Big Dog Ranch Rescue Inc
Rating: 4.91 stars 67 67 reviews 2,670
10948 Acme Road Wellington FL 33414 USA
The mission of Big Dog Ranch Rescue is to provide shelter, care and affection to homeless dogs of all breeds and adopt them out into loving homes. We also promote animal welfare and celebrate the special bond between dogs and families through education, awareness and community outreach.
Our current outreach programs include: Palm Beach County’s Department of Therapeutic Recreation, the Place of Hope, the Veterinary Magnet Program at Wellington High School, Pets for Patriots and Special Olympics. We have also established a program with the special needs class from ARC of Palm Beach.
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Fantastic experience adopting our dog! The facilities are wonderful, the staff are kind, and they have a lot of information and helpful advise regarding the general adoption process and all of the specific dogs. I've worked at rescues before, and there's always going to be a few bad stories, but this place seems to genuinely care and does a fantastic job.
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Worst day ever at Big Dog Ranch Rescue,found a pup that we fell in love with as soon as we came in the door, waited our turn for people ahead of us to see Sparkle. As we were outside playing with her we told the guy showing us her that we wanted her. Then the guy showing her to us said someone who was there earlier had just come back to look at again......while we were playing with her,broke our heart! The proper thing should have been wait to see what we were going to do, no deposit left by other people or hold on pup, asked 3 workers, said they didn't take deposits or hold pups and they were still showing her. Posted what happened on their Face Book Page but they deleted it. What's is the sense of having a visitors comments if you are going to delete them so people can't read? When we called on our hour ride home the guy who answered was told what happened and asked for owner or someone in charge to call and we were told he will not have them call. I have the names out of curtiousy I will not say names, wish they would have showed us the same.......
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
It is not organized, no one was at desk, four people walked by us before they told us to sign in at podium.......not trained to handle the emotional situations, still emotional over this!
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We adopted our Kelsey (formerly Mary) from BDRR. Her story was not a good one but because of BDRR caring, love and medical attention she is now a happy healthy dog. The staff was very friendly and you can tell they love the dogs they care for. They were patient and answered all of our questions and concerns. Mary was starved by her former owners so is putting on weight slowly. 5 1/2 lbs. so far. We go for weigh ins at the vet every two weeks. My vet says she is doing fine. She is getting stronger everyday and runs like the wind. If not for BDRR we would not have our precious Kelsey. Thank you for rescuing her and giving Kelsey the medical attention she greatly needed. She is a great addition to our family with our other two rescues. Thank you for the great work you do. I would recommend BDRR if you are looking to adopt. If you cannot adopt please help out in any way you can. Donations or your time to volunteer. This is a great organization and adoption center. Without places like this many dogs like Kelsey would not make it. What a loss that would be.
Hi! We adopted Clancy, an eight-year old, sweet walker coonhound from Big Dog Ranch Rescue. The staff and volunteers at BDRR is incredible. Clancy has come around with obedience training and is a part of our family now. Clancy is still treating for heartworms because it is a difficult worm to get rid of, but we are hopeful that he will be rid of them soon with continued treatment. We thank the donors of his medicine at BDRR. I would highly recommend BDRR.
Bid Dog Ranch made it so easy to adopt my dog. They were amazing from telling me about the specifics of thes dogs and what they do. I adopted my dog in March and they made it so easy. Please donate or adopt from BDR!
Amazing organization, here it's all about the DOGS! The staff and facility are top rate! I have adopted twice from BDRR and have become their number one fan and frequent volunteer. Love, love, love Big Dog Ranch Rescue!
We adopted a beautiful dog from the Big Dog Ranch on June 13, 2015. Jake is the sweetest dog ever. He is so smart. He is good with adults, children, babies and all animals. Our dog of 16 years died on June 12th and the next day we were blessed with Jake. His name was Zeus there but he learned his new name in a couple of hours. He's the best!!!
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I adopted my dog from Big Dog Ranch Rescue, and the entire adoption process was a joy! Our relationship with the ranch didn't end when we took our pup home, it continued to grow as they would follow up to see how the pup was doing in his new home. I have since volunteered at the ranch for the last 5 years and I truly admire the passion that all the staff and volunteers possess. They are making a big difference in saving lives and I'm excited that they will be expanding into their new facility soon. I've watched BDRR grow into an incredible organization and I'm proud to be a part of it.
It is very rare to find a rescue facility that actually takes the necessary time and measures to make sure that a dog up for adoption is truly appropriate for an interested family (and vice versa). I am so grateful to Big Dog Ranch Rescue, as well as my recently adopted dog's foster mom, Judy, for making "finding the right match" such a high priority. The facility itself is clean and well kept, and the staff are caring and helpful. My dog came to me spayed, fully vetted, well socialized, and with an honest, in-depth description of who she really is as a furry person. Her transition over the last two months into my household has been essentially seamless due to all the above care and precautions from BDRR, and I cannot thank them enough for that, or for enabling me to add my newest furry family member to our home. Thank you BDRR. Keep up the stellar work.
Five years ago, I walked inside BDRR and my life was changed. My intent was to teach my son about the less fortunate and play with some puppies. Little did I know, how much it was to be a part of my life. Big Dog Ranch Rescue not only saves the lives of innocent dogs but also strives to make the community a better place. I have adopted 2 dogs, 1 hospice foster and fostered over a hundred dogs. The dogs are given the best care during their stay while waiting for a forever home. Big Dog Ranch Rescue is by far a leader in it's class. I can not recommend this rescue enough!