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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

Howdy, it's Magnum the Great Dane! I came to BDHPI because my previous owner couldn't provide me proper medical care and training. After working with my foster family for awhile, I am ready for my forever home, and it's here! Heather of Omaha, NE is making me part of her family. She has a dog and two cats, so I see a lot of playtime in the future.

HI!!! It's Heidi the Great Pyrenees. I came to BDHP from a bad situation, and it's been nice to have a comforting place with attention. Now I'm getting even more attention and love from my new forever family. John & Juliette of Denver, Colorado are going to take great care of me.

Hiya, it's Henry the Bullmastiff, and I've finally found my forever home. Max and Ashley of Denver, Colorado are having me join their family as an only dog. They have a kitty cat, and I think we'll do great together. They recently moved into a home, so I should have a big backyard to play in. I'm going to get lots of snuggles, and I'm so excited. Thank you BDHPI and Gino and Bianca for helping me get ready for this amazing family.

Dozer, the black Great Dane has his furever home with Shelley and Jason in Superior Colorado. Dozer tends to be anxious when left alone, so he is very happy to know that he will have fursiblings: a German Shepherd Mix and 2 dog-savvy cats. He will also have his very own kids to love on: Madison, Clark and Lydia.

Diamond, you beautiful Senior Berner, you will sparkle like your namesake as you enjoy your senior years with Justin and Sydney in Omaha, Nebraska. Justin owns his own business and plans to take Diamond with him wherever he goes, so this sweet girl is in for many happy adventures. There is also a 3-acre green space near your home where you will be able to enjoy a leisurely stroll and maybe chase a squirrel or two.

Howdy-do, it's Delilah the Cane Corso with a super happy announcement. I came to BDHPI after being used repeatedly for breeding. When I came to my foster home with Andrea and Dave, I learned how to be a house doggy and got loves of love, attention and food. Now I've found my forever family for a lifetime of love. Erica and Jason of Idaho Springs, Colorado are adding me to their awesome family. They have a Saint Bernard named Laney who is going to be my big sister. They also have two children who will play with me, cuddle and teach me some new tricks.

Hello, it's Schnapps the Great Dane/mastiff mix with a big update. Before I came to BDHPI, I was a comfort dog for a child. I was very sad when my job was no longer needed. So I came to BDHPI to find a second forever home. My foster parents quickly decided I was the perfect fit for them, and so I'm staying! Chelsie and Shannon of Denver, Colorado have a Great Dane for me to play with, along with a kitty.

Rosie, you beautiful girl! Things are really looking up for you now that you are on your way to your forever home with Rachel and Beau and Zazu the Berner in Salt Lake City, Utah. Rosie, you're going to join Zazu as a much-loved dog not only by your new family, and by the neighbors! You'll have a beautiful yard to call your own and a home to keep you warm and safe at night. You'll be surrounded by humans who love you and a friendly new doggy sister.

Hey, it's Phoebe the fawn English Mastiff checking in. Although my previous owners couldn't give me the love and attention I needed, I ended up coming into a foster home with LOTS of love to give. After spending time with me, they've decided I'm going to be a permanent member of the family. YAY! Jamie and Bryan of Highlands Ranch, CO will be the bestest forever parents.

Sable, the 7-year-old St. Bernard couldn’t possible have found a better home than with John in Broomfield, Colorado. While John has not had his own personal giant, he and his family has had extensive experience with animals that included giant breeds. He also has experience working with dogs with physical and training needs, and Sable does have special needs as she is nearly deaf.

Chunk the Tornjak here letting everyone know that I've headed north to Teri and Pierce's house in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota! They were particularly interested in me, and the stars simply aligned and now I have a wonderful fur-ever home. I have two older canine siblings to hang out with, Keyno and Jemma Mae. My new humans have always owned rescue dogs, and some have been a little mischievous. Not to tattle, but I've heard that Jemma Mae could also fit that description - ha! So Teri and Pierce are experienced and ready to handle any issues.

Helloooo! It's Baloo the Neapolitan Mastiff here to share the good news with my BDHP peeps. I'm heading west and will be living with Jennifer and Alex from Altadena, California! They were looking at big dog rescues in their area but didn't find a good match. So a friend from this area told them about Big Dog Huge Paws, and the rest is history. I'm a Cali boy now!

Hi it's Marshall the mastiff/bouvier mix with a huge update! Once I came to my foster mama, I started learning how to be a good pup. Now I've found a family to continue my training and love on me a lot. Scott and Julia of Longmont, Colorado have an empty home ready for a dog like me. They are experienced large dog owners, so they know what I need to learn. I understand there's also an XXL dog bed with my name on it.

