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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

Davina the Cane Corso letting everyone know that I found a divine home for the new year! Teri Ann and Melvin from Sheridan, Wyoming chose to add me to their pack, and I'm so glad they did. I'll get to grow up with two children, two cats named Gidget and Finn, and two dogs named Lucy and Max. Lucy the St. Bernard was adopted from BDHP two years ago. Max unfortunately has cancer, so we'll all enjoy the time we have with him until his time comes to cross the Rainbow Bridge.

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 Katie.  Isn't that the dog's woof!  Katie and her Mom are very familiar with large dogs and her Mom

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.

What a wonderful holiday for Charlie! This sweet Saint Bernard was previously a breeder dog, and now he's off to the best life possible to start a new career. His foster family will be staying close as they've decided to add him to their pack! Bill and Lisa of Hickman, Nebraska have decided fostering failing is best for them. He will be living with a wonderful role model in their Mastiff Mix, and with four children in the home, everyone will be busy and exhausted by the end of the day. We wish the family and their pets the bestest Christmas ever for years to come.

Oh, what a lucky dog George is! He has a forever home with Erika in the incredibly pet friendly town of Boulder, Colorado. Erika is giant breed experienced and George, the 2-year-old Great Dane, will be the sole recipient of all the love and attention he never received before. Never again will he know the insecurity he felt when he lived as a stray. This is your well-deserved forever life George. THANK YOU, JESSICA, FOR FOSTERING THIS ZOOMIE KING!

Oh, we Merles are so very beautiful! And, we Great Danes are such sweethearts!  So did my foster think too.Yaaaay, they decided to keep me in their family and I'm so very happy to be staying here in Westminster, Colorado!  I wormed my way into their hearts as they wormed their way into mine.  We are soulmates and will live happily ever after together.  So, this is what they call a foster failure.

Olive Oil the Great Dane came from an unhappy home where she spent 12 hours a day in a crate and around unhappy people going through a painful divorce. But those days are behind her now as this sweet and gentle soul heads to Denver, Colorado to join Frank and Justin and their two dogs. Sandy and Lucky, Olive's new canine siblings will provide her with the companionship she craves and help her to build her confidence.

Sweet Phoebe, our 8 year old Mastiff, was so sad that her Mom passed away.  She didn't want to leave her five kids but it was impossible for the family to care for her.  She prays that God gives her family strength to get through their tragedy.  She's now to be happy again although she will miss her former people.  A new family has decided to give Phoebe a caring forever home.  She will have Grimly, a 10 year old English Mastiff, Gus, a 2 year old Newfoundland and a cat named Boo to show her the ropes in her new home.

Tank the Great Pyr with Special Needs has found the perfect home with Julie and Jim in Parker, Colorado. Jim and Julie have experience working with dogs with special needs, so we are confident that Tank will be in good hands and will quickly settle into his new home and become a loving member of the family very soon. Tank will also be able to learn the ropes at his new home from his new canine companion, a six-year old Doberman mix. We believe Tank has found a happy home!

Dude! It's Dude the Mastiff here with my amazing news… I've been adopted by AJ in Omaha, Nebraska! AJ's brother has a Great Dane and is good friends with a BDHP volunteer who has two English Mastiffs, so he was bitten by the large-breed bug… and I'm ready to fill that need! I get to live in a newly-built house with plenty of space an an extra bedroom just for me.

Autumn the sweet St. Bernard pup has found a home with Jascha and Jona Morton in Centennial, Colorado! She will join Lela the St. Bernard, Buster the Newfoundland, Maple the Dogue de Bordeaux, and Darla Dae Roo the Neapolitan Mastiff - who were all adopted from BDHP! Needless to say, this mother-daughter team has a lot of large-breed experience (we can't even begin to list all of the dogs they've owned or fostered over the years), and Autumn will fit right in with the pack, learning all about leadership and structured routines.

One meaning for Sipsey is popularity.  This unusual name belongs to our very popular and unique Sipsey, a black and white Newfie.  Yaaay, she is being adopted by an unusual and wonderful family who have a Golden Doodle, 2 Newfies and two indoor cats who are very used to giant dogs. She is so lucky to have such a ready made four legged family along with her new people Valerie, Jason and their three kids, two who live at home.

Ivan the Bullmastiff has found an amazing home with Paula and John in Oakhurst, California. They have an 8-month-old English Mastiff named Dakota who will help Ivan gain confidence, and she'll be a wonderful playmate for him! With large-breed experience, they're ready to take on any issues or needs that may arise, and there's an adult son in the household who house- and dog-sits when needed.

Diesel the Great Dane went from being surrendered to being wanted and adopted! He joins Christina in Albuquerque, New Mexico and will also get to bond with a 7 1/2 year-old rescue Dane named Holly and a family cat. Christina saw Diesel on the BDHP site and was ready to adopt again after already having Holly for four years. Everything worked out and now Diesel has his forever home!

