Big Hair Animal Rescue
Big Hair Animal Rescue

Adoptable Pets

Mama

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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

Forrest

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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

Bella

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Dog American Bully Adult Female Medium


Meet Bella! Bella is a 75 lb 2 year old American Bully who entered our rescue from a high kill shelter. She is everything we love about bullies, pushy, strong, and stubborn with a huge personality. She requires proper intros with other dogs but is dog friendly/social in most cases she just comes on too strong initially. She is spayed and up to date on vaccines. Bella is suitable to live with kids (5+) unfortunately no cats for this little lady. If you are interested in meeting Bella and potentially adopting her please fill out an application.


MORE ABOUT BELLA:

Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • House Trained • Primary Color(s): Grey and White • Coat Length: Short

Quinton

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Dog Pit Bull Terrier Mix Adult Male Medium


Meet Quinton! This sweet boy entered our rescue in January of 2017! He has been overlooked, returned and set up for failure over and over again. Thankfully over the last two and a half years we have REALLY gotten to know him and what his ideal home would be like. Quinton LOVES car rides and men! This big sweet boy's ideal home would be one on the road with a trucker. Quinton tries to jump in a car every chance he gets. He's a great companion dog and is super food motivated. Quinton is roughly 55 lbs and 4-5 years old. He is up to date on vaccines, neutered, and crate trained. 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

Emerson

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Dog Mixed Breed Puppy Female Medium


Meet Emerson (formerly known as Brownie) Emerson entered our rescue in September after being pulled from an over crowded city shelter. Emerson had a pretty severe case of mange but is recovering quickly since being treated. She is roughly 5 months old and 20 lbs. Emerson is up to date on vaccines, house trained and crate trained. She's full of spunk and one of her favorite things to do is steal her foster brother Bruin's toys. If you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Emerson please fill out an application.


MORE ABOUT EMERSON:

Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • House Trained • Primary Color(s): Brown/Chocolate and White/Cream • Coat Length: Short

Lady

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Cat Calico Adult Female Small 


Meet Lady! Lady was trapped in Worcester by a good samaritan roughly a year ago. Lady is estimated to be 2-4 years old and is currently in a foster home with 3 other cats. Originally she spent most of her days in hiding but thanks to her feline friends she is now out of hiding and more social. She still shys away from human touch. Her ideal home is with other cats, ideally social and accepting cats. Lady is litter box trained, spayed, up to date on vaccines and Fiv/ felv negative. If you are interested in adopting this shy girl please fill out an application.


MORE ABOUT LADY:

Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • House Trained • Primary Color(s): Black, Brown/Chocolate and White • Coat Length: Medium 

Oscar

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Dog American Bully Adult Male Large


Meet Oscar! Oscar came into our care several months ago and his trainer foster mom took time getting to know and train him. Oscar is a 2 year old, neutered American Bully. He is up to date on vaccines, crate trained and house trained. Oscar can be dog social but due to his dominant personality other dogs tend to pick fights with him and if challenged he will fight back. We would prefer to place him in a single dog household or with a submissive female and a high drive savvy owner. Oscar has recently been leash trained and off leash trained on an e collar . He knows basic obedience, and is food and toy motivated. Oscar is friendly with strangers. If you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Oscar please fill out an application. Oscar would come with 2 free lessons from the Unconditional Canine in Nashua NH.


MORE ABOUT OSCAR:

Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • Primary Color(s): Gray/Blue/Silver, Black and White/Cream  • Coat Length: Short

Gypsy

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Cat Domestic Medium Hair Kitten Male Medium


Meet Gypsy! Sadly Gypsy is proof that black cats face a more difficult and challenging time getting adopted. More so than any other cats. We would like to pretend Gypsy isn't unnecessarily waiting months longer than his two adopted siblings soley because he is all black,  but unfortunately even in 2020 we are forced to accept this reality to some degree.  Gypsy entered our rescue as a tiny kitten with his two siblings from our good friends over at Providence Animal Control last summer.  He is now estimated to be roughly 7-8  months old and is fully vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, and dewormed.  He is a shy sweet boy and his foster mom simply adores him. She is trying her best NOT to adopt him and she often tells us how his extended wait for a home breaks her heart. Gypsy is currently in a foster home with 4 other adult cats he loves and has learned from. He requires a home with a friendly feline companion to ensure his healthiest development. Gypsy is being fostered in Northern Rhode Island.  If you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Gypsy please fill out an application.


MORE ABOUT GYPSY:

Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • House Trained • Primary Color(s): Black • Coat Length: Medium 

Patches

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Cat Domestic Medium Hair Senior Male Medium


Meet Patches! He is a dream come true. He is sweet, affectionate, clean, polite, mellow and handsome. Patches was adopted out roughly 5 YEARS ago and recently returned due to a new baby in the home. Patches is without a doubt the complete package. He would be a great fit for most homes and has lived with children, cats and dogs. Patches is currently being fostered in North Brookfield Ma. He is estimated to be between 7-8 years old and up to date on vaccines, neutered, litter box trained and fiv/felv negative. If you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Patches please fill out an application.


MORE ABOUT PATCHES:

Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • House Trained • Primary Color(s): White and Orange/Red • Coat Length: Medium 

Rocco

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Dog American Bulldog Adult Male Large


Meet Rocco! Rocco is a two year old American Bulldog originally purchased from a breeder. He is roughly 70 lbs, neutered, and up to date on vaccines. Rocco entered our rescue the summer of 2018 as a very fearful and insecure under socialized adolescent dog. He was with us for four months and went through a board and train program where he met a family that we thought would honor their commitment to him. Sadly he was returned a year later due to conflict with the cat in the home. Thankfully Rocco's training has been consistent and his overall confidence has improved. Rocco is house trained, crate trained and off leash trained with an e collar. He still requires a home with other dogs, preferably experienced owners. If you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Rocco please fill out an application.


MORE ABOUT ROCCO:

Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • Primary Color(s): Brindle and  White/Cream  • Coat Length: Short

Cotton

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Dog • Pit Bull Terrier Mix • Adult• Female • Large


Meet Cotton! This beautiful girl came to us from a bad situation but doesn't hold any grudges. She is approximately 2-3 years old and 65 lbs. She was recently spayed and treated for heart worm. She has done well with dogs she has met while in our care and has recently started playing in play groups of 5-6 dogs at a time. If you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Cotton please fill out an application.


MORE ABOUT COTTON:

Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • House Trained • Primary Color(s): White/Cream and Brown/Chocolate • Coat Length: Short

Mickey

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Dog • Chihuahua • Adult • Male • Small


Meet Mickey! Mickey entered our rescue in October through our good friends at Sturbridge Animal Control. He was picked up as a loose dog and never claimed. He is an adult Chihuahua, likely 3-5 years old. He is everything we love about Chihuahuas! He bonds quickly with his owner and is feisty especially if you put him in charge of the household. Mickey would do best in a home with previous Chihuahua experience, but is certainly not a difficult dog. He is currently in a foster home in Spencer Ma with big dogs, small dogs, cats and a teenager. Mickey is crate trained and enjoys daily walks. He walks well on a leash. If you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Mickey please fill out an application.


MORE ABOUT MICKEY:

Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • House Trained • Primary Color(s): White/Cream, Brown/Chocolate and Yellow/Tan/Blond/Fawn • Coat Length: Short