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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

I'm Spirit the Great Pyrenees, and while my spirit was a little broken before BDHP saved me, I can certainly say I'm in high spirits now, because I've been adopted! Diane and Walt from Middletown, Delaware chose me to add to their pack, and what a pack it is! I'm joining five other dogs (Rooney, a Shepherd mix; Hershey, a Lab mix; Libby, a Beagle mix; Tyra, a Newfoundland; and Roscoe, a Great Pyrenees mix), two pot-bellied pigs, and a cat.

Izzy the 9-month-old Great Dane has a wonderful home with Angela and Melanie in McDonogh Georgia. They are experienced giant breed owners who know, and understand, the needs of this special breed. As a young pup Izzy has all the “puppyhood” one expects and Angela and Melanie are prepared for the training and socialization Izzy will need to grow up into a well-mannered lady. Yes, Izzy has found her perfect home! Happy New Year Izzy! THANK YOU, HEATHER, FOR FOSTERING THIS SPUNKY MONKEY!

I'm Holly the Anatolian Shepherd mix who was picked up as a stray. But I'm a stray no more, as Ayla and Rob from Page, Arizona saw me and adopted me! My new humans are wonderful, as they volunteer at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah. They have large breed experience, a large (and fenced-in) backyard where I can romp, and even a covered patio where I can rest after those romps.

Bunny the adorable Harlequin Great Dane has hopped (or rather zoomed!) down the bunny trail to her forever home. Kent and Mari have giant breed experience, they had a Great Dane who passed away recently. They currently have a Springer Spaniel with lots of energy to serve as her new playmate and two cats to snuggle with. Mari works from home, so Bunny will have lots of companionship during the day. The best way to look toward spring?

Matilda the Neapolitan Mastiff has found her perfect home. She came to rescue after being auctioned off by a breeder. After living with her fosters for awhile, they decided she simply had to stay. Heather, John and their 4 kids of Kansas City, Missouri are so happy to have this adorable girl as a permanent member of their family. She joins Ruger the Golden, Ruby the Mastiff, and Earl the Yorkiepoo as her new 4 legged friends.  Matilda will surely gets lots of love, attention, treats and the best life a dog could ask for.

Don't tell my fellow canine peeps, but I found a new home with two feline friends, and I couldn't be happier! Gracie the Saint Bernard/Great Pyrenees mix here to let everyone know that Sharene and Brad from Strasburg, Colorado chose me to add to their family! Brad runs a doggy daycare, so he has had a lot of experience - including with us giant breeds.

Zion the Great Dane/Mastiff mix is now happily with Ryan, his new mom, in Denver Colorado. She has no other pets so he'll be the apple of her eye, but she does dog sit regularly and he'll have plenty of playmates. She looks forward to spoiling him rotten with all the love and attention a guy could dream of and we couldn't be happier for him! THANK YOU, LAURA & FAMILY, FOR FOSTERING THIS PLAYFUL PUP!

Penny the Dogue de Bordeaux has been scooped up, and she's so happy! Once she got to her foster home, her mama decided she was a perfect new addition and she reminded her so much of her recent Bullmastiff who was also adopted from BDHPI. Kalee of Denver, Colorado is so pleased to have Penny join her family. She has a pug that will teach Penny the basics of living in the home. Kalee has previous experience working with Mastiffs, so she knows how to make Penny into an amazing dog. Penny has won the jackpot!

My former owner loved me enough to let BDHP find me a better furever home, and that's just what I've found! Franklin the St. Bernard here to let you all know that Melinda from Waverly, Minnesota, who is a big fan of my breed, chose me to head up north and live with her. She had a beloved St. Bernard named Heidi Bear who went to the Rainbow Bridge earlier this year, so I'm hoping we can help each other with the heart-healing process.

Sometimes, life just works out perfectly. Luna the Great Dane here to tell you about my perfect story. Vicki from Erie, Colorado understood my needs and thought I'd fit right in with her family, so now I can really blossom! I have two older human children - one boy and one girl - to bond with. There are four rescue cats that I'll love getting to know better.

