"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself."
As a dedicated 501(c)3 Animal Rescue Organization since 2005, Tuffie's Animal Rescue has discovered countless ways to make a positive difference in the lives and welfare of animals. In an ideal world, every human being would be compassionate enough to lend a helping hand. From volunteering time and making a donation, to staying informed and advocating online, there are so many ways to get involved.
Helping those that need us the most
Helping Those in Need
Reinforcing Our Commitment
Find your next family member
Molly is looking for a great home! This young (30-32 month old), 55# Dutch Shepherd/Malinois mix has been through a lot in her short life. She is very intelligent and would benefit from an active person or family who would take her to training classes and hiking. She has gotten along well with male dogs, but has had disputes with females, so would need to be your only pup or meet your male dog(s). Molly is a big time cuddler, too, and loves belly rubs!
Buster is a loving, 18 pound, 11-12 year old terrier mix. He has the cutest floppy ears and expressive dark brown eyes! He lives with all sizes and ages of dogs now, but wouldn't mind soaking up ALL your attention! He has always been healthy and had a dental. He uses a doggy door and mostly just enjoys being wherever you are. Buster is fine with cats, too. If you are looking for a walking buddy and a pup who can easily fit into your life, come meet handsome Buster today!
They call me Harvey and I am ready for my new furever home! I am an 8-9 year old, West Highland Terrier mix and weigh in at 20 pounds. I ignore other dogs, but will bark and chase kitties. I need to be muzzled for vet work and grooming (ask to hear more info on that). I am neutered, current on vaccines, microchipped, had recent bloodwork, ear treatment and dental. I am a total character!
This sweet 3 YR, 45-50 pound, sharpei/boxer enjoys walks, is crate trained, housebroken and loves to just hang out with you! He currently lives with another dog and a dominant cat, but would be fine as your one and only. So that his adoption will be successful, the trainer/behaviorist will bring Kola to your home and make sure that everything goes well. You will also have access to the trainer should you have a need. A home with kids 12 and up would be best.
These 4 young cuties have a foster through May, so let’s find their forever homes before then. All 4 are used to living together, so adopting a pair is a great option! They are all under 10 pounds but all very athletic.
Hi, the kids named me Oliver and I am a good looking puppy born January 26, 2022. My Mom is a GSD and my Dad is a Husky. I am happy, playful and will soon be ready to come live with you if you promise to give me lots of love and attention and training so I can be your best dog ever!
Hi, they named me Luna and I am a princess! I was one of 11 puppies born January 26, 2022 to a GSD Mom and a Husky Dad. Of course, I am the prettiest with one blue eye and a tail that curls! I should grow to about 50-60 pounds. I will continue to be your princess as long as you spend lots of time with me and train me well.
Bella is a sensitive, sweet pup who looks like an Airdale mix with different coloring. She is afraid of noisy fireworks, but she is excellent with other dogs. Her best friend is Angel and we would love to see them adopted together!
Angel is great with other dogs and cats. He earned his name from the heart shaped spot between his ears and his angelic personality. His best friend is Bella and we would love to see them adopted together!
Find your purrfect companion
Very friendly Becky is ready for her forever home! She is a gorgeous, year old, brown stripped bengal kitty. A family turned on their sprinklers this spring, heard a yowl, and out popped Becky! She has a stellar personality, loves people and gets along well with other cats. She is spayed, current on shots and microchipped.
Gorgeous Gracie is ready for a special home! This 5-6 year old beauty is FeLV positive and mostly feral, although she will sniff your fingers and let you pet her if you move slowly! And we are working with her to be friendlier to people. She needs to live by herself or with other FeLV kitties. Our Rescue will cover her medical needs if you adopt Gracie. Being FeLV may shorten her life or it may not, but she is deserving of a comfortable, loving home.
Sweet Mirabella ❤️❤️❤️
Beautiful Lilly ❤️❤️❤️
Exotic Sheikra ❤️❤️❤️
Tommy, a friendly love bug! ❤️❤️❤️
Shyest Mooshu cuddles with his siblings, especially Hope and Bella ❤️❤️❤️
Hope is skittish at first, but warms up easily ❤️❤️❤️
What's going on at Tuffie's Animal Rescue
Coco and Chopo Starting a New Life!
Coco and Chopo are now Aurora and Vino and already settling in to their new lives and showing how smart they are! In less than 24 hours, they already know their names, sit, down and how to walk in a harness!
And don’t forget that we still have pups from this same litter available to great homes!
Espurr, the Blind Kitty
Update: We have had $102 more in contributions towards Espurr’s surgery so we are up to $467. Please keep sharing her need! She goes in April 21.
Espurr, the blind kitty’s surgery update:
We are one week out for Espurr’s surgery to debride the wound on her neck, clean her packed and infected ears, do a badly needed dental and maybe even spay her if she needs it and can withstand the time under surgery due to her being not only a senior, but also FIV positive. Without the spay, surgery is estimated to be $1136-1676. So far, donations total $365 so we could use more help. Thank you to those of you who have already donated! We operate on blind faith to help these homeless pets get the veterinary care that they need to live their best lives and could not do it without your help! We are a 501(c)3 Rescue approved by IRS, so all donations are tax deductible.
Miss Prissy and Her New Family!
Miss Prissy found a home with a wonderful, retired couple in Tonto Basin! We just love happy endings like this. Miss Prissy is sure to bring so much love to this couple and them to her. We have a lot of dogs and cats that are also looking for their forever homes. If you know someone looking for a loving companion, check out our adoptable dogs and cats, all vaccinated, spayed/neutered and microchipped.
Buster's Forever Family Surprise!
❤️❤️❤️ Sensitive, senior Buster doesn’t know if yet, but he found his furever home yesterday! ❤️❤️❤️
Carolyn initially inquired about Harvey, but he would definitely NOT do well with her personable kitty who has lived with dogs before, so she then fell in love with Buster’s sweet face!
Sammy, Sick and in Need of Help
Sammy is an older, semi-feral tomcat who showed up on a cat lover’s patio sick and needing help. He picked the right place to go as the human brought him in to her home and is keeping him caged and separated from her other pets! He is on antibiotics and doing better. Tuffie’s Animal Rescue stepped in and we are asking for donations to get Sammy fully vetted when he is a little better, neutered, combo tested and into a good living situation. We are an approved 501(c)3 Rescue with IRS so all donations are tax deductible. We work on blind faith to be able to help the homeless dogs and cats that cross our path and could not operate without your support!