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Adoption

Giant Breeds Currently in Rescue

Many of the gentle giants that come to Big Dogs Huge Paws have been neglected, abused or found as strays & out of time at a shelter. Others have simply been abandoned by their owners due to a divorce, new baby, moving -- to name a few. Many who surrender their dogs tell us they are “too big” or “too expensive." Some of the dogs coming into rescue are well-trained and well-behaved, but others need the time and patience to grow. Despite their past, giant breed dogs are incredibly forgiving and eager to please. They have so much love to give and are all very special. We are looking to place these amazing dogs in forever homes with families who will love the pup unconditionally and give them the love and support they need for the rest of their lives.

Quick overview on terms:

  • New to rescue - under evaulation: We are still evaluating this dog's special needs in terms of medical care, behavioral issues and temperament/personality. You are welcome to get on their waitlist. You will be notified when they are ready for adoption if/when it is your turn. If you see a pending adoption appear on a dog you are waitlisted for, it means a family ahead of you on their list has been matched with the dog. 
  • Pending Adoption: This dog has been matched with a forever family and will be heading to their new home as soon as transport/placement can be arranged. You can stay on their waitlist in case the adoption falls through, but it is uncommon.
  • Medical/Behavioral Hold: This pup requires advanced care medically or behaviorally before they will be ready for adoption. You can get on their waitlist and will be notified when they are ready for adoption if/when it is your turn in line. 
  • Permanent Foster: We have decided this pup needs to stay in rescue. As such, they are not available for adoption.

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Available Dogs

Healing a heart is one of the most noble things a person can do. Would you be willing to help me do just that? My name is Darcie, and I'm a 4-year-old female English Mastiff. My canine sister passed away recently, and I grieved. A lot. Even lost a lot of weight. I miss her terribly, and I'm looking for a loving home that can help me get some spring back in my step. I'm house-trained, crate-trained, and good on a leash.

Giovanni, aka Gino, is a very handsome 2 year 10 month old, brindle Old English Mastiff who finds himself with us due to size restrictions and his owner not being able to find a rental that would allow them to bring their gentle giant along with them. We do not understand why our giants are so discriminated against but we do promise Gino's owner that we will love him and care for him like one of our own until he finds his furever home.

Yogurt, or Yogi for short, is a 10 month old white Great Pyrenees who comes to us along with his brother Ben (they're a bonded pair) when their owner decided for the best interest was to surrender them to us so we could find them a home that would be able to offer them more one on one time with their owner as their previous one working upwards of 16 hour shifts.Yogi is a great boy and he is already leash, house and crate trained and was an indoor/outdoor dog.

This is Ben. Ben is a 10 month old, white Great Pyrenees that comes to us with his brother, Yogi (They're a bonded pair) as their owner could not find suitable housing for them and was working upwards of 16 hour shifts and they felt that these boys need more one on one time with a family and we agree.

Moose is a 3 year old, Mantle, male Great Dane who came to BDHP through no fault of his, but because his owner has health issues and was no longer to care for this special guy. Moose should be an easy dog to add to your home and pack. He is house trained, is an inside dog, knows a few commands, he's not a barker, digger, or chewer. He's not allowed on furniture, and is trustworthy with free roam.

Meet Ranger! This handsome man is 5 year old Danelabpyr (Mama was a Dane/Lab mix and Daddy was a Pyr) so he is very unique mix. Ranger is a sweet boy who has some shyness and confidence issues and because of his current living situation, he is not happy and his owner is choosing the best thing for him which is trusting in us to find him the right home.

Maisy Mouse is a an adorable, 2-3 yr old blue Great Dane who was found as a stray and never reclaimed and as they say one man's trash is another man's treasure and cannot treasure our new addition any more! Maisy is an absolute doll who loves to petted all over and she is so very sweet with all the people she has met.

My name is Belle, and I would really love to find my forever castle. I am a 16-month-old, fawn Bullmastiff and would adore a playful partner or family. I came to Big Dogs after my owner decided she couldn't care for me anymore. I am crate, house and leash trained, plus I know the commands sit, stay, heel, no (in German!). I'm good with dogs and children, and maybe I'm OK with cats.

