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Adoption

Giant Breeds Currently in Rescue

Many of the gentle giants that come to Big Dogs Huge Paws have been neglected, abused or found as strays & out of time at a shelter. Others have simply been abandoned by their owners due to a divorce, new baby, moving -- to name a few. Many who surrender their dogs tell us they are “too big” or “too expensive." Some of the dogs coming into rescue are well-trained and well-behaved, but others need the time and patience to grow. Despite their past, giant breed dogs are incredibly forgiving and eager to please. They have so much love to give and are all very special. We are looking to place these amazing dogs in forever homes with families who will love the pup unconditionally and give them the love and support they need for the rest of their lives.

Quick overview on terms:

  • New to rescue - under evaulation: We are still evaluating this dog's special needs in terms of medical care, behavioral issues and temperament/personality. You are welcome to get on their waitlist. You will be notified when they are ready for adoption if/when it is your turn. If you see a pending adoption appear on a dog you are waitlisted for, it means a family ahead of you on their list has been matched with the dog. 
  • Pending Adoption: This dog has been matched with a forever family and will be heading to their new home as soon as transport/placement can be arranged. You can stay on their waitlist in case the adoption falls through, but it is uncommon.
  • Medical/Behavioral Hold: This pup requires advanced care medically or behaviorally before they will be ready for adoption. You can get on their waitlist and will be notified when they are ready for adoption if/when it is your turn in line. 
  • Permanent Foster: We have decided this pup needs to stay in rescue. As such, they are not available for adoption.

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Available Dogs

Say hello to Louise! This 10 month old, Black, female Great Dane found herself in need of a better home when her first owner couldn't provide her with the training or socialization she needed due to too many animals. She is now happily in a foster home where she is happy to be a valued member of the family and getting some one on one attention.

Do you think this Belle could be the belle of your ball? If so, let me introduce myself! My name is Belle, and I'm a 5-year-old, female Bullmastiff. My former owners moved to the country where there are lots of horses… and I just couldn't help myself. There were so many of them, and I loved to chase and run with them! I did whatever I could to run with the ponies, and my peeps thought there would soon be an accident. So that's why I'm here at BDHP.

Moose the 1.5 year old, black brindle, male English Mastiff is a sweet boy who has not had a very good upbringing. Moose is in his second home that we know of and they rescued him very underweight and under socialized.

Sasha the 1 yr old, brindle, female Great Dane was found as a stray and when no owner came forward BDHP stepped up and brought this beauty into our program to make sure that her life will be nothing but rainbows and unicorns from here on out! Sasha is house trained and crate trained and she already knows to sit. She is very much enjoying her indoor life and the pampering and love that comes along with it.

Lilo is a 4 month old, Mantle, female Great Dane puppy that was found wandering the streets and when the shelter reached out to us to for help, how could we say no?
Stitch is a very handsome 4 month old, mantle, Great Dane puppy who was found wandering the streets and when the shelter reached out to us to for help, how could we say no?

Cash is a very good looking fellow and this 4.5 year old brindle English Mastiff is quite the accomplished hound and comes with a certain amount of built in swagger! He is house, leash and crate trained and he knows how to sit, come when called, down, stay AND speak! He is a boy who enjoys the finer comforts of indoor living and he doesn't bark, dig or chew like an uncivilized pup. Cash doesn't get on the furniture as he is fine with his own bed.

Toro is an absolutely adorable 4 month old, black Neapolitan Mastiff puppy that was owner surrendered with his litter mate Zamba because their owner couldn't afford cherry eye surgery. Toro is a happy go lucky young man who is all puppy so prepare yourself for chewing and potty training and all the crazy that goes along with ensuring that he is raised into a gentle giant that well represent his breed well.

Graham is a 1 1/2 year-old, male Newfoundland, black in color, who came to BDHP because his former family simply didn't have the time to devote to him, so we're happy to help him find a perfect fit! He used to live with three young children, so he's good with the kiddos. He's also good with other dogs and with cats. Still a youngster, he does a little bit of puppy chewing, but he loves toys and healthy treats… so it should be easy to redirect him.

