Recovering and reuniting strayed souls from the streets
We are a Search and Rescue organization dedicated to reuniting lost dogs with their owners and rescuing stray dogs on the run. JJ's Ruff Roads became a 501(c)3 organization in 2015, and under the leadership of "Top Dog" Ramona Hartleben, hundreds of dogs have been saved from the streets.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT OWNER SURRENDERS.
SEARCH AND RESCUE
As a small organization we strive to reunite lost dogs with their owners and capture strays through a track and trap technique.
See below for the first steps to take if you lose your dog.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU LOSE YOUR DOG
If your dog gets away from you time is of the essence. Start with these steps to get your dog home.
Walk or drive the area and try to spot your dog.
If you see your dog and he won’t come to you, follow him unobtrusively.
Do not run toward, clap your hands, or yell out to him. This may frighten the dog and drive him out into traffic.
Have high value treats with you; (i.e. hot dogs, hamburger, cheese, etc.) The best treats to use are ones that smell good and are of a size that you can toss in the dog’s direction.
Place at the last place that the dog was seen, if it is a safe place.
Post on social media:NextDoor, Facebook, or your local lost pet site. Include a picture of the dog, the area the dog went missing in, your phone number, and instructions to not chase the dog!
Make fluorescent posters and distribute them throughout the area where the dog was last seen.
If the dog went missing from home, place some of your dirty clothes around the outside of your house.
Call your local police department.
Our team to the north
July 30, 2022
by Laura Bednar
Bath residents Tom and Tamara Slopek have refuted the stereotype of a “dog catcher” by practicing a humane method of recovering lost dogs and reuniting them with their owners.
The couple became involved in dog recovery through JJ’s Ruff Roads, a nonprofit lost dog search and rescue organization. Tamara said she met JJ’s founder Ramona Hartleben during a lost dog search five years ago. After learning how volunteers humanely trap lost and stray dogs, Tom and Tamara decided to get involved. Read the article at the link below.