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

Available for Adoption
Maizie is a 18 month old German Shepherd mix, that was originally picked up as a stray, so nothing is known about her background.  She is an extremely sweet, affectionate girl, who loves being with her people, but is also unconfident, and can be unsure in new situations.  Due to this, she will need to go to a home with an experienced handler, one who understands this type of dog and will be able to help her navigate appropriately through these times, as well as advocate for her, allowing her the time and space to take it all in.
 
Obedience training will be required, and hopefully her forever home would like to get her involved in some kind of canine sport which would only continue to boost her confidence.  At this time Maizie knows, "sit", "down" "touch",
and we are working on the "place" command as well as her recall.  She is super food motivated, and a very quick learner.  Agility classes have been great for her and she truly enjoys it.  She is a natural at it and not afraid of working, showing no hesitation through the shoot, tunnel, or A-frame!  She cannot go to a home with cats, and a 6 foot stockade fence is preferred, as she could make quick work of a chain link.  Maizie has foster brother and sisters of different sizes and breeds and does great with all, loving to romp and play.  She did have a bad experience during a vet appointment, and since then gets extremely nervous with new people handling her back end.  We have been working on making that type of handling a good thing, and right now it is a work in progress, but improving. 
Maizie is a great girl, with lots of love to give, and will blossom with consistent, experienced handling.

For more information on Maizie 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: 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
Hi everyone, my name is Keda,  I am an 8.5 year purebred, black, German Shepherd.                                         

BDBH and my foster mom have been taking very good care of me.  There have been no accidents in my foster mom's home at all.    I know how to be good.     She says I am the sweetest, smartest, honey in the world.   I have been fully vetted now, up-to-date on all my shots, spayed, and get along with the resident Shepherd, and, yes, even the cat.     I love the quietness of my home, and enjoy playing with my toys.    When I go outside, I love playing with the Kong, and the big ball.     In my foster home, I enjoy going into my crate to rest.     My foster mom does not close the door on it because she trusts me in her home.    Ya, I am that good.     My heartworm test was negative, and I am on monthly heartworm pills, and flea/tick meds.     I think my ideal forever home would be one where I could cuddle with my new family, do a little playing with my toys, go for walks, and just loving on my people.     

To learn more about Keda, please contact Shary at:   smercado14215@yahoo.com

Spayed:  Yes
Up-to-Date on Vaccines:  Yes
Heartworm Test Results:  Negative
Heartworm Preventative: Yes
Flea/tick Preventative:  Yes
Housebroken: Yes
Crate Trained:Yes
I am located in the Buffalo, NY area.  Please check with my foster mom about my attendance at Meet & Greets.
Adoption Pending
Jane is a 6 month old lab mix.  She is on the smaller side currently weighing only 35 pounds.  Jane as a pup had every furparents worst nightmare, she was hit by a car.  Jane's owners could not afford treatment for her and luckly for Jane Big Dgos was more than willing to help her out to save her life.  Due to being hit by a car Jane had two broken front legs, both which have healed very nicely. 

Jane lives with both dogs and cats, she does well with both, however will chase the cats if they don't tell her not to.  Jane missed out on a key socialization period due to needing to let her bones heal.  She can be shy with new people.  She will need a family that is very dedicated to socializing her and obedience will be mandatory.  Jane is very food motivated and training is a breeze.  Jane gains confidence from her canine companions and having a well balanced dog in her forever home would be best.

For more information on Jane please contact her foster mom at pickadilee@aol.com

Spayed: Yes
UTD on Vaccinations: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Prevention: Yes
Flea/Tick Prevention: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Housebroken: Work in progress
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
Introducing Miss Fluff. I am an Alaskan Malamute approximately 6 yrs old. There is not a lot known about my past but I am glad Big Dogs Big Hearts committed to giving me a second chance to find my forever home.  Though I am a big girl, I’m not super high energy. I have numerous foster brothers and sisters that I live with now, but I really prefer the company of my people. I also really like the two little boys I live with. I like to talk to them! I have a slight incontinence issue, but my new foster mom puts medicine in my food once a day and then I am fine. I think it’s a special treat in my food and lucky for me, it’s not very expensive at all. I know many basic commands and love to give kiss’s. Though I was raised in the South, I think I’m really going to like playing in the snow when it comes! More information to come as my foster mom learns all about me.

For more information on Miss Fluff please contact bigdogsrulerescue@rochester.rr.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
I am located in the Rochester, NY area.  Please check with my foster mom about my attendance at Meet & Greets.
Available for Adoption
Introducing Jana (pronounced ya-na).  Jana is an absolutely beautiful and amazingly sweet 7 year old Rottweiler.  She is a total love bug and just wants to hang out.  She is what we would consider to be a very low maintenance girl!  She loves other dogs and is actually starting to play with them a bit.  She also loves to chew on a bone from time to time and just nap!

