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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

Xavier has found his perfect forever home in Soult Ste. Marie, Ontario where he will join Jennifer and Enzo in their home and be the only dog. This is the home Xavier's been waiting for, cold winters, dear to every Newfie's heart, the center of attention, Mom will be at home so he will never be left alone, and they have giant breed experience. Xavier, you've had a challenging life before BDHP rescued you.

Lucky, lucky me!  I am a Moose, as my name denotes - 165 pounds I'll have you know. A little over an acre in my new home will suit me just fine. I am a mellow fellow which I hope will please Nicole, Kurtis and Daisy, my new English Bulldog sister. She's getting up there so we should get along great. I have a little trouble with my hindquarters. So Daisy and I will keep each other company while my new terrific humans work.

Beefy the Great Pyrenees is doing a happy dance! She is going home with two amazing owners, Dennis and Renee of Colorado Springs. There are other dogs in the home for him to play with, and the family will be devoting 100% of their attention to him. Since Beefy is a bit older, she will need some care to keep his joints healthy. This is perfect because one of his new parents specializes in that kind of care. Beefy has landed just where she needs to be, and we're so happy!

Sasha, the sweet and loving 1 year old Great Dane, is heading to her new home in Newalla, Oklahoma. She will receive all the love and cuddles she craves with her wonderful new family. They not only recently adopted a Great Dane in March, they are also BDHP foster parents. Sasha will enjoy romping around her new backyard, protected by a 5-foot fence and access to the yard through a doggie door. Sasha, you're finally home. Thank you, Amanda, for fostering this Dookie Queen!

It's Moose the Mastiff, and I want everyone to know that I have a couple of new pairs of feet on which to lay my head…  because Jennifer and Michael from Brighton, Colorado chose me to adopt! I have lots of land where I can romp with my new canine sibling - BDHPI Alum Isabel the Mastiff. We'll go on lots of walks, maybe even hiking and biking, and I get to sleep in my own bed in the bedroom at night. Best of all… they don't mind slobber.

Maverick, the 3 year-old tawny Mastiff is heading to his forever home in Arvada, Colorado. He will be joining his new dad, Jeff, and his dog pack: Molly the Dane, and Bordeaux a DDB. Jeff has adopted from BDHP before and has lots of giant breed experience. Maverick will enjoy a great home and lots of love. His future is looking as bright as his beautiful smiling face. THANK YOU, MARY, FOR FOSTERING THIS ADORABLE MUG!

Oh golly goodness! Ollie the adorable, darling Great Dane is heading to one of the BEST homes ever. Even better, he will be joined by Emma Jo, also formerly with the rescue (but no longer)! Kim and Joseph of Meridian, Idaho have owned many giant breed dogs in the past. Now they are adding these two adorable pups to the family.

We've said it before, but we'll say it again. Once a Great Dane pet parent, always a Great Dane pet parent! That's true of Emma Jo the Dane, as she's being adopted by the fabulous Kim and Joseph from Meridian, Idaho! We should mention that they're also adopting Ollie the Dane at the same time, so both will have same-sized playmates.

Well, what do you know? Meenie the Cane Corse mix puppy has a forever home with Jill and Jon-Paul in Colorado Springs. He will have a great time with his fursiblings, Kahlua, a 4-year-old Mastiff mix, and Lola, a 5-year-old Boston Terrier mix. Between them both he will have plenty of playtime. When not playing, he will have snuggle time with Jill and Jon-Paul’s older children. Jill works from home, so he and the other dogs will rarely be left home alone for any length of time. Life couldn’t get any better for this little boy.

Stitch the Great Dane is now enjoying the good life in Lincoln, Nebraska with Rebecca and her children and their dog Blackjack. Rebecca is a lifelong "dog person" so stitch will enjoy living with a house dedicated to the love and care of dogs, this includes lunch dates out with Mom, and being the subject of lots of selfies in Mom's social media account! Stitch you're soon to be a star!

