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Looking for a Home – Available Dogs

Many of the gentle giants that come into our rescue have been neglected or abused. Others have simply been abandoned by their owners due to a divorce, a new baby, moving, or natural disaster. We are often told that they got “too big” or “too expensive” and many of the dogs below come to us with very little training. Despite their past, rescue dogs are incredibly forgiving and very eager to please. They have so much to give and are all very special. We are looking for forever homes and permanent families who will love their new addition unconditionally and give them the love and support they need and deserve for the rest of their lives.

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Available Dogs
You know, sometimes I hear that BDHP adoptive families can't decide between a mastiff and a dane. Do they want a tall, dark, and handsome dane who will be their constant companion and friend? Or do they want a soulful, tender, and sensitive mastiff? If you're on the fence, I'm your guy! Hi, my name is Moose, and I'm a male Daniff! That means I'm a Great Dane / Mastiff mix, and I'm the best of both worlds, if I do say so myself.
Nefertiti was born on 8/4/14 and is going to be a huge black beauty once she is full grown. Nefertiti is half South African Boerboel and half Great Dane. As with her siblings she is named after a Egyptian Pharaoh. She will need continued training and socialization so it is important that her new family have the time to devote to raising her properly. Nefertiti loves exploring new things and meeting new people.
Hatshepsut is half South African Boerboel and half Great Dane who was born on 8/4/14. Needless to say she is going to be a big girl when she grows up! Hatshepsut is named after an Egyptian Pharaoh and as she continues to grow into a huge beautiful girl she will need continued training and socialization so it is important that her new family have the time to devote to raising her properly.
Thutmose is going to be a big boy when he grows up and was born on 8/4/14. His mom is a South African Boerboel ( Egypt ) his dad is a Great Dane. Thutmose is named after a Egyptian Pharaoh just like his sisters. As he is growing into his huge paws he will need contained training and socialization so it is important that his new family have the time to devote to raising her properly. He is off to a great start in his foster home with his mom and siblings.
My name is Egypt, which may conjure up images of secrets and ancient mysteries. However, there are no enigmas here. My past is not shrouded in mystery, so I'll give you the facts. I was originally purchased as a breeding female in California. Then I went cross country on a long road trip to Texas. Along the way, I gave birth to three puppies Hatshepsut, Thutmose and Nefertiti.

Some of you may remember a very special friend of Big Dogs, a 2 year old, female Dogue de Bordeaux named Cali. Well, we are sad to report that she is back with us here at BDHPI after her adoptive mom fell on hard times financially and lost her home and could not longer afford to take care of her. This mini-Mastiff weighs only 61 lbs but has a heart as big as they come! Cali had a rough start in life and was completely emaciated when she first came into rescue.

Hello, all! My name is Duke, and after a less-than-fairy-tale life so far, I'm looking for a happy ending with a forever home this time. 
You see, I used to have a home, but my owner sent me packing. I didn't understand, and I started searching for him. When I made my way back to his house, I was skinny and confused… and then my former owner said again that he didn't want me.

Our dane friend, Blossom, is back with BDHP to give it another go at finding a forever family. She was previously adopted from BDHP, but her owners have returned her after not being able to resolve a conflict with one of their other dogs. She's been living with 4 other dogs, 5 house cats, plus foster kittens - and doing great with everyone except for one 33 pound dog.

I know, I know, I'm named after that sea witch in The Little Mermaid, but let me be the first to tell you that I'm really the furthest thing from a sea creature! I much prefer romping around on dry land, and my foster mom says I'm a pretty sweet girl once I warm up. My name is Ursula and I'm a 3.5 year old blue, female, Neapolitan Mastiff.

Hey! My name's Dakota! I'm a 2-year-old, Fawn, Mastiff, and a pretty big girl at 115 pounds! I came to Big Dogs Huge Paws with my sister Shanie, and I have to say I'm glad to be here! We used to live in a home out in the country and we were inside/outside dogs. We got into a little mischief and kept digging out of our yard, but honestly it was just because we were bored and not allowed to be inside and part of the family!

Hi there, Shanie here! I'm a 2-year-old, Fawn, Mastiff Mix and I came to Big Dogs Huge Paws with my sister Dakota. I'm a little smaller than her at about 106 pounds, but I'm very skinny and a pretty big girl with lots of filling out to do! Dakota and I came here because we used to live out in the country, and we would get a little bored and dig out of our yard.

