Petunia the Great Pyrenees is looking for a special foster or forever home.
Petunia came to BFDR in rough shape after spending her entire life in a kennel. She is a sweet and wonderful girl, who is a taking a little while to acclimate to life in a home. She will take a little while to warm up in the house and will bark if she is nervous.
Petunia needs a person who can be patient while she settles in. She needs someone who is both confident and kind. Petunia has fabulous manners, loves children, gets along great with dogs, and is fine with cats. She has a great time at the dog park, and enjoys going for walks. Petunia is now searching for that special family who will teach her that she is now safe.
Petunia is a sweet and gentle soul who is very much worth, any effort you have to put in. If you think you might be the special person she has been waiting for, email Elizabeth@bigfluffydogs.com today.
Fergie is VERY lonely. She has been in boarding all summer waiting for someone to foster or adopt her.
Fergie is a 2 year old Great Pyrenees/ Brittany Spaniel mix. She is a little plump at 60 lbs, and would love a family who would take her on walks and hikes to regain her girlish figure. Fergie is a sweet girl who loves to lean on you while you pet her. She is wonderful with children and dogs. She ended up in boarding for the crime of kitty chasing, so a home with no cats is a must. The staff that takes care of her call her “The princess” and thinks Fergie would love a home with a little girl to love her.
Fergie is ready to experience all a New England Autumn has to offer with you. She wants to see the foliage, and snuggle on cool nights. Please BFDR fans, lets get Fergie into a home of her own and out of the Lonely Hearts Club.
If you can foster or adopt Fergie, email Elizabeth@bigfluffydogs.com
How come no one wants Noah and Moses??
For the life of us, we are baffled as to why we can’t find Noah and Moses a foster or forever home.
They are great with kids, good on a leash, house trained, have excellent house manners, love to ride in the car, medium energy, sweet, affectionate, and overall just totally awesome boys. They mastiff/lab mixes who are 4 years old and will be amazing in just about any home. (Just one with no kitties)
If we don’t find them somewhere to go by Tuesday, they will have to go to boarding and we do not want to do that.
As a bonus: we had a volunteer donate food, leashes, collars, and bedding for these boys, so the adopter or foster won’t have to cover any of these costs.
New England folks: Please contact Elizabeth@bigfluffydogs.com if you can help. Let’s not allow Noah and Moses to be the next members of the Lonely Hearts Club.
We promise each and every dog that comes to rescue that we will find them a family to love them. Some lucky dogs find their home immediately, but there are others who sadly don’t even have a foster home. With no one willing to foster, the only alternative is boarding. We have some very special dogs in boarding who are wasting away here in New England.
Many of these dogs are there because they need to be the only dog in the home. We don’t think this makes them any less lovable, or deserving of a family. These lonely hearts need your help.
Lilah Kate is a lovely 2 year old Lab/Great Pyrenees mix. She is sweet, loving, and has wonderful house manners. Since she can be picky about her canine companions we think she would be happiest as an only dog. Poor Lilah Kate has been in boarding now for 6 weeks!! Six weeks of loneliness, and we think that is enough. Lilah Kate NEEDS someone to get her out of there. This is a spectacular dog for an adult home who wants a dog to snuggle with them and go for walks and adventures.
If you can foster or adopt Lilah Kate, email Elizabeth@bigfluffydogs.com. Lilah Kate is waiting!!
Some of you may remember hearing about Norman, the four-year-old Great Pyrenees whose ______________ (select your own adjective here) owner abandoned him on a farm when she moved to the city. Eighteen months later, she decided maybe she might see if someone wanted him and also, as an afterthought, his friend Red, a five-year-old lab mix had to go, too. For the entirety of their lives with this owner, these dogs got no vet care. Their owner is not hurting for cash and her yippy little dog had all the care you can imagine, but as she told us, she “could not care less about these dogs” and she “wanted them gone.” I will confess I was nearly speechless and I asked her to clarify why exactly she left them after she moved away. She informed me she had someone feeding them, but they weren’t her problem. After some choice words with her, Norman and Red came to us.
I met Norman and Red on a Friday afternoon in a parking lot. On arrival, Norman was a little shy and blinking in the bright sunlight, but he was very happy to see people. Sadly, he was limping very badly and his feet were splayed out oddly as the result of seriously ingrown and infected toe nails:
Overall, Norman, was in rough shape, but sweet and ready to be loved. Of course, he was covered with ticks, fleas and a million parasites as he had zero vet care in his entire four years of life.
