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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

Ada the Bronze 1 year old Newfoundland dog has hit the happy dog jackpot and is on her way to her forever home in Sammamish, Washington. She will join her Travis (who is a veterinarian!) Tricia, Maya, and their cat, Gracie Face. Her forever home has lots of Newfoundland dog experience so we know this is going to be the perfect home for Ada. She'll have a little one to watch grow, as Nanny dogs dearly love to do, and a cold climate to keep her comfortable.

Yaaaaay! I will be getting consistent meals every day! No more garbage digging for me. But more importantly Alyssa and Joe are giving me a real home with all the love and care any dog would need in Littleton, Colorado. This Great Dane is one lucky guy because I will also have a buddy to keep me company when our two legged parents aren't home. His name is Bentley and he is a Great Dane, just like me. Thanks BDHP and to my foster, Jocelyn! Love, Elvis

Ledoux the Great Pyrenees Mix has found the perfect forever home after being found as a stray. This sweet boy will now spend time enjoying living with Roger and Ednalynn and their two dogs and a horse in Parker, Colorado. Country living will suit the instinctive breed needs that Ledoux has, a need to guard, protect, and lead an active life. Ledoux has come a long way and we wish him happy trails from here. THANK YOU, MANDI, FOR FOSTERING THIS STUDMUFFIN!

Renee & Jess of Issaquah, Washington are the proud new owners of Edison the Great Pyrenees! He joins Max the Chocolate Lab and they are experienced with the big hairy guys after owning a Great Pyrenees/Bernese mix previously so he'll be in great hands! They have no 2 legged kiddos which means their dogs are their children and very spoiled.

Roxy the English Mastiff is another one of our gentle giants who hit the jackpot with an ideal home! She will be joining Marlene and Caleb in San Antonio, Texas for an amazing, relaxing life. Yet another ideal match, as they were interested in Roxy as soon as they saw her, and things worked out perfectly. They're so proud to have her as part of their pack. Roxy will join Diesel, a 3-year-old Mastiff, in the household.

Melissa and Chris are thrilled to report the arrival of their new addition, Hercules, at their home in Omaha, Nebraska! He was born with a full head of black hair and weighs 125 lbs so he is not your average baby boy. This gentle giant joins their 2-legged son, 2 felines, and will have a Great Dane brother to play, run around in their huge yard, and snuggle on the couch with as well! He is one lucky pup! THANK YOU, MARY, FOR FOSTERING THIS BOUNCING BABY BOY!

Twiggy now calls Christina and Steve of Centennial, Colorado her new mom and dad. She has Riley the 2-legged sibling to love and spoil her and Mouse the Chiweenie as her new 4-legged sibling and BFF to play and snuggle with. Mouse is thrilled to have another Dane pal after their last one passed away and we are overjoyed that our Twiggy is going to an experienced home! THANK YOU, ALYSSA & AUSTIN, FOR FOSTERING THIS BOUNCING BABY GIRL!

It doesn't take a genius to figure out that Einstein has discovered the perfect home with Jill and Mike in Littleton, Colorado. They have giant breed experience and will provide a safe environment for Einstein to thrive and play, including an eight foot fenced backyard. Einstein will rarely be home alone, and we believe he'll love his new surroundings. THANK YOU, KALEE, FOR FOSTERING THIS FURRY FRIEND!

Abby the Great Dane pup has found a home with Eric and Jenny in Highlands Ranch, Colorado! They previously adopted a Dane that survived megaesophagus and other ailments but lived to be eleven. They fell in love with the breed and wanted another Dane in their life, so enter Abby! She will be a much-loved part of their family, getting to grow up with two children who are 10 and 13.

Amber and Shawn are shouting from the rooftops that their family is complete with the addition of Loki the Great Dane/Mastiff Mix who will now be permanently residing in Englewood, Colorado. He arrived with rumors of being a "temporary visitor" and the word "foster dog" was referenced but he had other intentions from the start and proved them false. He got along famously with their Fox Hound, Physics, and was the perfect match and is now home forever.

