RUFF (Rescues United For Fun) Small-Dog 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 25 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 socialize in one of the grassy areas west of the parking lot for 30–40 minutes (look for the RUFF sign), then we take a group walk around the park, so if you come very late, you'll have to chase us!


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  • Liz

    Finn and Sky passed out after a light lunch and were pretty much out of action for the rest of the day! They love being with their friends and running around like dogs "in the wild"! LOL
    We so love this group!!!

    1 · May 4

  • julie S.

    I mentioned last week that I knew of a coworker with a dog who they can't take with them when they move. I have posted her and her pups photo in the 5/18 pt Isabel meet up if anyone knows of someone looking for a sweet adorable dog or puppy. Feel free to contact jake and I. I will post their photos on this date as well. Thanks as always for supporting rescue :)

    May 4

  • julie S.

    Always a fun time. Jake really enjoys meeting up with his buds for a stroll.

    2 · May 3

  • patty

    Great group of people and dogs. Pebbles was soooo exhausted.

    1 · May 3

  • Karen K.

    Another fun outing! Thanks to Shannon, and all the happy pups!

    2 · May 3

    • Shannon Bolt/Domestic A.

      It was so beautiful to see your girl just LIGHT UP when we started to mosey. Adorable, and a great addition to our group.

      May 3

  • J

    Wonderful..Buster loves coming and playing with all his friends. Thanks.

    1 · May 3

    • Shannon Bolt/Domestic A.

      It was so wonderful to have a long cuddle with Buster today, and it's great to see how far he's come along since joining RUFF!

      May 3

  • Valerie

    Marshmallow says Hi Erza and everyone! Can't make it this time. See you next time!

    1 · May 2

  • Angela

    Thanks for the fun time! Eevee is wiped out! We enjoyed meeting everyone and thanks to Shannon for sharing her training advice...we will be practicing

    2 · May 3

  • Mary P.

    I can't wait til Saturday. Amigo and chiquita had a blast last time

    1 · May 1

  • Angela

    Hi, we have two dogs, one rescued from Muttville...the other is not a rescue, but they both rescued me after my last dog (a rescue) died. Does that count? Would the non rescue be allowed? She really enjoyed Pt Isabel last week :)

    1 · April 26

    • Shannon Bolt/Domestic A.

      RUFFers don't discriminate against dogs with pedigree. We like to get down with all the little ones! ;)

      April 30

    • Liz

      Thanks for that Shannon!!

      April 30

  • Ane H.

    I will be away for the weekend. Have fun guys!

    April 20

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