TREY  - SENIOR 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 10.5 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: Lindsay 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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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. 

MOE!  AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

Moe is a very special 8.5 year old Akita!  Moe LOVES people. So much so that he will bark quite loudly at you (we are working on that) until you give him ear rubs and then all 105 lbs of him rolls over for belly rubs.  He currently lives with several dogs and does wonderfully!  He is not your typical Akita. 

Shortly after Moe joined BDBH his vets at Mendon Village Animal Hospital were performing a routine senior exam and found an anal gland tumor.  After much testing, which all came back with good news, including a biopsy, the tumor was removed and sent to Cornell for histopathology.   His vet did an amazing surgery job and got excellent margins when removing the tumor.  His doctor at Mendon will be more than happy to discuss. 

He deserves a calm quiet home with lots of floor space for napping, many slow walks he so enjoys and lots of loving. If you are truly interested in giving Moe a forever home, please be sure to ask his foster mom about his special friend too! 

Have we mentioned Moe is sweet, cuddly and walks well on leash!

For more information on Moe please contact his foster mom Katie: kutiekt21@yahoo.com

Neutered: Yes
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
4DX Snap Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Preventative: Yes
Microchipped:  Yes
Crate-trained: Yes
House-trained: Yes

Moe fosters in the Rochester, NY area, please contact his foster mom about his meet & greet attendance.
SCOUT - ADOPTION PENDING 12/5/16!

Scout is a 5 year old purebred Saint Bernard! Scout is a love bug to his people and will nicely remind you that you can keep petting him should you forget and stop!

Scout is calm in the house, but does get excited if he thinks a car ride is coming!

He adores the two boys he lives with but is not used to young children so a home with older children is best. 

He loves to run and play in the yard, but can sometime be jealous for attention with other dogs, so a home with no other pets is also best for him. His human leader should have previous breed experience to help him grow.


For additional information on Scout, email his foster mom Lyn: bigdogsrulerescue@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: Work in progress
Crate trained: Yes 

Scout fosters in the Rochester, NY area, please contact his foster mom about his meet & greet attendance.
LEO - AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!

Leo is somewhat new to the foster care program and we are still getting to know him. We do know that he is a little over 3 years old, loves people, seems to do well with children (although due to energy and need for manners,  we believe his forever home should be with children older than 15 years of age).  Leo does well with other dogs, but can be vocal in play and does have the husky play style!  Due to his exuberance he needs to have play time or live with other large breed dogs who have the same level of play. We do know that Leo will need a six foot fence or a home with no fence, who will walk him on leash. He is a climber :)

For more information on Leo, please contact darcydrons@gmail.com

Neutered: Yes
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm: Negative
Heartworm Prevention: Yes
Flea/Tick Preventative: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Crate-trained: Yes
House-trained: Yes

Leo fosters in the Rochester, NY area and typically attends the Rochester Area Meet and Greets at Pet Supplies Plus on Saturdays from 12-2pm. Please confirm his attendance with his foster mom.


ADOPTED!!
Bear II is a 2 year old Akita who was surrendered to a shelter because his family did not have enough time for him. Bear is a very social, handsome, 100lbs puppy! He is looking for a confident, calm companion to help him with his manners and obedience. Bear is extremely social with people, he loves to go on walks, and chew his bones. Bear LOVES other dogs but can be very overwhelming with them. Introductions with other dogs need to be done carefully as he continues to work on his socialization. He is crate trained and we have recently overcome a fear of stairs! Due to his energy, Bear would do best in a home without small children. Bear's ideal home would be with one who knows the breed and basic obedience class is a must. 

For more information on Bear, please contact: elizabeth.sealander@gmail.com




​Neutered: Yes
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Preventative: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Crate-trained: Yes
House-trained: Yes

BEAR III (ADOPTED 9/6/16!!!!!)
Bear (everyone seems to like such name :) is estimated to be somewhere between 1.5 to 2 years old and currently weighs about 83 lbs. Bear was transferred to BDBH from a surrounding area SPCA. Bear had a rough start to life, but he doesn't let that get him down and to know Bear you would not think such, so we will concentrate on his future and not his history.  

