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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

Being around those who have similar dispositions is a great thing, and it's Henry the Great Pyrenees Mix here to let you know that I found an amazing forever home with two like-minded brothers! Kealy and Adam from Lafayette, Colorado chose me to add to their pack, and boy, do I ever fit in well! I now have two Blue Heeler mix brothers named Pip and Sam (and a cat and six chickens) that I get to pal around with.

Luka the Great Dane has found an ideal home with Anne in Boulder, Colorado! Anne has loved Danes for a long time… she fell in love with the breed as a college student when she regularly walked a blind Dane. Since then, she's researched, asked, studied, and now found her dream dog in Luka. And Luka will get to sleep in the bedroom, which she'll likely need after romping around with four children in the house! She'll be the only dog and be loved like no other.

My storybook ending begins in Denver, Colorado with my new adoptive pet-parents, Kevin and Kerri! It's Artemis the Great Dane here, letting everyone know that my life changed in a hurry for the better! One of my new humans is home almost all of the time, so I have company. They have a daughter living nearby who does therapy dog training, and a friend who is a vet, so great resources there for my special needs!

Willis the super sensitive English Mastiff has landed exactly where he belongs. The poor darling had to leave his family because he couldn't handle the noise and children. He went to live with a wonderful foster family, who immediately fell in love with him. Wendy and Eric of Omaha, Nebraska are shouting their news from the rooftops. This boy is a permanent member of their family. He will have a new sister who's a black lab along with a very wise bird. The family is so glad to have this big boy join them.

Ozzie the Great Dane ("Daniff") here to let everyone know that my world changed in a hurry when I was adopted by Diane in Lakewood, Colorado! I came from such an unsure situation to one where I'll be loved forever! Get this… Diane and her daughter Tracey live next to each other, and their backyards are fenced-in as one. They both wanted to adopt a gentle giant, so I'll get the best of both worlds with two places and people to enjoy! Diane has had many Danes in her life, so she/they know all about the breed.

Luke the Lover is no longer a homeless guy.  One of our volunteers who has been fostering Luke has fallen in love and will keep him in her home.  We call these situations foster failures but they are far from failures.  These big guys tug at everyone's hearts and sometimes the tug is so strong the foster wants to give one a forever home.  When this happens, dogs like Luke are extra lucky to have a home with someone who is so dedicated to these huge dogs.

Mia the Great Dane has a new home with Rebecca and Rocco in Louisville, Colorado! Two mature teenaged girls are very excited to welcome Mia into the family fold, and they will work on consistent, gentle training with her as needed. The family is active and will go on lots of walks with Mia and introduce her to all the neighbors. After having a Corgi for a long time, they were ready for a slower-paced, gentle, family dog.

I guess everyone knew my unique looks and Great Dane/Standard Poodle mixture would lead to a quick adoption, and I'm grateful that's exactly what happened! I, Winnie the "Great Poodle," now have a home with Maureen and Raymond in Arvada, Colorado. My new pet-mom works at a veterinary eye clinic and has seen (no pun intended, though it works) and done it all with us canines, along with personal large-breed experience.

Fang the Daniff has finally landed in the right place for him. After his previous owners couldn't keep him, he went from place to place looking for a home. Then BDHP took him in and placed him with a loving family with lots of experience. Well Fang must've worked some Daniff magic because he's staying with the fosters! Teri and Eric of Castle Pines, Colorado have been wonderful fosters to other dogs. Their other foster failure, Frankie the Saint Bernard, is going to be the bestest big brother to Fang ever.

Belle, what a beautiful song you have to sing! This darling bullmastiff was surrendered by her family, but the fosters who took her in are keeping her. Shaley and James of West Jordan, Utah are pleased to add this girl to their family. She will stand as the prime example of a perfect foster for any new ones they take in. We are so glad this girl landed in the best home for her. Congrats to everyone!!!

