Big Dog Ranch Rescue Inc

Rating: 4.92 stars   76 reviews

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1930 D Road Loxahatchee FL 33470 USA

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.

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561-747-9099
www.bdrr.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and I adopted two puppies back in October 2015 (Layla and Biscotti- now Winnie and Walter). The process went smooth and the people who work there were all so helpful and amazing. Our pups are 6 1/2 months old now and they are awesome! We are so happy with our decision to support and adopt from BDRR! Their love and support of these animals is incredible!

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Our experience with BDRR was great, we adopted our dog 4 months ago when they were having a event at petco. We're so happy we walked in to petco that day, Blu is such an amazing dog just like all the other doggys that need homes from BDRR! Other than them not knowing too much info on blu's behavior, like if he would be okay with cats (he was, which was fantastic), they made the whole process easy; we got to take him home right then and there and everyone was super friendly! They really care about the dogs there and I look forward to start volunteering there soon and adopting another dog in the future!!

 
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My boyfriend and I had been wanting to adopt a dog together for some time. After months of research though, we just couldn't find quite the right dog or rescue for us. I happened upon BDRR by chance, and after seeing some adult dogs that looked promising, we made the 3 hour drive over. Even during the process of the move to their new location, everything was incredibly organized! The dogs had so much space to run and play and looked so happy, which was surprising for rescue dogs who can sometimes look sad and lonely! They had so much information and sat down with us to be sure we could find the perfect dog for us.
We didn't find any that really seemed interested in us/ones that would be cat friendly, but were told that there was one puppy left from one of the dog's litters. Olympia immediately locked eyes with my boyfriend and snuggled in his arms, covering his face in kisses. Before we knew it, we realized we were taking a puppy home!

I absolutely love BDRR; the volunteers are so kind and want to make sure you take home the perfect dog for you and your family. They aren't focused on making a quick buck; they are focused on providing forever homes to their resident dogs, and being sure they are happy and lives even while in the shelter. Thank you for helping us find our beautiful girl Midna!!!

 
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We adopted Jack last weekend, and he is so happy! Feels good to give a dog a living home after he's been through so much!!!!

 
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I rescued a dog from Big Dog Ranch Rescue after i lost my dog to lymphoma. When i arrived at the ranch, i asked the adoption coordinator which dog was the sweetest small dog they had and she took me right to *Joseph*. I fell in love instantly. He had been abandoned in a home and when Big Dog Ranch got the call about him, they didn't hesitate to take him and a team of volunteers went right over and rescued him. He had been with Big Dog Ranch Rescue about 3 days when i saw him and just knew that he would help feel the huge hole in my heart after losing my other dog. His name is now Squish. They do a great job, take really good care of their dogs and really help to make sure that people are matched with the right dog.

 
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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!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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Wonderful place to visit and Adopt and new Fur Ever friend. I was greeted and toured the facility with 3 very welcoming individuals. I adopted "Copper" the Basset Hound and we have never been more delighted!!! I praise Big Dog Ranch every chance I get and send more people your way! Thanks!

 
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We love BDRR, they were all very helpful with our adoption process. Helping us to find the perfect match to us and our current senior dog.

 
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A wonderful experience. Looking forward to returning. Educational as well as entertaining. The property is immaculate and the big cats look very content. Hard to believe that some of these animals had not been well taken care at their previous homes. The big cats all look so healthy and happy now!

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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I have 2 very big, and 1 small reason why I started to follow Big Dog Ranch Rescue!! Originally from the east coast I was excited to find any and all things BIG dog!! I attended a few events where they would be, just to see the dogs, and was always delighted by the knowledgeable and friendly folks attached to the leashes. My work schedule demands never allowed for hands on volunteer opportunity, sorry guys. Recently I have relocated to the other coast, and my only connection to BDRR has been on facebook. Everyday I get some kind of giggle or warm feeling when I see the energetic and current posts. I actually see more successful adoption posts and personal thank yous than I see requests for help. I really admire that in a dog rescue!
A particular dog caught my eye, and I felt it was time to give a hand. The website, actually the link from FB, worked beautifully, there was a clear connection to BDRR's site, and a very easy and safe to use donation icon.. that lead to paypal. After the donation was cleared, I quickly received an emailed receipt, and then I received an email from the staff thanking me, and remind me of how much they all appreciate it. No offense, but as I read it, I did mumble blah, blah, blah.. Ok another donation proper thing to do email... BUT, the next day I received yet another email, and oh man did I feel bad for my original thought. This email, thanked me even more personally. I knew because the sender (Kristen) had taken the time to look at my email address, and compliment on it. I did not get that mass email reply that most organizations tend to send out. I did feel special, and like part of their family.
Helping BDRR and helping Clyde was a lot more rewarding than that designer coffee would have ever been. Thanks BDRR for using that coffee analogy, it really made me and 84 other fans think!! And look what you guys did!!

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

I would move them closer to me.....

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?

2014

 
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