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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: 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.

Programs: 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.

Community Stories

42 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Louise30

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi. My name at BDR was Nina. My new name is Maggie. I was adopted about 3 months ago when my parents lost their 19 year old JR. It was love at first sight and before you could say, who wants to go for a ride in the car, I was on my way to a great furever new home. I have lots of toys and my very own pillow. My likes are belly rubs and long walks. My dislikes are garbage trucks and the dark. My mommy says I don't have to be afraid of anything ever again. She says she loves me to the moon and back and then gives me hugs and kisses. I don't know what a moon is but I do know what hugs and kisses are. Thank you BDR for giving me such a great future.

GL B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

One year ago tomorrow we adopted CASH. He was delivered to us here in Pennsylvania by BDRR. A few days after he arrived we took him to our vet for a well check and I remember dr. Paul commenting what awesome condition he was in considering he came from a rescue. He has brought life back into our home after losing our dear Ms. Suzie 6 months prior to his arrival. It was a pleasure dealing with BDRR from beginning to end. A very special THANK YOU to Kristen Cowling for her help in the adoption process and for her friendship since, checking in with us along the way.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Best experience on the adoption. Payin the $300. was a bit high for me however after all the care our puppy received after we brought her home was amazing. If you add up all the vaccinations you get all the visits not to mention the microchip, spayed. You add everything up and $300 is nothing. Please visit Big Dog rescue. You'll be glad you did.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopt rescues, but truth be told, they rescue us. We adopted our latest little Chi "Sprout".
We are so in love with him we can't imagine our lives without him. His sissy "Zena" is so glad to have a friend again.
Big Dog Ranch interviewed us and we had a visit with Zena at the ranch before we were allowed to officially adopt him. I am so proud of the work they do.
I am also relieved they do more than just hand out dogs to whomever passes their doors.
The volunteers and staff really DO love animals and care about each one that comes to them.
Thank you from our combined hearts.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello! My name is Mallory and I adopted Arya (previously known as Rosa) the lab/beagle mix in May of 2014. When I arrived at Big Dog Ranch Rescue, I was very pleased with their cleanliness and size of the facility. I had a member help me right away and they asked me what kind of dog I was looking for. They had plenty of rescue babies for me to choose from and I knew Arya was meant to be mine the moment I saw her! The adoption process was easy, but they made a couple of home visits just to make sure I was an appropriate fit. Arya and I now live in Gainesville and we love to hike with eachother on the weekends! Who said soul mates had to be human? My dog is my soul mate and I know she loves me just as much as I love her. She's definitely a mama's girl! Thank you BDRR!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My best friend, Luke, of 13 years suddenly passed without warning. My daughter had gone to BDRR through her college FAU to volunteer and told me about the Ranch. I decided to bring them some of Luke 's things that other dogs might like and need and decided this was the organization we would come to when it was time to adopt again. Never did I realize that it would be sooner than later was time to adopt another dog. The staff was so nice and spent so much time with us playing with various dogs. We decided to adopt the black weimaraner lab retriever that was created in the lobby. It was an immediate attraction to our whole family. Even though she, Muffin, was ill with heartworms and hookworms we knew she was the dog for us. BDRR was treating her for all her problems but allowed us to take her home. We were to bring her back in a month for more treatment at no cost to us. Everything we were told about Muffin was a fact her training, her medical meds, etc was told you us up front so there would be no surprises. This facility is the best thing around and I am so happy we went to BDRR to adopt. I only wish all the dogs could get a forever home. I am anxious to see their new facility that should be ready at the end of the summer vintage the meantime I encourage you to go to BDRR and adopt or at least foster a dog. BDRR makes it such a rewarding experience for the whole family including the dogs.

Please help them. Find homes for all their residents.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!