Well hello there, I am Jesse, the 5 year old Newfoundland. Have you ever had an embarrassing haircut? Well let me tell ya, I just had the ultimate haircut and had to be shaved, talk about embarrassing! My previous owners didn’t brush me, and try as I might I just couldn’t figure out how to brush myself, so I had too many mats and tangles. Do you think maybe the lack of thumbs is my problem?

Hello there, I'm Evie and boy am I glad to be here with Big Dogs Huge Paws! I'm a 2-4-year-old, Black Brindle, Cane Corso who just got out of the shelter and am now working on home life here in foster care. Boy am I glad, because a shelter is no place for me and my beautiful self! Let me share some information about myself. I'm very sweet, and my entire body wiggles when I wag my cute little cropped tail.

Meet Eiger! This 2 year old, tri-colored, male Saint Bernard was found as a stray and it's a good thing. He was extremely thin and losing hair due to a severe flea allergy and lack of proper prevention and food. Eiger is just a great big lover boy who gets along great with other dogs and cats. He is a lover, not a hater! He makes friends wherever he goes and is a class clown.

I'm Ruffles the Great Dane, and true to my name, I do have some rough ridges that a forever home can hopefully help me smooth out. I'm a ten-month-old male and I was kept outside all the time at my previous home, so my BDHP foster family will be working with me on all the things that an inside dog should know - like basic manners, socialization, and all that good stuff that I'm anxious to learn.
Well hello! I'm Chena the Newfoundland, and I'm pretty fabulous if I do say so myself! I'm just over a year old, and I'm here at Big Dogs Huge Paws because my family felt like they didn't have the time to give me for training and attention. They had a new baby, 4 cats, and 10 kids total! It was a pretty busy house with all that commotion, and I really did love everyone, but they had their hands full and I was just a little too much for small children.

Hi! I'm Abe, and I'm a 5 year old, Fawn, English Mastiff. My family discovered that the little human in the house is allergic to me, so that's how I ended up at Big Dogs Huge Paws. I can relate though, because I have an allergy to grass, so I do take 1 Claritin a day. But that doesn't stop me from being pretty amazing! I'm already house trained, and I'm leash trained, although I sure do like to chase bunnies.

Jethro is one tall, dark, handsome fellow! He is a 2 year old, male, Daniff(Great Dane/Mastiff mix) who somehow found himself behind bars at a shelter after he was found wandering the streets with no owner to be found. He has adorable white socks and chest that compliment his sleek black coat.
Cletus the Fawn, English Mastiff here! I was rescued by a shelter after being found as a stray. They figured out who my owners were, but sadly they didn't come claim me. I'm not really sure why, because I'm pretty great if I do say so myself.

Hi, I'm Lou! I'm a 3-year-old, black with white socks, Great Dane. I came to Big Dogs Huge Paws because I was chasing and killing the chickens at the house I've been living. I've got a bit of incontinence, but I take medicine that helps me manage that very well. I'm house trained, crate trained, and leash trained, and I definitely like to be an inside dog. I know lots of stuff already - sit, stay, heel, down, come, shake, drop it, and fetch.

Named for a Greek goddess, I would be a heavenly addition to a family who would shower me with attention.
Cleopatra is my name and I’ve every bit as regal as my moniker suggests. I’m only a baby at 10 months old, but I am quite a lovely Female, Merle, Great Dane. For my age, I have an incredible vocabulary and my manners are admirable. I know the verbal commands of ‘sit, down, come, stay, heel, wait, high five, shake (both paws), wait (with a treat on my pretty snoot), back up, speak, and I will look at you if you say look.
My name is Chester, and I'm a Fawn with Merle markings, Male Great Dane. I'm quite underweight, at just 103 pounds, but I'm sure that will change with regular feedings and some time here at Big Dogs Huge Paws to fill out! I'm a bit older, but unfortunately I'm not exactly sure how many birthdays I've had and neither are the folks here at BDHP, but the vet thinks I'm around 6-7 years old.

Our sweet girl, Louise, is new on the BDHP scene, and we're so glad to have her! She was abandoned with a roommate and surrendered to the shelter with her best friend, Thelma. They are extremely shy and timid and rely on each other quite a bit for reassurance so ideally we would like to find a home for them to stay together. She is a 2-3 year old, fawn English Mastiff.

