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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
Please meet our friend, Max. He's in search of a forever family after his last family was unable to provide him with the home and care he needed. Max is a sweet, 7 year old, male, fawn, Great Dane. He's very underweight currently but has already put on quite a few pounds after being started on a grain free diet and 3 feedings a day to get him back to healthy. Max is house trained, leash trained, and knows some basic commands.

Frosty the Great Pyrenees here to tell you about myself! I'm a 2-2.5 year old, White Great Pyr. I wound up here because I came into the shelter as a stray. The shelter got in touch with my owner, but they never came back to claim me. So, I'm here now and ready to start a new life!

Merida is a headstrong, spirited, strong-willed young pup. She wants to take control of her own destiny and has honed her skill of archery, sword fighting, and racing on her horse. She intends to use these skills as she goes out in search of her forever family!
Rapunzel is a spirited, smart, clever, kind, playful, and very adventurous pup. She is not afraid to stand up for herself or others when the situation calls for bravery. Having spent all her life isolated in a foster home with little else to do, she has started educating herself in basic training, music, and art of chewing up toys.
Tiana is an intelligent, resourceful, and highly talented young pup. She is a workaholic and it has taken her time to realize the value of relaxing, family, and friends. She has a strong sense of honor and integrity and promises to work hard for her forever family! She is also passionate, imaginative, and ambitious and as a strong-willed young lady, she doesn't take lightly to being undermined or insulted by anyone.
Belle is very confident and outspoken in her words and doesn't typically like being told what to do. She refuses to be mistreated, undermined, humiliated, demeaned, or controlled by her homelessness. She dreams of a life of adventure and romance! She is willing to overlook physical appearances because beyond that is what really matters, the heart.
Aurora is kind, elegant, shy and sophisticated, as well as a hopeless romantic! She is slightly naive and a carefree young pup as a result of being sheltered most of her life. She is very loyal and obeys the rules of her foster family.
Cursed by an enchantress because he has no love within his heart, this adorable prince has been transformed into a terrible beast. The fearful spell can only be broken when he truly learns to love - and can earn the love of another. But who can love a beast? All seems hopeless until fate brings his forever family into his world. Angry and despairing due to his long enchantment, the Beast tries to capture his family's love with fear, not kindness.
Say hello to Prince Naveen! He is the outgoing, easy going, laid-back, smooth-talking, and music-loving prince of Maldonia. He has come to the French Quarter for the jazz scene and has been the victim of deceipt and a curse, turning him into a frog. After being a freeloader his entire life so far, he is now learning the value of hard work and doing things himself!
Meet, Prince Charming! This handsome young pup is a romantic!
Milo is a brilliant young pup with an affinity for languages and antiquities. He is preparing for the presentation of his life...a plea to go on an adventure to find a forever home of his own, in Atlantis or wherever his expedition may take him! He is currently translating the book that will reveal who this family will be at the conclusion.
Meet, Flynn Rider! This dashing young pup may come across as a little cocky and self-centered upon first glance, but he is sensitive, laid back and good hearted, just like his name sake.
Say hello to our new friend, Aladdin! This handsome young pup is cheery, clever, trustworthy, bold, loving, generous and resourceful. He is a "diamond in the rough" which his true worth hidden beneath his street-rat exterior.
Hello out there! Etta, here. I'm just a baby - I'm only 9 weeks old! I am a cute (at least that's what they tell me), Brown, female Newfoundland. I'm good with dogs and cats. Unfortunately, I've been diagnosed with a stage 3 heart murmur. That means my Big Dogs Huge Paws friends will be working to get the full medical picture on me so they know what my treatment and future prognosis will be.
Argo is a 1-2 year old, Tri-colored, male Saint Bernard. Named after a word in Greek Mythology that means swift and the ship on which Jason and the Argonauts sailed from Iolcos to retrieve the Golden Fleece, he is hopeful that his journey to retrieve his forever home will also be swift! He was originally found as a stray and was sprung from behind jail by the nice folks at BDHPI.

Romeo here, and feel free to swoon, ladies! I'm a handsome 6-year-old male, tri-colored/tuxedo, St. Bernard/Rottweiler mix. That's quite a mouthful, but shouldn't you expect a tuxedo from any Romeo? I'm well-mannered and I know "sit," "down," "kennel," "stay," "leave it," and "drop it." I'm house-trained, crate-trained, and leash-trained.

We are proud to introduce you to our new friend, Sheeva! She is a 4 year old, brindle, Presa Canario and we can't wait to see who brings her home forever. Sheeva is house trained, crate trained, leash trained, and knows some basic commands. She's always been an inside dog and is trustworthy with free roam. She's not a barker, digger, or chewer and isn't allowed on furniture. She's good with dogs and kids but does not like cats.

