Big Fluffy Dog Rescue

This week PetravelR’s™ featured rescue on “Adopt a Friend is Big Fluffy Dog Rescue!

FluffyDog Ariel 3

Big Fluffy Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping giant breed mixed breed dogs in need.  Many of their dogs come from kill shelters in southern states with few (if any) spay neuter laws, and pet overpopulation is epidemic.  They rescue dogs from southern shelters and house them in foster homes in the South until they are ready to be adopted or to be transferred to a foster home in the New England area.  (Big Fluffy Dog Rescue used only USDA- licensed transport companies to bring dogs from the South to New England.)

Many of their dogs are Great Pyrenees, like Ariel and Awesome Max  -

FluffyDog Ariel 2


FluffyDog Awesome Max 1

Awesome Max




FluffyDog Judy 1





or Judy, a Komondor & Great Pyrenees Mix



But not all of their dogs are fluffy (or even giant, for that matter).  They also have hounds, retrievers, shepherds, and even corgis, terriers, and beagle mixes – many of their rescue dogs are mixes, like -

FluffyDog Westley


Westley, a 7-year old Yellow Lab mix, the ideal dog for a calm household (with or without other dogs or cats) and Cotton Candy, a very sweet-natured 3-4 year old German Shepherd mix who would make a fabulous family pet.

Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy






And then there’s Marcel, a stunning 2-year old Catahoula Leopard Dog mix with the most gorgeous brindle coat imaginable.  Beyond his good looks Marcel is also the perfect family pet - gets along with other dogs (once he’s had the chance to properly meet them) and is absolutely wonderful with children.


Big Fluffy Dog Rescue has placed dogs in wonderful adoptive homes all over the United States, but the majority go to homes in the New York to New England area. For the most part, their dogs are strictly indoor companions.  Adoption requires an application process that includes reference checks and a home visit.  Big Fluffy Dog Rescue views every adopter is part of rescue.  Without adopters, they could not continue their work saving dogs from euthanasia in over-crowded shelters.

Big Fluffy Dog Rescue:  "Adopters take our dogs and '"finish" their rescue by making them family members."

Big Fluffy Dog Rescue:  Adopters take our dogs and “finish” their rescue by making them family members.

But if you’re not ready to give a forever-home to one of these wonderful dogs, Big Fluffy Dog Rescue can always use more foster homes.  Foster homes are the single most important part of the Rescue and are literally the difference between life and death for many of their dogs.  If you have always wanted a big fluffy dog (or sometimes, a little or not so fluffy dog), but were not sure you could commit to a dog for the long term, fostering is a great way to enjoy a dog with only a short-term commitment.  Big Fluffy Dog Rescue will pay all approved medical expenses for their foster dogs.  Your job as a foster family is to care for the dog and help make him or her a well-adjusted family pet, as well as help decide which adopter is the right one for your foster dog dog.  Of course, should your foster experience convince you that you’re ready to adopt and you fall in love with your charge, foster homes ALWAYS get first “dibs” on their dog.

If you’re not in a position to adopt or foster a dog, please consider supporting Big Fluffy Dog Rescue with a tax-deductible donation.  They – the dogs and the folks who rescue them – really appreciate your support!

And if big fluffy dogs are your passion, you can also follow Big Fluffy Dog Rescue on Facebook and Twitter!

PetravelR™ urges you to support your local shelters and rescues by adopting, volunteering, and donating. And remember that spaying and neutering helps reduce overpopulation and makes your pets better family members.

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