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© 2019 by Ruffugees. 

July 8, 2019


We are so excited for our adoption event this upcoming Saturday, July 13!  We will be at Slover Library located at 235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk, VA from 12-4 with lots of adoptable shelter pets.  

We are lucky enough to be featuring adoptable pets from t...

March 19, 2019

One big update we have is our website.  We have updated our website with a fresh, new look to include easier navigation to what's most important to you as an animal rescuer/lover/parent/supporter/taxi driver.

January 10, 2019

January can be a sad month in shelters throughout the country.  

In January, shelters and rescues will see an influx of pets that were given as "gifts" during the holiday season.  There are lots of reasons people provide when surrendering a pet to a shelter or rescue:...

January 1, 2019


We want you and your pet to live your best lives in 2019, so let's explore some resolutions for both of you!

Exercise, Massage and Tricks, oh my! Let's stimulate all aspects of your pet's life.

Exercise is something we can all benefit from - so g...

December 31, 2018

Are you looking to get those last minute donations in before the end of the year?

We would love to help you out with that! The Ruffugees Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit as recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, that means that your donations can be deducted f...

November 26, 2018

As you may know, tomorrow is Giving Tuesday and we want to invite you to support our mission and our work! Check out this video to see what The Ruffugees Foundation has accomplished in 2018. 

All donations receive Ruffugees swag - the larger the donation - the larg...

November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving from The Ruffugees Foundation!

We wish you and your pets a wonderful day full of gratitude and giving.

We also want to send a friendly reminder not to feed your pets any table scraps. Even the smallest bit of turkey can turn nasty for your pet's stomac...

October 30, 2018

It's almost the spookiest time of the year! Hopefully this year is a real hoot for you and your family, including your beloved pets! So, let's talk about how to enjoy your day and keep your four legged friends safe this Halloween.  

1. Be on the lookout for foot an...

September 11, 2018

Here in the Mid-Atlantic we are preparing for Hurricane Florence, so, we wanted to send out some reminders about preparing for a hurricane or other natural disaster for you and your pet. 

REMEMBER: It is not just the wind - it is the water - there will be flooding. You...

July 15, 2018

Today is National Pet Fire Safety Day! Today we bring awareness to fire safety for pet families. 

Here are quick tips for the day:

1. Plan

- How does your pet react to a smoke detector?

- Do they run to a particular area?- What is your escape route from that area?


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