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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
Emma Jo is quite the accomplished young lady! This 1 yr old black Euro Dane is already house, leash and crate trained and she knows the basic commands of sit, down, stay, wait, leave it, come, bow, kennel, bed, load! She is of course an inside girl who is quite the couch potato but she still gets her puppy zoomies on from time to time.
Wiley E. Dane, at your service...I thought I'd add a middle initial to make myself seem mysterious and cool and make you want to adopt me! I am a good looking Harlequin Dane who was born 12/26/13...yep that's right folks you get to celebrate two days in a row that are special. I am of course house trained...that pottying inside is for those youngsters.

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

Laura is looking for a quiet home to lay her you have room on your couch? Laura is a gentle, 5 yr old , fawn English Mastiff who found herself at a humane society in search of a new home and they contacted us knowing that we could find that for her. A place where she'll be happy, safe, fed and loved for the rest of her days. She walks nicely on a leash and she's a super mellow, friendly girl with people big and small.

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

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

Brazos the 4 year old Saint Bernard/Great Pyrenees mix was born at an animal sanctuary and has lived there all of his life but he's ready to move onto bigger and better things and become the indoor pet he has always dreamed off! The sanctuary that Brazos has only ever known as home is closing down but we were more than happy to bring him into our program and go on the search for the best home for him to lay his paws for the rest of his days.

My name is Sampson, and I'm a good boy looking for a good home. I'm an 18-month-old male English Mastiff who was displaced because my former owner had to move and couldn't take me with. No fault of my own, so I'm ready to start a new life with a great forever family. Maybe it could be yours! I'm house-trained, crate-trained, and I know the "sit" and "stay" commands.

Obi now has the force with him, guiding him into the right place to find his forever home...does anyone have a space to take in such a middle aged padawan and teach him the ways? Obi is a 5 year old, 100 lb, male Great Dane who is sporting a gorgeous black coat and he is good with all the other dogs he has meet, although this hasn't included smaller ones yet.

Bonjour, je m'appelle Paris! I'm a 1.5 year old, beautiful and sweet blue merle Great Dane. My mama ran into some trouble, and her parents couldn't help me, so now I'm here at Big Dogs. That's OK because I know the right family is waiting to add me to their pack. I am great with dogs, cats and children -- even horses! I know the command sit and adore bones, balls and squeaky toys. Would you please consider putting me in your car and taking me home?

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

Aurora has come to us to find a new family since her current family is moving to Europe and unable to take her with them. She is a 6 yr old, Harlequin Great Dane who is as well behaved as she is gorgeous! Aurora is house trained and knows to go potty outside, crate trained (if that is needed) but she's completely trustworthy with free roam and behaves like a princess on a leash. She also knows sit, stay, wait, go eat, lay down, go to bed, outside, come in, drop it AND off!!

Look for the bare necessities....The simple bare necessities...Forget about your worries and your strife ....Ok so I'm not quite that bear but I do look a bit like a bear and I need to forget about my worries and my strife. My name is Baloo and I'm a 5 yr old Newfoundland who is here to find my new home.

Tucker the 1 yr old Fawn with merle markings is the cutest boy and he know it! This sweet guy is house trained and great on a leash. He LOVES other dogs and is always down for some play time to get out his puppy energy, and it works out well for naps later on in the day. Tucker is also great with children as he has been around 5 of them ages 10, 6, 2, 5 months and 3 months.

Howdy-doody, how ya doing? My name is Brego, and I'm a 1.5 year old fawn Great Dane who would really love to find my family. I was given to BDHPI because my last family had other big dogs and despite all their efforts, the bottom line is that I really can't live with other dogs. I am great at clicker training, know the commands sit, stay, down, come, leave it, out, move and coming back to you with a whistle.

Frosty is coming back to the BDHPI family due to no fault of his owner and his owner was devastated to give him up but life circumstances dictated otherwise and we completely understand and are always here for our dogs and our adopters. Frosty is a 4 yr old Great Pyrenees, with an emphasis on great! He is house, leash and crate trained and he knows how to sit, what "not" means and "bedtime".

My name is Louise, and I'm a 10-month-old, Black female Great Dane. Predictably, I'm a sibling to Thelma, but we are not a bonded pair - it's time for us to venture out on our own and find a far better ending than the movie had! I came from a situation where there were too many dogs in too little space, so I look forward to stretching these Dane legs out in a great forever home.

Thor, a 4.5 year old, 131 lb, red Boerboel Mastiff is the newest addition to the BDHPI family and we couldn't be happier to welcome this big lug into our home! He is a goofy guy who is good with other dogs and really loves to be petted as much as anyone is willing to doll out to him. Thor doesn't pull on a leash and is friendly with people in general but he will bark to alert when strangers approach the house, which is typical for the breed.

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

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

Hola! My name is Pablo, and I'm a 3-year-old, male, Bullmastiff looking for a forever casa! I'm a decent-sized boy, checking in at right around 127 pounds. I'm handsome brindle in color, as you can see. Quite a looker, huh?!? I'm good with other dogs and I really enjoy playtime - I've been in playgroups before, and they're just the best.

