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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

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 journey...to 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.

Marva the Great Dane went from scared and alone to a wonderful family where she is happy, outgoing and loved! Jolene and Greg of Highlands Ranch, Colorado took in this girl as a foster. It took about a week for them to decide she was the perfect dog to foster fail with. This family has fostered a few Danes for BDHPI, so they know how to take excellent care of Marva. There are also two children in the home for Marva to love on. This girl is so glad she got out of a bad situation and into this amazing home.

Lloyd has a home! This mellow, sweet St. Bernard is going to live with George and Pamela in Casper, Wyoming. They are a retired couple who have owned Saints before and are lonely without a big slobbery giant in the home. So, Lloyd is the lucky fellow who will have his mom and dad around for belly rubs and kisses for most of the day. Talk about spoiled. He may not have any fursiblings, but he will have visiting children to love on and “nanny” over.

Bruce the Mastiff Mix found his perfect forever home without even knowing! He came to BDHPI and his foster family after his owners surrendered him. He had a lot of skin issues and looked very underweight. Once he got to his foster mama, he started to gain weight and look tons better. Samantha of Denver, Colorado fell in love with this adorable boy and so she's decided to make him a member of the family.

Wendy the Saint Bernard, your future is as bright as a sunny day! This sweet girl had a rough start in life because of owner neglect. But thanks to a good Samaritan who scooped her up and brought her to BDHP, Wendy was able to get healthy and find a wonderful forever home with Jeremiah and Megan. Wendy will be joining another BDHP alum, Maggie Mae the Saint Bernard. We are sure these two sister Saints will be blissfully happy to play together and enjoy the healthy and happy life that all dogs deserve. THANK YOU, MOLLY& BRIAN, FOR FOSTERING THIS SWEET ANGEL!

Cooper the Saint Bernard is so happy to have stopped jumping around homes. He is now off to live with Leslie of Boulder, Colorado. Leslie has two grandchildren that Cooper will get to play with, and her daughter is a wonderful lady so extra love every day! Leslie owned a Doberman before, so she knows Cooper is big and needs some special kind of love. He can't wait to live in this amazing home with these people. THANK YOU, BOBBI, FOR FOSTERING THIS GENTLE GIANT!

I have a new dad to snuggle with, everyone! Piper the Great Dane mix pup here, letting everyone know that this gal has found a wonderful forever home! My new human is Kevin from Edgewater, Colorado. He came to a BDHP event and started falling in love with the giant breeds… and the next thing you know, we found out we were a perfect match! I have a lot of space to roam in my new house, and so many new canine neighbor friends.

Sweet Roxie the Neo Mastiff was rescued by BDHP at a young age and we are happy to report she will have a nice long life of freedom, security, and love with her new home with Jayme and Franklyn, in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Roxie will share her new home with a a six year old girl who is looking forward to having a companion dog, and a border collie. Roxie will enjoy lots of walks, a backyard to play in and a family that has giant breed experience and understands the needs of a Mastiff. Roxie, we wish you a long and happy life in your new home!

Maisy, Maisy you'll soon be enjoying chasing daisies in Moody, Missouri with Teri and Steve, and their 8 year old Lab/Dane mix, Cody. Maisy will have plenty of room to romp around her new home which sits on ten acres. Teri and Steve have giant breed experience and are home most of the time, so Maisy will enjoy having someone around to play and keep her company. Maisy went from roaming the streets as a stray, rescued by BDHP, to ranch living in a loving home.

"Sweet Sadie, Sweet Sadie won't you come home to me!" That's Dianna, Sadie's forever momma singing a song to welcome Sadie the 3 year-old black Newfoundland dog, to her new home in Apex, North Carolina. Sadie is going to love being a Southern girl, I bet she'll pick up the accent in no time at all!

Brody the Great Pyrenees Mix went from a home who didn't love his barking to a family who is more than happy to enjoy his voice! Ann and David of Omaha, Nebraska previously owned a golden retriever, and she was just as special as Brody. This boy will have a wonderful family, including two children, and he will be the only furry person in the house. There are also cats somewhere in the house, but Brody will be too busy loving on the humans to notice.

Missy the Anatolian Shepherd is so pleased to have found the perfect fit home. She came to rescue because she loved to adventure, which meant 4-foot fences were a breeze. Now she's off to live with a family who has tons of experience with Anatolians and the proper backyard for her. Deborah and Keith of Wichita, Kansas are long-time volunteers & fosters with BDHPI, and they have an Anatolian named Preacher who will show Missy what is or isn't OK in the house.

Buddy the Bernese Mountain Dog is so pleased to have found a home. After coming to a shelter after a couple minor and provoked bite incidents, he was scared stiff and wouldn't have had a prayer without BDHPI taking a chance on him. Once he came into rescue, this boy started to show his adorable self to his foster family. It went so well that they've decided this darling boy is staying put with them.