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


Available Dogs

WILLY: LAB MIX 5 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Willy and I'm a super friendly 5 year old Lab mix. I get along well with other dogs even little ones. I know my commands pretty well. I have some food aggression issues so no small children, please. I'm very healthy, microchipped, up to date on my shots and I come with free lifetime obedience training classes.

WILLY
AUDREY

AUDREY: DOBERMAN PINCHER 2 YEARS OLD, Female

My name is Audrey (Hepburn) and I'm a beautiful 2 year old spayed female black/tan purebred Doberman Pincher. First of all I'm much prettier than in my photo! When I first arrived I was sick with kennel cough - that's why I'm looking the way I do in the photo. They will be taking a more accurate photo of me now that I'm feeling 100%. Since I was sick ROF has been concentrating on getting me well so they don't know too much about my temperament or my willingness to play with other dogs (I had to be quarantined as kennel cough is contagious!). What they do know is that I seem sweet and am now healthy. I'm microchipped, up to date on my shots and I come with free lifetime obedience training classes. More on me will be coming soon!

SMILEY: ROTTWEILER / GERMAN SHEPHERD CROSS 3 - 4 YEARS OLD, Female

My name is Smiley and I'm a 3 - 4 year old spayed female Rottweiler / German Shepherd cross. I'm a wonderful dog with a great temperament. I think people of all ages are just great! I walk well on leash and can best be described as curious, affectionate, outgoing. I'd make a perfect family dog. I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped! I come with free lifetime obedience training classes!

SMILEY
SHAY

SHAY: GERMAN SHEPHERD 3 YEARS OLD, Female

My name is Shay and I'm a movie star gorgeous purebred spayed female black and tan German Shepherd! I'm 3 years 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.

GISELLE: GERMAN SHEPHERD 2 - 3 YEARS OLD, Female

My name is Giselle and I'm a 3 year old gorgeous, aristocratic, fun-loving German Shepherd. I'm have a super sweet-natured and am very people friendly. I knows how to work a room by making the rounds and giving out kisses and smiles to everyone. I'm very high energy but am good with children and other dogs. I've been through obedience class so I know my commands andd walk well on leash I'm good on leash and absolutely love going on walks! I'm very curious about everything I sees and am very alert. Shepherds make great family dogs so come meet me before someone else snaps me up! I'm healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped!

GISELLE
QUINN

QUINN: GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER 2 YEARS OLD, Female

My name is Quinn and I'm a 2 year old spayed female purebred German Shorthaired Pointer. I'm gorgeous and large in size for a female. l am very good natured and will make a great family companion! I'm friendly, smart and willing to please! I love to run around and have fun. I'm also well trained. . I'd make a great jogging partner! I was living in my Forever Home but my doggie sibling was a Great Dane and he started beating up on me. For some strange reason they decided to give me up instead of him! Oh, well! I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped! I come with free lifetime obedience training classes!

CHASE: MANCHESTER TERRIER 6 MONTHS OLD, Male

My name is Chase and I'm 6 - 8 months old a neutered male Manchester Terrier. My photo will be up in a day or so but I look just like a miniature black and tan Doberman. In other words I'm just totally adorable!! I'm a favorite of the volunteers! I play super well with other dogs. I love to play and have people pay attention to me. I'm very people friendly and could probably learn to live with cats too! 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

CHASE
DANDY

DANDY: AKITA MIX 2 - 3 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Dandy and I'm a 2 - 3 year old neutered male golden colored Akita mix. I'm a super handsome sweet boy from the Humboldt area. I was once owned by a homeless man and then ended up in the shelter. Everyone there liked me so much, they arranged for me to come to Rotts of Friends in order to find the perfect home. My Guardian Angel, Tammy, wanted to be sure I was super adoptable so paid for me to go through Auntie Renee's Boot Camp. So I am well on my way to being very well trained! I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped! I come with free lifetime obedience training classes

CHIPPI: TERRIER MIX 3 - 4 YEARS OLD, Female

My name is Chippi and I'm a really cute as you can see in my picture! I'm 3 - 4 years old and am a spayed female Terrier mix. I'm a snuggler and love people. I was found by a Good Samaritan who took me home with her. The next thing she knew I had puppies. She liked us a lot and kept us even though she wasn't suppose to have dogs in her apartment. We played with her children and were housebroken, but she eventually had to give us to Rotts of Friends to find Forever Homes. I play great with other little dogs. I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped. I come with free lifetime obedience training classes.

