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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

Milo the Great Pyrenees puppy is flying to his new home in Alamogordo, NM where he'll be a co-pilot to Henry the Newfie and join Kathryn and Andreas (who is a real pilot in the Air Force!). Kathryn and Andreas have giant breed experience and are looking forward to welcoming Milo to their home. Their two sons will be the perfect young companions for the energetic Milo. Milo will have free roam of his new home and a fenced backyard to keep him safe. Blue skies ahead, Milo!

WWWOOOHHHOOOOOO!!! I have a forever home! That’s right, me XCaliber! I will be living with John and Sonya in New Prague, Minnesota. They are experienced Newfie owners, so they already know what I’m all about, and they will be able to help me overcome my past life in a “back yard breeder” situation. It will be so great to be with my new fursiblings as they will help me learn the ropes and gain confidence. I cannot believe I lucked out like this! Thank you Big Dogs and Foster Mom and Dad, Carrie & David, for helping me get ready for a home just right for me.

No more searching for Thelma the Great Dane - she's going to a wonderful forever home with Karen and Joe in Lafayette, Colorado! She'll have a well-established home and fenced back yard to romp in, along with a separate dog run. Karen and Joe recently lost their beloved Great Pyrenees at age 11, so it was the first time they were dog-less in over 30 years. Enter Thelma!

I am ​a​ Mastiff who is heading to Pueblo, Colorado with my new mom and dad, Heather & Ryan. I have been bounced around to a couple homes before coming to BDHPI, through no fault of my own. I'm so thankful for BDHP for finding me a forever home. They say that the third time is a charm. So "forever" will actually be what the word means. Besides living with four two legged creatures I will also be lucky to have Akira, who is my species.

Another wonderful conclusion and beginning for Miles.  In the past this lovable Great Dane would jump the fence to run and play with other dogs. He was left outside 24/7.  Not anymore!! In his new home with Meghan and Reed in Englewood Colorado he will probably want to stay home with them because they will be very attentive to his needs and he will have a great Lab mix brother to keep him company.

Ben the Great Pyrenees here to tell everyone about my new human! Matthew from Golden, Colorado chose to adopt me, and I'm so happy! I'll be the only pet, but his parents have five hound-dogs that I'll get to see occasionally. There are also roommates I'll get to chill with. I get to sleep in Matthew's bedroom, go on lots of walks, and even hike once in a while and take in all the beautiful scenery!

Kopo the Great Pyrenees now has two poodle siblings named Scooter and Shadow to play with… as he's been adopted by Marilyn and Robert from Elizabeth, Colorado! Kopo will enjoy his friendly canine buddies, as they used to live with a Pyr/Lab mix named Sam. He'll get to visit lots of other animals in the neighborhood, check out some horses, and even get to know the family cat.

Baley the Pyrenees mix has a wonderful forever home with Elise in Denver, Colorado. Elise is giant breed experienced, so this 13-week-old pup will have a mom who knows what to do to help Baley grow up into a wonderful, well-mannered, confident adult she has a right to be. Enjoy your wonderful life sweet Baley! THANK YOU, CHRISTY, FOR FOSTERING THIS FLUFF MONSTER!

Stella! It's time for your close-up! You're heading to Centennial, Colorado to meet your forever family. You'll be joining Michael and Lauri and their Great Dane, Dizzy. You'll get plenty of exercise each day, Dizzy enjoys walking 3-miles! And since Dad works from home, you'll never be alone. You're going to love being part of this family, Stella. It had everything a sweet young pup like you deserves. Happy trails, Stella!

Jolene, Jolene, you're future's looking brighter by the day, sweet Jolene! Jolene is heading East to her forever home in West Charlton, New York, where she will be joining Michael and Amy and their 3 year-old Newfie and two Main Coon cats.

Reese is going from a tough life as a breeder dog to a bright new future in a forever home with Newfoundland lovers! Jeane and Michael live in Nederland, Colorado where Reese will not only enjoy a fenced yard but beautiful mountain trails for adventurous walks through the woods. Jeane and Michael have Newfoundland experience and currently have a Newfie-mix, Guthrie, who will be a fun companion for Reece.

Once a Mastiff fan, always a Mastiff fan! Heidi the Neapolitan Mastiff has found a home with Nelson and Bernadette in Littleton, Colorado! They have a lot of giant breed experience, having three English Mastiffs over the years who all passed from old age. Emma was the last one to pass - about a year ago - so they were looking for a Mastiff to make their home complete again, and Heidi is that lucky gal!

Yay! Axe, the 2-year-old male St. Bernard, has a great home with James and Teresa in Tucson, Arizona. This sweet boy will have two puppy fursiblings to play with and 2 feline fursiblings to love on and watch over. This is just the job for him. His mom and dad are home almost all the time, so spoiling will be routine in his life now. This boy has definitely hit the jackpot! THANK YOU, REBECCA, FOR FOSTERING THIS BIG TEDDY BEAR!