Beau here, and I'm back with Big Dogs Huge Paws after my home didn't work out. I'm a 2-year-old, Black with white markings, Great Dane/Mastiff Mix. I'm back here because the female Newfoundland who was the resident dog in my new home was very protective and was guarding things from me and I also wasn't the best with their cats. It was a pretty stressful situation for me.
HI, there! My friends call me Sophie! I am a 1.5 year old, Tri-colored, female Saint Bernard. I am house trained, trustworthy with free roam, and I know sit, down, stay and off. I really don't like to be confined at all so a crate is not my friend but I don't chew things I shouldn't or cause any destruction, I promise. I am an inside dog and I love to chew on bones and play with tug toys and Kongs.

Hi, my name is Margo! I am a 6 year old, Red, female Dogue de Bordeaux. I arrived at the shelter as a stray would wounds from some sort of trauma during my days on the street that are now healing with proper care. I was so scared in my cell and couldn't have been happier with the good folks at BDHPI sprung me from jail! So far, I am settling well at my foster home which has another big and little dog for me to play with.

Bonnie the 4-year-old, Black and White Great Dane/Lab mix here! I was found as a stray by my foster mom who nearly hit me with her car. I'm very grateful that she didn't hit me, and gave me a warm bed to sleep in instead! It took me a couple weeks to settle into my foster home. I'm hand-shy and learning how to trust people again but as sweet as sweet can be. I'm house trained and trustworthy with free roam of the house when left alone.

Hi there, my name is Precious, and I'm a 1-2 year old female Great Dane. I'm a Fawniquin Dane, which means I'm a Harlequin/Fawn cross. I hear I'm pretty cute. I've had a bit of a rough life as I was picked up as a stray and was covered in fleas. I've had one eye removed, but I get around pretty well with my good eye and it just looks like I am winking at you all the time.

Hello, prospective adopters! I'm Eddy the English Mastiff. While Eddy is my name, I also hear "Sit Eddy Teddy Bearkiller" a lot - you'll have to ask my peeps about that one. Anyway, I'm a 6-year-old male, and I came to BDHP after a tough situation that my former family is going through - I hope they're doing okay. Because they taught me some neat things.

Bruno the 2-year-old, Blue Merle Great Dane here! I've had a pretty exciting life for a guy my age, and would love the opportunity to settle into a forever home! I was surrendered originally to a shelter by a family with a new baby, twin toddlers and a couple older kids. They were overwhelmed and couldn't keep me, but then I was adopted to another family! Sadly, the daughter in that family was allergic to me though so I ended up back in the shelter.

Norma Jean here to introduce myself! I'm a 2-year-old, 91.6 pound Tan/White Anatolian Shepherd. I was surrendered because my owner, who had adopted me from a shelter just 4 days before surrender, realized I was just too big for him. I passed all of my behavioral evaluations easily, and I'm a pretty awesome lady if I do say so myself! I'm house trained, and I'm not destructive. I do need a little leash work, but nothing a Gentle Leader can't fix.

Helllllloooo out there! I'm Remus, the 3 year old, male, Blue Merle Great Dane and I'm looking for my forever family! You see, my previous family wasn't a good fit for me. I had a bit of alpha conflict with one male dog(I got along great with all the other dogs), I was losing weight, all the while hoping for a better environment.

Hi everyone! I'm Bella! I'm a 2 year old, female, Apricot colored English Mastiff. I've had a bit of a rough start to my life, but things have turned around and I can't wait to start life with my forever family. My previous owners got me and my brother from a breeder when we were puppies, but neither of us were ever taken to the vet due to finances.
Hi everyone! I'm Holly the 8-10 month old Neapolitan Mastiff! I was picked up as a stray and since a lady never reveals her true age (also, because I can't talk), the humane society folks just had to guess. I certainly love to play and romp around like a puppy though so I think it is a pretty safe guess! I'm very sweet, fun-loving, and I have a submissive personality. I'm good with both male and female dogs and I love kids and adults alike.

Ella is an adorable, Mantle, 8 month old, 48 lb, female Great Dane Mix. She was found as a stray, covered in fleas, filled with roundworms, and underweight when we got her but things are definitely looking up for this sweet girl after a trip to the vet and regular feedings! She has settled right into her foster home and gets along great with the other dogs, baby, and adults. Ella doesn't have a mean bone her in body and loves to be loved!

