Who we are...

Ruff Love Rescue (RLR) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), no-kill dog rescue and foster care organization dedicated to the care of abused, neglected and abandoned dogs.

For over 15 years we have worked tirelessly to find homes for countless dogs and to continue our work we need your support. Most of our volunteers, including RLR founder and president, Sue Rogers, have full time jobs. We save dogs in our spare time and all of our dogs live in private foster homes - we have no facility. RLR is dependent entirely on community donations and fundraisers.

Hard work by caring people is what makes Ruff Love Rescue so amazing!

Please take a few moments to peruse our website, visit our Facebook page, take a look at our adoptable dogs and lend your support. Every donation is greatly appreciated and 100% of all donations goes directly to the care of the dogs!

If you're a cat lover, be sure to check out our feline affiliate!

DogFest With a Western Flair

to first 50 families!
Limit One (1) per family

Blue Flint Animal Hospital
will be offering Micro Chipping

Come meet Pedro the mini donkey
Pedro weighs less than 40 pounds

And his sidekick Andi the mini Zebu

Kid's Pumpkin Painting Contest

Bake Sale

Cake Walk every 30 minutes

Great Food

Dog Races


Dog & Cat Rescue Groups

Try your luck with our 50/50 CASH raffle; you can't beat a buck a ticket!

Ruff Love Rescue and Safe Haven Equine Rescue & Retirement are not responsible for any and all liabilities of any nature for injury or damage which you, your family, or your dog may suffer, including specifically, but without limitation to any injury or damage resulting from the action of any dog.

All dogs must be on contained on a leash and under control at all times. If your dog gets nervous around other dogs stop by the Info booth to pick up a bandana. We strongly discourage the use of flexible leads.

Please pick up after your dog.

Thank you and please enjoy the Best Dog Day of the year DogFest with a Western Flar

A fundraising event for Ruff Love Foster Care and Dog Rescue and SHERR - Safe Haven Equine Rescue & Retirement, both 501c3 non-profit organizations. An event to raise awareness to the need to help homeless and abused animals and to the importance of spaying and neutering.

Dog Fest is an event used to educate and entertain families along with their dogs while raising money to help local dog and dog related groups. A day to spend with your dog that is centered around demonstrations and games that directly involve your dog. A great fun filled day for dogs and their families!

Dogfest will have dozens of Animal Rescue Groups from across the Piedmont with adoptable pets, a Kiddie Korner with Andi a miniature zebu and Pedro a miniature donkey to pet from Safe Haven Equine Rescue & Retirement, face painting and pumpkins painting contest for the kids. Artisans and Vendors will be in full swing.

The canine games are in full gear enter your dog in the much anticipated Dog Races or Best Trick contest! Make your dog a star in our Costume Contest which is a phenomenal crowd pleaser. Watch great canine training demos while waiting on your Pet’s Portrait or take your child to ride a horse. Something for the whole family!

Dogfest is also a venue to possibly find your new best friend represented by dozens of rescue groups exhibiting dogs for adoption.

Is your pet properly identified- micro chipped? Blue Flint Animal Hospital will be holding a micro chip clinic, Pointe South Animal Hospital will be handing out one FREE advantage and/or doggie goodie bag per family while supplies last.

Admission to this great event:
$3 per adults / $1 12 and under / FREE 2 yrs old and under
DogFest will be held at the Level Cross Community Center, 112 Branson Mill Road, Randleman
Event Hours: 1:00 – 4:30

Schedule of Events

1:00 - 1:15pm   Opening Ceremony/National Anthem
1:15 - 1:30pm   Rescue Dog Parade with dogs and Horses
1:30 - 1:45pm   Blessing of the Animals
1:45 - 2:15pm   Costume Contest
                Best Human Dog Costume           Funniest Dog Costume
                Scariest Dog Costume             Most Creative Dog Costume
                Kid/Dog Best Costume
2:15 - 2:45pm   Best Kisser / Best Trick
2:45 - 3:15pm   Horse Demo
3:15pm          Pumpkin Contest Winners Kids Corner
3:15 - 3:30pm     Dog Training Plutos Way Demo
3:30 - 3:45pm   The Don and Sally Musical Fast Sit Contest
3:45 - 4:00pm   Mini –Med –Large Dog Races
4:00pm          50/50 Cash Raffle Drawing
4:30pm          Dog Fest Ends 

Join us for DOG FEST 2015 October 11th

*Schedule subject to change by minutes - remember we are having fun with our dogs and at times we may run over the scheduled time. Thank you for your understanding.