Dog • Pit Bull Terrier • Adult • Male • Medium
Meet Forrest! Forrest is estimated to be roughly 1-2 years old and is approximately 50 lbs. He is suspected of having a congenital disease, Cerebellar hypoplasia. He would be best described as special needs. He has extremely large front paws and is known to crash into things, run not walk and fall. Oh Forrest. This sweet boy has stolen our hearts. Forrest came to us in early February after being bounced around the shelter system in Rhode Island. He had originally been found as a stray in Providence November of 2018. Forrest is VERY dog friendly. He attends day care routinely and has gained fuller functioning of his motor skills since entering the rescue several months ago. Forrest would do best in a home with another dog, preferably a dog that would be up for the challenge of being his friend. Sadly he is not suitable to live with children or cats. Forrest is neutered, up to date on vaccines, house trained and crate trained. If you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Forrest please fill out an application.
MORE ABOUT FORREST:
Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • House Trained • Primary Color(s): Grey and White • Coat Length: Short • Special Needs: Congenital Disease
Cat • Domestic Short Hair • Senior • Female • Small
Meet Mama! Our longest resident! Mama is a former stray/semi feral cat that we have known for roughly 8 years!! She was a former colony cat at one of our feeding stations in Dorchester where we fed daily. Mama is called Mama because when we first came across her she had a tiny black kitten that followed her everywhere she went. Her kitten was taken in by the Animal Rescue League of Boston back in 2012 and found a home then. In April of 2017 we realized Mama was drastically losing weight, despite having a ravenous appetite. We took her in and sure enough she is diabetic. Since then her diabetes has been regulated and she is on insulin injections twice daily. She has adjusted to life indoors well but doesn't enjoy the company of dogs and most cats. She is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated felv/fiv negative and estimated to be roughly 8-9 years old, a young senior. Mama has been in our rescue for over 2 YEARS and has made tremendous strides. She allows a lot of handling which is required to give her insulin injections twice daily. She would still prefer to be an only pet but has shared her space successfully in the past with a calm foster cat. If you are interested in adopting Mama please fill out an application.
MORE ABOUT MAMA:
Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • House Trained • Primary Color(s): Grey and White • Coat Length: Short • Special Needs: Diabetic
Dog • Pit Bull Terrier Mix • Adult • Male • Large
Meet Quinton! Quinton entered the shelter system back in November of 2016. He is roughly 60 lbs, 6 years old, vaccinated and neutered. For the past three years he has been overlooked, returned, made some bad decisions and has been set up for failure quiet a few times. Thankfully over the last three years he has made it loud and clear who he is as a dog....and we have listened. Quinton has absolutely matured and grown since he was sprung from a rural shelter in 2016. He is no longer a rude, heart worm positive back yard dog. He's obedient, house and crate trained, and he desperately wants to make his handler happy. Quinton no longer eats ever crumb of dry food in his dish, or drinks every last drop of water in his bowl. He is a GOOD dog, he really is. This is why we haven't given up on him. Unfortunately Quinton can VERY easily be set up for failure. He has three failed adoptions. Quinton can not hack it in the average home today,but to be honest a lot of our dogs can't. After waiting this long, his 4th time around he needs and requires a home with the least amount of variables that jeopardize his future. Quinton is good with respectful dogs and children but he's not fantastic, he's not bomb proof or guaranteed to never react. Quinton's ideal home is as a companion to a single man, preferably a mature man. Quinton is a dog with very simple needs, but what he has never had is someone who wanted to do more than meet his basic needs. Quinton does not ask for much, and what you put into him you will get back 10 fold. A while back we said his ideal home would be with a truck driver. This past year we put our theory to practice and he went on multiple long distance road trips. His first trip he came back a changed dog- content, calm, and cooperative. Over the last few months Quinton has consistently made good decisions, in times where he historically would not. He has spent the entire year of 2019 in our care. Quinton has proven he is finally READY and he has earned it this time. If you are interested in meeting Quinton and potentially adopting him please fill out an application.
MORE ABOUT QUINTON:
Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • House Trained • Primary Color(s): White/Cream and Apricot/Beige • Coat Length: Short
Cat • Domestic Short Hair • Senior • Male • Medium
Meet Truman! Truman is a former feral from Dorchester. He was trapped back in January of 2017 because he was getting attacked by other cats on the same property Mama came from. Thankfully our friends over at Kitty Angels covered all of his medical costs, neuter, dental, vaccines, and wound care at the time he was trapped. We were devestated when his combo test came back positive for Felv and FIV. Due to this he couldn't return to life as an outdoor cat for the risk to himself and the other cats on the property. Truman has stayed with the founder of Big Hair for the last three + years as an "unadoptable lifer". Today he went to the vet for his annual vaccines and sure enough he is now Felv NEGATIVE!! Truman is 11 years young and is still FIV positive so he should ideally be placed in a home with other FIV positive cats. Over the last three years Truman has shown tremendous growth when it comes to humans and he now even solicits affection and tolerates human touch. Truman has gone from an unadoptable "lifer" to ADOPTABLE and we can't contain our excitement for him! He is now in search of a multi cat foster home or better yet adopter. Come on cat lovers! Truman is one of our BIGGEST underdogs who happens to be a cat and he needs your help! To apply to foster or adopt Truman please fill out an application.
MORE ABOUT TRUMAN:
Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • House Trained • Primary Color(s): Black and White • Coat Length: Short
Dog • Lab/Hound Mix • Adult • Female • Medium
Meet Ashley! Ashley entered our rescue several months ago with her brother Addison from a rural shelter. Both are likely lab/hound mixes, 35 lbs and roughly a year old. Ashley has made and continues to make more progress than her brother Addison. Initially both dogs were feral and trapped in the woods- they would bite leashes, and scream when attempting to touch them. Both have come a long way and continue to work towards becoming domesticated dogs. Trust me, these two take counter surfing to an entirely different level! Ashley is up to date on vaccines, learning to walk on a leash, crate trained, and VERY playful with other dogs and has tested well with cats. She requires a multi dog home, preferably with a fenced in yard and owners experienced with handling fearful or feral/semi feral dogs. Because Ashley can scared easily she is not suitable to live with young children. If you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Ashley please fill out an application.
MORE ABOUT ASHLEY:
Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • House Trained • Primary Color(s): White/Cream, Apricot/Beige and Yellow/Tan/Blond/Fawn • Coat Length: Shor
Dog • Shih Tzu & Bichon Frise Mix • Young • Male • Small
Meet Adonis! This 11 month old Shih Tzu/Bichon Frise Mix who recently entered the rescue as an owner surrender. He is currently being fostered in Southbridge Ma in a multi dog home. Adonis is roughly 20 lbs, up to date on vaccines and will be neutered and microchipped once our vet partners reopen. Adonis's ideal home is one with another young small dog companion where he can continue to learn leash training and house training. Adonis is a sweet natured boy and is suitable to live with respectful children. If you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Adonis please fill out an application.
Dog • Jindo Mix • Adult• Female • Medium
Meet Meeka! Meeka is believed to be a Jindo mix. She is approximately a year old and 40 lbs. She is intelligent, active, fiesty, playful and beautiful! She is completely house trained and crate trained. Meeka is not suitable for a first time dog owner, her ideal home would be with active owners who walk or run daily. She is suitable to live with other dogs and children. Meeka has not been cat tested. She is spayed and up to date on vaccines. If you are interested in meeting Meeka and potentially adopting her please fill out an application.
MORE ABOUT MEEKA:
Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • Primary Color(s): Yellow/Tan/Blond/Fawn and White/Cream • Coat Length: Medium