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Looking for a Home – Available Dogs

Many of the gentle giants that come into our rescue have been neglected or abused. Others have simply been abandoned by their owners due to a divorce, a new baby, moving, or natural disaster. We are often told that they got “too big” or “too expensive” and many of the dogs below come to us with very little training. Despite their past, rescue dogs are incredibly forgiving and very eager to please. They have so much to give and are all very special. We are looking for forever homes and permanent families who will love their new addition unconditionally and give them the love and support they need and deserve for the rest of their lives.

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Available Dogs
So originally, I was thinking that "Grover" was kind of a strange name for a big fella like me. I wasn't too sure how much I had in common with this purple Muppet character. But when a friend with opposable thumbs did some research for me, I found out that the purple Grover is considered lovable, cute, and furry - so then I figured that name fit me perfectly! But enough about the cartoon guy - let's talk about the real deal.
Hello, world! My name is Finn, and I'll be your Huckleberry! I'm a two-year-old Great Dane who would love a sidekick to spend the rest of my years with. See, my former family worked so much that they felt they didn't have enough time to devote to me, so that's how I got here to BDHP. I'm house-trained, leash-trained, and I know the "sit," "down," and "speak" commands.

Hey, I'm Abbey! I'm a 5-year-old, tri-colored Saint Bernard, and I am a BIG girl - 155 pounds, thank you very much! I'm a little sad because my former owner turned me into the shelter because she had a liver transplant and couldn't care for me anymore. I'm sad that she got sick, but I'm glad to be here at BDHP! I'm good with kids, but a little scared of unfamiliar men and people who are in "costume" (bike helmets, hats, etc).

Hi! My name is Chloe, and I'm a really special girl. I'm a 3-year-old, fawn Bull Mastiff, and I was found as a stray and taken to a shelter. Let me tell you, all that shelter business was scary! I'm so glad to be with Big Dogs Huge Paws now, where I can live in someone's home and try to break out of my shell a little bit. I really like other dogs and my foster mom says I am a pocket Mastiff and tiny but oh so adorable.

Howdy, I'm Peyton the Fawn Great Dane/English Mastiff! I'm 3 years old, and I came into foster care with my brother Eli. We were found as strays and taken to the shelter. I'm so glad to be here now though, so we can both find a good home that will help us keep some weight on our big bones. I'm good with dogs, love kids, I'm calm and quiet, and I'm kennel trained. I'm also house trained, at least from they can tell so far.

Eli here, and I'd like to share a little about myself. I'm a 3-year-old, Fawn, Great Dane/English Mastiff, and I came to Big Dogs Hugs Paws from a shelter in Oklahoma City with my brother Peyton. Can you guess how we got our names?! We were found as strays, and boy are we ever glad to be in foster care because we need to some gain some weight! I'm very calm and quiet, I'm good with dogs, love kids, I'm kennel trained, and I'm house trained.

I'm a Barbie girl, in this Big Dog world. 
Life with mastiffs, it's fantastic! 
You can brush my hair, walk me everywhere. 
I love attention, don't forget to mention...
 
Oh, hi there! Sorry, I just got a little carried away with my own song.

Mason the Great Pyrenees here, and believe me, I'm happy to be here! I was found as a stray and wound up in a shelter and I didn't know if I'd make it out of there in time. So thank you, BDHP, for saving me! I'm a male, right around two or three years of age, and like most dogs in my "Pyr group," I'm very sweet and I love everyone, 2 legged and 4 legged.

Meet our newest member of BDHPI, Ralph the 9 year old, Apricot, male English Mastiff who is one BIG gentle giant! He found himself behind bars which is no place to spend your retirement years, so the kind folks at Big Dogs gave him his get out of jail free card and he is now taking it easy at his foster home. He is house trained, knows sit, and is trustworthy with free roam. Ralph is a trooper and will stand in the tub for his baths!
Hey hey, I'm Oakley, and boy am I glad to "meet" you! I'm a 1.5 year old, black, female Great Dane, but don't let my age fool you! I'm a really good girl, and I'm so glad to be here with Big Dogs Huge Paws, where I can get a fresh start. I'm house trained, and I'm an inside dog, although the last 6 months at my old home they were keeping me outside.

