I'm proud to be a new board member for Big Dog Ranch. They are absolutely transforming all aspects of "traditional" rescue. Their entrepreneurial approach is exciting and refreshing. They set the bar very high and are an exemplary model for other rescue groups.
My rescue, Cooper was saved by Big Dog Ranch Rescue. Cooper had been hit by a car and suffered a collapsed lung, fractured pelvis and a broken femur on his back leg. BDRR rescued him from Animal Control and took him immediately to Jupiter Pet Emergency where he cared for. Cooper has a pin in his pelvis and 8 screws in his back leg. I took him home the night after his surgery to provide medical watch and care. After sleeping next to him for 5 nights, I knew he would be my forever "boy." I cannot say enough about BDRR and all that the do for homeless, abandoned or injured dogs. BDRR consistently exceeds expectations and is the largest cage free, no kill facility in South Florida.
We adopted Scooby almost 3 months ago. He is the most wonderful addition to our family. Not only do we love him, but his cousins and grandparents love him as well. BDRR did a great job with the adoption. They made sure we were made aware of his insecurities to make his transition into our home that much easier. I highly recommend adopting from them or donating to them.
Judge has brought the greatest joy into our lives. He is a loyal, happy, loving pup who is so eager to please us! We think that his time at BDRR allowed him to become a social dog instead of a shy, timid one. We are thankful for the Ranch for introducing us to our favorite guy and for making the process so easy and memorable.
Such a wonderful place. All the people I dealt with there were wonderful and very pationate about their love for animals. I would recommend them to anyone looking for anew fur friend. They really help match you with the perfect addition to your family.
Big Dog Ranch Rescue changed my life! I adopted my Xena Warrior Princess a couple months ago (her name was Shasta at the rescue) and my life is so much fuller! She is the perfect dog for me. We go trail hiking, canoeing, running, pretty much everything together. BDRR is truly a one of a kind rescue. Their hearts are in the right place and they are making big differences in the lives of these otherwise forgotten dogs. I am beyond thankful that I rescued my dog from here. I have even decided to volunteer there this summer. Really can’t say enough. Just look how happy we are!
I rescued my puppy CJ from Big little dog ranch but I think he rescued this momma instead. What a sweet boy! BDSDR did everything from making sure my apt was a fit to insuring I had all the details on how to care for him since I’ve never had a dog before . They really wanted to make sure CJ went to a good home. The adoption process was a breeze. They honestly gave me a response within a day. I kept calling to make sure they had everything because I just wanted my baby home. Everyone was super professional and efficient. CJ will definitely be getting a brother soon and we will be back at The ranch to pick the perfect brother for him. Thanks again guys for everything ! He just graduated puppy classes . CJ will be 6 months in 4 days and we can’t wait til he stops chewing on mommy’s throw pillows !!!
Several months ago I had to put my 13 1/2 yr. old Boxer to sleep. I was devastated and knew I was not ready to get another dog. I looked into other rescue operations, but was so impressed with Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Inc., and their appreciation of their volunteers. They do not demand your time, and appreciate any time that you can give to help them and the dogs (especially the dogs). Lauree Simmons, the owner, is amazing, she gets down and dirty like the rest of us. Sindy. Tracy and Lori are in charge of the events, and they do an amazing job, they do whatever they can do to bring dogs to the public in hopes of the dogs finding their forever home. I am happy to assist with events and whatever is needed at the ranch. I have been a volunteer since June of 2017 and so honored to be a part of this wonderful organization.
Not only am I able to help this organization, but they have no idea how much they have helped me.
Thank you so much for all that you do!!!!!
What an amazing rescue organization lead by Lauree Simmons that provides furever homes to SO many dogs. They also take in many dogs needing medical attention that other rescues do not - giving them the chance for a happy life that they deserve. My wife and I have been volunteers for over 3 years and see first hand all of the amazing things BDRR does. They are always looking for volunteers to help with adoption events, fostering, or even simply coming to BDRR in Loxahatchee to walk and play with the dogs. Adopt Don't Shop!