Rimbo the young Great Dane has headed west to join Stacy and John in Park City, Utah! He will get to learn all about pack life from two other Newfoundland/Great Pyrenees dogs, Titan and Summit. Park City is a very dog-friendly town, even having a dog parade for Halloween! Rimbo will get to join all that fun, as well as go on walks and hikes multiple times during the day. John owned a Great Dane previously, and Titan and Summit have a fun Dane playmate. It's an ideal situation for Rimbo, thanks to BDHP! THANK YOU, LAURA, FOR FOSTERING THIS PLAYFUL PUP!

I'm as strong as Hercules, sweet as sugar. But even a strong 8 year old, black Mastiff mix as me needs a lot of love. And, now I will have that love!  Karen, Tony and their 9 year old son have decided I am the guy for them. I can't wait to become their dog forever and give them back all the love they will show me. I will be living in Colorado Springs and am anxiously awaiting all the trail walks, my fenced yard and playing with my new two legged brother!

Happy Halloween, Pumpkin! Today is your day as you have been adopted by a great family whose beloved dogs recently went to the Rainbow Bridge. Liza and Scott of Evanston Illinois are so happy to have you come into their lives and are ready to show you a wonderful forever home filled with love.

Moscato, the 3 to 4-year-old female Great Dane, has a happy ending to her sad beginning. She was originally going to go to a backyard breeder to be used until she could not breed any more. Thankfully, it fell through, and she ended up with Big Dogs Huge Paws. But the best part… she has a forever home with Julie and Mike in Highlands Ranch Colorado. They are previous adopters who understand that there is an adjustment period and are willing to do whatever it takes to help Moscato learn that she no longer has anything to fear for the rest of her life.

Florence, our young English Mastiff lady, has been blessed to be joining a great dog loving family with Nathan and Wendy in Parker, Colorado!  She will have a yard with six foot fence to play in and will enjoy many walks bonding with her two legged adopters.

Zoey, you sweet young Great Dane, you were so close to being euthanized at the shelter where your previous owners left you. But then Big Dogs Huge Paws stepped in and placed you with Geoffrey, your foster dad in Omaha, Nebraska. Well, Geoffrey quickly discovered what a sweet and loving dog you are and that was it! You are home, sweet Zoey. You're not going any further. You will be loved for the rest of your life.

Wow, I'm going to live forever with a terrific group!  Two new four legged siblings and four two legged - a ready made family!  Natalie and Scott of Arvada Colorado have large dog experience, which will be great for me because I'm a 4 month old Pyrenees who will grow, grow, grow!  Miso is my name and love will be my game as I grow into adulthood and into a treasured family member. My humans know I will need patience and calm, firm, loving hands.

Zeus the Great Dane mix pup has taken his high energy to the home of Grant and Elizabeth in Aurora, Colorado. They both love Great Danes and have a neighbor with one that they've also fallen in love with. They are great pet-sitters, needless to say. There's an adult daughter in the home, as well as a cat named Herman. Zeus will have a large back yard with a six-foot fence to run, run, run in.

Cheyenne the Great Dane is thrilled to report that she will be the princess of the castle where she will now reside with Ryan, Kathy, and their daughter Riley. They are no strangers to giants after owning a Newfoundland, Fila Brasiliero, and two English Mastiffs so she is in wonderful experience hands. They are also long-time adopters and volunteers for BDHPI so she will receive all the patience and understanding she needs as she adjusts to her new environment.

Once an English Mastiff fan, always an English Mastiff fan. Aaron in Manitou Springs, Colorado is just that, and he recently adopted Tilly the English Mastiff to add to his family! Aaron previously adopted BDHP alum Max, who lived to be 13! He currently has Gus, an easygoing 9-year-old English Mastiff who Tilly will love hanging around with as well. She will have a big, 8-foot fenced yard to romp and lounge around in, and that fresh mountain air to enjoy as she does so.

Skye the Great Dane is a very special girl...not only is she blind and deaf but she has been searching for her forever home for over two years! During those two years she showed us that changes were really hard on her but there was one person who she trusted more than anyone in the world and that is her foster mom, Alicia, in Omaha, Nebraska.

Petra, the 5 year old Great Dane has found the perfect home with Morgan and Thomas in Clark, Colorado. Petra will have the quiet she enjoys, plenty of room to roam and explore, and two new parents who can’t wait to fill her life with love and lots of fun. She has also already made friends with Rouge the Pitt/Lab mix who is her new brother and partner in crime. We are so happy for her!

We are happy to announce Belle, the 10 month, Cane Corso pup has been adopted by a lovely family.  She will go on many walks and have humans who will help her with her skittishness.  She will grow to be a confident, calm,  member of this group.  She will be shown patience with firm, loving hands which all dogs require.  Belle goes to a forever home where she will never want for anything she needs...definitely forever, as this new family of hers