Meet our new friend, Thelma! Thelma was abandoned with a roommate and then taken to a shelter along with her best friend, Louise. They are both extremely shy and timid and rely on each other a lot for reassurance so ideally we would like to find a home for them to go together. She is a 2-3 year old, fawn, English Mastiff. She is good with other dogs, walks well on a leash with a proper harness, knows "come" and is eager to please so further training should be easy.

The snow glows white on the mountain tonight
Not a footprint to be seen
A kingdom of isolation,
And it looks like I'm the queen.
It's funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can't get to me at all!
Let it go, Let it go….Hi my name is Elsa and wi
My name is Delilah, and I'm looking for a forever home because I found myself in an awful predicament. I was adopted by someone who I thought cared about me, but after 6 months when things became difficult with the landlord, I was discarded…surrendered for euthanasia. I don't understand.
Who has time for a handsome fella like me? My name is Hunter, and I'm a six-year-old Anatolian Shepherd. My previous owner adopted me with good intentions, but she works too much now and doesn't feel like I get any attention - much less any walking or running around outside time. So she made the tough decision to let BDHP find me the ideal home.
I used to live with three small dogs, a larger dog, and a cat.
You know that Bella means I'm beautiful. I'm a 2-year-old, merle, Great Dane. I'm not only beautiful, but I have brains. I'm house trained, trustworthy with free roam, leash trained, know sit and down, and my foster family will be working on the rest of my commands. I prefer to spend my time inside (my friends say I'm a couch potato) but if you want to take me for a car ride, I'm there!

Although, they call me Torque, there is nothing twisted about me. In fact, I'm as mellow as they come and quite the gentleman. I'm an eight-year-old, fawn, English mastiff, and I'm told that I am super sweet and do not bark, chew or dig. I have an impressive resume´which shows that I am house trained, crate trained, trustworthy with free roam, a skilled leash walker, and a team player when it comes to getting along with other dogs.

Meet our new friend, Big Black (aka Otis) the 1.5 year old, Mantle, male Great Dane! This adorable mug was found as a stray originally, adopted out, and then came back as a stray a second time at the humane society and sadly, when his owner was contacted, they said they weren't coming back to get him.
"Hi my name is Cabo, but I prefer to go by Miles! I used to sing the Blues, but now my jams are love songs - I'm working on one now called "I fall in love too easily".  I'm a young soulful fawn male bullmastiff, around 2 years old, maybe a little younger, and am looking forward to us looking longingly into each other's eyes and watching sunsets together.  I'm already smiling just thinking about it.
Meet, Bruno! This handsome, 2 year old Great Dane has a gorgeous Blue Merle coat and big goofy ears to go with it! He was dumped at a shelter because his family had a new baby, twin toddlers & two other kids, and they were overwhelmed and unable to give him the love and attention he needs and deserves.

Hello there, I'm Zoie, and I must tell you right off the bat that I am pretty much perfect! So how did I end up here at Big Dogs Huge Paws, you might be wondering? Well, that's a good question and I'm really not sure. I was surrendered to the shelter because my family said I was too big and hard to handle but my foster family says that was just an excuse to get rid of her because there is nothing wrong with me and I am a perfect house guest.

Lena is my name, and I just had a close call, but luckily Big Dogs Huge Paws came to my rescue! I was at a shelter and my time was short there. I'm an 11-month-old, reverse brindle, Presa Canario and I am here to tell you that being in a shelter is scary business. Being in a home is definitely better for me, and I'm hoping that I can let some of my anxiety go now that I'm here.
Gunnie, aka (Johnny Carson) is a 1 year old, fawn, male Great Dane weighing around 100 pounds and another 15 pounds would do him good.  His family left him at the shelter because they did not have room for him. Sadly, part of his tongue is missing and his body does have some scarring.  While at the shelter, Johnny was temperament tested and passed with flying colors.
Killian is an adorable, 1 year old, 75 lb, Black Brindle, Cane Corso with an adorable white stripe on his face. He is all puppy and loves to play but is actually very well behaved in the house and doesn't even chew things he isn't supposed to. He does great with other dogs after proper intros and is living in a house full of other giant playmates that he adores and wrestles with! Killian is also living with older kids and does great with them.

