Big Dogs Big Hearts rescues are microchipped with a 24PetWatch microchip. This includes free registration into the 24PetWatch pet recovery service
Big Dogs Big Hearts rescues come with 30 days of pre-paid pet health insurance through 24PetWatch, which will be provided on adoption day! 
Our non-refundable adoption fee is $295 ($275, plus $20 application fee). The adoption fee helps defray some of BDBH's expenses, which allows us to save more dogs. 
ShelterCare offers a variety of affordable programs for Dogs and Cats of all ages!
Males for AdoptionFemales for AdoptionNon BDBH Dogs

Males for AdoptionFemales for AdoptionNon BDBH Dogs

While BDBH does its best to accurately label a rescue dog's breed(s), BDBH cannot guarantee its accuracy.



AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
​Maxie is a 2.5 year old GSD mix with lots of energy and athleticism. She is a loving and playful girl weighing in at 55lbs. She is an excellent swimmer, dock jumper, hiker, and running partner. Maxie's forever home must be one that will keep her active. Maxie lacks confidence and still struggles with some separation anxiety. This has been better with a steady routine and crate training but her new home would need to continue to work on this. Maxie takes leadership from her foster siblings and would to best if adopted with another confident dog. Maxie loves other dogs but introductions have to be done carefully. Small dogs get her overly excited and probably would do best in a home without them. She forms very strong bonds with her canine friends and can often be found cuddling with them. Maxie can climb over a 4ft fence so a taller fence would be best for this girl. Maxie is very motivated and loves to learn new things!

For more information on Maxie please contact her foster mom Bess at elizabeth.sealander@gmail.com

Spayed: Yes
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Preventative: Yes
Flea/Tick Preventative: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Housebroken: Yes
Crate-trained: Yes

Maxie is located in the Rochester, NY area and typically at tends the Rochester Area Meet and Greets at Pet Supplies Plus on Saturdays from 11-2pm. Please confirm her attendance with her foster parents.
AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION - SPECIAL NEEDS
Belle is a 2 year old, female, English Foxhound mix that was turned into a local animal shelter as an owner surrender. She was put into the shelter’s behavioral modification program due to her shyness and fear issues, but it was soon decided that she would do much better in a home in foster care.  

Belle’s nervousness/shyness is due to the lack of socialization she received as she spent the beginnings of her life tied up outside.  From the start we found that Belle was very nervous being handled.  Once getting a hold of her, she would allow all handling, but would tuck her tail and shake.  Loud noises would send her running for cover.  Being inside a home was such a new and scary thing, that she would spend most of the time pacing back and forth between the doors, or hiding down the hallway.  Outside in the yard (which is a 6 foot stockade fence), we initially had to keep her on a 30 foot lead, otherwise we would not be able to get her back into the house because of her fear of new people (especially men-she does much better with women inititially).  Belle did however gain tons of confidence from her canine foster brothers and sisters, and really looked to them for guidance.  

Now Belle will lie near us on the couch, cuddled with one of her dog friends, go back into the house when she is told to, goes straight into her crate, handles loud noises much better, and comes to both my husband and I to be rubbed and loved up on.   She will never be what people think of as a “normal” dog.  Belle will only be able to go to a home with a 6-foot stockade fence, and it will need to have another well-balanced dog or even better, dogs.  Her new home will need to understand this type of “shy” dog, and be willing to give her a lot of time and space, and never leave her unobserved outdoors. 

For more information on Belle please contact her foster mom at: heatheraallen98@gmail.com

Spayed: Yes
UTD on Vaccinations: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Prevention: Yes
Flea/Tick Prevention: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Housebroken: Will have an occasional accident if frightened
Crate-Trained: Yes

Belle fosters in the Rochester, NY area.  Please check with her foster mom about her attendance at Meet & Greets.
AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION - SENIOR

Meet Annie.  Annie is a very energetic 12 year old German Shepherd mix, who has the curiosity and enthusiasm of a much younger dog. Annie is a very bright girl and loves to please her family. Annie loves nothing more than to have attention and pets and will come seeking them often climbing into your lap for loving. She learns things very quickly and has already picked up several commands. Annie is fully crate trained and house trained and knows the following commands; sit, wait, leave it, crate and off. She is working on her leash manners and is coming along very nicely. She is a very sweet girl who loves to explore and run and should have a fenced in yard the she can be in.

