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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

Psst, psst! Hey, you, big dog, come over here! Hey, you look kind of lost and hungry ad scared. Come on over here! My name is Millie and I have the answer to your prayers! Let me tell you a story... I was once like you, scared and battered, without a place I could rest my head. I had at least two homes, maybe three, before I got my lucky break.

What a wonderful ending to Bee and Blake’s story. Bee and Blake, both senior Apricot English Mastiffs, were well loved and cared for in the owner’s home. Sadly their beloved owner was in the end stages of a terminal illness and was forced to surrender them to the shelter. Now, however, this bonded pair will have a most excellent new beginning with Nikki and Scott in Aurora Colorado.

Twinkles the 9-year-old, Landseer Newfie has a wonderful furever home with Robert and Mary of Aspen Colorado. Twinkles’ (aka Millie) life as a back-yard-breeder/puppy mill female was a difficult life, as it is for all back-yard-breeder/puppy mill dogs. With little human contact, let alone real love, Twinkles is fearful of people, but with Robert and Mary Twinkles will have the gentle, patient love she has never experience before.

Bobby the DDB here. I have a wonderful home with Victoria and her daughter Vanessa in Boulder Colorado. That’s good because my first start in life was not very nice. I’m a DDB so I breathe heavy and can snort pretty loudly. People thought I was growling, so I was put on a chain and left out in the back yard all by myself with no love or socialization. But thanks to Big Dogs Huge Paws I have a new leash on life.

Hoss here. Boy have I hit the jackpot with Bobbi and Joe in Longmont Colorado. My new mom works from home, so we will never be left alone (this is great as I do have mild separation anxiety). On the other hand, I have a confident personality, which is what their looking for because it takes a great guy like me to help with my fur siblings Shady the English Mastiff and BDHPI Alum along with MiniPearl & Oscar the Boxers.

Hi there, it's Everest the english mastiff/bouvier mix puppy and I've already found my home! I came to BDHPI to start learning how to be a good pup, and now my forever family is going to continue my training. Nicole and Michael of Denver, Colorado have owned giant breed pups before and know what I need to learn. They have a BDHPI alum, a Great Dane named River, who is going to help me learn by example.

Hi there, it's Chase the English Mastiff/Bouvier mix here to share my news. I came to BDHPI with my three siblings, and I've been learning how to be a good doggy. Now I have a forever family to continue my education and love on me a ton. Robyn and John of Arvada, Colorado have two cats, and their previous mastiff recently passed away. There are giant breed experienced owners, so they know what I need to be a good grownup dog.

Hello, it's Zsa Zsa the 2 year old Daniff here to tell you I have a home. I was found as a stray and came to BDHPI & my foster family. Once I'd been with them for awhile, they decided I must stay with them forever. Kimberly and Steven of Colorado Springs, Colorado are making me a permanent member of their family. They have 4 small dogs and 2 cats, all of whom are my new family now. There are also two grown kids at home, so I will get attention constantly. Kimberly grew up with St.

Hi there, it's Cora the 8-year-old Fawn English Mastiff. I came to BDHPI from a shelter in Missouri, after my owner couldn't care for me anymore. I spent a few weeks at a doggy daycare facility where I met my forever mom. Andrea of Kansas City, Missouri decided she wanted to play with me forever. She has another dog named Duke who came to visit with her, and now we're going to be best buds.

Moose the Bullmastiff here. In my short 9 months things have been pretty unstable for me. But all that has changed now with my new furever family, the Travis family of Longmont, Colorado. They have 2 beautiful acres for a young pup to play in, and I’ll have a family to watch over.

Hey it's Simba the 1-year-old, Fawn Mastiff mix, and I'm so happy. Laney and Steven of Spanish Fork, Utah are going to be my new family. They have a 4-year-old pup named Dozer, and I think we're going to be playmates. They also have children, so this means I will get a lot of rubs and snuggles. I hear there a nice-sized backyard with trees for me to romp around in, too. I couldn't think of a better place to grow up.

The DDB bonded brothers, Andre and Gaston, have a wonderful ending to a hard beginning. They were found as strays where they had no one to love them or look out for them—except each other. Now, for the rest of their lives they will live in warmth and comfort with Michael and Lori in Summerville, South Carolina. Never again will they be neglected or hungry.

Buddy, the 6-7 year-old Harlequin Great Dane is living the good life. After years of neglect, this sweet boy will have a furever home with Michael in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Michael’s heart is for the senior dogs as he feels they often get overlooked. He’s right! BUT not this time…. Buddy is one lucky senior as his days will now be spent being the sole recipient of love, care, attention and security.

Hi, It's Paul the 5-year-old Saint Bernard, and I finally to get to tell my success story! I used to be tied on a chain in my previous owners' backyard before I came to BDHPI. After living with my awesome foster parents for a bit, they decided I wasn't going anywhere!