Lucy the Great Dane was the perfect match for Lisa in Aurora, Colorado! She originally arrived as a foster but it soon became apparent that she wasn't going anywhere. She was instant friends with their newly adopted Great Dane, Shrek, and also has Sophie the Havanese, and Dexter the Standard Schnauzer to keep her company. Someone is home most of the time to keep her company and she'll enjoy plenty of walks and trips to the dog park. Here's to a bright future, Lucy!!!

So Maya means great or larger, daughter of Atlas.  Well, our beautiful Anatolian Shepherd, Maya, may not be the daughter of Atlas but is definitely larger and great.   She will be a stately lady and is happily going to Tracy.  She lives next door to her mom who is also adopting a dog from BDHPI and Maya will delight in their common fenced yards and her new playmat, where she will also run and play with Tracy's two daughters, 16 and 19. Couldn't be a more perfect forever home for this darling, sweet pup. We wish all of you a wonderful life together!

Juno the young Great Pyrenees Mix is heading to her forever home in Rapid City, South Dakota to join Dina and John. Dina works from home so Juno will have lots of company and the attention she needs to grown into well-mannered adult dog. Juno will enjoy romping around the backyard, and will be safe since it they have a six-foot privacy fence. Dina and John are BDHP alums, so they have giant breed experience and have had Great Pyrs before. All of this indicates that Juno has found a wonderful new forever home. THANK YOU, MANDI, FOR FOSTERING THIS FLUFF BALL!

Oscar the Anatolian Shepherd is doing the Snoopy dance of excitement. This darling boy was found as a stray with his sister. Now he's come off the streets and into a loving, amazing family. Craig and Lori of Lincoln, Nebraska are previous BDHP adopters so they know exactly what Oscar needs. They have alum Kahuna the Mastiff Mix to teach him the ropes. There's also loving teenagers and another large dog in the family -- this boy is gonna have it all!

We all know that Bella means beautiful. This beautiful Great Dane is going to two kind and caring people who will give her a lovely home.  Her new parents are seasoned rescuers and genuinely love animals who are interested in also doing some fostering.

Every so often, our wonderful foster families meet a dog and discover that they are meant to create a forever home for that dog. That's exactly what happened for Zoey and Beulah the two Newfie Mix dogs who came into BDHP together as a bonded pair and were fostered together with Cassidy and Jason in Denver, Colorado.

Larry the Saint Bernard is happy to report a change in address! He is now permanently residing in Conifer, Colorado with Cindy, Steve and their son, Ray. He has two 4-legged siblings named Stella the Newfoundland and Moe the Golden/Lab mix. Someone is home almost all the time to give him all the love and attention he could ask for! He'll also enjoy a grain free diet, trips to the dog park, walking, hiking, and lots of snuggling.

HENRY!!! What amazing news he has. This darling boy was surrendered to the police department as a stray. While he was sad at first, the family who took him in made him 110% better and happier. Everyone fell in love, because now he's joining them permanently. Wendy and CJ of Lafayette, Colorado cannot express how excited they are to "foster fail" with Henry. He will join the ranks of a giant breed family, with two English Mastiffs and a Cane Corso serving as his example. He is so pleased this family decided to make him part of theirs. YAY to everyone!

Oh my goodness, oh my gosh! Fat Face (AKA Roger) the Dogue de Bordeaux is dancing himself Snoopy-crazy. This darling lover came to the city shelter as a stray without a place to call his own. BDHP took him and placed him with a super-loving foster mama. This lady had so much love in her heart that she decided to keep this boy all to herself! Meaghan of Albuquerque, New Mexico is a bright, experienced, caring foster who can't wait to show Roger how amazing indoor life is. She has three other dogs who will also show him these great, amazing joys.