CHIPPI
CHACHA

CHACHA: Kuvasz 2 - 3 YEARS OLD, Female

My name is ChaCha and I'm a 2 - 3 year old spayed female Kuvasz mix .I recently arrived at Rotts of Friends with a broken front leg. Ouch! It will be fine but I have to have it in a caste for about 6 more weeks.I'm a beautiful large white dog with a. big fluffy tail. I'm people friendly but because of my size I should probably go to a family with older children or just adults. I walk well on leash. I need work on my basic commands but you're in luck because I come with free lifetime obedience training classes! Other than my leg, I'm healthy, microchipped, and up to date on my shots!

LUXOR: MASTIFF MIX 1 - 2 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Luxor and I'm a 1 - 2 year old very handsome 80 pound neutered male Mastiff / Lab mix. I was found wandering and a good samaritan picked me up and took me home with him. He would have kept me but he already had too many other dogs. He took me to the shelter in hopes that my owners would come looking for me, but no one ever did. In the end Auntie Renee agreed to take me in. I have the body of a Lab with the head of a Mastiff. I'm about Lab height and won't grow any taller. I love to play especially in water! I'm just a big bouncy ball of fun! I'm very healthy, microchipped and up-to-date on my shots. I come with free lifetime obedience training classes.

LUXOR
JOEY

JOEY: ROTTWEILER 1 YEAR OLD, Male

My name is Joey and I'm a handsome 1 year old neutered male Rottweiler. I've been around the block in my short year of life. My first owner decided they didn't want me anymore so they put me on Craig's List! Yikes! Then my second owner bought me, but had me only for a month and then he dumped me at Animal Control. After that Auntie Renee saw me there, took me in and now I have hope that my next owner will decide I'm a keeper! I'm very handsome and come from German Rottie lines. I'm somewhat food and toy aggressive so I need an adults only home with experienced Rottie owners. When I'm not eating or enthralled with my toys, I'm a people friendly guy. I'm very healthy, microchipped and up-to-date on my shots. I come with free lifetime obedience training classes. I'll be the perfect dog for the right owner!

EPPY: ROTTWEILER 1 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Eppy and I'm a 1 year old neutered male purebred Rottweiler. I was running with a group of other dogs in Sacramento. It took them a long time to catch me. I was the last one to be caught. I guess that means I must have been the smartest of the group! I'm very shy but I love food so I'm becoming much braver. I have a lot of potential. I just need an owner who has vision and can see me as I will be. I come with free lifetime obedience training classes. I'm also very healthy, up-to-date on my shots and microchipped

EPPY
TINY

TINY: DOBERMAN PINCHER 2 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Tiny and I'm a super handsome 2 year old neutered male purebred black and tan Doberman. I used to live with my Mom but she had an abusive boyfriend. One day he got mad at me when I wouldn't come. One thing led to another. I won't go into detail but I ended up biting him. So here I am looking for a new home. I don't have a bite history other than that but I still will probably do best in an adult home. I know my obedience commands. I'm friendly and enthusiastic! I love to have fun! My ears are cropped but were never splinted so they don't stand up. It doesn't matter! I'm handsome anyway! I'm healthy, microchipped and up-to-date on my shots. I come with free obedience training classes.

MUFFIN: TERRIER 1 1/2 YEAR OLD, Female

My name is Muffin and I'm a real cutie as you can see in my picture! I'm 1 1/2 years old and am a spayed female Terrier. I'm a snuggler and love people! I love to play with other dogs. I have a whole herd of dogs I play with everyday. I'm a little shy but have really improved a lot since I arrived. Since I'm a little shy, I will probably do best in a household with no small children I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped. I come with free lifetime obedience training classes.

MUFFIN
PUDGE

PUDGE: ROTTWEILER 1 - 2 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Pudge and I'm a 1 - 2 year old neutered male long haired Rottweiler. I was a stray, picked up by animal control but no one ever came to claim me. That's hard to believe with a dog as handsome as I am! Right now a wonderful volunteer, Ray, is taking me through the weekly obedience class so I'm learning my commands I'm very calm and sweet. I'm a little shy with men at first but I warm up quickly. I probably should be in a child free home. I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped. I come with lifetime obedience training classes!

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

STARLET
HALLIE

HALLIE: 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.

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.

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!

MASH
MARBURY

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!

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

GITCHI
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!

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.

TAZER
KIMBO

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!

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!

DAPHNE
PEEWEE

PEEWEE: CHIHUAHUA 5 YEAR OLD, Male

My name is Peewee and I'm a real cutie as you can see!! I'm 5 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!

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.

CONRAD