RIP BFDR Transport Van

BFDR Transport Van

RIP BFDR Transport Van

The Big Fluffy Dog Van, 10, of Nashville, died Monday, August 12, 2013, in front of Jean’s house in East Nashville. A Ford Econoline E150, the van was manufactured in 2003 in Avon Lake, Ohio, by unknown machinists. The Van was preceded in death by a 2002 VW Passat that transported a boat load of dogs before dying in a head-on collision with an uninsured motorist to the ever-lasting dismay of Jean’s husband, Troy. The Van is survived by many, many dogs who depended on The Van to save their lives.

In the course of The Van’s long and illustrious life, over 305,000 miles were racked up in service to big fluffy dogs. Big Fluffy Dog Rescue volunteers are disconsolate at the loss of The Van because it is the only thing that saved dogs from certain death. Volunteers are simply not available at a moment’s notice to rescue 8 miserable, tick-infested, smelly, Great Pyrenees and a goat from a field where their owner abandoned them, but The Van and driver were always there.

There will be no visitation, but BFDR appreciates condolences here on this page. We extend our deep appreciation to Greg’s Auto who made a valiant attempt to keep The Van running, even when The Van’s will to live wavered.

BFDR is officially out of business for all but the most local dog as we are without the means to transport dogs from farther away to safety. Donations in honor of The Van can be made here:



Winchester Needs Your Help

This is copied from Big Fluffy Dog Rescue

Winchester Needs You!

Winchester Needs You!


Alright fans, it’s time to discuss dogs found at gas stations, which if this was an actual question on Jeopardy, I would totally get. This dog, as you may recall is Winchester, the dog rescued last week with the help of a lot of people. After many trials and tribulations, we got Winchester to Nashville, TN. One of the immediate things you may notice is that Winchester is not a Great Pyrenees mix as we had initially guessed. No, Winchester is a teeny little border collie mix, probably with some spaniel. We love him even though he is a Lesser Pyrenees who weighs about 45 pounds.

Winchester the Lesser Pyrenees needs two things: cash and a foster home. Cash for the hip surgery he has to have this week and a foster to recover in. Winchester was hit by a car and has a broken hip which requires repair. The good news is we can fix him. The bad news is, we need money to do it. Since this is an actual dog in need and not a magical unicorn, we have to fundraise to repair him. He’s like the six million dollar dog: we can rebuild him, but the good news is it won’t cost $6,000,000 and also as far as we know, Winchester is smart, but not an astronaut. He is in pain and we can fix him and we will. Even thought we are cash poor right now.

If you would like to donate to help us fix him, you can donate here: If you donate, please email so we can thank you for your donation for Winchester. The goons at the credit card place don’t leave anyone a spot to say what it’s for. Nashville, TN peeps wanting to foster can email too. Thanks as always.