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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

Bruuuuuuuuuuuuce! That's my name, and finding a home is my game! I am Bruce, a 5-year-old, Apricot-colored, male Mastiff. Most people think I'm an English mastiff, but others have thought there may be some Boerboel in me. I can't talk, so I can't tell you about my lineage and we are going with Mastiff Mix. All I know is I'm a sweet mastiff man looking for a furever home with you! I'm a big guy, checking in at right around 120 pounds.

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

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

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

Kashi, the sweet 3 year old fawn Great Dane is looking for a new place to call home. She is quite accomplished and is completely house trained, leash trained and knows to go lay down when told. She is also able to be left free roam without worry or issue, she just takes a nap and waits for her family to come home.

Meet Gallant the Dane...we know, we know, you cannot resist his face either! We took one look at this boy and all fell in love -- now he is a part of the BDHP family while we look for the perfect place for him. It is very easy to tell this 5 year old unclaimed stray has led a rough life.

Kava the 3 year old Neapolitan Mastiff is sporting a glorious tawny colored coat and enough wrinkles to make any smoosh face dog jealous! Kava has come to us as an owner surrender as they were moving and unable to take her with them; she lived with a male Neo Mastiff previously and they get along great and she has fit right into the pack at her foster home.

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

I'm crying fowl! My name is Stella, and I'm a 9-month-old, female mantle Great Dane. I got in trouble at my previous home because I have a bit of a prey drive with smaller critters - namely chickens. I wasn't fed as much as I should have been, so maybe that led to a lot of things. Regardless, I'm looking for a new home now - one without unusual critters, please!

Boo! Did I scare anyone? I hope not, because I'm not scary at all myself! But my name is Ghost, and I'm a 2-year-old, white male Great Pyrenees mix. I was found as a stray, so I can't tell you much about my past but these nice rescue folks think I might be part Akbash also. All I know is I'm a great guy and I'm looking for a wonderful furever home! I weigh right around 110 pounds right now. I'm a very social boy, and I like all people.

Titus Dwayne is our lively..tail-waggin', Dane/Mastiff/Mix. He is a 6 year old, brindle, male, weighing in at 90lbs, who can bring the following qualities to your home. He is good with all dogs and children. He is house and crate trained, understands outside, down, sit, come chill aka stop and is an inside dog who is a couch bum. Titus Dwayne is leash trained, enjoys car rides and will bark to alert.

Look at this face, who can resist such puppy cuteness?! Wendy is only 8 months old and she's in search of her forever home. This sweet fluff ball is already house trained, leash trained and crate trained and her bag of tricks doesn't stop there!

Piper is a black, 3-4 month old, Labradane (3/4 Dane, 1/4 Lab) who has come to BDHP after being rescued along with her 3 sisters from an online garage site that was giving them away. These sweet girls were infested with worms, Giardia and Coccidia and were quite sick but they are now happy, healthy and ready to get their crazy puppy on!

I’m Chopper, the 9 (almost 10) year-old Cane Corso. I didn't previously live with other dogs, but I have doggie friends in my foster home and I love to go to the dog park and play with new friends there. It would be great to be able to have a fursibling to play with. Yes, I’m almost 10 but I do have a bit of play left in me. I’m house trained, trustworthy to free roam and I love bones and car rides. My other favorite pastime is being a couch potato.

Sadie girl is a 3 year old, 130 lb black Newfoundland who finds herself looking for a new place to call home only because her senior mama had to move into assisted living and couldn't bring her sweet girl with her. We did promise both Sadie and her mama that we will find her the best home possible. Sadie is leash trained, house trained and she knows how to sit pretty like a lady should.

Prue is a happy go lucky, 3-4 month old Labradane (3/4 Dane, 1/4 Lab) pup who was rescued thankfully from an online giveaway site. She was full of worms, had giardia and coccidia but is now healthy and acting like a normal crazy, sweet, life loving puppy and we are so happy to see the turn around! It is so common to see people wanting free dogs but in reality this is what you get and it often takes a lot to get them healthy.