Bear loves all people and dogs whom he has met. He currently fosters with two female German shepherd mixes, but has met quite a number of different dogs of all sizes, genders and breed and has been nothing but friendly and social. To our knowledge, Bear has not been around cats. Bear does have much of energy and loves to play games. He LOVES toys and adores to fetch balls. He will even self-entertain with his toys! 

Bear has had interaction with children, including toddlers, and has been stellar with his appropriateness. However, as we don’t know all of Bear’s prior experiences, we believe it is in his best interest to have a forever home with children older than 15 years of age.

While in our care, we have seen nothing but positive behavior from Bear and all the volunteers who have meet him are quite impressed and taken with Mr. Bear! BDBH will require/insist that Bear’s forever family must continue working on obedience in a formalized setting and we are requiring that his forever home have current or previous Rottweiler experience (or at a minimum large breed working dog experience).

“Rottweilers are one of those breeds that have a 'reputation', and the perception many people have of them isn't even close to the reality. - Learn more about the breed at: http://www.a-love-of-rottweilers.com/rottweiler-facts.html#sthash.acFANsjX.dpuf

For more information on Bear III, please contactelizabeth.sealander@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 about my meet & greet attendance.
FRANKIE - AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

Frankie is a 5 year old Greyhound/Dutch Shepherd mix. He was surrendered to the local humane society when his family moved.  He is a sweet and silly boy.  Frankie is crate trained and behaves well in the house. Frankie is happy to play with his toys, chew a bone and be with his people. Frankie loves people and has lived with children.  He walks very well on a leash and is a very good walking companion.  Like Greyhounds he does like to go out and run off some energy, he would enjoy having a fenced in yard.  After playing he is very happy to be a couch potato.

Frankie is quite happy to be an only dog.

For more information on Frankie, 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 Rochester, NY area, please contact my foster mom about my meet & greet attendance.
KAISER - AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!

This handsome little boy is Kaiser. He is a 15 week old husky mix.  At eight weeks old he was surrendered to Big Dogs Big Hearts Rescue along with his three littermates (all adopted to pre-approved families). They have all found their forever homes, and now it’s Kaiser’s turn to find his family!! 

Kaiser lives with his foster family, that includes teenagers and two canine foster brothers. He loves to pal around and play with his canine brothers, and he has done great with other dogs he has met so far.  Kaiser is very eager to learn, and he is extremely treat motivated, which comes in handy with training!!! He is working on potty training and getting better every day. He is crated at night and during the day when no one is home with him. He does great in his crate. 

Kaiser truly enjoys and seeks out the company of other dogs, so we are looking for and would like for him to go to a home that has another dog to be his buddy and show him the ropes in his new home. Kaiser needs a family that will be patient and understanding of his sometimes mischievous and goofy puppy antics. A family that will invest the time and energy in him that is required for him to become the amazing boy he is on his way to be.  We believe a family with older children or no children is best for Kaiser.


If you are interested in meeting Kaiser, or would like more information, please contact his foster mom at:  Mpanzica01@gmail.com 

Neutered: Yes
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Preventative: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Crate-trained: Yes
House-trained: Doing well!

Kaiser fosters in the Rochester, NY area, please contact his foster mom about his meet & greet attendance.

EMMET - AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION 

Emmet is about 11 months old, and is a mix that leaves us all guessing (he will not be a "big dog").  He spent the first few months of his life on his own, living only with his sister in Texas (Dot's profile is on BDBH's Available Females page). A generous person flew them up to a local shelter. Upon arrival there, it was determined that they would do best with a rescue in a foster home. 

