Adoption Procedure

We have many wonderful rescues available. You can preview most of the rescues here on our website, but it may not be complete as we get new intakes regularly. The best thing to do is to contact Renee to discuss your particular situation and which rescue may be a good fit for you or you can just show up during our regular adoption hours to meet the rescues and we can work with you to find a good match. We have regular adoption hours Saturday between 8am-11am, or by appointment. We are not usually available on Sundays. Getting a dog is an important decision, and all members of the household must be present (including children). If you have another dog, you must bring them with you in order for us to evaluate whether one of our rescues will be a good fit for your family. We suggest having them crated in the car.

If you would like to come out during regular adoption hours, you can call to let us know (leave a message if we do not answer) or just show up during the adoption hours. If you do find someone to adopt, the adoption fee is $200, which helps Rotts of Friends offset the costs for spay/neuter, vaccinations, Microchipping, and boarding. The sanctuary is located 34505 County Road 29, Woodland, California. As an added benefit, all of our rescues come with free lifetime obedience training.

The best way to reach us is 530-681-1326 or rottsoffriends@gmail.com.


When Considering a ROF Adoption

Your donation at the time of an adoption is not a fee to buy a dog; it is a donation for the service we provide. It is not refundable. Your donation may be claimed as a tax deductible donation, and furthers our efforts to do as much as we can for as many as we can. We incur significant expenses in paying redemption fees, veterinary fees, transportation costs, boarding, and food costs and ask for an adoption fee for each dog. Your donation offsets a portion of those costs, but in no event exceeds the amount of care actually provided. All donations are applied to our rescue program to further the ROF mission.

Rescuing an animal is a commitment. They are not perfect, and in most cases ROF will have limited information about the dog's history. ROF makes its placements based on our evaluation of the dogs, and decades of experience handling dogs and matching dogs to appropriate owners. In addition, we rely on the information provided by our prospective adopters; honesty is the best policy when discussing a potential rescue. Despite the number of dogs in need of homes, it may be that ROF does not have a rescue suitable for your particular situation. Children and other pets are but a few factors that we consider in placing a rescue. The determination to place or not to place any animal is made in ROF's sole discretion. We are advocates for the animals, and it is our goal to do what is best for the dog.

Your new companion may have accidents, bark, jump, chew or require regular exercise. No dog is perfect and even a good natured, obedient and trained dog may create stress in the home initially. Please keep in mind that you may love your new pet on Day 1, but it may take some time for your new family member to feel secure in their new environment. Be respectful that you are a stranger to them and not do too much too soon. A crate is an excellent tool for training; we recommend continued crate training as part of a successful transition into your home. These are just some of the things ROF expects potential adopters to consider before making the decision to rescue.

As an additional incentive, all ROF rescues come with FREE lifetime obedience offered at our facility by trainer Renee Lancaster with Yolo Canine Academy. ROF offers a six week basic obedience class that runs consecutively year round. We work on basic handling skills and the "heel", "sit", "stay", "down", and "come" commands. ROF rescues can come to the classes as often as they like, free of charge. The class is open to all breeds and is not limited to ROF rescues. ROF is available to discuss specific questions or circumstances for the life of your dog.

If for some reason, you can no longer honor your commitment to the dog. ROF's policy is that the dog MUST be returned to ROF. They cannot be sold, given away, placed on "craigslist", or brought to a shelter. ROF is a Forever Home for these animals and in the event they must be returned they must be returned to us. Please contact us to make arrangements for their safe return.


Available Dogs

DAFFODIL (DAFFY): LABRADOR RETRIEVER 1 1/2 - 2 YEARS OLD, Female

My name is Daffodil (Daffy) and I'm a beautiful purebred spayed female black Labrador Retriever! I'm 1 1/2 - 2 year old and very sweet and friendly! My previous owner obviously didn't spend much time working on my obedience training. The good news is Labs are smart and easy to train so with the free lifetime obedience training classes that come with adopting me, I'll be heeling and staying in no time!I I'm gentled natured and love to be with people. I love to run around and have fun! I also love long walks and would make a great jogging partner!

