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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

Skittles the Great Dane/hound mix is off to a forever home! Michelle of Albuquerque, New Mexico will be raising this darling gal. She will also have an auntie pit/dane mix to learn the ropes from when they visit each other. Michelle has a long history of experience with big dogs and knows what this girl will need to grow up to be an awesome dog. This pupper is super pleased to find this "just right" home.

Luna, the Great Dane/Hound mix puppy... a  beautiful full-moon is shining on you as you head to your new home with Mary Amelia and Philip in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Your new Momma and Papa have plenty of experience with giant breeds as they've had a house full of Newfoundlands for over twenty years. Currently, they have a senior Newfoundland, Dottie who is 13 years old, and four cats!

Sweetie the Newfie is going to be right at home with Kevin, Jennifer, Liam, Fiona and Oscar in Lafayette, Colorado. Newfies love children, so sweetie will have two lovely children to enjoy. Oscar is a Newfie/Lab mix also an alum of BDHP who will be Sweetie's new pal. Kevin and Jennifer have lots of giant breed experience and have adopted from BDHP before. Sweetie, your future is looking like sugar plums and candy canes!

Megan and Thomas of Blackhawk, Colorado are proud to announce their new bundle of joy, Brownie the Great Dane/Hound mix! Megan is a veterinarian which means she will receive only the best of care from this day forward. She joins Isaac the Airdale, Colby the Rat Terrier mix, Fuerza the Andalusian horse and Ashila the African Gray parrot so there will be no shortage of other furry and feathered friends to keep him company!

Mozart the Saint Bernard has waited patiently, and now his wish has been granted! This sweet Saint came to rescue after originally being found for sale by a good Samaritan. After some time getting the TLC he deserved, he is off to live with Michael and Laura of Golden, Colorado. They have another dog in the house who will show Mozart what is OK and what's not.

Hodor and Danaerys are please to have found a forever home together. These two darling Danes came to rescue after their owners couldn't care for them anymore. Now they are going to a great new mama, Elizabeth of Englewood, Colorado. There is a smaller dog in the home who needs company after losing her friend, so these two Danes will be a great comfort.

Nixon the Great Dane has found an amazing home with Deana and Jeremiah in Canal Winchester, Ohio! He'll get to join Sadie the Boerboel Mastiff and Alice the Dane - each sweet, loving girls. Nixon's new owners are used to dealing with medical issues, so if he needs some assistance in the future, they'll be happy to help.

Hello, everyone! Luna the Great Dane here to tell you how my stars aligned and I wound up in a new home with Brett in Parker, Colorado! He used to have a lab named Lucy, but unfortunately, she went to the Rainbow Bridge recently. He's an experienced dog owner and thought I'd be the perfect fit for his family. I agree, and I hope I can help his heart heal.

Reese the adorable 3-month old Great Dane / Hound Mix is just like her namesake, irresistible and sweet as can be. You just want to squeeze her sweet little cheeks and give her a kiss! Well, Natalie and Cameron in Littleton, Colorado will have years and years to give Reese all the kisses and cuddles this sweet little one deserves over the coming years because they are adopting her!

I LOVE Newfies and I love happy endings. Well, Kylie the beautiful bronze Landseer Newfie who was surrendered by a breeder will now be enjoying comfort, security and freedom with Cynthia and Richard in Centennial, Colorado, and their Newfoundland, Macy. Kylie will enjoy living with a family who know and love giant breeds. And she'll have the companionship of a fellow Newfie and BDHPI Alum.

Jace, the Fawn Great Dane, has a wonderful home with Donna in Los Alamos, New Mexico. This “little” boy will never have to live on the streets again. Instead he will have a full belly every day and will have another Dane, Teva, to show him the ropes and to play with. He will also have teenager to love on and get belly rubs from.

Jon and Brandi are proud to announce their wonderful, sweet new addition, Athena, the Cane Corso. Athena will have Bagger, the Great Pyrenees, as a brother to play with and 3 kids to love on and watch over. Jon and Brandi and their family are giant breed experienced, previous adopters, and understand the need for structure, routine and positive re-enforcement training.

Toby, the 1.5-year-old Great Dane, has a wonderful home with James and Diane in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. James and Diane understand Toby’s protective, strong-willed nature. He will be the only dog and get all the belly rubs he can handle. He will not be home alone much at all, and he will have the structure, training and exercise he needs to make life fulfilling and exciting. Welcome to your forever home Toby! It will be a great life!

Cricket the Great Dane has gone from a bad start into a most wonderrful future. After being rescued from a bad home, she came to rescue where she received love, care and lots of food. Now she is off to live with Joan of Littleton, Colorado. Joan has BDHP alum Zoey the Dane to show Cricket the ropes. Joan is very experienced with the breed -- has owned 12 in her life! -- so she will know what Cricket needs to get even better and happier.

Joey the Boerboel went from being saved just in the nick of time to a fabulous new home with Christine and Dustin in Midvale, Utah! They have large breed experience and recently lost their 13-year-old Bullmastiff, Jabba (a BDHP alum) to surgical complications. Joey will get to grow up with a young boy, he'll get to romp in a fenced-in, shaded back yard, and he even has his very own bed to sleep in now.