The third time is a charm, isn't it? After adopting Cammie the senior English Mastiff and Jacquelyn the senior St. Bernard from BDHP, I was chosen to join the pack, and I couldn't be happier! Yes, this kinda-sorta senior gal, Bailey the St. Bernard (that's me!) has found a home with the wonderful Michelle and Joe in Trumbull, Connecticut. I'll be joining Keeper the Leonberger and Monroe the Dogue de Bordeaux, too. Needless to say, my new owners have tons of giant-breed experience.

Marty the 9 month old Great Pyranees is heading to Wilmette, Illinois to join Carol and Joel,  who have been waiting for a young giant breed just like him. Marty will feel part of the family which includes three young kids to love and protect, a boxer/lab mix to pal around with, and two cats to keep him in line. Marty will have a full house with lots of fun and love to keep him on his toes and his heart full. What a perfect home for a young pup!

Wwwooohhhoooo! Stella the Mastiff mix has her very own home with Dee in Littleton, Colorado. Stella will rarely be alone as other family members are at home during various parts of the day. She will also have Foxey, her fursibling, to play with. Yes, Stella has a wonderful life ahead of her. THANK YOU, KIMBERLY, FOR FOSTERING THIS SNUGGLE BUG!

I've heard the saying that three is a charm, and I believe that to be true. Odin the Great Dane here, and I want to tell everyone about my new home with Hi-D and Dave in Commerce City, Colorado! There will now be three dogs in the family, as I'm joining Panda Bear the Border Collie/Corgi mix and Mr. Allegro the Corgi/Collie/Terrier mix. All three of us are rescues, and as we all know… that's the best kind!

Midnight the young Neo-Mastiff will no longer have to worry about long dark nights alone. He's headed to his forever home in Katy, TX where he'll join the family of Sandy and Jon and Maddy the Dogue de Bordeaux and Remington, their Lab. They will be the perfect doggy playmates for Midnight.

Ringo, our black and white Dane pup has a home in Centennial Colorado!  This always makes us all very happy to say the least!  This pup was dumped which is terrible but luckily he found his way to BDHP and will enjoy a wonderful forever home where he will be able to flourish as he grows into a terrific adult member of a family with a child and a cat (Ringo loves kids and does just fine with cats).  So, another success story that warms out

Drake the Deerhound mix is a BDHP round-tripper who was returned to rescue due to no fault of his own. He just needed another chance to find the perfect home. Thanks to John and Sonya in New Prague, New Mexico, he's found it! Drake will enjoy living on a 20-acre ranch with several other dogs, including BDHP alums Xcaliber, the Newfoundland dog. John and Sonya are dedicated to providing a safe and loving home to giant breed rescues, and we believe Drake has found the perfect place to be himself and enjoy living the rest of his life with a welcoming pack.

Shrek is my name but being an ogre is definitely not my game.  I am a lovable, three year old, Great Dane and thankfully Lisa in Aurora, Colorado appreciates the angel in me and my lovability!  I am now part of her family and have a Havanese, Standard Schnauzer and a cat named Sassy as my new siblings.  Her grown daughter who is a teacher with be my other mother and I can't wait to be a part of their pack!  Running around and playing in their 6 foot fenced yard will be just great.

Well, Bear will now have more than the "bare necessities". He's had a very successful play date with Dixie, Bettina and Paul's Siberian Husky mix and they did very well together.  This young Neapolitan Mastiff is so lucky this couple found him at BDHP and he now calls Brighton, Colorado "home sweet home".  They have a fenced yard and will walk Bear and play with him in the park every Sunday.

Mollie the Newfoundland Mix is on her way to her forever home with Jenna in Denver, Colorado. Jenna has giant breed experience, and according to her friends, has the loving temperament that all Newfies immediately fall in love with. Mollie will be the only dog at home, which means this lucky dog will be the well-deserved center of attention. Mollie, you've waited a lifetime to find a safe and loving home. You're home now, sweet girl.

