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 10 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 10 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 • Shepherd Mix • Adult • Male • Medium
Meet Teddy! Teddy arrived here at Big Hair Animal Rescue in Mid October. We are happy to say this former feral has really as of February 2021 earned the label of being domesticated. Teddy is a medium 1-2 year old 40 lb shepherd mix that was previously removed from a hoarding situation. His future home requires a fenced in yard and another dog that would be a suitable playmate/companion for him. Teddy requires a home without children, preferably a home without children that visit often. Teddy is crate trained, dog friendly/social, up to date on vaccines, neutered and microchipped. He has not been cat tested. He is now leash trained and has a solid foundation of basic obedience. He even loves car rides. If you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Teddy please fill out an application.
MORE ABOUT TEDDY:
Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • House Trained • Primary Color(s): Golden, Yellow/Tan/Blond/Fawn and White/Cream • Coat Length: Short
Snake • Ball Python • Baby • Male (Zephyr) and Female (Zelda) • Medium
Meet Xavier and Zelda! Born on July 30th 2020 making them just shy of 2.5 months old. They are looking for their forever homes! Both eating frozen thawed hoppers! Xavier and Zelda tend to be shy at first but warm up after some handling. Their parents are both very social (for snakes)” to apply for Xavier and Zelda please fill out an application.
Dog • Great Pyrenees Mix • Young • Male • Large
Meet Archie! Archie is a 1 year old 90 lb great Pyrenees mix who is high energy, and dog friendly. He requires an active home/family that has experience owning/handling working breeds. Archie knows basic obedience, walks well on a leash and loves to hear you cheer him on! Specifically "Good Boy Archie!" Archie requires a confident handler who he can rely on, someone who believes he IS a good boy! Archie like most Pyrenees loves being outside and a fenced in yard will appropriately house any rough housing and play he engages in with his future siblings. Archie currently attends doggy daycare routinely. He requires a home with other dogs and a fenced in yard. As an adolescent Archie's body is not the only thing growing! So is his personality and confidence which need support through consistent training. Archie would do best with a family that is active (preferably disciplined) and experienced with guard/guardian breeds to avoid the development of resource guarding, anxiety or reactiveness from unmet needs. Archie rarely guards but on occasion he will attempt to guard the water dish from other dogs if he's claimed it and they approach him from behind. If Archie is not exercised daily he can become anxious when crated. If he is given too much too soon of a household and he can not responsibly handle that he will become territorial- which is common among guarding/guardian breeds. Archie is cat approved/ cat tolerant. Due to his size Archie should not be placed in a home with very small children but he is kid friendly. If you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Archie please fill out an application.
MORE ABOUT ARCHIE:
Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • House Trained • Primary Color(s): Black, Brown/Chocolate and White/Cream • Coat Length: Short