Hiya friends, I'm Bullwinkle! Along with my pal and litter mate, Rocky, we've found ourselves with the fine folks at Big Dogs Huge Paws and I'm pretty excited to see who wants to bring me home forever. I'm a white, male, Great Pyrenees and I'm just shy of 2 years old! In that short time I've been with two families already but I'm hoping that my 3rd stop is the one that sticks - forever! I've been an outside, working dog up to this point.

Hellooo out there! I'm Rocky! Along with my pal and littermate, Bullwinkle, we've found ourselves with the fine folks at Big Dogs Huge Paws and I'm pretty excited to see who wants to bring me home forever. I'm a white, male, Great Pyrenees and I'm just shy of 2 years old! In that short time I've been with two families already but I'm hoping that my 3rd stop is the one that sticks - forever! I've been an outside, working dog up to this point.

Cash is my name, and I'm here to tell you a bit about myself! I'm a 3-4 year old, 165 pound, Black Great Dane. You might be wondering how I ended up here at Big Dogs Huge Paws, and I'll tell you! My former family could not afford to feed me and my brother Sarge, or provide us with the proper vet care. As hard as it was to leave, I know it was hard on them and I hope they are doing OK now.

Hi there, I'm Whiz! I'm a 7 month old, Fawn, Great Dane/Mastiff. My name might make me sound like I've got a lot of crazy puppy energy, but I'm actually pretty laid back for my age. I ended up at Big Dogs Huge Paws because I was at a high-kill shelter in Wyoming. They say I followed some kids to the swimming pool, and my owners never came to pick me up from the shelter.
Ruby, the 1.5 year old, fawn, female English Mastiff is the newest adoptable dog in the BDHP pack, and we're so excited to have her join us! Ruby is a sweet, submissive girl, but 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.
Excuse me, pardon me, the star of the show has arrived! Pleased to meet you, I'm Lenox, a 2 year old, female Saint Bernard. I just love to have fun, you know; I've even been told I'm the life of the party. I'm good with other dogs, but I'm still working out my puppy energy, so I can be extra playful. I'm great with people, I get so excited to see anyone who is ready for me to give them attention!
Well hello there! My name's Stitch, and I'm a 4-5 month old, Fawn, Great Dane/Mastiff mix. At least, that's what they tell me. You see, I'm not really sure because my short life so far has been pretty hectic and I'm not even sure about my background anymore. I was found as a stray at this young age, so I've got a lot to teach the world still! So far the humans know I'm very sweet, good with dogs, and good with kids.
Well, hello there! My name is Brutus, and I'm a two-year-old male Great Dane. I had a bit of a rough start to my young life, but BDHP has me under their care now, and I'm so happy for that! You see, I'm really a wonderful boy, but my owners didn't take me to the vet for much of anything, so I do have a few minor medical issues that my foster home is clearing up quite quickly.

Are you looking to conduct an adoption that would be music to your ears? (See what I did there?) My name is Tchaikovsky, and I'd love to be the leader of your band! I'm a three-year-old male Saint Bernard, and I was picked up as a stray. I don't let that bother me, though, as I'm about as composed (see what I did there again?) and mellow as they come, although I'll admit I can be a bit of an escape artist.

ATTENNN-TION! At Ease. Oh, hi, sorry I got a little carried away with myself. My name is Sarge and if you're looking for an easy going, 4-5 year old (I never share my true age), black & white Mantle Great Dane, I'm your guy! I was the sergeant at my previous owner's house, but they couldn't afford me, so here I am with the Big Dogs Huge Paws Army!

Hello hello! My name's Stella, and a girl like me needs a grand entrance! I'm a 9 month old, Brindle, Cane Corso and my former human got a promotion at work, so didn't have the time to give me the proper exercise and space I needed. So, I went to a shelter temporarily where I was really scared until a nice foster family came to spring me and now, here I am at Big Dogs Huge Paws!

Hi! I'm Blacky Mae! I'm an almost 3-year-old, Black Brindle, Bullmastiff, and I'm a pretty amazing girl. My sister and I came to Big Dogs Huge Paws because we were just too strong for our owner to handle anymore. I'm house trained, crate trained, and leash trained, and I've had some obedience training. I don't dig, chew, or bark.

My name is Dalilah Roxetta, and that name sure fits my personality! I'm an almost 3-year-old, Black Brindle, Bullmastiff. I came to Big Dogs Huge Paws with my sister because we were just too strong for our owner to handle, but I'm looking forward to getting out on my own and really figuring out who I am! I'm a great inside dog -- I'm house trained, crate trained, and leash trained. I've also got some obedience training.

