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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

Little Pony the Great Dane will now be the little pony of Jeanne in Pearland, Texas - a woman very familiar to the BDHP family, having adopted from, fostered for, and serving as Medical Coordinator for us in the past! Little Pony will join Dimitri (formerly Sam) the English Mastiff, Alessandra the mixed breed, Nico, Santini, and Tatiana the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Simone, Eric, and their two kids of Berthoud, Colorado are proud to announce the arrival of their new baby girl, Lily the Great Dane/Mastiff Mix.  While she will be the only dog right now, she will have plenty of company with their chickens, goats, and llamas and they dog sit regularly as well. They also intend to take her to the dog park and doggie daycare regularly so she'll get plenty of playtime. Eric works from home and can give Lily the attention and instruction she needs during the day. 

Popeye the Great Dane has sailed off to live with Madison in Anaconda, Montana. Madison grew up around large-breed dogs and she looks forward to loving Popeye just as much. Her grandmother currently owns Great Danes that have been adopted from BDHP and was often part of transports for those dogs, so she's almost like family. Popeye will get to go hiking a lot, as his new backyard is basically a national forest area! He will receive plenty of exercise, needless to say.

Alaya the Newfoundland is just what the doctor ordered to heal the hearts of her new mom and dad, Lindsay and Colin, of Larkspur, Colorado. They recently lost their third giant breed dog in the last year and the house was feeling a little lonely, as was their French Bulldog, Tank.

I'm Snow White the Great Dane… and yes… I did find my own charming home! Gretchen and Daniel from Lombard, Illinois fell in love with me, and I look forward to a wonderful life with them. They have lots of giant-breed experience, as well as experience with deaf dogs and our special needs. I'll get to play with a 10-year-old boy who knows how to treat us biggies, and I'll get to go on lots of walks and play ball in my big, fenced back yard.

"These Boots are made for walking" and I will be walking to a wonderful life with my new family that includes Kevin, Jennifer and their two great kids to play with me at my new home in Lafayette, Colorado!  This Newfie is out of my mind with happiness! Chloe, my new Newfie sister, who also came from BDHP, will be there to also play and show me the ropes.

Avery the Great Dane hopes to never see another porcupine in her life. This darling Great Dane got into a row with a porcupine, and her owners couldn't afford treatment. BDHP took in this loving girl and got her back to shape. Now she is going to live the cushy, amazing life a new family can offer her. Vauna and Chris of Loveland, Colorado have been long-time members of Big Dogs, so they know exactly the kind of care Avery needs.

Dozer, the lovely fawn Great Dane, who was abandoned on the streets of Oklahoma has found a soft place to land with Sandra and Rubin in Broomfield, Colorado. We believe this forever family is a perfect match for Dozer. He'll join Zeus, a 3 year old Great Dane and BDHP Alum, for companionship, he'll have a six-foot fence to keep him safe.

When people and companion animals are a perfect match, the tale is a heartwarming one. That's exactly what happened with Shepard the Great Dane, who found his ideal place with Kevin in Lincoln, Nebraska. Shepard is deaf, Kevin has a need and was looking for a specific type of dog, and we feel they were meant to be together! Kevin actually bought a house in order to adopt a dog.

Tonya the Bronze Newfoundland two year old didn't have to go far to find her forever home! This lucky girl was rescued from a breeder and quickly won the hearts of her foster family, Carrie, David, and their kids, Mia, Sam and Lizzy of Greenwood Village Colorado. She'll enjoy being the center of attention as the only dog in her family and will enjoy all the love and attention she deserves. Best wishes for a golden future, you bronze beauty, Tonya!

Axel the five year old Saint Bernard landed at Amy and Brian's house in Denver, Colorado and never left. This sweet dog made such a positive impression on her foster family, they couldn't bear to see him go any further. Even Bubbles, their existing dog, approved and is quite happy with her new friend. So they've said yes to the Saint! We're sure that Axel is happy his traveling days are behind him and he can enjoy the permanence of finding his forever home.

Andrea of Boulder, Colorado is thrilled to welcome Sadie the Newfoundland into her family. She lives in a very pet friendly complex and town and looks forward to taking her new addition just about everywhere she can. She also works close to home and plans to come home at lunch every day to spend time with her new baby. Sadie will have her own futon mattress to sleep on and will go on regular hikes in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. She will be one spoiled pup!

Sonya is now happily in her forever home with Belinda in Pueblo West, Colorado. She joins Maddy the Lab, Lila the Terrier and Adele the Doberman as well as Claire the cat. Belinda raised an English Mastiff previously and has rescued most of her dogs so she couldn't be in better hands! Sonya will enjoy dog door access to a fenced in yard where she can frolic with her new 4-legged siblings. THANK YOU, LINDSAY & COLIN, FOR FOSTERING THIS GENTLE GIANT!

Louise the Great Dane will be going from a situation where there were far too many dogs to a perfect home with just enough companions! She was adopted by Danny and Kelli in Grand Junction, Colorado. There, she will join Jolee the St. Bernard, Wilber the old man Pug, and Lacy and Samson the cats. AND three children who were happily surprised with a big dog - they all love Jolee, so Louise will be equally as loved by all (even the cats, who love to lick dog faces a lot)!

Marley got lucky!  Rene, Joe and their two teenagers have decided to keep him with them.  They call this a foster failure, but it is never a failure when a terrific family keeps a foster.  He will have an acre of fenced backyard where he can play with his new teenage siblings, daily walks and four two leggeds who will love him.  What more could Dane girl ask for - nothing!

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.

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 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.