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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
McKinley is 1.5 year old, Merle colored Great Dane who finds herself on the hunt for her forever family. McKinley is coming to us via a shelter where she was surrendered for jumping a fence. Her owner was concerned for her safety and decided that this was best for her, so this little nugget will need a 6ft fence to keep her in her yard.

Lace is a lovely 7 year old, black, female Great Dane who has come to us due to a divorce. You see after 7 years she was not longer wanted and surrendered to the shelter. Poor Lace has never been to the vet or had any medical care her entire life. She does have some flea allergies/missing hair around the base of the tail from living in not so great conditions but this already on the mend now that she has a comfy spot to lay, proper prevention, and good nutrition.

I'm Zeus, and while I'm not a character from Greek mythology, ruling the sky and thunder…  I definitely would love to brighten your sky by being an amazing addition to your home! I'm a 6-year-old, male, Great Dane mix. Handsome black with white markings, as you can see. My former owners had to move to a place that does not allow dogs, so that's why I'm here at BDHP.

Poor Butchie is now Lucky Butchie!  BDHP is committed to find him a life absent of starvation and abuse which he most likely suffered before his last owner. She rescued him from the pound where he narrowly escaped euthanasia. He comes to BDHPI in need of heartworm treatment, entropion surgery, and has a number of lumps and bumps that we'll be getting checked out and likely removed.

Lola, l o l a, Lola...heheh she's not quite that Lola but she is ours now and she's on the look out for her retirement home. Lola is a 9.5 yr old English mastiff who was an owner surrender where she had been part of the family for almost all of her days but was unable to go with them when they moved. Lola is house trained and of course an indoor girl who enjoys her snoozes on her dog bed.

Sada is a lovely 3 year old Boerboel Mastiff who is in search of her true forever home. She is of course house trained, crate trained (but trustworthy with free roam) and leash trained and this chunky monkey knows how to sit, stay, come and working on lay down but treats will get you far with her and she's always willing to give it a go! Sada-Lu has been allowed on the furniture but she does not bark, dig or chew like a silly girl.

Mongo is a 3 year old, male Dogue de Bordeaux. This poor guy has been in at least two homes that we know of and is ready for some stability in his life and a true "forever" home. He came to us very thin and scared but is putting weight on nicely and feeling more secure every day as he adjusts to the routine in his foster home. He is house trained, leash trained, knows basic commands, and he is trustworthy with free roam.

Well, I didn't know Hooch is actually illicit liquor! Goodness, I am very treat motivated but not of that kind of course. This Hooch is a handsome 2 year old, Dogue de Bordeaux who has been a stray for quite awhile and has had to learn to trust again.

Meet our newest little cow, Ollie the 6 month old, Harlequin Great Dane. This sweetie pie was returned to his breeder due to a mild case of megaesophagus and he is now with BDHPI to find his perfect forever home. His condition is fairly easily managed feeding him upright in a Bailey chair. Ollie loves to run and wrestle with other dogs and is friendly and outgoing with all he meets.

Kiki the 8 year old black Newfoundland is another lucky pup who after 8 years of being a breeding machine will finally be living the life she's always deserved. Kiki is great with other dogs, as that is primarily all she has known, so it would be best if she had other doggie siblings to follow their lead.

Titan the brave here....or Titan the tough...hmmm I shall work on my title but in the mean time ladies and gents let me tell you all about ME! I am a 4 year young, blue brindle Cane Corso who has cropped ears and a cute...I mean manly...nubby tail. I of course know to go to the bathroom outside..like duh.

Miss Molly is a lovely lady that has been passed around far too many times in her short 3 years. She has been kept inside and is crate trained already. Molly is good with other dogs, with kids and even with cats, this sweetheart wants everyone to be her friend. She does need a 6 foot fence to keep her safely contained as she's not had much stability in her life.

I am Isa, a beautiful 3-4 year old, female Akbash who has been kept as an outside dog until now. The outdoor life as a livestock guardian doesn't fit me at all because I love being with my people and just want to be in the house.

Birmingham is a lovely, 8 year old black Newfoundland who has finally lucked out and is on his way to becoming a family pet for the first time in his life. Birmingham has spent the last 8 years of his life as a breeder dog but no more Birm! He is doing great in his foster home and learning all about indoor living. He is a bit shy, understandably, but  is relaxing and coming more out of his shell daily.

Meet Gunner the stunning, 3 year old, blue brindle, Cane Corso. He has cropped ears and a traditionally docked tail that only add to his charms. This sweet boy is very eager to please and despite not having much training he is already making good headway on learning his basic commands and how to walk like a good boy on a leash. He is house trained and not destructive. He would do best without smaller dogs or felines to chase and but he is great with larger dogs.

