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Welcome to our Online Auction!
June 01, 2014
06:00 AM CDT
June 16, 2014
12:18 AM CDT

Ruff Start Rescue is hosting our 3rd annual, 15 day, online auction starting on Sunday, June 1st 2014. It starts at 6am on the 1st (Sunday), and ends on the 15th (Sunday) at 11:59pm. All proceeds will benefit the many animals in need by funding vet costs, food and supplies for foster animals with Ruff Start Rescue.
We are a foster based nonprofit animal rescue based out of central, MN. We help dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, and other critters :)
Here are some stats to show you how fast our rescue is growing. The more $$ we can bring in, the more animals we can save. The money will go towards vet bills and on training for those we need it.
2010: 106 adoptions
2011: 181 adoptions
2012: 451 adoptions (spent $96,000 in vetting costs alone)
2013: 702 adoptions (spent $127,000 in vetting costs alone)
2014 - We continue to grow and would love to save over 1,000 animals this year but can't do it without your help!

Check out our website for much more information on Ruff Start Rescue >> www.ruffstartrescue.org
Also, please be sure to make a mental note of who has donated to this auction. These donors are supporting Ruff Start Rescue and we hope to do so in return by advertising their company information along with their donated item. So next time you would like to order something or buy something that one of these particular donors sell, please consider giving back to these wonderful businesses that are helping us to continue to save animals lives!! :)

Thank you and good luck bidding!!!

Ruff Start Rescue


Ruff Start Rescue (RSR) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, no-kill animal rescue in central MN. We are an entirely 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 over 5,200 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 200+ 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, private 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 6 1/2 years.
2010: 106 adoptions
2011: 181 adoptions
2012: 451 adoptions (spent $96,000 in veterinary costs)
2013: 702 adoptions (spent $127,000 in veterinary costs)
2014 - 1,072 adoptions (spent $184,000 in veterinary costs)
2015 - 1,215 adoptions (spent $229,000 in veterinary costs)
2016- 1,271 adoptions as of end of October (projected annual veterinary costs- $208,000)

All proceeds of RSR's 6th Annual Online Auction will go toward supporting the veterinary expenses of our rescue animals! Our goal with this auction is to raise $15,000!!! Please help us be successful and bid on some items today!