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P O Box 21133 White Hall AR 71612 USA


Southern States Rescued Rottweilers, Inc. is dedicated to saving the lives of Rottweilers throughout thirteen southern states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. We could not fulfill that mission without the efforts of our supporters and hard working volunteers.

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save the lives of Rottweilers via our foster based rescue throughout thirteen southern states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

over 100 lost, surrendered and abandoned rottweilers.

Geographic areas served:

rottweiler rescue


medical treatment, heartworm treatment and educating the public about the misunderstood rottweiler breed.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted "BEAR " About A Month ago. Our experience with SSRR was wonderful! The foster mom kept in constant contact with us and the approval process was pretty quick!
Everyone, right down to the home inspectors were incredibly nice to deal with.
Bear did not take long to settle in, and he has two sisters that love him..a mommy that can't hug him enough and a daddy who takes him on lots of truck rides! Bear actually rescued us!

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We adopted our Brewy, known as Brucey to SSRR, over 2 years ago. Brewy had come from a horrific backgroung--nobody really knew what he had been through--just that he had been confiscated by the Fulton County, GA police, was very malnourished, HW+, and I would assume full of fleas. Brewy was also not socialized at all. He didn't understand that human touch could be a good thing.

It took 3-months before he willingly wanted us to touch him. SSRR warned us that he would be a difficult case, and that he would not be a cuddly pet right from the start. Both Bill Lawton and his foster dad, Ian Leemans, made sure that we understood just how much work we might face if we adopted this poor abused dog. We adopted Brewy after going through a thorough background check.

Even after more than 2 years, we have new break throughs every day. Sometimes we discover a little more of what we suspect might have been done to him, or maybe he will ask for just a little more love. He still has room for improvement, but he is who he is and we will always love and cherish him. I would not change what Brewy has brought into our lives for anything.

Brewy had a sister who was adopted by a couple in a different state. I am facebook friends with her adopted mom as well as Brewy's foster dad. If I could adopt another or foster through SSRR I would, and maybe will someday.

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I have always had rotties and I love the breed. when I lost my last one due to kidney failure, I decided then that I was not going to buy from a back yard breeder and rescue one instead. That was one the best things I ever did!! I have had my Shelby girl now for over 2 years and she came straight out of shelter to me, so she was a trail base considering no one knew much about her.. She is the most lovable dog and loves anything and anyone!! I also now volunteer with SSRR helping with others trying to adopt from the rescue. The other great thing is some rescues will only take Pure breeds, where SSRR will take mix breeds of rotties, every dog deserves a chance no matter what!!!

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My husband and me were wanting to add another rottweiler to our family, so we completed paper work to start the process of adopting a rescued rottweiler. I was so pleased how thorough their process for checking out a proper home for these babies.They're always available to answer any questions and to help if you have a problem arise. The transport with the wonderful transporters to get your rottie to you safely & pictures all along the way for you to see your precious cargo. If you foster they are top notch with getting your Rottweiler's medical attention taken care of and they pay for their medical expenses while fostering. I would definitely foster again, but my first time I was a foster failure as you can see in picture Jada when we received her & now with her sisters. Once these rottweilers gain your trust, you'll have a loving companion for life!. Please open your heart and home up to a rottweiler in need, and watch the rottie blossom before your eyes from love. Thank you Southern States Rescued Rottweiler's for a wonderful experience! Hope to help in the future when I get an opening.