Little Buckwheat the Great Dane mix is a lucky fella - going from a storm drain rescue to a loving home with Christy and Murray of Davenport, Nebraska! They have large breed experience and have previously adopted from BDHP, so Buckwheat will grow in an ideal environment. He'll get to meet two dog-friendly family cats, play around in the fenced-in yard, and hang out with the grown children. Live long and prosper, Buckwheat! THANK YOU, AMANDA, FOR FOSTERING THIS LITTLE STUD!

Charley, sweet Charley the St. Bernard will be spending her time in Hopkinton, Massachusetts with her adopter, Patrick! He used to have Bernese Mountain Dogs, so Charley girl seems like a perfect fit. He has a large plot of land to roam, and a niece who visits regularly - so Charley will get her fill of the littles, too. Enjoy the east coast, Charley! THANK YOU, KARI & FAMILY, FOR FOSTERING THIS BEAUTIFUL PRINCESS!

Toro the young black brindle Neapolitan Mastiff has found his forever home in Denver, Colorado. He'll be the only dog for Mike and Denise, which means he will get all the attention he needs to grow into a loved and well-behaved companion.

Goliath, the 3-year-old Mastiff/Anatolian mix, is one lucky fella! He was found wandering as a stray pulling a heavy chain, but from the very beginning he loved people. This sweet boy will never go hungry again, and will be loved and appreciated by Shawna in Westminster, Colorado. He will also have a fursibling, Delilah, to love on and take care of. He will so enjoy having his own family to love on and play with. It will nothing but a great life for him.

Cane Corso, Eenie, was sadly being sold in a parking lot. A veterinarian thought it would be much better for BDHP to foster her and her brothers and sisters. What a rescue that was! Poor little pups sold in parking lots can be walking into less than loving homes - very bad plight for them. So, now little Eenie will be joining a family with three children, all under 10 years old who will love and play with her.

Mojo the Great Pyrenees Mix recently found a lot of his own magical mojo when he was adopted by Victoria and William of Fort Collins, Colorado! He'll get to be part of a very loving, active family, as he'll get to go running, camping, and hiking with the crew. He will also learn to love their two cats, Jermaine and Bret. The children know how to treat a dog with respect, and that's exactly what Mojo is looking for. Congratulations on your new home, Mojo!

Yay for Sammie the Great Dane mix! She gets to “retire” in Florida and live with Jessica and Samuel. Sammie will have a great time with her fursibling (shepherd mix) who is very playful, and she will also have 2 feline friends to watch over. Sammie couldn’t have found a better home! THANK YOU, DAPHNE & CAMP BOW WOW, FOR FOSTERING THIS PLAYFUL PUP!

Well, my other people who dumped me may have not appreciated my attributes such as my beautiful black and white coat, my sweet disposition, etc. etc. etc.  But thanks to BDHP this is my lucky day because a wonderful Psychologist (that means he will be in tune with my personality) has stepped forward to bring me into his home in Pueblo Colorado. Maxwell will be my four legged brother and boy will we have fun!  I won't be too crazy with him because he is a little older, even though they say he's pretty patient.

Badger is my name and digging is not my game - unless there are some fun looking wildlife in my sights. That's what happened in my last home and they just couldn't solve the problem.   My previous parents brought me to BDHP so they could find a better yard for me with a loving family. So, I'm on my way to Nevada to Wendy, Robert and a new four legged brother, Zeke.  My new family has had Newfies over 30 years.

Sean & Laura of Longmont, Colorado are shouting from the rooftops to let everyone know they are the proud new parents of Patches the Newfoundland/Great Pyrenees mix! Patches has 2 human siblings named McKenna and Adison who can't wait to spoil him and Rolo the Pointer mix as his new 4-legged brother. Someone is home most of the time and they are previous adopters who have owned both a Newfoundland and Tibetan Mastiff so he is in wonderful, experienced hands.