"Oh Dani girl, a home, a home is waiting..." Danica (aka Dani) is a super darling, 1 year old, black female Great Dane. This poor lass came to rescue after someone found her wandering on their property with Demodex Mange. It is not contagious, and she is well on the way to recovery. She is also a super trooper because she's all tail wags and snuggles despite her condition.
So I'm another victim of the "no large dogs allowed" landlord rule. I think that rule stinks. After all, don't people know we biggies are usually a lot more well-trained than some other dogs? At least I certainly am! My name is Elliot, and I'm a 2-year-old male Great Dane. My color is "brindle," for all you Dane fans out there. Let's talk about my training. I'm house-trained, crate-trained, leash-trained, and even obedience-trained!
Meet Buddy the Bernese Mountain Dog. Buddy is a 4 year old, Bernese Mountain Dog that has come to us to find his forever home, one that will take care of him medically and understand him. This sweet boy was owner surrendered to a shelter due to two minor bite incidents where he was provoked and were not his fault.
Hello, humankind! My name is Buddy, and I'd love to be yours! I'm a 5-month-old, black, male Great Dane pup. I have big paws to grow in to, and I'm hoping I can do so with your family in my furever home! Right now, I'm really timid and shy…  but I also don't have a mean bone in my body. I'm a sweet young man hoping to blossom with love and training.

Lucy, a 6-year-old Fawn English Mastiff, is looking for a forever home to give her the love she deserves. This sweet girl was very emaciated when she came to the shelter. After receiving the love and care she needs, we have discovered that this incredibly sweet, timid little girl does very well with other dogs and cats. While we don’t know what happened in her past, but she is very shy and fearful of strangers and needs time to warm up to you—treats help.

Romy the 3.5 yr old, Piebald Great Dane/American Bulldog Mix has come to BDHP through no fault of her own. You see her family was moving and they were unable to find a place for their sweet girl but had lined up a long term foster who fell through last minute so with Romy's best interests in mind they surrendered her to us. We promise to find Romy a wonderful new forever home and once you hear all about this girl you'll be on her wait list lickety split!

Mozart, the 2 year old, tri-colored, male Saint Bernard has finally found a place to rest his head while waiting on his forever home to come and swoop him up. Mozart was picked up by a fellow rescuer off of a popular online yard sale page being given away for free with no regard to where this sweet boy would end up.

This is Hank, a 4-5-year-old, Fawn, male Mastiff mix. Not much else is known about him as he was found wandering the streets as a stray but we suspect he has never known the comforts of indoor living before now. He is happy to be inside, warm, well-fed, and have a comfy bed to lay on now and is catching on to basic training quickly. Hank is extremely laid back and super friendly with everyone. He also gets along well with other dogs (cats unknown).

This beautiful senior is 8-year-old Casiber. He’s a 106-lb, white with tan markings, Great Pyrenees mix. He’s trustworthy with free roam and is house trained, leash trained, and knows his basic commands. Casiber has been debarked sadly but he is doesn't let it hold him back from patrolling his property and keeping his family safe from threats.

I'm telling you, sometimes I just don't understand you humans. I'm a great guy, but my former owner had to give me up because his landlord didn't allow bigger dogs where he lived. Harrumph! Anyway, let me introduce myself. My name is Midnight, and I'm an 8-month-old male, black brindle in color, Neapolitan Mastiff. I'm a nice young man and I'll thrive with further training.

Hello, it's Jace the 11-month-old, Fawn Great Dane! I'm back in rescue because my mama was allergic to me -- not my fault, but still a bummer. Hopefully my new family won't sneeze with me around. I am house trained, crate trained, leash trained and know the command sit, though I am learning other ones with the proper treat motivation. I am good with dogs and older kids -- cats are just too much fun to chase!

From the worst circumstances sometimes come the most inspirational success stories. My name is Dozer, and I'm a 9-year-old male English Mastiff. Let me tell you a little about my past. I came from a hoarding-type situation where there were many… far, far too many… of us canines living together. We were all in a small area and didn't have access to a lot of things most humans (and even dogs) take for granted.

