Diamonds in the Ruff Canine Rescue

Our Adoptable Pet List

Click here to see our Happy Tails - Dogs that have found new homes!

Who We Are

Diamonds in the Ruff is a canine rescue group in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Our goal is to find healthy, loving, lifelong homes for dogs already born into this world. We rescue dogs from our local animal shelter (Wayne County Animal Adoption and Education Center) and give them a chance to find a loving home. We believe in taking care of the existing dogs and puppies instead of supporting breeding that most often results in suffering and homeless animals.

Adopting a Friend

Our utmost concern is matching pet to owner ensuring a successful union to last a lifetime. We require one home visit with the dog prior to the adoption and one home visit, at our request, after the adoption. If at any time, should the dog be, in our opinion, neglected, malnourished or lacking in the proper care you must agree to relinquish the dog to us on demand. If for any reason you cannot keep the dog, you must notify us to return the dog.

Once adopted, it is required that each dog is examined by a veterinarian as soon as possible so the dog can be given a thorough physical exam.
The adopter also contracts that he/she will alter (spay/neuter) the dog at six (6) months of age if adopted before this time.

Most of the dogs presented on our pages have been rescued from the Animal Adoption & Education Center in Wayne County of North Carolina and are now living in temporary foster homes with incredibly caring people.

Diamonds in the Ruff charges a small fee to adopt a pet. This fee helps cover the cost of caring for the pets, initial vet visit and preparing them for adoption.

Puppy: $175.00 includes:
* Basic health exam
* Primary vaccines
* Initial de-worming
* Collar
* Microchip

Dog: $175.00 includes:
* Basic health exam
* Primary vaccines
* Spay/Neuter
* Initial de-worming
* Heartworm testing
* Collar
* Microchip

Adoption Process

If you have seen a dog or puppy on our website that interests you, please read the Adoption Process below before submitting an application.

Adoption Process

The application will be processed by an adoption counselor. ALL adoptive families go through the same screening process. We will make contact with you to answer any questions you may have and review your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered as the information you give us on your application is essential in determining the compatibility of the dog you have requested with your life-style.

At this time, we will also conduct a vet reference to determine the health of your current and past animals including yearly vet maintenance. ALL potential adoptive families must have up-to-date veterinary records on all pets currently residing in the home. We believe for health and temperament reasons that it is in the best interest of the dog to be spayed or neutered. We will not adopt a dog into a home if your current or past dog(s) have not been altered.

If your application is approved, a volunteer will contact you to arrange an appointment for you to meet the dog or puppy you are interested in adopting. We also require a home visit and adoption fee. All rescue dogs must live indoors - no exceptions! (click here to read an article on "Outside Dogs")

All of our dogs are adopted on a three-week trial period. If at any time, during those three weeks you feel you can not fulfill your commitment we will refund your adoption fee and take the dog back into our care. If at any time during the dog's life you can not fulfill your commitment, you will be required to return the dog to Diamonds in the Ruff Canine Rescue.

Diamonds in the Ruff Canine Rescue reserves the right to refuse adoption to any applicant. **Applicants must be 21 years of age or older. **Fenced in yard required! (invisible fencing not accepted)

Click here for the adoption application.

Come Visit Us at the Next Adoption Event!

Saturday, November 18, 2017 (8-1pm)
2809 Royall Ave
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Saturday, December 9, 2017 (12-3pm)
Pet Supplies Plus Adoption Event
319 North Berkeley Boulevard
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Wish List!

* Crates & Carriers
* Kuranda Dog Beds
* Flea & Tick Control (Frontline))
* Purina Puppy/Dog Chow (wet & dry)
* Puppy Pads
* New Dog Beds
* Nylabones
* Collars & Leashes (all sizes)
* Martingale Collars (all sizes)
* Food/Water Bowls (stainless steel)
* Baby Blankets, Towels & Washcloths
* Puppy & Dog Shampoo
* Thundershirts
* TOYS, TOYS, TOYS - Always need more dog toys!

Donate a Thundershirt!


If you are unable to adopt a pet but would like to support our rescue efforts please call 919-222-0500 to make a donation or click the donate button below to send a donation via paypal. We rely solely on volunteer labor and contributions. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit rescue. Donations are tax-deductible.

Donations may also be mailed to:
Diamonds in the Ruff Canine Rescue
PO Box 10033
Goldsboro, NC 27532

You can support Diamonds in the Ruff by doing your Internet searching through the GoodSearch website. Be sure to enter Diamonds in the Ruff as the charity you wish to support.

Click the GoodSearch link below to sign up to support Diamonds in the Ruff Canine Rescue

Diamonds in the Ruff Canine Rescue is having a CELL PHONE drive to raise funds for our rescue efforts and we are asking for your help. Unlike other fund raising projects, there are no products to buy and distribute. All we are asking is that you donate any unused cell phones that you have at home. Please drop phones off at Cuts-4-Muttz at 2809 Royall Avenue in Goldsboro or call 919-222-0500 to arrange for pickup.

We use Patented Kuranda Dog Beds because they are durable, chew proof and easy to clean. If you would like to donate a bed to Diamonds in the Ruff please click the image below.

Fosters Needed

Diamonds in the Ruff Canine Rescue is in need of quality foster homes!

Foster families are an important part of our organization ensuring that dogs/puppies have a chance to grow and develop before finding their forever home. The foster parent gives the dog/puppy a caring temporary home while a permanent home is being sought. If you have room in your heart and home to become a foster parent, please complete a Foster Application.

Click here for the foster application.

And when that great, adoptive home comes along... love them enough to let them go. We have to remember that it is not about us, it is always about the dog. And when one dog gets adopted, there are so many more waiting for that spot in your loving home.

Thank you for considering a rescue!

Diamonds in the Ruff Canine Rescue
PO Box 10033
Goldsboro, NC 27532
Phone: 919-222-0500


Happy Tails!

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