TENNESSEE BIG FLUFFY DOG RESCUE

Rating: 3 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 1206 Russell St % Jean Harrison Nashville TN 37206 USA

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Rating: 1 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Think twice before you foster with this rescue..especially a dog with medical issues. I love this dog but this rescue has put a bad taste in my mouth. 4-6 weeks has turned into 5 months and counting, still denying their dog heartworm treatment after entangling 2 vets. (one of which has the meds and is willing to do it at cost) The rescue told us to find a second vet, because the cost was too high at our vet (we called our vet, they had not heard from the rescue). We got an email demanding the dog be at a location at 2:30 in the morning for pickup via email less than 36 hours before the meeting time, they could have given more notice and a respectful phone call would have been the proper form of communication. They denied vet visits when the dog had been throwing up all over our house for 12 hours straight (they sent meds a week later, showed up crushed because they sent it in a regular envelope). They then called us to ask if we could take another dog from them. (We were told their dog was supposed to be a one dog household they responded that they had no clue we still had him). Can it get any worse, probably: Recently they finally approved our foster dog to have some tests run. Some came back suspicious (could be a highly contagious bacteria in his stool) The rescue would not pay for the additional tests (~40 dollars) to make sure he would not infect other dogs he came into contact with. (we payed for it out of our own pockets, as well as other meds for his on-going ear infection the rescue refuses to pay for)

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Show respect to your volunteer foster families. Especially those that are bending over backwards to love and financially help with a sick dog in need of treatment.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Big Fluffy Dog Rescue was awful. We were approved to adopt a dog and then turned down because we weren't, and I quote, "enthusiastic enough" when meeting the dog. Mind you, this dog had been abused, and we were explicitly told that he was nervous when meeting new people and scared of loud noises. The foster family decided to keep him because of our lack of enthusiasm.

I have to wonder how closely BGDR screens their families, because the dog was being kept in a household with three other loud dogs. He didn't even have a bed to sleep on. The foster father even tried to drag the dog down the stairs on a leash, even after my family explicitly told him that we would rather not take him out for a walk due to the intense snowstorm we were having.

In my experience, they didn't care very much about the dogs. I recommend working with any rescue organization besides them.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Screen the foster homes, treat clients better.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

I adopted my beloved senior dog from them last summer. The women of BFDR work their 'tails' off without pay to save as many lives as possible. My dog is the biggest blessing in my life all thanks to the hard work and dedication of BFDR volunteers. She came into rescue horribly neglected and abused and BFDR rehabbed her to give her a second chance at life.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

life changing ways.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get them more funding and more volunteers to keep up their amazing work

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I learned of this group when a Grat Pyranees was missing from my home town in Scituate, MA. A Facebook page "Find Charlie" tells the story of a dog, rescued by Big Fluffy Dog Rescue from an ice cream cooler after the TN tornados, survived for 2 months "on the lam". He was presumed killed by a car on a highway, fended off coyotes, and finally trapped by Granite State Dog Recovery of NH, in Weymouth, MA. Bigg Fluffy Dog Rescue identified him from the huge scar from the surgery he had (a huge benign tumor), took care of the vet bills, and placed him back in the home of Big Fluffy''s Northeast coordinator. Now, Charlie needs dental work since he chewed through cans to get food while on the run. Big Fluffy is raising those funds via ChipIn for Charlie, and they have not given up on this gentle giant. Please read Find Charlie on Facebook, and donate if you can to help this loving boy.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Big Fluffy Dog Rescue has inspired me to help find homes for abondoned, abused, and otherwise needy dogs. I am so amazed at Charlie's resilience and courage and he is truly an inspiration. Big Fluffy is an amazign group of volunteers. Charlie will get his teeth fixed, and in turn, find the forever home that he truly deserves.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to help themexpand their donor base and adoptable families by sharing this information via Facebook.

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