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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

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, but I do tend to be a bit of a dominant female. No wallflower here, I tell you! I'm good with children, I'm house-trained, and I enjoy going for walks.

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. A little timid initially, she is good with all sized dogs and wonderful with all people, including children.

Neely the black and white Landseer Newfoundland is looking for her forever home. She originally came from a breeder auction. In her 5 years, she never had much opportunity for love or training. She absolutely loves people though and will do anything to be able to get pets and cuddles. Neely is already walking well on leash and starting to come when called so the rest of her training should come along quickly as well.

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene...Your beauty is beyond compare, With flaming locks of black and white hair, With ivory skin and eyes of chocolate brown, Your smile is like a breath of spring, Your voice is soft like summer rain, And I cannot compete with you Jolene...Ok so our Jolene isn't exactly a man stealing pup but she will steal your heart and hopefully put in an application to make her your new girl!

Reese, a gorgeous black Newfoundland, wished upon a star and her dreams have almost come all the way true...you see she has been a breeder dog all of her life (she was born 4/7/12) and every night she would wish that she could have a home and a family and not be used to make money and lo and behold her she's on her way! She was rescued thankfully from a breeder auction by a rescue partner and released to us to find her forever home.

Hi, I’m Butters and as you can see, my coat is smooth as butter. So is my personality!  I’m a year old smooth dude and will do anything for a treat. And smart? I'm house and crate trained!  I will need a six foot fence as I like to get out and wander, especially when I’m bored. As most puppies that's when I chew things, bark some and dig.

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 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. He is house, crate and leash-trained, and he knows the commands sit, lay down and back.

I come from a very noble heritage, hence my name, Duke! Great Danes are known as the “Apollo of dogs" and Mastiffs are extremely dignified. I am a 13 month “big dog with huge paws” weighing in at 150 pounds.You must be the alpha. Otherwise I will take over the position which will not be ideal at my size. My inherited genes make me a gentle, loving, good natured, calm and affectionate guy.

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.
Xcalibur, or Cal for short, has come along with a few other of his brethren from a breeder. Cal is gracing us with his presence while we find him his perfect forever home and we know it's out there waiting for him! Cal is a 7 yr old (born 6/22/11) brown and white Newfoundland is who is as handsome and fluffy as they come.
Elegant Cooper is an 18 month Great Pyrenees mix who is good with kids, dogs and cats, having lived with them  and hosting visiting grandkids in his previous home! Tragically, they cannot afford to keep him. Great Pyrenees are still pups until they are about 24 months old. So he is winding up his puppyhood. He is a smart cookie and already know the commands sit and lay down; is house and crate trained and knows how to behave on car rides.

Stella is a beautiful, one year old, female, blue merle, Great Dane.  She currently weighs around 90 pounds and is as sweet as they come. Stella is house and crate trained and loves squeaky toys. She is good with other dogs..with proper introductions, and is people friendly. She is not a barker, digger or chewer and is very mellow for a young Great Dane. Her crate is her safe place and all you have to do is tell her night...night and she will walk right in.

Sometimes a name really fits a guy, right? My name is Goliath, and I'm a 3-year-old male Great Dane/Mastiff Mix. I am indeed a big boy, tipping the scales at about 184 pounds. But check out my handsomeness - I'm quite a looker, aren't I? I'm house-trained, not destructive, and basically I'm just a super-sweet boy.

Please welcome Tater-tot to the family. He is a 5 month old, blue brindle, male Cane Corso who was found as a stray and transferred to us when he was not reclaimed. This sweet boy has already had a bit of a rough past and he is working very hard to overcome it and it shows daily with all of his positive steps forward.

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 is a gorgeous 150 lb, 6 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.

Sweet, sweet Alexa...welcome to the good life pretty girl! Alexa was a breeder release and we are delighted to show her how a pretty princess should be treated and she's enjoying all the creature comforts, learning more each day and settling into her new life. She is a gorgeous 6 year old brown Newfy girl who has known nothing but the breeding life but she is more than ready to move onto the next stage in her life.

