Welcome to Refuge Rescue… 

UPDATE! Rocky found his forever home!

Profile: ROCKY
Rocky has been with us for 3 ½ months. With the stress of being in two different county shelters in less than six months and then living the kenneled life with us also, he developed some unacceptable habits. He’d get too excited and a bit rough – and he’d ruin his chances with potential adopters. He was never aggressive or deliberately hurtful – but more like a giant, untrained, inexperienced puppy. And although everyone loved him dearly, he’d just go overboard when he wanted you or another dog to continue playing or he didn’t want you to leave him.

Rocky went to school… 

We wanted to give him the skills he needed to be successful in his search for a forever home. Thanks to the help of our friends at iWag, Rocky has completed a few weeks of their on-site training program where he concentrated on being the best Good Boy he can be.
NOTE: Rocky’s training includes 2 sessions of training with his new adopter – plus lifetime support from iWag if needed. We’ve set him up for success!

To read Rocky’s full bio, click here

What Rocky Needs…

  • Someone with experience and know-how
  • Someone who doesn’t mind a bit of superfluous fur (everywhere)
  • Someone who will provide structure
  • Someone who can afford a very large dog
  • Someone with a large yard to play in and a playmate

Refuge Rescue

… is a volunteer-based 501(c)3 charity and dog rescue group founded in August of 2015. We rescue dogs of all breeds and all ages. Our organization is located in Woodstock, Georgia and we adopt our dogs to pre-approved homes within a 50 mile radius of our rescue.

Our Mission is:

… to save responsibly as many dogs as we can from high kill shelters and to find them forever homes.

… to educate the public about animals in high kill shelters throughout Georgia and the responsibilities involved with pet ownership, such as spay/neuter, heartworm and flea prevention, and vaccines.


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Success Stories:


THIS! This is why we do what we do! Last year, Spud came to us as a frightened, feces and urine encrusted, flea infested, horribly-matted, terrified little guy straight out of puppy mill hell.

THEN…He was so horribly matted, it took several shaving attempts to release his pinched, infected skin from the filthy mats. His mouth was rotten. Sores covered his body. His feet were swollen and bloodied. Born only to breed and breed and breed, it’s a life of abject suffering. It’s the excruciating existence of dogs used to produce all of the puppies, and money, for a puppy mill breeder.

NOW… We have been extremely careful and cautious placing our 15 puppy mill rescues into the best homes – foster or adoptive. We’ve put a ton of tears and love and effort and money into each of these fragile little ones. Their previous lives were nothing but torture, so we are dedicated to ensuring each one winds up in the absolute best situation and with the best opportunity for a happy life going forward – knowing what it is to be loved, well-cared-for and cherished.

Spud’s pictures speak for themselves. He has his very own pack of furry friends, and his new mom is head over heels in love with him, saying: Spud loves peanut butter and cheese and is known to jump high enough to grab someone’s treat away from them. At bedtime, he always grabs the best spot. He is the happiest, most entertaining dog, and we are so happy he is part of our family!

We’re ugly crying! But they’re very happy tears! We’re proud to have been part of you finding your happily ever after, Spud! 

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