Chase is a 3 month old, white, Great Pyrenees Mix puppy. This spunky monkey is excited to find his forever family! His foster family reports he gets along great with other dogs and kids and is a happy-go-lucky guy who is very eager to please his humans. They are giving him a crash course in potty training, crate training, and basic commands but his new family will of course need to be prepared to continue with his training.

Meet our newest Belle of the ball! This Belle is a 2 year old, fawn, female Great Dane who is gracing us with her presence while we help her search for her forever family. Belle is house trained, crate trained and knows how to walk on a leash like a lady. She is also obedience trained and knows all of her basic commands. On occasion, you might see her trying to take a snack of the counter so just make sure there is nothing tempting left out for this silly girl.

Meet Mr. Waldo Copper Bear...this distinguished gentleman is a 5 year old Bernese Mountain Dog who is looking for a new family to love him always and forever. Waldo was surrendered to a humane society due to his owners moving and him not being able to go with them. He wasn't doing great in a shelter environment so he came to us and he is loving his foster home! He is good with dogs and lived with 2 other Berners previously.

My name is Groot, and I am root, root, rooting for a new home while I toot, toot, toot my own horn a little! Check me out: I'm a 1-year-old male harlequin Great Dane, and you can see how handsome a man I am. The reason I'm here at BDHP is because my former owner simply wouldn't afford my medical care, and that's sad, but I know that everything happens for a reason and that I'll be equally as loved in a new home.

Duke is a very handsome, brindle, 3 year old, Dogue de Bordeaux (3/4) and American Bulldog (1/4) mix who is coming to us because his owners schedule changed and he is unable to give Duke enough time or attention. Duke is house trained and crate trained but he is also trustworthy with free roam so the choice is yours! He walks like a good boy on a leash and he knows his basic commands.

My name is Duke, and I'm looking for my forever throne! I'm a 5-year-old male Newfoundland Mix, fuzzy and black in color, and I can't tell you too much about my past, as I was found as a stray. Being the big baby that I am, I was very scared and shut-down in the shelter environment, so I am very happy to be here at BDHP where I can continue to gain confidence and look for a great home!

Levi is a 3 year old, Mantle, male Great Dane who was also part of the rescue from the hoarder breeding situation and was part of 70 Danes that were given a new lease on life. He is about 120 lbs of pure love and socialness! He is a high energy, social Dane, who has not met a stranger! He loves car rides and trips around town and playing with a soccer ball.

Lindy is a 7 year old, Mantle, female Great Dane who was rescued from a hoarder who was breeding them. Lindy and 70 other Danes were thankfully taken from this place and she is now enjoying the life she has always dreamt of! Lindy is a little overweight at 130 lbs but her foster family is working on that. She recently had a thyroid panel that was normal so it's doggy bootcamp for her!

Caesar is a very squishy, wrinkly 14 month old Dogue De Bordeaux who has been passed around at least 3 times in short life that we know of and his past has left him a bit traumatized  Caesar is trustworthy with free roam and he doesn't bark, dig or chew on anything despite his young age. He hasn't been allowed on furniture and is perfectly ok with a dog bed, although we're sure he wouldn't mind some couch cuddles with his new human once he feels he is safe!

Deacon is a 6 year old, black Great Dane who has many skills under his belt. This sweet boy is house trained and crate trained but he is also trustworthy with free roam. He will walk like a gentleman on a leash and he knows all of his basic commands. Deacon of course is past the digging and chewing stages and he does not bark unless necessary. He loves to play with toys and he isn't too particular on what they are as long it's for him!

Autumn is a precious, 7 month old, tri-colored (but mostly white), female Saint Bernard. She has never been a house dog before and doesn't quite know what to think about it all right now. She doesn't have a mean bone in her body but hasn't been well socialized and is quite shy and timid and the world is a scary place for her right now. Autumn does great with other pups and will be most successful with canine siblings around to show her the ropes.

Charlie is an adorable, 11 month old, tri-colored, male Saint Bernard. Being an indoor dog is new to him but he is super sweet and eager to please and we have no doubt he will catch on quickly as he learns the basics of potty training, crate training, leash training and his commands. Charlie seems to do great with other dogs and kids from what we have seen so far and would probably do best with another confident dog around to take the lead.

Meet Davina! This 11 month old, blue brindle beauty is pretty close to perfect if you ask us. While she may be an adolescent Cane Corso, which is not the breed or age for just anyone, she has a lot going for sure. She is house trained, crate trained, leash trained, knows sit, lay down, house, no, and leave it. Davina also gets along well with other dogs, cats, and kids, although she is a bit shy initially when it comes to strangers.