Hanai the Cane Corso is doing a joyous dance at his news. He first came to rescue when dropped at a shelter by his former owner. After spending some day days there, he came to rescue for lots of love and attention, along with his new buddy, Hercules. Now he is off to live with Alan in Deerfield Beach, Florida and Hercules, too! Alan is a very experienced giant breed owner, so he will be able to handle the two big boys. Alan recently lost his last two dogs, so he will get double the comfort and attention from these two dogs.

Hercules the Bullmastiff has found his perfect Tom Hanks buddy in his new fur-ever Dad, Alan! Alan has lots of giant breed experience and his job allows him the flexibility to be home and with Hercules for most of the day. He is also adopting his best foster buddy/house mate, Hanai, so he'll have a canine companion as well! We think this new buddy film will be as popular as the original and Hercules will be the loved star he was always wanted to be. See you in the movies Hercules and Alan! THANK YOU, ELIZABETH & FAMILY, FOR FOSTERING THIS HUNK!

Happy New Year, Gypsy, you gorgeous Boston Merle Great Dane! You will be spending your future days in the beautiful mountains around Conifer, Colorado with Daniel and Debbi! You'll enjoy romping around 5 acres and enjoying the companionship of Linuis a 14 year old Chihuahua and a 10 year old Greyhound. Doesn't that sound like a fun house?

Boone will be enjoying the high desert life in Pueblo, Colorado with Maissy the Lab and his fur-ever Mom, Jessica. Jessica is home four days a week and when she's working the other three, a dog sitter makes sure that Maissy and Boone will get out and about. Boone will love living in the high country and will soon enjoy long walks and the fun of being king of his southwest castle. THANK YOU, KATI & DALE, FOR FOSTERING THIS LOYAL PUP!

I know there's a Curious George, but maybe you should call me Happy George. Because that's what I am, now that Tricia and Frank from Littleton, Colorado adopted me, George, the Great Dane/Mastiff mix! At my new home, I join an 8-year-old Mastiff/Bloodhound mix buddy named Andy, a feline friend who I'll enjoy getting to know, and an adult boy!

My name is Duke, but I'm feeling more like a king these days after Celeste and Christopher chose to adopt me! I'll be resting these lanky Great Dane-mix bones at my new home in Aurora, Colorado, and I have a big, fenced-in yard to play in. I'll also get to grow up with a human little person, so that's pretty neat.
Daisy the Great Dane lady here to let everyone know how my life came up all daisies recently when Ronna and Mark from Reno, Nevada chose me to adopt! That's right, sweet ol' me! My new furever humans have lots of giant breed experience, have dealt with many canine medical issues over the years, and they simply understand us and love us - especially us seniors!

Henry, the senior Fawn Great Dane has a wonderful home to start the new year. He will be living with Ronna in Reno Nevada, where his aging bones can soak up the sun on lazy days after a walk or play time at the dog park and at home with his new sister, Daisy the Great Dane. Henry will also have the sole attention of his parents and enjoy camping trips. This is one lucky boy who will have the best place a dog could wish for.

Poppie the Great Dane is pleased to announce his great news. He came to rescue from a bad situation, and he needed lots of help. After coming to his foster family, he received plenty of attention, love and food. Now he is getting that adoration forever. Chrissy and Josh of Parker, Colorado are long-time fosters for the rescue, so Poppie will learn the best from her two fellow dogs, as well as influence future fosters.

Once a BDHP adopter, always a BDHP adopter. I'm so glad that my new furever family, Della and her husband from Centennial, Colorado, chose me, Marmaduke the Great Dane, to add to their family! I'll get to hang out with Nessa the Dane (a BDHP alum), and help their hearts heal after recently having to let Belle the Labradoodle and Rex (formerly Henry/Emmit) the Dane mix (also a BDHP alum) go to the Rainbow Bridge. I think Nessa and I will be BFFs, but I'll also have a human boy to play with in my fenced back yard!