My name is Ashley, and I'm a 6-year-old, Harlequin, Great Dane. I came to Big Dogs Huge Paws because my former owners got a divorce and I guess that means they couldn't keep me. It's all a little confusing, the life of those humans, but I'm glad to be here now!

Helloooo, everyone! My name is Adele, and I want to finally live a life of peace!

You see, I was previously living with a larger dog who wasn't sweet like me. He was dog-aggressive, so everyone had to be separated. I got the short end of the doggie stick and was left outside most of the time. Being a Dane, I want to be inside! So I'm thrilled to now be in my foster home, inside, as you can imagine. 

Hello, everyone! I'm Tonka, and I'm definitely not a toy breed (see what I did there?). I'm a 1 year old, neutered Boerboel. Everyone calls my color "fawn," but that sounds a bit wimpy for a handsome tank like me, don't you think?
I was purchased from a breeder when I was a mere pup. I was living with two very small children in a fairly small house, but my human mom has another baby on the way.
Konnichiwa! My name is Kamiko, and I've had a bit of an unstable past. Could you be the one who offers the patience and love to help me return to my former wonderful Great Dane ways?
See, for the first three years of my life, things were great. I was adopted when I was a pup and I learned all the things that a young Dane should. House training, crate training, basic commands, leash training, you name it.
I go by the name of Butch. I somehow went astray, and try as they might, my caretakers cannot find my people. And, as much as they might want to, my caretakers cannot keep me. Neither of us want me to go to a shelter so here I am with Big Dogs Huge Paws, experts in my breed who will find me a wonderful forever family.
My heritage is a bit questionable. Our best guess is that I'm a Cane Corso.

You know how they say tigers earn their stripes? Well I've earned my stripes in my three short years walking around on this planet. I'm ready for someone to love me so I can stop wandering. Hi there! I'm Simon, and I'm a 3 year old Great Dane / Mastiff mix. I know it looks like I have tiger stripes, but those are actually my brindle markings, aren't they cool?

Well hello there! My name's Roxie, and I think that name suits me. I'm a 2-year-old, white, Great Pyrenees, but that's not even close to the interesting parts about me! I might not be gorgeous on the outside currently but I will be soon now that my hair is growing back after a pesky bout of mange, and I'm also beautiful on the inside!

Did you ever kind of lose your way in life? My name is Betty, and that's sort of what happened to me. I was picked up as a stray, and as much as everyone wants me to tell them where I came from, I'm not talking. I'd love to, but dogs just aren't able to talk. Yet.
My name is Beauregard, and sure do feel like I fit in here at Big Dogs Huge Paws! I'm a 111 pound, 18 month old Saint Bernard. I don't really understand why I'm here exactly - my family just said something about "moving." I guess moving means I end up here with my big dog friends! I'm a really happy, playful boy, and I'm really good with other dogs and have a submissive personality.

Hi, I'm Randy. I'm here to steal your heart, because that's how I roll. I'll tell you my age (5 years old) and my color (grey) but I'm keeping my heritage a bit of a secret. Anyone's best guess is Wolfhound/Mastiff mix. But, ancestry doesn't define the size of my heart. I'm good with kids and other large dogs, but I will need a home without any small dogs or cats because I do like to chase.

No, there's no George to play straight man for me, but I'd love to be your Gracie! I'm a seven year-old female Great Dane, and I'm a pretty well-rounded actress, if I do say so myself. I'm house trained, leash trained, and trustworthy with free roam.
Sarah is a 7 year old, Brindle, female Presa Canario with cropped ears. She weighs 81 lbs and came to BDHPI from a shelter where her chances for adoption were slim to none as a senior and heartworm positive. She is now getting the medical care she needs and living the good life in a foster home with several other dogs who she gets along great with! Sarah has not been cat or kid tested yet but we should know more on that front soon.

Meet our newest big buddy, Tatanka! Tatanka is a 4 year old, 114 lb, Fawn, male English Mastiff. This adorable mug is already house trained, crate trained, leash trained, and he knows sit and down. He is an inside dog who will bark to alert when someone is approaching like a good guard dog but is mostly a couch potato true to his breed. He is over the puppy stage although he does still enjoy chewing on a nice bone or stuffed Kong.

I am Titan. I’m a 5 year old, male, ¾ Mastiff ¼ Bulldog, tan in color, and nothing but love. My original Momma was going off to be a Veterinarian so you rehomed with a family that cared for me until now. They are sadly moving into town from the mountains and the place they have chosen does not allow pets. So here I am, looking for a family that will love me for all of my days to come. I’m a good dog and have good manners.