How do you do, my name is Moxie and I'm a 2-year-old, fawn Anatolian shepherd. I'm here after being found as a stray. I am so happy to be out of the shelter and into a warm foster home. I'm good with other dogs and super friendly. I haven't met any cats yet, but we could be friends. My family is working on the basics like house training, crate training, leash training and basic commands.

Who doesn't love puppies?!? Check out this adorable little guy...Brownie the 4 month old, Red male Great Dane/Hound mix. He and his littermates were not in a good situation but AC intervened and we are happy to report that they are now safe and sound in a foster home with BDHPI. While we don't know their true birthday, we do know that they can't wait to celebrate their adoption day and are eager to meet their forever families!

Who doesn't love puppies?!? Check out this adorable little girl...Luna the 3 month old, Merle, female Great Dane/Hound mix. She and her littermates were not in a good situation but AC intervened and we are happy to report that they are now safe and sound in a foster home with BDHPI. While we don't know their true birthday, we do know that they can't wait to celebrate their adoption day and are eager to meet their forever families!

Who doesn't love puppies?!? Check out this adorable little girl...Reese the 3 month old, Merle, female Great Dane/Hound mix. She and her littermates were not in a good situation but AC intervened and we are happy to report that they are now safe and sound in a foster home with BDHPI.  While we don't know their true birthday, we do know that they can't wait to celebrate their adoption day and are eager to meet their forever families!

Who doesn't love puppies?!? Check out this adorable little guy...Rizzo the 4 month old, Tan & White male Great Dane/Hound mix. He and his littermates were not in a good situation but AC intervened and we are happy to report that they are now safe and sound in a foster home with BDHPI. While we don't know their true birthday, we do know that they can't wait to celebrate their adoption day and are eager to meet their forever families!

Who doesn't love puppies?!? Check out this adorable little guy...Roscoe the 4 month old, Tan & White, male Great Dane/Hound mix. He and his littermates were not in a good situation but AC intervened and we are happy to report that they are now safe and sound in a foster home with BDHPI.  While we don't know their true birthday, we do know that they can't wait to celebrate their adoption day and are eager to meet their forever families!

Who doesn't love puppies?!? Check out this adorable little guy...Scout the 4 month old, Red & White, male Great Dane/Hound mix. He and his littermates were not in a good situation but AC intervened and we are happy to report that they are now safe and sound in a foster home with BDHPI. While we don't know their true birthday, we do know that they can't wait to celebrate their adoption day and are eager to meet their forever families!

Who doesn't love puppies?!? Check out this adorable little guy...Skittles the 4 month old, Merle male Great Dane/Hound mix. He and his littermates were not in a good situation but AC intervened and we are happy to report that they are now safe and sound in a foster home with BDHPI.  While we don't know their true birthday, we do know that they can't wait to celebrate their adoption day and are eager to meet their forever families!

Nykyrian is a very handsome, black Boerboel mastiff that was dumped with his sister Genevieve by what we can only assume was their breeder. They were found with a note attached to them stating their breed and that they were born on 10/2/16 - that is all. While we are happy that they were found and we are able to them we find it sad that backyard breeders treat these dogs in this manner. Nykyrian is a sweet, happy boy who is already 51 lbs and growing like a weed!

Hello, human royalty! My name is Duke, and I'm hoping to soon be adopted and treated like a king (or at least a prince - I'm still pretty young, you know). I'm a 10-month-old male Cane Corso, and I check in at right around 76 pounds right now. I'm a handsome blue and tan color, as you can see from my photos.
My name is Cannoli, and while I'm certainly not a pastry, I am indeed pretty dog-gone sweet! I'm a 2-year-old female Cane Corso. My previous life consisted of being tied up in a back yard, and that's no life for any dog. So I'm very much looking forward to a new chapter in my life story. I used to live with children, and I'm good with the kiddos. I'm other-dog-friendly, people-friendly, and I walk well on a leash.

Unix, aka Harper, has thankfully found her way into BDHP and we promise this young girl that it will be better days from here on out. Harper is a 1.5 year old, fawn, female English Mastiff who was surrendered to a shelter because of her shyness and fear of strangers.