Goliath the Mastiff Mix is heading to Westminster, Colorado to join Matthew. Goliath and Matthew will be best buddies and the center of attention for one another. Since Goliath has a dominant personality, this sounds like a wonderful home for him to learn that he is loved and safe to trust that he has finally found his forever home. Matthew will provide all the love Goliath needs to enjoy the good life that every dog deserves.

Zachary of Denver, Colorado is shouting from the rooftops and proud to announce the arrival of his new addition, Diesel the Presa Canario! Diesel joins Maggie and Vinnie as his new 4-legged siblings. Someone is home almost all the time which means all the love and attention a guy could dream of!

We are so happy to announce that Annie, our black Great Dane has found a forever home!  Annie came from a hoarder situation and will be going to Fern in Billings Montana who has had much experience with special needs dogs. All these poor hoarder dogs have had such hard times. Fern and her three pre-teen grandkids will give Annie her space to get used to living in a good home.They live across the street from a park and there will be many walks.

Lilo the young Great Dane will be joining her forever mom, Fern, in Billings, Montana. Fern not only has giant breed experience, she has previously had Great Danes, so we know that Lilo is in great hands. Lilo will enjoy growing up with three pre-teen kids, another BDHP Alum, Annie the Great Dane, and a Chi. Lilo's new home is across the street from a park where she will have the opportunity to work out her 'zoomies' and socialized with other dogs.

Zamba the Neapolitan Mastiff puppy here, and I want everyone to know that I've been adopted by Jillian and Nicolas from St. Louis, Missouri! Yes, I'll be taking these big puppy paws to the land of the Clydesdales - appropriate, huh?!? I'll get to grow up with two small children named Charlotte and Vincent, and I'll get to play with my new canine brother Benelli, who is likely a Cane Corso/Mastiff mix.

Denise & John of Littleton Colorado are the proud new owners of Spanky the Great Dane Mix. She joins Poppy the Mastiff/Pyrenees mix who is a BDHP Alum so she is in good company and will have another big playmate to show her the ropes and keep her entertained. Someone is home almost all the time which is perfect for a puppy that will needs lots of attention, exercise, training and socialization as she grows! THANK YOU, AMANDA, FOR FOSTERING THIS PRECIOUS SOUL!

Alfalfa, what an amazing end to his story! After being found with his siblings as a stray trapped in a storm drain, this boy needed someone special to love him. Now he's going home with Shala of Denver, Colorado! Shala lives with a blue heeler who can play with this little love. She is also interested in having a friend for hikes and runs. While this little boy doesn't quite have the legs for it yet, he will in no time.

It's the young-at-heart Valuskie the Great Dane here, just checking in to let everyone know that I have a fabulous forever home with Caryl in Seattle, Washington! My new human loves dogs (and especially Danes) so much that she recently bought a home closer to her work and one that was more of an ideal set-up for her dogs… instead of considering her own tastes first! That's pretty special, and I am a very happy gal to be able to join her pack! I'll get to go on lots of walks - my favorite thing! There's a large yard and no stairs that I'll have to navigate.

Sunna and Joseph of Evans Colorado are overjoyed to welcome Casiber into their hearts and home forever! He will be the only dog and the apple of their eyes. After originally being rescued from an owner that was trying to kill him by giving him antifreeze, he will now be living the life of luxury  and getting spoiled for the rest of his life. THANK YOU, KRIS & STEPHEN, FOR FOSTERING THIS LOYAL PROTECTOR!

We often talk about dogs hitting the jackpot with their new forever home. Well, "cha-ching," says Maddi the Great Dane pup! She now has an ideal home with Kathy and her mother in Kansas City, Missouri! They've had large dogs for over 25 years, obedience train them, and love and care for them as they would any family member.

If you read the adoption story about Moose the Mastiff, I can pretty much vouch for everything he said, because I'm also been adopted by Jennifer and Michael from Brighton, Colorado! It's me, Isabel the Mastiff, and I am now joining Moose in the family pack. We have land to enjoy and run around on. Two Mastiffs are always better than one, especially when the adopters have no problem with drool!