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 suggest you come early as we can get quite busy as the morning progresses. You must be here at least by 10AM as it takes at least an hour to meet and get to know a dog, do an introduction with your dog and fill out the adoption paperwork. Depending on Renee’s work schedule, sometimes she is able to show dogs during the week before 10:00AM or between 4:30 – 6:30PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. These are private appointments and must be set up with her before coming out by calling 530-681-1326. 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 donation is $250, 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 donation 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

JORDAN: GERMAN SHEPERD 2 YEARS OLD, Male

What a handsome GSD! Wow! Jordan is about 2 years old, a red and black neutered male. Jordan is another dog who was lucky enough to have his Boot Camp training package paid for by the German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California. He’s super sweet, bouncy, smart and very moldable! Come meet him at our Saturday Adoption Drop-in Morning from 8-11AM! Woof! Woof!! Go to Facebook.com/rottsoffriends to see a video of him

JORDAN
ZEPPLIN

ZEPPLIN: ROTTWEILER 1 1/2 -2 YEARS OLD, Male

MEET ZEPPELIN !! Zeppelin is a 1 1/2 - 2 year old neutered male movie star handsome Rottie with a tail. He is big and playful- a super people friendly boy. He would probably love having a big female dog as a playmate. He would be a great hiking g jogging buddy for some lucky person. He loves to investigate new things and will keep you smiling with his antics. Zeppelinis a total staff favorite!!

BAI: ROTTWEILER 3 YEARS OLD, Female

Bai is an adorable 3 year old spayed female gorgeous Rottweiler! She’s a beautiful dark mahogany color and is smaller in size - what they refer to as a “pocket Rott”. This dog LOVES water and could play in it all day! She’s energetic and needs an experienced Rottie parent as she’s happy to be in charge if you let her 😊. Little rascal! No small dogs or cats please. She’ll make a perfect best friend for some lucky person! Come meet her at our Adoption Morning on Saturday or call Renee at (530) 681-1326 to find out more. Share her story and let’s get this cute girl a home! Woof! Woof!!

BAI
FOGERTY

FOGERTY: ROTTWEILER 1 1/2 YEAR OLD, Male

Fogerty was found running along the Sacramento River. He hung out with the fishermen all day but as evening crept in the fishermen realized no one was looking for this super sweet boy. They tried to take him to the shelter but it was closed so they brought Fogerty to ROF. After notifying animal control in case someone was looking for him, posting notifications and waiting the proper length of time he is now ready to find a Forever Home! Fogerty is a handsome purebred Rott about 1 1/2 years old. He is sweet and just need some training to be dogs of your dreams.He plays great with female dogs. Fogerty is a silly goof balls and will steal your heart when you come meet him.

WALDO: DUTCH SHEPHERd 5 MONTHS OLD, Male

This is Waldo, a barely 5 months old male Dutch Shepherd mix. (He still has his puppy teeth). A truck driver spotted a man beating and kicking 4 puppies out of a U-Haul and into the ditch on the side of the road. The trucker called Animal Control. When they arrived they could only find three of the pups. They were completely feral, terrified of humans, acting as though they had never been touched kindly before - only beaten. After being taken to the nearest Animal Control and then the pups were sent to Renee as a last resort. Today, 4 weeks after their arrival, huge strides have already been made. They now let people pet them without completely freaking out. Today leash training began by using a harness. It’s all baby steps and “kiss therapy” according to Auntie Renee. The two boys don’t have a mean bone in their body. They love other animals - dogs, cats, you name it. What they really need are Forever Homes.... if you have time to make one of these pups a part of your life, give it love and patience, you’ll end up with an amazing best friend.

WALDO
WILLIE

WILLIE: DUTCH SHEPHERD 5 MONTHS OKD, Male

This is Willie,,a barely 5 months old male Dutch Shepherd mix. (He still has his puppy teeth). A truck driver spotted a man beating and kicking 4 puppies out of a U-Haul and into the ditch on the side of the road. The trucker called Animal Control. When they arrived they could only find three of the pups. They were completely feral, terrified of humans, acting as though they had never been touched kindly before - only beaten. After being taken to the nearest Animal Control and then the pups were sent to Renee as a last resort. Today, 4 weeks after their arrival, huge strides have already been made. They now let people pet them without completely freaking out. Today leash training began by using a harness. It’s all baby steps and “kiss therapy” according to Auntie Renee. The two boys don’t have a mean bone in their body. They love other animals - dogs, cats, you name it. What they really need are Forever Homes.... if you have time to make one of these pups a part of your life, give it love and patience, you’ll end up with an amazing best friend.

