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.
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 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
Cannoli is a 10 month old Retriever mix weighing in at 34 pounds.  Very cute, attentive puppy and clearly has had basic training as he will sit right away and stare up at you for praise. Very playful, fun pup! Would be a great little agility dog as he is agile, quick and VERY food motivated!  Friendly with other dogs

More information as we get to know him

Update: Cannoli came to us as a stray so we don't know about his past. In the short time he has been with us we have found him to be a happy go lucky guy. He likes to be outside and has plenty of puppy energy. He likes to be with his people and snuggle up next to you for a nap. He seems to have had some basic obedience and has very good house manners. He will lay down and chew a bone and really likes rope toys. He is smart and will work for food.  His perfect forever home should have a fence because the world is full of great smells he would like to follow.

If you are interested in Cannoli please contact his foster mom at nmiller009@rochester.rr.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
Tucker has the body of a smaller 7 year old Great Dane, but the happy personality of a 3 year old lab.  He lives car rides and always has a look of pure doggy joy when the windows are down.  He gets along great with cats and dogs alike.  Tucker is crate trained and will often go into his crate to relax and nap.  He also has excellent house manners and is very adamant in letting us know when it's time to go out.  He loves his people and would do well in almost any living situation as he came from a home where he was even around a newborn.  Tucker has excellent leash manners.

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

Neutered:   Yes
Up-to-Date on Vaccines:   Yes
Heartworm Test Results:   Negative   
Heartworm Preventative:   Yes
Flea/tick Preventative:   Yes
Microchipped:   Yes
Housebroken:   Work in Progress
Crate Trained:   Yes
I foster in the Rocheter, NY area, please contact his foster mom about his meet & greet attendance.
Adoption Pending
Willy is an 8 month old mix breed, his mom was a German Shepherd, and dna testing showed his dad to be a labrador/daschaund mix.  Willy is from our "W" litter and was returned due to family issues.   Willy attended his first meet and greet this weekend and was very social with all.  He gets a long very well with other dogs. 

More information as we get to know him. 

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

Neutered:   Yes
Up-to-Date on Vaccines:   Yes
Heartworm Test Results:   Negative   
Heartworm Preventative:   Yes
Flea/tick Preventative:   Yes
Microchipped:   Yes
Housebroken:   Work in Progress
Crate Trained:   Yes
I foster in the Rocheter, NY area, please contact his foster mom about his meet & greet attendance.
Available for Adoption
Rocky is the definition of a big dog with a big heart. He is an 8 month old American Bulldog/Mastiff mix. His current weight is around 70 pounds. Rocky did suffer abuse by his previous owner. He is adjusting very well in his foster home but is very shy and fearful of strangers, paricularly men. His foster parents continue to work on building his confidence through positive interactions with humans. Rocky LOVES other dogs! He was welcomed into his foster pack immediately. Rocky also currently lives with four cats and does pretty well with them.

Rocky shows absolutely no food aggression and shares toys and bones well. He is potty trained and crate trained. He is getting the hang of walking on a leash. Eventhough he is a puppy he is very calm and loves his downttime just as much as his playtime. Rocky is a big, slobbery love of a dog and is well deserving of a safe and calm home. He would do best in a home with other dogs. 

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

Neutered:   Yes
Up-to-Date on Vaccines:   Yes
Heartworm Test Results:   Negative   
Heartworm Preventative:   Yes
Flea/tick Preventative:   Yes
Microchipped:   Yes
Housebroken:   Work in Progress
Crate Trained:   Yes
I foster in the Rocheter, NY area, please contact his foster mom about his meet & greet attendance.
Available for Adoption
Tucker is a 14 mos old German Shepherd.  He has a lot of energy and loves to play. He still acts like a puppy. He is crate trained and housebroken.  He likes to play with other dogs.  Not sure how he would be around cats. He is learning his basic commands but is easily distracted at this point.  He has food drive which helps keep his attention.  Once he gets tired he is very happy to chew on a bone and be near you.

For more information on Tucker please contact kathy1boone9@gmail.com

Neutered:   Yes
Up-to-Date on Vaccines:   Yes
Heartworm Test Results:   Negative   
Heartworm Preventative:   Yes
Flea/tick Preventative:   Yes
Microchipped:   Yes
Housebroken:   Work in Progress
Crate Trained:   Yes
I foster in the Rocheter, NY area, please contact his foster mom about his meet & greet attendance.