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Successful Placements

Each special dog that comes into Big Dogs Huge Paws is not only rescued, but rehabilitated to prepare them for a brighter future. Many transform from scared and lost to confident and well-adjusted while others gain weight and their hearts and wounds heal while in foster care. They receive the training and leadership necessary to learn how to be a good canine citizen and blossom in a loving home environment with good food and quality medical care. They capture our hearts and will always be remembered, but eventually there comes a time when they no longer need us and it is time to move on. Below are their stories and photos of them with their new families who were chosen because they were the perfect match and willing to provide everything necessary to ensure they live a long, healthy, and happy life in their forever home!

Some Success Stories

OH OAKLEEEEEEEY! This adorable Great Dane is ready to shout his news from the rooftops. This boy came into rescue because a Chihuahua wouldn't lay off of him, and it annoyed him after a very long time. He spent some R&R time with a foster and now he's off to a forever family! Christopher and Andraya of Lakewood, Colorado are pleased to add this boy to their pack. They have a 1 year old dog named Nemi who will play and romp with Oakley all day long. They also have friends and family with dogs, so Oakley will get tons of new playmates.

Pandora's box has opened to a wonderful new world for Pandora!!  She will have two young siblings and parents who have had a Great Dane before who went to the Rainbow Bridge due to an illness.

Milo the handsome Great Dane will be strutting his stuff at the home of Teri and Steve in Moody, Missouri! They are very experienced dog (and animal) owners and had their hearts set on adopting a Great Dane. So… enter Milo! He will be joining Maisy the Great Dane who was adopted from BDHP also. There are two barn cats, a huge dog run with a shed and chicken coop at the end, and lots of rural farmland for Milo to check out.

Kiki the Newfoundland certainly found her ideal home with Suzanne in Breckenridge, Colorado! Suzanne has fostered for BDHP, has tons of giant breed experience, and works from home… so Kiki will have someone around all the time. She currently has a 7-year-old Newfie named Henry who also came from BDHP. He's friendly and loves everyone, so he will be a perfect role model and fur sibling for Kiki!

Lindy the Great Dane has been adopted by Craig and Robyn of Parker, Colorado! She will join Boots the large Otter Hound and Cielo the Siamese cat. Cielo pretty much is in charge of things, so Lindy will have an alpha feline female to learn about and from. The couple has one son who adores Boots and was very excited to have Lindy join the family. There's a long, enclosed backyard to zoom around in, and a whole lot of house for Lindy to explore.

Birmingham, a distinguished name for this very distinguished 8 year old, black Newfoundland.  He came to us from a breeder who could no longer care for him.  Now he can again be the distinguished guy he was meant to be.  He is going to be the new companion for Pamela of Stanton, Nebraska who has had a Newfie in the past. He will be allowed to sleep in her bed if he wants and has his own too.

Harley, the 10-month-old Fila, has a wonderful forever home with Karin and Sean in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Oliver, his new fursibling, will be a great playmate and show him the ropes. Karen and Sean are experienced mastiff owners who understand that Harley is still a pup who needs positive re-enforcement training and socialization to help him reach is full potential. Harley has hit the jackpot, and he will be happy forever more.

Happy New Year to me! I’m Blues the Neo Mastiff Mix. My life started in a puppy mill but a good Samaritan rescued me and then Big Dogs Huge Paws found my best forever home! I’ll get to spend the rest of my life with Lindsey and Benjamin in Denver, Colorado and have 2 fursiblings to play with and help me learn the ropes and gain more confidence. Life sure is good now, and I’m so very happy. Thank you, Emily, for fostering me!

Saint Magilla is a darling and will soon have a terrific home with three siblings.  This smart lady, who is able to open a door and the lids to a toilet might just teach these new siblings how.

Karma the Cane Corso found her own good karma when Collette and Paul from Colorado Springs, Colorado chose to add her to their pack! They have two teenagers, a black Lab named Jax and a fabulous Sphynx cat named Mouse. The couple has large-breed, rescue, and volunteer experience aplenty and she will have plenty of foster friends as well. Karma will get to go to work at a realty office with Collette and will be set up for success with whatever she needs.

Ollie, our little Great Dane pup, will be going to a wonderful home with Patty and Jim in Omaha, Nebraska! They have two dogs, Beauty the Mastiff (a BDHP alum), and Fly the Border Collie. Dutch and Mojo are the cats, Mufasa the rabbit, and Maverick the lizard. One adult son at home and two others who visit regularly. Needless to say, Ollie will have a full and entertaining and loving household in which to grow and thrive!

This tree in the forest is the happiest one of all.  Forrest, our beautiful blue Great Dane will be settling down with a great extended family.  Robyn's mom is home during the day when Robyn and her husband are working. So Forrest will not be left alone which every dog loves.  He will also have built in siblings who are 16 and 3.

