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 $350, 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

TAMMY: LABRADOR 2 YEARS OLD, Female

Meet Tammy. This approx 2yr lab x is sooooo cute! Super people friendly but not a fan of other dogs. She comes with free life time training perks and lots of love❤️. She would be a GREAT hiking and jogging partner and needs a firm hand. No foo foo training and she will be a super addition to someone’s life. Call 1-530-681-1326 for more info

TAMMY
ACE

ACE: GERMAN SHEPHERD 1 YEAR OLD, Male

Meet ACE! This stunning 1 year old boy was surrendered to me after his owner paid for two weeks of professional obedience training. He comes with my lifetime free refresher classes and two private lessons to teach YOU. He is house trained, crate trained and very healthy. He has high drive and will push your buttons if you let him. The owner is a good client, just not enough time to devote to this pups needs. Call Renee at 530-681-1326 for adoption info. He’s a special one🐶💕

PAULA: DOBIE/SHEPHERD 1YEAR OLD, Female

Paula is an adorable 1 year old spayed female Dobie/Shepherd mix. The shelter where she was kept after being picked up loved her so much one of the volunteers paid for full training by Renee Lancaster so whoever adopts her will end up with a very well trained dog. Right now sweet Paula has some stranger danger issues. She is fearful but is getting better with each day. Paula loves other dogs. She needs a responsible adult owner to help work with her on her fearfulness and be committed to her training. She’s a Diamond in the rough. The person who adopts her will be glad they did!

PAULA
PORCHE

PORCHE: TERRIER CROSS 13 YEARS, Female

Porche is a very sweet 13 year old spayed female Terrier cross. She is very friendly and loves to be with other nice dogs. She walks well on a leash and has no dog reactivity.This sweet girl loves hanging out with her people friends. Porche has mammary gland tumors and is looking for a hospice home.

NICKI: ROTTWEILER 10 MONTHS - 1YEAR, Female

NICKI is the spayed female in the lavender bandana. She is 10 months to 1 year old. This pup has no manners so adopter must agree to mandatory obedience training classes here. She is a friendly, silly, rambunctious girl. She needs an experienced Rottie owner.

NICKI
MADISON

MADISON: ROTTWEILER 10 MONTHS - 1 YEAR, Female

Red bandana girl is MADISON! She’s a very sweet 10 month - 1 year old purebred Rott. When she came to ROF she had been labeled dog reactive, but with Renee working with her just a few short days she has improved immensely. Madison is very people friendly. She is attentive and moldable. She also needs an experienced Rottie person.

ANSEL: ROTTWEILER 1-1 1/2 YEARS OLD, Female

ANSEL is a beautiful 16 - 18 month old spayed female. She was found running with a male in Ansel Hoffman Park but no one ever claimed her. She is a people friendly wiggle butt. Ansel is a large sized female and has been well fed. She was born without toes on her front left paw. It doesn’t seem to bother her unless she’s walking on gravel where she seems a little foot tender. Come meet this beauty!

ANSEL
BLACK

BLACK: GERMAN SHEPHERD 3 YEAR OLD, Male

Black is a handsome 3 year old big, calm, gentle male German Shepherd. He’s a great dog - leash and crate trained. Black is gentle but loves to play. He is smart and learns quickly. Black would be a great family dog or a loyal companion for a single person. You won’t find a more trusted friend than Black and no one will want to break into your house if they see a big male shepherd lounging around ? Call Renee at (530) 681-1326 to meet this handsome sweet boy! Also Black comes with FREE LIFETIME Obedience training classes!

ARTIE: SHEPHERD 6 YEARS OLD, Male

Artie is s a handsome 6 year old neutered male black Shepherd. He is friendly but has some food aggression issues so he needs an experienced owner with no children in the household. Artie would do well with large female dogs - no cats, please. Artie is very smart and learns things quickly. Come meet him!!

ARTIE
SADIE

SADIE: ROTTWEILER 1-2 YEARS OLD, Female

Sadie is a 1-2 year old spayed female Rottweiler beauty! This sweet girl is super people friendly, fun loving, playful and smart. She learns quickly but needs some obedience training which we offer for free at our location for the lifetime of the dog. So you’ll have a well trained dog before you know it. Come meet her! She’ll steal your heart!

LEIA: ROTTWEILER 1YEAR OLD, Female

Leia is a gorgeous, smiling spayed female rottie girl who is only about a year old. She is very energetic and came from a shelter in the east bay where the kind shelter vet took a worthy interest in saving her life. She has a high chase drive, so no small kids or pets but she is super people friendly and responds well to corrections. Leia needs a home with an experienced Rottweiler owner. She comes with free lifetime obedience training classes.

