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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

Hi there, Grizzly the Mastiff Mix pleased to provide a wonderful update. I came to BDHPI with my brother, Kodiak, and he went to his forever home while I waited patiently for mine. Turns out, I was in it all along! My happily failing foster parents, Maxwell and Natalie of Omaha, Nebraska, realized they could never let me go. I'm the apple of their eye now and will get the treats & cuddles to myself. I will be the awesome ambassador for anymore fosters that came into my home.

Congratulations Titus! You’re going to live the good life with Mary and Dan in Castle Rock Colorado. There will be trails for daily walks and your mom will be at home with you all day. Your new mom and dad are very familiar with the English Mastiff breed and can hardly wait to have a big cuddle bunny in their lives once again.

Patsy, the Blue Brindle Cane Corso has found her furever home with Courtney and Mox in Denver, Colorado. Courtney is an experienced Cane owner and understand the needs of this breed, and her needs in particular. Patsy had a rough beginning that has left her timid, shy and somewhat fearful. She also needs continued training to walk nicely on leash, but in her new home she will be able to continue to grow and learn.

Tank the Great Dane mix checking in, and I want to bowl everyone over with my own success story. Monte and Amy from Omaha, Nebraska learned about BDHP via a volunteer, and now they chose to adopt me! They used to have a lab mix named Axle, but he became ill and went to the Rainbow Bridge, so I'm hoping my charming personality can help them feel a little better.

Toby the Great Pyrenees is thrilled to call Lakewood Colorado home sweet home with his new mom, Karen, and 4-legged sibling, Shilo the Newfie mix, who is a BDHPI alum. They have a big fenced yard to run and play in together and will enjoy a healthy diet of Wellness dog food and a wonderful vet to provide the best of care. What more could a pup ask for?!? Thank you, Priscilla, for fostering this fluffy snowball!

Duke has found his furever home! This lucky boy will be living with Wesley and Jennifer in Castle Pines Colorado. He will have a large yard to romp and play in and 4 kids, Sam, Ellie, Soren & Bowen, to love on and watch over. Duke will have the sole attention of his family, and enjoy all the belly rubs he could possible want. What a happy ending and so well deserved! THANK YOU, LISA & FAMILY, FOR FOSTERING THIS BIG OAF! 

Jon and Pat of Loveland, Colorado are pleased to announce their new addition, Sam the Great Pyrenees mix! He'll be their only dog and the apple of their eye. They previously owned a Pyrenees/Anatolian mix and a Husky mix so they know all about big hairy pups. He'll have a fenced yard to patrol and grandkids to come visit and all the love a guy could dream of! Thank you, Mandi, for fostering this sweet boy. 

Clutch the Great Dane is pleased to announce that he's found a loving forever home. Clutch came to rescue after his family didn't have room for him, but now he'll get plenty of space. Cara and Pat of Martell, Nebraska are ready to take him into their lives. They have three children who will play with him & give him lots of attention. Their house sits on 4 acres, so Clutch will have tons of room to explore and play.

Sit and listen while I "teller" you a story, please! My name is Teller the Great Dane, and my former family just didn't have time for me any more. I went to a wonderful foster home through Big Dogs Huge Paws… and I never left that foster home!

Fat Boy the Dogue de Bordeax will be living the high life in Denver, Colorado. He will be joining Tiffany and Danny and their dog Momo. Tiffany and Danny previously adopted Sweet Em from BDHP, so they have experience with giant breeds and will give Fat Boy the patient love and training that he needs to settle into his new home in Colorado. Fat Boy has come a long way from being chained in a backyard in Texas.

Riggs the adorable Newfoundland dog is heading to Elizabeth, Colorado to live with Russell Jackson, who is retired and has no other dogs, which means Riggs and Russell will soon be the stars of their own buddy film. Riggs will enjoy sleeping in Russell's bedroom, he'll have a backyard with a 6-foot fence and will be the perfect companion. Mr. Jackson previously adopted Fiona the Newfoundland from BDHP in 2012, so we know he loves Newfies! Ride into the sunset, Riggs! THANK YOU, LOUISE & JOSH, FOR FOSTERING THIS GIANT TEDDY BEAR!

Ruby the English Mastiff is excited to announce her forever family has come along. Ruby had been with BDHPI since 2015, when her owner moved to an apartment and couldn't take her. She has been learning tons of great tricks and training from her foster parents. Now Mark and Michelle of Canon City, Colorado are taking her in and will help her move forward. They previously adopted BDHPI alum Danni, but he passed away.

Our 5-month-old Kendall, the brindle Great Dane, may never walk the runway during Fashion Week, but we're sure she's going to grow up to be a model dog someday and a beauty! Kendall will love Colorado living with her new family, including Todd and Michelle, daughter Sydney, Lucy the cat and Bubbles the fish. Kendall will be the only dog, so she will get all the attention she needs to learn how to be an indoor dog. We know she already has the heart and temperament to be a sweet and loving companion for her forever family. Welcome to the good life, Kendall!