CARL: ROTTWEILER 4 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Carl and I’m a 4 year old neutered male purebred Rottweiler. I’m a handsome small in size but not in courage male. My story spans two different countries. I was a guard dog in Mexico City living in poor conditions when I was rescued. My guardian angel Gina helped connect me with ROF and paid for me to go to doggie boot camp so I’m trained in obedience. I’m very people friendly but I need an experienced Rottweiler owner and an adults only family.as I have high energy and hi prey drive. I’ll make a great Best buddy for the right person.

CARL
MOXIE

MOXIE: ROTTWEILER /GERMAN SHEPHERD 1 YEAR OLD, Female

My name is Moxie. I was surrendered because my family had no time for me. I am a 1 year Rott Shepherd mix. I’m a very loving girl but have had no training, I need a calm home with owners who will be committed to getting me trained. I’m super friendly with a wiggly bottom each time I see a friend. Unfortunately, my prey drive is such that I can’t resist chasing little things such as cats or small dogs. I was taken good care of (other than no training in my previous home). I have a beautiful soft shiny coat. I come with free Boot Camp which is a 2-3 week intensive training class with our world class trainer, Renee Lancaster. Please come out and meet me! You’ll be glad you did.

RIZO: ROTTWEILER/ SHEPHERD MIX 2 YEARS OLD, Female

My name is Rizo and I’m a young spayed female Rottie/ Shepherd mix. I’m such a fun dog! I’m very energetic and love to play ball. I’m obedience trained and walk well on leash but need an experienced owner as I can be sometimes dog reactive. I’m housebroken! Yay! I would make a great family dog! I come with free lifetime Obedience training classes!

RIZO
KILI

KILI: GERMAN SHEPHERD 8 YEARS OLD, Female

My name is Kili and I am a beautiful petite 8 year old spayed female German Shepherd. I might be 8 years old but I act much younger! I’m a very energetic and happy girl. You’ll love having me around! I’m housebroken, good with kids and love other big dogs . My only quirk is I don’t like little dogs or cats! Sorry! If you want to meet me call Renee at (530) 681-1326 or send us a message.

CORNY: ROTTWEILER 5-6 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Corney and I’m a 5-6 year old neutered male purebred Rottweiler. I was found wandering in Sac and no one ever came in to claim me. I have a condition in my left eye. It doesn’t make enough tears so my eye is too dry. I will need drops put in it for the rest of my life but Rotts of Friends will commit to paying for that medication for as long as I need it. Im a very nice dog. Super people friendly. I appear to be dog friendly as well. I had a bad flea allergy when I arrived so I lost a lot of the fur on my body. It’s growing back now that the fleas are gone. All in all I’m a great dog!,

CORNY
BLAIRE

BLAIRE: GERMAN SHEPHERD 4 YEARS OLD, Female

Blair is a gorgeous 4 year old spayed female German Shepherd. Blaire was the victim of abuse so was very underweight when she first came to ROF. We don’t know if she was ever around small children so she should probably be in a home with older children or adults only. She’s very friendly and full of energy. You can tell she feels great and loves to run and play in the big yard. She’s a Volunteer favorite. She’ll be a joy for the right family or single person!

INDEKA: BI- COLORED GERMAN SHEPHERD 3 YEARS OLD, Female

My name is Indeka and I’m a 3 year old spayed female bi-colored GermanShepherd. I’m a very dominant female so need to go to someone experienced with Shepherds. I’m people friendly. I’m a very striking looking dog. I come with 3 weeks of Boot Camp training, plus two 1 hour lessons for you and your new dog plus free lifetime obedience training classes if you ever want to brush up. A super expensive training package and it’s yours for free!

INDEKA
LUDWIG

LUDWIG: GERMAN SHEPHERD 4 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Ludwig and I’m a 4 year old neutered male German Shepherd. As you can see, I’m a super handsome friendly, playful boy. I love to run around and play. I would be a super best friend for an active owner. I come with 3 weeks of Boot Camp training,plus two 1 hour lessons for you and your new dog plus free lifetime obedience training classes if you ever want to brush up. A super expensive training package and it’s yours for free!

BATMAN: SHEPHERD 4 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Batman and I’m a 4 year old neutered male handsome black Shepherd. I am high energy and need an owner with Shepherd experience. I need a round of obedience training but I come with free lifetime Obedience training classes so that makes it easy. I’m people friendly but, as I’m very bouncy, I would probably do best in a home with no children. I’m smart and seem to learn things quickly. Come meet me! You’ll love me!!