Emmet is very smart, and once comfortable is very food motivated. He also really enjoys the company of other dogs, so a home with another balanced dog to help show him the ropes is a MUST, as is a physical fence!  As a young dog just starting to learn the ways of an indoor, “home life” he can be a little mischievous, so the use of crate while his family is away from the home, and times where he cannot be observed will be a very valuable tool. Emmet is also an athletic little guy, able to leap baby gates in a single bound. Chain link fences might be a little harder for him, but not out of the realm of possibility.

Due to his shyness and fear, it would be best for Emmet to go to a home with experience with shy dogs. He is learning to be handled, but remains nervous. Fast movements towards him make him shy away, and he looks for an exit, so a home without children would be best for Emmet.


For more information about Emmet, please contact his foster parents at heatheraallen98@gmail.com


Neutered: Yes
UTD on Vaccines: 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, and typically attend the Rochester Area Meet & Greets. Please confirm my attendance with my foster parents.


DAN (A/K/A DANNY)

Danny is a young exuberant Coonhound, around a year old with the loveliest temperament but read up on the breed:
http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/black-and-tan-coonhound/detail/

Still very much a puppy, he is playful and fun loving with a happy-go-luck attitude towards life. He LOVES everything he comes in contact with; be it people, dogs, cats you name it. He takes treats with the softest mouth imaginable.
This is not a dog for apartment dwellers because his loud baying would soon make him unpopular with the neighbors. Nor is he a dog to be left out in the yard alone because he desperately wants to be with his people and he will give you all the love and affection and dog could possibly give.

He is young and quite large and energetic and therefore needs ample exercise. He walks nicely on leash, I use the Sporn harness on him. He knows sit and down but not much else. He has not been taught to come when he is called. However he is very eager to interact and loves his food and will be easily taught with patience as he is a Hound after all. Happily the boy will chase and retrieve a ball for you.  

As my friend said, “Somebody is really going to love this dog”.  
That somebody needs to have the time and energy to give him the exercise he needs as well as some training. Really he doesn’t have much in the way of bad habits other than jumping on furniture and cuddling up close to hug and kiss. A fenced yard, no electric fence for this boy, is best for him and one much be very aware that if your neighbors are close, his baying may not be loved by all.  

Due to his size and his exuberance he needs to have play time or live with other large breed dogs. He is just a big goofy sweetheart.

For more information about Dan, please contact his foster parents at: darcydrons@gmail.com


Neutered: Yes
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
4DX Heartworm, Lyme Test Results: Pending
Heartworm Prevention: Pending Results of Test
Flea/Tick Prevention: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Crate-trained: Yes
House-trained: Yes


Dan is located in the Rochester, NY area, and typically attends the Rochester Area Meet & Greets. Please confirm Dan's attendance with his foster mom.
AXEL (INTRODUCING - BUT NOT YET AVAILABLE - SEE WHY BELOW)

Axel is approximately one year old and definitely has those puppy vibes. He came in as a stray to a local shelter, emaciated, and with cherry eye. He was  recently transferred to BDBH foster care. He has approximately 20 pounds to gain, so he will be neutered and have corrective eye surgery once he is at a safe weight/medically cleared for such --but this boy is worth the wait!!

Axel is a big goof ball who loves to play. His favorite activities are chasing balls and taking every single toy out of the toy bin. He lives with his 2 doggy foster siblings. He likes play with them, but is more focused on his toys. Axel is still learning how truly big he is, so it will be fun seeing him grow into his massive body! We are in the process of learning manners, and we are learning very quickly!

More information to come as he settles into his new foster home.

For more information on Axel please contact his foster mom Shannon: sradlich@yahoo.com


Neutered: Will be before adoption - needs medical clearance for weight gain
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm: Test Pending
Heartworm Prevention: Pending Test Results
Flea/Tick Preventative: Yes
Microchipped: Will be upon neuter 
Crate-trained: Yes
House-trained: Yes

Axel fosters in the Buffalo, NY area and typically attends the Buffalo Area Meet and Greets at Pet Supplies Plus/Cheektowaga on Saturdays from 11-1pm. Please confirm his attendance with his foster mom.