Pet Outreach Program

Ruff Patches is an animal rescue organization that operates completely through
foster homes. Although we are unable to take in your pet
 (or the pet you rescued),

we can provide you with a place for showing your pet for adoption.

Use our expertise to your advantage!  Our volunteers have placed hundreds of

dogs and cats in new, loving homes and we would be happy to assist you in

re-homing your pet or the pet you rescued. 

Please note: We must meet your pet before enrolling him or her in our program.

We retain the right to deny entry into our program and the right to ask you to
leave the program at any time.


Our outreach program is designed to help people with the following situations:

  • The owner of a dog or cat who wishes to find their pet a new home.  

  • An individual who has rescued a dog or cat and has made a reasonable attempt to
    find the owner of the animal. (You may be asked to demonstrate proof that you

    have searched for the owner – flyer or newspaper ad.) 

What our program will do for you:

  • Provide a safe atmosphere for your dog or cat to be seen by individuals interested
     in adopting a pet.

  • Provide thorough screening of potential adopters, including a visit to their home to
    ensure the safety of the pet. 

  • We do NOT do same day adoptions. You will need to pick up your dog or cat at
    the end of each adoption day. 

  • Require the adopters to sign a legally enforceable contract with Ruff Patches
    and the final adopter to ensure the future welfare of the pet.


For more information on our program, please review the PDF files below (click the PDF icon):


  • Dog Outreach Program Package







  • Cat Outreach Program Package 







If you are interested in participating in the Dog or Cat Outreach Program, please contact us at 818-714-1147 or email us at 


Pet Outreach Program

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Mailing Address:  2010 West Ave K #424

                             Lancaster, CA 93536

Please note, this is ONLY our mailing address. We are an all foster home organization and do not have a kennel. 

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Ruff Patches is a proud recipient of funding from Maddie's Fund®, helping to achieve a no-kill nation #ThanksToMaddie.