RUFF (Rescues United For Fun) Meetup

Calling San Francisco's small rescue dogs for a meetup on the first Saturday of each month at 11:30 am in Pine Lake Dog Park in Stern Grove.

If you have a small rescue dog and want to meet other rescues and their parents, please join us for off-leash play and schmoozing.

Don't worry if your dog is quirky; ours are, too!

RUFF co-organizer Shannon Bolt of The Domestic Animal has worked with shelter and rescue dogs for years. She specializes in special-needs animals and will be on hand for advice and assistance.

All rescue dogs who weigh less than 30 pounds — the mutt-ier, the better; but we won't discriminate against purebreds — and their adult people (this is NOT the place for children; many small dogs, especially those with issues, are afraid of kids) are welcome. Please remember to give all the dogs their "space" and ask before giving treats. We'll have a great time!

We'll have a RUFF sign, so look for us in the field west of the parking lot.

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  • patty

    Ohhh nooo pebbles n I fell back asleep and woke up to late :(

    December 7, 2013

  • J

    Sorry can't come today. Hope to see you in January. Wishing all of you Merry Christmas and Happy 2014

    December 7, 2013

  • Jill R.

    I will be bringing my new dog Bailey home for a trial period, beginning Friday afternoon. She is at Northern California Rescue and they don't know whether she is leashed trained or house trained. Is it too soon to bring her on Saturday? I thought it could be a good opportunity to learn about her tendencies-how she plays with other dogs, whether off leash play is a good idea, etc. She is five years old.

    December 4, 2013

    • Jill R.

      Thanks! But I haven't met Bailey yet. They postponed our date because of a power outage. Hope to catch you all next time!

      December 7, 2013

    • Ezra

      Poop! We will be at the Pt. Isabel meetup next Saturday (great fun!). Let us know if we can help you and Bailey in any way ...

      December 7, 2013

  • Elsie

    I'm hoping for no rain. It says 30% chance. Darbie dislikes wet weather.

    December 6, 2013

    • Elsie

      It was quite a rainy Friday night. We will skip this one. See y'all next month.

      December 6, 2013

    • Ezra

      bright and sunny now, in case you want to change your mind. We'll have wipes!

      December 7, 2013

  • Ezra

    It's bright and sunny! We'll have extra grooming wipes ...

    December 7, 2013

  • wendy

    Mochi is very vocal....she doesn't bite, just noisy !!

    Can't wait for her to burn some energy.

    1 · December 4, 2013

  • Gretchen

    Mabel is fearful. Doesn't bite. We need some little buddies to hang out with. See you sat!

    December 1, 2013

    • Ezra

      just our type!

      December 1, 2013

  • Ezra

    If he rescued you, for sure! ;)

    November 27, 2013

  • Paulina

    Great! Thanks so much for replying. We're going to try to make it with our two small dogs!

    November 20, 2013

  • Ezra

    Yes! There is a parking lot.

    November 19, 2013

  • Paulina

    Is there parking? Thanks!!

    November 19, 2013

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