Lyric is an impressive looking young lady who is need of a new forever home. She is a mantle, 3 year old, Great Dane with some of the most impressively long cropped ears we've seen in quite some time! Lyric was left with her current family in what was meant to be a temporary situation but after a year they weren't coming back and her temporary family couldn't keep her any and we are more than happy to help this beauty find her forever family.

Look at this sweet ball of fluffy cotton! At only 6 months of age Chris has already been passed around multiple times with this last stint ending him in doggy jail because he was a stray. He was not claimed, and thankfully that means he will become a member of the BDHP family and we'll always take care of him. He is super cute, friendly and cuddly and he has nothing but love and happiness to spread around.

Zeus is a handsome 4 year old, black Great Dane and we know he won't be with us long before his forever family swoops him up! He his house, leash and crate trained but he can also be trusted with free roam of the house - so whichever works for you, works for him. He is not at all a barker or a chewer but he will dig occasionally when he is bored but this is easily remedied with exercise, entertainment and supervision...a tired pup is a happy pup.

This sweet 14-month-old is Nala, the female  Great Dane/Mastiff mix needs a forever home. She lost her home when her owner lost hers. She is house trained, and leash trained and knows “sit” and “here.” She is still quite young, so it may be a good thing to provide her own special den (crate) where she can be when she is not supervised.

Oh Hopper, how we love thee...let us count the ways! You are a young, happy friendly boy of only 8 months but oh boy the live you have lived until now. Our hearts ache for you but we are thrilled to be able to promise you that you will never ever see that side of things again.

Okay, so you know how sometimes a name really does fit someone perfectly? How about this one? My name is "Dane," and I'm a 2-year-old, Merlequin, male Great Dane! Pretty perfect, huh? Kinda like me, actually. My former owner had me since I was a pup, but she has a lot of kids and another on the way, so I wasn't getting the care, love, and attention I deserve. That's why I'm here. So let me tell you a little bit about me.

Sweetie, is a 1 year old, bronze female Newfoundland who has luckily found her way into our program after her breeder surrendered her. Sweetie is a lovely young lady who is great with other dogs and is now very much enjoying her indoor life and all the perks that come with being a pet!

Kylie is a 4 year old, bronze and white Landseer Newfoundland who comes to us a breeder. Kylie has never had puppies and her owner wanted her to go to a good home and that we can do! She has so far been a little anxious but she is experiencing many firsts and it's understandable that she may take a few weeks to get used to living indoors and being around all new people, dogs, cats and kids. She is doing great however and taking most everything in her stride!

Athena is a beautiful Blue, 1.5-year-old, Blue Cane Corso. Unfortunately, she lost her home when her owners lost theirs. She is house trained, crate trained, leash trained and knows basic commands such as “sit,” “come,” and “leave it.” This is a breed that does need their exercise, and without it, Athena can get bored and may chew or dig. She is very sweet and loving and gets along with other dogs and kids (cats unknown).

Dakota is going to be a big boy...at only 10 months old he already topping 100lbs...with such large paws to grow into we know this gentle giant is going to be, well, giant! Dakota was abandoned and picked up by animal control where he has been kept safe but the kennel environment isn't great for him, which we find for many of our giants, and so he is coming into our program where he can into a foster home that can work on his confidence levels.

Hannah is a 2 year old, blue Great Dane who was unceremoniously dumped on a rural road by her owners...in a terrible condition..She came to us approximately 20 lbs underweight (all of ribs and hip bones protruding), still lactating so she had or has puppies somewhere that we can only hope are safe and well; she also had a
Hodor is coming to BDHP with his sister Danaerys because their family has been unable to secure housing that allow giant breeds - an unfortunate incident we see far too often. This sweet boy is an 8 year old, Black Great Dane who would fit into just about any home! He is house, leash and crate trained but at his age his most definitely trustworthy with free roam - an amazing benefit of adopting an adult dog!