Oh my goodness! Aggie the Pyrenees mix puppy has an awesome home with Audrey in Kentucky. Her new mom loves to take her dogs with her everywhere she can, so Aggie and her big sister Sequoia, a Newfie, will have plenty of adventures. She will also help Sequoia take care of her mom’s horses. When not out and about or playing with her fur sister, Aggie will nap wherever she chooses, either in the large yard or in her mom’s bed. This little girl couldn’t ask for a better forever life. THANK YOU, MEAGHAN, FOR FOSTERING THIS GOOFY GIRL!

Graham the Newfoundland was the perfect fit for foster turned forever family, Cheryl & John, of Windsor, Colorado. They just recently lost their last Newfoundland at 10 years of age and Gertie and Todd the rabbits were lonely without their bear rug to snuggle with. They have also owned a Saint Bernard so this family is no stranger to drool and hair and he fits right in! We are so happy he has found his happy ending and wish them all the best!

Mya the senior Mastiff Mix was very sad when she had to say goodbye to her family. However, she is now going to have an even better life. Amie and Mike of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska are so pleased to add this gal to the pack. They have two other giant breed dogs who love her already. The family has a lot of experience, so her care will be the best possible. We couldn't recommend a safer, more loving and attentive home than with this family.

I thought finding a home for me would be a real, tough job.  Not too many people want a 6 year old Newfoundland who has hip displaysia and an old knee injury.  Surprise, surprise, I have a new home!  Two human parents, Melinda and Lewis, and two Newf siblings - that is just more than great!  Even though I will be an Arizonian, the weather is cool at night there and my new parents love to play with their Newfs when it's cool.  These are Newfie peop

Grace the Pyr mix will be joining a wonderful family in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mom's a nurse, Dad's in the Air Force, and the 'kids' are an Aussie Shepherd and a Husky, who will help Gracie to grow in confidence and learn how to play and enjoy being a well loved dog in a safe and secure home. Clear blue skies ahead for our sweet Grace who had a lonely start to life, hearts full of love just for you, beautiful girl.

Homer the young great Dane is on his way to Broomfield, Colorado to join Kimberly and Clinton in his forever home. Homer will not only be the center of attention but his new parents have lots of giant breed experience so he's going to be in great hands. Homer will enjoy a free room during the day and will be able to sleep wherever he wants at night.

Tater Tot, the Cane Corso, is so lucky! He will be living with Katie and Matt in Omaha, Nebraska. There he will enjoy playing with his fursibling and getting a lot of belly rubs and walks. Katie and Matt are familiar with the giant breeds so little Tater Tot will get the positive re-enforcement training, leadership and socialization he needs as he continues to grow up. It will be a great life for this “little” guy!

Moses the Great Pyrenees mix didn't need to part any seas to find his forever home - he'll be heading to Fort Collins, Colorado with Elisa and Rodger! They're both vet techs with lots of large-breed experience, so Moses will get all the behavioral and medical attention he needs for the rest of his years. He'll get to hang out with his new pack - an Anatolian Shepherd mix, two Beagles, and two cats. He'll also have nice, fenced-in yard to romp in.

Sloan is one lucky, merle Great Dane!!  This beautiful 2 year old gal will now have an older, 7 year Dane, to show her the ropes in her new forever home.  Brian, her new two legged owner, has received glowing reviews.  He loves his Luke and can't wait to add another Great Dane to their family.  He and his partner are definitely partial to this breed and they can even sleep in the bed if they like (when not relaxing on one of their dog beds)!&nbs

Holy moley, Cash the Mastiff has found the bestest forever home ever. He came to BDHPI and his foster parents after his family had no room for him. After some time, it seemed that he became a part of the family. Now they are making it official. Cara and Andrew of Peyton, Colorado took in this pup and now he's going to be their newest member. They have three children who adore this boy, and he's going to be the only furry child for awhile.