Daphne is a sweetheart of a Neapolitan Mastiff. This 4 year old blue female was part of a cruelty seizure that involved 25 dogs, to include Fred and Wilma. Daphne is very underweight but she has a healthy appetite and now she knows that she is safe and will be receiving all the food she needs we know she'll be up to snuff in no time and looking as healthy as she is happy.

Welcome to the good life Wilma!! This tawny, 3 year old Neapolitan Mastiff was part of a seizure cruelty case where she lived with 25 other dogs that were being used for backyard breeding. Thankfully we were contacted to help this girl and her friends, Fred and Daphne, and we are excited to show her all that she has been missing out on. Wilma is a super sweet girl who smiles at all the humans she meets and she is very friendly with people.

Fred, the very handsome 5 year old, blue, male Neapolitan Mastiff has finally had the luck to find his way from a life of neglect and misuse into that of a loved, rescued pup who has nothing but wonderful things in store for him from here on out. Fred, alongside Daphne and Wilma, was kept with 25 dogs in a breeding situation all of which were part of a cruelty seizure case. Now that Fred is safe with BDHP he gets to be a different kind of stud!

Moose is the very epitome of what a gentle giant should be and we cannot wait for him to find his forever home where he can grace them with his giant heart and head! Moose is an 8 yr old, merle GREAT Dane who was surrendered due to moving reasons. He loves all cats and dogs and is great with kids of all ages. If he feels bothered he gets up and leaves the room but he really loves teenagers.
Meet Zamba, a lovely 4 month old, black, female Neapolitan Mastiff puppy who is looking for her forever home. Zamba is of course all puppy and she'll need a family that will love her for her and all of those puppy antics as she grows and learns and becomes a well socialized adult. Zamba was surrendered by her owner due to her cherry eye issues for which she's already had 2 corrective surgeries but she is doing great.
Midnight is looking for his forever home and we know we can find it! This 11 month old black brindle Neapolitan Mastiff has already had two homes but we know that third time will be the charm for this guy...are you his lucky leprechaun?! Midnight has already had surgery for his cherry eye and he has moderate bilateral hip dysplasia.

I know you humans have situations where you have to move, but when you can't take us four-legged family members with, it's sad. My name is Isabel, and I'm a 3-year-old, female, fawn-colored English Mastiff who is here at BDHP because my family had to move.

Odin is a lovely, 1 year old, brindle Great Dane whose owner had to make the tough decision to surrender him because they were unable to provide all that this sweet boy needed.We are happy to welcome him to the family and assured his family that we will find him the perfect forever home that will allow this young pup to flourish and be his happy, goofy self.

Patches, patches, we all go through some rough patches in our lives. I'm hoping I've been through mine, and I'm looking for a furever home with you! My name is Patches, and I'm a 10-month-old male Great Pyrenees/Newfoundland mix. (Many of the Newfie experts say it looks like I have some "Landseer" markings, so I think that's pretty special, right?) I'm a growing boy with big paws to grow into and I am already around 80 lbs!

Valuskie is an adorable 8 year old, Merle Great Dane who finds herself in need of a retirement home. Even though Valuskie is a senior her recent bloodwork came back great and she's very healthy for a senior girl! She is great with kids and dogs but she isn't a fan of felines so a cat free home is what she'll need.
Gracie is a 9 year old Fawnequin Great Dane with cropped ears who is looking for a new home with her bonded sister, Bella. These sweet ladies found themselves in trouble with their owner became terminally ill but their vet and the local shelter helped place them in rescue with us and we're honored to help them. Gracie is a sweet old lady who loves her sister and despite her age still loves to play and romp on occasion.
Bella and her sister Gracie are a bonded pair of colorful Great Danes who find themselves in a new place to lay their bones in their senior years. Bella is a 7 year old Harlequin Dane with natural ears and a few lumps and bumps that behold her age but don't let that fool you for this sweet girl loves to play and run around and is still quite active for her age.  Bella is house trained and is good with other dogs.

I'm pretty sure that no one could bear to pass up this Bear, am I right? My name is Bear, and I'm a 4-year-old, black brindle, male Neapolitan Mastiff. I unfortunately had a new landlord tell my previous owner that no big dogs were allowed, so I'm here at BDHP looking for an awesome forever home now. (What is it with these landlords? Can someone please tell them that so many of us biggies actually make great house guests? Sigh…) Anyway, back to my story.