My Goodness!  This is all so new!  My name is Stella and my brother Kingston and I are new to the BDPHI group of dogs looking for love. The King and I were surrendered by our owner because they were travelling too much and weren’t around to give us enough time and attention. So here we are starting again! I’m a 4 year old, 106 lb, Brindle, Female, Great Dane and I am quite the looker if I do say so myself.

Hi! My name is Suzy. I am a 5 year old English Mastiff. Me and my sister just found out we're being retired! Our Mama was a breeder, so while it will be great not to have a littler of puppies always around, it seems we are also looking for a home. We will be spayed. I mean, if we're retired, that DOES mean no more puppies, right? Thank goodness! We are currently outside dogs, but are THRILLED for that to change.

Grrrrr! My name is Bear...but I am not the big brown grizzly type or the smaller black type of bear...I am an 8 month old, white, Akbash. I am a sweet and playful guy who is very smart and loves to learn new things. I am a champ with house training, crate training, and learning all sorts of new tricks such as basic commands and walking on leash in my foster home. I have lots of new doggie friends there too and I just love to play chase and wrestle with them all.

Meet Zoey! This beauty is around 1 year old and is a Mantle, female, Great Dane. She was found as a stray, weighing only 83 lbs at the time, and in definite need of some groceries. She lived with other Great Danes and cats at her rescuers home but unfortunately they were unable to find her original owners or keep her permananetly so they contacted BDHPI for help. Zoey is now living in a foster home with an older child and has warmed right up to all!

Meet Lucy! This 1.5 year old, Harlequin, female Great Dane is mostly white with just a few black spots. She has a smaller build at only 70 lbs and may be mixed but looks like a purebred and would be an easy keeper for someone not looking for a super big dog. She has a huge heart and loves to be loved! Lucy gets along well with other dogs and while she hasn't been tested with cats or kids yet, we can't imagine she has a mean bone in her body.

Hello everyone!  My name is Bodacious.  But my friends call me Bodie.  I was literally a stud in Missouri before landing in my current foster home.  I’m 10 years old and, as you can see, I am a Bronze and White Newfoundland.  Yes, I have been shaved so I may not look like your typical Newfoundland at the moment, but inside I am all Newfie and my hair will grow out.

Welcome to Willow's world. This stunning Fawn, female, English Mastiff is 6 years old and has been in two previous homes.  Willow was loved in both homes but lack of attention due to five children moved her from her first home to her second home which had cats, and Willow was a little too interested in the cats. This love bug knows her basic commands, is good with free roam, does not chew, dig or bark.

My name is Sally, and I am a Fawn, 5 year old English Mastiff. I have lived with a breeder all my life, outside and I haven't had much socialization previously. I understand I am being retired, which is good, as puppies kind of get old after a while. Not that I didn't love them, but, you know how it is. Anyway, my sister and I are now seeking a forever home, where we can live inside and have a forever family to love us.

My name is Fezzik and I’m looking for a family to love me for all of my days. I’m a 6 year old, male, St. Bernard/Mastiff cross-breed and I’m a firm 110 lbs. My family has loved me since I was only 12 months old, but they had a baby and that baby has become mobile and that is just way too much activity for me.

Meet Gotti, one of our BDHP mobsters. He's ready to break free from the stress of changing environments and move on to his retirement home in a loving forever family. Gotti is a 7 year old, red Dogue de Bordeaux.

Hi my name is Gambino but my foster mom calls me Gambi. I was surrendered to BDHP with my brother Gotti but don't worry we are not a bonded pair so you don't need to adopt both of us. Honestly if you promise not to tell him I will tell you a secret. I am much happier without him. I like other dogs. I never even knew that before! Just to be safe it's good if I have slow introductions but I have played with really big dogs and really tiny tiny dogs.