Our favorite F-word? Foster Failure! Every so often, one of our wonderful foster families discovers that the gentle giant they are fostering is actually the dog they've been looking to adopt! That's what happened when Zane, the 5 year old Merlequin Great Dane joined the household of Karen and Greg in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Zane will join two gentle giants who are part of his new family, which means Zane will have lots of opportunities to play with dogs his own size. We love foster failures.

Welcome, Gretchen and Ryan of Aurora, Colorado, to the FFFC! (That's the Fabulous Foster Failure Club, of course!) Yes, they were fostering Kujo the St. Bernard and simply couldn't let him go, so now he has a fabulous forever home with his former fosters. (Say that five times fast…) He will be the only dog now, as the couple lost an English Mastiff/Great Pyrenees rescue to heart failure recently. They actually moved to their current home with that dog in mind, as it's a large house with lots of room for a giant dog. They fostered Kujo, and he made himself right at home.

Sadie, Sadie, pretty lady, you're heading to your forever home in Wheat Ridge, Colorado where you will enjoy being the center of attention. Which is exactly as it should be with such a beautiful young Great Dane/Poodle mix like you! Your new family, Douglas and Kevin, have been watching the BDHP website for two years, waiting for you to arrive. And here you are! Now it's time for you to go to your forever home.

Barbara & Bob of Colorado Springs are thrilled to report the arrival of their new addition, Penny the Great Dane! She joins Sally the rescued German Shorthair Pointer as her new 4-legged friend. Barbara was a dog trainer previously, they have also owned a Great Dane before, and someone is home most of the time so they are the perfect home to mold and shape this young pup into a gentle giant! We couldn't be happier for her!

Zola the 1 year old, Brindle, female Great Dane has found the perfect home to grow up. She'll be joining Richard and Tricia and their three children in Aurora, Colorado where she'll be the only dog. Being the center of attention is perfect for this young dog who craves attention and loves to cuddle. Her new family have had Great Danes before, she'll rarely be home alone, and they have a six foot fence around the backyard to keep her safe when she gets the zoomies.

Lily the Great Dane found her forever pad with Jill and Joseph in Chesterfield, Missouri! She will get to grow up with twin teenage girls and an older nephew. Two family cats, as well. There's about an acre of land and many miles of sidewalks to explore. The family has experience with horses and all types of dog breeds, and they were specifically looking for a female Great Dane to adopt at this time. Enter Lily! She'll be loved forever and have a wonderful life. THANK YOU, KATHY & BRAD, FOR FOSTERING THIS FRIENDLY FAWN!

There isn't a dog out there who wouldn't absolutely love to live in a home on 10 acres in Moody Missouri. Graceland is the lucky one because she is going to her forever home with Teri and Steve. Once situated she will have free roam of these 10 acres to exercise those long Great Dane legs. Cody, her new sibling is waiting anxiously for her arrival as he has been longing for another sister since his previous one sadly passed away. Good luck in your dream home, Graceland!

Whiskey you didn't have to go far to find your forever home! It turns out your foster dad decided you are so handsome and well behaved that they just had to keep you. We love it when serendipity steps in and matches dog and family. Tayler of Denver Colorado is proud to call him his new addition.

What an awesome life Nykyrian, the Boerboel will have! This youngster was dumped in a field to fend for himself. Now, instead, he will be living the good life with Katherine and Tom in Arvada Colorado. They are experienced giant breed owners, so they understand his needs. Better yet, Nykyrian will have 2 fursiblings to play with. Life could not be better for this guy. THANK YOU, EMILY, FOR YOUR COMMITMENT TO FOSTERING THIS GOOFY GUY AND WAITING FOR HIS PERFECT MATCH TO COME ALONG!