Well, Zaphyna means a desire to please and a charming nature.  That definitely describes our two year old Saint Bernard who has just been adopted by a great retired couple in Crestone, Colorado with a Jack Russell, Mack.  Zaphyna will love running and playing with Mack and certainly will love all the trail walks she will get with her new brother.  This young lady does want to please and is a real sweetheart.  Bob and Lin will give her a forever home that

Lace, not delicate as we think of the fabric, is still a bit reticent.  This 7 year old Great Dane hasn't had the best life to this point.  She was left at a shelter and hadn't seen a vet before that.  But, now thanks to Lauren of Albuquerque, New Mexico, a critical care nurse, she will have a wonderful forever home where she can blossom for the rest of her life.

For a gal needing a bit of daily medicine, could there be a better home than with a veterinarian? I think not! It's Betty the Mastiff here, and I want to share the news with everyone about the amazing furever home I recently got! Kimberly from Brooklyn, New York chose to adopt me long-distance, and I'm one lucky gal because of it! I'll join Maude, a 14-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

What a happy ending for Rose, the 8-year-old English Mastiff. Abandoned by her original owners when they moved, she has forever family with Kathryn and Timothy in Craig, Colorado.  Never again will she be left behind. Kathryn and Timothy are experienced giant breed owners who currently have other senior fursiblings for Rose to laze away the day with. Merry Christmas Rose! You will be so loved and will be so happy!

I'm Chardonnay the Great Dane, and I'd like to toast BDHP for finding me my wonderful new home! I've been adopted by Brittany of Lakewood, Colorado, and she adopted another Dane from BDHP some time ago. Her boyfriend also adopted from BDHP, so they know the fine organization well! Her Dane unfortunately passed away from cancer, and her heart was ready for another Dane… so here I am! I hope I can fill the void in her life - I'll certainly try!

Graceland the Great Dane found her forever home just in time for the holidays! She'll be living with Mark in Longmont, Colorado, an experienced large-breed owner. She will be joining Dakota, a two-year-old and much-loved female Great Dane, in the household. She will meet new friends on walks, at doggie daycare, and will have an amazing bigger sister to pal around with.

Odin, our Harlequin Great Dane, and Tilly, a Newfoundland Ruth adopted from BDHP last year, are about to become siblings and live an amazing life together in Colorado Springs.  They will get to know each other and form a bond.  These are two very lucky dogs to be adopted by such a dog loving, responsible woman.

Oh what a wonderful, fairytale ending for Queenie the Anatolian Shephard. She will be forever loved and cared for by Kate and Travis in Omaha, Nebraska. Their current dog was also originally found as a stray, so they fully understand what Queenie has been through. Brody, Queenie’s fursibling, will be very helpful in helping Queenie to feel right at home and help her gain confidence as well as being the best playmate Queenie could ask for.

Aileen from Littleton, Colorado saw Belle the Great Dane on the BDHP Website and look what happened! Happy adoption! She lost her Dane a while ago and has been looking to adopt another from BDHP - and is looking for a companion Dane for Belle, too! Sweet Belle will join two cats in the household, she'll have a great backyard to play in, and plenty of friends that will visit her at home. Have a wonderful life, Belle!

You can call me Daphne or you can call me Emmy Sue…  all I know is I got the call that I was being adopted for the first time after being a forced breeder in a puppy mill-type situation, and it feels wonderful to have a home and a family! Veronica and Rick from Lake George, Colorado have previously adopted from BDHP, and they came back for me. I get to hang out with Daisy, a 6-year-old Saint Bernard, and Greta, a 5-year-old Presa.

Deacon, the 7-year-old Great Dane, has a forever home with Susan in Denver, Colorado. Never again will he be left alone or get lost and be hungry and cold. Deacon will also have Midge, his fursibling, to keep him company and show him the ropes. Susan is an experienced rescue / giant breed owner who will love Deacon the way he so deserves.THANK YOU, D'ARCY & JASON, FOR FOSTERING THIS BIG BUDDY!

Yaaaay!  Another foster so called failure, actually a tremendous success.  Aurora definitely feels like a princess these days as she will be staying with her foster family.  This is wonderful news for this black Dane girl.  Julie and Nicholas have fallen in love with and bonded with Aurora and she with them. She couldn't have a better family to grow old with.  These are two real large dog people.

Tux the Great Dane Mix has the most amazing present under the tree this Christmas. This darling boy came into rescue looking for a perfect home. His foster family worked with him and watched him become an amazing dog. As such, they have decided Mr. Tux is going to stay with them for life! Janet and Stephen of Newalla, Oklahoma are singing from the rooftops about this boy. He will join BDHP alumni Dax and Sasha.

So, as a 9 year old, gorgeous Great Dane (thus my name Belle) I couldn't be any luckier than being adopted by a Vet Tech!  We all know that as we special Danes approach our golden years we need a little more care than the little gals...you know, getting up once down, some extra stuff maybe for pain and to help those old bones and last but not least, what we all need, a tender, loving family.  My new sister, a Bassett Hound, and I will go to work every day with Ka

Branch the Newfoundland has landed in a sturdy home for life. This darling boy came from a breeder and was looking for next steps in life. His foster family was more than happy to show him how amazing indoor dog life is. After a while, they also realized he was meant to be a part of their pack. Veronica and Mark of Pine, Colorado are pleased to make this boy part of the family. He will join their two dogs and cat in a wonderful home with lots of attention. We are so happy for everyone and wish them the best.