Hi, my name is Peaches and I am a 3 month old, Brown and White Landseer, Newfoundland! My breeder had to give me up and some of her older dogs because she was unable to care for us all properly. So, here I am with Big Dogs Huge Paws where I am learning all about being inside and part of a family. I am a cuddly teddy bear that just wants to be loved and I am gaining confidence every day with positive socialization.
Starsky and his buddy Hutch were found wandering in the country...apparently their Gran Torino must have broken down after they were suspended from the police force. One thing is certain, his former owners should be in jail for letting this sweetheart get away! He is a 1.5-2 year old, mostly white Tri-colored, Anatolian Shepherd. He enjoys romping and playing with other dogs and even does well at doggie daycare.
Lloyd the Red, Male, 4-5 year old, Dogue de Bordeaux is looking for a fresh start. Lloyds family didn’t have the time to work on some of his territorial traits, so they decided it was better to place him in the care of BDHPI and help him find a new family that has the time and patience to deal with any of his issues. Lloyd is house-trained and doesn’t much care for crate containment.

They call me Leonidas around here and I have over-heard them saying I have had quite a rough start.  I have to tell you, I agree with them.  You see, I was dumped at a shelter with my schnauzer brother.   The first story they gave the shelter was that my previous Dad was beating my little doggie brother, and I came to the rescue and bit my human dad.  Then the story changed that it was a dog fight and my human was bit in the process of biting of breaking us all up.

Tank... that just sounds beefy, and this Big Boy is going to live up to his name. 6-1/2 year old Tank is rolling in at 146 lbs of male, brindle, English Mastiff, Love. Tank comes to us from a shelter where he was placed because his owners could no longer afford to care for his chronic ear infections and allergies. His original family couldn’t afford his care, so a friend took him in, saving him from the fate of a local high-kill shelter.

Stray, by definition: “A homeless and unwanted creature. Discarded” That is how my story begins, as a 9 year old stray. I was walking the streets and I was hit by a car. As you can imagine a 9 year old Mastiff isn’t always the most agile and I couldn’t get out of the way of the moving vehicle quick enough. That is how I came into rescue. My name is Tigger.

Julianna the Harlequin, Great Dane is one Special Girl. She and her special brother Tank have come to join the BDHPI family as their owner became ill and was no longer able to care for them.  Julianna is blind but you would almost never know it on a day to day basis. She is really no problem at all from that point of view. She is very outgoing and adventurous.

Meet Tank.  This 5 year old, Harlequin, Great Dane, Male is a looking for a new family to call his own. Tank and his sister, Julianna, have come to BDHPI because their owner was diagnosed with lupus and is unable to care for them any longer. Tank is what we would call protective of his house, but we think it is mostly because he is afraid as he is fairly reserved and shy in general. He just needs proper introductions with new people to make him feel safe.

Is today your birthday? Was yesterday? How many birthdays have you had? Everyone likes having a Happy Birthday with some cake, a silly hat and lots of hugs... and I’d love to have a happy birthday too! The problem is that I don’t know when my birthday is or how many I’ve had... but I sure know that I’d like to have my very own day. My name is Sallie and I’m a female Saint Bernard that the vet believe's is around 3-4 years old.

Willow the 2-year-old, brindle, Bullmastiff mix wants to come home with you! She's a real sweetheart and a huge cuddle bug, according to her foster parents. She's good with dogs, cats and kids, after proper introductions. Willow's owner surrendered her after having her for five months to an animal shelter when the family got a new puppy and Willow would growl to correct him.

My name is Annabelle and I’m the Momma to a very special puppy named Patience. I too am a Special Great Pyrenees and am partially deaf and mostly blind. I can see some light and some shapes... but my Patience was the brightest light that I could see in this life. She was my beacon of hope and I know that she will brighten the lives of a very lucky family. I’ve been living with my disabilities for my entire life, which is approximately 5 years.

 My name is Gabby and I’m a fawn colored, female, 13 month old Great Dane. My family took me to the doctor because they started seeing some neurological symptoms and the Vet recommended an MRI to see just what was going on. My family couldn’t afford the tests and any additional treatment so they decided to send me to Big Dogs Huge Paws to have me medically assessed and treated.

VooDoo… oh the magic that you are going to do in someone’s life will be remarkable. Voodoo is a 2 year old, female, white, Great Pyrenees and she is the lovely, furry sister to Lou-doh the Great Pyr. These two pups were an owner surrender due to, space, time and attention limitations. They simply weren’t able to be cared for in a way that the owner felt they needed, so they let them go in hopes of finding them new forever families.

Truman the Big Dog is setting the stage for an encore performance. After his debut with BDHPI, Truman the 5 year old, Male, Brindle, English Mastiff was adopted by a family for almost a year. Due to moving into home that only allowed them to keep 2 dogs, he was returned to Big Dogs with best wishes in finding his forever family.

