skip to content

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

Hello, everyone! It's me, Schatzi the Great Dane, wanting to let you know about my amazing new fur-ever home! I'll be living with Angelica in Colville, Washington! She currently has an 11-year-old Dane named Duke, and I really look forward to hanging out with my new older brother. I have a large backyard with a tall fence to keep me safe, and a very experienced Dane owner. She loves the personality we Danes have, and who wouldn't?

Woot-woot, someone has come along to grant Aurora her long wish. This girl is going to join Alexandra and Buffy in Northglenn, Colorado. They have two children for her to get tons of love from. The family is still in pain over the loss of their last dog, so Aurora will help to fill the hole in their hearts. We also hear that Aurora will be serenaded on occasion and taken on wonderful daily walks. We're so pleased this girl found a forever home and wish her the best.

Well, Buddy needs a buddy!  Looks like I am the lucky pick!  I am Wiley, the Great Dane, not the coyote. That was a joke!  Buddy is a Wheaten Terrier who I am very anxious to meet.  I would like a friend of my species to hang out with in my new home in Aurora, Colorado. Eric, Jennifer and Gillian will be my wonderful humans and I'm told there will also be a few cats in the mix. The story is that this family loves its dogs very much. I can't wait to be loved and cared for and not be part of such as large pack as I was in the past.

The only place where a failure is actually a success is within a rescue group - a foster failure. Jojo, our Great Pyrenees pup. is the luckiest!  He will stay with his foster family who love him so much they can't give him up. He adores Aspen the Lab and Everest the Aussie who are his new 4 legged siblings. Such a happy ending and beginning to Jojo's tale!

Michael, Emily, and their three children of Fort Pierre, South Dakota are now the proud new owners of Laura the English Mastiff! They volunteer for a local rescue and used to foster so they are well aware of the adjustment period and know exactly what she'll need to live a long and happy life with them. Laura joins Lady the Newfoundland/Lab mix, Simon the Lab, 3 cats, 2 mini horses and a fish so there will be plenty of siblings to keep her company.

Oh, what a wonderful happy song Rhythm has to sing! This darling Neapolitan Mastiff Mix came from a puppy mill situation and to a wonderful foster family. After learning the ropes for a bit, he found an amazing family to take him home. Christopher of Aurora, Colorado is pleased to welcome this darling addition to his pack. He has two other dogs in the home who will teach Rhythm how things work. He also previously owned BDHPI alum Butch, who sadly passed away recently. He knows what Rhythm will need to become the bestest dog ever.

Oh happy day for Kava the Neapolitan Mastiff. She will be living with Rod in Martinez, Califormia. Rod is retired so Kava will have long days of cuddles and snuggles. She will also be hiking with him on trials and go anywhere with him a dog is allowed to go. Rod is giant breed experienced and has been described as always putting his dog first…in everything. Kava will have the best of life with Rod and will know nothing but the love she so well deserves. THANK YOU, KELLI, FOR FOSTERING THIS LOYAL PROTECTOR!

Dave & Lucy of Lincoln, Nebraska are thrilled to report the arrival of their newest addition, Moose the English Mastiff! He joins their other dog Stella the Bullmastiff and Lucy is home during the day which means constant companionship for this lucky guy.

Woohoo, Frosty the Great Pyrenees is gonna have a hot start to summer. After this boy's previous dad couldn't keep him due to extensive travel for work, he waited for someone to find him. That ended up being Lisa of Silt, Colorado. Lisa recently became a widow, and now Frosty will help comfort her. She lives on a beautiful eight acres with a dog house that's ACTUALLY a house. She is amazing dog owner, and Frosty could not be luckier to have her.

Lizzy, one of our Great Danes and five years old should be the perfect match for Christina and Scott in Fort Collins, Colorado.  They're accustomed to huge dogs and are so happy that Lizzy gets along with other dogs as one of their previous ones didn't and that can cause problems. Both their dogs lived to ripe old ages and now without a dog in the house they feel a big void.  Lizzy has a void in her life as well without people to call her own.

Moe, the Cane Corso, has a great home with Tara and Nathan in Denver, Colorado. Tara works from home unless she has to go out on a call. This means that Moe will have his mommy home to love on him whenever he wants and to work on training. He also has Pepper, a 3-year-old hound mix, to show him the ropes and play with. Other days, Moe and Pepper will have fun on hikes and going here and there with their mom and dad. This little boy has hit the jackpot! Thank you, Christy, for fostering this boy wonder!

Mario the Great Dane has scored the jackpot after his former life with a breeder and limited socialization. He will be living a life of whatever he wants and needs with Rand in Aurora, Colorado. His new mom is a veterinarian which means only the best of care and she has owned the breed for more than 12 years so he is in very experienced hands. Mario also joins his hockey teammates and new Great Dane siblings, Maurice, Gretzky, Jari, and Neely.

Beautiful Paris the young Merle Great Dane is heading to the Great White Way, no not Broadway, Alberta, Canada! She will become a lovingly spoiled center of the universe for Danielle and Chris, who hare experienced Great Dane parents and know how to create a positive happy home for their new pup. Paris, you won't need the City of Lights, because your future couldn't look any brighter! THANK YOU, JOEY & WEEGIE, FOR FOSTERING THIS POCKET DANE GIRL!

Chris, the fluffy Great Pyrenees pup who stole all of our hearts, has landed in the most ideal home he could have! Kelly and Chris from Wichita, Kansas, have welcomed little Chris into their hearts and their home. Kelly is a BDHP volunteer and certified animal behaviorist. Their family includes four dogs - Snidely, Prada, Dolly Madison, and Domino. Chris will get to learn from canine buddies and romp around on five acres of land.

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.