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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

From wandering as a stray to enjoying the Park City, Utah scenery? Don't mind if I do! Hogan the Cane Corso/Neapolitan Mastiff mix here to tell everyone more about my ideal home with Matthew and Marissa. They're fans of rescue (Matt is even a director at an animal rescue)  and have two dogs and two cats.

Claire the Great Dane has gone from homeless in a shelter to the lap of luxury in her foster turned forever home with Kristie and Tony in Black Forest Colorado! She joins BDHPI Alum, Ripley the Great Dane, Marco the cat, Superman and Godiva the horses, and chickens so there is no shortage of 4-legged friends to keep her entertained in her golden years.

Merry Christmas Rochester!!!! You must have been extra good this year because Santa Claus and the elves at BDHP have found the perfect home for you sweet old Saint. Mr. Rochester will be spending Christmas and every day after with Dana and Brian in Omaha, Nebraska.

Chestnut the Great Dane is pleased to announce he'll be enjoying the holidays near a warm fire with a new forever father! Chestnut came to BDHPI from the humane society as a stray. Now he'll get the cushy, comfy life with Christopher of Denver, Colorado. Chris lives in a condo near downtown, so Chestnut will get to hear lots of awesome sounds and stay up to date on the action.

Happy to report that my previous breeding days are over and now I'll live the life of luxury, it's Sadie the Mastiff here to talk about my new beginning! Marc from Frisco, Texas is a previous BDHP adopter with lots of Mastiff experience, and he chose me to add to his family! He currently has Lambert, a five-year-old English Mastiff from BDHP. So I'm happy to pal around with a new Mastiff buddy.

Ally the Great Dane is pleased to present her amazing news. She came to BDHPI after wandering around as a stray & going to a shelter. Then she came to live with her foster parents. In the process of teaching her, they fell in love and now she's staying put. Sarah and Michael of Lakewood, Colorado are happy to add her to the family forever. They have fostered tons of giant breed dogs before, so they know what she needs to become a great adult dog.

Dozzer the Saint Bernard has the best holiday news EVER! He came to BDHPI after being rescued on Facebook and relinquished due to his size. Now he is going home with Chad of Littleton, Colorado, who has lots of experience with Saint Bernards. He lives in a two level condo, so Dozzer has tons of room to hang out. He also lives five minutes from a huge dog park, so Dozzer will get plenty of exercise. He is so happy that BDHPI gave him this third chance.

Sada, the 1-year-old Boerboel / Mastiff mix will be living the life with Kristl in Salt Lake City Utah. Kristl is an experienced giant breed owner and understands that Sada is still a puppy with puppy behaviors. Sada will enjoy having her very own fursibling, Bodell the St. Bernard who was also adopted from BDHPI, and Sada will join Bodell on for daily walks and weekend hikes.

King will soon be enjoying the royal treatment and sharing his kingdom with a duke...well, at least a collie/shepard mix named Duke and a gentle Newfie named Zoey. Oh, and Tilo and Christine, who live in Centenial, Colorado and have lots of dog breed experience. King will enjoy free roam in the house and a doggie door to go outside.

Lobo the Great Pyrenees has a home with Andrea and David in Estes Park, Colorado. Lobo loves to play, and he will have wonderful siblings in Violet the Alaskan Malamute and even Lucifer the cat. Andrea and David understand the trauma that Lobo has experienced in the past and have dealt with anxiety with Violet. This is just the peaceful and secure home Lobo needs to help him overcome the past experiences.

Charley the English Mastiff has found his forever home, the best present ever this holiday season! He came to BDHPI from a shelter since his owner couldn't take care of him anymore. So he came to live with a wonderful foster family, who have now decided he is staying put. Brian and Bree of Colorado Springs, Colorado are so happy to add this pup to their family.

It's a holiday miracle! Blanca the Great Pyrenees has found her forever home! She will be staying put with her foster failure mama Meredith of Boulder, Colorado. She has two other dogs that Blanca will learn from and play with as she grows. Their location in Boulder allows for a lot of hiking, walks and play in green spaces. They also have a backyard for days when Blanca wants to chill at home. She is so happy to have been placed in this home.

This new napping place seems pretty swell to me! It's Susey the English Mastiff, just checking in to let you know that Judy and Clark from Thornton, Colorado chose me to be their new canine couch potato! They previously adopted a Neo Mastiff named Da Vinci/Vinnie from BDHP, and he unfortunately went to the Rainbow Bridge recently. So I hope I can help them heal from their loss.

"On, Wisconsin… on, Wisconsin…" has become my new favorite song, because Janis from LaCrosse, Wisconsin chose me to adopt and head north! Her Pittie/Lab mix who was 11 years old recently went to the Rainbow Bridge, and Janis' heart hurt. She was ready to adopt another rescue dog, and another big one - and she chose me. I'm so grateful!

