Founder's Message

The RRUFF Dog Park in Rocklin celebrated it's five year anniversary December 23, 2016. We are fortunate to have this great natural environment in Johnson-Springview Park. With that greatness comes the responsibility to help preserve the heritage oak trees and at the same time provide our four-legged companions a fun, safe place to run and play off-leash.  RRUFF would not be a good neighbor if we did not respect these magnificent trees that provide us much needed shade and enhance the beauty of the park.  Because of that commitment, we are limited in the type of ground cover suitable for the area .  The ground cover used is all natural cedar chips - playground quality.  It is free of any harmful chemicals and is 100% organic. And we are the only local dog park that is open 365 days a year regardless of the weather (i.e. no flooding)

Of equal importance, the RRUFF Healing Heroes Program is in it's third year providing scholarships for service dog training to disabled American Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other invisible disabilities.  In addition to scholarships, we fund on-site  service dog training for Veterans enrolled at American River College; and we partially fun Emotional Support Dog classes for veterans at A New Leash on Life. 

It's important for our park users to understand that we rely solely on membership dues, donations, and in-kind services to enhance and add amenities. We do not have paid staff and all the work done at the park is performed by volunteers and members of our Board of Directors.

 Accomplishments to date include:

  • Completed ADA accessible concrete pathways. 2014
  • The City of Rocklin donated and installed a shade structure for the large dog area. 2014
  • Cordell Firestone -Boy Scout Troop #1- completed his Eagle Scout Project by building the awesome K-9 agility equipment for both large and small dog areas.2014
  • The Special Needs Area project was completed March 2014.  We raised over $25,000 for this project.
  • Wade Osborn - Boy Scout Troop #435 - completed his Eagle Scout Project to assemble and install a two sided bulletin board for park users. 2015
  • Cedar playground ground cover donated by Applied Landscape Materials and City of Rocklin - both large and small dog areas now complete. 2015/2016
  • The RRUFF Healing Heroes Program was launched in 2014 - providing scholarships to disabled veterans for service dog training. 15 scholarship have been awarded through 2016 and funding was provided for service dog training to 10 veterans currently enrolled at American River College. The first class began December 2, 2016.  On February 1, 2017 we are funding emotional support dog training for veterans at A New Leash on Life
  • Two  important service dog/therapy dog non-profit organizations hold puppy training and therapy dog evaluations on a regular basis in the Special Needs Area - Guide Dogs for the Blind (4for2), and Canine Companions for Independence.
  • Service Dog Training classes are held  in the Special Needs Area with Terry Sandhoff, Master Trainer, 4Paws2Freedom.
  • RRUFF was nominated for the 5th year in a row in the Rocklin Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards in the Best Non-Profit/From the Heart Category
  • RRUFF received the 2015 Placer SPCA Hero Award for the Healing Heroes Program
  • RRUFF was nominated for the 4th year in the KCRA A List for Best Local Charity.
About Us
Rocklin Residents Unite For Fido (RRUFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2009 for the purpose of providing a safe, enclosed environment for Rocklin area dog owners and their companion animals.
The park opened December 23, 2011.
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