Having worked as a board member and volunteer of this nonprofit since the beginning 9 years ago, they have grown significantly and are now embarking on a wonderful partnership with another nonprofit, Allegiant Giving. This partnership will allow expansion of the Healing Heroes program to include veterinary expense coverage for dogs in the program, stress mitigation classes for first responders, funding for dog acquisition for veterans and more. Very proud to be associated with this organization. The dog in this picture is the very first dog to graduate with his person, Eric. They are now living the good life in Washington State as you can see.
This is such an amazing and caring organization! They serve as the voice for so many disabled American Veterans through their scholarship fundraising for Service Dog training. The dog park itself is a wonderful and safe place to go out and take your dog.
It has been about 3 years now and I am continually amazed at the support RRUFF provides to our veterans. By giving vets who suffer from PTSD, and other conditions associated with their service, scholarships to use towards service dog training is life changing and sometimes life saving. This should certainly be a Top-Rated nonprofit.
RRUFF is a wonderful place to be involved with! I started as a volunteer being in charge of weekend maintenance at the park. I later became a board member and enjoy sharing my ideas with the group. Interacting with the group is fun and rewarding!
Fantastic park with an amazing Voard that cares about its community!
We love this organization. It is a huge benefit to the local community and beyond.
RRUFF Healing Heroes has helped change the lives of many of our nation's warriors who are living with PTSD by training service dogs to live alongside these heroes. The connection that veterans have to their service dog is truly remarkable and often helps to bring veterans out of a place of desperation and despair. I truly believe that RRUFF Healing Heroes is saving veteran's lives. Thank you to RRUFF for all you do - we salute you.
This organization is amazing, offering a wonderful environment for dogs of all kinds. They even cater to Service Dogs and their needs, which are very important. They have an area where we can exercise our dogs and know that they are safe from any other pets.... considering they save our lives on a regular basis.... this is VERY important. The dog park is always clean, safe and fun. Everyone follows the rules and goes the extra mile.... LOVE LOVE LOVE this place....
I have been active with RRUFF for almost 10 years. I feel that this non-profit is more than a dog park but a catalyst for changing the lives of US Veterans suffering from PTSD, with our Healing Heroes Program. As a Veteran myself and also a person who suffers daily with PTSD, I personally know how damaging the disease is. The fears, the triggers, the haunting memories, being afraid, being alone as NO ONE UNDERSTANDS (they try but it is just not possible) & the crippling effect it can cause without notice.
RRUFF's Healing Heroes program is one that I believe in and stand behind with all of my heart. To be able to have a program that can ease fears, decrease the effect of triggers, help with the crippling isolation and allow for the light to shine again, is amazing! Many Veterans are in need of help and don't know how to obtain or train a service dog. Our program not only offers the training for the Veteran & the dog, but if they don't have a dog we can help with purchasing one or adopting one. The best thing about the whole program.....it is FREE to the Veteran!
I believe in RRUFF and I am so happy to be apart of such a wonderful non-profit.
As one of the founding members of RRUFF, Rocklin Residents Unite for Fido, I have been actively involved in the development of our Healing Heroes program. We provide funding for service dog training classes for disabled veterans. Since 2014, over 50 veterans have benefited from this program. We help save lives --one vet and one dog at a time.
My 2 dogs love this dog park the people during the hours we go are freindly and dogs are friendly. My husband likes throwing balls for all the dogs. Also nice trail to hike.
My name is Steven Barnett. I first became involved with RRUFF Healing Heroes when they donated payment for the veteran service dog class I was in thru 4 Paws 2 Freedom at American River College so that no veteran would have to pay for there service dog training. I was blown away at their love and kindness. It didn't stop there though. I almost graduated with my first dog but we decided she wasn't going to make it because of fear issues. I was crushed, but a few months later RRUFF stepped up and not only helped me get my replacement puppy but totally donated the cost of Bear but also the cost of his neuter. Now Bear is 8 months old and he is becoming my service dog. Now I'm a trainer for 4 Paws 2 Freedom and a board member. Thru this I've become very close with the RRUFF staff who are amazing. They continue to inspire me daily and I love their work. 22 veteran suicides a day are just to many. One dog One veteran at a time. love you guys!!