Awwww Dang!  Why did my family have to bring that little person into our house?  Everything was great before they brought it home. I was best friends with the other dogs that were in the house and we all shared toys and were totally buddies until that day… and that was when I decided that I would take matters into my own paws and take control of this new little person situation. So, in hindsight, I may have handled things poorly.
I loved my family and they loved me, but military housing wouldn’t allow them to have me. It’s sad, but it’s ok.  I’m young and have my whole life ahead of me. My name is Musso and I’m a 1 year old, blue, Cane Corso boy and I’m looking for my forever family.

Calli the 6-year-old black Great Dane is looking for a new family to call her own. She's a petite one, weighing in at a mere 102 pounds. She's been involved in some traumatic circumstances prior to coming into rescue, but with a bit of love and a calm environment, she has settled into a wonderful, playful firl.

Say hello to Moses. He won’t part the seas or bring you a tablet with words to live by, but he will be a loyal companion and promise you his undying love. Moses is one cool Cane Corso pup that is Blue in color and only 2 years old.

Meet our newest gangster, Clyde the 2 year old, 90 lb, Mantle male Great Dane! Clyde is looking to put his bank robbery days behind him and settle down somewhere permanently instead of constanting running from the law.

Meet out friend "Nomad" aka Preacher who is a 3-5 year old, Fawn, Anatolian Shepherd who is ready to put his days of moving from place to another behind. He is 98.2 lbs of pure lovin and while he was found as a stray, he was clearly someone's pet once upon a time based on how quickly he has acclimated to his foster home and indoor living. He is house trained, crate trained, leash trained and learning all of his basic commands.

Good Gracious Gatsby!! Look at the legs on you! Gatsby the tall, dark, and handsome Great Dane was just recently returned to BDHPI and is hanging out with his foster folks until a forever family swoops him up.  This young man is around 2 years old and still has some filling out to do on that slender frame. In his short life, Gatsby has been shuffled around from house to house due to his size and being a teenager.

Meet the King! This black Great Dane isn't your typical confident ruler but he is deserving of feasts and jewels for sure. He and his brother, Ace, were found as strays, starving and afraid. He remains timid but he is starting to come out of his shell and learning to trust thanks to his amazing foster family.

Everyone, please meet Eve - the luckiest girl this holiday season. Eve was rescued with several other dogs from a breeder who is being faced with neglect and animal cruelty charges. She is a 2-3 year old, Red, female Dogue de Bordeaux who is extremely emaciated at 80 lbs, as you can see in the photos. Fortunately, her skin condition is not mange, but a reaction to her emaciation and allergies. Two nights of Zrytec has already reduced Eve's scratching.

As children, we were all taught to love Macaroni because it is so much fun… and I’m here to tell you that nothing has changed! I’m Macaroni and you should love me because I’m all kinds of wonderful! I’m a 5 year old, black Great Dane Girl and I’m here because the rabbits ran me straight out of town.

Hello there, my name is Turbo and I am here to make your dreams come true.  I am a handsome 5 year old male, Fawn, English Mastiff.  I am about as sweet as they come.  I love people both big and small and would love to have some kids in my new forever home.  I am great with dogs of all sizes and wouldn't mind having one or two of those in my new home as well.

Natalia is a 5 year old, Brindle, Boerboel Mastiff. Her massive size and good looks turn heads on each and every one of her walks. Natalia's original owners could not keep her and she was living the last few years out on the farm in an outdoor run with her brother, Beilo the Great Dane who is also in rescue with us.  She came to us with a hurt hind leg and is currently limping so we are going to have the vet's check that out right away.

Major has spent the whole 4 years of his life progressing in the ranks and has reached the lofty grade of ‘Captain of Love’. He is a very heavy boy and his foster family will be working with him to decrease his weight and improve his overall health. This BullMastiff Boy was released by his family because the landlord decided that they were no longer allowed to have a dog.

Meet Nick, our large and in charge newest addition! This 3 year old, Harlequin, male Great Dane was the victim of divorce, moving, and his owner working too long of hours, requiring him to be crated up to 12 hours/day. Unfortunately, this big lug needs a lot more exercise, attention, and training than they could provide so he is now here with us at Big Dogs.
 Bielo is a 7 year old, Blue, 145 lb, male Great Dane. He lived previously with a Boerboel Mastiff and sadly his owners could no longer keep them after they moved. They were originally house dogs but have been living outside for the past few years, and we are happy to report back he quickly embraced his indoor living opportunity and has had no accidents.