Annie would do best with older children

For more information on Annie please contact smercado14215@yahoo.com

Spayed: Yes
UTD on Vaccinations: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Prevention: Yes
Flea/Tick Prevention: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Housebroken: Yes
Crate-Trained: Yes

Annie fosters in the Buffalo, NY area. Please check with her foster mom regarding her attendance at Meet & Greets.
CASSIE  -  NEW TO FOSTER CARE PROGRAM NOVEMBER 2016!

Cassie is a beautiful 5 year old German Shepherd Dog (GSD).   She was surrendered to a local shelter by her owners who were no longer able to care for her.

It appears that Cassie has not experienced much socialization outside the home in her life. She is very reserved and is decompressing in her foster home. This we do know, Cassie will need patience and understanding, and time to settle before she begins the search of a forever home.  

More on Cassie as we get to know her better. 

For more information on Cassie, please contact her foster mom Roseexplorer53160@msn.com

Spayed: Yes
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
4DX Heartworm, Lyme Test Results: To Be Tested
Heartworm Prevention: Pending Results of above
Microchipped: Yes
Crate-trained: Yes
House-trained: Yes

Cassie is located in the Buffalo, NY area. Please check with her foster mom to be sure she will be at a particular Meet & Greet


LUNA - (NEW TO FOSTER CARE PROGRAM - NOVEMBER 2016)

​Luna is a Siberian husky about 2 years old. To say that she is a love bug is an understatement! She will give hugs and kisses and rub your legs like a cat, and if she slows down long enough, belly rubs are her absolute favorite! 

She lives with 2 young boys whom she loves to play “catch me if you can” with and also lives with other dogs and gets along with them all. She does like to talk, especially at dinner time, but is otherwise very quiet in her crate! She is a very happy and playful girl who loves having a yard to run and run and run in so a fenced in yard is a must to keep her safe. She is a bit too interested in the kitties, so a home without any small animals is also best. She would also love to have at least 1 other dog in her forever home to play with.

For additional information on Luna, please email her foster mom Lynbigdogsrulerescue@rochester.rr.com


Neutered/Spayed: Yes 
Up to Date on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm/Lyme Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Preventative: Yes
Flea/Tick Preventative: Yes
Microchipped: Yes 
Housebroken: Yes
Crate trained: Yes 






I am located in the Rochester, NY area. Please check with my foster mom about my attendance at Meet & Greets.
AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
Diana is estimated to be a 6 year old shepherd mix. She was transferred to BDBH from a local shelter as a stray. Diana is shy and is now learning about the world and how to enjoy life. Diana has begun to play with the other dogs she lives with and seeking out attention from humans. She has come a long way, however, she will need a patient forever family, as well as another dog(s) who is well balanced (to help her with her confidence) to help her truly blossom. She is house trained, walks well on a leash and barely makes a noise. She is a very sweet girl and will follow her human everywhere :).

For more information on Diana, please contact Katie at: kutiekt21@yahoo.com



Spayed: Yes
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Preventative: Yes
Flea/Tick Preventative: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Housebroken: Yes
Crate-trained: Yes

I am located in the Rochester, NY area and am typically at the Rochester Area Meet and Greets at Pet Supplies Plus on Saturdays from 11-2pm. Please confirm my attendance with my foster.
AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
Meet Abbie! She is a 1 year old Terrier mix who weighs in at about 40 lbs. Abbie is a very friendly and happy girl who always has a smile on her face! She loves attention and is very eager to please her people. Her foster parents say she is a sweetheart! Abbie is a quick learner and already knows her basic commands. 

Abbie is an energetic girl who loves to run and play. Her ideal home would have a big fenced in yard for her to romp around in. At the end of a busy day, Abbie loves to curl up on your lap and snuggle in for a long nap. If you live an active lifestyle and are looking for a furry companion to join in on your adventures, you might be the perfect match for Abbie! 

Be sure to check out Abbie's Facebook page at  www.facebook.com/fosteringlove2013  for more pictures and videos.

