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 most Saturday's between 8am - 11am, or by appointment. We suggest you come early as we can get quite busy as the morning progresses. You must be here at least by 10AM as it takes at least an hour to meet and get to know a dog, do an introduction with your dog and fill out the adoption paperwork. Depending on Renee’s work schedule, sometimes she is able to show dogs during the week before 10:00AM or between 4:30 – 6:30PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. These are private appointments and must be set up with her before coming out by calling 530-681-1326. 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. Proof of home ownership or a letter stating landlord permission is required.

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 a dog to adopt, the adoption donation is $250, 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

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 donation 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 and allow up to 72 hour for ROF to make arrangements for your dog's safe return.

Available Dogs


My name is Denver and I'm a 6 year old neutered male purebred Rottweiler. I was brought to Rotts of Friends from an area shelter and became best friends with a female Rottie named Aspen. We were adopted together by a nice older couple. We were with them for about 3 years but then our dad died of cancer and our mom started having mental problems so Auntie Renee took us back. Next we were adopted by a nice man who lived in the foothills. We loved it there with him but then Auntie Renee got a call that his home had been foreclosed on. He had to be out in 2 days so we’re back! I love people and am very sweet. My friend Aspen is a bit shyer. Having been through as much shuffling around as we have, Auntie Renee wants us to stay together. We love long walks, hanging out with people and eating doggie treats! We’re very healthy (although a little overweight), up to date on shots and microchipped! We come with free lifetime obedience training classes! If You’re up for taking on 2 Rotties, call Renee at 530-681-1326 to set up an appointment to meet us! This is an older picture of me but they will be updating our photos shortly.



Ace is a 3 year old neutered male Rottie/Shepherd mix. Ace spent the first three years of his life tied outside on a short chain with no protection from the cold, rain or heat. Ace ended up eventually being rescued and now is a completely different dog. He’s happy, loves to play and is super friendly. Ace is friendly with big dogs. When he was tied up for all those years, one of his occasional tethered companions was a Chihuahua so he probably gets along with small dogs too. He knows some of his commands and is a kind, gentle natured boy. Ace will make a great new best friend for some lucky person!


Hey you German Shepherd lovers!! We have another handsome 1 1/2 - 2 year old neutered male German Shepherd named Clemmons that’s looking for a home! He’s a medium size and full of energy. Clemmons is looking for an adult home due to food aggression issues. Just leave this boy alone while he’s eating and life will be good! Clemmons would make a great jogging, hiking partner. You’ll always feel safe with Clemmons by your side! Clemmons is smart and learns quickly! Come out and meet him!



My name is Augustus and I’m a handsome 1-2 year old SUPER people friendly neutered male Rottweiler with a big waggy tail! I’ve been through the Obedience Class so I know my commands. I have a high prey drive so I need to be the only dog in the household. (No cats, chickens, or ferrets either!) I’m well behaved but because I’m a very big strong boy I need a handler experienced with Rotties or equally big dogs. I’m a Renee favorite so I must be special!


My name is RJ and I'm a 4 - 5 year old neutered male Hound cross. I grew up in a family with children. Because of domestic violence, part of my family had to go into protective custody and I had no place to go so Rotts of Friends took me in. I'm very friendly and get along with other dogs. It woud be best for me to go to an adult family or a family with older children. I love long walks and playing in the play yard! 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 or 530-661-0213 to set up an appointment to meet me!



MEET ZEPPELIN !! Zeppelin is a 1 1/2 - 2 year old neutered male movie star handsome Rottie with a tail. He is big and playful- a super people friendly boy. He would probably love having a big female dog as a playmate. He would be a great hiking g jogging buddy for some lucky person. He loves to investigate new things and will keep you smiling with his antics. Zeppelinis a total staff favorite!!


Fogerty was found running along the Sacramento River. He hung out with the fishermen all day but as evening crept in the fishermen realized no one was looking for this super sweet boy. They tried to take him to the shelter but it was closed so they brought Fogerty to ROF. After notifying animal control in case someone was looking for him, posting notifications and waiting the proper length of time he is now ready to find a Forever Home! Fogerty is a handsome purebred Rott about 1 1/2 years old. He is sweet and just need some training to be dogs of your dreams.He plays great with female dogs. Fogerty is a silly goof balls and will steal your heart when you come meet him.



