As many of you know, we've started building our new 33-acre, cage-free campus in Loxahatchee Groves that will be able to provide a safe haven for twice as many dogs as our current facility. Phase 1 of the new facility will not be up and running until August 1st, but the developers say we need to be off the current property by April 1st!
We are doing everything we can to provide shelter for the dogs currently in our loving care but we still need foster homes for approximately 85 dogs for 3-4 weeks (or longer, if possible). The ranch is asking for loving families like yours to open your hearts to one of our dogs during the transition to our new facility. Our foster manager, Debbie Hilton, says, "Fosters are so critically important to rescue. Fosters learn so much more about the dogs when they are in a comfortable home environment and we are able to promote these dogs in a special way that highlights their individual and amazing personalities."
In the meantime, we are doing everything we can to find temporary housing for our dogs. The back corner of our new facility will be partially open while it's being built to care for the dogs who need medical attention, like dogs with heartworm disease, puppies and others with orthopedic issues. Wonderful individuals like Debi and Ken Berger, owners of Italian Rose, have offered to house dogs in the stalls at their horse barn. Other fundamental partners of Big Dog Ranch Rescue, like Woof Gang Bakery and Pucci & Catana have also offered to host daily adoption events for the ranch in hopes to help rescue dogs find forever homes during the transition.
Big Dog Ranch Rescue is so grateful that these individuals and businesses have welcomed the dogs with open arms and we are hoping others will do the same. We have less than two weeks to find fosters for 85 dogs and are begging the community to help spread awareness by sharing our Facebook posts with friends and family, helping us find barns to house our dogs, and taking a furry friend into their own home knowing the future is so bright for these babies at their new, cage-free campus.
For more information about fostering please contact Big Dog Ranch Rescue at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the ranch at 561-379-8282 or 561-791-6465 ext. 1 (Adoptions Office) or ext. 3 (Foster Office).