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Derrick Higgins

Derrick's Mission

Committed to Saving Lives

At Beach Dawg Care®, Derrick Alan Higgins is driven by his passion for saving and improving the lives of dogs in need. With a deep-rooted dedication to animal welfare, he strives to rescue, rehabilitate, and find loving homes for every dog. He has helped transform the lives of countless dogs, giving them a second chance at happiness. He believes that every dog deserves a safe and loving home, and works tirelessly to make this a reality. Join Derrick in his mission to create a better world for these deserving animals. Together, we can make a difference.

Help these long-term shelter residents find their fur-ever homes

Adopt a Furry Friend

Derrick Higgins


Abandoned Pet Rescue

Hello there, I'm Scraggles, the tennis ball fetch champion of the world! My favorite stunt is a backflip while catching the ball midair and hitting a perfect landing. I am a scruffy, almost 5 year-old Labrador / Patterdale Terrier mix who weighs 50lbs. I need a home with a yard, even just a small yard, so we can play fetch together. I walk great on a leash and enjoy rolling in the grass for belly rubs. I love treats and am incredibly smart so you can teach me many things. I have never been to an agility course, but any athletic activity is right up my alley. Even though I'm athletic, I am a good balance of calm but playful. I am potty trained and keep my kennel very clean. I prefer being friends with female dogs and just need a little time to get to know them. If you want to meet me and play some ball together, please complete an application at

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Snoop Dawg

The Humane Society of Broward County

Snoop Dawg is as fun as his name! He has lots of energy and gets zoomies as soon as he goes outside. He will play with toys the whole time he is outside, he loves squeaky toys, stuffed toys, and especially loves tennis balls. He is learning his commands and to walk nicely on a leash. Loves the kiddos and other doggies too! Snoop Dawg was recently featured on Easy 93.1 radio as their Pet of the Week. Thanks to our friends at Blakeley Law Firm, if you adopt Mr him, you will get a $100 credit to spend in the shelter's Pet Boutique when you take him home. That way he can get LOTS of toys to play with.

To meet Snoop Dawg, or any other pet visit to complete the pre-adoption application and then stop on by the Humane Society of Broward County located at 2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.  The adoption kennels open daily at 11 a.m. and if you have any questions call 954-989-3977 ext. 6.

Derrick Higgins


The Florida Keys SPCA

Meet Waddles - he's our longest running canine resident at the Key West Campus having been with us since 2021. He's also a Senior which makes his adoption free through our Golden Paw Project which you can learn about here:
This 8 year old doodle is a complicated man, as most handsome men are. He's short in stature but long on personality, and has the strength of a dog half his age.
Has he been adopted? Yes. Has he been returned to us? Also yes. But this is not necessarily the fault of Waddles - we just need to place him in a home that can understand him, and where he will be the only dog. Waddles is not your everyday dog, and he needs a not your everyday family.
Please call our Front Desk at (305) 294 4857 to find out more about Waddles, and if you would be the best person or family for him. Someone out there is the perfect match for Waddles - could it be you?

Derrick Higgins
Derrick Higgins
Derrick Higgins


Avery Humane Society

Finland is full of energy, sass and spunk. She has such a big personality and never fails to make us laugh with her antics. Finland loves playing with other dogs and is still learning to be gentle.

Derrick Higgins


The Humane Society of Wilkes

Meet Romie, a charming, 4-year-old mixed breed who embodies the qualities of a perfect pet. He weighs around 55 pounds. His sweet and friendly nature is contagious, instantly brightening up any room he enters. Romie is gentle, never failing to show kindness to everyone around him. His intelligence is evident in the quick way he learns new tricks and commands. Loyal to the core, Romie is the epitome of a faithful companion. He gets along splendidly with cats, dogs, and children, making him a wonderful addition to any family. Romie loves to be near his human, offering comfort and companionship at all times. His dream is to have a loving family he can call his own. Why should you adopt Romie? Because he is more than just a pet. He is a friend, a companion, a source of unconditional love and joy. Romie is ready to be your forever friend and make your home his own. If interested in adopting please fill out the adoption application at the following link or contact Katie at

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Improving the lives of dogs in
Tela, Honduras.

Derrick Higgins
Derrick Higgins

Fundación Perros Sin Nombre

Derrick Higgins is passionate about helping dogs in need. He is currently raising funds for Fundación Perros Sin Nombre, a foundation dedicated to improving the lives of street dogs in Tela, Honduras. Derrick chose this nonprofit because their mission resonates with him and he believes that every little bit can make a difference. Join him in making a positive impact by contributing to this cause. Your support will go a long way in providing care and love to these deserving dogs.

At Beach Dawg Care®, Derrick is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of dogs in need. With the support of his incredible community, he strives to improve the quality of life for dogs on the streets of Tela, Honduras. Through fundraising efforts, we provide essential resources such as food, shelter, and medical care to these vulnerable animals. Derrick believes that every dog deserves a loving home and a chance at a happy life. Join Derrick in his mission to create a world where no dog is left behind. Together, we can make a lasting impact. Click the button below to donate and be a part of this life-saving cause.

Making a difference in the lives of dogs 

Every dog deserves a loving home

At Beach Dawg Care®, Derrick Higgins is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of dogs in need. He provides support, empowerment, and progress for these amazing animals. Derrick believes that every dog deserves a loving home and a chance at a happy life. Through his network of partners, he works tirelessly to find forever homes for dogs and connect them with caring families. Join him in his mission to make a positive impact on the lives of dogs in our community.

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Join Derrick in His  Mission to Rescue Dogs

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