His friend Red was in better condition on first blush, but he needed significant dental work, too, as his lack of care resulted in major damage to his teeth.
Of course, neither Norman nor Red were neutered and they hadn’t had a shot in their life and certainly nothing like Frontline or Heartgard. As a result, both dogs now have to undergo heartworm treatment.
Despite having been left to fend for themselves for 18 months, and who knows how little attention they got before that, these boys are absolutely wonderful dogs. They are sweet, friendly with everyone and everything, and they are rapidly learning that not everyone sucks. They love toys, treats, petting, napping in air conditioning and being called “good boys”.
What they need now is a foster home where they can recover, be smothered with love and get perfectly healthy. These dogs have had the crappiest four years ever and we want to make it up to them. If you can foster one or both of these boys, please email email@example.com. They are in Connecticut and they are wonderful, sweet dogs. Please spread the word. We want the very best for these boys.
And for the former owner of these dogs, if you are reading this, I seriously hope you pray for forgiveness for what you have done. These dogs needed you and you abandoned them. Eventually, you reap what you sow. I can’t say you don’t have it coming.
Fred is old.
Fred is sweet.
Fred is slow.
Fred is looking for a couch to snooze on.
Fred is a 9 year old Boxer/Great Pyrenees looking for a home. He would like someone who understands the joys of naps, snacking and maintaining a generally calm environment. Fred is the perfect companion for an adult household who can see the value in a older dog.
If you think Fred might be the senior of your dreams, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Sidney, one of three surviving puppies who came to rescue two weeks ago with a host of health issues, including sarcoptic mange, emaciation and coccidia. Sidney is the runt and as a nine week old Great Pyrenees border collie mix puppy, she should weigh twice what she does. Sidney had to have surgery to drain an internal abscess that was killing her.
Check out Sidney walking around her new foster home.
Sidney does need a Nashville area foster home, and her total bill was just shy of $1,000. We are fundraising to cover her vet bills. You can donate by clicking the link here. Just make sure if you use a credit card to put the word “Sidney” in the line for company name, and if you use Paypal, just leave a note that it’s for her. Thanks as always from the big (and little) fluffies of the world.
Meet Luna, a not quite 3 year old female Great Dane mix. Luna is an amazing dog and would already have found her forever home but for one small thing: Luna has a mild case of heartworms. Ordinarily, this would not be a big deal and we would have treated her and sent her on her merry way long ago. However, the idiots
, crooks, unfeeling pharmaceutical companies company that manufacturers the medicine approved to treat heartworms managed to get shut down by the FDA and now no one can treat a dog quickly anymore. This means dogs can’t go to homes and they languish in kennels. This is not a good thing.
Luna is a very good girl, she is very healthy and she needs a foster home. She is wonderful with children and she is good with other dogs that don’t try to boss her around. She is being treated with an antibiotic and she gets a pill a day. That’s it. This disease is not contagious in the classic sense and if your dogs are on Heartgard, they are not at risk of getting the disease. She is getting sad because she has no home and it will be a while before she does. If you are interested in fostering or fostering to adopt this dog, please email email@example.com. We supply the medicines and you supply the love.
Poor little Chloe is being surrendered to Big Fluffy Dog Rescue. This is her second home – the first one returned her to her original rescue because she was “too big”. Her second owners cannot keep her and need us to take her immediately. Chloe is a 1 year old foxhound and she weighs around 50 pounds. Chloe is a very good girl and she is an active and happy dog. She needs a foster home, and of course, she is adoptable. This little girl is in New England. If you can foster or are interested in adopting this dog, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE: Snowy has a foster home to go to. We are fundraising for her heartworm treatment. Thank you all for your comments and concern. We will post on her progress.
This post is not one of our happy fun posts. This is a thoughtful post about people who do terrible things to dogs and just how amazing dogs can be.
