Big Dog Rescue Teams Up With Earl Stewart Toyota

Big Dog Ranch Rescue has entered into a “Top Dog” partnership with Earl Stewart Toyota with benefits to the no-kill dog rescue agency of more than $100,000.

The partnership includes the donation of a Toyota Sienna van to be used to safely transport dogs to off-site adoption events and “Dog of the Month” promotions at Earl Stewart Toyota, with the dealership paying the adoption fees for anyone adopting one of the featured “Dogs of the Month.”

Lady, the first “Dog of the Month,” was adopted just days after the partnership began. In addition, TV ads produced by Earl Stewart Toyota promoting its partnership with Big Dog Ranch Rescue and its status as a dog-friendly car dealership will air, starring rescued dogs that are up for adoption.

Also, dog adoption events will take place regularly at Earl Stewart Toyota, where Big Dog Ranch Rescue will bring several adoptable dogs to the dealership so the public and customers can meet a potential new member of their family. The partnership also includes 100 percent of the proceeds from sales of Earl Stewart’s book, Confessions of a Recovering Car Dealer, being donated to BDRR.

To kick off the partnership and show that Earl Stewart Toyota is truly a “dog-friendly” car dealership, the Stewarts adopted a dog from Big Dog Ranch Rescue. Abby, a mixed-breed dog rescued from a shelter in South Carolina when she was just days away from being euthanized, now is at home at Stewart Toyota, where she is lovingly cared for by the Stewart family and the employees.

Other “dog-friendly” attributes at Earl Stewart Toyota include free doggie treats and a dog water station in the customer service lounge, plus a dog walk area, so that customers can bring their dogs with them while their car is being serviced or they are shopping for a new or used car.

“We want to support Big Dog Ranch Rescue in finding forever homes for the dogs they rescue each year,” Stewart said. “We thought the best way to start was to adopt a dog ourselves. In addition, by becoming a dog-friendly car dealership, it will allow our customers to bring along an important family member — their dog — when they shop for or service their car.”

“Big Dog Ranch Rescue is thrilled to enter into this partnership with Earl Stewart Toyota,” BDRR President Lauree Simmons said. “We are the largest no-kill shelter in the State of Florida, and we rescue thousands of dogs a year. This partnership will enable us to save even more precious lives, and we can’t wait to show off our new rescue van on the streets!”

Big Dog Ranch Rescue is situated on 28 acres near Wellington. Its mission is to provide shelter, care and affection to homeless dogs of all breeds and adopt them out into loving homes. It also promotes animal welfare and celebrates the special bond between dogs and families through education, awareness and community outreach. Big Dog Ranch Rescue is a nonprofit organization located at 10948 Acme Road. For more information, visit or call (561) 309-3311 or (561) 791-6465.

Earl Stewart Toyota is a family-owned business that has been in operation in Palm Beach County since 1937. Earl Stewart Toyota opened in 1975 and is operated by Stewart and his sons Stu, Jason and Josh. Earl’s wife, Nancy Stewart, is vice president of special events and is responsible for special events and personal appearances, among other duties.

For more information, visit or call (561) 844-3461.

ABOVE: (L-R) Jason, Nancy, Earl, Josh and Stu Stewart with the dog, Abby, that they’ve adopted from Big Dog Ranch Rescue.