My name is AJ!

Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in Penngrove, California - AJ
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I'm being cared for by:
Big Dog Rescue

Facts about AJ

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11060677
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Meet A.J. He is a young, super lovable yellow lab. He gets along with other dogs and loves people. Cuddling is a favorite pastime. He was rescued from a chain link fence where he was stuck by his feet. As he has been at BDR, we have noticed a funny gait and weird balance issues. We took him to UC Davis and they think there is something neurological going on. The first step is an MRI. Then possible surgery if he can be fixed. This is a huge expense and outside of our regular medical budget. We attached the estimate so you can see what we are dealing with.

So we are asking for help. We are asking for donations for A.J.'s MRI to start. We will have to figure out what is next after that. You can donate by using our PayPal on our website,, or send checks, make sure you designate A.J. on your donations. 

We appreciate all the help given to BDR, from volunteers to these special donations, and everything in between. Thank you! A.J. is a great dog.



About Big Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Homeless Hounds (Big Dog Rescue) is a non-profit, no-kill, 501-c tax exempt rescue which finds homes for dogs of all sizes. We have a separate building where potential adopters may visit, volunteers can have a tea break, and dogs can learn proper house manners. We only have 10 dogs at any one time, so we can spend quality time with each dog.

The only time our dogs are in their kennels is when they are eating, sleeping, or if the weather is bad, otherwise they are out in the yards playing with all their friends. In the yards they have grass to lay on, rocks to play on, dirt to dig in, and shade to rest in.

Please visit us online at or phone us at 707-665-0332. If you have any questions regarding the shelter itself and it's policies, or general questions, please e-mail If you have questions regarding a specific dog, or wish to inquire about adopting or fostering with us, please e-mail If you are interested in volunteering with Big Dog Rescue/Homeless Hounds, please e-mail

Our Adoption Process...

We ask potential adopters to complete an adoption application so we can determine if the dog will be a suitable match. Applications are available for download from our web site ( All family members must meet and agree on the dog. Once the form has been submitted, a board reviews the application, to confirm that the dog is a good match. After that a home inspection is given, to check for poisonous plants, holes in the fence, etc. If everything is in order, then the adopter will foster the dog for two weeks, as the final step in ensuring that dog and human get along well. Once the foster period is completed then the dog is officially adopted (some paperwork will have to be filled out and we request a donation to help save more dogs).
If at any time, for any reason, the adopter is going to give up the dog, the dog MUST be returned to Homeless Hounds (Big Dog Rescue.)