Jana is a special needs girl because she has seizures.  She is now on a combination of two medications and since she started them she has not had any seizures!  Jana will need to remain her seizure medication for the rest of her life.  She has a very soft mouth and takes her pills every 12 hours.

For more information on Jana, please contact her foster mom and dad; Tim and Lindsay at: lheberg3@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
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 parents.

Available for Adoption
Meet Indie! Indie is a 7 month old mix breed.  We truly have no clue what she is so we decided to do a DNA test.  As soon as we have the results back we will update!  Upon meeting Indie you will notice that she has the softest fur and is a typical 7 month old puppy.  She is working on her basic obedience and still has moments when she can be mouthy.  Indie loves other dogs and could play for hours.  She also is great about coming into the house and picking up a bone to chew on.  Indie does well in her crate and loves car rides.  Indie would do best in a home with older children due to her being mouthy.

Indie is a special needs girl.  Indie is special in that she has an Intrahepatic Liver Shunt.  Basically, this means that she has a very large vein that is running through her liver and her liver is unable to work as it should.  At this time, Indie shows no clinical signs of her condition.  She truly is a typical pup!  Indie has been seen by our wonderful vets (Mendon Village Animal Hospital) and also took a trip to Cornell.  Based on what they saw it is felt that the best plan of action for Indie is to medically manage her.   This means that Indie will continue to eat prescription food that is low in protein and she will need to have a urinalysis and bloodwork every 4 months or so for her lifetime to monitor her liver function.

Click here to learn more about Indie's condition: http://www.vet.utk.edu/clinical/sacs/shunt/faq.php

For more information on Indie, please contact her foster mom and dad; Lindsay and Tim at: lheberg3@gmail.com

Spayed: Will be
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm Test Results:
Heartworm Preventative: Yes
Flea/Tick Preventative: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Housebroken: Yes
Crate-trained: Yes
Available for Adoption
Meet Abby! She is a 7 year old Lab mix who will steal your heart from the moment you meet her!

She is a great companion who loves to cuddle and stay by your side. A perfect day for Abby includes a going for a leisurely walk or hike, playing a game of fetch in the yard, then snuggling up next to you for a nap. She is friendly with other dogs and has lived with another dog all of her life. Her foster parents say that she has the sweetest personality and is an absolute joy! If you are looking for a loyal, furry companion who will give you lots of love and tail wags, you might be the perfect match for Abby!

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

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

Neutered:   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
I foster in the Corning, NY area. Please contact my foster parents if you would like to meet me.
Available for Adoption
Hi! My name is Reese. I was named after the candy- look at my peanut butter and chocolate colored swirls!  I'm a mixed breed- some boxer, dachshund, rottweiler and a few other things. I'm a little over a year old and I weigh about 40 pounds.  I won't be growing much more.

My favorite thing in the entire world is water! I love to slurp it, play in it, bite it- you name it, I love it! Hot dogs come in a close second though. My foster parents take me to Corbett's Glen and let me play in the creek. If it's hot I just like to lay in the water for awhile. I haven't had much experience swimming yet, but I really hope I do soon!

I'm an active pup at home. I love being outside, running after birds and squirrels, and chasing my ball of course. I really need to get my energy out so having a fence is a must!  I am working on my leash skills, but I would love to go for walks or hikes. Rain or snow doesn't bother me much.

I can be a little shy until I know you but I love meeting new people. I do still need work on the proper way to show my excitement when people come over. I love other dogs- I live with a foster brother right now. We love to wrestle and play chase (inside and outside much to my foster parents chagrin).  I go to daycare once a week. It's so much fun! At the end of the day though I love to snuggle up in the blankets with everyone.

I am crated when my foster parents go to work, but it would be best for me if someone was home with me most of the time. Weekend days are my favorite because I get to hang out with my foster parents all day.

I would do best in a home without children.  Experienced owners preferred.  

If you are interested in Reese please contact Lindsay and Jon at JandLdogs@gmail.com

Neutered/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
I am located in the Rochester, NY area.  Please check with my foster mom about my attendance at Meet & Greets.
Under Evaluation
Jewel is a very happy 10 month old puppy. She is crate trained and house trained.  She loves riding quietly in the car and walking around the neighborhood. Jewel is attending training lessons and has learned so much already! She continues to improve her skills each week.

If you would like to meet Jewel please contact jakdepki@gmail.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
I am located in the Rochester, NY area.  Please check with my foster mom about my attendance at Meet & Greets.
Under Evaluation
Maddie is a 10 month old Australian Shepherd mix.  She's a petite girl weighing in at 30 pounds.  Maddie is a very smart girl who loves to learn and wants to please.  Maddie can be shy with new people and is working on her socialization, because of this she will do best with an adult family.    She's an energetic girl who would excel at an active sport, and is looking for someone that will have the time to socialize her and give her an energy outlet. 

More information as we get to know her.

If you are interested in Maddie please contact her foster mom at pickadilee@aol.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
I am located in the Rochester, NY area.  Please check with my foster mom about my attendance at Meet & Greets.