Coming from the middle of the country, I never thought I'd see a coast. Much less the east coast and a beach! Yes, April from Monmouth Beach, New Jersey chose me, Olivia the Mastiff, to join her on the beach! Can you imagine? My new human mom has large breed experience, and she's wonderful lady who does some dog walking for friends, treating those dogs as if they were her own. It's a perfect match for me, and I'll be loved soooo much!

Piper the Cane Corso is so pleased to announce her big news for 2017! She came to BDHPI after being dropped off at a shelter. She had a lot of puppy energy, so she needed a family to help her grow and learn. Her foster parents started the work, and then they realized they couldn't let go of this darling girl. Lacy and Amanda of Carbondale, Colorado are happy to welcome this doll into their home. She will be an only dog, so all the attention will be hers.

Sissy the Mastiff mix is so glad to start 2017 on such a high note. Life didn’t start out well for this sweet girl, and it has made her timid and nervous in new situation. Her new parents, Lisa and Tom of Denver Colorado, understand this and will continue to help her gain confidence. Daily walks will be enjoyed by all and the quiet lifestyle will be just the kind that Sissy will relish in. Yes, life will be nothing but blue skies for this sweet girl.

Darcy the English mastiff is pleased to announce she has found her forever family! She was an unclaimed stray at a shelter, so she came to BDHPI to find the home for her. After spending time with her foster mama, it was decided that she is going to stay put with the family. Emily of Bryan, Texas is a long-time foster parent for the rescue, and so Darcy will learn a lot from current fosters and future ones as well.

Fluff the Great Pyrenees puppy is starting the year off right! He came to Big Dogs after his previous owner surrendered him due to medical issues. He was diagnosed with a few heart conditions so he needed some help and time to recover. When he came to his foster mama, she immediately fell in love, and now he is staying with her family. Catherine and Peter of Parker, Colorado are so happy to add this adorable white fluff to their family.

Aya the Saint Bernard mix is going to great forever home! Lisa of Council Bluffs, Iowa will be adding this adorable girl to her family. She has her BDHP alum Ranger the mastiff mix, along with two kitties for Ava to play & hang out with. Aya will get grow up around an amazing dog, and as more foster dogs come into the home, she'll learn tons from them. She is so happy BDHPI took her mama and her in.

Bella, the Great Dane puppy, has a wonderful home with Steve and Toby in Littleton, Colorado. She will have 2 feline fursiblings and will have her very own Mastiff mix sister , also a BDHPI Alum, to play with. Play time is very important to this high energy pup, and she will have a good time. Going for walks is also on the list of fun things to do as is positive reinforcement obedience training, which every pup needs. She is going to have a great life.

Vinny the Great Dane puppy would like to announce his holiday news. He was surrendered when his owner couldn't pay for seizure treatments. Now he is going home to grow up with Joanne and Michael of Denver, Colorado. He will be an only child, as their previous dog passed away. They have experience raising a dog from puppyhood and know training is a must with dogs, so Vinny will learn how to be a good dog from day one. He is so excited to have found his home in time for Christmas. THANK YOU, CLARE & FAMILY, FOR FOSTERING THIS LOVER BOY!

I wasn't quite sure what being a spoiled inside dog meant, but now I know! Maggie the Great Dane here to let everyone know my own Christmas story - I've been adopted by Peggy in Denver, Colorado! After losing her Dane/Lab mix to tumor complications recently, she needed someone to fill the hole in her heart, and I'm up to the task! I have a 7-year-old Dachshund to pal around with and I'll have lots of visitors to make friends with.

Kevin the Newfoundland has gotten his wish for 2017! He came to BDHPI from a breeding situation, and he was so glad to be done with that. After spending time with his foster family, he's decided this is the place to stay forever. Susie and Dave of Shawnee, Kansas are so happy to keep this darling in their home. They are fosters, so any new dogs coming into rescue will have Kevin's amazing example to learn from.