It's only fitting that I, Royal the Great Dane, will now be living the life of a king - a road king, that is! Yes, Carey from Meridian, Idaho chose me to add to her life, and I'll get to travel and see the country in an RV! That's pretty amazing. She has Great Dane experience and loves us biggies. Her previous Danes all shared her life on the road, and I'm looking forward to the same thing.

Hullo, it's Mellie the Anatolian Shepherd/Great Pyrenees mix puppy. I came into rescue with a heart murmur, but it's already improved and my new family has had a dog with a murmur before and they don't care! Since things are improving, I am now cleared to run and play and go to my forever family. JuleAnn and Max of Wellington, Kansas have owned big dogs before. Right now they have a cat and bird -- sounds like new friends to me.

Rosie’s life has changed drastically now that she has her own furever mom Patty in Denver, Colorado. Previously, Rosie, a 7-year-old mastiff mix, lived her life as a stray—just trying to survive. When she was finally caught and taken to the shelter, no one wanted her, perhaps because she was leery of strangers and unsocialized with humans and other dogs. Life as a stray will do that. Her time was nearly up when she came to Big Dogs Huge Paws.

Ramos the Great Dane has found his forever home with Barbara in Lincoln, Nebraska. He will be an only dog and get to enjoy a lovely backyard with a six-foot privacy fence. Since Barbara works from home, he will also be spoiled rotten and the center of attention. Barbara has plenty of experience with giant breed dogs, Great Danes in particular, and will make Ramos feel secure and loved for the rest of his life. Welcome home, Ramos!

Elvis here. Boy am I one lucky Great Dane! I will have my very own furever mom in Cari in San Francisco California. My new mom loves to take lots of walks, which is a good thing cause I’m only 13 months, and I’ve still got all my puppy energy. I’ll have my mom all to myself, but I do love to play with other dogs, so mom will make sure I get to go to the dog park or to doggie day care. That will be so much fun. And I get to live near the beach!

Hello it's Bailey the 13 year old Mastiff who finally found my soft, loving place. When my previous mom fell on hard times, she brought me to BDHPI. I was sad to see her go, but now I have another family to love me. Dianna and Mario of Cooper, Texas have adopted two senior Mastiffs from BDHPI before. I'm hoping to ease their pain after losing BDHPI alum Meadow the Cane Corso this year. They have another dog, Gus a BDHPI alum, who will be my companion. They also have children to give me lots of love and attention. I'm so happy to have found this warm home.

Tommy the Newfoundland is packing his bag and heading south to Arkansas to meet his forever family. He's going to to have a sister named Millie, who's a Great Pyr/Golden mix. Millie is looking forward to Tommy's arrival since her human child has started school and Millie would love another dog to hang out with during the day.  Tommy will have a fenced backyard to relax in and be an indoor dog with Millie, and Daisy and Chloe, the two cats.

Psst, psst! Hey, you, big dog, come over here! Hey, you look kind of lost and hungry ad scared. Come on over here! My name is Millie and I have the answer to your prayers! Let me tell you a story... I was once like you, scared and battered, without a place I could rest my head. I had at least two homes, maybe three, before I got my lucky break.

What a wonderful ending to Bee and Blake’s story. Bee and Blake, both senior Apricot English Mastiffs, were well loved and cared for in the owner’s home. Sadly their beloved owner was in the end stages of a terminal illness and was forced to surrender them to the shelter. Now, however, this bonded pair will have a most excellent new beginning with Nikki and Scott in Aurora Colorado.

Twinkles the 9-year-old, Landseer Newfie has a wonderful furever home with Robert and Mary of Aspen Colorado. Twinkles’ (aka Millie) life as a back-yard-breeder/puppy mill female was a difficult life, as it is for all back-yard-breeder/puppy mill dogs. With little human contact, let alone real love, Twinkles is fearful of people, but with Robert and Mary Twinkles will have the gentle, patient love she has never experience before.

Bobby the DDB here. I have a wonderful home with Victoria and her daughter Vanessa in Boulder Colorado. That’s good because my first start in life was not very nice. I’m a DDB so I breathe heavy and can snort pretty loudly. People thought I was growling, so I was put on a chain and left out in the back yard all by myself with no love or socialization. But thanks to Big Dogs Huge Paws I have a new leash on life.

Hoss here. Boy have I hit the jackpot with Bobbi and Joe in Longmont Colorado. My new mom works from home, so we will never be left alone (this is great as I do have mild separation anxiety). On the other hand, I have a confident personality, which is what their looking for because it takes a great guy like me to help with my fur siblings Shady the English Mastiff and BDHPI Alum along with MiniPearl & Oscar the Boxers.

Hi there, it's Everest the english mastiff/bouvier mix puppy and I've already found my home! I came to BDHPI to start learning how to be a good pup, and now my forever family is going to continue my training. Nicole and Michael of Denver, Colorado have owned giant breed pups before and know what I need to learn. They have a BDHPI alum, a Great Dane named River, who is going to help me learn by example.

