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1206 Russell St Nashville TN 37206 USA

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Rating: 1 stars  

To whom this may concern:
So apparently our coordinator Amanda Lin thought it was appropriate to have London taken away over an email response that took longer than 8 hours for a reply. But she didnt call or text us for a status update. She says she did but thats a lie. She implied that because we didnt respond fast enough to the email, we were imcompetent & too busy to take the dog to the vet. So next thing you know she tells our neighbor who is also involved in the bug fluffy group to take the dog away from us making her feel very uncomfortable the next morning.

Amanda,
Ill have you know that we took well care of the London. We worked 24/7 with London. We took him to beach , dog parks , and fed him top of the line food.To imply that we are incompetent to take care of an ill dog makes you a false accuser. Never once did you try to call or text us , if you wanted us to process further action for the dog. So sorry my husband didnt respond to you in the time you wanted but if you would of clearly read our emails the dog was healthy & back to normal after his diarrhea mishap. And if you were serious about taking him to the vet right away you had our number. But let me guess ? Too busy too call ? You have to deal with other foster dog families too ? Maybe you shouldnt bargain more than you can handle. We told you that the dog was well & healthy. But, you should learn how to communicate before you jump into conclusions. You are a very disrespectful & offensive person to bring our neighbor involve. What makes you think we are incapable of taking the dog to our vet ourselves ? Someone is with London around the clock. Just because we didnt reply the same night of the email but the next morning! Oh my gosh ! We are sooooo busy..too busy to go to the vet right ? Too busy to be a foster parent? Wrong. We put our dogs first & our jobs are willing to comply with any last minute visits. But how would you know when you didnt even get the chance to know us. How dramatic of you to make such action over night. Its either your way or the high way ? How do you feel seperarting London from our dog, which are insperable. Causing mental emotion to both our dogs. Yeah you supposedly had the best interests of the dog when he was completely happy with us. We had interests in adopting the dog because of how well our dogs were getting along. But no, you have given us an ill taste in your non profit organization. Let me guess . Delete anything negative that anyone says about yall to make yall look oh so perfect. We have insiders telling us what type of people are behind this company. So far they are proving us right. Hopefully, yourre content with your decision because people like you just like bringing people down with them. Because of ignorant people like you in this company , you lose great dog foster parents.

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5 people found this review helpful

I have dogs from Big Fluffy and they are very thorough and spot on when placing their dogs with adopters. Very happy to be part of them. ;-)

 
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6 people found this review helpful

I have volunteered for this organization for several years now, I started fostering for them in 2012, and adopted one of my fosters in 2013. Around then I started volunteering in other ways, making phone calls, writing emails and doing clerical work. They are a fantastic organization, helping over 2000 dogs last year.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

BFDR saves so many beautiful dogs who are about to be euthanized due to expensive health problems and/or no more room in a shelter. These people spend countless hours saving the lives of these beautiful animals. They always seem to manage to save some poor dog at the last minute even though they don't really have the money. I respect these people very much.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

I adopted Olivia from BFDR last October. We had to wait several months before she could travel because she was being treated for heartworm. This organization is amazing and has done so much for dogs in need. I can't thank them enough for what they do for homeless dogs in need whether they are big and fluffy or not.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I have adopted all three of my dogs from this organization! They made sure to check my references in advance, they are clear in the rules for their dogs in order to keep them safe after adoption, and are happy to take back any dog from a home that doesn't work out so they can rehome them and the cycle of abandonment doesn't continue. The director and volunteers clearly put their heart and soul into the work and save so many beautiful souls. Even though they are called "big fluffy dog rescue" they don't leave a dog behind just because she isn't big or fluffy - they take our tired, poor, and huddled doggies no matter their needs or appearance. They are a godsend to rescue!

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I was looking for a dog for my two boys of course looking online and was set to go visit another dog about 45 min from us , when i ended up seeing this goofy dog on the big fluffy dog site so i contacted them and come to find out he was 10 min away! So we went to visit and he came out from under his bush and proceded to play with and herd my boys. They loved each other! The foster said he didnt do that with the other families he saw . So i suppose he chose us ! We ended up taking him home a week later he has been a wonderful fit! The people who work with bfdr are wonderful and he was very loved at his foster there were lots of tears when he left. The dogs are fixed ,vetted and chipped also driven from down south. Working with animals my self i can say they go out of their way for these animals they are wonderful!

 
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5 people found this review helpful

We adopted our current fuzzy family member from BFDR, and we could not be happier. BFDR does amazing things, taking on cases that no other rescue (or major organization--yes, I'm looking at you Humane Society) will touch, regardless of how much deeper some of those pockets are. They step in with grace and energy, and they make things happen. I love the honesty and sincerity demonstrated by these dedicated folks. Our fuzzy might just be the most perfect pet ever.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

I am a foster for this wonderful organization. The dog I fostered was part of a large group (58-60) of dogs BFDR rescued from the Magnolia, AK animal control facility. The dogs were crammed into small pens (I use that term loosely) designed for only a couple dogs, without adequate food, shelter or water. My foster dog came to the rescue emaciated, pregnant and with a badly infected eye. BFDR provided medical treatment and she spent several months with me recovering, getting to a healthy weight, socializing and learning good house manners. She was recently adopted to the PERFECT family, and BFDR was careful to screen all potential adopters. This dog, and all the dogs saved by Big Fluffy, now has a great future full of love and happiness.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

Big Fluffy raises the benchmark on how to be a successful rescue organization. Using a 'no dog left behind' can-do attitude even when their resources are stretched beyond capacity, these folks say "what else is possible" every single day. If I lived in Tennessee, I would volunteer because I want to be around people that are inspiring, decisive and ok, damn funny. I live for the witty social media posts that highlight their dogs' stories, before/afters and things going on. Seriously, those posts alone could be compiled and sold in a book. Creative fundraising, BIG out of the box thinking, I just love these people. Call me smitten and unabashed fan forever.

 
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