Remington (aka Remi) the English Mastiff is pleased to announce his amazing Christmas present! He came to Big Dogs Huge Paws, scared and ready to learn how to grow as a dog. After spending some time with his foster family, they decided he is their perfect Christmas gift, so he's staying put! Susie and Gary of Parker, Colorado are pleased to add this adorable pup to their family.

Humphrey the Akbash/Pyrenees mix is starting his New Year on the perfect note. He came back to rescue when his owner became terminally ill. Once back in rescue, he came to live with a wonderful mama who has decided to not let him go. Amanda of Dacono, Colorado is a long time foster and will take amazing care of Humphrey. She has two other dogs in the home who will be showing this pup the ropes. He will also be an example for any other fosters that come into the home. He is so happy to have landed in this place.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Especially for Sparky (aka Buddy) the 2-year-old Mastiff mix. He will spend the rest of his days playing with his fursibling, Hank, who is 8 months. Sparky will be living with Lee and Genny in Lincoln, Nebraska, and they understand his temptation to counter surf and explore the trash can. So, as in his foster home, those opportunities will be prevented.

What a wonderful time of year for Axe, the St. Bernard. This boy is going to an experienced home and will be living the rest of his days with Lindsay and Jay in Doniphan, Nebraska. He will be the sole owner of all belly rubs and will enjoy his daily walks. It is also in the plans to train Axe to help Lindsay detect an oncoming migraine before they hit. Life couldn’t possibly be any better for this sweet boy. Merry Christmas Axe!

Hoss the Dogue de Bordeaux has had his Christmas wish answered. He came into rescue after his owner couldn't care for him anymore. He was treated for heartworm, and now he's feeling much better. After spending a couple months with his foster parents, they've decided to keep him in the family. Mary Jo and Michael of Brighton, Colorado are long time members of BDHPI, so they know exactly what Hoss needs.

Bruce, the 4 to 5-year old Mastiff mix, will never be alone or lonely again. He came to Big Dogs Huge Paws as a stray and in very poor condition. Now his life of care and love will continue with his new mom Julia, a veterinarian, in Englewood, New Mexico. She will make sure he has everything he needs to manage his allergies and be as comfortable as possible. He will also have the company of another dog Hannah and Lucy the cat. A true Velcro dog, he will be able to be with his mom and fursiblings all day long and enjoy walks on 9 acres of ground.

Paisley, the 10-month-old Neo puppy has a wonderful home with Kimberly and Rick in Aurora, Colorado. Paisley previously lived the life of a puppy mill puppy. A very sad time. But now her life will never again be the same. Kimberly and Rick are giant breed experienced and they do understand that dogs can have issues when their previous life was not a good one, and they will continue to help Paisley overcome and triumph.

I'm glad I got to stay in Colorado, because I love this white, fluffy stuff you humans call "snow!" It's me, Bella the Newfoundland, telling my wonderful adoption story. Carolyn and Robert from Littleton, Colorado saw me and picked me to add to their pack. I'll join three other dogs - Stella, a 4-year-old Boston Terrier/Pug mix; Sarge, a 14-year-old Boston Terrier/Pug mix; and Gracie, a Carolina Dog mix.

Cole the Newfie mix is pleased to announce his holiday wish has come true. He came to BDHPI after being found by police on the side of the road, with a gash and other injuries. After going through treatment for his ailments, he will now be spending the rest of his happy days with Tyrene and Brian of Centennial, Colorado. They have three other dogs, and one is super excited to have an active playmate.

Bailey the St Bernard/Great Pyrenees mix is pleased to announce he has a home for Christmas! He came to BDHPI after being put in a shelter by his previous owners. When he came to rescue, he was placed with a wonderful family who helped him to settle in and learn some tricks. Now they've realized he is a permanent member of their family, so he's staying forever. Gino and Bianca of Denver, Colorado will be spoiling this darling boy rotten. He has two kitty siblings, both of whom have warmed up to the dog.