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

My name is Krista, and my wish is for you to lovingly say my name forever as part of your family! I can't tell you much about my past, because dogs can't talk. Yet. But what I can tell you is that I'm a young Saint Bernard female. In dog terms, I'm called "smooth-coated" and "tri-colored." Pretty fancy, huh? All I know is I fancy a home with you!

Say hello to our latest gentle giant, Roxie the 1 year old, female Neapolitan Mastiff! This blue beauty came to BDHPI after being purchased from an auction and saved from a life of breeding. She is 96.8 lbs currently with a heart as big as they come.Roxie is doing great with potty training, walks great on the leash and gets along well with other dogs. She was curious about the office cat she met at the vet but no signs of aggression.

Butch is a 4 year old, 157 lb, Fawn Boerboel Mastiff who is coming to us looking for a home that has some experience with his breed. Butch is house trained and an indoor boy who enjoys the comforts of being the king of the castle. He does know how to sit, down and paw and like a regal gentleman he does not dig, nor chew nor bark incessantly.

Hello, my name is Woody and yes these wrinkles are the real deal...come on ladies (and gents) who could resist such a face? I'm hoping not you! I am a 6 yr old, 117 lb young man who is looking for his real forever home. You see I've been in quite a few and my last family became homeless and could not take care of me any longer...I surely hope I'm not a bad luck charm? Nah, not with this mug!

Mollie a 2 year old, 95 lb, tall, gorgeous girl...and our best guess is that she is a Newfoundland/Pyrenees mix. She is looking for a new place to lay her fluffy head and is house trained, leash trained and while an indoor dog, she will bark to alert making her a good guard dog as well.

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!

Phoebe is a wonderful, 3-4 month old Labradane (3/4 Dane, 1/4 Lab) who came to BDHP with her sisters. They were all very sick upon arrival with worms, coccidia and giardia but they've seen their doctor, taken their meds and now they're happy, healthy pups!

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.

Step right up folks and look at this beauty! Stephanie is a 4 month old, black Great Dane puppy who was found as a stray (can you believe it?) and not reclaimed so we snapped her up and now she's looking for her forever family....is that with you? Stephanie is a puppy and does what puppies do best...runs, plays, bites, chews, trips over her big old feet and floppy ears.

Sassy is a friendly, calm, 2 year old, fawn Mastiff mix that is looking for her new family due to allergies in her current family situation. Sassy is a well trained young lady who knows to go potty outside, how to walk on a leash and stays in her crate with no problems.

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

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

Moose is a 3 year old, Mantle, male Great Dane who came to BDHP through no fault of his, but because his owner has health issues and was no longer to care for this special guy. Moose should be an easy dog to add to your home and pack. He is house trained, is an inside dog, knows a few commands, he's not a barker, digger, or chewer. He's not allowed on furniture, and is trustworthy with free roam.

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

Maisy Mouse is a an adorable, 2-3 yr old blue Great Dane who was found as a stray and never reclaimed and as they say one man's trash is another man's treasure and cannot treasure our new addition any more! Maisy is an absolute doll who loves to petted all over and she is so very sweet with all the people she has met.

My name is Belle, and I would really love to find my forever castle. I am a 16-month-old, fawn Bullmastiff and would adore a playful partner or family. I came to Big Dogs after my owner decided she couldn't care for me anymore. I am crate, house and leash trained, plus I know the commands sit, stay, heel, no (in German!). I'm good with dogs and children, and maybe I'm OK with cats.

Meet Buddy the Bernese Mountain Dog. Buddy is a 4 year old, Bernese Mountain Dog that has come to us to find his forever home, one that will take care of him medically and understand him. This sweet boy was owner surrendered to a shelter due to two minor bite incidents where he was provoked and were not his fault.

Romy the 3.5 yr old, Piebald Great Dane/American Bulldog Mix has come to BDHP through no fault of her own. You see her family was moving and they were unable to find a place for their sweet girl but had lined up a long term foster who fell through last minute so with Romy's best interests in mind they surrendered her to us. We promise to find Romy a wonderful new forever home and once you hear all about this girl you'll be on her wait list lickety split!