Danaerys is coming to BDHP with her brother Hodor because their family has been unable to secure housing that allow giant breeds - an unfortunate incident we see far too often. This pretty girl is a 5 year old, Piebald Great Dane who is just as well socialized as her brother. She is house, leash and crate trained although she doesn't' need to be crated because she is trustworthy with free roam also.

Who wants to be your lifelong buddy? Why, ME, of course! My name is Buddy, and I'm a 1.5 year-old, male Great Pyrenees. I may be a bit of a mix, but I'm not telling. I currently check in at right around 85 pounds, and I'm looking for a home that understands my breed and its quirks. See… I'm a pretty smart guy. I can open latches and gates, so I can't be left outside unsupervised and I'll need secure fencing at my new furever pad.

Hello all my name is Dax and I'm a 4 year old, fawn with merle patches on my floppy ears and cute muzzle. You see my brother Dante and I had been locked outside, neglected and left to hang out with a pig, horse, donkey and chickens and we all did well until an incident with the mini pig that caused our owners to give us up rather than try to understand what caused it in the first place.

Meet Nala! She is around 10 months old and a Great Dane/Bullmastiff (& maybe greyhound) mix with striking brindle markings. She sleeps all night either in a crate or loose on a dog bed in the bedroom and has had no accidents. During the day Nala has a 54" crate to hang out in and she is calm and content in the crate. She gives sweet kisses and is great with adults and kids alike!

Shelby is a 3 year old fawn, Boerboel Mastiff who is sweet as sugar and ready to find her forever home. She is good with most other dogs after very slow and proper introductions, but true to her breed she is initially leery and reactive to strange dogs. She is good with cats, but would prefer a home with no small children.

Blanca is a sweet, fluffy, 3 year old 95 lb white Pyrenees mix who is coming to us from a shelter...you see Miss Blanca recently became a tripod and this happy girl wasn't doing well with the slippery floors in the kennels so she is happy to be in a home environment with carpet and rugs for traction along with comfy dog beds. Blanca is very friendly and gentle and she gets along with dogs of all ages.

Athena is a lovely, 2 year old white Great Pyrenees that was surrendered to a shelter due to an incident with another dog at the residence. On leash she seems to do fine but she is very scared of other dogs in the home and does have some guarding tendencies so she would do best as the only dog. Athena is very friendly, affectionate dog with people - even with strangers - and truly enjoys the companionship and love she receives from any person within touching radius!

Naki is being a bit quiet about herself currently as we are getting to know her and her us but we are patient and will provide this sweetie with whatever she needs till we know all about her. She is a 2 year old, fawn Mastiff/Saint Bernard mix...so maybe she can have the honorary title of Saintiff and this will make her extra special!

Kubiak was found roaming a neighborhood with no owner in sight and he was taken in by a local family in order to keep him safe, warm and fed. No owner came forward and this sweet, 3 year old, black Great Dane is now in great hands with BDHP and he will be receiving the nutritional and medical care he needs. Kubiak is quite emaciated but with regular meals he is gaining weight nicely and will be filled out in no time.

Miss Luna is a 3 year old, Merle Great Dane who is house trained, crate trained and walks very well on a leash. She was originally a puppy mill dog and is still a bit timid and more comfortable around other dogs than humans as a result. She is a good girl who knows how to come, sit, lay down, take a break and go to your room - she is one smart cookie! Luna doesn't bark, chew on items that are not hers and doesn't ruin her nails by digging holes for no reason.

This beautiful 7-year-old, black brindle Mastiff mix is Mya. Unfortunately, her family is no longer able to keep her due to relocation and traveling for work, so someone else is going to be very lucky. She is house trained, trustworthy with free roam, leash trained and knows most of her basic commands. Not only that, buy Mya is very low maintenance, doesn't need much exercise, loves car rides and gets along with other dogs and kids.

Athena was surrendered to local animal control facility in pretty rough shape - thankfully they knew she needed some extra TLC and contacted us to bring her into our program. Athena is a 6 yr old, fawn, female Bullmastiff who has obviously been bred quite frequently but will never have to be used like that again as she will be spayed.