Hello there it's Miss Bunny (also known as Cleo) to provide you with my major update. I used to be a breeding dog until I was saved from an auction so I could have a chance at a normal doggy life. And now I have found a family to provide with love and care forever.

Josie, the tri-colored St. Bernard will have her very own furever family with experienced Saint owners Kevin & Debbie in Casper, Wyoming. She will also have a fur sibling in Joe the Cocker Spaniel. Kevin and Debbie wanted to open their home and hearts in being a final home for a senior, and Josie was chosen. She will be loved and spoiled in a quiet atmosphere.

Hi there, it's Fran the English Mastiff! I was found as a stray and ended up at a shelter. I came to rescue after that and learned some awesome doggy tricks. Now I'm going to my forever home for lots of lovin'. Arthur and Mary of Omaha, Nebraska don't have a doggy right now, but they've owned dogs before. They also have two cats that will hopefully be my new friends.

Hi there, it's Eve the Dogue de Bordeaux with a HUGE update. When I came to BDHPI over Christmas 2013, I had it pretty bad. I was starved, had skin issues, a mass on my heart, an enlarged aorta, and a congenital connective tissue disorder. Once I got to the rescue though, they worked diligently to make me better and put some weight on my bones.

Harrison has hit the jackpot. This 14-month old Dogue de Bordeaux, who was found as a stray, is going to live with Wendy and her children, Skyler and Murphy, in Littleton, Colorado. Their home has been so empty since their previous giant breed family members passed away. Harrison will be the first of 2 dogs they hope to adopt. It’s important to Wendy that her dogs also have fur siblings to play with.

Thaddeus the 2.5 year-old, male Great Dane has a wonderful furever home with Timothy in Windsor, Colorado. He will so enjoy having Timothy’s older children for attention and belly rubs and having a fur sibling Thor (a 1.5 year-old Great Dane) to play with. Timothy is aware of Thaddeus’ tendency towards anxiousness, and he, and his children, will work hard to help him overcome that.

Missy Ann’s rough start in life will end being loved and spoiled, as in inside dog, with Sharon and Benton of Denver, Colorado. Missy Ann, the fawn 5-year-old female Great Dane, was badly neglected and had no training; however, Sharon and Benton are familiar with the needs that can come with rescue dogs as they had rescued one previously.

Kodiak has hit the mother lode. This 5-year-old Mastiff Mix will be going to live in the mountains of Conifer, Colorado with Becky and Isaac and their two sons, Zachary and Cody. He will be the only dog and the recipient of all the love and companionship this guy could wish for. There are 10 acres for exercise and exploration and plenty of play time with the boys. This is just the kind of environment for loyal, loving Kodiak to thrive in. Yes, this is one lucky boy.

Mark and Lindsey from Edmond, Oklahoma are my new humans, and I'm Charley the Great Pyrenees mix here to tell everyone about them and my new life! They both know all about large breeds and consider their fur babies as part of their family - as anyone should, if you ask me. I have a new Yorkie brother named Gizmo to pal around with.

Corey of Gehring, Nebraska is thrilled to announce the arrival of his new addition, Buddy the English Mastiff! After losing BDHPI Alum, Kaiser the English Mastiff, he and Daisy the Mastiff (who also came from Big Dogs) have both been lonely. Corey is committed to working with Buddy on slow introductions to the pack and will do everything he can to continue working on socialization and setting him up to succeed!

Hi-hi, it's Rosco the Great Dane, and I'm so happy!!! When my owners didn't have time for me anymore, I came to BDHPI. I learned a lot of great tricks and how to be an even better dog, and now my forever family has come to take me home. Mary and Philip of Santa Fe, New Mexico have owned giant breed dogs before, and they even have a current doggy to be my new friend and teach me the ropes.

Hi there, it's Monster the 7 year old Saint Bernard here to make an announcement. I HAVE A FOREVER HOME! My previous ownerrs were moving and couldn't take me with them. So I came to BDHPI and a super loving foster family. Once they took me in, they decided I couldn't go anywhere. Leshawn and Marco of Grand Junction, Colorado are going to be my forever foster parents. They have another Saint/Pyr mix named Jasmine who came from BDHPI also and is my new best friend to play with. I can't think of a better place to live out my retirement years.

Hi there, it's Pepper the female Great Dane reporting my update! After my mama fell on some bad times, I ended up here at BDHPI. That's OK though because I have found my happily ever after with Darlene of Loveland, Colorado. She has two kitties who are my new BFFS. She also has a daughter that I love playing with and cuddling next to at night.

Hello friends, it's Deacon the Great Dane! I was found by a rescuer as a stray, and after they couldn't find my family, I came to BDHPI. As a youngin', I had a lot to learn and my foster family was great with me. Now I have a forever family to continue my training and love on me! Christina and Jordon of Denver, Colorado are both physicians with flexible schedules.