This is Hank, a 4-5-year-old, Fawn, male Mastiff mix. Not much else is known about him as he was found wandering the streets as a stray but we suspect he has never known the comforts of indoor living before now. He is happy to be inside, warm, well-fed, and have a comfy bed to lay on now and is catching on to basic training quickly. Hank is extremely laid back and super friendly with everyone. He also gets along well with other dogs (cats unknown).

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

From the worst circumstances sometimes come the most inspirational success stories. My name is Dozer, and I'm a 9-year-old male English Mastiff. Let me tell you a little about my past. I came from a hoarding-type situation where there were many… far, far too many… of us canines living together. We were all in a small area and didn't have access to a lot of things most humans (and even dogs) take for granted.

Who doesn't love puppies?!? Check out this adorable little guy...Rizzo the 4 month old, Tan & White male Great Dane/Hound mix. He and his littermates were not in a good situation but AC intervened and we are happy to report that they are now safe and sound in a foster home with BDHPI. While we don't know their true birthday, we do know that they can't wait to celebrate their adoption day and are eager to meet their forever families!

Who doesn't love puppies?!? Check out this adorable little guy...Scout the 4 month old, Red & White, male Great Dane/Hound mix. He and his littermates were not in a good situation but AC intervened and we are happy to report that they are now safe and sound in a foster home with BDHPI. While we don't know their true birthday, we do know that they can't wait to celebrate their adoption day and are eager to meet their forever families!

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

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

Lyric is an impressive looking young lady who is need of a new forever home. She is a mantle, 3 year old, Great Dane with some of the most impressively long cropped ears we've seen in quite some time! Lyric was left with her current family in what was meant to be a temporary situation but after a year they weren't coming back and her temporary family couldn't keep her any and we are more than happy to help this beauty find her forever family.

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

Zeus is a handsome 4 year old, black Great Dane and we know he won't be with us long before his forever family swoops him up! He his house, leash and crate trained but he can also be trusted with free roam of the house - so whichever works for you, works for him. He is not at all a barker or a chewer but he will dig occasionally when he is bored but this is easily remedied with exercise, entertainment and supervision...a tired pup is a happy pup.

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.

Hello all my name is Dax and I'm a 4 year old, fawn with merle patches on my floppy ears and cute muzzle. You see my brother Dante and I had been locked outside, neglected and left to hang out with a pig, horse, donkey and chickens and we all did well until an incident with the mini pig that caused our owners to give us up rather than try to understand what caused it in the first place.

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

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

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

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

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

Anchors aweigh!  Meet Bosun our 150lb.,11 year old, male (Bronze and White) Newfoundland.  This handsome boy is looking for a home with minimal stairs as he does have arthritis. He is an indoor dog who is trustworthy with free roam. He is leash trained, enjoys car rides and knows sit. Bosun barks to alert and is not allowed on the furniture. He does not dig or chew and has lived with dogs, cats and children.

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.

How do you do, my name Brandy the 5-6 year old Great Dane/Saint Bernard mix and I love to roo! I came to BDHPI because my owners felt I wasn't good with their children, given my old age. I am house trained, crate trained, leash trained and can be inside or outside -- though I prefer the couch. I love to go on car rides, and I enjoy playing with other dogs, too. I am a little scared of thunder and water hoses, so can we avoid those?

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

This beautiful fawn, 5-year-old, Fawn 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, no and kennel. She loves car rides, Nylabones, natural bones and stuffed animals, but guns and fireworks scare her.

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

Mr. Diesel is a 2 year old, brindle, male Presa Canario who is looking for his happily ever after - could it be with you? He is house trained and trustworthy with free roam, as long is there is no food on the counters -- that's hard for anyone to ignore! This young guy loves to play and would love an active owner or fellow dog. Diesel is great with cats, older kids and most dogs, but he needs proper introductions.

Please meet Sylvia, a lovely, 7-8 year old, cropped brindle Great Dane. This darling girl was found as a stray and since no one came to claim her we decided we would and make her part of ours! Sylvia will be an amazing fit for any home as this sweet, mellow girl is friendly with everyone she has met so far. The shelter told us that she passed her dog test with flying colors, kept her kennel clean, and had no food aggression despite her condition.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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(almost 3).  Moses has been bounced around quite a bit since his original parents divorced and his mom had no place to take care of him.

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.