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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
Frieda the Great Dane went to her forever home with Ashley, Steven, and their two kids, Rachel & Alex, in Highlands Ranch, CO. She will be the only dog and spoiled rotten with all sorts of attention! She can go to work with her parents who own their own business and will rarely have to be left alone. It was love at first sight for them all and they cannot believe how beautiful and loving Frieda is!

Dozier the Great Dane found his forever home with Joey in Aurora, CO. He has a Golden Retriever mix named Louis and a cat named Sadie to keep him company! His new dad has fostered for Big Dogs Huge Paws and has lots of experience with the breed, so he is in wonderful hands. Joey can't wait to help him become more confident and is thrilled to have a gentle giant of his very own.

Thor the Great Dane went to his forever home with Anna & Bob in Denver, CO. His new parents could not believe their good luck in finding such a handsome new addition and could not wait to fatten him up! Thor gave them both a Great Dane lean and was very excited to go for a walk and explore his new digs. They plan to use Alameda East for vet care and look forward to taking him to obedience classes through Wag & Train.

Jack the Great Pyrenees went to his forever home with Mike and his girlfriend in Denver, CO! There was an instantaneous connection between Jack and his new dad, who is a vet at Douglas County Animal Hospital. His girlfriend, an intern at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital, also saw something special in this sweet boy and they have gone to incredible lengths to be able to adopt him.

Daphne the St. Bernard pup has found her forever home with Michelle, Jimmy and their two children in Castle Rock, CO. She has a 13 year old Chow/Retriever mix, Cherokee, to show her the ropes. They have decided to name her "Lula" and Jimmy has already nicknamed her "Lula Belle". They welcomed Lula with a new crate, raised feeders, a matching pink gentle leader, leash and collar along with lots of new toys and a kong.

Chica the St. Bernard puppy went to her forever home with Gwen, Jeremy, and their son, Konnor, in Thornton, Colorado. They have no other pets currently, but have plenty of experience with giant breeds. They have owned a Newfoundland, Great Pyrenees, and also rescued a St. Bernard who passed away due to epilepsy a year or so ago. They are thrilled to have a puppy to fill the void he left! They are committed to training and socialization so she will grow up to be a good canine citizen. Her new name is Stormy.

Papi the St. Bernard puppy went to his forever home with Jenn, Jacob, and their daughter, Sydney, in Black Hawk, Colorado. He has two St. Bernard sisters named Maggie and Emma to show him the ropes! They have worked through lots of health issues with Maggie and have a great relationship with their vet and plan to get him signed up for Pet Insurance asap.

bles the Great Dane puppy went to her forever home with Brittney & Adam in Thornton, Colorado. She has a Dalmatian Mix named Malley & Mastiff/Rottie Mix named Jake to play with and they were all instant friends! Her new mom adopted her previous Great Dane from rescue and sadly lost him to a heart condition recently. They are thrilled to have another gentle giant in the house again and already have her signed up for training classes.

Sugar (a.k.a. Turtle) the English Mastiff puppy went to her forever home with Danielle, Dennis, and their two kids, Emerson & Lincoln! She has a Llasa Apso named KC to keep her company. Her new family just lost their Rottweiler this past year at 10 years old due to a heart defect, but went as far as doing heart surgery on him at 5 months old to ensure he could live as long a life as possible.

Tux the Great Dane puppy went to his forever home with Bob and Kristi in Piedmont, South Dakota. He has a Rhodesian Ridgeback brother named Maximus and a Bluetick Coonhound sister named Neala to watch over him and play with! His new mom has served on the board of directors for Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue as well as for the Ridgeback Kennel Club and they have tons of foster experience, so he couldn't be in better hands!

Sadie the Great Dane went to her forever home with Greg & Laurie in Aurora, CO. They took her for a long walk and were very impressed with her gentle, loving nature. She quickly made herself at home on the couch and wasn't shy to jump on the counter to help herself to a cookie that her new parents had gotten for her. Sadie gave us all lots of kisses and it was clear that she will be very loved and well-cared for.

Blanca the Great Pyrenees/Lab mix went to her forever home with Penny & Bill in Parker, CO. It was love at first sight and she reminded them of their previous Lab with her angelic face! They are thrilled to have a gentle giant to cuddle with on the couch and take everywhere with them. Blanca now lives out in the country with lots of land to run and play on!