Ducky is special. You can see it immediately when he walks over to greet you.  You can sense it in his charming, happy spirit and feel it in his gentle, loving touch. Ducky is a 1.5 year old St. Bernard and was found by the County as a stray. We don’t know much about Ducky, but we know that he is unique. He was affectionately named based on his “duck legs” in his hind quarters.

Krissy, we don’t know why your owner gave you away to the shelter, but we are sorry for your sadness and we are going to make it all better.There is a lot that we don’t know about Krissy’s past, like her age or medical history, but what we do know, we really like. This laid back, gentle, sweetheart of a dog is a senior, fawn, Mastiff Mix and she is a joy to be around.

Meet, Bruiser! This big guy weighs 130 lbs and is a 7 year old Great Pyrenees with a great big smile that will warm your heart. He was picked up by the ACO who noticed he was limping badly on his right leg and his owner did not want to pay to fix it. He has since undergone surgery to repair the injury and is on the road to a full recovery now! Bruiser is house trained, trustworthy with free roam, and his foster family is working with him on basic training.

Why would someone have two giant breed dogs just to keep them outside for their whole lives? Wouldn’t they know how much cuddling and companionship that they were missing out on by keeping us in the back yard? Didn’t they know how cold it was during the winters and how miserable it was during the awful summers? I guess we should be happy that they moved into a rental that wouldn’t allow dogs, now no other dogs will suffer.

My name is Barley and I am a 1.5 year old, Red, female Dogue de Bordeaux. I like my introductions to new dogs to be slow and proper and my foster family recommends a home with larger dogs only as I can be a little snarky with smaller ones. I seem to do okay with some cats with proper supervision but it really depends on the personality of the cat involved.

Lily is a 5 year old, Tan, Tibetan Mastiff/Bloodhound Mix who looks like a fluffy version of her mom, the bloodhound, but emotionally she's all Tibetan like her dad. She is house trained, crate trained, leash trained and knows 10 basic commands, including sit pretty and rollover. She is a very accomplished young lady who has passed her Canine Good Citizen Test and is very obedient and loyal to her humans but she does require a strong leader.

Hi! I’m Loki, that long-legged, beautiful, lady that you’ve been searching for. I’m a Fawn, 5 year old Anatolian Shepherd and I'm looking for my forever love! My family was going through some pretty heavy changes, like a divorce coupled with moving, and they felt that they couldn’t provide me what I needed, so they thought it better to help me find a new home. Don’t cry for me, because I know that there is new life on the horizon!

Maggie is a 2 year old, Brindle, Fila Brasileiro.

 Darla is an adorable, almost 2 year old, Blue, female Neapolitan Mastiff. Her entire body wiggles as she wags and she is a very happy girl! She gets along okay with some other large dogs after proper introductions and time to work out her place in the pack, but does have some aggression issues and would probably do best in a home without any other animals. She definitely cannot be around any small dogs or cats of any kind and does have a strong prey drive.

Bebe is a beautiful, 2.5 year old, Black, female Great Dane. She is epileptic and suffers from seizures but we have them well managed on daily medication.  She is also blind but after only a couple of weeks she learned her foster home so well you can hardly tell she can't see. Bebe is house trained, not destructive, and her crate is her safe place. She will often go in to take a nap when she is feeling overwhelmed or just tired.

Napoleon(aka Bourque) is a handsome, 2.5 year old, Fawn, English Mastiff. He weighs 150 lbs currently and is just about the sweetest boy you can imagine! He is loving, affectionate, and truly devoted to his humans. Bourque is leery of men initially, but he does warm up with time and treats. He is good with other dogs and is house trained, crate trained, dog door trained and not destructive.

Chaya is a beautiful, 2 year old, Brindle, Presa Canario female. She is very sweet, loving, and affectionate to all she meets and her back end doesn't stop wiggling. She is good with other dogs, but is a dominant breed and can be aggressive. She is doing really well in a stable pack of larger dogs at her foster home with no cats or small dogs. Chaya is great with older kids! She is house trained, crate trained, and treat and praise motivated.