BATMAN
BEASLEY

BEASLEY: BELGIAN MALINOIS CROSS 6 YEARS OLD, Male

Beasley is a 6 year old neutered male Belgian Malinois cross. Beasley was sent to Rotts of Friends by those wonderful people up in Humboldt. He's a typical Malinois, very energetic so would make a great jogging / hiking partner! He's crate trained and walks well on leash. Beasley is getting training for Obedience so he will be a star when it comes to good manners! His current only bad habit that we are working on is he likes to bite the leash. 😝 He's a very people friendly boy and seems to like female dogs - probably not cats.

KEEVA: STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER 2 YEARS OLD, Female

Keeva is a stunningly gorgeous 2 year old spayed female Staffordshire Terrier. Keeva was found in Humboldt County. Lucky girl! Humboldt County is filled with dog lovers who are committed to helping homeless dogs get their best chance of finding the Forever Family all dogs deserve. Keeva was no exception. Everyone fell head over heels for this beauty and got her signed up for Auntie Renee's Boot Camp where she is learning to be a super well trained dog. It's no wonder everyone thought she was great! Keeva is a love! Very sweet and gentle natured. She loves to play ball or just roam around investigating everything her nose will reach. She has a cute little cross eyed look going on that makes you do a double take or maybe it's just her golden colored eyes. This girl would make a great hiking or jogging buddy. She's perfect for a family or as a new best friend for a single person. She looks as though she was very well cared for in her previous home. All she needs now is that Forever Family to make her life complete! ❤️

KEEVA
RAIDER

RAIDER: ROTTWEILER 5-6 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Raider and I am a 5 to 6-year-old neutered male purebred handsome Rottweiler. I'm so lucky to be one of the new arrivals at Rotts of Friends. I was found wandering in Napa County and was taken to the Napa City Animal Shelter. Despite having a microchip, no one ever came to claim me. It's obvious some time in my life I was with a family who cared for me because I was already neutered and had been microchipped. But it looks like somewhere along the line I must have been given away and ended up just being a junkyard dog. I've got some scars on my ear and other indications that I've been living outside. I'm very handle able and I warm up nicely to people; however, I need an experienced Rottie owner just because I'm a big powerful dog. I will also need a home with no children, no cats and, as I'm somewhat dog reactive, no other dogs. So I just need a home with adults who will love and care for me but know my limits and not put me in any situations where I could get in trouble. I definitely need to brush up on my training but since I come with free lifetime obedience training classes that shouldn't be an issue.

TYKE: BOXER/ PIT TERRIER MIX 1 YEAR OLD, Male

My name is Tyke (AKA Rodeo) and I'm a 1 year old neutered male Boxer/Pit Terrier mix. I'm a nice medium size and as handsome as can be. I was in the Yolo County Animal Shelter and everyone there fell totally in love with me 'cause I'm such a lovable guy! They wanted to keep me safe and ensure I ended up with a wonderful home so they set up a fund and raised enough money to enroll me in Yolo Canine Academy's Boot Camp. When I get done I'll be a well mannered and trained boy! Please come out and meet me! If you adopt me now I'll still go through Boot Camp and it'll ensure you end up with me - a sweet, sweet, sweet boy! Thank you, Yolo County, for caring!

TYKE
GIGI

GIGI: ROTTWEILER 1 1/2 YEARS OLD, Female

My name is Gigi and I'm a 1 1/2 year old purebred spayed female Rottweiler. I was surrendered when I got in a tussle with a small dog. Oops! Thought it was a cat. Although I shouldn't be placed in a home with small animals, I'm super people friendly! I love to give kisses and I could play all day long. I'm very healthy, microchipped , up to date on vaccines and come with free lifetime obedience training classes!

OLIVER: LABRADOR RETRIEVER/BULL TERRIER 2 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Oliver and I'm a 3 year old handsome neutered male Labrador Retriever/ Bull Terrier cross. I'm a gorgeous brindle color with very distinctive facial markings. The people at the shelter liked me so much, they sent me to Rotts of Friends to find a perfect Forever Home but I've been waiting a very long time for that to happen. I'm very energetic and love to play and have fun! I'd make a perfect hiking or jogging partner. I'm a very friendly boy but I'm so bouncy I probably would do best in a home with older children or just adults. I'm very healthy, up to date on vaccines, microchipped and come with free lifetime obedience training classes.