Mr. Duke, the very handsome and distinguished gentleman of 7 years is looking for his new home. He is a 105 lb black Labradane (Great Dane/Labrador mix) who has come to BDHP due to the new addition to the house.

Anchors aweigh!  Meet Bosun our 150lb.,11 year old, male (Bronze and White) Newfoundland.  This handsome boy is looking for a home with minimal stairs as he does have arthritis. He is an indoor dog who is trustworthy with free roam. He is leash trained, enjoys car rides and knows sit. Bosun barks to alert and is not allowed on the furniture. He does not dig or chew and has lived with dogs, cats and children.

Dante, is a 5-6 year old, black, male Great Dane who is coming to us from a shelter where he was surrendered along with another Great Dane named Dax. You see Dante and his brother had been locked outside, neglected, starved (he was 40 lbs underweight upon arrival) and left to live with a pig, horse, donkey and chickens. He did so without issue for several months until an incident where they had an altercation with the mini pig.

Hi, I am Eowyn, the 2-year-old, fawn, female Boerboel Mastiff. My previous owner felt that I needed a more experienced owner who would have a little more time to devote to me (and let’s face it, being a mom of kids does keep one’s hands pretty full). In addition, I am a challenging breed that needs someone who can work on leadership training and handle my power and dominance as I am not the dog breed for the average dog owner.

"The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire." Meet Nixon, he is a 3 year old Mantle Dane who has come to us with some medical issues that we are bound and determined to solve for him and get him healthy and on his way to his forever family. Nixon has wobblers disease and while his owner's were told previously he didn't need surgery, we are going to get a second opinion and make sure we are doing everything possible to ensure quality of life.

How do you do, my name Brandy the 5-6 year old Great Dane/Saint Bernard mix and I love to roo! I came to BDHPI because my owners felt I wasn't good with their children, given my old age. I am house trained, crate trained, leash trained and can be inside or outside -- though I prefer the couch. I love to go on car rides, and I enjoy playing with other dogs, too. I am a little scared of thunder and water hoses, so can we avoid those?

Quin is a 5 month old, brindle 'Gladiator Dane' which just means this cute bundle of fur is a Dane/Mastiff mix. Quin is 55lbs of silly puppy that has unfortunately not had the best socializing up until this point so he can be timid but not fearful. He is house trained and crate trained and he loves other dogs, but prefers to dine alone which easy enough in crate or another room.

Grace is a 4-year-old white Saint Bernard/Pyrenees mix. She was born on a sanctuary and lived outside with lots of other dogs in kennels with little human contact so she hasn't been well socialized. In spite of that, she is a super sweet wiggle butt who is eager to learn and to please and loving all the attention she is getting now. She gets along with other dogs and is living with 2 currently, but kids might be a bit much for her due to her timid nature.

Rieley, the 132 lb, 9 year old, tri-colored Saint Bernard has arrived! He was surrendered to a local animal shelter due itching which we suspect is allergy related. We will be figuring out what is causing this for him and get him on his way to recovery and his forever family. Rieley is a typical Saint with an independent nature but he still very much enjoys his time with his family and is a big lover boy.

This beautiful fawn, 5-year-old, Fawn Bullmastiff is Nala. Living circumstances have changed for her family, and this wonderful girl is looking for her furever home. She is house trained, crate trained and leash trained. She also knows commands such as sit, stay, no and kennel. She loves car rides, Nylabones, natural bones and stuffed animals, but guns and fireworks scare her.

Abby hasn't had the best start to life which was evident when she was rescued off of an online site by her current family. She was emaciated and clearly used to breed but once her usefulness was over with she went to whomever had the money first; and lucky for her she ended up in a home that cared for her. Abby is a 4 year old, Cane Corso with cropped ears.

Mr. Diesel is a 2 year old, brindle, male Presa Canario who is looking for his happily ever after - could it be with you? He is house trained and trustworthy with free roam, as long is there is no food on the counters -- that's hard for anyone to ignore! This young guy loves to play and would love an active owner or fellow dog. Diesel is great with cats, older kids and most dogs, but he needs proper introductions.