This is Willie,,a barely 5 months old male Dutch Shepherd mix. (He still has his puppy teeth). A truck driver spotted a man beating and kicking 4 puppies out of a U-Haul and into the ditch on the side of the road. The trucker called Animal Control. When they arrived they could only find three of the pups. They were completely feral, terrified of humans, acting as though they had never been touched kindly before - only beaten. After being taken to the nearest Animal Control and then the pups were sent to Renee as a last resort. Today, 4 weeks after their arrival, huge strides have already been made. They now let people pet them without completely freaking out. Today leash training began by using a harness. It’s all baby steps and “kiss therapy” according to Auntie Renee. The two boys don’t have a mean bone in their body. They love other animals - dogs, cats, you name it. What they really need are Forever Homes.... if you have time to make one of these pups a part of your life, give it love and patience, you’ll end up with an amazing best friend.


My name is Karl and I’m a 1-2 year old neutered male purebred Rottweiler. I’m a handsome, small in size but not in courage, neutered male. My story spans two different countries. I was a guard dog in Mexico City living in poor conditions when I was rescued. My guardian angel Gina helped connect me with ROF and paid for me to go to doggie boot camp so I’m trained in obedience. I’m very people friendly but I need an experienced Rottweiler owner and an adults only family. as I have high energy and high prey drive. I’ll make a great best buddy for the right person.



Blair is a gorgeous 4 year old spayed female German Shepherd. Blaire was the victim of abuse so was very underweight when she first came to ROF. We don’t know if she was ever around small children so she should probably be in a home with older children or adults only. She’s very friendly and full of energy. You can tell she feels great and loves to run and play in the big yard. She’s a Volunteer favorite. She’ll be a joy for the right family or single person!


My name is Indeka and I’m a 3 year old spayed female bi-colored GermanShepherd. I’m a very dominant female so need to go to someone experienced with Shepherds. I’m people friendly. I’m a very striking looking dog. I come with 3 weeks of Boot Camp training, plus two 1 hour lessons for you and your new dog plus free lifetime obedience training classes if you ever want to brush up. A super expensive training package and it’s yours for free!



My name is Ludwig and I’m a 4 year old neutered male German Shepherd. As you can see, I’m a super handsome friendly, playful boy. I love to run around and play. I would be a super best friend for an active owner. I come with 3 weeks of Boot Camp training,plus two 1 hour lessons for you and your new dog plus free lifetime obedience training classes if you ever want to brush up. A super expensive training package and it’s yours for free!


My name is Batman and I’m a 4 year old neutered male handsome black Shepherd. I am high energy and need an owner with Shepherd experience. I need a round of obedience training but I come with free lifetime Obedience training classes so that makes it easy. I’m people friendly but, as I’m very bouncy, I would probably do best in a home with no children. I’m smart and seem to learn things quickly. Come meet me! You’ll love me!!



My name is Judy and I’m a 3-4 year old lovely spayed female Rottweiler. I’m a big girl. In my previous home I appear to have been well cared for. I have a healthy shiny coat and I’m very people friendly. I have a pretty high prey drive so I would do best as an “only” dog or maybe in a home with a large male buddy. No cats or chickens, please! I’m also very curious and love to explore every inch of the play yard on a daily basis! I love toys and treats and most of all would love to have a Forever Home if my own. Please come out and meet me! You’ll love me! (PS The two marks between my eyes are just scrapes I had when I was admitted.)


Super handsome! Meet ROWAN - a 4 year old neutered male red Doberman Pincher! Rowen' unusual color is attributed to his being outdoors a lots-thus sun bleached color. Kind of a Dobie surfer look! Rowen is unfortunately looking for a hospice home. 😞 Our sweet boy has been diagnosed with Wobblers Syndrome. Cervical spondylomyelopathy (CSM), or wobblers is a disease of the cervical spine (at the neck) that is commonly seen in large and giant-breed dogs. It leaves dogs with a wobbly gait especially in the hind end. Rowan still loves to play and trot around. He is dog friendly but should be in in an only-dog home as he can’t play for fear of hurting his spine further. We have no idea how quickly the disease will progress. We, of course, will pay for his continuing medical costs. We would just love to have him in a loving home for his final years? Months? Rowan is very people friendly. He’s a love. If you have room in your home and heart for this sweet boy, call Renee at (530) 681-1326.



Beasley is a 6 year old neutered male Belgian Malinois cross. Beasley was sent to Rotts of Friends by those wonderful people up in Humboldt. He's a typical Malinois, very energetic so would make a great jogging / hiking partner! He's crate trained and walks well on leash. Beasley is getting training for Obedience so he will be a star when it comes to good manners! His current only bad habit that we are working on is he likes to bite the leash. 😝 He's a very people friendly boy and seems to like female dogs - probably not cats.


