Available for Adoption  
Hi, I'm Trey!  I have been with my foster mom and dad for some time now.   I guess that pretty soon I will be about 9 years old.  I keep hearing my foster mom and dad saying that they have fallen in love with me but really want me to find a forever home that can be all mine!  Like many rescue dogs, I have not had the easiest life.  Before coming to BDBH I spent a pretty long time in a shelter.  The reason I ended up staying there so long was because the people who worked there really cared for me and also wanted to help me find the perfect forever home.
So, if I could describe to you my perfect forever home it would be one where I am the top dog and where I will be loved unconditionally.  I like female dogs who are confident and in fact, I love to run around the back yard with my foster sisters.  I really do not care for male dogs.  My perfect home also does not have cats because while I don't live with any at my foster home I love to chase the squirrels in the back yard and my foster mom says its probably best if I don't live with kitties.  Also, my perfect home is one with just adults or with children who are at least 15 years old.  I can't tell my foster parents but they know that young children make me a little nervous and I prefer to not be around them.
Before I go any further let me also tell you some things that make me a really great guy!  I love to snuggle!  I really enjoy cuddling in bed in the morning and will give you all sorts of kisses.  I am a very playful, active guy, but also am really mellow.  I like to just hang out and play with a toy.  My foster mom and dad say I'm pretty funny to watch when I am playing with a toy, I like to roll around on my back and toss the toys in the air.  I also know my commands.  I know sit, down, wait and focus.  I also walk really well on a leash, and when I am told I will stay right at your heel, I will.  I don't love my crate, but will go in it when I have to.  Otherwise, I am a pretty good boy and can be trusted to be free in the house during the day while my foster mom and dad are at work.  I have to admit, that once in a while I can't help myself and will steal a fork or a cup from the sink and my foster mom laughs at me when she comes home.  I make them laugh also when I try to catch bugs outside...they say that I can be pretty goofy sometimes!   I would really do best with someone who will have rules and boundaries for me.  Well, I think that that is about it for now.  I really am a great guy and have a whole lot of love to give!

If you have any other questions about me, Trey, contact my foster mom and dad: Lindsay and Tim at: lheberg3@gmail.com

Neutered: Yes
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Preventative: Yes
Microchipped:  Yes
Crate-trained: Yes
House-trained: Yes
I foster in the Rochester NY area, please contact my foster mom if you would like to meet me. 
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.

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. 

Available for Adoption
Maverick is about 2 years old.  We really are not sure what type of mix Maverick is, but he sure is cute!  Maverick is a goofy boy and he has a knack for making you laugh.  There is no being in a bad mood when Maverick is around.  We have been teaching Maverick how to play fetch and he absolutely loves to chase the ball, bury it in the snow, then repeat.  He will eventually bring it back to go again.  Although he loves a good game of fetch, he would prefer to be with his people cuddled up or chewing on his favorite bone.  Maverick is low key when he is home.  We have also been working with Maverick on his basic obedience as well as some tricks.  Maverick is very smart and loves to learn.  Maverick will work very hard for both praise and treats. 

Maverick is dog reactive and we are continuing to work with him on his socialization with other dogs, however he would do best as the only dog in the household.  Maverick can be fearful and as such would do best in a home with older children. 

Maverick's sweet personality and goofy ways are just part of Maverick's charm.

Here's a video of Maverick playing with his friends http://youtu.be/wUmU1BjQT6s

Update: Maverick has started agility training and is excelling, he is one smart boy, who just wants to please

To learn more about Maverick, please contact his foster parents Jen and Dan at: jbs1703@aol.com   