RRUFF does so much for the community. Not only are they a fabulous dog park for all dogs, they have a special needs dog park for working dogs (which I really appreciate because I have a service dog)! The dog park is always clean and well maintained.
But RRUFF also offers community outreach through their Healing Heroes Program. They go out into the community and educate the public about the benefits service dogs can offer to our wounded veterans. Then (because they are amazing) they go one step further and fundraise to support 4 Paws 2 Freedom, another local nonprofit that provides service dog training to veterans with PTSD.
The RRUFF organization far exceeds the expectations for a dog park. They put their heart and soul into their work and I can't say enough good things about them!
The RRUFF Dog Park in Rocklin is the best in the entire region. It is filled with large oak trees, lots of benches, separate large & small dog areas. There is also a separate fenced area for service dog training, rescue group adoption days, and parties for pooches. Best of all, this dog park never floods so it is open all year round. Located inside one of Rocklin's largest and best parks, there are many activities for the entire family - including disc golf
RRUFF started as a group dedicated to founding the first dog park in Rocklin. After that success, we also became a source of funding for service dog training for veterans with PTSD, TBI, or military sexual trauma. We now fund classes at 3 college campuses and at least 3 other sites. We are especially excited about our pilot program at Beale Air Force Base. In preparation for discharge, some veterans are diagnosed with one of the "hidden" injuries. Our program offers immediate service dog training upon discharge. We hope that this will drastically cut down on the number of veteran's suicides.
It is such a joy to see a person who is unable to interact with society to becoming a functioning, happy, service dog owner. Some of our graduates have even been able to speak in front of a group of strangers about their experience.
I am currently on the Board of Directors of RRUFF. I have been involved for almost
a year now. I have passion for dogs and believe that our Healing Heroes program is saving lives of veterans one dog at a time. The connection of dog and veteran is truly an amazing thing to witness. I am also thankful for the relationships that have been created through my volunteerism with our Dog park as well. Being part of RRUFF has been a very gratifying experience.
I am the co-founder of RRUFF. Being able to give back to those who have served our country is something I am grateful I can participate in. My older brother died in WWII on the shores of Italy. This is my small way of honoring his service and sacrifice. Hal C.
I am an USAF veteran from the 1960's. I have a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). I was provided a service dog almost 9 years ago to assist me with vision, hearing, mobility and balance disabilities. I did a lot of training with my dog from the day the 'Special Needs area' at the Rocklin Dog Park came into being. Rocklin Residents Unite For Fido (RRUFF) has been at the front of having the city create the dog park, maintain the dog park, fund the dog park, and build the 'Special Needs Area' at the dog park, where Guide Dogs for the Blind, and Canine Companions for Independence also train their dogs. To have a separate and effective place to train a service dog is as priceless as having a service dog. RRUFF also provided an agility training area in the dog park. My service dog needs to get to me if I fall and can't get up. This helps train him in that ability. This is one non-profit organization that for sure does what they say they will do, and they do it, 'One veteran, and one dog at a time'.
When I retired I wondered what I would do with all of my time. Fortunately for me, I became involved with Rocklin Residents Unite for Fido. The organization is dedicated to providing scholarships to Veterans with PTSD and other disabilities related to their service to our country for Service Dog training. I've have personally witnessed the beginning of this venture with a Veteran who was fearful of leaving his home to a Veteran and his service dog (after 6 months of training) return to college. Most of us are unaware of how many Veterans return with serious issues adjusting back into society. It is heart warming to see that the contact with an animal can ease the fear and allow a return to somewhat of a normal life.
RRUFF/Healing Heroes, a 100% volunteer Nonprofit, has done so much to help Veterans with invisible disabilities. I am very fortunate to be part of this great organization. And designing and building a fabulous dog park as well.