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

SETH: ROTTWEILER 1 1/2 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Seth and I’m a supersized 1 1/2 year old neutered male Rottweiler. I’m a real catch! I’m as friendly as I am big! I have a tail and weigh about 120 lbs! I’m a wiggly love that just wants to make friends and have a good time. I’m ready for any adventure you’d like to throw my way! I just arrived so I haven’t been tested yet but I’d probably play nicely with large female dogs.

SETH
SOPHIE

SOPHIE: DOBERMAN PINCHER 4 YEARS OLD, Female

My name is Sophie and I’m a beautiful 4 year old spayed female Doberman Pincher. I have a cropped tail but my ears are natural. I am super sweet and already obedience trained! I play well with big dogs but I can’t quite figure out what little dogs are. I think maybe they are cats! So no little dogs please! I’m a very calm and quiet girl! A real joy to be around. Im smart and learn quickly! I’d be a wonderful new best friend for some lucky person or family! I come with free lifetime Obedience training classes.

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
JUDY

JUDY: ROTTWEILER 1 1/2 YEARS OLD, Female

My name is Judy and I’m a 1 -2 year old lovely spayed female Rottweiler. I’m a big girl. In my previous home I appear to have been well cared for. I have a healthy shiny coat and I’m very people friendly. I have a pretty high prey drive so I would do best as an “only” dog or maybe in a home with a large male buddy. No cats or chickens, please! I’m also very curious and love to explore every inch of the play yard on a daily basis! I love toys and treats and most of all would love to have a Forever Home if my own. Please come out and meet me! You’ll love me! (PS The two marks between my eyes are just scrapes I had when I was admitted.)

JAHNICE: BORDER COLLIE 2 YEARS, Female

My name is Jahnice and I'm a gorgeous 3-4 Year old spayed female Australian Shepherd. I'm super sweet and get along with most other dogs. I have a gentle nature and am very affectionate. I'm a little afraid of men. I must have had a bad experience sometime but as soon as I decide they are nice I'm ok with them. I would make a really great family dog. Oh yes! I'm also super smart and learn things quickly! I'm up to date on vaccines, microchipped and come with free lifetime Obedience training classes. Please come meet me! I'd like a home for the holidays!

JAHNICE
SCRAPPY - DO

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! I even got to hang out at KidsCamp in Solano. Boy - you can see my ear to ear grin! 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 would make a perfect active family dog as I've got lots of get-up-and-go. If you're looking for a super sweet new addition to your life, look no further!

TAYLOR: CHIHUAHUA X 21/2 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Taylor and I'm a cute little 2 year old neutered male Chihuahua cross. Wow! Check out those ears! I'm a playful and cuddly companion who loves backyard romps and healthy naps. A sweet belly-rubby dog who pretty much just wants a family to live with forever and a yard to romp around in. I'm housebroken and would be wonderful as an only dog or in a house with other dogs.

TAYLOR
BRAD PIT

BRAD PIT: PIT BULL TERRIER 2 YEARS OLD, Male

HEY EVERYBODY!! Want to meet the sweetest dog in the ENTIRE WORLD! This is the one and only Brad Pit. Look at that face! What a cutie with a personality to match. I'm completely adorable!! I love everybody and am full of puppy dog kisses. My stub of a tail never stops wagging! I'm a neutered male Pit Bull Terrier. I'm about 2 years old with a super sleek and shiny coat. I'm steady-tempered and dependable with everyone. I must be really, really smart cause I have a HUGE head. There's got to be extra brains in there! I'd love to be a couch potato with my new Best Friend(s) or a playmate for an active family. You've really got to meet me in person to appreciate how handsome and wonderful I am! Now that I'm all fixed up medically, I'd love to find my Forever Family! If it can't be you, please share my story! Thanks! Woof! Woof!!

HUGHIE: NEWFOUNDLAND CROSS 1 YEAR OLD, Male

My name is Hughie and I'm a 1 year old neutered male Newfoundland pup! I was found in Humboldt County and the people at the shelter fell totally in love with me. They raised money to have me sent to Rotts of Friends to be trained and find a perfect home. I love to hang out with people. I'm full of puppy energy and love to romp around. I just need some obedience training to be a perfect dog. I love to play in water and will make a fabulous companion for some lucky person. I was adopted by a very nice lady who loved me a lot but I was more than she could handle with my puppy mouthiness and dominance. She made a very nice donation for me to continue my training so I will be ready when my Forever Person shows up. I need an alpha owner so I know who is in charge. Also there should probably be no kids in my household! 😊

HUGHIE
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!

SIMBA: ROTTWEILER 5 YEARS OLD, Male

My name is Simba and I'm a movie star handsome 4 1/2 year old nuetered male purebred Rottweiler. I'm very smart!! I' not only obedience trained but I know my commands in German!! I grew up in a family with children. I'm very people friendly! I need to be adopted by someone who is an experienced Rottweiler owner as I'm a big and powerful guy! I would do best in a home with a single owner or a family with older children. I'm such a big guy I might accidently knock over a little child - wouldn't want that! I love to go for long walks or jogs! I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped. I come with free lifetime obedience training. If I sounds like the dog of your dreams, Call Renee at 530-681-1326 to set up an appointment to meet me.

SIMBA
OLIVER

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.

SALEM: AMERICAN BULLDOG MIX 4 YEARS OLD, Female

My name is Salem and I'm an adorable 4 year-old, spayed female American Bulldog mix. Oh, boy! Am I cute!! I'm already a volunteer favorite! I'm very, very friendly! I get along well with everyone! I love to play and run around. I play well with other dogs! I love people and just wiggle all over when someone talks to me. I would fit in perfectly with any kind of family - big, small, young kids, older adults! I'm just a smilely, huggable girl! I'm healthy and up-to-date on my shots. I come with FREE lifetime obedience training classes with a trainer who trains police dogs so you know she's good! If you would like to meet me, call Renee at 530-681-1326 to set up an appointment.

SALEM
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

HAP: CHIHUAHUA 4 - 5 YEARS OLD, Male

My names is Hap and I'm a 4-5 year old neutered male Terrier / Chihuahua mix. My family decided they didn't want me or my 2 brothers any more so Auntie Renee took us in. I'm an independent little guy. I love people - I'm a lap lover, but I also can keep myself entertained! One volunteer took me for a ride in her car and I was so good riding shotgun! I play really well with other dogs. I also love to eat as you can see! Auntie Renee has me on a diet which is no fun! I may be little but I can sound ferocious when a stranger comes to the door so you can count me in as being a great watchdog too. I'm very healthy, up to date on my shots and microchipped. I come with free lifetime obedience training classes. If you have room in your life form,call Renee at 530-661-0213 or 530-681-1326 to set up an appointment to meet me!

HAP
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