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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, Charlie here. Despite what my name might hint, I am a lady. I have successfully raised a human, but that human unfortunately passed on. That left me lonely and, desiring the company of perhaps a few adult humans to comfort and care for, and be my companions in my old age, I came to BDHP. I am proud to announce my selection. Although there were many qualified candidates, I have chosen wisely.

Hi there, it's Diesel the Great Dane and I'm going home! Megan and Kevin of Lakewood, Colorado are making me a member of their family. I will have a new big brother to play with, and I hear there's a pretty nice backyard to play in. I'm so happy to have gotten to this place. I couldn't have done it without you, BDHP. THANK YOU, CHRISSY & JOSH, FOR FOSTERING ME! 

Life can be a blessing! That's all I have to say. Gather round, please, you pups still cold, sad, ignored and unloved, and Mama Itati will tell you a tale that will warm your hearts with hope and joy. I started life as a breeder dog. That means I was forced, time and time again, to mate and produce puppies for my humans to sell and make money off of. I did that for years, living outside in the cold and heat, and being fed horrible stuff.

Hullo, it's Jake the Great Pyrenees, and I'm going to a super loving forever family. I came to BDHPI after being left outside all the time and getting heartworm. My foster family helped me learn to be an inside dog and got my heartworm stuff treated. Now I'll be spending the rest of my days with Dina and John of Rapid City, South Dakota. They have adopted from BDHPI before, and they have owned giant breed dogs plenty.

Hoss and Sissy are happy to report they've found a forever home that will take them together! This adorable pair came to rescue after their owner fell on hard times. Now, they're going to a loving, amazing forever family who will care for them. Len and Kate of Colorado Springs, Colorado have owned larger dogs before, and they are ready to handle anything that happens down the line.

Hola, it's Rio the Great Dane mix, and I'm on my way to an amazing forever home. I came to BDHPI after my family had to downsize per their new housing requirements.Now I'm going to a loving forever family, where I will be the light of their lives! Danyelle and Brian of Loveland, Colorado are very experienced giant breed owners. They will help teach and mold me into a great adult doggy.

How do you do, it's Yaeger the Great Dane and I'm so excited! I've found a new loving family, after I came to BDHPI because my last family couldn't keep me. Mary and Philip of Santa Fe, New Mexico are taking me in and gonna give me tons of loving. They previously adopted BDHPI alum Rosco the Great Dane, and they wanted him to have a playmate.

Tashi and Bruno are pleased to announce they've found a forever home. They came to BDHPI after their previous owner couldn't keep them. Now they're going a great home together. Melissa and Marc of Salida, Colorado are giving the pair a loving, forever home -- and huge room to play! They own a horse ranch, and the pair will accompany Melissa around during the day. They also have three small dogs for them to learn from and play with.

Tiny the Brindle Mastiff is on his way to his forever home in Beulah, Colorado. Tiny will be joining a house with two other dogs and two cats and Janis the mom to all of these happy campers. Tiny will enjoy running around the yard. Janis works from home, so Tiny will get a great deal of attention and lots of opportunities to enjoy Colorado living at its finest. Best wishes Tiny!

From a tough situation to a new home in Iowa - it's quite a success story for me, Ramsey the Bullmastiff! Amanda and Billy from Waukee, Iowa used to have a Bullmastiff named Hank, and he unfortunately had a lot of health issues and passed away at a young age. They were heartbroken, so I'm hoping I can help their hearts heal some. I have a nice home to lounge in and a patio to lounge on. Not to mention two hearts to mend.

Hi there, it's Sky the mastiff mix puppy, and I've found my forever family. I came to rescue as a puppy, and my foster mama has been teaching me good tricks. Now I'm going home with Andrea and Shaun of Kansas City, Missouri.
Hey everyone, it's Atilla the Bullmastiff with amazing news. After coming to BDHPI as a stray from Oklahoma, my foster family took me in, helped me get through knee surgery and taught me how to be a house dog (it was all so new to me). Now after some time together, they've decided I'm going to stay put. Brittany & Jeremy of Council Bluffs, Iowa have a Great Dane that's become my best friend.

Hello it's Fefe the Boerboel mastiff, and I finally found my loving forever home. When my previous mom fell on hard times, she took me and my sister, Bailey, to shelter and luckily BDHPI sprung us from there and brought us into their program. I was sad to not be able to stay with my previous family, but now I have another family to love me. Dianna and Mario of Cooper, Texas have adopted mastiffs from BDHPI before.

Rush the Great Dane has a huge update to share with you! He came back to BDHPI after some issues with food aggression, and so a great foster family took him in. It didn't take long for them to realize Rush was going to be a permanent member of the family. Laura and Joshua of Colorado Springs, Colorado have another Great Dane who's going to be Rush's role model. They are going to give him tons of treats and teach him how to be a great adult Dane.

Most of the people who adopt from BDHP are happy to do so again, and I'm thrilled that Edward from Colorado Springs, CO chose to do that with me! It's Delilah the English Mastiff here to let you peeps know that I'm going to a wonderful new home with a Mastiff-experienced owner who will be with home with me almost all of the time. Ed previously adopted Zeus, a big Mastiff boy from BDHP, and Zeus unfortunately had to go to the Rainbow Bridge recently.

Moses didn't have to cross the Red Sea to find his forever home. He just had to hitch a ride to Denver Colorado where he will be living with Matt and Kathryn. Matt is a veterinarian so Moses will be in great hands to keep his recovery from TPLO surgery on the right track. Kathryn works from home so Moses will enjoy lots of attention from his new family.

Harley the Dane here with a HUGE update. After my parents moved cross country, they could not find a place that would allow a Giant Breed couch potato. So, I came to BDHPI where I learned more tricks and enjoyed a lot of lazing on the couch. Now I've found my forever family with Justin and Heather of Omaha, Nebraska. They have owned giant breeds before, so they know what kind of attention and care I need.

Hello it's Oly the Great Dane, and I've found my home! I came to BDHPI after being found as a stray. I've been learning a lot of good manners from my fosters, Jeannette and family, and now I get to learn from my new dad! David of Kearney, Nebraska has owned Great Danes before. He doesn't have any other pups right now, so I'll be an only, very spoiled child. I hear there's a dog park nearby for us to play at. I'm so excited to have found this great father. Thank you BDHPI for getting me off the streets and into this home.

Hi, It's Forrest the Great Dane, and I've found my home! I came to BDHPI after being found as a stray, and they discovered I have Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy (HOD). It didn't stop my forever family from picking me though. Tracy and Steven of Omaha, Nebraska have lots of experience with giant breed dogs. They have a mastiff mix named Zeus who will be my big brother.

Greetings, it's Boris the Saint Bernard with an amazing story. I lost my home when my previous owner passed away. So I came to BDHPI and started to heal from that loss. Now my foster parents have decided I'm not going anywhere. Lisa and Darryl of Estes Park, Colorado have been looking for a new pup, and I'm their guy. They have a Great Pyrenees who has become my playmate. They're also home a lot, so I get plenty of attention and love.

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.