Neutered: Yes
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Preventative: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Crate-trained: Yes
House-trained: Yes
I foster in the Buffalo NY area and am typically at the meet and greets at Pet Supplies Plus on Saturdays from 12-2pm
Available for Adoption
Hi there, I'm Champ!  I'm a 6.5 year old BWFD, or big white fluffy dog! Everyone at Meet and Greet comments on how handsome I am, and occasionally on how I resemble a marshmallow... My paperwork said I was German Shepherd, Husky, and Lab, but I'm a bit larger than any of those breeds so the people here at BDBH think there might be some Great Pyrenees in my mix too. Despite my size I've adored the children I've met at meet and greet and I swear I’m the perfect size to be a lap dog. I was brought to Rochester Animal Services when my previous owner of 6 years couldn’t care for me anymore due to a medical issue. Being in the shelter was too stressful for me, so I was brought into foster care! I prefer to not meet other dogs face to face on leash, but I get along great with my foster brothers at home. The cats in my foster home are just a bit too interesting, so I'd probably do better in a home without those. I bond quickly and adore my people, but I still appreciate some down time in my crate. I'm a nice medium energy level and generally just an easy-going guy!

For more information on Champ please contact dixon.kelly.ann@gmail.com

Neutered: Yes
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Preventative: Yes
Microchipped:  Yes
Crate-trained: Work in progress
House-trained: Yes
I foster in the Rochester, NY area, please contact his foster mom about his meet & greet attendance.
Adoption Pending
Meet Willie! He's 7 months old and weighs about 40lbs. He came to BDBH after being admitted to a local shelter. He was owned by an elderly woman who was housebound and was unable to take Willie out to do normal things as a puppy. So, when he got to the shelter, he was very fearful. Willie has done wonderfully in foster care though. He became comfortable with both people and other dogs at home almost immediately and is now living like a typical 7 month old puppy. He plays non-stop with his foster siblings and is learning to face the big scary world one walk at a time. Willie is learning to use a crate and is starting to work on basic commands as well. He's good with cats and...umm...oh right, he's pretty darn cute! 

For more information on Willie please contact pickadilee@aol.com

​Neutered: Yes
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Preventative: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Crate-trained: Work in progress
House-trained: Yes
I foster in the Rocheter, NY area, please contact his foster mom about his meet & greet attendance.
 Available for Adoption
Introducing Forrest!  Forrest is a very special 6 month old Rottweiler. Forrest came to us from a shelter. He is a special boy because he was born with a birth defect. Forrest has straight back legs - after many visits to the vet it was determined that he is missing some bones and ligaments which leaves his legs straight. Not to worry! Forrest loves to run and play with his pack.

 
While we do not know what Forrests' long terms needs will be he is a happy puppy. We are currently working with Cornell to determine what will be the best course of action for our sweet boy!

 
For additional information on Forrest, please contact Tim and Lindsay at: lheberg3@gmail.com
  
Available for Adoption
Ryver is a year old shepherd mix. He loves playing with other dogs and goes to daycare a couple times a week. He is easy to walk on a leash. He is crate trained and potty trained. He is very sweet and loving and eager to give lots of kisses to anyone that will let him. He follows his foster parent around everywhere and rarely leaves her side unless he is playing :)  

For more information on Ryver please contact kutiekt21@yahoo.com

​Neutered: Yes
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Preventative: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Crate-trained: Yes
House-trained: Yes
I foster in the Rocheter, NY area, please contact his foster mom about his meet & greet attendance.
Available for Adoption
Introducing Champ, a 3 year old neutered male Cane Coros.  Champ-Ian quickly became this pup's nickname, as his tall and handsome stature makes him stand out as a champion. This young male is extremely gentle and loving, and though he still has some filling out to do, he will be a lap dog for life! Champ gets along great with people, including children, dogs of all size, as well as cats (we recently caught our resident cat standing on him, kneading away, all while Champ napped). He is housebroken and easy on a leash. He is crate-trained, but prefers sleeping near his humans. Champs nerves need a little more soothing when it comes to startling noises or motions, but we see improvement the more comfortable he gets.  