My name is Raider and I am a 5 to 6-year-old neutered male purebred handsome Rottweiler. I'm so lucky to be one of the new arrivals at Rotts of Friends. I was found wandering in Napa County and was taken to the Napa City Animal Shelter. Despite having a microchip, no one ever came to claim me. It's obvious some time in my life I was with a family who cared for me because I was already neutered and had been microchipped. But it looks like somewhere along the line I must have been given away and ended up just being a junkyard dog. I've got some scars on my ear and other indications that I've been living outside. I'm very handle able and I warm up nicely to people; however, I need an experienced Rottie owner just because I'm a big powerful dog. I will also need a home with no children, no cats and, as I'm somewhat dog reactive, no other dogs. So I just need a home with adults who will love and care for me but know my limits and not put me in any situations where I could get in trouble. I definitely need to brush up on my training but since I come with free lifetime obedience training classes that shouldn't be an issue.



My name is Tyke (AKA Rodeo) and I'm a 1 year old neutered male Boxer/Pit Terrier mix. I'm a nice medium size and as handsome as can be. I was in the Yolo County Animal Shelter and everyone there fell totally in love with me 'cause I'm such a lovable guy! They wanted to keep me safe and ensure I ended up with a wonderful home so they set up a fund and raised enough money to enroll me in Yolo Canine Academy's Boot Camp. When I get done I'll be a well mannered and trained boy! Please come out and meet me! If you adopt me now I'll still go through Boot Camp and it'll ensure you end up with me - a sweet, sweet, sweet boy! Thank you, Yolo County, for caring!


My name is Oliver and I'm a 3 year old handsome neutered male Labrador Retriever/ Bull Terrier cross. I'm a gorgeous brindle color with very distinctive facial markings. The people at the shelter liked me so much, they sent me to Rotts of Friends to find a perfect Forever Home but I've been waiting a very long time for that to happen. I'm very energetic and love to play and have fun! I'd make a perfect hiking or jogging partner. I'm a very friendly boy but I'm so bouncy I probably would do best in a home with older children or just adults. I'm very healthy, up to date on vaccines, microchipped and come with free lifetime obedience training classes.



My name is Vana and I'm a 1- 2 year old miniature white Poodle. I am soooo cute!! My four Poodle friends and I decided to run away from where we were being used in a backyard breeder operation.When we had the chance, we made a break for it. We were eventually found by Animal ControlI and brought to the shelter but no one ever came to claim us so Auntie Renee took us in. Our previous owners didn't seem to take very good care of us. When we were picked up our fur was matted and full of stickers. I'm was the most shy and fearful of the group. I've been here for a while and I've made great progress in becoming more trusting. I need to be in an adults only home. I play well with other dogs and you can tell I would like to be petted and fussed over. I'm just not used to it! If someone just has a little time and patience with me they will be rewarded with a loving.… forever friend. If you are interested in me, call Renee 530-681-1326 to see if we would be a good match. I'm up to date on my shots, microchipped and come with free lifetime obedience training classes.


My name is Bandit and I'm a 4 - 5 year old neutered male Staffordshire Terrier. I'm a super handsome boy as you can probably see in my picture. I love people I know and am super friendly although I'm wary of strangers until I get to know them. I was dumped as a pup. Then my dad adopted me when I was about one. I've spent the rest of the time with him having a blast but then he dumped me too when he got a serious girlfriend who didn't like me. So the good news is I know my commands - no, sit, down, shake, roll over, off, kennel (I'm crate trained), get in your bed, etc. I'm very smart and eager to learn new tricks! I'm an expert riding in a car! I've been on several 12 hour + car trips and never complained - just slept the whole time (I'd be a great companion for a long distance trucker :) ) I love to play ball although I was never really good about bringing it back. I'm housebroken and have spent my life living in an apartment and going on daily walks or hikes. I walk very well on leash. I've never spent any time around children so I should be in an adult only household and no cats or small dogs as I love to chase small fast moving critters. I'm hoping for a new Forever Home and a new Best Friend! I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped. I come with free lifetime obedience training classes.



My name is Farley and I'm a 5 year old neutered male purebred yellow Labrador Retriever. Boy! Am I handsome! When I was at the shelter, the director loved me so much she let me hang out in her office during the day! I'm best described as even tempered, outgoing, very friendly and love to be with people. I also walk well on leash. Those are my plus points. On the other hand, I was attacked by another dog once and the event has left me not liking other dogs. Also no cats, please! I really need an experienced dog owner due to food aggression issues and a home with no small children; otherwise, I'm a nice active big lab that needs a job. I'll make a super new best friend for anyone looking to have me as their only pet.


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.



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


Am I the cutest boy ever!! My name is Quinto and I'm a 4 - 5 year old tan and white neutered male Boxer mix! I love people and am so so sweet! I'm a calm boy and love hanging out with my volunteer friends. I love to run around and play with doggie toys! 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 sound like the dog you've been dreaming of, call Renee at 530-681-1326 to set up an appointment to meet me!