Together WE can make a difference, one dog at a time!

About Us

We are a non-profit, all-breed dog rescue that operates in the Durham and Northumberland Regions of Ontario. As animal advocates, we work with many dogs from shelters, native reserves, and owner surrenders. Our sole purpose is to save lives, and help a good dog find the perfect FurEver home! We run a foster based rescue program, and also have a boarding facility (4 kennels) to house dogs in an emergency/crisis situation.

Our Adoptable Dogs

ALL Ruff Start dogs are fully vetted including spay/neuter, all shots (brevacto) preventative and microchipped for safety too. 

Adopt fee applies.


is about 2 yrs old *MUTT that takes a few mins to warm up but then she is a LOYAL and KIND companion from a remote northern reserve. With a treat she warms up for making new friends.  

Adoption Application
Mya 2
Mya 1


A Mutt and daughter to Mya. She is a 7 month old gal who is very cautious meeting new people. She'd do best with a confident dog in the home and would thrive with patience and tike to settle into a new home/routine.  

Adoption Application
Nelly 1
Nelly 2


1 yr old Bluetick Beagle LOVING and kind, nose to the ground hound dog! Enjoys meeting new people, a cuddle bug! ALL RSNB dogs are fully vetted prior to being posted for adoption

Adoption Application
Duke 1
Duke 2


1 yr old Bluetick Beagle NO small animals, good with most other dogs, will meet you with an AROOO! All dogs are fully vetted prior to being posted for adoption

Adoption Application
Dexster 2
Dexter 1


Tupper 14 month old Husky, energetic and professionally trained, would do best with older children and will require a fenced yard, with a FIRM and FAIR leader. We are offering an in your home lesson with Caissie Canine to show you what she's learned while in our care. Tupper is fully vetted and looking for a Husky savvy family

Adoption Application
tupper 1
tupper 2
Tupper 11
tupper 3
Tupper 10
Our Permanent Residents