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From Bow to Wow: BIG dogs edition

From TODAY correspondent Jill RappaportIt is that time again for my favorite segment: From Bow to Wow. This time I wanted to focus on BIG dogs, since their size does present a challenge when it comes to adoption.At Animal Care and Control of New York City, we found four true beauties, all in desperate need of a loving home, and this was their lucky day! Starting with the females first, we found So

From TODAY correspondent Jill Rappaport

It is that time again for my favorite segment: From Bow to Wow. This time I wanted to focus on BIG dogs, since their size does present a challenge when it comes to adoption.

At Animal Care and Control of New York City, we found four true beauties, all in desperate need of a loving home, and this was their lucky day! Starting with the females first, we found Sonya -- a gorgeous flat-haired retriever mix, who was sadly left tied to a pole, but she is so sweet and affectionate that she would be a gift for anyone. Next, there is Phoebe, a stunning Australian cattle dog with a heart of gold and eyes that will melt your heart.

Now for the boys, with Marcus -- the magnificent German shepherd whose owner had to give him up, but what a love bug this boy is! He is so regal and powerful, yet so gentle and sweet. And finally there is Jack the Jack Russell. I know what you're thinking -- no, he is not BIG in terms of his size -- but what a BIG personality he has! So he definitely deserves to be in this mix!

Each of these dogs is so filled with love, and just waiting to share it with you. As the owner of four dogs (two females, two males), three BIG ones and one small one with a very BIG personality like Jack the Jack Russell, when I look at this group, I feel like I am in my own backyard! If you have been looking for a BIG dog to share your life with, I hope you will consider one of these precious pooches. They have so much love to give, and because of their size, there is that much more to hug and cuddle with!

Dear viewers: If you're interested in finding information on how to adopt the dogs seen on TODAY, please visit the Animal Care & Control of New York City's site at nycacc.org.

Check out past Bow to Wow segments here.