Klister the Merle Great Dane mix has a furever home! He will be living with Katherine and her children in Aurora, Colorado. They currently have no other dogs so Klister will not need to share his toys or his family (he will like that). He will also have a huge back yard to run around in and plenty of love and belly rubs.

Ben the handsome Great Pyrenees is pleased to announce he's found his perfect home. He came to BDHPI after having some issues with a kitty. Now he's going to live with Andrew and Beth of Arvada, Colorado. They have another dog in the home and no kitties, so he's going to be so happy.

Hello, everyone! It's Quinn the Mastiff mix puppy here, checking in to let you know all about the place where I get to rest my big paws! Kimberly and Zachary from Colorado Springs, Colorado fell in love with me, and the feeling was pretty mutual. I'll get to grow up with a 12-year-old boy and romp in a big, shady, fenced yard.

Turkey the Mastiff (aka Clooney) will be extra thankful this Thanksgiving as he celebrates the holiday and his new forever home with Darlene and Robert in Morrison, Colorado. He'll have two new fur-friends, too: Dante the Elkhound/Chow mix and Hailey the cat. During the day, Turkey will enjoy relaxing at home with access to a dog run for fresh air and the call of nature, he will also enjoy running around the fenced back yard and daily walks around the neighborhood.

Duke is going to be treated like royalty in his forever home in Peyton, Colorado, as he joins Jan and Michael and their Anatolian Shepherds. Duke will have FOUR acres of fenced yard to run to his young 1 y/o heart's content. Jan and Micael have lots of giant breed experience, so Duke will grow into a secure and happy giant. Welcome to your new home on the range, Duke! THANK YOU, CAMBRIA, FOR FOSTERING THIS HUNK OF LOVE!

Mac the Mastiff/Great Pyrenees mix is pleased to announce he's found a forever family. He ended up in a shelter due to circumstances beyond his control when original owners passed & the people who took him in were evicted. Now Mac will be spending his comfortable days with Laurie and Scott of Lee's Summit, Missouri. They have a german shepherd/husky mix for Mac to chill with. There are also four children in the home who will give him constant love and attention.

Harley is one lucky Dane! He is going to live with Geri in Colorado Spring Colorado. There he will have 3 other fur siblings: Boscoe the Dane, Maddie the Lab mix and Charlotte the Dane. His mom is an experienced owner, having had Danes for 37 years. This is a good thing because this poor sweet heart had a very rough start in life and learned that the world was not a kind place.

Attention! Attention, everyone! It's Sarge the Great Dane here to alert you - I'll be stationed fur-ever with Carol and LaVaughn in Aurora, Colorado! They're previous adopters from BDHP and have had several Great Danes in the past, so I'll have wonderful, caring, experienced new humans. Their Great Dane recently had to go to the Rainbow Bridge, so I'm hoping I can help their hearts heal. I'll have Petey the St. Bernard (a BDHP alum) and a lab mix to hang out with, and lots of human time for loving and petting.

Hey there it's Thunder the Neaopolitan mastiff, and I've been hit with the best fortune! I came to BDHP from a shelter where I was very depressed. Now, I'm going to a wonderful forever home! Mandie and Trevor of Evans, Colorado are going to take amazing care of me. They've owned giant breed dogs before and know exactly what I need to succeed.

Mayflower the DDB is pleased to say she's found her home. After being found as a stray, she came to her foster family to learn how to be a good dog. Then they decided she wasn't going anywhere. Piper and Robert of Powell, Wyoming are proud to be foster failures with this adorable girl. She will continue with the pack and grow up to be an amazing Dogue de Bordeaux. She is so grateful to have gotten off the streets and into a loving home.

Koda the Anatolian puppy is happy to announce he's found a forever home. Debra and Christopher of Evergreen, Colorado are taking in this adorable pup. He's going to learn lots from them, so he's going to be a great adult doggy. There are two other dogs in the house who are near the end of their lives, so Koda will help comfort the family to grieve and heal.

Athena the Blue Cane Corso has a wonderful home with Spencer in Brighton, Colorado. Spencer is an experienced giant breed owner, having owned a Neo previously. She is young and does experience moments of shyness and skittishness, but Spencer understands that positive re-enforcement training will help her gain confidence.

Azuca the Great Pyrenees here, happy to report I've found my forever family. Kari and Sean of Aurora, Colorado are making me the third, furriest member of the family. They have two cats that I'll learn the ropes from and even play with from time to time. Kari has different friend's dogs over from time to time, so I'll have various playmates around the clock.

HELLO, it's Khloe the Saint Bernard. When my family moved and couldn't take me, I came to BDHPI. Since I was still a puppy, I had a lot of training to learn, and my fosters were awesome with helping me. Now I'm going home with Kristina and George of Denver, Colorado. They have owned giant breed dogs before, there are two other dogs in the home to be great examples. I'm so happy to have found a place to grow up and become an amazing adult Saint. Thank you, BDHPI, foster mama, Kathy and the rest of the family!

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.