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
Meet Gracie! Gracie is believed to be a 13 month old, 50 lbs. German shepherd mix. 

Gracie is loving, fun and very spirited. Gracie is a high energy girl who bonds with her people quite quickly. She adores playing with other dogs and has a good read for when one may not wish to play.  Gracie can be shy of new people, however she warms up quickly. Gracie is learning her manners, yet when it comes time for breakfast and dinner, she is one of the first to go to her place in the kitchen to eat and sit patiently. She is also extremely gentle when taking treats. She does well with children, however,due to her energy level we recommend her forever home be with children 12 years or older.  

Gracie's perfect home would be one where she is would live with at least one other dog who loves to play, where her forever mom and/or dad run and/or want to learn agility with her and is an important part of the family's activities. Miss Gracie can clear 4 feet with ease, so a fence higher than such would be best. Gracie is all about fun times!

If you are interested in Gracie, please contact Darcy and Michael at: darcydrons@gmail.com

Spayed: Yes
UTD on Vaccinations: Yes
Monthly Heartworm Preventative: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Monthly Flea/Tick Preventative: Yes
Micro chipped: Yes
Housebroken and Crate-Trained: Yes
Most Saturdays, Gracie can be met at the meet and greet at Pet Supplies Plus in Rochester from 11-2 (contact Darcy to confirm Gracie's attendance.) 
Available for Adoption
Scarlett is a lovable fun 8 month old mastiff mix (we think).  She has the most beautiful red coat and she weighs 63lbs.  She gets along great with other dogs and she adores her foster sisters.  She loves to lay down with a bone.  Scarlett can be a little nervous at times but she is gaining confidence everyday.  She is crate trained and house trained but puppy obedience classes would be necessary for her to help channel all her energy.  More as we get to know her

For more information on Scarlett please contact her fosters 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
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.
ADOPTION PENDING!
Zena is an absolute sweetheart.  She came to BDBH from some difficult circumstances but has grown into a loving, affectionate, calm dog.  Over the past six months Zena has overcome heartworm and a terrible skin infection.  She is just about done fighting the skin infection and she looks fantastic.  She has gone from a scared withdrawn dog who would lay on her bed with little interaction to a loving dog who regularly seeks affection.  She will lay next to you even if there is an available bed to lay in now.  She loves to curl up with you and she’s very gentle with all humans including young children.  She is crate trained and house trained, knows “sit” and “shake”.  While she is now learning how fun life is as a dog, she will ideally need a fenced in yard.  She loves to chase squirrels and other animals and is always on the hunt.  Though she has overcome most of her medical problems, she continues to struggle with allergies and is currently receiving allergy shots on a regular schedule.  She will likely require these treatments as well as a weekly bath for the remainder of her life to keep her comfortable and not always scratching.  She is looking for a forever home that will continue to build her confidence and be dedicated to the care of her skin.  Ideally we would like her to continue with her veterinarian that has been seeing her all along (located in Mendon).   Zena is OK with cats and other dogs but would also be OK as the only dog.  

Donations appreciated to help with Zena's medical costs

For more information on Zena please contact her fosters 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
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.

ADOPTION PENDING!
Hope is a 7 month old Labrador mix that was brought into a local shelter as a stray.  BDBH was asked to help due to her medical needs.  Hope has been diagnosed with demodex mange which is the non contagious mite.   Due to Hope being left untreated she also has a skin infection.  Hope has begun treatment and will soon be on the road to recovery.   

Hope is a shy little girl afraid of new people but once she warms up to you she is an absolute love bug. She is eager to learn and please and knows sit already. She loves playing with her brothers and running around the yard.  She is very patient for her meciated baths . This poor little girl has had a rough start to life but she is a survivor with hope of a long wonderful life.

Update: Hope is almost free of her demodex mange and is ready to find her forever home.  Just a couple months later she is a happy playful puppy. Still fearful of new people and places she needs a patient gentle person to teach her life is wonderful outside of home. She loves playing with big and little dogs and would definitely gain confidence with other dogs in the home. 

For more information on Hope please contact her foster mom at kutiekt21@yahoo.com

Spayed: Yes
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Too Young to test
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.
ADOPTION PENDING!
Hi There. My name is Harley, but my foster mom calls me Baby Hound Dog! I am a three year old Red Bone Coon Hound and German Shepherd Mix. Though I look just like my mom, I dont howl like most hounds, I bark like my dad. I live with lots of other dogs and really enjoy having friends to play with. I get along great with all of them! I also live with a cat, but I dont really pay much attention to her. I also live with two little boys whom I just adore but I need to learn 
not to jump on them when I'm so excited to see them. Im a very sweet girl, who loves to please. I am very quiet in my kennel and am very gentle with food/treats. I really like to cuddle - my favorite is to cuddle on the couch between my boys and another doggie - doesn't that sound wonderful! I would love another dog in my forever home to play with.

 If you'd like to learn more about me, please email my foster mom at:
bigdogsrulerescue@rochester.rr.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 foster in the Rochester NY area.  Please check with my foster mom about my availability at Meet and Greet.
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
Meet Baylee! She is believed to be a 2 year old mix breed, perhaps Weimaraner and Pointer, and is a nice size at about 45 pounds.

Baylee is a very active girl who is always on the go! In her foster home, she loves to play with her furry foster brother and always enjoys a good game of fetch. Baylee is a quick learner and already knows her basic commands. She loves her people and is very eager to please. Her foster parents say she is a sweetheart! 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 Baylee! 

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

For more information on Baylee 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
Meadow is a 7-10 month old Akita.  She and her brother were picked up running, and found themselves in a local shelter.  Based on her being a stray, nothing is known about her previous history.

Meadow has only been with us a few days, so we will tell you what we know of her so far.  She is a very sweet, and smart girl who has been settling in nicely with her foster brothers and sisters, and really enjoys playing with them (seems to like the boys a little bit more).  Meadow attaches very quickly and wants to be close, following us around the house.  We feel that she should not be placed in a home with small children.  

As we get to know her more, we will update her write-up.  We do suggest that you familiarize yourself with the Akita breed before considering.

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

Spayed: Will be prior to adoption
UTD on Vaccinations: Will be prior to adoption
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Prevention: Yes
Flea/Tick Prevention: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Housebroken: Work in progress
Crate-Trained: Work in progress
I am located in the Rochester, NY area.  Please check with my foster mom about my attendance at Meet & Greets.
Available for Adoption
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