Please meet Sylvia, a lovely, 7-8 year old, cropped brindle Great Dane. This darling girl was found as a stray and since no one came to claim her we decided we would and make her part of ours! Sylvia will be an amazing fit for any home as this sweet, mellow girl is friendly with everyone she has met so far. The shelter told us that she passed her dog test with flying colors, kept her kennel clean, and had no food aggression despite her condition.

This regal, gentle 8-year-old Anatolian Shepherd/Great Pyrenees Mix is Bode (now called “Leo” for Leonidas). He is looking for a place to call his own after his owner’s circumstances changed. He would be best as the only dog and he is truly a gentle giant. when it comes to people True to his breed he will calmly and quietly patrol the property, mark his territory, and will bark to alert.

How do you do, my name is Cleetus! I'm a 7-9-year-old Mastiff mix. I have spent the past 5 weeks in Animal Control and let me just tell you how much I love the sweet taste of freedom! I am so grateful to my foster family for taking a chance on me and giving me a chance to enjoy the comforts of a home once again.

I'm hoping that third time will be my forever home! My name is Zeus and I was transferred over to BDHP after being surrendered back to the shelter I was adopted from 3 years ago. My parents were getting divorced and for some reason I was unable to go live with either of them, so here I am, waiting again for that home that will be mine always. I'm a 3-4 yr old, 125 lbs Saint Bernard/Mastiff mix (it's the best guess and we're going with it!).

Most people love their Nana, right? I'm hoping to find a home where I can find that type of love, as I feel I have a lot of love to give. My name is Nana, and I'm an 8-year-old, Black, female Great Dane. My foster family also calls me Nana Banana. I'm a typical Dane -- I have been called "lovely and sweet" with the usual gentle giant temperament. I'm house-trained, kennel-trained, not destructive and well-mannered.

Kiara is in the house! Hello all, l'm a 10 year old, 118 lb Saint Bernard and I've arrived into rescue because of circumstances out of my control. I lived with the same family for most of my life, but they were forced to relocate & were going to euthanize me. Thank dog I was saved by a lady who wanted to make sure that didn't happen, and now I'm at BDHPI.

My name is Addison, but my friends call me Addie. I'm a 10 month old, female Newfoundland. Some say I am a super fluffy, cute bundle of joy...others say crazy puppy with sharp teeth who has much to learn....I say it depends on the day! I was thankfully surrendered by my breeder to BDHP because I was born with the genetic conditions PDA, SAS, and Severe Pulmonic Valve Stenosis.

Hello-hello, this is Harriet the black with salt and pepper Great Dane Mix. I think I'm around 8-10 years old, but you'd never know it because I am young at heart and still love to play. I recently came back to BDHP because of some issues with the small dog in my home. Ideally I would love to be the only dog where I can get all the love and attention. I've been cat tested and did just fine with them, but I haven't had a ton of experience with them.

Salt here and I'm coming to BDHP due to some sad circumstances. My mama had to surrender me because my daddy passed away a year ago and she cannot afford our old house anymore so we have to part ways so we can both get back on our feet. I am a 4 year old, Harlequin, female Great Dane and I'm house trained, leash trained and an inside dog. I am trustyworthy with free roam and I only bark to alert.

Hi friends! My name is Skye and boy do I have a story to tell you! Three years ago my sister and I were born into this world and through no fault of our own we were born deaf & blind. We were born deaf & blind because an irresponsible backyard breeder used their 2 harlequins to produce a litter of puppies and this caused a genetic defect called the double merle gene.

Hello Friends! My name is Cleo and if you have a minute I would like to tell you my story. Three years ago my sister and I were came into this world born deaf & blind. We were born deaf & blind because an irresponsible backyard breeder bred their 2 harlequin Great Danes to produce a litter of puppies and this caused a genetic defect called the double merle gene.

Hi, Bear here! Bear as in a teddy bear, not a grizzly bear!  I am a 2 year old, brindle, male English Mastiff.  I am house trained and crate trained, although I am trustworthy of free roam. I am not a barker, digger, or a chewer and am a total couch potato!  I am good with kids and most other dogs.  Upon meeting other dogs I can be fearful and bark - I definitely need proper introductions, but I warm right up. Cats are unknown creatures to me.