Sammie is 1 year old, brindle, Great Dane mix who finds herself looking for the right home. This pocket size giant is an energetic pup who enjoys her exercise. Sammie loves to go for bike rides, trail walks, playing with other dogs and she's currently used to about 3.5 miles per day and enjoys every minute of it! Her zoomies are quite fun to watch as she acts like a crazy girl that is thoroughly enjoying her new lease on life.

Ringo is a 10 week old, black, Great Dane puppy that somehow found himself lost and wandering as a stray. He appears to be a Euro Dane and has a big blocky head to go with his big ole feet. He is a goofy, gangly, adorable pup with lots of love to give! Ringo gets along well with dogs, cats, and kids and his foster family will be giving him a head start on basic training to prepare him for his forever family.

Hi, my name is Maddi and I am happy to be here with BDHPI after I was originally found as a stray with my pal, Homer, and we both ended up behind bars in a shelter. I am around 6-9 months old, Blue, and weighing in at around 66 lbs currently. I am house trained, crate trained, and excited to be learning some new tricks in my foster home! I love to play with other pups, I don't care how big or small, and cats and kids seem pretty cool also.

Meet Homer! This adorable Mantle, 10-12 month old, 89 lb, male Great Dane was found as a stray wandering with another female and sadly no one came to claim them. As far as we can tell, he was likely someone's pet previously as he is already house trained and crate trained.

Fat Face was surrendered and not only did we think this boy deserved a second chance but also a new name...Welcome Roger to the family! Roger is a 4 yr old male Dogue de Bordeaux who found himself behind bars because he got into a fight with other intact male in the home who he'd lived with peaceful until this incident. Roger was kenneled with anothe male dog at the shelter and they got along well and he is doing great with other dogs of all sizes in his foster home.

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Petra, which means stone or rock.  However, I am a mush. I'm the sweetest 5-6 year old female Great Dane who will bury my head in your lap to show how much I love you. What a stroke of luck that the Humane Society knew the best foster place for me would be BDHP.

Meet Aggie! This adorable fluffball is a 2 month old, white, female Great Pyrenees mix. She was found as a stray and mums the word about her history but the good news is that she is still very young and has the world ahead of her! She is very sweet and trainable and eager to please. Aggie likes car rides and playing with other dogs and toys. She is deaf, but it sure doesn't hold her back from living life to the fullest and you'd hardly know.

Emma Jo is quite the accomplished young lady! This 1 yr old black Euro Dane is already house, leash and crate trained and she knows the basic commands of sit, down, stay, wait, leave it, come, bow, kennel, bed, load! She is of course an inside girl who is quite the couch potato but she still gets her puppy zoomies on from time to time.

Dukey dawg is in the house! This handsome fellow is a 5-6 year old, blue brindle Neapolitan Mastiff. Duke is a total sweetheart who is need of some extra meals to get some more meat on his bones. He is potty trained but was being left outside a lot with his previous owners so his foster family will be making sure that he remembers where to go potty while enjoying all in the indoor comforts again.

Look at me, I'm one of kind! If you were going to design the perfect giant breed mix, it would have to be a cross between a Newfoundland dog and a Bernese Mountain dog. Well look no further, here I am! Badger is my name, which says a lot about my adorably-kissable face, not my temperament. You see, like my Newfie ancestors, I have a sweet personality.

Bo is a 1.5 year old mantle Daniff who was found wandering in a church parking lot where a good Samaritan took it upon themselves to take this boy in and search for his family. None was found but Bo's prayers were answered because he now finds himself healthy, happy, with regular meals and great vet care. Not to mention a foster family that is lavishing him with praise and teaching him all about being an indoor guy - two things he is enjoying immensely!

Miss Mollie is a 2 yr old, 88lb (perfect beginner size!) Newfoundland mix who is looking for a home that will love her for who she is, allergies and all! You see Miss Mollie is allergic to dust and storage mites and her perfect home would be one with little to no carpet to help ease her itches; she may need some apoquel medication for flare ups. Mollie was originally surrendered to us due to her previous owner not having enough time for her.