My name is Picante, and you'd better get your application in and ask about me, because I have a feeling this big wrinkly dog will be one "hot" item! I'm a 2-year-old, black brindle, male Neapolitan Mastiff. But let's talk about my noggin. And my wrinkles. Huge and lovable - I'm quite a conversation piece, and I know it! Like I say… one hot dude. Keep in mind that I am a Neo Mastiff, and we have certain breed traits and such.

Moose is a very handsome, 6 year young, tri-colored, male Saint Bernard who is looking for his forever home.  Moose is house trained, trustworthy with free roam, and walks like a good boy on a leash, he also knows sit and down. He is not a barker and does not dig holes like a silly pup or chew on anything that isn't his. This big fur ball is a definite indoor dog and he is quite the couch potato, taking multiple daily snoozes to keep his good looks!

Queenie the 2 year old, female Saint Bernard needs to find a home that will treat her as her namesake. This poor girl has had a rough go of it so far, she was emaciated when we got her and only weighed 80lbs and her owner never picked her up from the animal shelter, so she is now a member of our BDHP family. Queenie is great with other dogs, just wants to play and she is a total sweetheart who doesn't have a mean bone in her body.

Branch is an 11 month old (born 11/26/16)  Landseer Newfoundland who is sporting some interesting markings as his right rear leg is half white and his left paw and has white on his chest. Branch is a breeder surrender like a few other pups and we are excited that he will now know the life of a beloved pet and not that of a neglected money maker. Branch is exited to learn all about indoor living and we know he'll get it down in no time at all.

Bella is an 8 year old, white, female Great Pyrenees mix that is looking for a retirement home where she can be loved, cared for and kept indoors. Bella is house trained and walks well with a gentle leader. Even though she's a Pyr mix she and an indoor dog she enjoys patrolling her yard every now and then, barking and letting her inner Pyr out! Bella might dig to find a cool spot to lay but we all have our quirks.

Magnus is a 111 pound, black brindle, 2 year old Mastiff mix who came to us from a shelter.  His family never claimed him which is their loss! This guy is super sweet and playful with people he knows and trusts but he is reactive with strangers. The shelter was a scary place for Magnus at first but after a few days to figure out he was safe he quickly became a staff favorite.

Mack, a 5 year old, tri-colored, male Saint Bernard, was left with friends temporarily but his previous owners never returned and we cannot imagine why not. This boy is as sweet as they come! Mack is very well behaved in the house and he doesn't get on furniture, chew on anything other than his toys and he doesn't bark. Outside he also chooses to just sunbathe and not to be gopher.

Milo is a 7 year old, brindle, male Great Dane who was an owner surrender. Milo's family moved and he wasn't adjusting without having a yard now so that is on the top of his list for his new home. Milo is house trained, leash trained but needs a harness and he knows how to sit. He is of course an indoor dog who is quite the couch potato when he isn't playing with his favorite lobster stuffed toy.
My name is Sharpei, and I'm not. Not a Shar Pei, that is. HA! No, I'm Sharpei the St. Bernard, and I'm a gorgeous, mature female at 10 years young. You know, once we're older we don't have all those goofy puppy behaviors and traits, so we're pretty much the ideal companion for anyone. I like to think I'm exactly that! I'm a tri-colored Saint, very friendly with all people and good with dogs of all sizes.

Julia is a very loving 5 year old, mantle, female Great Dane who was seized after Hurricane Harvey as she was left at an abandoned house. She is emaciated and only currently weighing in at 90lbs but she will be up to a healthy weight in no time as she enjoys her food and is getting lots of high quality, nutritious meals. Julia is very mellow, good on a leash and good with dogs. In fact she seems friendly with everyone and is easy going.

Ok, I’ll admit “Biggun” is not the prettiest name for a princess like me. So, forget that name, let’s call me Grace instead. One day I had a home, and the next day I found myself wandering the streets. I am around 5 years old according to the vet. As I was wandering, I saw a very nice man, and I decided he would be the one I could ask for help. Sssooooo…when his door was open, I just jumped right up in his truck.

Duke is a gorgeous, 2.5 year old, 93 lb, Black Brindle, male Cane Corso. He is registered with the International Cane Corso Federation, Inc, which some folks might find cool but we don't care about papers around here. What we find the coolest is that this guy is a complete love bug who is very outgoing and friendly.

Did you know Rocco means "rest"? Well, I'm an upper middle aged (some say senior citizen) When I'm not taking a nap I'm carrying my bowls around the house.  I have a bit of arthritis but what upper middle ager doesn't. I would love a quiet home with my people, blankets, and chew bones.