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I have worked in several areas of the rescue and I am always willing to do whatever is necessary especially seeing how so much is taken on by so few who are all 100% volunteers. No one gets paid a penny yet most work full time jobs and work almost as much if not more with the organization. We all do it simply for the love of the breed especially with so many areas with breed restrictions as well as insurance restricting breeds as well. This results in them being dumped. They all break my heart in the beginning but provides so much joy seeing these dogs happy for probably the first time in their lives. Some have lived a long and what must have been a miserable life if they can be dumped at a shelter when they are seniors. The look in their eyes and the unconditional love they are finally able to share on both sides is the most rewarding thing anyone can ask for. My only regret is that we are not able to help more. With more volunteers, especially fosters, we would be able to help more dogs. We are not an organization that takes the dogs from one cage to another but they are placed in HOMES of volunteers. In some cases, the first real home they have ever experienced or even being indoors. I am fostering my first one and failing miserably at being able to be separated from him. It's an incredible feeling! there is not doubt of the genuine love and passion we each have for these dogs. One of my favorite almost happy endings is of our current boy WOLF https://youtu.be/0QdxoYU-MqI Wolf had the owner back over his leg and crushing it and left him to heal on his own. Caliber is another that breaks my heart when he was shot in the head and left for dead. Lastly Hershey and her brother escaped from their "breeder". The breeder came and got the brother but left Hershey because she didn't like her color. Standing there crying for her brother as they walked out of the shelter leaving her behind. These dogs both have their happy ending! How can you not enjoy experiencing this kind of reward?!

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I grew up in a home where both of my parents were afraid of dogs, but not me! As soon as I moved out on my own I knew I wanted a dog. A friend had a litter of Rottweilers that the mom hadn't taken to offered me a puppy in exchange for helping care for the litter. There it started, I was in love!

Fast forward to 2014 where in February I lost my sidekick, Moody to osteosarcoma. This dog had been by my side my entire adult life practically. Slept under my desk through two degrees, listened to all of my heartbreaks, apartments to my first house! This left a huge hole in my heart and my life. My search began for a Rottweiler to rescue.

I came across Southern States Rescued Rottweiler on the internet. I quickly became impressed at how passionate they were about their work. Through the approval process I realized they were going above and beyond to ensure these dogs were only going to be placed in homes that were a good fit for each dog. In November 2014 me and Lilly, a loving and energetic SSRR puppy became a family/pack. She filled those holes in my life and heart and I think I filled some for her too!

Whenever I have the chance to give back to SSRR I help them with transports, home inspections, etc. To rescue a dog can be such a blessing to both owner and dog that I wanted to help give that opportunity to others. We ❤️ SSRR!

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I am a foster parent & transporter. This is my first time fostering for SSRR and found they were thorough in their vetting and home visit. The process went quickly and easily. I have been a foster parent for a year now and work with Rottweilers who have been misused in any number of ways. It is so rewarding helping these dogs who thrive on love and attention. Their adoption protocol is just as thorough and they are diligent in finding the right family for the right dog, wanting the best home possible for these wonderful dogs. Their efforts to save the most in-need dogs are extraordinary and show their dedication to this breed.

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I became a foster with SSRR after my fur baby passed away. His sister needed a companion so we reached out to SSRR and fostered Zeus. Great experience, very thorough which is what I wanted to see. Paperwork required, called references & did a house visit. I really like the process bc I knew the dogs being rescued we're going to good homes. We ended up as a failed foster. We adopted Zeusy.

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We have adopted two SSRR dogs and fostered one. We first adopted Piper about 4 years ago as a companion for our mixed-breed rescue dog, Louie. She quickly became a daddy's girl, sleeping with her head on my husband's chest. Her gentle, calming personality has been a great influence on him, a VN combat veteran. Her favorite thing is to meet new people at the park and do the signature rottie "butt wiggle." She is gentle with all people, young and old.
We saw a plea from SSRR to foster an older dog, Dazz. Her photo broke my heart. She was very thin, and her head was covered with sores from flea bites. We had Dazz about 4 months. She put on weight and healed to become a beautiful dog. She found a great home as an only dog where she gets lots of love and attention.
We missed Dazz, and she taught us that we could manage 3 dogs. We began thinking of adopting another dog and decide we would focus on finding a senior. We found another SSRR dog, Ava. She is at least 7 years old. She is full of life and love, and sleeps in the bed, next to her mom!
The volunteers at SSRR are dedicated to providing rescue and homes for rottweilers. We are thankful for the work they do and support them in their mission.
Photos are Dazz, Ava, Piper.

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SSRR is a great organization! I foster, transport, donate, and do home visits for SSRR and they truly care about finding the Rotties in their care, wonderful, caring, forever homes. It is amazing to see how these animals respond when rescued, give the love, care and medical attention they need and then delivered to the homes they've always deserved.

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