From being picked on to being loved on? Sounds good to me, and that's exactly what happened! Darla the Great Dane here to let everyone know my success story. Paula from Denver, Colorado chose me to add to her home, and I'm thrilled she did just that! She has big dog experience, and I'll get to know my new feline buddy, Delilah. She has quite a rescue story of her own, and she's now 13 years old and a super-mellow, loving girl. I know we'll get to be good friends.

JaaLi the Neapolitan Mastiff is proud to announce she's found her forever home. When her mama moved, JaAli couldn't go along because of her weight. Now she will be spending the rest of her days with her foster parents, Laurie and Jeff of Denver, Colorado. They have another dog in the home who will be friends with JaAli. The family does a bit of outdoor activity, so JaAli might go see the mountains from time to time.

From unwanted in the deep south to a new home in the mountain west, I'm so glad to be here! Nessa the Great Dane checking in, and I'm happy to let everyone know that Della and her husband from Centennial, Colorado chose me to join their family! I'll join Rex (formerly Henry/Emmit) the Great Dane they adopted from BDHP five years ago, and I'll also have one human boy to pal around with. Not to mention a yard with a tall fence I will be able to get the zoomies in!

Head east, young lady! Or something like that. It's Sailor the English Mastiff here to tell everyone that I've been adopted and I now live with Charon and John in Rockledge, Pennsylvania! They have a Neapolitan Mastiff named Moses, and I know we'll get to be best buddies. He's a big ol' silly boy who was needing a canine friend, so it's a perfect fit for me.

Hi, it's Seamus the Newfoundland, and I've found my forever home. I came back to rescue when my family moved and couldn't take me along. I had some medical issues, but now I'm all better and ready for this new home. Jim and Mary Ann of Durango, Colorado are very experienced Newfie owners, so they know what to expect with me. They live on 5,000 acres and have plenty of room for me to play.

Hendrix, has hit the jackpot. He will be going to live with his furever mom, Colby, in Bigfork Montana. He will have the sole attention of his mom and his 2 feline siblings. As a bonus, he will have canine friend to play with when his mom dogsits her daughter’s Frenchie. Summer months will be the best as his mom has works on a “school year” schedule. Then there will be lots of playtime and adventure.

I'm thinking everyone "otter" read this amazing update! It's me, Otter the Dogue de Bordeaux, letting you know that Susan and Richard from Albuquerque, New Mexico are my new humans! Burning off my young dog energy won't be a problem, as I have two kiddos to run with in the back yard, as well as Charli, a Mastiff mix, to play with.

Bullwinkle has found his home! He will be going to live with Nancy, Jon and their son Carter in Thornton, Colorado and he will also be gaining new siblings! He will have Tessie Marie the Springer Spaniel and Shadow Baby the Saint who also happens to be a BDHP alum so Bullwinkle will never feel lonely again.

Buddy here to let everyone know that I have some new fur-ever human buddies! I'll be resting my Cane Corso bones at the home of Sean and Kristen in Greenwood Village, Colorado. They have two children, and, get this…  another 2-year-old Cane Corso named Xena! That's just plain awesome, and I look forward to playtime with her.

Abby the Great Dane is so pleased to announce she's found a forever home! After going through two homes, she's found lucky number three! Barbara of Show Low, Arizona is adding Abby to her growing family. She previously adopted BDHP alum Maddy Moose, so now both girls will have each other to play with. Barbara's home sits on 5 acres of land, and it's enclosed for lots of free play. She also has a cattle dog who will keep the Danes in check. We are so happy that Abby's found this amazing home. THANK YOU, LAURA, FOR FOSTERING THIS BLACK BEAUTY!

Hello everyone! Xena here! Not THAT Zena, there is definitely no warrior in me, unless it's the warrior battling to  steal your hearts. And I did! I knew coming into Big Dogs that there would be foster parents for me while everyone worked on getting me a good home. But you see, I was smarter than they were. The fosters I was sent to had already been checked out and were known to be good people, so I decided that THEY would be my new family.

Annie the Anatolian Mix and Michelle of Broomfield, Colorado are about to become the next Thelma and Lousie (minus the cliff jump, of course ;) These two gals have found each other and it looks like a match made in heaven. Michelle has done a lot of research on Mastiffs, has worked as a vet tech, and she helped her mom train Goldens for show.

Look into my eyes...You have two dogs I could play with, and cats! You're so perfect for me! Look into my eyes...Resistance is futile...Hey, it worked! They want me! Sherrie and Louis, I don't know where Beeville. Texas is, but I'll find it! Just think, my very own Mom and Dad! Furry brothers and sisters! Oh, but I'll miss my wonderful foster mom, Meaghan, and foster siblings though!

Erin of Lakewood, Colorado is happy to welcome Bernie into her heart and home! She'll be the only dog and apple of her eye. Her previous dog was a Golden Retriever and she grew up with Great Danes so she is thrilled to have another big dog in the house to love and spoil. Bernie is super excited to hear that her mom works from home a lot which means lots of time for extra snuggles and attention. THANK YOU, JULIE, FOR FOSTERING THIS SUPER SWEET GIRL!

