Photos courtesy of Diamond in the Ruff Pet Rescue
To spread the word and shine a very bright light on animals finding forever homes, Fargo Monthly has decided to feature cats and dogs from the various shelters and rescues in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Each month, we are sharing the stories of animals looking for loving owners.
Today, we are featuring animals from Diamond in the Ruff Pet Rescue, a local and all-volunteer, non-profit animal shelter who’s dedicated to the sheltering, fostering and rehoming of homeless and unwanted animals. Check out some of these adoptable animals and consider bringing one (or all) home!
Cat adoption fees are $60 + tax. (Unless otherwise noted)
Dog adoption fees are $200 + tax. (Unless otherwise noted)
* Adoption fees include a wellness exam, all necessary vaccinations, a microchip, testing (FeLV/FIV for cats and heartworm test for dogs) and spaying/neutering of every animal that is adopted from Diamond in the Ruff.
Interested in more information about pet services and animal shelters in the Fargo-Moorhead area, check out “Pawsome Pets: Frequently Asked Questions.” We took readers’ frequently asked questions to various animal experts in Fargo-Moorhead so that residents can be the best parents for their fur-ever friends and also help area animals in need.
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Breed: Rat Terrier
Age: 9 years 1 month
Important Information: Good with Some Dogs (No large dogs), Good with Cats, Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Likes to be in your lap, Apartment OK, Playful, Affectionate
Foster Home Feedback: “Sprout is a smart pup! He is a quick learner and knows some basic commands. He also is pretty good at coming when called but can have selective hearing depending on the situation. He also is familiar with pet doors! Sprout is good with children, strangers, and cats. He does have a fear of large dogs and will stay away from them. Sprout is a perfect lap pet and LOVES attention! If you think he’d be a good fit, please apply today!”
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Age: 8 months
Important Information: Good with Dogs, Good with Cats
Foster Home Feedback: “Although he’s becoming a big boy, Scout has the typical kitten energy. He loves playing with other cats & kittens, as well as a number of kitty toys. He’s not biased and will play with just about anything. In fact, if you put an ice cube in his water dish, you might just find yourself as entertained as him.
“Scout also spends much of his day near a window, watching the birds & bunnies. He’ll sometimes run from one window to another in attempt to catch a bird (he has fun chasing pesky flies that get in the house, too).
“Scout loves his fur friends and would benefit most from a home with furry playmates. When not playing, he likes snuggling up with his humans, other cats and even the foster dog. Scout shows his love for his humans by giving Eskimo kisses and trying to crawl into your arms at bedtime.
“We’ve loved watching Scout grow & mature into the wonderful kitty he is. Though we’ll miss him when he goes, we know he’ll bring much love & joy to his new and furever family.
“We would highly recommend that Scout is adopted into a home that has other animals, he is very social with both cats and dogs.”
Age: 10 years
Important Information: Good with dogs, needs a patient family that is willing to allow her to open her shell over time
Foster Home Feedback: “Meet Zoey, a 10-year-old papillon. Quiet, yet strong, she’s a lot like her namesake from the television show, West Wing. As a rescued breeding dog, she’s still learning to enjoy the things every pup should experience in life, but she’s very smart and learns quickly, especially by watching her younger foster brother, a spaniel mix.
“Right now, she’s learning how to walk with a leash, use the bathroom outside, walk up stairs, and enjoy treats! Exploring the sights, sounds, and smells of her fenced-in-backyard is one of her favorite things to do. She loves chasing and playing with her foster brother, but never roughly. For Zoey, the perfect forever family would be caring, kind, and patient as she learns. Apply to adopt this tender-hearted girl today!”
Female, soon to be spayed
Breed: Great Pyrenees/ Anatolian Shepard
Age: 10 years
Important Information: Good with Some Dogs (No large dogs), Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Playful, Affectionate, Intelligent
Foster Home Feedback: “Hi! My name is Lila (lee-la). I’m a fan of ‘Despicable Me,’ so I will sum myself up with this phrase, “I’M SO FLUFFY!” I am a very sweet, excitable girl who LOVES attention and pleasing my humans. I am kid-friendly and love seeking attention from my foster family’s 14-month-old son.
“I don’t discriminate, I love seeking affection from both women AND men. My family is currently working on me not barking for their attention since I just love them so much!
“I don’t mean to toot my own horn (but, BEEP BEEP!)… I’m kind of a smart girl! I know how to sit, lay, and shake. I’ll even roll over so you can scratch my belly. I do have some resource guarding with my food, so I do need to be fed in my kennel.
“I love to keep my humans’ feet warm at night and quietly roam around the house. I DO love my family and sometimes get so excited for attention that I jump up, but mom says we are working on this along with my loose-leash walking (I’m just so curious about nature and smelling all the smells!), and occasional barking.
“I am crate trained and haven’t messed in the house once—not even a tinkle! I do shed a lot, but mom says she needs to clean the floors anyway since I have 4 brother-dog housemates. A simple weekly brushing should help keep me looking fresh!
“I don’t always see eye-to-eye with my human’s big Greyhound, but the little dogs don’t bother me, because of this, I would do better in a home with smaller dogs or no dogs until I’m more confident that my humans won’t leave me. I am very scared that I will not be loved and my family will give up.
“I’m a protector of my humans and their flock and tend to herd them around… “Round ’em up, little doggies!” I’m a little shy at first, but once we get to know each other, I will be your best friend! I’m looking for my forever home. Will it be with you?”