Hello, all! I'm Draco the Daniff (that's part Great Dane, part Mastiff, for those who don't know), and I'm a happy-to-be-rescued pup looking for my fur-ever home! I came to BDHP because my original owner said there was no time for me. That's a shame, because someone who does have time to teach me the ways of the world will be rewarded with a lifetime of love from me!

Let's get this out of the way - my breed, the Dogue de Bordeaux breed - is considered a giant breed. That's probably not news to you, but my previous owners thought I was too big so here I am, with my new BDHP family. This is just a temporary stop on the way to my forever home though, and I can't wait to have a family who loves me for me. That's all a guy can ask for, you know? Let me tell you a little more about me. My name is Mumford, and I'm 3 years old.

Hi, everyone! I'm Petey the five-month-old St. Bernard, and with winter coming, you know you need a sweet, fuzzy youngster like me in your house to keep things just a little warmer! 
 
I'm a product of an unexpected/unwanted breeding (spay and neuter your pets, people!) and I wasn't taken care of properly for that reason. So I have some health issues that BDHP will be getting a closer look at.

Hi everyone! I'm Tonka, and I'm new on the scene here at Big Dogs Huge Paws. I'm a 3 year old, female, brindle, bullmastiff. I'm currently clocking in at just under 93 pounds, but I am a smidge overweight. My foster family will be working with me to shed a few pounds through a better diet and exercise. I'm good with dogs and LOVE people!

Well hello there! My name is Duke, and I'm a 1.5 year old Great Dane. I'm all black, but I've got a white spot on my chest, which I think makes me look very handsome! I'm happy to be here at Big Dogs Huge Paws, because my last home was having a hard time affording my food and I don't want to put anyone out on the street.
Pyr lovers, unite! My name is Opal, and I was dumped in the country with my brother, Jack. Thankfully, we were found and we're now safe at BDHP. Whew! We are not a bonded pair, so we definitely do not have to be adopted together but he's a pretty cool dude also. So let me tell you a little more about me, Opal. 
 
I'm ten months old and weigh right around 75 pounds.
Hello, Pyr lovers! My name is Jack, and I was dumped in the country with my sister, Opal. We are not a bonded pair, so we definitely do not have to be adopted together. I'm just happy that we were found and that we're now safe at BDHP!
 
Anyway, I'm a ten-month-old male Great Pyrenees, and I weigh right around 86 pounds.
Dozer here! I'm a big, beautiful black Newfoundland, about 2.5 years old. When I say I'm big, I mean it! I'm about 110 pounds, which makes me a pretty big girl! I came to Big Dogs Huge Paws because I was just too much dog for my previous owners. I was never really provided any proper training, so I definitely have some manners to learn, but my foster home has been working on those things with me and I am responding very well so far.

Hi, my name's Lennox! I'm a 6-year-old, male, black Newfoundland, and I'm glad to be here at Big Dog Huge Paws! I was surrendered to a shelter by my former family because they were moving. I don't mind being here though, and I'm excited to show my new foster home who I really am! So far I can tell you that I'm house trained and I'm good with cats, dogs, and kids.

Hi, everyone! I'm Brady, a three-year-old male Great Dane, and I was reluctantly surrendered to BDHP because they don't allow dogs at the new place my owners moved to. That always puzzles me, because I've heard lots of humans say that we canines are more well-behaved than many of your human-types. But I digress…
 
I'm pretty much the perfect gentleman package.
Well, here at Big Dogs Huge Paws we are unfortunately no stranger to heartbreak. Then, a dog like this guy comes along and reminds us just why we do what we do. This undeniably handsome, grey muzzled Great Dane named Beans is here to steal your heart...and probably your tears. You see, Beans has had a loving family since he was 8 weeks old.  At the ripe age of 9 years and 1 month, he thought he would have them forever.
So you say you want to break in your new walking shoes? You say you want to have a handsome man on your arm as you stroll around the neighborhood? Here I am, ready to help you in those pursuits! My name is BD, and I'm an 8-year-old male Great Dane, anxious to head out the door for leisurely walks and then head inside for couch snoozes.
 
I used to live with an older Chihuahua who was my little buddy.

