Donation Information

Ways to Donate

Ruff Start Rescue exists because of the incredible generosity of our supporters. Donations from animal lovers like you make our lifesaving work possible.

Your kindness helps to save lives and further our mission. We sincerely appreciate your support! Thank you.



Monetary Donations

Sustaining Support Program

Ruff Start Rescue exists because of the amazing efforts of our volunteers, foster families, and wonderful supporters. Each year we care for more animals than the year prior. Although we are grateful that we are able to give more animals the second chances they deserve, the monthly cost of care can be staggering. At this time, Ruff Start Rescue’s monthly veterinary costs average $17,000. Routine veterinary expenses can include updating vaccinations, placement of microchips, and sterilization. Many animals also require more advanced services for orthopedic concerns, dental extractions, eye enucleations, and treatment or management of life-threatening injuries and illnesses.

Our programs and services for animals and their people are sustained by the wonderful support of caring community members like you. The sustaining support program will allow you to donate to these efforts with ease and convenience each month. By establishing a monthly automatic donation you will continue to save lives and make an ongoing impact for animals in need. To be a sustaining member simply click on the Subscription button and begin the journey to supporting many animals in need.

Any questions please email



Are you a Federal Employee? 

You can now pledge to support Ruff Start Rescue through your employee giving portal. Follow the link to contribute today. Search for Charity # 13400.


Mailing Address for smaller sized or monetary donations.

Checks can be made out to "Ruff  Start Rescue". 

Ruff Start Rescue
PO Box 129
Princeton, MN 55371

If you have a larger physical items you would like to donate, please email us at and we will arrange to meet you or give you a drop off location. 


Give Supplies

Kuranda Dog Beds

Kuranda Dog Beds

We signed up with a program through Kuranda Beds! If you are interested in donating a Kuranda bed to a Ruff Start Foster dog or cat and give them the gift of comfort please click here. The beds will be shipped to us and we will get them to our fosters. Thank you!

Give a Kuranda Bed »




Our Amazon Wish List

Amazon Wish List Logo

On our Amazon Wish List you can order items online and have them shipped to us. All items are tax deductible! This website works wonderfully. There are many miscellaneous items on there that we need.

View Our Amazon Wish List »





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Items We Need!



  • Pet supply store gift cards
  • Cat Litter (clumping preferred)
  • Dog & Puppy food (canned & dry)
  • Cat & Kitten food (canned & dry)
  • Critter food (rabbits, birds, etc.)
  • Treats (dog, cat, & critters)
  • Shampoo & grooming (dog & cat)
  • Beds (dog & cat) (like these)
  • Kennels (medium & large)
  • Collars, leashes, & harnesses
  • Potty Pads
  • Frontline & Heartguard/
  • Revolution/Iverhart Max
  • General critter supplies (cages,litter, pellets, timothy hay, etc.)



  • Paper towels & cleaning supplies
  • Gas cards
  • Two pocket folders
  • Printer ink (HP 648A cartridge)
  • Stamps
  • Copy paper
  • Locking containers for donations



  • Towels
  • Small blankets
  • Cotton Swabs & Balls
  • Ear Cleaner