We're excited to introduce you to our new hero, Apollo! He is a 5 year old, blue merle, male Great Dane and while we don't know a lot about his past, we suspect it wasn't great and can tell he's happy to be with his foster family. Apollo was surrendered to a shelter because his owners were moving into an apartment. We are glad they did because he's heartworm positive and about 20 pounds underweight currently.
Thor the 3-year-old, Black Great Dane here to tell you more about me! I'm house trained, leash trained, I know sit, stay, wait, lay down, and settle but I'll admit I am lacking in some basic manners and my foster family is working on rules, boundaries, and all four on the floor right now to help me contain my excitement. I'm a smart boy, an inside dog, and I will bark to alert. I'm not a digger or a chewer, and I'm not allowed on furniture.

We're proud to introduce our newest friend, Thor! He's a 4 year old, black, male Great Dane. He's a great catch, if we do say so ourselves - he's an inside dog who's trustworthy with free roam, he knows "sit", "lay down", and knows how to wait for his food. He's also leash trained and not a barker, digger, or chewer. Thor is a bit of a couch potato, but likes car rides and is good with other dogs and cats too.

Betty White is a two year old, fun-lovin', 86 pound, Great Pyrenees, female  who was found as a stray.  Her owners were contacted but they had no interest in bringing her home.  She is becoming more comfortable each day in her foster home and currently lives with two Great Danes.  Slow proper introductions are encouraged as Betty needs time to check out the home front.

Hey there, I'm Beta, a 7-year-old, Fawn, female English Mastiff. I've had kind of a tough life so far, but I'm so glad to be here at Big Dogs Huge Paws now. I was surrendered to the shelter because I wasn't fully house trained. I was a former puppy mill breeding dog, so I honestly just never learned how to live in a house but I have caught on quickly and am doing great now in my foster home.

Who's your Buddy? I hope it can be me! My name is indeed Buddy, and I'm a 5-year-old male Great Pyrenees mix. My former owners were getting up there in years and could no longer physically care for me, so here I am at BDHP. I check in at right around 114 pounds, and I'm house-trained, crate-trained, and leash-trained. I'm trustworthy with free roam, and I know the "sit," "stay," "heel," and "shake" commands.

Hi, I’m Kahuna, and I’m a 13 month old male Mastiff mix.  I was a stray who ended up at a shelter before my friends at BDHP took me in.  I’m underweight at 91 lbs, but I’m very treat motivated and excited by mealtime, so I’m working my hardest to put on a few pounds and grow into my big paws.
I'm Millie, an 8-month-old brown and white Newfoundland, and I am a Big Dogs Huge Paws Alum. I'm back in rescue again because I developed a prey drive with the cats and chickens in my home and became too rough for the young children in the house. I went through heart surgery last time I was here for PDA, but I'm better now and ready for a new family! I'm house trained, crate trained, and leash trained already.

Amadeus is very lucky he found his way to Big Dogs Huge Paws, because he has not had a very good start to life. Long story short, he was taken in by a family who claimed to rescue him after he was hit by a truck, but they never treated his injuries. When they discovered he wouldn't be able to breed, they posted an ad on Craigslist and a concerned citizen picked him up and took him in for veterinary care.

Ti here to introduce myself! I'm a 2 year old, female, Boston Merle Great Dane. I'm good with other dogs and I have a really sweet temperament. I'm a little shy around people but I warm up quickly. I came to Big Dogs Huge Paws because I was being bred but I didn't make a good Mom, so I was retired.
Hey there! I'm Henry, a 7-year-old, Fawn, Mastiff/Bloodhound mix. When I got to BDHP I thought "gee, this seems familiar" and that's because I've been in this rescue before! I'm sad it didn't work out at my old home, but I'm glad I got to come back here at least. My family returned me because they both started working full time and couldn't give me the attention I deserve.
Daliela here to introduce myself! I'm a 1-year-old Saint Bernard/Great Pyrenees mix. I'm mostly white with a traditional Saint mask. I wound up in foster care because my mom and dad got a divorce, and my mom ended up living with her 3 kids at her sister's house and it wasn't a long-term solution for me. I'm sad for my mom, but I'm glad to be here because I hear this place does good things for dogs looking for a new forever home!

Hey there, the name is Kai.  I am the cutest little ball of wrinkles you will find around here.  I am grazing the scenes of Big Dogs Huge Paws looking for a family to love.  Hopefully there is someone out there that fits the bill!  Unfortunately, the past 2 years have been rough ones on me.  My first family abandoned me for unknown reason.  Then I had to hang around the shelter which pretty much terrified me.

