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.  
  • 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!