Hello there! My name is Cleo – I might not look Egyptian, but I can be very regal at times. I’m a 7-8 year old Great Dane/mastiff mix who can’t wait to find a forever family. My previous owner couldn’t keep me anymore because of a work transfer. I am house trained, crate trained, great off leash and know the commands sit, down and come. I definitely love being inside more than out and will only bark during play.

Hi, my name is Pearl! I am a 5 year old, light Merle Great Dane female and boy am I glad to be with BDHPI! You see, I was found as a stray and barely alive at the time. I was completely emaciated with mammary tumors and heartworm positive. My chances of adoption at the shelter were slim to none due to the medical care I would require. I am now happy to report that I've gained weight, and my tumors and heartworm have been taken care of!

Bonjour, comment allez-vous? My name is Fifi, and I'm a sweet 3.5 year old red Dogue de Bordeaux. I came to rescue after my previously family found they didn't have time to talk me on walks and were without a big yard for me to play in. I can be a bit of a handful on leash and am reactive to other strange dogs. While I am okay with some dogs after slow, proper intros, I'll admit I'd rather be the only dog and spoiled with all the love and attention.

Hi! My name is Ursula and boy am I glad I found a place in rescue! It's so much better here than where I was! I was abandoned in a park right behind a shelter one day after the intake was closed for the day. I was only 85 pounds, very thin, in need of eye surgery and heartworm treatment. I wasn't in the greatest health and honestly I was feeling pretty low. But then I was saved, and now I know better days are ahead and I'll be getting the medical care I need!

Hi, I'm Griffy! I'm a 5-year-old English Mastiff, and I was surrendered to rescue simply because I was "too big." I don't know how to be anything other than who I am though, so I'm not going to apologize for my size!  For an English Mastiff, I am pretty average sized. I'm a big, strong boy and may come across as intimidating upon first meeting a stranger, but I am a big softie on the inside.

Hello there, I'm Bella. I'm a 7-year-old, Grey Brindle, female Irish Wolfhound. I'm here with rescue because my owner passed away. I'm really missing my owner and my Dalmation friend who lived with me, but I'm glad someone was willing to help me find a new home and I am doing great with the other dogs in my foster home and the tiny human who runs around the place. I'm house trained, crate trained, and leash trained.

Queen of Hearts (aka Queenie) here and while I must admit that my name may make you think I'm not fond of those who disagree with me, let me assure I am all about love! You see in my short 2.5 years I was left to fend for myself and my 11 (yes, you heard that right) puppies underneath an abandoned house. And you will have to forgive me for a minute as I toot my own horn here because I was very proud of what I did!

Ruby the 3.5 year old fawn, female English Mastiff is a special jewel looking for her forever home. She is a submissive girl who had a run of bad luck with her left rear leg. Ruby suffered a fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE), which is essentially a stroke in her lower back on 8/27/14. The good news is Miss Ruby's prognosis is positive, and she has done physical therapy for two years to help her leg get back its mobility and she is making progress slowly but surely.

HELLLLLOOOOOO there, my name is Sally and I'm a 7-year-old English Mastiff. I came to BDHPI after my sister and I were used for breeding. Now that my sister has been adopted, I'm just waiting to find my forever home. I am leash trained and have good recall off leash. I don't bark and have learned all the good manners a dog should have from my foster family. I am good with other dogs after proper introductions.

Say hello to Moses. He won’t part the seas or bring you a tablet with words to live by, but he will be a loyal companion and promise you his undying love. Moses is one cool Cane Corso pup that is Blue in color and only 2 years old(almost 3).  Moses has been bounced around quite a bit since his original parents divorced and his mom had no place to take care of him.

Maggie is a darling 6-year-old brindle Fila Brasileiro who came to BDHPI from a shelter in South Dakota. When she was first adopted out at 9 months old, she had the typical puppy antics, and the family didn't have time for her. So she's back with her foster family and has learned a great many things since then. True to her breed, she can be dominant at times. She has been thriving with her foster's other dogs since she is last in the pack order.