LEIA
GABE

GABE: ROTTWEILER 7 MONTHS OLD, Male

Meet our new boy Gabr! He is a 8 month old neutered male Rottweiler with a natural tail. His previous family bought him from a breeder. A year ago Gabe got out of the yard and was hit by a car resulting in a broken leg. He is fully recovered but has some pins in his rear leg. The family then decided although a sweet boy, he played too rough with their small kids so sent him to ROF to find a forever home. Unfortunately his previous owner also never got any training for him. So he is a sweet playful pup that needs obedience training to learn manners. He loves cookie treats and takes them from you gently. He’s going to be a really amazing dog with just some training. Come meet him! (Adoption donation fee $350)

TONI: GERMAN SHEPHERD X 4YEARS OLD, Male

Toni is a handsome 4 year old neutered male German Shepherd / cattle dog mix. He is a gentle, well trained boy. Toni is very loving and bonds with his human buddies. He has some stranger danger issues and can become very protective of his family so will do best in a single owner or adult family home. (Adoption donation fee $350)

TONI
ROOFUS

ROOFUS: PIT TERRIER 15 MONTHS , Male

ROOFUS is a drop dead handsome 15 month old Pit Terrier. Roofus is very friendly and likes playing with other dogs. He needs a round of obedience training classes. Roofus is tall, healthy and full of energy. He’d make a great jogging partner. (Adoption donation fee $350)

GEMMA: ROTTWEILER 2YEARS OLD, Female

Gemma is an adorable young smaller sized spayed female Rottweiler. She just completed her 6 weeks obedience training classes so she knows her commands and is leash trained. Gemma is a really sweet girl who loves to play and have fun. She would be great in an active family. She loves long walks but also likes to snuggle with her humans. She’s a real doll!

GEMMA
CANDY

CANDY: ROTTWEILER 3 YEARS OLD, Female

This is CANDY! Candy is one of the three Rotties along with Sharky and Romeo that came in together and are now looking for Forever Homes. Candy is a 3 year old spayed female purebred Rottie. She loves to play with other dogs but isn’t too sure about kitties. She’s gorgeous! For more info on her call Renee at (530) 681-1326.

BOBA: ROTTWEILER 1-2 YEARS OLD, Male

Meet BOBA! He’s a handsome 1-2 year old neutered male purebred Rottie. He came to us with entropion in his right eye. He’s had the surgery which is why his eye looks bad but it’s on the mend. He’s a smart boy but came in untrained so he needs the obedience training series. To be adopted, he will need an experienced male Rottweiler owner. Boba is energetic and playful. He will be a great buddy for the right person. If you meet the above criteria, call Renee at 530-681-1326.

BOBA
CHOPPO

CHOPPO: PIT BULL TERRIER 10 YEARS OLD, Male

CHOPPO is a 10 year old neutered male Pit Bull Terrier. Don’t let his age fool you. He acts like a five year old. He walks well on leash and knows some commands. He’s a sweet and friendly boy. He came in with two other dogs that he lived with. He’s funny and loves to play. He’ a keeper!

SHARKY: ROTTWEILER 2 - 3 YEARS OLD, Male

Sharky is a 2-3 year old neutered male purebred Rottweiler. He was brought in with a female and another male so he would probably do well in a home with a large female. He’s got lots of energy and loves to run and play! Sharky needs basic obedience training which we offer free for the lifetime of the dog. He’s people friendly but too rambunctious to be around small kids. Also no kitties please. Sharky needs an experienced Rottie owner family. Call Renee at 530-681-1326 for more info.

SHARKY
WHEATLEY

WHEATLEY : WHEATEN TERRIER 2-3 YEARS OLD, Male

Wheatley is a super friendly 2-3 year old Wheaten Terrier. WHEATLY loves to play with other dogs and loves human attention. He’s a nice small size so easy to pick up and carry around. His only negative is when he feels comfy in his new home, he can do a growly thing on occasion. His new owners would just need to be in charge and tell him to knock it off. He’s been allowed in his original home to get away with that naughty behavior. He just needs learn that’s not ok. He discovered quickly here we weren’t impressed and he quit. He’s smart and when he knows he can’t get away with that, he stops and is his sweet self. Come meet him at our Saturday Adoption Morning or call Renee at (530) 681-1326 so see if she has time to show him later today.

NORMAN: ROTTWEILER 1 YEAR OLD, Male

Norman is a 1 year old male Rott who’s much more handsome than his photo shows. Norman is a toy crazy goofball. He’s a friendly boy with a big personality. He’s had extensive training while going through Yolo Canine Academy’s Boot Camp and has a lifetime training plan. He will be a wonderful dog for an experienced Rottie owner who will take charge. Norman needs to be in a home with no children, cats or other male dogs. Come meet him!

NORMAN
RIPLEY

RIPLEY: Pit X 3 YEARS OLD, Male

RIPLEY - One of the most awesome dogs out here. Very sweet super handsome and athletic 4 year old neutered male PITTIE. He is completely off the charts ball crazy but a great dog! Ripley needs a home with adults only or one with older children.

SCRAPPY - DO: CORGI/TERRIER 2 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Scrappy-Do and I'm a 2 year old neutered male Corgi/Terrier cross. I was found as a stray in Solano County. When no one claimed me, Dr. Kelly Palm took me under her wing and was that ever great! The picture is of me surrounded by some of my buddies! In case you can't tell by my pictures, I've definitely got that Corgi look- short legs, long body - as cute as can be!! I'm probably pretty much full grown so what you see is what you get.😊 Everybody who meets me falls in love with me! I need a home with a strong pack leader parent. Although I’m super friendly I become very territorial. I want to protect my family from strangers so I need a home that doesn’t have a lot of new people popping in all the time. Thus as much as I love kids I will do best in an adult home. The Corgi in me makes me very strong willed and I would love to be the pack leader. Don’t let me. I also need things to do and lots of exercise. Then I will be the happy friendly loving boy everyone knows and loves!

SCRAPPY - DO