TENNESSEE BIG FLUFFY DOG RESCUE

Rating: 4.76 stars   33 reviews

Issues: Animals

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

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2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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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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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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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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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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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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