Hotrod the St. Bernard puppy went to his forever home with Sheryl, Samuel, and their kids, Chip and Madison in Derby, Kansas. Chip is autistic and has a very special bond with this sweet puppy from the moment they met. His new parents look forward to taking Hotrod through Obedience and Therapy training. He has an Airedale sister named Trier, a cat named Cody, and a cat named Tuscany to play with.

Tango the Great Dane puppy went to his forever home with Laura & Robert in Littleton, CO. They just lost one of their rescue Danes and knew the second they saw him that he would make their hearts whole again! He has a Dane sister named Sarah to play with and his new parents work opposite schedules which means that someone will be home with him almost all of the time.
Griffen the Great Dane went to his forever home with Sherry & Ed in Boulder, CO. They just lost their previous Dane after 9.5 wonderful years! Their daughter has two Great Danes that come over often, so Griffen will get plenty of play dates with friends his own size! His new parents look forward to taking him to the dog park and obedience classes to continue his socialization and training as he grows. They work from home, which means this lucky pup will rarely have to be left alone and will get lots and lots of love and attention.

Toro the Great Dane baby went to his forever home with Karen in Lakewood, CO. His new mom has owned 8 Danes since 1973 and has worked with the Great Dane Club of Denver, so he is in wonderful, experienced hands! He will be the only child and given all the love and attention a boy could dream of! Karen was overwhelmed with her good fortune in finding the perfect puppy and couldn't wait to dress him up for Halloween.

Gracie the Mastiff went to her forever home with Wendy & Allen in Centennial, CO. They just recently lost their last rescue Mastiff and are thrilled to have another gentle giant to spoil! She will have a cat to keep her company, but will be the only dog. Her new mom was overwhelmed with excitement awaiting her arrival and couldn't believe what a beautiful girl she is! Her new dad had planned to name his next dog "Gracie" so it appears it was meant to be!

Prince, a.k.a. Dawson, the Great Dane went to his forever home with Bill and Karena in Centennial, CO. He has two darling little boys named Sam and Danny to play with and gave them gentle, loving kisses! Danny graciously shared his toys with his new doggie and Sam couldn't wait to teach him some tricks. His new parents had a new crate and toys waiting for him and couldn't wait to fatten him up and spoil him rotten!

Roxy the Bullmastiff went to her forever home with Nick and Tiffany in Denver, CO. She immediately rolled over for belly rubs when she met her new parents and had a fun romp around her big new backyard. She will be spoiled with all the love and attention a girl could dream of as the only dog! Nick & Tiffany can't wait to take their new addition hiking and camping with them. Roxy will have someone at home with her almost all the time because her dad works at home.

Soren the Great Dane puppy went to his forever home with Mandy and Danny in Denver, CO. They have decided to rename him Otis and looked like anxious new parents as they waited for him to arrive Amanda's eyes filled with tears when she was handed her new baby for the first time. They promise to send lots of pictures so we can all watch him grow and are thrilled to have another Dane in the house again.

 Hooch the Bullmastiff went to his forever home with Eileen. She is a vet tech and works at our very own Mountain Ridge Animal Hospital, so he is in wonderful hands and Dr. Landry will make sure that he receives only the best of medical care. He will be the only dog, but has feline friends to keep him company. His new mom has fallen hard and fast for her big baby and says he is the perfect dog!

Zuki went to her forever home with Marie & Scott in Aurora, CO. They were fostering her and just fell in love! She has 2 Pomeranians and a Lab to keep her company. They have renamed her "Zee" and decided that once you get a Dane, you'll always want to have one in your life! Zee looks forward to her 2 mile daily walks at Cherry Creek Dog Park. She'll also receive top of the line vet care at Alameda East thanks for Dr. Holly Knorr, a close family friend.

Kate went to her forever home with Heather & Tom in Denver, CO. Her new family lives right by Stapleton Dog Park, so she'll always have plenty of friends to play with! They use Alameda East as their veterinarian and plan to continue her hydrotherapy at the Animal Lodge to keep her legs strong. They were very patient with their shy new addition and are committed to helping her gain confidence and will make sure she always feels safe and secure in her new home.