Here ye here ye...Sir Galahad the mighty Newfoundland warrior is gracing us with his presence and showing off his immense brown coat of armor while he patrols the castle in search of a place to call his own...do you have a manor that will suffice for this brave hero? If so please apply while he is still on the hunt otherwise you may miss out. Sir Galahad is 7 years old, and while he might have a few miles on him he's got plenty of spunk and life left.

I am Mufasa, the King of the Pride Lands, and I reside at Pride Rock...ok, ok so technically I'm not a Lion but hey a guy can dream right?! I'm a 2 year old, merle, male Great Dane who is of course house trained, leash trained and even crate trained - but I don't need to be crated anymore since I'm a grown up and all and can be trusted with free roam. Check this, I also know how to sit, stay, leave it and down...what a champ.

Schatzi is a 5 year old, Merlequin, female Great Dane who finds herself in need of a new place to call home due to her former owners moving into a place that wouldn't accept her. She ended up in a shelter and is thrilled to be in a loving foster home now. Schatzi is a very social, outgoing lady who seeks out affection, love and pets from her humans.

Welcome, Kopo, a stately gentle Senior Great Pyrenees. He was surrendered by his owner because of allergies in the family and due to no fault of his own. He gets along beautifully with other dogs and children. Kopo is leashed trained, house trained, trustworthy with free roam in the house, and he enjoys car rides. In other words, he should be an easy addition to just about any home.

Don't let my name fool you, I'm not a lion but an adorable cuddle buddy. My name is Nala, and I'm a 1 year-old chocolate merle Great Dane. I'm so glad to be out of a bad situation and thank the good Samaritan who helped me. Now I'm waiting for that perfect home where I'll be showered with affection. I am house trained, crate trained, leash trained and know the commands sit, down, stay, paw and come here for the most part (treats help me remember).

Sweet Axl has come to us due to yet another landlord discriminating based on breed and his family was devastated to let him go but we hope that they can take some comfort from the fact that we will love him like our own and only let him go to the perfect forever family. Axl is a very handsome, lovable, 2 year old, Black, male Great Dane who is house trained, a definite indoor dog and good with free roam.

Francis was found as a stray and we decided to make him family when no one reclaimed this ginger giant! He is a 2.5 yr old, 100 lb Dogue de Bordeaux and the poor guy is overwhelmed at the shelter with all the commotion and noise so once he's decompressed a little we are sure that his super personality will shine. So far we know this...he is a total lover boy and like most giants thinks he's a lap dog!

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).

I’m Bella… I was sad to leave my mom, but I understand how terribly difficult times have become lately, and she loves me so much she wanted to make sure I had the best, so…I’m back looking for a forever home. I am a very special girl, if I do say so myself (at least that’s what mom has said so often). I’m a 4-year-old brindle Great Dane who knows my basic commands and am house trained and leash trained.

Bob and Barry, what a pair! These bonded 5 year old fawn English Mastiffs are looking for a family who have as much room in their hearts as they do in their home for them. Barry is house, leash and crate trained and has unfortunately been an indoor/outdoor dog although we've let him know that he will now be a indoor boy and he is more than happy to adjust himself accordingly.

Bob and Barry, what a pair! These bonded 5 year old fawn English Mastiffs are looking for a family who have as much room in their hearts as they do in their home for them. Bob is house, leash and crate trained and has unfortunately been an indoor/outdoor dog although we've let him know that he will now be a indoor boy and he is more than happy to adjust himself accordingly.

Rhythm is an 8 month old, brindle colored, Neapolitan mix pup who was rescued from a puppy mill and she's already living it up! She's a bit shy, like most mill dogs, 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.
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.

Hi, I'm Jax! I'm an eight month old adorable, 100 lb and growing Newfoundland-mix with boundless energy and love, as you'd expect from a young pup. This means I like to jump and play and chew. I haven't learned my manners yet, but I'm very treat motivated and willing to learn if you have the time and patience to train a puppy.