Yay for Lucy the Cane Corso! The wonderful, shy girl has found her forever home with Troy and Victoria in Centennial Colorado. This sweet girl did not have the best start and Troy and Victoria know this. They are experienced giant breed owners, and they will help her gain confidence. Lucy will also have a fursibling to love on and play with. The rest of her life will be lived in security and happiness. So happy for this sweet girl! THANK YOU, MARY, FOR FOSTERING HER!

Although my name is Mama, I won't be the Mama in my new home but the four legged daughter.  That's just fine with me.  Thunder and a touch of arthritis are the only nemeses for this Cane Corso  (they think between 6 and 7 years-not a youngster for an older lady).

Our young Saint Bernard, Freddy, is more than ready to move to his forever home and meet his new Mastiff brother, Bentley.  His family has a huge yard for these two to play in once he has fully recovered from his TPLO surgery and he will be fed the best of organic foods.  This lucky guy will love all the attention showered upon him as Freddy and Bentley are the only "kids" in the home.  Michelle and Matthew's children are 18+ - four humans t

I'm Calli, the senior Great Dane who has just been adopted by a wonderful couple who has two wee dogs in Highlands Ranch Colorado.  I am so excited to be going to a loving, quiet home and to have new siblings!  Zoe and Bill also have a 14 year old son who I know will be a wonderful companion for walks and playing. I will also be hosting some grandchildren who I will love too.

Boy do I need some strong, tender, loving care mixed with discipline, just like all big dogs, but especially Neos.  Mine is a special case because I am a 3 year old, tawny, Mastiff named Wilma who came to BDHPI from a cruelty seizure.  My new Mom has experience with us biggies and I'll be the only dog and spoiled rotten which is quite the contrast from my prior life.

Some girls have all the luck...like meeting their perfect forever home while they're just enjoying playtime at doggie daycare. That's exactly what happened to Sadie the 3 year old Cane Corso mix. While Sadie was spending some time playing around, Walter noticed this beautiful young dog and decided she was going to be his forever dog. We believe this is a match made in Heaven.

Athena has a home!  This beautiful Great Pyrenees has a place to patrol in her new fenced yard and two people who will love her for the rest of her days.  She will dream atop a pillow top bed and during the day she will be able to come in and out of her home at will.

Kiara the senior St. Bernard arrived into rescue because of circumstances out of her control. Her previous family was forced to relocate & a good Samaritan brought her to BDHP. She spent a grand year learning all the ropes of foster life with her family who was incredibly patient helping her learn to cope with her separation anxiety.

Sweet Cecilia the gorgeous Landseer Newfoundland has quickly won a new forever home with Sandra and Kirk in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Cece will enjoy a fenced backyard and being an only dog...which means lots of love and attention to help her continue her journey as an indoor dog. Cece is going to love the Colorado lifestyle and the joys of being loved. THANK YOU, SUSIE & DAVE, FOR FOSTERING THIS FLUFFBALL!

Ben the Neapolitan Mastiff has a great rest of his life stretched out ahead of him. His forever mom is Christine of Denver, Colorado who is a previous adopter so he is in experienced hands. Ben absolutely loves attention of all kinds, and he will be the sole focus of his mom. Christine is lucky, too, in that she will have a most loyal and loving companion and protector to watch over her. This could not be a better match. Blessings, dear Ben.

Maverick the English Mastiff is now happily in his forever home with Colorado! He joins a wonderful family and Charlie the English Mastiff as his new 2-legged sibling. He fit right into the pack and will have someone home almost all the time to love and adore him for the rest of his life! He is in experienced hands and will receive whatever he needs to keep him comfortable during his retirement years which we hope are many.

Shy Abby, our Cane Corso, has been adopted!  Such good news because Abby didn't have the best start to her life. She will have a wonderful family with a young boy who is very accustomed to large dogs. She will have a 6 foot fenced yard, many walks and playtimes with Adrianne, Dustin and their little boy.  This young lady really deserves a good forever life and she has certainly been blessed to go home with these forever people.

