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. 
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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. 

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.
Under Medical Evaluation
Ryver is a german shepherd mix who is about a year and a half. He is extremely sweet. He will bark when someone comes to the door but then want to happily greet and ask for attention. He is very food motivated - great for training.  He loves other dogs and would probably do best in a home with at least one other dog and no children. He bonds quickly and will follow his people anywhere.

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
Zeus is believed to be a 2 year old Akita/Husky/Shepherd mix.  He was admitted to a local shelter as a stray, so not much is known about his past.  He is a big boy with a ton of energy who loves to run and play with his new foster siblings. He does very well with children. He loves receiving attention!  Zeus has small animal prey drive - so no small animals in his forever home. Training is going great as he is very food motivated!  More on this big guy as we get to know him.

Update: Zeus has settled very nicely into the pack routine and has blossomed into a very happy boy. He really takes comfort in being part of a pack so his forever home should have at least one other dog and a fenced in yard for them to play together in. We are still working on walking not pulling on a leash and not jumping when so excited, but have mastered freely going into the crate when his people leave for work. He loves to cuddle and get belly rubs and will rub all over his person like a cat, so he may accidentally knock over really small children, but not on purpose! He is a really big guy but a big love bug for sure!

If you are interested in learning more about Zeus, please contact his foster mom Lyn at: 
bigdogsrulerescue@rochester.rr.com

Neutered/Spayed: 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 Rochester, NY area, please contact my foster mom about my meet & greet attendance.
Adoped
Jethro is a 9 month old German Shepherd. He is a very happy boy with lots of energy. He is super smart and will test boundaries so Jethro would be best placed with an experienced German Shepherd handler who will not let him 'run the house'. He would do very well with any other dogs as he has lots of puppy energy. 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 and great with kids, sometimes he can get mouthy but we are working very hard to break that. He is learning all basic commands like Sit, down, come, paw. He loves playing with balls and bones. He will march around outside with a ball or bone in his mouth. He does ok on a leash and loves going for car rides!! 


For more information please contact his foster mom at DaniRadlichBDBH@yahoo.com

Neutered: Yes
UTD on Vaccines: Yes
Heartworm Test Results: Negative
Heartworm Prevention: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Crate-trained: Yes
House-trained: Mostly
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
Paddy is a 10 year old beagle mix that was admitted to a local humane society.  BDBH was asked to help Paddy as he wasn't doing well in the shelter environment.  Paddy was surrendered by a good samaritan and nothing is known about his past.  

Paddy recently had a dentistry to clean his teeth and had several masses removed which were all benign.  

Paddy does well with other dogs.  Paddy is an older gentleman and is looking for a place to retire, he would do best in an adult home only.

For more information on Paddy please contact kathrynfouquet@gmail.com

Neutered/Spayed: 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 Rochester, NY area, please contact my foster mom about my meet & greet attendance.
Under Medical Evaluation
Baylen is a 2 year old St. Bernard weighing in at 125lbs! He is incredibly sweet and gentle who was surrendered because of a seizure disorder. Since he has been on medication for his seizures, he has not had any. Baylen is house trained, crate trained and walks well on a leash. He loves his people and has done well with all dogs. A gentle giant who would love nothing more than to find a forever family.

For more information on Baylen please contact elizabeth.sealander@gmail.com

Neutered/Spayed: 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 Rochester, NY area, please contact my foster mom about my meet & greet attendance.