Brandy went to her forever home with Roger & Theresa in Parker, CO. Roger is retired and home all the time, so she'll rarely be left alone. Brandy is a man's dog and instantly bonded with her daddy, although she thinks her mom is pretty nice too! She was even trying to help fill out the adoption agreement. Brandy has acres of land to run and play on in the country and will be spoiled rotten with all of the attention for now.

Bruno the Newfoundland/St. Bernard mix went to his forever home with Gretchen and her three kids, Ben, Jacob, and Jamie, in Aurora, CO. Gretchen had a long-time dream of owning a gentle giant like Bruno and was extremely excited to welcome him into her home and family! Jerry the cat and Sadie the cat were not quite as enthusiastic but will learn to love the big goofball. He made instant friends with her roommate's Jack Russell Terrier, Cricket, and they enjoyed a game of chase around the backyard and Cricket made sure he knew who was boss!

Gabriel went to his forever home with Amber, Chris, and their son, Jacob, in Evans, Colorado. They were very excited to meet their new addition and couldn't resist his charm and goofy personality! Gabe has a feline friend named Toby to keep him company, but will be the only dog and looks forward to being spoiled with lots of attention. We are so happy that this big boy can put his past neglect behind him and will receive the love and care he deserves!

Bosco the St. Bernard went to his forever home with Cecilia & Seth in Albuquerque, NM. He has a mixed dog brother named Brutus to play with! His new parents are both doctors, so they take extra special care of him and make sure he receives only the best of medical care. It was love at first sight for them all and they look forward to taking their new gentle giant for lots of walks during the week and weekend hikes. His new mom had done quite a bit of shopping in preparation for his arrival, including a cooling pad for the summer and an extra cushy dog bed for the winter!

Kaellen the Irish Wolfhound went to his forever home with Karri in Evergreen, Colorado. It was love at first sight for both Karri and her other Wolfhound, Augustina Mae, who welcomed him with open arms! His new mom is very experienced with the breed and committed to providing only the best of food and medical care through Dr. Mike at Canyon Animal Hospital. Kaellen looks forward to daily walks, hikes, and trips to the dog park!

Tucker the Mastiff Mix's new family resides in Centennial and it was love at first sight! His parents just lost their Great Dane, Tinkerbelle, to cancer and were thrilled to have another gentle giant to lift their spirits. His new best friend is a Chinese Crested named Capone and they were instantly playing, sharing, and cuddling like long lost brothers. Tucker's new mom is a veterinarian at Alameda East Animal Hospital, so he will receive only the best of care and is in wonderful hands.

Maddie the Great Dane puppy went to her forever home with Troy, Carol, and their kids, Drew, Mackenzie, and Eli in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were fostering this sweet girl and fell in love! She is in wonderful, experienced hands and has a Great Dane sister named Gracie, a Great Dane mix brother named Loci, and several other exotic birds to keep her company! Someone is home most of the time and she will get to enjoy many trips to the dog park, playtime in the backyard, and naptime on the bed with her friends.

Finn, the very resilient Mastiff mix puppy, found his well deserved home with Karen and Chad in Denver. They were immediately drawn to his picture on the Internet, and after meeting him in person, knew he was the puppy for them. They are very excited to work with Kary Bastyr for training, and are planning on using our very own Dr Winton as his vet! They welcomed Finn into their home with a new toy box and new leash.

Gorgeous Maggie the Great Pyrenees went to her forever home with Jennifer, Kevin, and their 2 kids, Liam and Fiona in Boulder. They are experienced with giant breed dogs and very excited to have another gentle giant around! Someone is home almost all the time, so Maggie will get lots of attention. Her new family had a brand new collar, leash, and gentle leader for her and couldn't believe what a beautiful girl she was! She will receive only the best of care for the rest of her life.

Princess, the beautiful senior Great Dane, went to her forever home with Linda in Fort Collins. Her new mom works at Camp Bow Wow and she can come to work with her whenever she wants! She will be the only child at home and spoiled rotten with all the love and attention a girl could dream of. Linda fell in love at first sight and has already looked into Pet Insurance, Obedience Classes, and decided to use our very own Dr. Mike at the Pet Wellness Clinic to continue her vet care.