Look for the bare necessities....The simple bare necessities...Forget about your worries and your strife ....Ok so I'm not quite that bear but I do look a bit like a bear and I need to forget about my worries and my strife. My name is Baloo and I'm a 5 yr old Newfoundland who is here to find my new home.
Howdy-doody, how ya doing? My name is Brego, and I'm a 1.5 year old fawn Great Dane who would really love to find my family. I was given to BDHPI because my last family had other big dogs and despite all their efforts, the bottom line is that I really can't live with other dogs. I am great at clicker training, know the commands sit, stay, down, come, leave it, out, move and coming back to you with a whistle.

Mack, even though a mix, has all the wonderful Mastiff traits. He is three years and was surrendered because living in an apartment was too confining for him. He loves people and wants to please. We were told he is leery of strangers but since with BDHP we haven't seen this part of his personality. He loves his treats, two legged attention, balls and plush toys, not necessarily in that order.

Who said playtime is just for the kids? My name is a Wilhemina, and I'm a 5-year-old female Presa Canario. And I LOVE to play! Play dates, play groups, play time - it's all aces with me! I especially like it when there's just one other canine to romp with me, but any and all play is good stuff! I'm beautiful and brindle in color, as you can see by my photos.

Ollie is one of those boys who worms his way into your heart and stays there. He is a 3 year old, black, male Great Dane and while we don't know too much about this boy, we do know he is working hard at coming out of his shell and adjusting to his new life. Ollie was kept with many other dogs without much human contact and thankfully he was owner surrendered him so he can move on to the next step in his life.

This beautiful fawn, 5-year-old, Bullmastiff is Nala. Living circumstances have changed for her family, and this wonderful girl is looking for her furever home. She is house trained, crate trained and leash trained. She also knows commands such as sit, stay, come and kennel. She loves car rides, Nylabones, natural bones and stuffed animals, but guns and fireworks scare her.

Durga is a very pretty, 1 year old, black/brindle Great Dane mix that has led a rough life so far and has landed her where she is.. a blessing in disguise. Durga was not socialized as a puppy and has been abused as well, so she has some fear aggression issues that her foster family will be working on with her in order to help her relax and gain confidence and allow her to be a puppy again.

Annie is a darling, 2-3 year old, female black Great Dane who weighs around 90 pounds.  She needs time to feel comfortable and will tuck her tail, so allow her about 48 hours until she becomes familiar with her surroundings and you will have a best friend for life.

Mama mia! My name is Mama, and I'm a 6-year-old, Black Brindle, female Cane Corso looking to brighten up your family! I weigh about 116 pounds right now, so I'm a decent-sized Mama. I'm good with other dogs of all sizes, humans of all ages and sexes, and I've been described as a "very sweet girl who just loves attention from anyone and everyone." I can't tell you much about my past, because I was found as a stray.

Meet Meenie, part of new Cane Corso mix puppy litter that found their way into the right place thanks to a charitable partner veterinarian that found them being given away in a parking lot. Meenie is a brindle boy who was born on 1/23/17 and while we know mama was a Corso she wasn't telling us who daddy is! We do know that they are nothing but adorable and are going to be big pups once they're grown.

Meet Eenie, part of new Cane Corso mix puppy litter that found their way into the right place thanks to a charitable partner veterinarian that found them being given away in a parking lot. Eenie is a brindle girl who was born on 1/23/17 and while we know mama was a Corso she wasn't telling us who daddy is but we do know that they are nothing but adorable and are going to be big pups once they're grown.

Maverick is one cool dude! This 20 month old, tawny colored, 120 lb Neapolitan Mastiff is looking for a new place to lay his copious amounts of jowls upon! He is still all puppy and will occasionally jump up to say hello but his foster family will be working on better forms of meet and greet. He is good with large dogs and previously lived with another Neo but smaller dogs are not his forte.

I'm Charley the St. Bernard and I'm looking for a home that will offer plenty of belly rubs. Could it be yours? I'm a 4-year-old female Saint, and I'm a svelte 82-ish pounds right now. My former owner's life situation changed, so that's why I'm here at BDHP. I'm good with other dogs and love my foster brother, but I do tend to be a bit of a dominant female so I would do best with submissive females or males. No wallflower here, I tell you!

This pup is as sweet as a daisy...so much so that's her name! Daisy is a 4.5 month old, black Great Dane puppy that has come to BDHP to find her new forever home. She was owner surrendered as her owner had too many dogs and we have been happy to step in and help out to ensure that these dogs get the vetting that they need and their perfect forever homes where they will be loved and cared for for the rest of their lives.