Hi Everyone!  Did I get lucky or what?  I have some baggage what with being sold in a pet store, which could mean I came from one of those awful puppy mills and then being shuttled around to two other homes.  I've had a rocky start in life and am so grateful that a wonderful lady who lives in the mountains has fallen in love with me. She wants to give me a forever home with her and her four legged adoptee, Kitten who is a dog!  Kitten prefers large dogs and that is definitely me.  Lindsay has had much experience with dogs with baggage imposed upon them by h

Cannoli the Cane Corso has landed in the best place for her ever! She used to be tied up in a backyard with no one to love on her. Now she gets the run of a doggy daycare and an apartment all to herself. David of Fort Collins, Colorado started fostering this doll face and couldn't resist keeping her. He's had previous experience training dogs and caring for them, so he knows just what Cannoli needs to be happy.

Miney the Cane Corso Mix is the first of his litter to find his forever family. This little pup and his siblings were being sold in a parking lot. A good Samaritan took them in and transferred them to BDHPI. Miney, in particular, went to live with an amazing foster family. It didn't take long for them to fall in love with his face, and he with their affections. John and Joy of Erie, Colorado have been fostering dogs for a little while. It seems they were waiting for this amazing dog to come along and greatly brighten their lives.

Lucky, lucky me!  My wandering and hungry days are over. Rachel has decided I would be a great fit for her and, even better, BDHP found from all references that she is a very good person who treats her four leggeds as part of her family.  We will live in Aurora, Colorado, a very dog-friendly place, where we will go for long walks and visit the doggy park. I am not cat prejudiced but will have to get used to new ones.

Goliath the Daniff came into rescue from a hoarding situation, but he found his new home right away, as Angie and Roger from Walton, Nebraska fostered him and decided he needed to be a forever part of their family! This big boy will have a Mini Australian Shepherd named Harley to play with, and Calvin and Ranger the cats to check out. Thank you for foster failing, Angie and Roger… and congratulations on your wonderful home, Goliath!

Cooper has just been adopted to his forever and what a home! Quite a match! A superb Great Pyr to a superb family!  Mark and Sarah of Buena Vista, Colorado are the consummate dog lovers and Cooper is the consummate two legged lover.

We have great news!  Axl has a forever home with Stacy, Tom, Harry, Ben, and Andy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His new four legged family is Grufferson and Queenie.  That’s quite a ready-made family for him!  Grufferson, the dog, really needs a dog friend and Axl is excited to fill that present void.  Queenie is a cat.  So, although both dogs get along with cats they much prefer a one of their kind friendship. Kids are another Axl favorite. How could anyone get so lucky? Harry,Ben and Andy will give both Axl and his new brother Grufferson many days of fun and games.

Two big Mastiff noggins are better than one, and that's why Diane from Tomball, Texas chose to adopt Barry and Bob! She has an enormous amount of Mastiff experience and perviously adopted Grover the Mastiff from BDHP. Angie the cat is the only pet right now, so Barry and Bob will have a new feline sibling to enjoy. The furry duo now has a home with 15 acres of woods, a large fenced yard, and lots of walking, snuggling, and loving time.

As former Great Dane owners, John and Tonja from Gretna, Nebraska were missing the breed and looking for one to add to their family. Mufasa the Dane was an ideal fit, and now he will be joining their crew! He will have four children to grow up with, and the two older children even remember the previous Dane that was part of their family. Mufasa will have a good-sized, fenced yard to romp in… and all those kids to play with! Go forth and prosper, Mufasa! THANK YOU, VERONICA & MARK, FOR FOSTERING THIS LOVER BOY!

Butters the Great Dane will be starting the summer off right! He is going to live with Michelle of Denver, Colorado. She has a kitty for him to romp around with, and he will have lots of exercise. Michelle previously owned a Great Dane Mix and will be so excited to teach Butters the ropes as he grows up. This dude could not have found a better place to call home -- congrats to him and Michelle! THANK YOU, KARA & JAKE, FOR FOSTERING THIS BIG LOVE BUG!

Nala the 1-year-old Great Dane is on her way to a wonderful forever home in Portland, Oregon. Nala's new mom is experienced with Great Danes and was looking for a young dog, just like Nala! Olivia works at a dog-friendly company, so Nala will get to go to work with Mom! How fun is that? Nala will also enjoy being the center of her new mom's attention and the free run of a backyard with an eight-foot fence. This sounds like a winning combination for Nala and Olivia.

Guardian is on the way Los Lunas, New Mexico to begin an awesome new life with Simone, who has adopted from BDHP in the past. Guardian will enjoy sharing his new home with two other giant breed dogs and some interesting new new friends including cats and goats. Guardian's forever mom works from home so he'll enjoy lots of companionship and love, as well as an exciting new home. THANK YOU, SHARLA & FAMILY, FOR FOSTERING THIS GOOFY GUY!

Neely the Landseer Newfoundland went from a breeding situation where she was just about money into a wonderful home where she is part of the family. She is going to spend her days with her foster family, Joseph and Trish of Lawrence, Kansas. This family has fostered several dogs through BDHPI and currently own several other giant breed siblings for her to play with. They know what Neely needs to be super happy her whole life.