Aurora is a 3 year old, female, black Great Dane who has quite the list of impressive training under her belt. She is house trained, crate trained and she knows how to sit, lay down, stay, no and go girl!  Aurora is an indoor dog who enjoys the finer comforts of a bone, toys and a cushy bed. She is trustworthy with free roam and she will also bark to alert since she is making sure you know if anything is going on.

Jon Snow is a 16 month old, Great Dane. Jon is house trained, knows how to walk on a leash and he is crate trained also. He has a food allergy but a grain free food is an easy fix for this boy. Jon knows how to come when called, down, sit, stay, stand and wait..which you have to admit is pretty impressive for a teenage boy! He will also bark to alert at the doorbell or if he hears a loud noise, so you have a built in alarm system!
Most people who know dogs say they'll take a senior "six days a week and twice on Sunday." Well, my name is Belle, and I'm a senior ready to be taken into a loving home! I'm a 9-year-old, female Great Dane, black in color, and weighing in at around 136 pounds. Like most gals my age, I'm laid-back and super-sweet and don't do any of those silly puppy things!
What a tall drink of water this girl is! Please meet our newest addition, Chardonnay. Chardonnay was born on 12/12/16 and hasn't seen much love or kindness in her life thus far. You see this adorably sweet blue merle Great Dane was set to get transferred to a puppy mill and the deal thankfully fell apart, a rescue stepped in to save her and 23 other dogs and then we were contacted to help.

Reggie is a handsome, 2 year old, Red, male Dogue de Bordeaux who comes to us through no fault of his own as his family is unable to provide the right environment for this boy. Reggie has allergies and these can lead to skin and ear infections but a grain free diet will help keep these at bay. He is house trained and leash trained and he knows how to sit, stay, heel, wait, leave it and shake! Reggie is an indoor dog who is trustworthy with free roam.

This happy, gorgeous senior lady is Daisy—the Neapolitan mastiff. She was with the same owner since she was a young pup, and her owner was heartbroken at having to give her up but ran into issues with the landlord and had no choice but to drop her off at a shelter. Luckily, BDHPI was there to come to her rescue and spring her from jail and she is now in a loving home environment.

Tux is an adorable, 5 year old, black and white Great Dane Mix. He is good with dogs and kids, but doesn't always realize how big he is and he would do best with no small animals. He is crate trained, house trained and knows the commands sit, down and come (treats are great motivators).

Rosie, our 8 year old, fawn English Mastiff desperately needs a loving home! This poor old lady was abused beyond imagination. She came to us skinny, was shot at, covered with fleas and ticks, has arthritis and has beginning stages of cataracts but she is doing much better now after proper treatment.  She's a very sweet, laid back gal who would make a wonderful family member.

Grayson is a 10 month old, boston merle Great Dane who has been in 2 homes so far in his short life. His first home he got a taste for chickens and started chasing their bull so they decided to rehome him and the second person fell into financial troubles and then released him to BDHP. We have promised Mr. Grayson that third time will be a charm and that his next family will be his forever home!

Hello...mastiff/mix dog lovers!  Goofy, now known as Maggie is our 3-4 year old female who has been in rescue for several months.  Her foster family has introduced her to the big world and Maggie is ready to find her permanent home.  This beautiful girl is house and crate trained.  She loves children and other dogs and will require a slow, loving home to introduce her to her dream come true.  Love, patience and affection are what this sweet face needs.&nb

Betty is a precious, 2 year old, Fawn, English Mastiff who is a survivor! You see, she suffers from Diabetes and needs daily insulin but her owner fell on hard times after losing her job and wasn't able to afford her meds. When she arrived in rescue she was in really bad shape and our vet told us she wouldn't have survived another day without medical intervention. Betty is now back on track and winning us all over with her gentle, loving ways.

Brutus the 2 year old, blue, Great Dane here to report I am ready to find my forever home. My previous owner meant well but unfortunately is no longer able to care for me because he is undergoing long-term care for medical issues. I will miss him but I am excited for my next adventure. I would love a home with other pup pals of any size and I love to run and play!

Rocky is coming to us due to some financial issues with his current family and we understand that sometimes life takes unexpected turns and we're here to help. He is an 22 month old, shiny black Great Dane who is a pretty well balanced guy.

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.
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.

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.

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. She needs some time to warm up to new people, dogs, and situations and will need a patient owner willing to go slow with her. Once she knows them, she's amazing with other dogs and people.
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.

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.

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.
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.

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 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!).

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.

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.

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.