BDRR is a charity that is committed to saving lives! Your donation gives an 100% return- all the donations and volunteer work are completely utilized to save the dogs they work for!
Below is a dog rescued from a hoarding situation. With love, care, and patience, and the right owner his life is a joyful one now while he brings great joy to his new owner!
I have adopted 3 dogs from Big Dog Ranch Rescue and have fostered over 200 plus. This is one great organization! I love to volunteer there and donate too. BDRR is top rated!
Big Dog Ranch Rescue is an outstanding organization! They are the largest No-Kill Shelter in the Southeastern United States. This organization saves dogs that most shelters would put down. I fostered a Dog for them that was surrendered to Pinellas County Animal Services, who called Big Dog to take this 180 lb Great Dane because they didn't have a kennel big enough for him. Big Dog responded immediately. He was out of the pound the same day.
One walk through this amazing facility is all it takes to see how hard every hand works to show ❤️ To innocent animals. Unconditional love !
They also save small dogs! I have fostered many small senior hospice dogs. BDRR does everything to make sure their end of life care is exceptional.
Everyone is so kind and the dogs are truly taken care of.
I have been a volunteer, & foster mum with Big Dog for over 4 years now. Everyone at the Ranch is so passionate about what they do,and always give the dogs 100% . I had personally had so many fosters that had some major surgeries done, or in need of medications on a daily basis. Big Dog Ranch goes above and beyond for any dog they can help. Being a volunteer & foster parent has been the most rewarding thing I have ever done, to see the joy on the face of a new foster I bring home to a safe place to run and play is priceless. I can't say enough good things about all the staff, volunteers & of course Lauree Simmons without them thousands of dogs would never have found a forever home to feel safe & loved in.
I can't say enough wonderful things about this organization. The dogs that are rescued are treated like gold and given the best environment to heal and grow. I rescued both of my dogs from BDRR and am so thankful to the staff for all their hard work, making our rescue process perfect.
My mother, daughter and I have volunteered at BDRR for the past 5 years. It is one of the most dedicated groups I've ever worked with. The President has an amazing vision for the organization and does an excellent job of executing to make the vision a reality.
The dogs are treated wonderfully. From the time they are picked up or received to the time they are sent to the furever homes, the dogs are well cared for, shown love and given any and all medical treatment that they need.
The organization has an amazing reputation in the community. I am very proud to be a volunteer here.
The organization has also helped my daughter find her passion. She loves animals and through volunteering at the ranch, has learned how to organize supply drives, do fundraising and use every opportunity to tell their story and increase awareness. Her growth from 8-13 has been amazing and the support from the people at BDRR has been a big part of it.
My daughter, 10, and I started volunteering at BDRR about a year ago. We go once a week after school. It is a wonderful experience. Everyone who works there truly cares about every single dog there. I'm amazed at how they know all their names. They put us to work walking, bathing, cleaning. I truly enjoy doing this with my daughter. We are both so happy when a dog that we've been caring for is adopted.
The folks at Big Dog Ranch Rescue are awesome. They came all the way to Texas to rescue animals from the flood. The entire time they were here they had the best uplifting attitudes. Keep up the great work. -Doug from Kountze VFD
This is "OAKLEY" She was a result of what Puppy Mills get away with it in our Country. She was owned by Bailey n Kelsey Thompson. AKA Remington Danes, of Arcadia Fl.
I offered to foster her through Big Dog Rescue in Fl. (7/15) After the puppy mill raid.
Oakley was around 2 years of age and had never been indoors. She with over 100 Danes had been kept in outdoor pens where they were mated and had liter after liter.
Oakley was special and adapted quickly to domestic life. She did not like the outdoors or rain. She loved the fact that she escaped her abuse.
Not long after agreeing to foster this precious girl, I realised that Big Dog Rescue was in unethical relations with the owners if the puppy mill.
Against everything that I have stood for in 12 years of Dane rescue, many threatening emails and calls from their board of directors, threatening legal action, I drove to Orlando and returned her to a representative they sent to meet me.
I have rescued many Danes in all kinds of conditions, this particular rescue, due to the outcome, will always and forever eat at my heart.