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
Adoption Pending
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 2 years old. 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
King is a 1 year 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
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.
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
Hi there, I'm Champ!  I'm a 6 year old BWFD, or big white fluffy dog!  My paperwork said I was German Shepherd, Husky, and Lab, but the people here at BDBH think there might be some Great Pyrenees in my mix too because I'm just so big.  Despite my size I've done well with children at meet and greet, but I can be a tiny bit picky about the dogs I hang out with, so I'll have to meet any resident dogs.  The cats in my foster home are also a bit too interesting to leave alone, so I'd probably do better in a home without those.  I gravitate more toward the ladies around me, but that's not to say I would turn down attention from a guy either, just a matter of preference.  I also bond very quickly and love to be near my people, while still appreciating some down time in my crate.  I'm medium low energy 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 Rocheter, NY area, please contact his foster mom about his meet & greet attendance.
Availble for Adoption
Hi All...my name is Beau.  Let me warn you now, you will have a hard time not falling in love with me.
I am, or at least have been told, a stunning gentleman.  I am a sweet, 10 years old, male German Shepherd and here is my sad story.
 
I lived with my owner since I was a puppy, then all of a sudden, my owner just gave me away to his brother, who after a very short time, decided he did not want me, so he was surrendered me with another dog, Eli to the dog shelter.  I don't know what I did wrong...I was a faithful, loyal, loving boy to my owner....how could he do that to me?  I was so frightened at the shelter just waiting for him to come back for me.  I would even escape/"breakout" of my kennel run at the shelter, many times, just to be around people.  That is one of my strongest qualities,  I  just love and want to be with my people.  I am afraid that no one will want an older dog, but my foster mom says, with looks and a personality like mine, I will melt many hearts.  But, she said I am safe with her and don't ever have to ever go back to a shelter.  
 
Beau was never crate trained.  He is a big friendly guy who does well with both dogs and reported did well with cats. He is the most happy when he is around his people and would love to go to a home where there will be someone there most of the time. He is very easy going   He does ok on a leash while walking and will need a strong handler because of his size.   He probably hasn't experienced the enjoyment of being taken for a walk, but because he is so smart and willing to please his person, he should learn quickly.  It would be best if he could go to a house with a fenced in back yard.
 
Are you looking for a loyal friend and companion ?  I would love to find a family to love me in my Golden Years.  Don't let my age fool you....I know sit, give paw and I take treats soooo gently.  Please come meet me, you won't regret that decision.   
 
For more information on Beau please contact DaniRadlichBDbH@yahoo.com

Neutered: Will Be Prior to Adoption
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm Tested:  Will Be Prior to Adoption
Microchipped:  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
Incoming
Max is set to arrive to BDBH and begin his search for a Forever Home and Family.   Max is a 11 month old, male, German Shepherd.  He was an owner surrender due to the family not having the time for him. 

More Information on Max soon

For more information please contact his foster mom at  Rose  explorer53160@msn.com

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