The Adoption Process


We try to do our best to make adopting a Dog from Big Dog Ranch Rescue a simple process.  

  • Come down to visit with us @ 14444 Okeechobee Blvd, Loxahatchee, FL 33470, OR
  • Submit your Online Application Form and one of our volunteers will contact you within 48 hours. If you do not hear from us within that time PLEASE call 561-791-6465.
  • The staff reviews your application, and we try and identify several dogs that are best suited for your family.
  • NOTE: If you have completed the application process online you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the title "Thank you for submitting your adoption application". You must receive this first so please check your spam folders. If you did NOT receive this you will need to re-submit your application.
  • You visit Big Dog Ranch Rescue (please note that we accept visitors on a first come first serve basis between 10:00am -5:00pm.
  • Once you've selected the perfect dog for your family, you pay 100% of your adoption fee online.  
  • To ensure the best placement of one of our special needs dogs a home visit may be performed. 
  • If you have other dogs in your family, we will do a vet reference.
  • If the dog chosen for your family is not ready to be adopted, (example:  young puppies or pending veterinary care) a hold will be placed on the dog until he or she is ready to be released.
  • Our adoption fees vary based upon numerous factors including; a dogs age, breed and length of stay. Dogs are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccines, and micro chipped. We try and send each dog home with one month’s supply of heartworm preventative  and a sample of food, all depending on the supplies we have on hand!