My name is Guardian, and I'd love to be your constant guardian, or at least hang out and share life with you! I'm a 3-year-old male, tri-colored, smooth-coated Saint Bernard. I'm house-trained, crate-trained, leash-trained, and trustworthy with free roam. One of my former owners passed away recently, and my surviving owner couldn't take care of me any longer, so that's why I'm here looking for a new furever home.

Sometimes, even we canines have to do a little shopping, ya know? My name is Bill, and I was found most recently wandering through a Wal-Mart, so I was surrendered and wound up here at BDHP. True story! See, I'm a 3-4-year-old Great Pyrenees, just a very sweet male, and true to my breed, I like to wander and protect. The only problem was, I kept getting out of my yard. I'm a pretty good escape artist, after all.

Nelson is 1.5 yr old Great Dane who is house trained and has earned his "trustworthy with free roam" wings already! He is great with other dogs and really loves to go to the dog park and play with other pups. He is quite playful, knows how to sit and wlaks very nicely on a leash when using the easy walk harness.
I'd walk a miles for a furever home! (Or something like that…) My name is Miles, and I'm a 1 1/2-year-old male Great Dane, called a "Boston Merle" for you Dane fans out there. My former owner worked a lot and just didn't have time to care for me, so here I am at BDHP. I was kept outside all the time, and that's nowhere for a dog to be.

Dukey dawwwgggg is in the house...ok perhaps that's a bit over the top but I am on the look out for my new family and I want to make sure I get everyone's attention! Lookey here people and I shall amaze you with my ways...I am a 1 yr old, black GREAT Dane (see what I did there?!) who has already been in at least 2 homes.

Axe is looking for his new family...do you think it could be you? He is a 2 year old, tri-color Saint Bernard who is house trained, crate trained (kenneled when no one is home) and has rather good manners; he knows sit, lay and stay and is a good boy when he gets to go for car rides. Axe doesn't dig or chew on things and he also does not bark excessively but he will definitely bark to alert.

Tux is a 5 yr old black Great Dane with white markings. This handsome guy was found as a stray and when no owner was found his finders contacted us to take him and help find him a great home. Tux knows how to load up, sit and stay and he is big man on campus, literally, he lived with 4 Chihuahuas previously!

Have you ever heard the saying "trash to treasure"? Well Heidi, the tawny Neopolitan mastiff, is going to be singing from the hilltops now because this will be her story from here on out.

Ben the 3 year old Great Pyrenees is a loving boy who is in search of the perfect "forever family". He is trustworthy with free roam and learning his basic commands. He is good on a leash, but he can guard his food sometimes. This isn't at all surprising since he had a rough life to begin with, where food wasn't a luxury and is an easy fix by feeding separately of other dogs.

Paige is a wonderful, 5 month old Labradane (3/4 Dane, 1/4 Lab) who came to BDHP with her sisters. They were all very sick upon arrival with worms, coccidia and giardia but they've seen their doctor, taken their meds and now they're happy, healthy pups! Paige has an adorable white blaze on her chest and cute little white markings on the back of each foot.

Luigi, a 6 month old, black Euro Great Dane has to come to BDHP has a breeder surrender and we are delighted to have such a handsome squishy young man on board. Luigi, like all puppies, is a bit of a diamond in the rough..he is still learning how to behave, what to chew on..and what not to chew on, where to go potty, crates are okay and all those good things that go along with raising a baby into a well behaved adult.

Mario is a very handsome, shiny, silly, goofy, sweet puppy who was born on 9/1/16. This 6 month old Great Dane has a Euro bloodlines and surrendered to us from his breeder. He gets along great with other dogs and with his foster family he will be learning how to be an indoor pup who will be crate trained, house trained and will be working on his basic commands - which will be a breeze because he loves food!

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.

