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

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


This beauty is as regal as her name. In years, Roxelle is 10 years old, but you’d never know it by watching her. She moves like a 5 year old. Roxelle is playful with a gentle nature. She’s housebroken (yay!) and loves everyone! She’s definitely a keeper! Call Renee at (530) 681-1326 to set up an appointment to meet this special girl!



BOWIE is a 10 month - 1 year old handsome neutered male purebred Rottie. He’s a real dufus! This boy loves to play and run around! He’s super friendly, young and moldable! He needs some training but our next obedience training series starts on April 8th so the timing is great! If you are one of the many Californians who will be homebound for the next few weeks, it’s a perfect time to bond with your new fur buddy! Call Renee at 530-681-1326 to set up an appointment to meet him!


Conrad is a super handsome 8 year old stately gentleman looking for an active retirement home. Don’t tell him he’s 8 year old because he wouldn’t believe you. He’s energetic and LOVES to play ball! He will keep you entertained with all of his antics. Conrad is people friendly and volunteers love him! He is super obedience trained but needs an experienced owner as he loves to be in charge. Conrad also like his home to himself as far as other animals go so no dogs, cats, chickens, ferrets, bunnies, etc. He has been with us a heartbreaking length of time. Please spread the word and help us find Conrad’s special person!



Is he cute or what! This is WALT, the Patriarch of the 5 Humboldt dog family. Walt is probably 8 years old but don’t try to tell him that! He’s as spry as a 3 year old. Did you notice he isn’t wearing a bandana? That’s because Walt decided he wanted to play with it and kept stealing it away from us. Walt is full of personality! You’ll love him💕


Kit is a gorgeous 2 1/2 year old neutered male Pittie! He and his twin brother came strolling down County Rd 29 right by our front gate. (I guess they’d heard the ROF Doggie Resort was the place to go on a hot summer day!). Renee and I bribed them with canned food and eventually caught them. We named them Kit & Carson! Since then Carson has found his dream home but Kit is still waiting patiently for his true Forever Family to find him. Kit is a wonderful dream dog! He is housebroken, plays well with other dogs although his friendly play can get a little rough with small dogs if not supervised properly. He is good with people of all ages - maybe a little boisterous for toddlers. Kit is a happy playful moldable dog. He is obedience trained although he could use a little brush up. All this guy needs is a home of his own and someone to love him!



My name is Denver and I'm a 6 year old neutered male purebred Rottweiler. I was brought to Rotts of Friends from an area shelter and became best friends with a female Rottie named Princess. We were adopted together by a nice older couple. We were with them for about 3 yearsbut then our dad died of cancer and our mom started having mental problems so Auntie Renee took us back. Next we were adopted by a nice man who lived in the foothills. We loved it there with him but then Auntie Renee got a call that his home had been foreclosed on. He had to be out in 2 days so we’re back! I love people and am very sweet. My friend Aspen is a bit shyer. Having been through as much shuffling around as we have, Auntie Renee wants us to stay together since we are a bonded pair. We love long walks, hanging out with people and eating doggie treats! We’re healthy (although a little overweight), up to date on shots and microchipped! We come with free lifetime obedience training classes!


Hey you German Shepherd lovers!! We have another handsome 1 1/2 - 2 year old neutered male German Shepherd named Clemmons that’s looking for a home! He’s a medium size and full of energy. Clemmons is looking for an adult home due to food aggression issues. Just leave this boy alone while he’s eating and life will be good! Clemmons would make a great jogging, hiking partner. You’ll always feel safe with Clemmons by your side! Clemmons is smart and learns quickly! Come out and meet him!



My name is RJ and I'm a 4 - 5 year old neutered male Hound cross. I grew up in a family with children. Because of domestic violence, part of my family had to go into protective custody and I had no place to go so Rotts of Friends took me in. I'm very friendly and get along with other dogs. It woud be best for me to go to an adult family or a family with older children. I love long walks and playing in the play yard! I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped! I come with free lifetime obedience training classes! If I sound like the dog you've been hoping for, call Renee at 530-681-1326 or 530-661-0213 to set up an appointment to meet me!


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!



My name is Indeka and I’m a 3 year old spayed female bi-colored German Shepherd. 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!


Batman Is a 4 year old neutered male handsome black Shepherd. He is obedience trained and walks well on leash. Batman is people friendly but will do best in a home with just adults or older children. He loves to play and would make a great jogging partner. Batman is a typical Shepherd, very smart and seems to learn things quickly. Come meet him! You’ll love him!



My name is Oliver and I'm a 4 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. 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.


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.



Am I the cutest boy ever!! My name is Quinto and I'm a 9 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!