Hi there, it's Chase the English Mastiff/Bouvier mix here to share my news. I came to BDHPI with my three siblings, and I've been learning how to be a good doggy. Now I have a forever family to continue my education and love on me a ton. Robyn and John of Arvada, Colorado have two cats, and their previous mastiff recently passed away. There are giant breed experienced owners, so they know what I need to be a good grownup dog.

Hello, it's Zsa Zsa the 2 year old Daniff here to tell you I have a home. I was found as a stray and came to BDHPI & my foster family. Once I'd been with them for awhile, they decided I must stay with them forever. Kimberly and Steven of Colorado Springs, Colorado are making me a permanent member of their family. They have 4 small dogs and 2 cats, all of whom are my new family now. There are also two grown kids at home, so I will get attention constantly. Kimberly grew up with St.

Hi there, it's Cora the 8-year-old Fawn English Mastiff. I came to BDHPI from a shelter in Missouri, after my owner couldn't care for me anymore. I spent a few weeks at a doggy daycare facility where I met my forever mom. Andrea of Kansas City, Missouri decided she wanted to play with me forever. She has another dog named Duke who came to visit with her, and now we're going to be best buds.

Moose the Bullmastiff here. In my short 9 months things have been pretty unstable for me. But all that has changed now with my new furever family, the Travis family of Longmont, Colorado. They have 2 beautiful acres for a young pup to play in, and I’ll have a family to watch over.

Hey it's Simba the 1-year-old, Fawn Mastiff mix, and I'm so happy. Laney and Steven of Spanish Fork, Utah are going to be my new family. They have a 4-year-old pup named Dozer, and I think we're going to be playmates. They also have children, so this means I will get a lot of rubs and snuggles. I hear there a nice-sized backyard with trees for me to romp around in, too. I couldn't think of a better place to grow up.

The DDB bonded brothers, Andre and Gaston, have a wonderful ending to a hard beginning. They were found as strays where they had no one to love them or look out for them—except each other. Now, for the rest of their lives they will live in warmth and comfort with Michael and Lori in Summerville, South Carolina. Never again will they be neglected or hungry.

Buddy, the 6-7 year-old Harlequin Great Dane is living the good life. After years of neglect, this sweet boy will have a furever home with Michael in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Michael’s heart is for the senior dogs as he feels they often get overlooked. He’s right! BUT not this time…. Buddy is one lucky senior as his days will now be spent being the sole recipient of love, care, attention and security.

Hi, It's Paul the 5-year-old Saint Bernard, and I finally to get to tell my success story! I used to be tied on a chain in my previous owners' backyard before I came to BDHPI. After living with my awesome foster parents for a bit, they decided I wasn't going anywhere!

Hello there it's Miss Bunny (also known as Cleo) to provide you with my major update. I used to be a breeding dog until I was saved from an auction so I could have a chance at a normal doggy life. And now I have found a family to provide with love and care forever.

Josie, the tri-colored St. Bernard will have her very own furever family with experienced Saint owners Kevin & Debbie in Casper, Wyoming. She will also have a fur sibling in Joe the Cocker Spaniel. Kevin and Debbie wanted to open their home and hearts in being a final home for a senior, and Josie was chosen. She will be loved and spoiled in a quiet atmosphere.

Hi there, it's Fran the English Mastiff! I was found as a stray and ended up at a shelter. I came to rescue after that and learned some awesome doggy tricks. Now I'm going to my forever home for lots of lovin'. Arthur and Mary of Omaha, Nebraska don't have a doggy right now, but they've owned dogs before. They also have two cats that will hopefully be my new friends.

Hi there, it's Eve the Dogue de Bordeaux with a HUGE update. When I came to BDHPI over Christmas 2013, I had it pretty bad. I was starved, had skin issues, a mass on my heart, an enlarged aorta, and a congenital connective tissue disorder. Once I got to the rescue though, they worked diligently to make me better and put some weight on my bones.

Harrison has hit the jackpot. This 14-month old Dogue de Bordeaux, who was found as a stray, is going to live with Wendy and her children, Skyler and Murphy, in Littleton, Colorado. Their home has been so empty since their previous giant breed family members passed away. Harrison will be the first of 2 dogs they hope to adopt. It’s important to Wendy that her dogs also have fur siblings to play with.

Thaddeus the 2.5 year-old, male Great Dane has a wonderful furever home with Timothy in Windsor, Colorado. He will so enjoy having Timothy’s older children for attention and belly rubs and having a fur sibling Thor (a 1.5 year-old Great Dane) to play with. Timothy is aware of Thaddeus’ tendency towards anxiousness, and he, and his children, will work hard to help him overcome that.