DAFFODIL (DAFFY)
STARLET

STARLET: ENGLISH BULL TERRIER 2 YEARS OLD, Female

My name is Starlet and I'm an adorable 2 year-old, white ticked, spayed female English Bull Terrier - just like the Spud MacKenzie dog on TV. Oh, boy! Am I cute!! I'm a tripod - only have three legs. I'm missing my left front leg. It had to be removed when someone threw me out the window of a moving car! Ouch! Oh well, I'm as good with three as most dogs are with four legs! I'm very, very friendly! I get along well with everyone! I love to play ball. I would fit in perfectly with any kind of family - big, small, or older adults! I'm just a smilely, huggable girl! I'm healthy and up-to-date on my shots. I come with FREE lifetime obedience training classes

POD: JACK RUSSELL TERRIER MIX 8 WEEKS, Male

My name is Podd and I'm a male, 8 week old Jack Russell Terrier mix. I'm a typical sweet puppy! I love to run around and play with my sister Pea and then we both collapse and sleep, sleep, sleep! My sister and I were dumped at the shelter. We were lucky because Auntie Renee came by shortly thereafter and scooped us up. I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped. I come with free lifetime obedience training classes. I

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PENELOPE (PEA)

PENELOPE (PEA): JACK RUSSELL TERRIER MIX 8 WEEKS, Female

My name is Penelope, Pea for short. I'm a female, 8 week old Jack Russell Terrier mix. I'm a typical sweet puppy! I love to run around and play with my brother, Mr. Pod, and then we both collapse and sleep, sleep, sleep! My brother and I were dumped at the shelter. We were lucky because Auntie Renee came by shortly thereafter and scooped us up. I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped. I come with free lifetime obedience training classes.

CAPTAIN: ROTTWEILER 2 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Captain and I'm a 2 year old neutered male purebred Rottweiler. As you can see in my photo, I'm super handsome and just as sweet! I was found wandering the streets of Davis. No one ever came to the shelter to claim me so, lucky me, here I am at Rotts of Friends! I have an old injury to my right eye but it looks like I still have partial vision out of it. I have basic good manners. I'm bright and good tempered. I'm just a really, really nice dog and will make a great new best friend for someone I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped! I come with free lifetime obedience training classes! If I sound like the dog you've been hoping for, call Renee at 530-681-1326 to set up an appointment to meet me!

CAPTAIN
BUTTON

BUTTON: MANCHESTER TERRIER CROSS 2 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Button and I'm a 2 year old neutered male Manchester Terrier cross. I was brought into the shelter when I was rescued from a terrible hoarding situation. My brother Rocket, sister Chrissy and I were lucky to be scooped up by Auntie Renee and brought to Rotts of Friends to find Forever Homes. We were in terrible shape when we were rescued. My brother Rocket was in the worst condition - just skin and bones. My sister Chrissy was probably in the worst mental condition. She would scream anytime someone would pick her up. Auntie Renee could tell by our condition and the way we acted that we had probably never left the hoarding house or maybe even the room we lived in. When we were taken outside, it was so overwhelming to us, we would just huddle together and shake. It seems as though we had never been touched or held. We have all come a long way, but I have definitely made the most progress. I have decided people are my friends and I like being held and cuddled. My weight is back to normal. Auntie Renee named me Button because of the button- shaped spot on top of my head. I would love to lead a normal life - I don't even really know what that is. I've have only heard stories about loving owners, nice walks and sitting cuddled on the sofa. I'm hoping to have that someday. I'm not very big so I wouldn't take up much space. If you think you could squeeze me into your life, I would be eternally grateful! If you look at thesmall dogs video that was posted on Facebook, you'll see me. I was running around with my ROF friends having fun. I'm up to date on my shots andI come with free lifetime obedience training classes. If you think I look like the puppy of your dreams, call Renee at 530-661-0213 or 530-681-1326 to set up an appointment to meet me!]

MARY LOU: LAB/ SHEPHERD/PIT 1 YEAR OLD, Female

My name is Mary Lou and I am an approximately 1 year old spayed female Boxer/Lab/Pit sweetheart. I have a sad but ultimately uplifting story to tell you. I was dumped at the Front Street Shelter in terrible condition! I had no fur due to a skin condition called demodectic mange. My skin was rough and cracked and had sores on it. To make matters even worse, I had a hair lip & cleft palate. I was in pretty sad shape. This is where the story turns around! Auntie Renee got a call from the Front Street Shelter. The shelter had been inundated with dogs due to a couple of terrible hoarding situations. They were hoping Renee could find homes for some of the dogs in their care. Renée walked through the kennel deciding what dogs she would choose. When she finally got to my kennel, she took one look and knew she couldn't leave without me. So she brought me home to ROF. Auntie Renée has been taking super good care of me. I've put on weight. My hair has grown back. It's a beautiful silvery gray color! The best part of all -Dr. Thornburgh fixed my cleft palette and did reconstructive surgery on my lip to make me beautiful. ( It was super hard to eat with a hole in the roof of your mouth! ) Thank you Dr. T.!!! Despite all of the physical hardships I have gone through, I am the world's sweetest dog!! I love everybody I meet! I'm the kind of dog that brings a smile to everyone's face. I can make Auntie Renée, smile without even trying! So I'm ready to find that forever family that I've always dreamed of! If you need a new BFF you won't find any doggie better than me. I'm up to date on my shots, microchipped, spayed and come with free lifetime obedience training classes.

