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 8 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.
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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 a year old and is on the smaller side.  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, My name is Balto, just like the famous Husky who brought medication to people in a snow storm. I have his same unusual and beautiful Chocolate/Mahogany brown coat color. I am only about 11 months old so I am still growing and learning. Being a typical husky I LOVE to play and run. I live with other dogs and just cant get enough of playing and running and playing and running! Sometimes I need to be told more than once by my friends that playtime is over because I just want to keep going, so a home with at least one other dog close to my energy level is a must. I also live with two children (9 and 6) and really love them, but sometimes forget how small they are and jump on them, so a home without really small children is best. My foster mom has a cat and she tells me all the time to leave the cat alone, but being a typical husky, I am really, really interested in it, so a home without any small prey type animals is also a must for me. My foster mom is teaching me lots of basic commands and she says I learn quick and being really food motivated helps a ton. My forever home will have to know all about what my breed needs and be committed to my ongoing training by taking me to obedience class. I will also need a physical fenced in yard to burn off all my energy. I also really like people and bond very quickly. When my foster mom and I are training I always look at her to see if I'm doing good. Plus she has the treats so I know who I need to keep my eye on!

For more information on Balto please contact bigdogsrulerescue@rochester.rr.com

Neutered: Yes
UTD on Vaccinations: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Prevention: Yes
Flea/Tick Prevention: Yes
Micro-chipped: Yes
Housebroken: Yes
Crate trained: Yes
I foster in the Rochester, NY area.  Please check with my foster mom for my availibility at meet and greet.
Available for Adoption
Froggy is a neutered male mastiff mix who is quite the big boy! This 100lbs boy is looking for a family who will understand that he does love to be the only dog receiving attention in his forever home as he does like to be the star of the show. Froggy can be friendly with other dogs if introduced properly, however, should be monitored when high value items (food, treats and toys) are around during those interactions as his current owners have been working on training and understanding of his triggers with other dogs when possessions are involved. He is neutered, up to date on vaccinations and on lifetime medicated baths and routine checks of his ears due to a skin issue as Froggy has a Zinc and Vitamin K deficiency.  Froggy knows his basic commands and is also trained on invisible fencing within his current home.

Froggy shares his home with twin toddler boys and has been very gentle and loving to them. He is a big, sweet, goofy and loving boy who would love to be your companion, hiking buddy or just curl up beside you after a long work day.

If you are interested in learning more about Froggy as a potential addition to your home, please contact Christine at :phalenstape@hotmail.com

Neutered: Yes
Heartworm Test: Negative
Heartworm Prevention: Yes
Flea/Tick Prevention: Yes
UTD on vaccines: Yes
Micro-chipped: Yes
Crate trained: Yes
House trained: Yes
Froggy fosters in the Rochester area, please be sure to contact his foster mom on his attendance at meet & greets.
Available for Adoption
King is a 8 month old Husky/Sharpei mix.  He was adopted from a local shelter but surrendered again two months later as his owner's were moving.  King is a friendly guy who does well with both dogs and cats

More information as we get to know him

Update: King is the most happy when his foster mom comes home and is the best shadow around. He has lots of energy but is very food motivated and will do anything for a treat.   He has already perfected 'sit' and 'down'.  He loves his kongs and has a favorite purple hippo toy that he carries around the house with him. Outside, he walks well on a leash and is excited to be out and about. King has loved everyone and everything he has met so far. He loves going for long walks and swimming.

For more information please contact his foster mom at darcydrons@gmail.com

Neutered: Yes
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Prevention: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Crate-trained: Yes
House-trained: Yes
I foster in the Rochester, NY area, please contact his foster mom about his meet & greet attendance.
Available for Adoption
Introducing Oscar.  For those of you who are followers of Big Dogs, you know Oscar well.  Oscar came to us as an 11 month old white German shepherd dog who was surrendered to a local humane society to be euthanized due to the fact that the owner could not afford his health emergency.  Oscar presented at a vet hospital on Monday, 11/18, as an emergency with no established client history.  All we know is that his blood work was decent on Monday (including liver and kidney values), but that he started to experience “wobbly” walking.  

Instead of immediately euthanizing Oscar, the vet staff at the shelter hoped to help Oscar and save his life.  Xrays were taken with no blockage, nor masses were noted.  BDBH was asked to help and as always the enormously kindhearted vets and staff at Mendon Village Animal Hospital (MVAH) agreed to see Oscar on an emergency basis.

