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 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. 

ADOPTED!!!!!
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.
SCOUT - AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION (JUNE 2016)!

This is Scout.  Scout is a 5 year old purebred Saint Bernard!  We are getting to know him but what we know so far is that he is a fantastic boy!  He is calm, adores the two young boys in his foster family and does well with other dogs!

We believe Scout would do best in a forever home with a female dog and no cats for Scout.

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 

I foster in the Rochester, NY area, please contact my foster mom about my meet & greet attendance.

ADOPTED!!
Bear I is truly a big sweet cuddly teddy bear. He is believed to be a 85lb Rottweiler mix  and certainly is a couch potato! As we never knew for sure what his history truly was I believe he was an outdoor dog and not given much attention. He loves people! Anyone that even looks his way he will go to, lean on and give lots of kisses. He is a lover through and through. Crate trained, house trained and walks well on leash. He loves his morning walks and has moments of play time but overall is a pretty mellow boy. He would do best with a female furry companion or as an only dog. 
For more information on Bear 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 Rochester, NY area, please contact his foster mom about his meet & greet attendance.

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
I foster in the Rochester, NY area, please contact his foster mom about his meet & greet attendance.
ADOPTION PENDING - INTRODUCING BEAR III (July 2016)
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 (JULY 2016)

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.
UNDER MEDICAL EVALUATION - RECOVERING FROM ORTHO SURGERY ON 7/21/16 (ADOPTION PENDING)
Koda is a 1 year 3 month old old male German Shepherd (birthdate 12/30/14). Koda was surrendered to BDBH because his owner couldn't afford his medical needs. It appears either a birth defect which causes the growth plate to stop growing or an injury to his growth plate happened which caused his front paw/leg to turn outward.
BDBH will have Koda x-rayed and evaluated. It does not slow Koda down...he runs and plays with no problems.
Koda lived with another dog, cat and a 1 year old child. Koda loves people.  

For additional information on Koda, email Rose: explorer53160@msn.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, please contact his foster mom about his meet & greet attendance.

EMMET - AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION (JUNE 2016)

Emmet is about 10 months old, and is a mix that leaves us all guessing (I will not be a "big dog"). I am definitely a mix of breeds. I spent the first few months of my life with my sister in Texas (check out Dot's profile on BDBH's Available Females page too!). A generous person flew us up to a local shelter. Upon arrival there, it was determined that we would due best with a rescue in a foster home.     Emmet spent the first few months of his young life living on his own with his sister Dot.  Being on his own, Emmet learned how to dodge humans, so he is just learning how to trust and be handled.  


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 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 slowly learning to be handled, and is still nervous while being petted. 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.