Hello there! I'm Zoe, and I'm a 5-year-old, Fawn with Merle markings, female Great Dane. I ended up here after moving between owners a few times. My first owner surrendered me to a shelter because they were moving to an apartment without the space for me. I lived with 2 small dogs who I did well with. Then I was adopted, but returned because my new owners said I was aggressive toward other dogs on walks.

We're so happy to introduce the latest member of the Big Dogs Huge Paws pack, Helix! He comes to us after his owner gave Helix and his siblings to the owner's mother, and the mother couldn't handle all of the dogs plus hers so she took him to the shelter. He's been bounced around a bit lately, but we're so happy he's settling down with his foster family and getting ready to meet his forever family.

Hi! My name is Harley and I'm a 5 year old, male, Great Pyrenees mix. My people tell me I'm a casualty of divorce. I don't really know what that means, but it must be sad because I've left my family and am now settling in with my foster family. I'm a smaller Pyr mix - just a few ticks under 85 pounds. I'm white with black and gray markings. I'm house trained, leash trained, and trustworthy with free roam - I've always been an inside dog!

Since most folks can't afford the Bentley automobile, this Bentley is a bargain, and I think better looking, too! Yes, I'm Bentley, a 1 1/2-year-old male Great Dane. I was rescued originally by a concerned citizen where I lived temporarily with other Danes, smaller dogs, and kids.  I had a really bad case of Demodex mange at the time that owners couldn't afford and I had to be hospitalized initially because my immune system was so down.

If I could talk, I'd have such a story to tell you! A story of adventure and fun, but also of never being in a home of my own, and never knowing what it means to have a family. My name is Brownie, and I'm a 5 year old, 100 lbs, male, brindle Mastiff mix. I've been a "neighborhood dog" for the past 5 years - cared for mainly by a sweet, elderly woman who fed me and let me sleep under her house.

Hello, Roxy the 5-year-old Tan and White Great Pyrenees mix here! I'm a pretty big girl at 102 pounds, but they say that just means there's more of me to love, and I sure wouldn't have it any other way. I came to Big Dogs Huge Paws because my mom went through a divorce and had to move in with family because she didn't have anywhere else to go. She also had to part with my littermate, Harley, who will be listed soon.

Hey! Harley here, the 3-year-old, Merle Great Dane! I'm glad to be here with my giant breed friends! I was brought to Big Dogs Hugs Paws because I wasn't great with the small dog in my old home, and I guess there was an incident with a small child, but those days are behind me and I'm on to bigger and better things. I'm so glad to have another chance. I'm house trained, crate trained, and leash trained.

Meet our new buddy, Garth! This sweet 8 month old, Black Brindle, Cane Corso pup found himself dumped at a kill shelter by his previous owner. We know he lived in a home with his mom before but we don't know the reason why he got kicked out. What we do know was that he was terrified at the shelter and is very happy to be in a loving home environment now with his foster family!
Sadie the Daniff here. (My mom was a Great Dane and Bull Mastiff mix, and my dad was an English Mastiff - pretty impressive bloodlines, huh?!?) My former family didn't have the time to give me the attention I deserve, so I'm here at BDHP looking for my fur-ever home. I'm 2 1/2 years old, and I have a submissive personality.

Hey there, Frank the 4-year-old, Blue Brindle Cane Corso here to tell you a bit about myself! First of all, let me tell you just how awesome I am. I'm house trained and mostly leash trained (I do like to pull when I see other dogs), I'm an inside dog who's trustworthy with free roam, and I don't bark, chew, or dig.

If you play your cards right, you may wind up with Blackjack! That's right, my name is Blackjack, but you can also call me Jack for short. Though being a Great Dane, I'm not really short at all. I'm a 6-year-old male, and my former owners didn't take very good care of me. They were elderly and became ill, and now they have to move to an assisted-living facility where I can't go. I haven't been to the vet in years because they couldn't get me into a car.