Marshmellow the Senior Great Pyrenees will have a soft place to land in his forever home in Fairfax, Missouri. He will be the only dog for Elaine and Nate, which means he will enjoy all the love and attention he has longed for and deserves, since he was picked up as a stray. This sweet couch potato will enjoy his retirement years well loved, warm, and comfortable. Best wishes, sweet boy! THANK YOU, BRIDGET, FOR FOSTERING THIS MELLOW FELLOW!

“Little” Genevieve the Boerboel puppy has the most awesome forever home with Glenda and Merv in Pueblo West Colorado. After being, literally, thrown away this sweet, sweet girl has found her treasure and will be treasured for the rest of her life. Her dad is a retired police officer and now trains the Shriner’s mini mules. Her mom is also a retired police officer who is now a vet tech.

Rock, the Mastiff/Dane mix will have a wonderful, secure life with Jeanna and Dustin in Denver Colorado. He will never have to worry about being out in the cold and if he will find something to eat. Rock finds comfort and confidence being around other dogs, so he is especially happy to have Louie to be his guide and playmate.

Jett the Great Dane has landed in the best home ever. After he was found wandering & emaciated, Big Dogs took him in to heal this pump. A lot of that help came from his foster parents, and now they've decided this boy needs to stay. Katrina and Patrick of Tulsa, Oklahoma are very experienced fosters, so they are ready to handle whatever else Jett will need. He will be living with another BDHP foster and their Dane, along with their children.

Murphy the 1.5 year old fawn Mastiff will have plenty of canine companionship when he heads to his forever home in Brighton, Colorado to join Dave and Stacie and their pack of four happy camper canines! Murphy won't have to worry about crowds though, because he'll get to enjoy a one acre fenced yard which will offer him plenty of room to roam and to enjoy playing with his new pack.

Chevy the Great Dane is SO happy to have found a wonderful home. He came to rescue when his previous owner couldn't afford his care any longer, but that's OK because his new family will take great care of him. Becky and Jeff of Hastings, Nebraska have plenty of room for this big lug. They have a Boston terrier for him to chill with on the couch, and their grown children will come to visit and love on Chevy, too.

Feeling like a king is new to me, Kingston the English Mastiff, but now I certainly do feel like I have a crown on my handsome head! See, Crick and Laura from Evergreen, Colorado chose me to add to their family! They are previous adopters and currently have Sadie (formerly Lil' Bit) the Mastiff Mix, a BDHP alum. Their 15-year-old dog went to the Rainbow Bridge recently, so I'm hoping to help their hearts heal.

Miss Lyla Blue, the Cane Corso/Neapolitan Mastiff mix has found a wonderful forever home with Mary and Dan in Castle Rock, Colorado. Miss Lyla will have her own canine fursibling, Titus the English Mastiff who was also adopted from BDHPI, and 2 feline fursiblings. Her life will be filled with quiet security. No more wondering what will happen to her. This is the life dreams are made of. Welcome to the rest of your life sweet Lyla Blue!

Little Bear the Great Pyrenees/Anatolian Shepherd mix here with a big story to share with everyone! Mike and Rene from Wheatridge, Colorado fell in love with me, and now I have a fabulous new forever home! Making a long story short, I was at a facility where Rene works, and we got to know each other - quirks and all. They felt it would be a perfect match, and I couldn't agree more.

Frankie the Saint Bernard is so excited to announce his news! He came to rescue in the summer from a shelter situation with some eye problems. After spending time with his foster parents & getting his eyes fixed, he is joining the family as a permanent member. Eric and Teri of Castle Pines, Colorado are happy to keep this adorable boy. He will be a good example for their future fosters, and he is adored by their children. They have another dog who rules the house, but Frankie handles that just fine.

Sasha the Great Pyrenees is so happy to have found a home! She came to rescue after her owners moved and couldn't care for her anymore. Now she is off to Englewood, Colorado to live with Lindy! Lindy has another dog for Sasha to play with, and she has lots of experience working with giant breed dogs. Sasha couldn't be luckier to have found this perfect mama, and she is super grateful BDHP paved the way for her.

Lucinda the Neapolitan Mastiff is pleased to announce her news. She came to rescue originally after she was bought by a good samaritan at an auction. Once she got some care and TLC, she really started to come out of her shell. She is off to join Jeff and Lisa in Las Vegas, Nevada. They have a rottie for Lucinda to play with, and there are plenty of soft spaces for resting and a quiet environment perfect for her. This baby girl is so happy to have found this home.

Troubadour is a four month old bundle of Great Dane puppy energy. But that's okay because he's going to a forever home that wanted just a sweet young pup like him! Anna and Arthur of Aurora, Colorado, have fostered Great Danes before, so they are very familiar with the breed. They currently have a 10 month old Great Pyrenees mix, so they are also well acquainted with puppy love! Troubadour will have a pet-sitter with him during the day until he is six month's old, so he will enjoy companionship of people and pets.

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!