Spay & Neuter

"May all dogs get a Freedom Ride"

I said "Somebody should do something about that". Then I realized I am that somebody."
-Lily Tomlin


"I cannot save them all, but I can save the one that stands before me"

-Mother Teresa

"It was us...we let the dogs out."

Donna Ruff

​Cathy Turnipseed


Over 10,000 Freedom Rides have been given since we started transporting. The van will reach the 200,000 miles in 2021  

Ruff Rescue Transport is an all- volunteer, 501(c)(3) organization that helps bridge the gap for animals needing a ride to a rescue. Without a ride, many of the animals would not make it out of the high intake  shelters.   

Our mission is to help end the needless euthanasia of dogs and cats by transporting them to locations where they are more adoptable. We partner with reputable 501(c)(3) rescues, who will ultimately find our passengers good homes. Ruff Transport is here to do our part in helping these animals. Thank you for your support of our mission.

The world can be a very cruel place for an unwanted animal. Transport helps dogs get to a place where life can be good again.  We hope their Freedom Ride ultimately gives them freedom from their past-freedom from fear, hunger, sickness and abandonment.  Each dog counts and each dog matters. Those in rescue know that we are not able to save them all-but dog by dog we will save the ones we can.