Hi, Moncreif here. I'd like to introduce myself. First, you need to know that I "was" looking for a forever home, but as BDHP has just found the perfect home for me, I am making the announcement that I am no longer available. Hang a sold sign around my neck, ladies and gentlemen, this perfect example of canine wholesomeness is off the market! Now to be honest, I must admit that I do have a few flaws.

Hey this is Ranger the 3-year-old fawn mastiff mix. I was adopted out in March, but I found out living in the city with all the bustle was too much for me. So I came back to my foster mama, Lisa in Council Bluffs, Iowa. After a short while, Lisa decided she couldn't let me go again, so now I'm a permanent member of the family! She has two cats, and we're getting along great. I also hope to be a shining example for other BDHP fosters who come to our house. Thank you BDHP for placing me with her, and I'm happy to have a permanent couch to laze on. 

Hey there, it's Hubert the 10-week-old, male, Great Pyrenees mix pup. After I was found as a stray, I came to BDHP. My foster family got me started on basic training, so finding a home was easy peasy! I will now be living with Melissa of Loveland, Colorado. She has a Great Pyrenees already (BDHPI Alum) that I will get to play with, and there's a 5-foot fence so I can safely romp around in the backyard.

Hello, it's Shelby the 3 year old Boerboel mastiff with an amazing update. I was picked up as a stray and never claimed, so I came to BDHPI. Now I've found a great family with Baylee & Nickolas of Douglas, Wyoming. They have two cats, and I think we're going to be good friends. Baylee and Nickolas have done TONS of research on owning a giant breed dog, so I think I'm going to be in loving, knowledgeable hands.

Eja the senior Newfoundland has adopted her new humans, Reta and Joe of Lafayette, Colorado! She joins four 4-legged siblings including Nala and Snoodles the cats, Pepper the Corgi and JJ the Berner, so she will have plenty of furry friends to play and snuggle with!  Joe works from home which means constant companionship and lots of love for this sweet old lady! THANK YOU, SUSIE & DAVE, FOR FOSTERING HER! 

Hunter the 1.5 year-old English Mastiff here. It’s hard to believe I will have my very own furever home with Karisa and Brandon in Fort Collins, Colorado after being found as a stray. Not only will I have a new home, but I will have an older fur brother to help me learn the ropes and 2 little humans to love on. My new family loves to go camping and on walks, so I’ll have plenty to keep me busy and entertained.

Hoder the Cane Corso has a furever home with Rhett in Laramie WY! This ultra sweet boy came into rescue after begin found as a stray. He loves everything and everyone and his new fur sibling, Bella, is also a Cane Corso. His new dad loves to go running and hiking….2 of a Cane’s favorite things! His dad, being an experienced Cane owner, understands the stubbornness and intelligence of the breed and the need for consistent gentle training.

Marley has a furever home! Victoria and Christian of Kansas City Missouri have opened their hearts to this sweet 5-year-old Great Dane. She will be the only dog, which means she’ll be the center of attention. This was something she really didn’t have previously. She will be her parents first giant breed; however, they are experienced with the needs of a rescue dog, having had one previously.

Boris the Newfie Mix here. I must say, it’s going to be something living in my furever home. After being on my own as a stray, I need a place to call my own, and Nancy in Florissant Colorado has opened her heart and home to me. I will be the only dog in a very rural setting, but that just means that I’ll get all the belly rubs.

Daisy is proud to call Colorado Springs Colorado "home sweet home" and has now joined her new mom and dad, Kathryn and Don! Their kids are grown so she will be their new baby along with Tia the Wolfhound/Lab/Terrier Mix. Someone is home most of the time and they walk regularly at the nearby park.

Hey there, it's Lela the Saint Bernard with a HUGE update! After I was rescued by some good samaritans, they didn't have room for me in their house so I came to BDHPI. I was a little afraid at first in my foster home, but I acclimated in no time at all. Now I've found my forever home with Jascha & Jona of Centennial, Colorado. They are experienced giant breed owners who have adopted and fostered for BDHPI before. They have three other dogs that are BDHPI Alums, Mabel the Dogue de Bordeaux, Darla the Neapolitan Mastiff, and Buster the Newfoundland -- my new best friends!

Sweet Ava, the 3-year-old Bullmastiff, will be livin’ the good life with her furever mom and dad, Pam and Jim of Golden Colorado. She has 2 fur siblings, Maggie the English Bulldog and Simba the Boerboel mastiff puppy adopted from BDHP in February of 2016. This is just fine for Ava as she loves everything and everyone. She will continue her diet under her new parents, so she can achieve optimal health and condition, but otherwise she will be spoiled rotten.