My name is Bud, and I'm an awesome Black Newfoundland/Lab mix. I came to Big Dogs Huge Paws with my sister Patches. She's my best friend in the whole world. Our owner was no longer able to properly care for us, so here we are, looking for our new forever home! I'm 5 years old, and I'm 118 pounds. I might be a big guy, but I'm good with dogs and kids, I'm house trained, and I'm trustworthy with free roam.

Hi there, I'm Patches! I'm a 5 year old, Black, Newfoundland/Lab mix. I came to Big Dogs Huge Paws with my brother Bud because our owner could no longer properly care for us. Bud's not just my brother, he's my best friend too. I'm a bit smaller than Bud, just 92 pounds, but I'm still a pretty big girl!

You know, sometimes I hear that BDHP adoptive families can't decide between a mastiff and a dane. Do they want a tall, dark, and handsome dane who will be their constant companion and friend? Or do they want a soulful, tender, and sensitive mastiff? If you're on the fence, I'm your guy! Hi, my name is Moose, and I'm a male Daniff! That means I'm a Great Dane / Mastiff mix, and I'm the best of both worlds, if I do say so myself.
My name is Egypt, which may conjure up images of secrets and ancient mysteries. However, there are no enigmas here. My past is not shrouded in mystery, so I'll give you the facts. I was originally purchased as a breeding female in California. Then I went cross country on a long road trip to Texas. Along the way, I gave birth to three puppies Hatshepsut, Thutmose and Nefertiti.

Our dane friend, Blossom, is back with BDHP to give it another go at finding a forever family. She was previously adopted from BDHP, but her owners have returned her after not being able to resolve a conflict with one of their other dogs. She's been living with 4 other dogs, 5 house cats, plus foster kittens - and doing great with everyone except for one 33 pound dog.

Hey! My name's Dakota! I'm a 2-year-old, Fawn, Mastiff, and a pretty big girl at 115 pounds! I came to Big Dogs Huge Paws with my sister Shanie, and I have to say I'm glad to be here! We used to live in a home out in the country and we were inside/outside dogs. We got into a little mischief and kept digging out of our yard, but honestly it was just because we were bored and not allowed to be inside and part of the family!

Hi there, Shanie here! I'm a 2-year-old, Fawn, Mastiff Mix and I came to Big Dogs Huge Paws with my sister Dakota. I'm a little smaller than her at about 106 pounds, but I'm very skinny and a pretty big girl with lots of filling out to do! Dakota and I came here because we used to live out in the country, and we would get a little bored and dig out of our yard.

Hi! I'm Abe, and I'm a 5 year old, Fawn, English Mastiff. My family discovered that the little human in the house is allergic to me, so that's how I ended up at Big Dogs Huge Paws. I can relate though, because I have an allergy to grass, so I do take 1 Claritin a day. But that doesn't stop me from being pretty amazing! I'm already house trained, and I'm leash trained, although I sure do like to chase bunnies.

 
Named for a Greek goddess, I would be a heavenly addition to a family who would shower me with attention.
Cleopatra is my name and I’ve every bit as regal as my moniker suggests. I’m only a baby at 10 months old, but I am quite a lovely Female, Merle, Great Dane. For my age, I have an incredible vocabulary and my manners are admirable. I know the verbal commands of ‘sit, down, come, stay, heel, wait, high five, shake (both paws), wait (with a treat on my pretty snoot), back up, speak, and I will look at you if you say look.
My name is Chester, and I'm a Fawn with Merle markings, Male Great Dane. I'm quite underweight, at just 103 pounds, but I'm sure that will change with regular feedings and some time here at Big Dogs Huge Paws to fill out! I'm a bit older, but unfortunately I'm not exactly sure how many birthdays I've had and neither are the folks here at BDHP, but the vet thinks I'm around 6-7 years old.
"Hi my name is Cabo, but I prefer to go by Miles! I used to sing the Blues, but now my jams are love songs - I'm working on one now called "I fall in love too easily".  I'm a young soulful fawn male bullmastiff, around 2 years old, maybe a little younger, and am looking forward to us looking longingly into each other's eyes and watching sunsets together.  I'm already smiling just thinking about it.
Gunnie, aka (Johnny Carson) is a 1 year old, fawn, male Great Dane weighing around 100 pounds and another 15 pounds would do him good.  His family left him at the shelter because they did not have room for him. Sadly, part of his tongue is missing and his body does have some scarring.  While at the shelter, Johnny was temperament tested and passed with flying colors.