Sir Galahad has left the round table to find his one true family! This darling boy came to BDHPI after a breeder surrendered him. After some TLC, he found the perfect home with Shannon and Matt of Denver, Colorado. They have two teenagers to give this boy tons of love. They recently lost a BDHP alum, so Galahad will help to ease their pain. He's going to get plenty of exercise with this active family. Three cheers for this wonderful story!

Paige the Great Dane mix recently turned a page in her young life and found a wonderful forever home with Kimberly and Stan in Ault, Colorado! She has an 11-year-old Lab named Curtis to learn from and a large house and yard to romp and play in. Curtis gets a lot of fetch time with balls and a Frisbee, so Paige will get to join in that fun, as well as take occasional walks.

Luigi the Great Dane Puppy is heading south to his new home in Georgetown, Kentucky where we are confident he'll continue to gain confidence and learn to trust humans. This adorable six-month old is going to a family who is so dedicated to providing a safe home, they just had their backyard fenced so Luigi will have a yard for play and to feel safe in due to his fearful nature.

Athena, the sweet Bullmastiff, has a forever home with a couple who will love her the rest of her life. Thank you, Patricia and John, for giving this wonderful young lady a second chance at happiness! Forever parents always put a smile on everyone's face and Athena is no different.  We're sure she is also saying to herself, "You had Jack Russell Terriers?  What a pleasant surprise you're in for with me.  I don't have half the energy of th

Oh happy day! Jax, the Newfie mix, has a home with Alexis and Joe in Denver, Colorado. This couple rescued their current dog who had his own issues to work through and who is now a happy boy. Jax has all the puppy playfulness and behaviors typical of his age, but his new mom and dad already know that he needs exercise and positive re-enforcement training. Luckily, he will get plenty of both with daily hikes and playtime.

Oh Alexa, your tough years as a breeder dog are over and from here on out we promise you a life of green grass, fluffy snow, and warm beds as you begin a new life with Janine and Mike in Broomfiield, Colorado. You're going to love your new home, they have lots of experience with Newfoundland dogs and know just how special you are. They have a 10 year old Newfie, who will be your new best friend and a 16 year old daughter who will love you forever.

Francis the Dogue de Bordeaux has landed in the best home ever! This darling boy was a stray who then went to  the Animal Shelter until BDHP took him in. His foster family, Bobbi and Joe of Longmont, Colorado, only needed a few days to decide Francis was meant to be a permanent family member. They are very experienced owners and currently have Oscar the Boxer, BDHPI Alums, Shady the English Mastiff and Hoss the Neapolitan Mastiff, so Francis is in excellent hands with this family. We are so happy for everyone involved!

Brandy the Great Dane mix has found an amazing forever home where she can wander and even "herd" a little, if she wants to! Melissa and Clinton from Larkspur, Colorado chose to add Brandy to their pack. That pack includes a German Shepherd named Lily, who is great with other dogs; and a Great Dane named Apollo, who is an 11-month-old sweet and playful boy.

Darcie the English Mastiff went through a grieving process after she lost her doggie sibling and ended up in a shelter. Thanks to a wonderful BDHP foster, Darcie got to re-learn what it means to be loved and cared for unconditionally. Now, the sweet girl is headed to Castle Rock, Colorado for the next stage in her her forever home with David and Christina.

Nelson the Great Dane didn't have to venture far to find his forever home! His foster mom, Melinda, found that he was a keeper and she couldn't send him to anyone else. He is now a permanent resident of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and joins Miss Lilly Putt Putt the Boxer and BDHPI Alum, Helix the Mastiff as his new 4-legged siblings. His new mom is retired and home all day which means all the love and attention he could dream of!

Moose has a home! This sweet boy will be living with Moriah in Flagstaff Arizona. Moriah is a vet tech who has 2 other Great Danes. What a wonderful life to be able to roam and play on 1 acre of land or maybe even go with mom to work on occasion. It will be a life of absolute spoiling for this 3-year-old. THANK YOU, LISA & FAMILY FOR FOSTERING THIS GENTLE GIANT!

Gallant the Great Dane is so happy for his new amazing family! This boy came into rescue after being found as a stray in the desert. Now he is off to the the plains with Nicolle and Rusty in Powell, Wyoming. They have no Danes currently but previously owned two. Gallant will be an only, very loved child. He does have two potential playmates with their cats, but he might be better off just getting human love. This boy is so happy, and we join him in the good news.

Yay for Stella the 9-month-old Great Dane. This pup is going to live with Nick and Casey in Lincoln Nebraska. Nick has Great Dane experience, and since Diesel passed away, they need another big dog in their home. It just feels so empty without a four-footed love bug to snuggle with. They fully understand that Stella is still a pup with puppy behaviors and are committed to helping her grow into a lady. Little Stella couldn’t possibly ask for a better forever home.

Chopper the Cane Corso is on his way to his forever home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He'll be enjoying the bachelor life with his new Dad Andrew. Chopper will enjoy living in an apartment with free roam during the day while and lots of walks before and after work. Andrew currently has a Neapolitan Mastiff named Sophia, a Cane Corso named Maura, and a history of rescuing dogs, so he knows all about the adjustment period.