Kava is a absolutely stunning, 3 years young, mahogany Neapolitan Mastiff that is weighing in a decent 146 lbs of pure squishy love! Kava is great with other dogs and she loves to play. She is already house trained and knows to stay in her crate like a good girl. She is also has under her furry belt the commands of sit, stay, down and come.

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

Dear, sweet Lizzy is a 5-year-old, black, female Great Dane. This gentle soul walks well on leash and is as “sweet as pie.” She is also very healthy and great with other dogs. She was found as a stray with another male Dane and might have been used as a breeding pair before being dumped, so little is known about her background.

Sloan is an absolutely beautiful, 2 year old, blue-eyed Merlequin Great Dane who is looking for her new forever home after being dropped at a shelter by her previous owners. Sloan had an incident with a small dog and her owners wanted her euthanized, we disagreed and felt she deserved another chance. She's now happy and playing with her big dog foster siblings and learning all kind of things with her foster mom.

Meet our newest pup in need, Milo the Great Pyrenees! This adorable munchkin is a 3 month old who was found as a stray and is now looking for his happily ever after. His foster family will be working on basic training to prepare him for his new family and he is already catching on quickly to potty training, crate training, and eager to please so further training should be a breeze.

We have a real English Mastiff winner. Moose (appropriate) is a 2 year old, fawn colored male. He comes with all the training - house trained, leash trained, sits and lays down on command, is accustomed to being an inside fellow and is a wonderful car passenger.

Gunner is an approximately 4-year-old, black, male Great Dane. He found himself locked behind bars at a shelter where he was quite stressed but he is now in a loving home environment where he is a happy-go-lucky playful pup! Gunner is mellow, good with other dogs, and during his cat test he showed no aggression, just slightly afraid of the kitty being the big gentle giant he is. He is a typical Great Dane leaner and lover who thinks he is a lap dog.

The best intentions sometimes don't turn out the way they should, so I'm hoping that my forever home will wind up being the best thing that ever happened to me. My name is Storm, and I'm a 3-year-old female Harlequin Great Dane. My former life was not one where I was exposed to things like stairs, hardwood floors, televisions, cats, or leashes but I am adjusting amazingly well to each of these items in my own time.

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

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

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

Annie is a darling, 2-3 year old, female black Great Dane who weighs around 90 pounds.  She needs time to feel comfortable and will tuck her tail, so allow her about 48 hours until she becomes familiar with her surroundings and you will have a best friend for life.  Annie is a typical Dane who likes to lean, loves ear rubs and comes with a personality that will charm the socks off you.  Annie is learning about new things everyday in rescue.  She likes to be

Thelma is looking for her forever home and we know that it's out there somewhere! She is a 6-10 month old, female, black Great Dane that has been surrendered to BDHP due to her owner having too many dogs. Thelma is good with other dogs and lived with many other Danes in her previous homes and she's also good with all people, including children.

Mama mia! My name is Mama, and I'm a 6-year-old, Black Brindle, female Cane Corso looking to brighten up your family! I weigh about 116 pounds right now, so I'm a decent-sized Mama. I'm good with other dogs of all sizes, humans of all ages and sexes, and I've been described as a "very sweet girl who just loves attention from anyone and everyone." I can't tell you much about my past, because I was found as a stray.
Meet Moe, part of new Cane Corso mix puppy litter that found their way into the right place thanks to a charitable partner veterinarian that found them being given away in a parking lot. Moe is a fawn boy who was born on 1/23/17 and while we know mama was a Corso she wasn't telling us who daddy is! We do know that they are nothing but adorable and are going to be big pups once they're grown.

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

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

Oh my goodness, look at this adorable fluffy darling! Haley is a 11 to 12-week old tricolor Great Pyrenees Mix. She and her sister have come to rescue because their owner can't handle their puppy antics. That's OK though -- we are sure a family is out there who can handle it and love them as they grow up. Since she is a puppy, training will be a must with this girl as she grows. She will also need lessons in basic obedience, potty/crate training and socialization.

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

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

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

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

Rock (AKA Chance) the Daniff would really, REALLY love to find his forever home after being bounced around a bit previously. This boy does have hip displaysia as well as a slight neurological issues that affects his gate, so he would prefer a ranch style home with limited to no stairs and will need a daily anti-inflammatory to keep him comfortable. He is a 3 year old, black brindle with a white stripe, adorable Great Dane/Mastiff Mix.

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.
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 aka Nelson is a gorgeous 150 lb, 6.5 year old, Landseer Newfoundland who has found his way to Big Dogs Huge Paws after his breeder decided not to keep him. We are very happy with our new addition and think that their loss is our gain! This huge, handsome fluff ball is settling into his foster home and very happily learning all about indoor living and being someone's pet...unfortunately two things he has not know up until now.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tux is a 5 yr old, black, male Great Dane mix 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, come, sit and stay and he is big man on campus, literally, he lived with 4 Chihuahuas previously!

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.

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

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

Nykyrian is a very handsome, black Boerboel mastiff that was dumped with his sister Genevieve by what we can only assume was their breeder. They were found with a note attached to them stating their breed and that they were born on 10/2/16 - that is all. While we are happy that they were found and we are able to them we find it sad that backyard breeders treat these dogs in this manner. Nykyrian is a sweet, happy boy who is already 51 lbs and growing like a weed!

Look at this sweet ball of fluffy cotton! At only 8 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.