My name is Ashley, and I'm a 6-year-old, Harlequin, Great Dane. I came to Big Dogs Huge Paws because my former owners got a divorce and I guess that means they couldn't keep me. It's all a little confusing, the life of those humans, but I'm glad to be here now!

Hello, everyone! I'm Tonka, and I'm definitely not a toy breed (see what I did there?). I'm a 1 year old, neutered Boerboel. Everyone calls my color "fawn," but that sounds a bit wimpy for a handsome tank like me, don't you think?
 
I was purchased from a breeder when I was a mere pup. I was living with two very small children in a fairly small house, but my human mom has another baby on the way.
Konnichiwa! My name is Kamiko, and I've had a bit of an unstable past. Could you be the one who offers the patience and love to help me return to my former wonderful Great Dane ways?
 
See, for the first three years of my life, things were great. I was adopted when I was a pup and I learned all the things that a young Dane should. House training, crate training, basic commands, leash training, you name it.

Well hello there! My name's Roxie, and I think that name suits me. I'm a 2-year-old, white, Great Pyrenees, but that's not even close to the interesting parts about me! I might not be gorgeous on the outside currently but I will be soon now that my hair is growing back after a pesky bout of mange, and I'm also beautiful on the inside!

Did you ever kind of lose your way in life? My name is Betty, and that's sort of what happened to me. I was picked up as a stray, and as much as everyone wants me to tell them where I came from, I'm not talking. I'd love to, but dogs just aren't able to talk. Yet.

Hi, I'm Randy. I'm here to steal your heart, because that's how I roll. I'll tell you my age (5 years old) and my color (grey) but I'm keeping my heritage a bit of a secret. Anyone's best guess is Wolfhound/Mastiff mix. But, ancestry doesn't define the size of my heart. I'm good with kids and other large dogs, but I will need a home without any small dogs or cats because I do like to chase.

Sarah is a 7 year old, Brindle, female Presa Canario with cropped ears. She weighs 81 lbs and came to BDHPI from a shelter where her chances for adoption were slim to none as a senior and heartworm positive. She is now getting the medical care she needs and living the good life in a foster home with several other dogs who she gets along great with! Sarah has not been cat or kid tested yet but we should know more on that front soon.

Meet our newest big buddy, Tatanka! Tatanka is a 4 year old, 114 lb, Fawn, male English Mastiff. This adorable mug is already house trained, crate trained, leash trained, and he knows sit and down. He is an inside dog who will bark to alert when someone is approaching like a good guard dog but is mostly a couch potato true to his breed. He is over the puppy stage although he does still enjoy chewing on a nice bone or stuffed Kong.

I am Titan. I’m a 5 year old, male, ¾ Mastiff ¼ Bulldog, tan in color, and nothing but love. My original Momma was going off to be a Veterinarian so you rehomed with a family that cared for me until now. They are sadly moving into town from the mountains and the place they have chosen does not allow pets. So here I am, looking for a family that will love me for all of my days to come. I’m a good dog and have good manners.

My Goodness!  This is all so new!  My name is Stella and my brother Kingston and I are new to the BDPHI group of dogs looking for love. The King and I were surrendered by our owner because they were travelling too much and weren’t around to give us enough time and attention. So here we are starting again! I’m a 4 year old, 106 lb, Brindle, Female, Great Dane and I am quite the looker if I do say so myself.

Hi! My name is Suzy. I am a 5 year old English Mastiff. Me and my sister just found out we're being retired! Our Mama was a breeder, so while it will be great not to have a littler of puppies always around, it seems we are also looking for a home. We will be spayed. I mean, if we're retired, that DOES mean no more puppies, right? Thank goodness! We are currently outside dogs, but are THRILLED for that to change.

Grrrrr! My name is Bear...but I am not the big brown grizzly type or the smaller black type of bear...I am an 8 month old, white, Akbash. I am a sweet and playful guy who is very smart and loves to learn new things. I am a champ with house training, crate training, and learning all sorts of new tricks such as basic commands and walking on leash in my foster home. I have lots of new doggie friends there too and I just love to play chase and wrestle with them all.