Snowy is a four-year old female Great Pyrenees. She was badly bred to begin with based on her conformance issues and obviously the person who bred her did not give a damn about where she ended up given what was to come. Snowy came to her original owner as a 6-week-old puppy, happy and excited to explore her new world. Snowy got to stay inside for a few weeks until she chewed up something or peed on the floor or whatever the excuse was and she ended up outside. Snowy was just a baby then and she wanted to be with people, but her owner had lost interest in her. His lack of interest extended to feeding her and she was so hungry she started to try to get out of the fence to find something to eat. After a while, the neighbor down the road shot her because she was in his trash looking for food. She came home injured but her owner did nothing for her until the man down the road complained about her. Rather than bring her inside, he chained her to a log with a huge, heavy chain, and then he forgot about her again. He forgot about feeding her. For a long time. Desperate to find something to eat, Snowy used all her strength to drag the log over to the fence and she crawled up and over the fence. She hung herself with the chain wrapped around her hips and legs. We don’t know how long she was there, but she was there long enough to break both her back legs. When she was finally found and removed by her owner, he left her in the back yard with no vet care. It’s not like she could go anywhere. Snowy sat there alone in the yard. Finally, someone came to the owner’s house and saw Snowy. We will never know the whole story or how long she lived as she did, but that person knew that Snowy was not long for this world without intervention. That person took Snowy and brought her to a good Samaritan who then brought her to us. We are grateful someone cared enough to intervene to save her life.
Snowy is four years old. Despite her injuries and the terrible abuse and neglect she suffered, she is an amazing dog with an endless capacity for happiness. She is happy and silly and every day is a great day for this girl. We could all learn a lesson from this girl about redemption and being content with the small things like chasing butterflies and barking at squirrels. She will never walk normally and her legs are permanently deformed as the result of the lack of care. You’d never know it given her happy rambles through the house and her huge smiles for everyone. She loves the other dogs and the cats and kids and everyone. Sadly, Snowy also has heartworms and she is undergoing treatment now. Snowy needs a foster home that does not have lots of stairs as she has trouble with them and it’s not good for her to go up and down them constantly. She will make someone the most wonderful dog ever once she is totally healthy again. If you would like to foster Snowy, you can email email@example.com for more information about her. This dog is in Tennessee at the moment. If you would like to sponsor Snowy, you can donate here: http://bigfluffydogs.com/pay-online.php. As always, we thank everyone for their support.
UPDATE: Fred found his forever home.
Fred has a fan club at the Williamson County Animal Shelter in Franklin, Tennessee. This dog is not in rescue and he is on borrowed time. They are trying to save his life and this is what they have to say about him:
Fred is one of our very favorite dogs at the shelter. He is a handsome and friendly Labrador Retriever mix and is seven years old. His black coat is dappled with a gray pattern and is very unique. Fred is so good natured. He is an enthusiastic companion on daily walks and loves playtime in the shelter yard. Fred will sit and shake hands and is housebroken. He also loves to stretch out by your side on the grass for quiet time. Fred especially enjoys splashing around in the pool on hot summer days. His good-natured personality is so endearing, and he is truly a free spirit. He is great with people of all ages and would love a home with an active family where he can have daily exercise. He would be best as the only dog in his new home.
Last weekend, I was at the shelter and heard a dog barking for attention in his kennel. It was Fred and he wanted to go out for a walk and companionship. I had an appointment, but knew one of the other volunteers would take him out. On the way home, I decided to change my plans and go back and see Fred. He was sitting in the back of his kennel, paws crossed, waiting patiently. We went out for a walk, quality cuddle time and playtime. I love this dog! Unfortunately, Fred is frequently overlooked in favor of younger, smaller dogs. We are hoping to find a rescue for our much-loved Freddy. He is neutered, heartworm negative, wormed, microchipped and current on all vaccinations.
Please save Fred by crossposting on his behalf and contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
Obviously, Fred needs rescue. This dog is perfect in every way, he’s completely vetted down to the microchip and he deserves a home all his own. Transport can be worked out for anyone along the I-81 corridor up to New England. Spread the word to save Fred.
Meet the trio of the terribly cute puppies known collectively as the “E Puppies” . They will wag their tails, beg for petting, lick your face, nibble on your toes and fall over asleep mid-stride. These are puppies of unknown ancestry (lab border collies would be a good guess) and they are unbelievably adorable. They’ll be looking to go home in a few weeks.
Quincy was alleged to be a Bernese Mountain Dog mix puppy. Not so much. Quincy is a 1-year-old beagle/border collie who is active, friendly and inquisitive. He has apparently picked up the hobby of cat chasing somewhere and he needs to be in a cat-free home or in a home with a cat who does not mind being pounced on by inquisitive puppies. Quincy weighs in just shy of 30 pounds and he is as big as he will be. This is a smart, happy dog who needs a New England foster or forever home. If you are interested, email Donna@bigfluffydogs.com.
Everyone knows that dogs in the South bark with a Southern accent. BFDR is opening a branch just for our very Southern friends. There are lots of dogs in Georgia in need.