Stretching these long legs on walks and jogs with my new adoptive pet-parents? Yes, please! It's Nala the Great Dane mix, wanting to share the news that Andrea and Scott from Arvada, Colorado chose me to add to their family! They have lots of large breed experience, a large and fenced yard with trees for me to romp in, and a five-year-old that I'll get to grow up with. Once I'm tired out from all of our daily activities, I can sleep in the room of my choice.

Beauty the Cane Corso has a wonderful home with Susan in Lakewood, Colorado. This is one lucky girl. She will be the only pup and will get to soak up all of her new mom’s attention, but she will also have a fur-cousin, another Cane Corso, to play with on a regular basis. When not playing or hanging out with mom, Beauty will enjoy keeping her mom safe on her nightly walks—just the perfect job for her. Beauty, you are going to have a wonderful life.

Zeke is one lucky fella. He will be living with his forever dad, James, in Macomb Township, Michigan and his fursiblings Daisy, Otto and Tito (the cat). There will be lots of play time on the large property, which even has a pond to swim in. How cool is that? He can even go with his dad and siblings to work. Zeke, you are one lucky dog. THANK YOU, CHRISTY, FOR FOSTERING THIS SWEET SOUL!

We are so grateful Daisy's adoption moment has come! This little girl came from a hoarding situation in Oklahoma, and was then diagnosed with megaesphagus. After some time and TLC with her foster and the veterinarian, this little girl is ready for her next journey. And she's not going far from her foster mama! Larry of Edmond, Oklahoma fell in love with his daughter's foster dog and decided Daisy will stay in the family.

Mollie, we've found just what the doctor ordered in Westminster, Colorado! Your forever parents, Connie & Joseph, are both nurses and you will be their favorite patient...and by that we mean, their only fur-baby! Because Mom and Dad work different shifts at the hospital, you rarely be alone, which means lots opportunities to go for walk. We hear there are wonderful trails near your new home for you to explore. And you'll be going hiking and camping on holidays!

Patches the Saint Bernard is heading to the Windy City where he'll join Alex and Charlene in his forever home. His thick fur coat will be perfect for those cold Chicago winters. Patches will join two other giant breed dogs, Omar the Great Pyr, Roja an Argentinian mastiff, and Clasby the Lab. Patches will enjoy running in the backyard which is protected by a six foot fence. We hope you'll love your big brothers, Patches!

Two big dogs are always better than one, and that's why we, Charlotte the Newfoundland and Bijou the Great Pyrenees, were adopted together! We were both adopted from BDHP originally, but our former owner's work hours changed, so we were looking for a new place to lay our fuzzy heads. Enter Karen from Lochbuie, Colorado… our new fur-ever mom! She has owned St. Bernards in the past and was looking for a similar breed to get the canine back in her life again… and when she saw us, she fell in love. Ditto for us!

Baloo the Newfoundland has landed in the best place ever. Baloo came to us after being bounced around quite a bit previously. It's OK now though, because he's in a home where he fits in perfectly. Veronica and Mark of Pine, Colorado have owned giant breed dogs for awhile. They recently lost a Neapolitan Mastiff, so Baloo will hopefully ease some of the pain. This family fosters giant breed dogs for BDHPI, so they know exactly the kind of care Baloo needs. He'll also get to be a wonderful example for future fosters to come to show that we can all overcome our past.

Bella, the 3-year-old Great Dane has a wonderful forever home with Jeffrey and Diane in Omaha, Nebraska. Bella will have her very own fursiblings to play with and for companionship. But most of all, Bella will have love like she’s never known before (strong possibility of physical abuse in prior home). Her parents are giant breed experienced and fully understand her needs. They are willing to help her continue to overcome the negative experiences of her past so that she can fully feel the joy of life that every dog deserves. Blessing Bella!