Bella- Adopted!

(Pitbull X Lab)

Everyone meet Bella. She is a 10-12 month old female Pitbull / Lab cross. (We think)
Bella is a VERY affectionate girl! Who loves people, and especially kids.

Bella was found on a Hwy, scared, skinny, and poorly socialized towards dogs. Her first foster home, did amazing work with her. She is finally putting on some weight and is starting to act like a dog again. <3

Bella seems very intimidated by dogs at the moment, so any new home would have to keep that in mind when wanting to adopt her. She is also an escape artist, and can climb 6 foot fences. We are working on this with her, but it will make adopting her a little more difficult.

Bella will staying at The Ruff Life for approx a month before she will go up for adoption. We will be working on her social skills, getting her comfortable with dogs, and making sure that she isnt pregnant. 

UPDATE: Bella actually came into heat, when we had thought she might have been pregnant. Which is such good news! Bella was spayed yesterday. (Aug.12th) and will be ready to go in about 10 days- 2 weeks. Bella has come such a long way, and it is going to be so hard to send her off to her new life. She is such a darling, and has touched so many peoples lives. Inquires are welcome at this time.

ADOPTION UPDATE: Bella was adopted into a loving home at the end of September. 2011. She not only is the baby of the house, but she is the spoiled girl she deserves to be. Bella loves to go on daily walks with her new family... and be someones number one dog!!! Thank you Lorraine & Brian! 


(Shepard X Border Collie)

Everyone meet Elway! He is in need of a forever home or a foster home ASAP. His owners are moving on Friday and do not want to take him to the SPCA. Elway has had a ton of training, and would just need someone to be consistent with him. He is approx. 19 months old, un-neutered Male- Shepard/Border Collie.  He is very playful, loves kids, loves to swim. With this mix of breeds, Elway will need someone who is pretty active. So if you like the great outdoors....this dog is for you!

Here is the link to The Ruff Life Facebook Page...where you can find photo albums with Elway Playing. He is the dog with the long lead attached. 

Please contact Monique at (250)550-0390 or

This is a time sensitive manner, if you could pass this on to any one who might be interested, that would help Elway soooo much!

UPDATE: Elway was adopted to a wonderful family from Falkland! He is officially a country boy :) He spends his time relaxing on the deck, being outdoors, and playing ball~  Elway is the new "Denver Bronco Quarterback" :-) and is a great catch :-)


Miss Lola- ADOPTED

(Wolf x Shepard)

Everyone Meet Lola.
Lola is available for adoption to the right home. I have had the privilege of working with this beauty~ and If I could, I would take her in a heart beat.
Lola is 2.5 year old, spayed female-Wolf/Shepard Cross. She is a high energy dog, that also loves to be super sucky. She is really great with kids, but sometimes doesn’t know her own size.
Lola is looking for an active family.

Update: On March.15th'2011 Lola went to her new home! She now spends her days with her new owner, John! They are one of the best matches I have seen to this day- They spend time going to the dog park with friends, and doing all the outdoorsy stuff they both love to do. It really is a "Ruff Life" for Lola. She has settled in perfectly, and I cant wait to see this pair - and their friendship- grow!!


Tilly~ Adopted!

 (Flat Coat Retriever X)
Meet Miss. Tilly! she is approx 1.5 years old, and looking for a forever home! We are thinking she is a flat coat retriever cross. She is one of the suckiest dogs we have had with us. Tilly is a pretty high energy dog, but when its time to ...settle down she is one of the sweetest dogs that just wants to cuddle. She is VERY keen, and just wants to please. She has already been through the Ruff Life Training...and her recall is amazing.
Tilly's food drive is also really high- so it makes training with her a breeze. We would honestly keep her if we she is just a joy to have around.

UPDATE: Tilly has found her forever home, with a great family. She now spends her time keeping up with a beautiful Yellow Lab, Sophie, and two young children. She spends her time being a wonderful companion, and hiking in the bush with her new Mommy.



We would like to send out a very big thank you to all of our wonderful clients, for their donations for the rescue dogs!


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Anyone who is interested in adopting one of our dogs will have to go through a screening process. You will also need to sign a non-surrender contract, stating you will not give up your dog- with out contacting us first.

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