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 Pit Bull Terrier 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 

Coco

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Cat Domestic Medium Hair Adult Female Medium

Meet Coco! Boy do we love our black cats, and Coco is no exception! Coco Channel was rescued from a New York City Shelter just in the nick of time! She is estimated to be 6-7 years old, spayed, Felv/ Fiv negative, and up to date with her vaccines. Coco is liter box trained and overall a very clean low maintenance girl! Coco is an independent cat who will call out if she feels lonely but for the most part keeps to herself. Her ideal home would be as an only cat. She is an excellent mouser! She is sweet, independent, yet affectionate, funny, and just over all a good girl! If you are interested in adopting this sweet girl please fill out an application.


MORE ABOUT COCO:

Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • House Trained • Primary Color(s): Black • 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! He entered our rescue as a tiny kitten with his two siblings from our good friends over at Providence Animal Control. He is now estimated to be roughly 5 months old and is now fully vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, dewormed and socialized! Gypsy needs to be in a home with another cat. 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 

Darth

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Dog Beagle Mix Puppy Male Medium

Meet Darth! Darth is a 6 month old 22 lb beagle mix who entered the rescue with his brother Rebel. Darth is friendly, yet shy, neutered, and up to date on vaccines. He is certain to steal the heart of any hound enthusiasts like ourselves. If you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Darth please fill out an application.


MORE ABOUT DARTH:

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

Kingston

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Dog Cane Corso Mix Adult Male Large

Meet Kingston! Kingston is a 1- 2 year old 90 lb Cane Corso mix that entered our rescue from an over crowded city shelter. Kingston was recently treated for heart worm and is up to date on vaccines, neutered, microchipped, and crate trained. He entered the rescue underweight but is actively gaining weight and very food motivated. Kingston is an intelligent dog and if given the opportunity he will train a person, for this reason he should go to an experienced owner. Kingston walks well on a leash and knows basic commands, sit, stay and will come when you call him. Kingston has done well with dogs he has met while in our care. We have not cat tested him. If you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Kingston please fill out an application.


MORE ABOUT KINGSTON:

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

Misty

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Cat Domestic Medium Hair Kitten Female Medium

Meet Misty! Misty entered our rescue as a tiny kitten with her two siblings from our good friends over at Providence Animal Control. She is now estimated to be roughly 5 months old and is now fully vaccinated, spayed, microchipped, dewormed and socialized! Misty needs to be in a home with another cat. If you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Misty please fill out an application.


MORE ABOUT  MISTY:

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



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

Cinnamon

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Cat Domestic Short Hair Senior Female Medium

Meet Cinnamon! Cinnamon entered our rescue roughly a year and a 1/2 ago after being taken off the streets of Southbridge the previous winter. She was estimated to be a senior and simply could not return to the streets, especially during a New England Winter. She was in rough shape and received a dental and standard medical care (vaccines, and spay) and needed a place to recover. Thankfully some kind TNR people took her in and took care of her. She was transfered to us in June of 2018 healthy just "semi feral". While in our care Cinnamon has since learned or adjusted to living indoors and is no longer in hiding. She is still known to be shy or skittish with humans but comfortable with other cats and certainly not aggressive. Sadly due to unforseen circumstances she is loosing her foster home and will need new placement. We are very appreciative of all her foster mom has done for her. Please SHARE Cinnamon, she is certainly worthy of a safe place to call home. We hope there is someone out there who will read her story and see her photos and offer her a place to stay. To apply to foster or adopt please fill out an application.


MORE ABOUT CINNAMON:

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

Yuri

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Dog • Australian Shepherd • Senior • Female • Large

Meet Yuri! Yuri is a 55 lb 8 year old Australian Shepherd that entered our rescue in May. He has grown tremendously while in our care and we could not be more proud of him. That being said structure and routine, daily walks and using a crate to set boundaries in the home with Yuri is a must. He attends daycare a few times a week and often solicits affection from his foster mom and dad. He enjoys the company of other dogs, and daily walks. Yuri is house trained, crate trained, neutered and up to date on vaccines. He is currently in a foster home in Sturbridge Ma with several dogs. If you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Yuri please fill out an application.


MORE ABOUT YURI:

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

Ramie

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Dog • German Shorthair Pointer • Senior • Female • Medium

Meet Ramie! Ramie is a 9 year old female German Shorthair Pointer. This senior gal is looking for a retirement home. She has been retired from doing bird hunting and now it is her time to have a loving home life. Ramie is a typical hunting dog, so a fenced in yard is required. Ramie is up to date on all vaccinations, spayed, crate trained and walks well on a leash until she gets a scent, then she wants to pull. She has been given a ProHeart 6 injection, so she is set on heartworm preventative for 6 months. Because she was an active hunting dog, she will need your patience and guidance to become a great home companion. If you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Ramie please fill out an application.


MORE ABOUT RAMIE:

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

Nikki

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Dog • Plott Hound Terrier Mix • Adult • Female • Medium

Meet Nikki! Nikki came to our good friends at New England All Breed Rescue a few months back from a local shelter in Springfield Ma. She is roughly 50 lbs, and a 1- 2 years old plott hound/ terrier mix. She LOVES other dogs and children. She attends daycare routinely and would do best in a home that is active and has a fenced in yard. Nikki is crate trained, spayed and up to date on vaccines. Nikki is a smart obedient dog that would do best with an owner who has large breed experience. Someone who understands the importance of a routine, daily exercise, boundaries and the initial boundary setting between dogs. Nikki is currently in a foster home in Sturbridge Massachusetts with several other dogs. If you are interested in meeting her and potentially adopting Nikki please fill out an application.


MORE ABOUT NIKKI:

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