Meet Mayly...she is a very beautiful, 4 year old, mantle Great Dane who is ready to move on to bigger and better things. She is in rough shape with quite a bit of arthritis form a hard life up until now but it will be cushy dog beds from now on for this girl! Sweet Mayly was given up by her owner who had way too many dogs.

Rock (AKA Chance) the Daniff would really, REALLY love to find his forever home after being bounced around a bit previously. This boy does have hip displaysia as well as a slight neurological issues that affects his gate, so he would prefer a ranch style home with limited to no stairs and will need a daily anti-inflammatory to keep him comfortable. He is a 3 year old, black brindle with a white stripe, adorable Great Dane/Mastiff Mix.
Barrette how we wish we could erase the past few months for you but all we can do and promise is that your future will be nothing but wonderful and full of all the love, kisses, scratches and treats a boy could ask for. You see sweet, sweet Barrette (the 7 year own Fawn with merle markings Great Dane) was found locked in a trailer with his deceased owner and 3 deceased dogs.
Please welcome Tater-tot to the family. Tater Tot is 9 months old and 85lbs. He is a talkative boy who is very affectionate and loves attention, pets and cuddles. He is good on free roam, completely potty trained, gets along with small dogs and continues to learn as he grows. Tater is good on a leash, will allow touching all over (in fact he loves the attention) and he knows to sit for treats.

Gorgeous Gaiya is a 3.5 yr old female, Harlequin Great Dane who is all sugar and kisses. This sweetheart was adopted from a shelter but returned due to the existing dog in the home not accepting her so the shelter contacted us and here she is, living it up while waiting on her new family. Gaiya is house trained, knows how to sit pretty and she's partially leash trained...she's working on this and getting better each time.

Don't let my name fool you -- I'm no muscle dog! I'm Beefy (better known as Bebe) the 8 year old, white Great Pyrenees, and I just want to give you love. I am house trained, trustworthy with free roam, leash trained and good with both kids and dogs. I'm a little fluffy, but my foster is helping me get some pounds off. I have some old age arthritis, but I still love to play.
Xavier aka Nelson is a gorgeous 150 lb, 6.5 year old, Landseer Newfoundland who has found his way to Big Dogs Huge Paws after his breeder decided not to keep him. We are very happy with our new addition and think that their loss is our gain! This huge, handsome fluff ball is settling into his foster home and very happily learning all about indoor living and being someone's pet...unfortunately two things he has not know up until now.

Meet Shawna, she's a 6 year old, fluffy, grizzly bear...ok maybe not a grizzly bear but she's a beautiful Newfoundland who is looking for her forever family, do you think it's you? Shawna was part of a breeder release that we were happy to take into our program because we wanted to give these sweet babies a new start.

Hey, are you in need of a lucky, furry hand? Then please check me out! I'm Mojo the 2-year-old, white, male Great Pyrenees. I'm very sweet, quiet and great with both cats and dogs. I'm in need of a new place to call home. I got tired of wandering the streets alone without food to eat or love to get. Would you please help me out? I promise you'll have nothing but good luck with me in your life (at least when it comes to kisses and love).

Blues is a sweet, 8 month old, brindle colored Neapolitan mix pup who was rescued from a puppy mill and she's already living it up! Like most mill dogs she can be a bit shy but she's curious and she's gaining confidence daily. She is already house trained and crate trained and very much enjoying her daily life of indoor living with all the creature comforts a girl could ask for.

Larry is a 5 year old, tri-colored, male Saint Bernard who is house trained, leash trained and trustworthy with free roam. Larry also knows how to sit, he will bark to alert but he will not dig holes outside nor chew on things that do not belong to him. He has not been allowed on furniture and is just fine with a dog bed. Larry is treat motivated which helps make training easy as pie.

Utah the 2.5-year-old Berner boy is a breeder surrender in need of a home that will love him, special needs and all. Utah is house trained, but he will need a new owner who is home often as he has to go to the bathroom more frequently than most dogs. He does best in an x-pen when unsupervised. He is leash trained and knows sit and down. While he was kept outdoors mostly, it's all indoor living from here on out for this guy.