Woo-woo, go Mr. Duke! This boy left a big family to end up with a small, super loving one. Karli and Eric of Denver, Colorado could not wait to add this lug to their family portrait. He now has a new "big" sister named Wilma to show him around. These two also own a brewery in the area, so we might be seeing this dude's face on logos. Duke will have a nice yard to play in, a couch to lay on and plenty of treats to help him grow.

Duke the Daniff apparently found his forever home without knowing! This darling Daniff came to rescue from a Craigslist buyoff, and he was pretty scared to start. However, with the patience and love of his foster parents, he bloomed into an amazing dog. Now they have decided this beautiful boy is staying with them for life. Alexis and Michael of Black Hawk, Colorado are so happy to add this boy to their family. They have two dogs and a cat for Duke to spend time with, and they're a very experienced big dog family.

As we like to say, once a big dog fan, always a big dog fan! Lissa from Florence, Arizona is a previous BDHP adopter, and she chose to add Bella the Great Dane to her home! Bella will get to roam around on a farm and hang out with a cat and a horse. Not to mention visit with two grandkids a couple of days each week. Lissa is excited to have another Dane to love, and we know Bella will have an amazing life with her! THANK YOU, EMILY, FOR FOSTERING THIS TALL DRINK OF WATER!

Thor the Boerboel Mastiff is happily with his new family, Melissa, Steven, and their kiddos, Taylor, JT, and Braxton in Elkhorn, Nebraska. Melissa works from home, so someone is with the pups pretty much all the time.  They used to own a St. Bernard named Deuce and currently have a Mastiff name Gemma and Maggie the Maltipoo, so he is in wonderful, experienced hands! THANK YOU, LAURA & FAMILY, FOR FOSTERING THIS AWESOME DUDE!

Pablo, the 3 year old Bullmastiff, is going from life as a stray to a safe and secure home. He will have Rastafarian, a 1 year old Great Dane, to play with and Jodi and Matthew have lots of giant breed experience. He will love his new home in Colorado Springs where he will get to sleep indoors at night, and play safely in a yard with a six foot fence. Pablo, life is looking bright and colorful for you! THANK YOU, LAURA, FOR FOSTERING THIS BIG LUG!

Haley, our sweet little Great Pyrenees pup, now has an ideal home and a big Pyr brother to learn from! Travis and Jessie from Colorado Springs, Colorado chose to add Haley to their family, and she's one lucky girl! Bear the Pyr will show her the ropes and romp with her in a fenced back yard. She'll get to go on walks and mingle with the neighbors. Have a long and wonderful life, Haley! THANK YOU, HEATHER, FOR FOSTERING THIS SNUGGLE BUG!

Obi the Great Dane has hit the jackpot with his new mom and dad—Jeremy and Caitlin in Omaha, Nebraska. This sweet boy will have another fursibling to play with in addition to going for walks and playtime. In addition, he’ll have all the belly rubs he could ask for, and you know, belly rubs are an absolutely must! You will have a wonderful rest of your life Obi! Thank you, Debra, for fostering this big baby!

Storm the Great Dane has a wonderful forever home with Randi in West Jordan, Utah. Randi is an experienced with giant breeds and is currently owned by Leona, a Great Dane. Storm is going to have a wonderful time with her fursibling and will get to go with her and her mom to work on occasion. Or she will get to have fun at daycare or with her grandparents and their dogs Mickey and Roxie.

WOOHOO, Skye the Great Dane's patience has finally paid off! After three years waiting, her forever mama has finally come along. Courtney of Fort Collins, Colorado and her roommate are ready to welcome this special girl into their home and family. Courtney grew up in a family that has rescued dogs her entire life, so she knows the signs and ways to help make the pup a part of her family.

What's better than one big dog? Two big dogs, of course! Katie and Steve from Omaha, Nebraska already have a Bullmastiff named Rosie, who checks in at about 135 pounds. They chose to add our sweet Tucker the Great Dane to their pack, and he's a hearty 119-ish pounds! Tucker will have a lot of fun playing with Rosie, who is very active. He'll get to meet some family members who live nearby and be able to romp in a nice, fenced-in backyard.