. We also want to recognize the hours of work from many of our dedicated volunteers who have committed so much time to improving the exterior space of the new facility. We are so lucky to have such kindhearted and enthusiastic people apart of the RSR team. 

Unfortunately, the construction company we planned to work with is no longer able to assist. We are now on the search for new contractors to provide quotes. We encourage you to spread the word with those you know who may be interested in helping us. The trades we are in search of include: construction manager, demolition, concrete floor finishing, interior framing, plumbing, electric, drywall, ceiling, and HVAC. Please reach out to newfacility@ruffstartrescue.org to inquire about renovation assistance.

Thank you again for your support of Ruff Start Rescue as we take on this new adventure! None of this would be possible without the kindness of so many wonderful people and businesses. We appreciate you! Now let's go help more animals!

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Help Us Make Our New Facility Spectacular!

Ruff Start Rescue Founder and Executive Director, Azure Davis has always held the belief that anything is possible with perseverance, dedication, and an outstanding team to ensure dreams become a reality. Over the past six years, the rescue has saved thousands of companion animals, educated thousands of children and their families about responsible pet care and animal welfare issues, and we have even assisted countless families with altering their pets and barn cats for reduced or no cost. We are so proud of our accomplishments and want to continue to find ways to better serve the community and the many many animals who deserve a second chance.

Currently, Ruff Start Rescue operates out of a very small, rented 1,000 sq. ft. office in Princeton where we are so cramped, we can barely walk, much less accommodate the various transfers, food and foster supplies, vetting and operational needs of the rescue. We have long since outgrown this space, and have been searching for a local (Princeton-based) location that will better serve our needs and allow us to expand so we can develop new programs and services for the community. After months of searching, we have FINALLY found the ideal location that will suit our current and future needs for many years to come. 

Ruff Start Rescue recently purchased a 5,400 sq. ft. facility in Princeton that we hope to move into this fall. We are thrilled with this new venture but we know there is A TON of work that needs to be done to make the facility into our new rescue home. You may be asking yourselves what this new building will do for the rescue and our mission. Below is a list of the many goals/objectives we will be able to implement with this new space.

We will be able to:

  • Have room for storing our foster animal supplies
  • Have a grooming/ dog and cat bathing station
  • Offer dog training, office space, conferences, educational training and seminars, field trips for kids, eventually emergency transport situations for temporary housing, and so much more!

It is important to note that this new building will not house dogs as we want to maintain our 100% foster based program as we know a home environment truly allows dogs to thrive. We do plan to eventually establish a unique cattery style area within the new building. We believe this temporary housing will allow us to save more cats until a foster home becomes available. 

Thank you to each one of you for your amazing support over the years. Without you, none of this would even be possible! You have continued to believe in us and our mission, and now we need your help more than ever. The entire inside of this new building will need to be retrofitted to meet our needs and we will rely on the incredible kindness of our community, our partners, our team members, and perfect strangers to help by contributing to this project and make this campaign a tremendous success. Our goal is $150,000 and we believe with your support we can make it happen! We chose Giving Grid as our campaign interface because it creates a visible collaboration between supporters, where you can share pictures of your family (both human and furry), your business logo, or something inspirational that makes us all connected as a team working together to make something spectacular happen.

Please SUPPORT and SHARE, SHARE, SHARE this campaign with others who might also want to give to this project. We are so grateful to each and every one of you for all that you have allowed us to accomplish.

From the warmest of hearts and the wettest of noses, the animals and their people thank you!

Any questions please reach out to donations@ruffstartrescue.org

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Ruff Start Rescue
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