Meet Lucy! This 1.5 year old, Harlequin, female Great Dane is mostly white with just a few black spots. She has a smaller build at only 70 lbs and may be mixed but looks like a purebred and would be an easy keeper for someone not looking for a super big dog. She has a huge heart and loves to be loved! Lucy gets along well with other dogs and while she hasn't been tested with cats or kids yet, we can't imagine she has a mean bone in her body.

Hello everyone!  My name is Bodacious.  But my friends call me Bodie.  I was literally a stud in Missouri before landing in my current foster home.  I’m 10 years old and, as you can see, I am a Bronze and White Newfoundland.  Yes, I have been shaved so I may not look like your typical Newfoundland at the moment, but inside I am all Newfie and my hair will grow out.

Welcome to Willow's world. This stunning Fawn, female, English Mastiff is 6 years old and has been in two previous homes.  Willow was loved in both homes but lack of attention due to five children moved her from her first home to her second home which had cats, and Willow was a little too interested in the cats. This love bug knows her basic commands, is good with free roam, does not chew, dig or bark.

My name is Sally, and I am a Fawn, 5 year old English Mastiff. I have lived with a breeder all my life, outside and I haven't had much socialization previously. I understand I am being retired, which is good, as puppies kind of get old after a while. Not that I didn't love them, but, you know how it is. Anyway, my sister and I are now seeking a forever home, where we can live inside and have a forever family to love us.

My name is Fezzik and I’m looking for a family to love me for all of my days. I’m a 6 year old, male, St. Bernard/Mastiff cross-breed and I’m a firm 110 lbs. My family has loved me since I was only 12 months old, but they had a baby and that baby has become mobile and that is just way too much activity for me.

Meet Gotti, one of our BDHP mobsters. He's ready to break free from the stress of changing environments and move on to his retirement home in a loving forever family. Gotti is a 7 year old, red Dogue de Bordeaux. Gotti and his littermate, Gambino, were surrendered to BDHP by their previous family after the family realized the dogs weren't getting the attention they deserved after a new baby and changing jobs.

Hi my name is Gambino but my foster mom calls me Gambi. I was surrendered to BDHP with my brother Gotti but don't worry we are not a bonded pair so you don't need to adopt both of us. Honestly if you promise not to tell him I will tell you a secret. I am much happier without him. I like other dogs. I never even knew that before! Just to be safe it's good if I have slow introductions but I have played with really big dogs and really tiny tiny dogs.

Starsky and his buddy Hutch were found wandering in the country...apparently their Gran Torino must have broken down after they were suspended from the police force. One thing is certain, his former owners should be in jail for letting this sweetheart get away! He is a 1.5-2 year old, mostly white Tri-colored, Anatolian Shepherd. He enjoys romping and playing with other dogs and even does well at doggie daycare.
Lloyd the Red, Male, 4-5 year old, Dogue de Bordeaux is looking for a fresh start. Lloyds family didn’t have the time to work on some of his territorial traits, so they decided it was better to place him in the care of BDHPI and help him find a new family that has the time and patience to deal with any of his issues. Lloyd is house-trained and doesn’t much care for crate containment.

They call me Leonidas around here and I have over-heard them saying I have had quite a rough start.  I have to tell you, I agree with them.  You see, I was dumped at a shelter with my schnauzer brother.   The first story they gave the shelter was that my previous Dad was beating my little doggie brother, and I came to the rescue and bit my human dad.  Then the story changed that it was a dog fight and my human was bit in the process of biting of breaking us all up.

Tank... that just sounds beefy, and this Big Boy is going to live up to his name. 6-1/2 year old Tank is rolling in at 146 lbs of male, brindle, English Mastiff, Love. Tank comes to us from a shelter where he was placed because his owners could no longer afford to care for his chronic ear infections and allergies. His original family couldn’t afford his care, so a friend took him in, saving him from the fate of a local high-kill shelter.

Stray, by definition: “A homeless and unwanted creature. Discarded” That is how my story begins, as a 9 year old stray. I was walking the streets and I was hit by a car. As you can imagine a 9 year old Mastiff isn’t always the most agile and I couldn’t get out of the way of the moving vehicle quick enough. That is how I came into rescue. My name is Tigger.

Julianna the Harlequin, Great Dane is one Special Girl. She and her special brother Tank have come to join the BDHPI family as their owner became ill and was no longer able to care for them.  Julianna is blind but you would almost never know it on a day to day basis. She is really no problem at all from that point of view. She is very outgoing and adventurous.