If you would like to foster a dog in need in Georgia, please email email@example.com. She would love to here from you.
Brutus is an adult male Saint Bernard/boxer mix who needs a foster home. He’s been in boarding for 2 weeks and we don’t know why he has not yet found his home. Brutus gets along well with others, is great with kids and is an all around awesome dog. He’s not huge at roughly 70 pounds and he does not drool as a bonus. If you can foster this guy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. He is getting depressed in boarding watching all his friends go home while he never leaves.
Meet Layla the Mom and her daughter Pippa. We don’t usually rescue black labs, but these two are special. These are the nicest, sweetest, most laid-back dogs and they were about to die solely because they are black dogs. It is a sad truth that black dogs are the last to be rescued and their time was up. Mom Layla is around 4 years old and a solid black lab. Daughter Pippa is around 2 and she is a lab mix with spotted black and white feet. These dogs are very well-mannered and get along well with kids, cats and dogs. They are in New England and need a forever home, but they would start with a foster home to get them out of boarding. If you are interested in these two, please email email@example.com.
Meet Dallas. Dallas is a 3-year-old male border collie/Great Pyrenees who came to us after a neighbor intervened to save his life. Dallas spent his entire life chained to a dog house until he was rescued. This sweet boy loves people, other dogs and pretty much everyone and everything. He is rapidly learning how to be a good inside boy and that counters are not places he should look for food. Dallas has been shaved down for the summer, but he will be mega-fluffy once it grows back in. He is not massive at 70 pounds. This is a playful, happy dog. He is available in New England.[caption id="attachment_725"
Meet Max and Zack. These 11-year-old brothers were surrendered by their owners to a shelter because they were old and they no longer wanted them. Their time is almost up and no one has shown any interest in adopting these two dogs. They are good boys and deserved a better end than at the end of a needle in a loud, scary shelter. If you can help these boys find a home, please email Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is working to save their lives.
Denver is an owner surrender 7 year old male yellow Dudley lab. Denver has had kind of a rough time lately. He was mistreated by a young child in his previous home and he is now anxious and sad. Denver needs a New England foster home to help him get settled again. Denver takes medications for a thyroid condition, but he is otherwise in good condition. He does well with other dogs and cats. He needs a foster by Saturday or else he will end up in boarding for now which we think will scare him. If you can help, please email email@example.com.
Meet Lily, who is a lab mix puppy about 10 weeks old now. She has the faintest brown spot over her left eye which looks like dirt, but which is actually her fur. We suspect she has some basset in her ancestry as her legs are just on the short side of stumpy. Lily is friendly, sweet, active and will not be large. I would be surprised if she weighs much over 35 pounds as as an adult as she weighs 6 pounds right now. She is heading to New England so email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in her.
Meet Joseph, a young male blue heeler/keeshond mix (or alternately, the rare speckled Ewok). Joseph is a charmer and he loves everyone and everything. Joseph needs a sponsor for his heartworm treatment (we will have to spend $300), but he really needs a quiet foster home for after his treatment. He is only lightly positive so we are not expecting any complications, and he will only need to be kept quiet for about 10 days or so. If you are interested in fostering Joseph, please email email@example.com. If you are interested in sponsoring part of Joseph’s treatment, you can donate here (credit card or paypal). We are a 501c3 and all gifts are tax deductible. The fluffies of the world thank you.
Snickers belongs to a Tennessee rescue that has had him in a foster home for months with no one ever coming to see him. They asked us to take Snickers and help find him a home. Snickers is clearly a beagle mix and on the small side at around 25-30 pounds. Snickers does well with everyone and everything and he is especially good with kids. The vet told the rescue this dog was 2 years old but we think more likely he is upwards of 5. He is calm, well-mannered and such a nice little guy. He will be in New England the weekend of July 23. If you are interested in fostering or adopting Snickers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We don’t rescue boxers, nor do we rescue blind dogs typically. But there’s just something about Murdock.
Murdock was rescued by a good Samaritan who found him unconscious on the side of a highway. He had been hit by a car and left for dead. He recovered from everything, except he is now blind as the result of the blunt force trauma. Murdock is 2 and a beautiful male purebred boxer. He is so friendly and sweet. He is a classic boxer – all wiggly and playful. He is unsure of himself now as the result of his inability to see and other dogs coming at him scare him. He deserves a home and we want to see him find a perfect home. We will place him anywhere from Tennessee to Maine. If you are interested in this dog, please email email@example.com.