Vroom vroom! I'm Moto, and I'm a 4-year-old, Boston Merle, 165 pound, male Great Dane! I'm house trained, leash trained with a Gentle Leader, and I know heel, sit, down, place, outside, and out. Pretty awesome, huh? I'm an inside dog, and I'm trustworthy with free roam! I am a talker and a good guard dog, but I'm not a digger or a chewer, and I know I am not allowed on the furniture. I'm great with kids!
Hello! I'm Sasha, a 7-month-old, Fawn, female Presa Canario! I'm house trained, crate trained, and leash trained, and I know sit already. That's pretty good for a pup, I think. I'm an inside dog, but I do bark when I play or when I'm anxious. I'm a typical puppy who likes to chew or dig when I'm bored, but keep me busy and I'm a good girl!
"Izzy" really out there? He or she - my forever family? Hello there - my name is indeed Izzy, and I'm a 10-month-old female Daniff (a Great Dane/Mastiff mix - the best of both worlds!). I had a bit of a tough break, literally, and I'm looking for a new fur-ever family. See, I was trying to jump over a fence at my previous home, but I caught my leg in the fence instead and broke my femur.
Hello, big dog fans! My name is Tank, and while that moniker may fit my size, I'm actually much more of a softie in personality. (Shhh… don't tell anyone!) I'm a 7-year-old male Bullmastiff, and my previous owner unfortunately had some life and health issues that caused her to reluctantly give me up. So this Tank is looking for a new place to park... forever.
I'm a Barbie girl, in this Big Dog world. 
Life with mastiffs, it's fantastic! 
You can brush my hair, walk me everywhere. 
I love attention, don't forget to mention...
Oh, hi there! Sorry, I just got a little carried away with my own song.
Meet our newest member of BDHPI, Ralph the 9 year old, Apricot, male English Mastiff who is one BIG gentle giant! He found himself behind bars which is no place to spend your retirement years, so the kind folks at Big Dogs gave him his get out of jail free card and he is now taking it easy at his foster home. He is house trained, knows sit, and is trustworthy with free roam. Ralph is a trooper and will stand in the tub for his baths!

Hellooo out there! I'm Rocky! I've found myself with the fine folks at Big Dogs Huge Paws and I'm pretty excited to see who wants to bring me home forever. I'm a white, male, Great Pyrenees and I'm just shy of 2 years old! In that short time I've been with two families already but I'm hoping that my 3rd stop is the one that sticks - forever! I've been an outside, working dog up to this point.

Ruby, the 1.5 year old, fawn, female English Mastiff is the newest adoptable dog in the BDHP pack, and we're so excited to have her join us! Ruby is a sweet, submissive girl, but 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.
Hello hello! My name's Stella, and a girl like me needs a grand entrance! I'm a 9 month old, Brindle, Cane Corso and my former human got a promotion at work, so didn't have the time to give me the proper exercise and space I needed. So, I went to a shelter temporarily where I was really scared until a nice foster family came to spring me and now, here I am at Big Dogs Huge Paws!

Hi! I'm Blacky Mae! I'm an almost 3-year-old, Black Brindle, Bullmastiff, and I'm a pretty amazing girl. My sister and I came to Big Dogs Huge Paws because we were just too strong for our owner to handle anymore. I'm house trained, crate trained, and leash trained, and I've had some obedience training. I don't dig, chew, or bark.

My name is Dalilah Roxetta, and that name sure fits my personality! I'm an almost 3-year-old, Black Brindle, Bullmastiff. I came to Big Dogs Huge Paws with my sister because we were just too strong for our owner to handle, but I'm looking forward to getting out on my own and really figuring out who I am! I'm a great inside dog -- I'm house trained, crate trained, and leash trained. I've also got some obedience training.

Hi, everyone! I'm Petey the five-month-old St. Bernard, and with winter coming, you know you need a sweet, fuzzy youngster like me in your house to keep things just a little warmer! 
I'm a product of an unexpected/unwanted breeding (spay and neuter your pets, people!) and I wasn't taken care of properly for that reason. So I have some health issues that BDHP will be getting a closer look at.
Hello, Pyr lovers! My name is Jack, and I was dumped in the country with my sister, Opal. I'm just happy that we were found and that we're now safe at BDHP!
Anyway, I'm a ten-month-old male Great Pyrenees, and I weigh right around 86 pounds. I'm your usual handsome, super-sweet Pyr boy, and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE people!

Hi there, I'm Patches! I'm a 5 year old, Black, Newfoundland/Lab mix. I came to Big Dogs Huge Paws with my brother Bud because our owner could no longer properly care for us. Bud's not just my brother, he's my best friend too and we've been through a lot together, but we would probably do okay separated if we had other doggie companions. I'm a bit smaller than Bud, just 92 pounds, but I'm still a pretty big girl!

Named for a Greek goddess, I would be a heavenly addition to a family who would shower me with attention.
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.

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!

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Gotti and his littermate, Gambino, were surrendered to BDHP by their previous family after the family realized the dogs weren't getting the attention they deserved after a new baby and changing jobs.
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.

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.

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.

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. I’ve been living with my disabilities for my entire life, which is approximately 5 years. My owner kept me and my daughter outside so I learned how to navigate and protect my little girl in our surroundings by touch, scent and minimal sight.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.