Newfie lovers, unite! Marco the Newfoundland pup here to tell everyone the good news - I've been adopted by Anthony and Kirsten from Colorado Springs, Colorado! They used to have two Newfies, so they're very familiar with my breed. I have a new human boy to play with and grow up with, and someone is home all the time to supervise me. I've got a lot of land in a big backyard to roam, and I'm looking forward to learning the ropes and sharing my new life with amazing, experienced owners! Thank you so much for the second chance, BDHPI, and Susie and Dave for fostering me!

Boomer the Bernese Mountain Dog and Peanut the Newfoundland found themselves in rescue when their parents got a divorce and couldn't find appropriate housing! They didn't let their situation get them down though and have found the perfect forever home with Darlene & Mike in Westminster, Colorado. Their new mom is a florist who works from home so they will rarely have to be left alone! They also have a big backyard to play in with a fountain to drink out of of event!

Polo the Newfoundland pup here with my own amazing success story. From being sold at an auction to a wonderful new life, thanks to BDHP! Crystle and Eric from Wesminster, Colorado chose me to be their new pup, and I'll be forever grateful. They already have a Newfie named Nala who I'll be able to learn from, and I'll have two human children to grow up with. I'll get lots of walks and backyard romping for exercise, and I'll also get to hike and…  swim!

Nidoking the 2.5 year old brindle Boerboel has a wonderful furever home with Andre in Boulder, Colorado. Nidoking who understands his tendency to establish dominance and his need for slow introduction with other dogs. Andre hasn’t owned a giant breed before; however, his experience as a police K9 trainer and his experience working with dogs to meet their training needs is a blessing for Nidoking who does need continued training.

Congratulations to Belle the 2-year-old, deaf, Great Dane on finding her forever home with Clarence and Vicky in Pueblo West, Colorado. She will have a feline fur sibling called Tippy and a mom and dad who understand that she has special needs. On occasion, she will have grandkids to love on and another dog to play with when they all come to visit. It is not always easy for a dog with special needs to find a special home, and we couldn’t be happier.

Yabbadabbadooooooo it's Wilma the Cane Corso, and I'm jumping for joy at finding my forever family. I was found as a stray and came to BDHPI looking for that fit. Now I've found it! Laurel and David of Golden, Colorado are adding me to their family. They have another dog for me to romp around with, and I hear we're going on lots of walks. I can't wait to start cuddling up on the couch with this family. Thank you BDHPI and Phillipa for fostering me!

Hank the Akbash is pleased to announce he's found a forever family. He came to BDHPI when he was too short to be a service dog. His new family doesn't mind at all though. Keith and Dana of Denver, Colorado are happy to welcome him into their family. They have two teenagers to play constantly with Hank, and there's also a terrier mix that Hank will learn the ropes from.

Gypsy's fortunes are about to change for the better! This beautiful Merle Great Dane has found her forever home with Megan and Elliot and their three children in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Gypsy will enjoy running around her fenced backyard as well as going on daily walks with her 3 year-old doggie sister Debbie. Mom works from home so Gypsy and Debbie are never alone for more than a few hours. Gypsy, you're going to love your new home. You've won the wheel of fortune!

Hello-hello, it's Boomer the Great Dane, and I've found an amazing home to spend the rest of my days. I came to BDHPI when my previous owner died, and I had some medical issues to work out. Now that I'm all better, I am going to be so happy. Amie and Mike of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska are adding me to their family. They have two older children to love on me, and there's a senior English Mastiff and BDHPI Alum named Grimly for me to chill with on the couch.

Sometimes a girl just needs a buddy and great humans, you know? It's Jamie the Great Dane, here to let everyone know about my exciting future. I've been adopted by Whitney and Mark in Salt Lake City, Utah! They have a dane named Mija who has been very lonely since her canine buddy passed away recently. They saw me and thought I'd be a good match, and I look forward to learning the ropes from my new sister!

Conrad the Great Dane Puppy has found the perfect home in the country with Joan. He will be joining BDHP Great Dane alumni, Goose and Lilly. He'll have plenty of room to run out his zoomies since his new home sits on 40 acres! Joan is home all the time to keep her pack company and she has plenty of big dog experience. Conrad is going to love his new home in Montana. Happy Trails, Cowboy Conrad! THANK YOU, KAYWIN AND AMANDA, FOR FOSTERING THIS GUY! 

Hi there, it's Ava the Great Dane, and I'm pleased to announce I have found my forever home. My previous family reluctantly surrendered me when they fell on hard times. Now I'm going to a new home with lots of time for me. Duncan of Denver, Colorado is retired and will be with me a lot. I'm going to help him as a potential service dog. We are going to enjoy mellow days relaxing together.

Dutchess the 5-year-old black Great Dane has a furever home with Sanjini and Asanka in Denver, Colorado. She gets along with everybody and loves to play, so she is really happy to have a fur sibling, Boots a St. Bernard mix. She will also have 2 feline siblings, Tiger and Lily, and a child to love on and watch over. Even better Dutchess’ new dad works from home so she will never be alone. Yes, Dutchess has hit the jackpot.