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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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  • Mary P.

    It is always fun to watch the dogs interact. And the owners are cool too

    2 · June 8, 2014

  • Rebecca

    I left my cell phone at home and memory only took me as far as Sloat; we ended up on the Ocean Beach instead. Ellie had a ball playing catch at the beach. We chatted with a nice lady there with a dog who looked up the meet up information for us. Unfortunately we made it to the park after everyone has left. A few women with dogs affirmed" yeah the RUFF group, they JUST left." Sorry we missed the fun. The park was lovely.

    Hope to catch up with everyone next month.

    June 7, 2014

    • Ezra

      So sorry we missed you! Ocean Beach is a great second choice! ;)

      June 7, 2014

  • Diane

    So much fun being able to walk with all the other dogs and people. Mitsy and Mandy really had a good time being part of such a nice group.

    1 · June 7, 2014

  • julie S.

    The usual great time seeing our friends at ruff. We arrived a bit late and it was chilly today but that didn't stop the fun.

    1 · June 7, 2014

  • julie S.

    The usual great time seeing our friends at ruff. We arrived a bit late and it was chilly today but that didn't stop the fun.

    1 · June 7, 2014

  • Ezra

    What a fun RUFF! So nice to welcome some new RUFFers, including sweet Peach, Mitzi, Mandy and Gracie. And always so much fun hanging with the regulars!!

    1 · June 7, 2014

  • Valerie

    Sorry we can't make it! We'll miss everyone!

    June 6, 2014

    • Ezra

      It's not a party without Marshmallow!

      2 · June 6, 2014

  • Angela

    Sorry we have to miss...Eevee is taking an agility class on Saturdays through July...hopefully August! Have a great time!

    June 2, 2014

    • Shannon Bolt/Domestic A.

      Great, Angela. Hopefully Eevee can teach the rest of us a few things when she gets back. ;)

      1 · June 3, 2014

  • Shannon Bolt/Domestic A.

    So excited for another RUFF next week. I was out at Pine Lake Park today, and the Chihuahua group was meeting. Made me think of the fun we all have together!! See you Saturday. :)

    2 · June 1, 2014

  • mary

    sorry to miss this-will be out of town.

    June 1, 2014

  • pauline

    really want to attend this meeting. i have another activity pending.

    1 · May 18, 2014

  • J

    We have a wonderful experience each month.

    2 · May 18, 2014

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