Special Stories


The Dogs Need Your Help.

Our temporary vet clinic had to close due to Hurrican Irma. Please read how you can help us build our new state-of-the-art vetinary center to help the dogs here on the ground! Click here to read the full story. 

We're Heading to Texas and Need Your Help!

We are heading to Texas and need your help! Thank you for helping to support our neighbors and the dogs in Texas. Read the entire story here and how you can help!

Big Dog Receives Their Furry Fifteen During Operation Grey Muzzle

Wednesday, August 23, was an overwhelming success as 15 sweet jetsetters, we are calling our Furry Fifteen, received their second chances in the journey of their lives! Read the entire story and how you can HELP here.

Big Dog Ranch Rescue Finds New Home

Big Dog Ranch Rescue has opened its new facility in Loxahatchee Groves designed specifically with the health, comfort and happiness of the dogs in mind. The shelter was born from CEO Lauree Simmons' love and commitment. "Our dreams for these dogs is finally becoming a reality," she said. "At

Starved Mother and 8 Puppies Need Your Help

We recently saved this Labrador/Weimaraner and her 8 puppies from starvation and neglect. Please take a minute to read this story and see how you can help ! Read the full story here.

Lots of Happy Tails

We are SO excited that this round of Happy Tails has tons of happy adoption stories! Thanks to all of you who choose to adopt, we were able to get 30 dogs adopted just yesterday at our Adoption Paw-ty! Please continue to spread the word about all the great dogs looking for their fur-ever homes here

Adoption Paw-Ty Was a HUGE Success!

Thank you to everyone that came to the Ranch yesterday, those that adopted and everyone that made it possible for this event to happen including: - Cheney Brothers, Inc. for donating the yummy food, ice cream and plateware! - Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC for sponsoring adoption fees for

Here's An Update on the Dogs You Saved!

We'd like to share an update with you on just a few of our recent survivors. With your support, we were able to save these dogs! Thank you for helping us provide their medical care, transportation and housing here at the Ranch. See how they are doing now!                             

Big Dog Ranch Rescue Opens First Buildings At New Home

Big Dog Ranch was born when Lauree Simmons went on the hunt to bring home one puppy and instead rescued 14 dogs on death row. On a whim she piled them into her car and then boarded them in her garage.  Big Dog’s new home in Loxahatchee Groves is about 5 miles from its old one in Wellington, but

Two Dogs Hit by Cars. Can You Help Heal Their Bodies?

Two dogs were hit in unique car accidents. Roxy suffered a fractured spine and David suffered with a hip fracture and spine injury. Big Dig Ranch Rescue stepped in to help with their recovery, but we need your help.  Read the full story here and see how you can help!   Sign Up Now