In short, Oscar’s immune system is attacking the red blood cells in his body and he is critical, i.e. his PCV is 12%. Oscar was started on fluids and prednisone.   Tick borne diseases were ruled out.   Oscar is extremely anemic, his gums, skin and even the whites of his eyes are yellow – eerily reminiscent of BDBH alum Cooper (who survived due to much medical care and enormous financial support). Oscar needed a "Cooper" miracle and that is what he recieved.  Oscar receieved three blood traunsfusions within the first week, which couldn't have been done without the generous BDBH supporters.  He receieved round the clock care with the vets from MVAH and his foster mom.  Oscar was diagnosed with IMHA  http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_imha.html

7 months later:  Oscar is one happy/grateful boy to be alive.  His recent bloodwork shows his liver/kidneys are functioning well.  His PCV levels are maintaining as he weans off steroids (he is completely off of prednisone).  Throughout everything Oscar has kept his love for his people.  He enjoys going to the vet to see all the staff.  Oscar is a typical young GSD, he loves to please, and loves to spend time with his people.  Oscar is friendly with cats.  Oscar missed out on early socialization, and will be required to attend obedience classes to help him make up for this time. 

For more information on Oscar please contact his foster mom at pickadilee@aol.com

BDBH would like to thank those below for their continued care of Oscar
*The Vet Staff at Lollypop Farm http://www.lollypop.org/
*Dr. Allan Reichenstein, DVM, Mendon Village Animal Hospital, Mendon, NY http://www.mendonvillageanimalhospital.com

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

Available for Adoption
Hi, I'm Jax! You might notice how adorable my ears are flopped over, splayed out to the sides, or occasionally standing straight up! Or maybe you met me and fell for my soft fluffy fur.  I'm a 11 month old golden retriever mix, and I definitely have the golden people loving trait.  I bond quickly to my humans and love to lean in for some petting.  I'm perfectly house broken and can stay in my crate a whole work day, but I wouldn't object if someone could come let me out during lunch.  I love to play with my dog foster brothers and run around the yard with them.  I like my cat foster sisters as well, but sometimes I think they just want to play too!  I'm learning to walk nicely on a leash and my foster mom says I'm a smart cookie who would be amazing in agility or competition obedience training.

I'd do well in a family experienced with dogs and no young children as I still need to work on my manners.  I'd benefit from focused training with my new family, even if just to keep me continually learning how to be the best dog I can be!

For more information on Jax please contact dixon.kelly.ann@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
Hi, my name is Berk or, Berk-ley as I am affectionately known but my foster family.  I’m a kind-hearted, loving, 2-year old neutered male  that gets along great with my foster family’s resident dogs and cat.  I am very playful and spend a majority of the day playing with my foster siblings but love to cuddle with the family at night.  I do really well in my crate and know how to sit, lay-down and am working on the ‘stay’ command.   Though I have a lot of fun with my foster canine siblings, I am excited to find my forever home.

For more information on Berk please contact kathrynfouquet@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.
Adoption Pending
Meet Rocky! He is estimated to be a 3-5 years old German Shepherd and will make a very loyal and loving companion!

Rocky came from a breeding situation where he lived his entire life in an outdoor kennel. He is now learning what it is like to live a spoiled life indoors and is adjusting very well. Rocky is house trained and crate trained and even loves to lay in his crate with the door open. He is friendly with other dogs but has not been tested with cats. Rocky is a very sweet and affectionate boy who loves his “people” and is very eager to please. He is still working on some of his manners and will need to go to a home without young children. New situations can be scary for Rocky so he will do best in a home with an experienced dog owner.

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

For more information on Rocky please contact his 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
Buddy is a 7 month old Hound mix. Buddy is a cute little fella looking for that perfect home.  Buddy has previously lived with cats and done well, he is also good with dogs.

More information as we get to know him

If you are interested in Buddy please contact nmiller009@rochester.rr.com

Neutered: 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
Sanderson is five year old German Shepherd who was picked up as a stray so nothing is known about his past.  He is a sweet boy who is friendly with other dogs but not particularly interested in being playful.  Sanderson is still learning that he is safe now and he needs a forever home that will work on his confidence.  He walks well on a leash and he is fully house trained.  He likes to lay down and chew on a bone and he knows what toys are his to chew on.  Sanderson does not love his crate but he is good about going in it when he's told to.  Sanderson can be vocal when he wants something but he is very gentle.  Obedience classes are mandatory for Sanderson to help him gain confidence.

If you are interested in Sanderson please contact elizabeth.sealander@gmail.com

Neutered: Yes
UTD on Vaccinations: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Prevention: Yes
Flea/Tick Prevention: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Housebroken: Yes
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
“Champ” is a 6 year old German Shepherd/Husky mix.  He was turned into a local humane because the owner had back surgery and can no longer care for him.  Champ was nervous and confused in the shelter environment and BDBH was asked to help him out.  Champ does well with other dogs

More as we get to know him.

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 Rocheter, NY area, please contact his foster mom about his meet & greet attendance.