MARY LOU
HALLEY

HALLEY: GERMAN SHEPHERD 10 MONTHS, Female

My name is Halley and I'm a beautiful 10 month old spayed female German Shepherd. My almost identical sister and I were both dumped in Sacramento. Apparently the first months of our lives we were stuck outside in someone's backyard. They fed us but never touched us or trained us so when we first came to Rotts of Friends, we were extremely shy and frightened. I've progressed more than my sister, Hailey. I am going through Auntie Renee's Obedience Training Class. I can walk on leash now and I will let people pet me if they are slow and patient. You can tell I really want to be friends with people. I just don't know yet how to go about it. I'm very bright and will be a wonderful dog someday for the right person who is willing to take the time to teach me. I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots, microchipped and come with free lifetime obedience training classes.

CLANCY: ROTTWEILER 2 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Clancy and I'm a 2 year old neutered male purebred Rottweiler. I lived with a family in the Modesto area. Due to unavoidable circumstances, my family had to move. The bad part is they left me behind in the backyard. How can people do things like that? I was fed occasionally by concerned neighbors. Eventually they called animal control . Needless to say, I lost a lot of weight. If they had waited much longer I would have died. Auntie Renee heard of my plight and brought me to Rotts of Friends. I also had a condition called entropion where my eyelids turned inward so the eyelashes and skin rubs against the eyeball. Yeah, Ouch! Very painful!! ROF had me in surgery right away to correct that condition. So if my eyes look a little strange in my photo it's just that I'm healing from the surgery. I have been putting on weight since I arrived. I'm super people friendly - just a real hug bunny! I am very good natured and calm. I'm up to date on my shots and microchipped! I come with free lifetime obedience training classes! If you have room in your life for me, call Renee at 530-681-1326 to set up an appointment to meet me!

CLANCY
BUTTERCUP

BUTTERCUP: TERRIER / PUG 8 YEARS OLD, Female

My name is Buttercup and I'm a super sweet older spayed female Terrier / Pug cross. My fur is short and I weigh probably less than 10 pounds. I was raised in a family with kids but right before Christmas I had a couple of accidents in the house and dad decided I had to go. They took me to the shelter but you know what happens often to older dogs in the shelter so Auntie Renee took me to ROF for a second chance. I still have a lot of good years left in me. What can I tell you about myself? I play really well with other little dogs. I'm very social and love being held. I will do best in a calm, quiet home with adults or older children. I have kind of a cross bite but that doesn't prevent me from chowing down food! All in all I'm a delightful older girl wanting to be a couch potato with someone! I'm healthy, up to date on all my shots and microchipped. I come with free lifetime obedience training classes.

OPIE: MASTIFF MIX 2 - 3 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Opie and I'm a 2 - 3 old neutered male American Mastiff cross. I'm a handsome, fun-loving medium sized doggie. American Mastiffs don't drool so you don't need to worry about that! I'm the height of a lab and I'm a gorgeous brindle color. I had a very rough puppyhood. I'm very thin and i have a problem with the tendons in my front legs. Auntie Renee is going to take me to her special vet to see what he can do to fix or improve the condition. Regardless it doesn't seem to hurt or bother me and I can get along just fine. I'm doing a great job of putting on weight so Im starting to fill out. I am the very sweetest dog ever! I'm just full of licks and wiggles for anyone who comes near my kennel. I probably get along fine with other dogs, but I haven't been officially tested yet. Other than what I told you earlier I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped! I come with free lifetime obedience training classes!

OPIE
SHEENA

SHEENA: GERMAN SHEPHERD 10 MONTH - 1 YEAR, Female

My name is Sheena and I'm a 10 month - 1 year old mostly black spayed female purebred German Shepherd. I was picked up in Sacramento as a stray and no one ever came looking for me. Hard to believe as I am very well bred and gorgeous. I'm very people friendly. I haven't been tested yet with other dogs but would probably do well with large males. It's obvious no one ever spent any time training me. Luckily I come with free lifetime obedience training classes. So at the moment I have no manners but you can tell I'm smart and seem to learn quickly. I love to run around and play. I'm very healthy, up to date on vaccinations and microchipped.