Julia the Great Dane checking in. Hurricane Harvey was devastating, and I was one of those left behind during the storm. But my story has an amazing, happy ending, thanks to Casey in Denver, Colorado… because she adopted me! She previously owned a Great Dane and is a previous BDHP adopter. Her home felt empty without a Dane in it, and I'll be happy to fill that void! I have a six-foot fenced yard to zoom around in, and a very experienced giant-breed owner to share my new life with. Thank you for the Cinderella story, BDHP, and thank you, Courtney for fostering me!

WWWooohhhhoooo! Rocky, the 18-month-old Great Dane, has a forever home with Don and Lisa in Evergreen Colorado. He had a rough start in life and did not know what it was like to be inside on a cold day or to feel the love of a mom and dad. Now, He will have both! He will also have 2 fursiblings to play with and show him the ropes.

Mack the Saint Bernard is sharing the greatest news this holiday season. When his previously family dropped him with friends & didn't return, this boy was feeling so sad and lonely. However, once he came into his foster family, he learned what was love really means again. Now that family has decided he is going to be a permanent member of the family! Heather of Boulder, Colorado fell in love with this fluffy, adorable bear. She is a long-time foster for the rescue and will take excellent care of Mack throughout his years.

Salt the Great Dane is getting the best Christmas present ever! After this darling girl came into rescue, her foster family worked hard along with the guidance of one of BDHPI's behaviorists to make her feel comfortable as a result of some pretty severe emotional issues. After spending time with her and watching her come out of her shell and learn to feel safe, the family has decided she is staying put. Anne and Jeffrey of Rio Rancho, New Mexico have fallen in love with Salt. She will join their dog and two cats in a wonderful, loving family.

Duke is a Newf mix and at the beginning of his stay as a BDH foster his feelings were also mixed because he didn't really know what to expect. After all he had been a stray and had spent some time in a shelter, very frightening. Although he will always be a Newf mix, his feelings will definitely not continue in a mixed state.  He has been adopted by Louisa, Mark and their two kids who will give him the consistency and love he so deserves.

Magnus the Mastiff mix will gain all the confidence and love he has been missing, as he has been adopted by Brad and Tammie from Monument, Colorado! They adopted Nala the Mastiff/St. Bernard/Great Dane mix from BDHP last year, and Nala needed a friend. So enter Magnus! He'll get to learn the ropes from Nala, and there's also a cat named Romeo (who thinks he's a dog) that Magnus will get to pal around with.

Duke, the Cane Corso, has a wonderful home just in time for the holidays. He will be living with Brittany and Nick in Arvada, Colorado and his new fursibling, Bessie. This is a good thing for Bessie too as she is high energy and will love to have a playmate that can keep up with her. Duke will also be able to go with Bessie to doggie daycare for continued socialization and playtime. Duke could not have asked for a better home.

This Great Pyrenees, Chase, is going to a family of consummate dog lovers. They have had many other rescues and even went so far as selling a car to pay for a hip replacement for their Samoyed.  We know it was worth it but not many would go to these great lengths for their animals.  Chase, you will be more than happy with these people as they will love you as no one has before.

David & Jenifer of Denver, Colorado are proud to announce the arrival of their new addition, Goofy the Mastiff Mix. They are previous adopters who lost their Great Pyrenees Moonshine to cancer and are thrilled to welcome another gentle giant into their home again. She joins Guster the Chocolate Lab who will be her new companion and playmate.

Joining a ready-made pack? Don't mind if I do! It's Levi the Great Dane here, letting everyone know the news of my adoption! I'll be joining Diana and David in Wylie, Texas… along with an English Mastiff, a St. Bernard, and a herding-dog mix! I have a huge fenced-in yard, an acre and a half on which to roam, and a doggie door I can use. My new humans were excited to add a new canine to the mix, and I am thrilled to be the newest addition to their family!

Titan our Cane Corso is excited to be going to a great forever home with Lindsey and her two kids who are 18 and 12 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Previously he didn't have enough space for such a big guy. Now he will be happy to have a 6 foot fenced yard with trees. Camping and trips to the lake will also be great!  Titan will be an only dog child who will receive three people's love and attention. How good is that!? Enjoy, Titan - you deserve the happy life you will live. THANK YOU, COLLETTE, FOR FOSTERING THIS HANDSOME BLOKE!

Kubiak, the Great Dane has a wonderful home with Rod and Teresa in Omaha, Nebraska. Kubiak had a rough start in life as a stray, but now he will have his own mom and dad and a fursibling, Maggie, who will be his friend and playmate and who will help him learn the ropes. There will be nothing but warm nights, belly rubs, and the security of regular meals in store for this boy. There will be nothing but happiness from here on out for Kubiak.

Queenie, the 2-year-old St. Bernard, did not have a good start in life. Now, however, the rest of her life will be filled with love and security. She will be living with Dawn and James, and their children, in Elizabeth Colorado. She also will have a fursiblings who will be her playmates as well as show her the ropes. Her job will be to help watch over the children, the chickens and mini goats. Yes, this shy little girl will have the life she dreamed about.