Giovanni, aka Gino, is a very handsome 2 year 10 month old, brindle Old English Mastiff who finds himself with us due to size restrictions and his owner not being able to find a rental that would allow them to bring their gentle giant along with them. We do not understand why our giants are so discriminated against but we do promise Gino's owner that we will love him and care for him like one of our own until he finds his furever home.

This beautiful senior is 8-year-old Casiber. He’s a 106-lb, white with tan markings, Great Pyrenees mix. He’s trustworthy with free roam and is house trained, leash trained, and knows his basic commands. Casiber has been debarked sadly but he is doesn't let it hold him back from patrolling his property and keeping his family safe from threats.

Nykyrian is a very handsome, black Boerboel mastiff that was dumped with his sister Genevieve by what we can only assume was their breeder. They were found with a note attached to them stating their breed and that they were born on 10/2/16 - that is all. While we are happy that they were found and we are able to them we find it sad that backyard breeders treat these dogs in this manner. Nykyrian is a sweet, happy boy who is already 70 lbs and growing like a weed!

This sweet 14-month-old is Nala, the female  Great Dane/Mastiff mix needs a forever home. She lost her home when her owner lost hers. She is house trained, and leash trained and knows “sit” and “here.” She is still quite young, so it may be a good thing to provide her own special den (crate) where she can be when she is not supervised.

Shelby is a 3 year old fawn, Boerboel Mastiff who is sweet as sugar and ready to find her forever home. She is good with most other dogs after very slow and proper introductions, but true to her breed she is initially leery and reactive to strange dogs. She is good with cats, but would prefer a home with no small children.

Athena is a lovely, 2 year old white Great Pyrenees that was surrendered to a shelter due to an incident with another dog at the residence. On leash she seems to do fine but she is very scared of other dogs in the home and does have some guarding tendencies so she would do best as the only dog. Athena is very friendly, affectionate dog with people - even with strangers - and truly enjoys the companionship and love she receives from any person within touching radius!

Kubiak was found roaming a neighborhood with no owner in sight and he was taken in by a local family in order to keep him safe, warm and fed. No owner came forward and this sweet, 3 year old, black Great Dane is now in great hands with BDHP and he will be receiving the nutritional and medical care he needs. Kubiak came to us quite emaciated around 100 lbs but with regular meals he has gained weight nicely and is up to 126 lbs.

This beautiful 7-year-old, black brindle Mastiff mix is Mya. Unfortunately, her family is no longer able to keep her due to relocation and traveling for work, so someone else is going to be very lucky. She is house trained, trustworthy with free roam, leash trained and knows most of her basic commands. Not only that, buy Mya is very low maintenance, doesn't need much exercise, loves car rides and gets along with other dogs and kids.

Grace is a 4-year-old white Saint Bernard/Pyrenees mix. She was born on a sanctuary and lived outside with lots of other dogs in kennels with little human contact so she hasn't been well socialized. In spite of that, she is a super sweet wiggle butt who is eager to learn and to please and loving all the attention she is getting now. She gets along with other dogs and is living with 2 currently, but kids might be a bit much for her due to her timid nature.

Abby hasn't had the best start to life which was evident when she was rescued off of an online site by her current family. She was emaciated, scared and clearly used to breed, but once her usefulness was over with she went to whomever had the money first. Abby is a 4 year old, Cane Corso with cropped ears.

Mr. Diesel is a 2 year old, brindle, male Presa Canario who is looking for his happily ever after - could it be with you? He is house trained and trustworthy with free roam, as long as he gets plenty of exercise and there is no food on the counters -- that's hard for anyone to ignore! This young guy loves to play and would love an active owner or fellow dog. Diesel passed his cat test but has not lived with cats previously.

This regal, gentle 8-year-old Anatolian Shepherd/Great Pyrenees Mix is Bode (now called “Leo” for Leonidas). He is looking for a place to call his own after his owner’s circumstances changed. He would be best as the only dog and he is truly a gentle giant. when it comes to people True to his breed he will calmly and quietly patrol the property, mark his territory, and will bark to alert.