OLIVER
BARTOK

BARTOK: AMERICAN BULLY BREED 1 YEAR OLD, Male

My name is Bartok and I'm a 1 year old neutered male American Bully Breed cutie pie!! I'm from the Yolo County Animal Shelter. They really fell in love with me there but knew I needed some training so they called Auntie Renee and asked her to work her wonder with my puppy mouthiness and obedience training. I could best be described as good natured, tough, determined, lovable and intelligent. I have a very sociable and amiable personality. I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped. I come with free lifetime obedience training classes

VANA: POODLE 1 - 2 YEARS OLD, Female

My name is Vana and I'm a 1- 2 year old miniature white Poodle. I am soooo cute!! My four Poodle friends and I decided to run away from where we were being used in a backyard breeder operation.When we had the chance, we made a break for it. We were eventually found by Animal ControlI and brought to the shelter but no one ever came to claim us so Auntie Renee took us in. Our previous owners didn't seem to take very good care of us. When we were picked up our fur was matted and full of stickers. I'm was the most shy and fearful of the group. I've been here for a while and I've made great progress in becoming more trusting. I need to be in an adults only home. I play well with other dogs and you can tell I would like to be petted and fussed over. I'm just not used to it! If someone just has a little time and patience with me they will be rewarded with a loving.… forever friend. If you are interested in me, call Renee 530-681-1326 to see if we would be a good match. I'm up to date on my shots, microchipped and come with free lifetime obedience training classes.

VANA
RHINO

RHINO: BOERBOEL MIX 2 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Rhino and I bet you've never heard of my breed before. I'm a Boerboel with maybe a bit a Rottie thrown in. The Boerboels in general are large, calm, confident, intelligent dogs with medium energy. We were originally developed as a farm dog in South Africa probably related to the Mastiff. I'm powerful and protective but very willing to please. I should have an owner who has had experience with big dogs. I'm very agile. I love water and playing ball! I don't play well with other dogs so I need to be in an "only dog" home. No dog parks, etc. I'm young - probably about 2 years old. I'm a neutered male and am a very healthy, microchipped and up to date on my shots. I come with free lifetime obedience training classes.

BANDIT: STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER 4 - 5 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Bandit and I'm a 4 - 5 year old neutered male Staffordshire Terrier. I'm a super handsome boy as you can probably see in my picture. I love people I know and am super friendly although I'm wary of strangers until I get to know them. I was dumped as a pup. Then my dad adopted me when I was about one. I've spent the rest of the time with him having a blast but then he dumped me too when he got a serious girlfriend who didn't like me. So the good news is I know my commands - no, sit, down, shake, roll over, off, kennel (I'm crate trained), get in your bed, etc. I'm very smart and eager to learn new tricks! I'm an expert riding in a car! I've been on several 12 hour + car trips and never complained - just slept the whole time (I'd be a great companion for a long distance trucker :) ) I love to play ball although I was never really good about bringing it back. I'm housebroken and have spent my life living in an apartment and going on daily walks or hikes. I walk very well on leash. I've never spent any time around children so I should be in an adult only household and no cats or small dogs as I love to chase small fast moving critters. I'm hoping for a new Forever Home and a new Best Friend! I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped. I come with free lifetime obedience training classes.

BANDIT
PUDGE

PUDGE: ROTTWEILER 2 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Pudge and I'm a 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!

FARLEY: LABRADOR RETRIEVER 5 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Farley and I'm a 5 year old neutered male purebred yellow Labrador Retriever. Boy! Am I handsome! When I was at the shelter, the director loved me so much she let me hang out in her office during the day! I'm best described as even tempered, outgoing, very friendly and love to be with people. I also walk well on leash. Those are my plus points. On the other hand, I was attacked by another dog once and the event has left me not liking other dogs. Also no cats, please! I really need an experienced dog owner due to food aggression issues and a home with no small children; otherwise, I'm a nice active big lab that needs a job. I'll make a super new best friend for anyone looking to have me as their only pet.

FARLEY
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.

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
TAZER

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.

QUINTO: BOXER MIX 6 YEARS OLD, Male

Am I the cutest boy ever!! My name is Quinto and I'm a 4 - 5 year old tan and white neutered male Boxer mix! I love people and am so so sweet! I'm a calm boy and love hanging out with my volunteer friends. I love to run around and play with doggie toys! 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 sound like the dog you've been dreaming of, call Renee at 530-681-1326 to set up an appointment to meet me!

QUINTO