CHRISSY: MANCHESTER CROSS 2 YEARS OLD, Female

My name is Chrissy and I'm a 2 year old spayed female Manchester mix. I was rescued from a hoarding situation with my brothers, Buttons and Rocket. It appears as though we may not have been outside before or even held. We spent the first three days here huddled together in the corner of the kennel. It's all baby steps but we are definitely becoming a wee bit braver. I am the most timid of the three. I need a home where someone can give me much needed need loving social contact. I'd be a great match for an older homebound person or quiet family. I'm a work in progress, but I'm making baby steps in the right direction. I have a gentle personality. I'm healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped.

CHRISSY
ROCKET

ROCKET: MANCHESTER CROSS 2 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Rocket and I'm a 2 year old neutered male Manchester mix. I was rescued from a hoarding situation with my sister, Chrissy, and my brother, Buttons. It appears as though we had never been outside before. We spent the first three days here huddled together in the corner of the kennel. We are now starting to realize it's safe (and fun!) to move around a little. It's all baby steps but we are definitely becoming more curious. I'm still very shy but I'm getting a little braver. I'm a work in progress, but I'm progressing well. I need a quiet home with a loving family or single who will help be discover how much fun life can be. I have a gentle personality. I'm healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped.

HUMVEE: ROTTWEILER 1 YEAR OLD, Male

My name is Humvee and I'm a 1 year old neutered male purebred Rottweiler. I'm am super sweet and people friendly. I'm a bouncy strong boy and will be the dog of someone's dreams once I get a round of obedience training classes under my belt! Until that time I need a big strong owner to control my exuberance! I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped! I come with FREE lifetime obedience training classes!

HUMVEE
MASH

MASH: MASTIFF CROSS 4 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Mash and I'm a 4 - 5 year old neutered male Mastiff cross. I lived in a home with four other dogs but our owner died and no one else in the family wanted to take us in. I was such a nice dog Rotts of Friends let me move in there. My previous owner didn't take very good care of his dogs. I had a severe skin condition and had lost all my fur. Also I was very thin. I've been at Rotts of Friends now for about six weeks and have put back on a lot of weight. Also my skin is almost back to normal and so is my coat! Yay! I'm a very sweet boy. I play well with large female dogs. I love to hang out with my volunteer friends! I'm healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped! I come with free lifetime obedience training classes!

QUICK: ROTTWEILER 10 MONTHS - 1 YEAR, Male

My name is Quick and I'm a 10 months - 1 year old neutered male purebred Rottweiler. I'm a super handsome Rottie. I'm very athletic - not a couch potato- so I need to be placed in an active home. I love to play in water and am very energetic. I play really well with female dogs. I probably will do best in a home with no young children. I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped! I come with free lifetime obedience training classes!

QUICK
SHAY

SHAY: GERMAN SHEPHERD 2 YEARS OLD, Female

My name is Shay and I'm a movie star gorgeous purebred spayed female black and tan German Shepherd! I'm a 2 year old and super sweet and friendly! Get this! I'm housebroken and fully obedience trained. You don't find that very often! I love to run around and have fun! I also love long walks and would make a great jogging partner! I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped! I also come with free lifetime obedience training classes.

MARBURY: ROTTWEILER 1 YEAR OLD, Male

My name is Marbury and I'm a 1 year old neutered male purebred Rottweiler. Get this! I'm a Renee favorite! No other dog has ever been called this before so you can see I am special. I love people and am very very sweet! I came from LA and arrived in pretty bad condition. I have a slight neurological disorder caused by an old injury of some sort. I just walk a little funny - nothing serious enough to hinder me in any way. I can still run, jump and do all the things that puppies do. It just gives me a little character and sets me off from the others. I will make a great new best friend for some lucky person or family. I'm healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped! I come with free lifetime obedience training classes!

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BLAKE

BLAKE: GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER 1 YEAR OLD, Male

My name is Blake and I'm a 1 year old aristocratic looking, black and white purebred neutered male German Shorthaired Pointer. I came from the UCD Community Training program so I am house broken, very well trained and super people friendly. I get along with girl dogs but prefer to be an only dog. I will be a perfect addition to any active family or a new best buddy for single person. I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped. I come with free lifetime obedience training classes.