For more information on Abbie please contact her foster parents at: fosteringlove2013@gmail.com

Spayed: Yes
Up-to-Date on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative  
Heartworm Preventative: Yes
Flea/tick Preventative: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Housebroken: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes

Abbie fosters in the Corning, NY area. Please contact her foster parents if you would like to meet her.
UNDER MEDICAL EVALUATION (10/18/16 - TORN ACL)
We believe Angel is between 6 and 7 years of age, however, she acts much younger and is a high energy girl! She was surrendered to a local shelter due to a change in the family situation. 

Angel is terrific with her people and has been great with her foster pack, who are all very solid and accepting. We are saying that Angel is "special needs" not for medical reasons (she is in great health), but rather for behavior needs. From what little we know of her history we presume she lacked proper socialization and due to such has some fear behavior. She is very obedient and loving with her foster family who has and continues to properly help her learn what is appropriate behavior, but she will always need help in this area and to be protected due to her fears.

Angel lived with children and seems very appropriate with them, however, we will not place her in a forever home with children as we believe that is best. She is good with other dogs of all ages. including the 35 lbs. hound mix she currently lives with, but can be overpowering in her play style. We will be looking for an appropriate canine match.

Angel's appropriate forever home will be with a calm, confident person or couple, with German Shepherd or large breed experience a must. Her ideal forever home environment will be more of a country setting, with a fence. As you can see from the pictures she is a good girl who needs her people to understand her and guide her. Once you have her trust, you have her heart.

For more information on Angel please contact: darcydrons@gmail.com

Spayed: Yes
Up-to-Date on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm/Lyme Test Results: Negative  
Heartworm Preventative: Yes
Flea/tick Preventative: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Housebroken: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes


LILLY - 

MAGGIE - AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION (SEPTEMBER 2016)

Maggie is approximately 2 years old and we believe she is a cattle dog mix.  Maggie adores humans and other dogs! We will update as we get to know her more!

​For more information about Maggie, please contact her foster mom, Kelly, at dixon.kelly.ann@gmail.com

Spayed: Yes
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
4DX Heartworm, Lyme Test Results: Pending
Heartworm Prevention: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Crate-trained: Yes
House-trained: Yes

I foster in the Rochester, NY area and am typically at the Rochester Area Meet and Greets at Pet Supplies Plus on Saturdays from 11-2pm. Please confirm my attendance with my foster mom.




LILY - UNDER EVALUATION (SEPTEMBER 2016)

Lily is a purebred sable German Shepherd Dog.  We believe she is four years old.   Lily does well with other dogs and it is recommended that her forever home have another large breed dog who likes to romp and be chased in play.  We do not have knowledge on any experience Lily may have had with cats before joining us.

We will update as we get to know her more, but we do know that we will require her to go to a forever home with working line GSD experience only! Lily will not be placed in a forever home without such.


​For more information about Lily, please contact her foster parents Michael and Darcy at darcydrons@gmail.com

Spayed: Yes
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
4DX Heartworm, Lyme Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Prevention: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Crate-trained: Yes
House-trained: Yes


Lily fosters in the Rochester, NY area  Please confirm her attendance with her foster parents.
JACKIE - AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION - SPECIAL NEEDS!

Jackie is estimated to be a 2 or 3 year old heinz 57 mix.  Possibly lab, rottie, sharpei? She is about 50 lbs. of sweetness. She loves people and will be your shadow everywhere her person goes. 

Jackie came from a hoarding situation, and due to such she missed out on essential training and everyday experiences. She loves walks and is wonderful on leash. Jackie does have mild separation anxiety which is easily manageable with the right tools and information. She has had a rough start her first few years and deserves a patient, loving home where she can be pampered and spoiled.

Due to Jackie's prior life, we believe that Jackie will do best in a single animal household.

More as we get to know Jackie.  There are a few more pictures of Jackie on our Petfinder site.

For more information on Jackie please contact Alex at: mbogey@rocketmail.com


Spayed: Yes
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Preventative: Yes
Flea/Tick Preventative: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Housebroken: Yes
Crate-trained: Yes

Jackie is located in the Rochester, NY area and typically attends the Rochester Area Meet and Greets at Pet Supplies Plus on Saturdays from 11-2pm. Please confirm her attendance with her foster.