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Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization dedicated to the rehoming of Great Pyrenees, Saint Bernards, Newfoundlands and their mixes from euthanasia. The organization was founded in in 2005 and currently has more than 1,000 foster homes scattered throughout the United States
The majority of their animals have been rescued from high-kill shelters in the Southern and Midwestern US. All rescued dogs are temporarily placed in loving foster homes until their new forever families can be found.
As an independent, non-profit organization, they rely entirely upon kind donations, grants, fundraising efforts, and adoption fees to keep operating.
Ready to adopt a big, fluffy friend from Big Fluffy Dog Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Thinking about adopting a big fluffy dog? Here's how it works:
Adoption fees vary by the animal but help to cover the cost of medical attention, foster care, and transport fees for all dogs saved by Big Fluffy Dog Rescue. To learn more about the fees associated with adopting the animal you're interested in meeting, either submit an application and wait to be contacted or reach out to Big Fluffy Dog Rescue.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, below you'll find some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.