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16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Volunteer

Rating: 1

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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6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing organization, always putting the dogs first, nursing them back to health and committed to finding the best possible adopters. Amazing volunteer foster community and awesome leadership team. Fostering for them when I can, great folks to work with in support of rescuing as many dogs as possible.

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2 Laura237

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I wasn't really sure whether to pick volunteer or client served because we started as client served. I heard about BFDR from a coworker when I told her I wanted a pyrenees. She had recently adopted from them and had nothing but good things to say about them. So then started my search for the perfect pup through them. My husband was a little weary of all the fur from pyrenees so we compromised and said we would get a mix. I fell in love with a pyrenees/border collie mix and started the adoption process. They informed me that the foster was torn because they wanted him to go to a good home but also wanted to keep him since they fell in love. I told them he should stay and we would keep looking. Only a few hours later I got an email from an adoption coordinator who told us they had his sister, she was searching for the right dog for us. That was back in 2012 and she has been the love of our lives since. I had such an awesome experience that I always wanted to foster. So this year 2015 I filled out foster app and got our first foster. That was when I realized how truly amazing this rescue is. They care so much about their dogs and try so hard to match the right dog with the right family. We hope to add another dog to our family but I absolutely love this rescue that I'd probably always foster or volunteer for them when I can! You won't be disappointed adopting or fostering from them!

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6 Bill103

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer with Big Fluffy Dog Rescue giving foster care to dogs with special/critical needs. . . .one with a shotgun blast to the face, one who was on the verge of death from starvation and dehydration and who was so eaten with mange that the ends of his ears had rotted away, one who had been caged in a tiny cage with raw sewage in the floor in the dark for FOUR years with the result that her back leg had become septic and was rotting from the inside out, one with congestive heart failure who was abandoned to die alone huddled in a cold cement pen. Shall I go on? BFDR never turns away ANY dog, no matter how desperate its condition and never spares any expense to turn other people's trash into real treasures and carefully matches them with homes where they can be loyal companions and loving family members.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a simply awesome rescue group. They do it right. Ensure dogs get vet care, not just minimum required. Dogs are in foster homes before adopted, so they used to family life and one can get true appraisal of temperament, etc first. The volunteers care about dogs. They are there supporting adopters and foster families. They ' leave no dog behind' and so have small, non fluffy dogs too. And if that wasn't enough, everyone should read the ' late night posts on their website....so funny, so well written. BFDR is the best there is!!!!

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3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

BFDR is an amazingly wonderful organization. I became a first-time foster in December of 2014 and I am very proud to now be a volunteer as well as a continuing foster for BFDR. The volunteers, coordinators, and the "family" of fosters are incredibly supportive of each other as the common desire and goal of all is to open their hearts and provide the tenderest of care, attention, and unending love so that each rescued dog may find the best forever home.

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3 Niki A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have gotten 3 of my 4 dogs from Big Fluffy Dog Rescue (BFDR) and they are the best dogs ever. I initially found them after I did a search for a dog on PetFinder. The dog *I* wanted they thought would not fit in well with my family. I was initially disappointed but then they suggested another dog, Logan. I would have never picked out Logan just from his picture. But oh my gosh, BFDR was right. He fit right into our family and he is the sweetest dog ever. We adore him. We decided to foster dogs and on our second foster with Liza, we failed. We fell in love with her and adopted her. What is especially lovely is BFDR has a FaceBook page and I am now friends with the family that adopted Logan's brother and with the family that adopted Liza's brother and also the family that has their mother. My kids and I love to watch our dogs siblings grow up. BFDR also has outings and we have actually met the dogs and families in person and have become friends outside of FB. At the camping outing I heard of a pupoy that was coming up north and needed a place so we fostered her and of course she fit right into our family too. BFDR vets the dogs down South and they foster them for a little while before they come up North so the Foster Parents down there know the dogs and know where they would fit best. We have also become friends with our dogs Foster Families. It is like one big happy family. I don't know how else to describe it. I love my dogs, they are perfect for our family of 5 and I love being a part of the BFDR family. Plus I really enjoy the Late Night Posts written by Jean Harrison on FB. I look forward to reading them. I would recommend adopting a dog from BFDR in a heartbeat.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love this rescue and the volunteers that work so hard for these pups. I am a sometimes foster for them and it is amazing to see the volunteers swing into action when they find a pup at risk. From rescuing dogs in hoarder situations to emptying shelters with deplorable conditions, they try their best to leave no dog behind. A typical day would have a list of volunteers transporting a dog up or down the east coast to get a dog out of a bad situation. Keep up the good work Big Fluffy!

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