For more information on Champ please contact errinfouquet@gmail.com

Neutered: Yes
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Preventative: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Crate-trained: Yes
House-trained: Yes
I foster in the Rocheter, NY area, please contact his foster mom about his meet & greet attendance.
Available for Adoption
Duke is a 6 month old German Shepherd Mix with a big heart and big personality. He likes to play fetch, and hang out in his doggy pool in the back yard. Duke is full of energy and loves dogs big and small, but he shouldn’t go to a home where there are young kids as he plays rough. He needs to go to a home where there is big back yard and plenty of play and exercise with structure and a routine! He is extremely loyal and will follow you around all day, and will greet everyone with a hug and kiss. 

For more information on Duke please contact glasgow.cassie@gmail.com

Neutered: Yes
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Preventative: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Crate-trained: Yes
House-trained: Yes
I foster in the Rocheter, NY area, please contact his foster mom about his meet & greet attendance.

Available for Adoption
Duke is a stunningly handsome 4 year old GSD. We are told that Duke and his brother were purchased from a breeder as pups and had been with the same family the last four years. When his previous owners moved the decided they could not bring Duke along. He was given away on Craigslist and separated from his brother. The couple that took him decided after a very short time that they did not want him so they surrendered him to animal control. Duke came to us underweight at 83 pounds and had tape worms. He also had flea dermatitis which caused the hair on his tail and back end to fall out. He is now being treated with medication, food and love so his hair, weight and spirit will grow back. Duke is very laid back big guy. It appears that Duke is socialized as he has no issues meeting new people. He has met dogs of various breeds, size and gender and has gotten along wonderfully with all. With cats, Duke shows a great deal of interest but listens very well and has not shown aggression. I would definitely recommend that if he goes to a home with cats that he is always monitored around them. As far as kids go, Duke acts very appropriately and is gentle with the ones he has met so far. Duke is house trained and walks fairly well on the leash. He does pull a bit, but again, he listens and responds to corrections. He also knows sit and shake. We have taken him for a few car rides which he seems to enjoy. He did very well at the vet and tolerated all handling. He also tolerates baths. Duke sleeps through the night on his bed alongside our resident dogs with no problem. He also eats his meals with our resident dogs and has shown no signs of food aggression. The only behavioral issue that Duke has exhibited is separation anxiety. He is crated during the day when we are not home and he does bark and whine while in his crate. When he is let out of his crate he runs around the house barking for a minute or so. Once he is done telling his story he is quiet again. This behavior is understandable considering all that Duke has been through and we are hopeful that with time he will become more confident and less anxious when left alone. Duke would be a great companion for someone who is retired, works from home or has a dog friendly job as he loves to be around people. Overall Duke is a delightful, easy going dog. He is extremely sweet and very intelligent. We feel truly fortunate to have been given the opportunity to foster such a wonderful boy as he awaits his forever home.

For more information on Duke please contact jessicareitz1414@yahoo.com

Neutered: Will be prior to adoption
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Preventative: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Crate-trained: Yes
House-trained: Yes
I foster in the Rocheter, NY area, please contact his foster mom about his meet & greet attendance.
Available for Adoption
Kassidy has had a rough start but has also been very lucky. Kassidy found himself in a shelter in TN, where he was heartworm positive and treated.  From there he was transferred to a local shelter in NY.  When Kassidy arrived in NY he had demodexx mange which is a normal inhabitant of the body, but can take over when the body is overly stressed. Kassidy is now all healthy and ready to find his forever home.  Kass is learning about house living and has mastered the stairs.We are also helping him perfect his potty training and he is doing well.  Kass is crate trained.He is a sweet boy who loves other dogs and would do well with a more confident dog to learn from. Kass is a very happy,active and
loving boy who likes to be outside.He will be required to attend obedience classes with his new family. 

For more information on Kassidy please contact nmiller009@rochester.rr.com

Neutered: Yes
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Preventative: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Crate-trained: Yes
House-trained: Yes
I foster in the Rocheter, NY area, please contact his foster mom about his meet & greet attendance.