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
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 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.
Adoption Pending
Max is a one year old, handsome male German Shepherd, weighing in at 80 lbs.  He came to rescue because his owner worked a lot of hours and Max was crated for long periods of time. Max is a sweet boy that has not had much structure or obedience training.  Max will excel at obedience training as he is a quick learner . Max does very well with other dogs, it is just that he is a bit active/overwhelming for some dogs. Absolutely no aggression, just needs to learn doggie etiquette/skills. Max has to learn the 'on/off' switch when it comes to playing....It was reported from his owner that Max would 'terrorize' the two cats she owned but did not hurt them. So to be safe, I would say a no cat home would be best.  Max loves to go for walks and does extremely well on leash. Max is crate trained. Max's home can be with children 14 years and older. Max is very friendly with children, but due to his size, energy level and need for training, he would do best in a home with older children  I would like to see Max go to a home that has GSD experience. An active family would best suit Max. 

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 
Available for Adoption
Meet Willie! He's 7 months old and weighs about 40lbs. He came to BDBH after being admitted to a local shelter. He was owned by an elderly woman who was housebound and was unable to take Willie out to do normal things as a puppy. So, when he got to the shelter, he was very fearful. Willie has done wonderfully in foster care though. He became comfortable with both people and other dogs at home almost immediately and is now living like a typical 7 month old puppy. He plays non-stop with his foster siblings and is learning to face the big scary world one walk at a time. Willie is learning to use a crate and is starting to work on basic commands as well. He's good with cats and...umm...oh right, he's pretty darn cute! 

For more information on Willie please contact pickadilee@aol.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.