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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've got that Mona Lisa smile back, in a big way! Thanks to Jayen, I, Mona Lisa the St. Bernard, have a new home in Wellington, Colorado! He owned a St. Bernard in the past and was ready to adopt another gentle giant, so I'm happy to make his dream come true. Oh, and I also have a brand new rescue buddy, a very young St. Bernard/German Shepherd mix! That'll keep me on my large lady toes.

Chubby the Cane Corso has found his perfect forever home. He came to rescue after his previous owners couldn't care for him properly. Now he is going to live with Adam and Alicia of Spring Hill, Kansas. He will be an only child, as the family lost a Great Dane mix and Bullmastiff to bone cancer. They also have a son who can grow up and learn to be Chubby's best friend.

Mega (aka Otto) the 5-month-old English Mastiff has a wonderful forever home with Michael and Kellie in Burbank South Dakota. Michael and Kellie are experienced giant breed owners who understand the needs of dogs with challenges. Mega is young and was neglected prior to coming to rescue and his new forever home, so his new parents will help him develop through positive re-enforcement training and structure.

Hi there it's Cassius with some awesome news! I was rescued from an abuse situation and then my rescuer had a lot of bad health issues, so I came to rescue. Now I am going to live with Victoria and Sergio of Parker, Colorado. They have three other dogs for me to hang around, but there is also plenty of space for me to sleep quietly when needed. I'm so glad to have found this home and family.

Harley the Senior Dane will be zooming to Post Falls, Idaho to join her Lawnie, Richard, and her new fur-ever family which includes a German Shepherd, Bullmastiff, and other foster dogs. In other words, Harley will enjoy being part of a big happy canine family. Harley's golden years will full of new friends and a comfortable home. Happy trails, Harley! THANK YOU, JOEY & WEEGIE, FOR FOSTERING THIS REGAL GAL!

Romulus the Merle Great Dane has a forever home that is out of this world! He is a spry 3-year old who wants to be the leader, loves men, and dogs (once he gets to know them through proper introductions) and loves to play. He's heading to Lincoln, Nebraska where he will join Andrew and Julie and their dog, Rocco! Andrew and Julie have lots of giant breed experience, so Romulus will be in great hands.

Talk about changing a lady's life… I went from being a discarded breeding dog to a loving forever home in Morrison, Colorado! Erin and Brian, my new humans, have a whole lot of Great Dane experience, and they chose me, Rapunzel the Dane, to be their new addition. They don't have any other dogs right now, and that's fine with me - I'll enjoy being cared for and spoiled!

Life wasn’t so easy for Mr. Feeny the Great Pyrenees mix. During his 2 – 3 years of life he suffered a broken shoulder and was left abandoned. All that has changed for this wonderful boy. He will be going to live the life dreams are made of with Lisa in Arvada, Colorado. He will have a fur sibling to play with. Daily walks and training to be a service dog are also in his future. Life couldn’t not have taken a better turn for this boy.

Porkchop the Dogue de Bordeaux here with the best news! I came back to rescue after my adopting family felt they weren't right for me. That was okay, though, because I came to an awesome foster family. Now I get to be part of the family forever. Carroll and Doug of Colorado Springs are long-time fosters for BDHPI, so they know exactly what kind of care I need and will give me tons of love. They also have other big dogs in the home whom I'm learning the ropes from, so I then can be a great example for new fosters. Thank you Big Dogs for placing me with this perfect family.

Mandy the Newfoundland is so pleased to have found her perfect fit. She came to rescue when her owner passed, and the others couldn't care for her. She had special needs and waited for a home that would work with her. Now she's going to live with Judy and Todd of Madison, Wisconsin. There are two other dogs in the home, so Mandy will not be lonely. The family is also home fairly often, so she'll get constant attention and love.
Charlie the Pyrenees has found his forever family. He was brought to BDHPI after being found as a stray, wandering without a home or family. Once he came in, he learned about all the niceties associated with family and a comfortable home. Now he is headed off to Aurora, Colorado to be with Angie and Rick. They have two dogs, one big and one small, who will keep Charlie in line and let him know how things work in the house.

Rocco the Presa Canario has a wonderful home with Justin in Denver Colorado. Justin grew up around dogs from the size of a Spaniel to Great Danes. He has had experience working with dogs and understands the need for training and the bonding that comes through positive re-enforcement. Rocco will have just the best life with Justin. Congrats Rocco! THANK YOU, LISA & FAMILY, FOR FOSTERING THIS LOYAL PROTECTOR!

Bones the Mastiff Mix is happy to report a change in address...he will be living happily ever after with David and Renee in Denver Colorado! He'll be there only dog but is in experienced hands after raising an 125 lb Rottie and growing up with Saint Bernards. He has a big fenced yard to play in and will look forward to trips to the cabin with his new humans. THANK YOU, JENNIFER & ZAC FOR FOSTERING THIS GOOFY GUY!

Haas the Great Dane is now happily in his forever home with Dan in Lafayette, Colorado! He'll be the only dog, but Dane owned a Dane mix previously so he is no stranger to giant lap dogs and Great Dane leaners! His new dad works from home most of the time which means he'll have constant companionship as well. Who could ask for more?!? THANK YOU, HEATHER, FOR FOSTERING THIS BIG LUG!

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.