GITCHI: PIT TERRIER MIX 3 - 4 YEARS OLD, Female

Oh my gosh! Am I the cutest girl ever!! My name is Gitchi and I'm a 3 - 4 year old tan and white spayed female Pittie mix! I love people and am so so sweet! I ended up in the Sonoma shelter, but, lucky me, I'm so adorable I have a fan club. My Guardian Angel came to my rescue and bailed me out! Then She took me straight to Rotts of Friends. I'm so glad to be here where I'm safe and well cared for. I play well with other dogs and love to run around and play with doggie toys! My Guardian Angel also made arrangements for me to go through Auntie Renee's Boot Camp. When I graduate, I'll have all my commands down pat. I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped! I come with free lifetime obedience training classes! If you take one look at me you'll never want to let me go! I

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RAMBO

RAMBO: ROTTWEILER 2 1/2 - 3 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Rambo and I'm a 2 1/2 - 3 year old neutered male purebred Rottweiler. I'm super handsome! My picture will be coming soon. I'm best described as a big rambunctious fun-loving boy. I'll do best in a home with no small children that I could accidentally knock over. I play very well with female dogs. I love long walks, hanging out with people and eating doggie treats! I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped! I come with free lifetime obedience training classes!

DANIEL: ROTTWEILER 4 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Daniel and I'm a 4 year old neutered male Rottweiler. I was brought in with my best friend, Jessie, a 4 year old female Rottie. We are both very nice adoptable dogs, but we do naughty things when we are together so we must be adopted separately. I am a very well behaved boy when Jessie isn't around to lead me down the wrong path! I am lovable and will make a great buddy for some lucky person or family. My photo will be coming soon! I am very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped. I come with free lifetime obedience training classes! Call Renee at 530-681-1326 to set up an appointment to meet me!

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TAZER

TAZER: LAB/STAFFORDSHIRE 3 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Tazer and I'm a 3 year old tan and white neutered male Labrador/ Staffie mix! I'm close to being a perfect dog! I love people including children of all ages and am so so sweet!I I love to run around and play with doggie toys! I'm very well trained and housebroken. My only imperfection is I don't get along with cats or small dogs (They look like cats to me!) I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped! I come with free lifetime obedience training classes! If you take one look at me you'll never want to let me go!If I look like the dog of your dreams, call Renee at 530-681-1326 to set up an appointment to meet me.

KIMBO: ROTTWEILER 4 YEAR OLD, Male

My name is Kimbo and I'm a 4 year old super handsome neutered male purebred Rottweiler. I love people and am so very, very sweet! My little stub of a tail never quits wagging when there are people around! I'm full of energy and love to run around and be silly! I can't resist chasing little creatures that run - so no kitties or small dogs, please! I'm enrolled in Obedience Classes and Auntie Renee, my instructor, says I'm super smart - the star of the class! I love long walks, hanging out with people and eating doggie treats! I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped! I come with free lifetime obedience training classes! All I need is a Forever Home!! Call Auntie Renee (530-681-1326) if you think you might have room in your life for me!

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DAPHNE

DAPHNE: DALMATION CROSS 2 1/2 year old, Female

My name is Daphne and I'm a 2 1/2 year old spayed female Dalmation mix. Sounds like I must be tall because of my Dalmation genes but I'm actually only a medium sized girl. I am such a sweetie pie! I'm a beautiful cream color with a lot of freckles on my nose - too cute! I love people and am very gentle. I play well with other dogs. The volunteers all love me. In fact one of them has been taking me to work with her at UCD on certain days. Reports are I'm very good the whole time I'm gone. I'm up to date on my shots, microchipped and come with free lifetime obedience training classes. If you think I look like the doggie of your dreams, call Renee at 530-661-0213 or 530-681-1326 to set up an appointment to meet me!

PEEWEE: CHIHUAHUA 3 YEAR OLD, Male

My name is Peewee and I'm a real cutie as you can see!! I'm 3 years old and am a tan colored neutered male Chihuahua. I'm a snuggler and love people! I play well with other small dogs! I weigh only about 5 pounds but I have a huge heart! I'm very handsome and love to hang out with my human buddies. I'm a favorite of the volunteers! If you're looking for a dog to go everywhere with you I'm your guy!! I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped. I come with free lifetime obedience training classes. If you think I look like the dog of your dreams, call Renee at 530-661-0213 or 530-681-1326 to set up an appointment to meet me!

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CONRAD

CONRAD: Staffordshire Bull Terrier 4 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Conrad and I'm a 4 year old neutered male extremely handsome Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Wow! I'm a show stopper! I have a silverish colored coat and these incredible golden eyes and a golden heart to match! I'm a great guy! I love people! I'm very goofy and fun loving! I can't wait to run around and chase a ball or play any game! I'm famous in Healdsberg! I have my own fan club at the animal shelter there. Everyone there loved me so much that sent me down to Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue for Renee to find me the perfect forever home! I would do best in a household where I'm the only dog. I like being the center of attention! :-) I'm also obedience trained! I'm very healthy, microchipped and up to date on my shots. I come with free lifetime obedience training classes. I'm so special I won't be here long so call right away to set up an appointment with Renee at 530-681-1326 to meet me.