I'm hoping that third time will be my forever home! My name is Zeus and I was transferred over to BDHP after being surrendered back to the shelter I was adopted from 3 years ago. My parents were getting divorced and for some reason I was unable to go live with either of them, so here I am, waiting again for that home that will be mine always. I'm a 3-4 yr old, 125 lbs Saint Bernard/Mastiff mix (it's the best guess and we're going with it!).

Kiara is in the house! Hello all, l'm a 10 year old, 118 lb Saint Bernard and I've arrived into rescue because of circumstances out of my control. I lived with the same family for most of my life, but they were forced to relocate & were going to euthanize me. Thank dog I was saved by a lady who wanted to make sure that didn't happen, and now I'm at BDHPI.

Hello-hello, this is Harriet the black with salt and pepper Great Dane Mix. I think I'm around 8-10 years old, but you'd never know it because I am young at heart and still love to play. I recently came back to BDHP because of some issues with the small dog in my home. Ideally I would love to be the only dog where I can get all the love and attention. I've been cat tested and did just fine with them, but I haven't had a ton of experience with them.

Salt here and I'm coming to BDHP due to some sad circumstances. My mama had to surrender me because my daddy passed away a year ago and she cannot afford our old house anymore so we have to part ways so we can both get back on our feet. I am a 4 year old, Harlequin, female Great Dane and I'm house trained, leash trained and an inside dog. I am trustyworthy with free roam and I only bark to alert.

Hi, Bear here! Bear as in a teddy bear, not a grizzly bear!  I am a 2 year old, brindle, male English Mastiff.  I am house trained and crate trained, although I am trustworthy of free roam. I am not a barker, digger, or a chewer and am a total couch potato!  I am good with kids and most other dogs.  Upon meeting other dogs I can be fearful and bark - I definitely need proper introductions, but I warm right up. Cats are unknown creatures to me.

Hello there! My name is Cleo – I might not look Egyptian, but I can be very regal at times. I’m a 7-8 year old Great Dane/mastiff mix who can’t wait to find a forever family. My previous owner couldn’t keep me anymore because of a work transfer. I am house trained, crate trained, great off leash and know the commands sit, down and come. I definitely love being inside more than out and will only bark during play.

Hi! My name is Ursula and boy am I glad I found a place in rescue! It's so much better here than where I was! I was abandoned in a park right behind a shelter one day after the intake was closed for the day. I was only 85 pounds, very thin, in need of eye surgery and heartworm treatment. I wasn't in the greatest health and honestly I was feeling pretty low. But then I was saved, and now I know better days are ahead and I'll be getting the medical care I need!

Hi, I'm Griffy! I'm a 5-year-old English Mastiff, and I was surrendered to rescue simply because I was "too big." I don't know how to be anything other than who I am though, so I'm not going to apologize for my size!  For an English Mastiff, I am pretty average sized. I'm a big, strong boy and may come across as intimidating upon first meeting a stranger, but I am a big softie on the inside.

Hello there, I'm Bella. I'm a 7-year-old, Grey Brindle, female Irish Wolfhound. I'm here with rescue because my owner passed away. I'm really missing my owner and my Dalmation friend who lived with me, but I'm glad someone was willing to help me find a new home and I am doing great with the other dogs in my foster home and the tiny human who runs around the place. I'm house trained, crate trained, and leash trained.

Queen of Hearts (aka Queenie) here and while I must admit that my name may make you think I'm not fond of those who disagree with me, let me assure I am all about love! You see in my short 2.5 years I was left to fend for myself and my 11 (yes, you heard that right) puppies underneath an abandoned house. And you will have to forgive me for a minute as I toot my own horn here because I was very proud of what I did!

Ruby the 3.5 year old fawn, female English Mastiff is a special jewel looking for her forever home. She is a submissive girl who had a run of bad luck with her left rear leg. Ruby suffered a fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE), which is essentially a stroke in her lower back on 8/27/14. The good news is Miss Ruby's prognosis is positive, and she has done physical therapy for two years to help her leg get back its mobility and she is making progress slowly but surely.

HELLLLLOOOOOO there, my name is Sally and I'm a 7-year-old English Mastiff. I came to BDHPI after my sister and I were used for breeding. Now that my sister has been adopted, I'm just waiting to find my forever home. I am leash trained and have good recall off leash. I don't bark and have learned all the good manners a dog should have from my foster family. I am good with other dogs after proper introductions.