2021 Spring Online Auction
Welcome to Ruff Start Rescue's Spring Online Auction!
You will find all sorts of donated goodies in the online auction including: gift cards/certificates, hotel stays, gift baskets, homemade goods, pet supplies, and much more. This is a great opportunity to shop for Mother's Day or purchase a few fun things for you or your loved one (human or animal).
All proceeds go to support Ruff Start Rescue programs and services. We appreciate your help and support! Thank you to all of our business partners and community supporters for making this happen!
If you have questions about ANY of the auction items, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Note: packages with alcohol cannot be shipped and need to be picked up at the Ruff Start Rescue office in Princeton, MN. The person picking up must be 21+.
About Ruff Start Rescue
Ruff Start Rescue (RSR) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, no-kill animal rescue in central MN. We are a primarily foster-based organization as we believe a home environment is less stressful than a shelter, and promotes healthier and happier companion animals. We rescue animals from a variety of situations including local impounds & high-kill shelters across the state of Minnesota as well as around the United States. We rely on dedicated volunteer foster homes to provide a safe and loving environment for these animals to be cared for until their forever homes are found.
Beyond our animal rescue program, we strive to provide educational resources to the public particularly with the younger generations. We offer a children's animal welfare education program which provides informative presentations on animal welfare issues and tools to be responsible pet owners.
Since March of 2010, RSR has saved nearly 14,000 dogs, cats, and even a few small critters (guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, etc.) At any given time, our foster network has the capability to foster 400+ companion animals. However, our foster group is quickly expanding to be able to rescue even more homeless animals. Our organization does not receive government funding to support our programs so we rely solely on fundraising events, public donations, adoption fees, and grants to support our rescue efforts.
Ruff Start Rescue has grown substantially since our inception in 2010. Below are our adoption statistics over the last 10 years.
2010- 106 adoptions
2011- 181 adoptions
2012- 451 adoptions
2013- 702 adoptions
2014- 1,072 adoptions
2015- 1,215 adoptions
2016- 1,516 adoptions
2017- 1,616 adoptions
2018- 1,952 adoptions
2019- 2,446 adoptions
All proceeds of RSR's 2021 Spring Online Auction will go toward supporting the veterinary expenses of our rescue animals! Our goal with this auction is to raise as much as we can for our Animal Care Fund - we expect to spend more than $450,000 on veterinary expenses this year! Please help us be successful and bid on some items today!