Healing a heart is one of the most noble things a person can do. Would you be willing to help me do just that? My name is Darcie, and I'm a 4-year-old female English Mastiff. My canine sister passed away recently, and I grieved. A lot. Even lost a lot of weight. I miss her terribly, and I'm looking for a loving home that can help me get some spring back in my step. I'm house-trained, crate-trained, and good on a leash.

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.

Meet Ranger! This handsome man is 5 year old Danelabpyr (Mama was a Dane/Lab mix and Daddy was a Pyr) so he is very unique mix. Ranger is a sweet boy who has some shyness and confidence issues and because of his current living situation, he is not happy and his owner is choosing the best thing for him which is trusting in us to find him the right 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.

From the worst circumstances sometimes come the most inspirational success stories. My name is Dozer, and I'm a 6-7 year-old male English Mastiff. Let me tell you a little about my past. I came from a hoarding-type situation where there were many… far, far too many… of us canines living together. We were all in a small area and didn't have access to a lot of things most humans (and even dogs) take for granted.

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 51 lbs and growing like a weed!

My name is Cannoli, and while I'm certainly not a pastry, I am indeed pretty dog-gone sweet! I'm a 2-year-old female Cane Corso. My previous life consisted of being tied up in a back yard, and that's no life for any dog. So I'm very much looking forward to a new chapter in my life story. I used to live with children, and I'm good with the kiddos. I'm other-dog-friendly, people-friendly, and I walk well on a leash.

Look at this sweet ball of fluffy cotton! At only 6 months of age Chris has already been passed around multiple times with this last stint ending him in doggy jail because he was a stray. He was not claimed, and thankfully that means he will become a member of the BDHP family and we'll always take care of him. He is super cute, friendly and cuddly and he has nothing but love and happiness to spread around.

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 is quite emaciated but with regular meals he is gaining weight nicely and will be filled out in no time.

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.

Athena was surrendered to local animal control facility in pretty rough shape - thankfully they knew she needed some extra TLC and contacted us to bring her into our program. Athena is a 6 yr old, fawn, female Bullmastiff who has obviously been bred quite frequently but will never have to be used like that again as she will be spayed.

Hi, I am Eowyn, the 2-year-old, fawn, female Boerboel Mastiff. My previous owner felt that I needed a more experienced owner who would have a little more time to devote to me (and let’s face it, being a mom of kids does keep one’s hands pretty full). In addition, I am a challenging breed that needs someone who can work on leadership training and handle my power and dominance as I am not the dog breed for the average dog owner.

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.

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.

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 is 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 is great with cats, older kids and most dogs, but he needs proper introductions.

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!).

Most people love their Nana, right? I'm hoping to find a home where I can find that type of love, as I feel I have a lot of love to give. My name is Nana, and I'm an 8-year-old, Black, female Great Dane. My foster family also calls me Nana Banana. I'm a typical Dane -- I have been called "lovely and sweet" with the usual gentle giant temperament. I'm house-trained, kennel-trained, not destructive and well-mannered.

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.

My name is Addison, but my friends call me Addie. I'm a 10 month old, female Newfoundland. Some say I am a super fluffy, cute bundle of joy...others say crazy puppy with sharp teeth who has much to learn....I say it depends on the day! I was thankfully surrendered by my breeder to BDHP because I was born with the genetic conditions PDA, SAS, and Severe Pulmonic Valve Stenosis.

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 friends! My name is Skye and boy do I have a story to tell you! Three years ago my sister and I were born into this world and through no fault of our own we were born deaf & blind. We were born deaf & blind because an irresponsible backyard breeder used their 2 harlequins to produce a litter of puppies and this caused a genetic defect called the double merle gene.

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.

Maggie is a darling 6-year-old brindle Fila Brasileiro who came to BDHPI from a shelter in South Dakota. When she was first adopted out at 9 months old, she had the typical puppy antics, and the family didn't have time for her. So she's back with her foster family and has learned a great many things since then. True to her breed, she can be dominant at times. She has been thriving with her foster's other dogs since she is last in the pack order.