Dog • Pit Bull Terrier • Adult • Male • Medium
Meet Forrest! Forrest is estimated to be roughly 1-2 years old and is approximately 60 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 and 5-6 years old, vaccinated and neutered. For the past three years he has been overlooked, returned, made some bad decisions and set up for failure. Quinton has grown and matured tremendously since he was sprung from a rural shelter in 2016. He is good with large respectful dogs and older children but he's not fantastic. Quinton is far from bomb proof and not guaranteed to never react. Quinton's ideal home is as a companion dog in an adult only home, preferably as an only dog. He 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. He has spent the entire year of 2019 in our care. Quinton has proven he is finally READY for a place to call home. Please SHARE Quinton and if you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Quinton 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 roughly a year ago with her sister from a rural shelter after being trapped in the woods at roughly 5-6 months old. They are likely lab/hound mixes. Ashley is 35 lbs and currently between 1-2 years old. She was recently moved to a local multi dog foster home to work on putting the "full court press" domesticating this little wild child. Her sister Madison has since been adopted thanks to Ashley's current skilled foster parents and pack. Ashley is currently working on leash training, house training, and socializing her to not only accept but seek and solicit human touch like they did with her sister Madison. In record speed we must say! The future is looking bright for Ashley! Ashley does require a home with other dogs, preferably friendly canine role models and a tall secure fence. She is up to date on vaccines, spayed, microchipped, and VERY playful with other dogs. She would do best with dog savvy owners experienced with handling fearful or feral/ semi feral dogs that will prioritize her gaining confidence opposed to catering to her fear. To meet and potentially adopt 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: Short
Dog • German Shepherd • Young • Female • Large
Meet Ellie! Ellie arrived here in May and has made significant progress the last several weeks in our care. Ellie is roughly 55 lbs and will be two years old this October. She REQUIRES another dog in her future home, preferably a good role model for her. Ellie seeks guidance and direction and easily engages in play with other dogs. Ellie requires an active home with shepherd savvy owners who are committed to training a working, high energery little lady like herself. She needs to continue to work on her confidence and is still even prone to fear peeing. Ellie needs her energy burned daily just to peel off her initial layer of anxiety/insecurities. Ellie is a smart girl who wants to please her handler and responds extremely well when on leash. She knows basic obedience, has great recall and enjoys structured walks with other dogs. If her needs are compromised she will easily regress back to barking, whining, pacing and circling Ellie who we met when she first arrived. Ellie is gorgeous, sweet, but work. She thrives on a routine, being active and boundaries in the home- as a start. Ellie will make someone very happy but she is not suitable for an inexperienced owner, her fear and insecurities could easily turn into liabilities if avoidance was practiced opposed to prioritizing training, confidence building and proper handling. Ellie is spayed, up to date on vaccines and even recently passed her cat test! If you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Ellie please fill out an application.
MORE ABOUT ELLIE:
Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • House Trained • Primary Color(s): Brown/Chocolate, Black and Yellow/Tan/Blond/Fawn • Coat Length: Medium
Dog • Pit Bull Terrier Mix • Young • Female • Medium
Meet Chanel aka Nelly! Nelly is a 9 month old pit bull terrier mix although her medical record lists her as a mixed breed dog. Nelly was surrendered due to no fault of her own. That being said is overall a very good girl- especially for an adolescent dog! She is house trained, crate trained, food motivated, obedient and social with other dogs she has met while on our care. Nelly is being fostered in a local foster home with two teenage boys and two other medium sized dogs- one male and one female. Nelly is currently up-to-date on her vaccines and scheduled for her spay surgery in early August with our vet partners. She has not been cat tested and did not seem suitable/comfortable with the young children she met while in our care. If you are interested in meeting and potentially adopting Chanel aka Nelly please fill out an application.
MORE ABOUT CHANEL AKA NELLY:
Neutered/Spayed • Up-to-date on vaccines • House Trained • Primary Color(s): Gray/Blue/Silver and White/Cream • Coat Length: Short