It's Ruff Without a Roof

Helping those who roam find forever homes


Hello!  Thank you for visiting It’s Ruff Without a Roof!  We are a small 501C3 non-profit, all-volunteer rescue based out of Union Dale, PA.  We rescue, Rehabilitate and rehome our dogs from high-kill shelters in the rural south.

At It's Ruff Without a Roof, we are committed to saving the lives of dogs in southern kill-shelters who didn't stand a chance.  All of our dogs were on the "emergency list" and scheduled for euthanization.  However, we could see in their eyes that they deserved a chance at life - a chance at a great life with a loving owner.  Our adoptable dogs are all spayed/neutered, up to date on shots and vaccinations, microchipped and current on flea/tick and heartworm preventatives.

Meet our Staff



Eva, co-founder and co-director of It's Ruff Without a Roof, grew up near her grandparents farm in Sweden raising dogs, cats, chicken, cows, pigs, and horses. She developed an understanding of and love for animals at an early age. 

She graduated from Hunter College and began her career at a political research company—soon realizing that wasn't the path for her. Instead, she trained as a veterinary technician at an animal hospital and discovered caring for animals was her true calling. 

In 2000, Eva founded Eva’s Play Pups dog walking services, providing dog walking and cat sitting to Park Slope residents and their pets. Today, Eva's Play Pups has expanded the business to countryside boarding at a farm in the Pennsylvania mountains where she graciously boards all It's Ruff Without a Roof rescue dogs while they are waiting for their furever homes. 



Lisa, co-founder and co-director of It's Ruff Without a Roof, has always had a passion for helping others and has an amazing love for animals.  She is the owner of L.C. Solutions, a wedding and event planning company in Northeast PA.  While she keeps busy making engaged couples' wedding dreams come true, she also is committed to helping homeless dogs follow their dreams of finding furever homes.

Lisa lives in Carbondale with her amazing husband James Conarton, their very well behaved Jack Russel Terrier, Sally Pumpkin, a super ferocious 13 pound Italian Greyhound, Vincenzo Silvio and various other pups that they foster for IRWAR rescue.