Meet Tank.  This 5 year old, Harlequin, Great Dane, Male is a looking for a new family to call his own. Tank and his sister, Julianna, have come to BDHPI because their owner was diagnosed with lupus and is unable to care for them any longer. Tank is what we would call protective of his house, but we think it is mostly because he is afraid as he is fairly reserved and shy in general. He just needs proper introductions with new people to make him feel safe.

My name is Annabelle and I’m the Momma to a very special puppy named Patience. I too am a Special Great Pyrenees and am partially deaf and mostly blind. I can see some light and some shapes. I’ve been living with my disabilities for my entire life, which is approximately 5 years. My owner kept me and my daughter outside so I learned how to navigate and protect my little girl in our surroundings by touch, scent and minimal sight.

VooDoo… oh the magic that you are going to do in someone’s life will be remarkable. Voodoo is a 2 year old, female, white, Great Pyrenees and she is the lovely, furry sister to Lou-doh the Great Pyr. These two pups were an owner surrender due to, space, time and attention limitations. They simply weren’t able to be cared for in a way that the owner felt they needed, so they let them go in hopes of finding them new forever families.

Truman the Big Dog is setting the stage for an encore performance. After his debut with BDHPI, Truman the 5 year old, Male, Brindle, English Mastiff was adopted by a family for almost a year. Due to moving into home that only allowed them to keep 2 dogs, he was returned to Big Dogs with best wishes in finding his forever family.

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.

Good Gracious Gatsby!! Look at the legs on you! Gatsby the tall, dark, and handsome Great Dane was just recently returned to BDHPI and is hanging out with his foster folks until a forever family swoops him up.  This young man is around 2 years old and still has some filling out to do on that slender frame. In his short life, Gatsby has been shuffled around from house to house due to his size and being a teenager.

Meet the King! This black Great Dane isn't your typical confident ruler but he is deserving of feasts and jewels for sure. He and his brother, Ace, were found as strays, starving and afraid. He remains timid but he is starting to come out of his shell and learning to trust thanks to his amazing foster family.

Everyone, please meet Eve - the luckiest girl this holiday season. Eve was rescued with several other dogs from a breeder who is being faced with neglect and animal cruelty charges. She is a 2-3 year old, Red, female Dogue de Bordeaux who is extremely emaciated at 80 lbs, as you can see in the photos. Fortunately, her skin condition is not mange, but a reaction to her emaciation and allergies. Two nights of Zrytec has already reduced Eve's scratching.

As children, we were all taught to love Macaroni because it is so much fun… and I’m here to tell you that nothing has changed! I’m Macaroni and you should love me because I’m all kinds of wonderful! I’m a 5 year old, black Great Dane Girl and I’m here because the rabbits ran me straight out of town.

Natalia is a 5 year old, Brindle, Boerboel Mastiff. Her massive size and good looks turn heads on each and every one of her walks. Natalia's original owners could not keep her and she was living the last few years out on the farm in an outdoor run with her brother, Beilo the Great Dane who is also in rescue with us.  She came to us with a hurt hind leg and is currently limping so we are going to have the vet's check that out right away.

Meet Nick, our large and in charge newest addition! This 3 year old, Harlequin, male Great Dane was the victim of divorce, moving, and his owner working too long of hours, requiring him to be crated up to 12 hours/day. Unfortunately, this big lug needs a lot more exercise, attention, and training than they could provide so he is now here with us at Big Dogs.
 Bielo is a 7 year old, Blue, 145 lb, male Great Dane. He lived previously with a Boerboel Mastiff and sadly his owners could no longer keep them after they moved. They were originally house dogs but have been living outside for the past few years, and we are happy to report back he quickly embraced his indoor living opportunity and has had no accidents.

Ducky is special. You can see it immediately when he walks over to greet you.  You can sense it in his charming, happy spirit and feel it in his gentle, loving touch. Ducky is a 1.5 year old St. Bernard and was found by the County as a stray. We don’t know much about Ducky, but we know that he is unique. He was affectionately named based on his “duck legs” in his hind quarters.

Krissy, we don’t know why your owner gave you away to the shelter, but we are sorry for your sadness and we are going to make it all better.There is a lot that we don’t know about Krissy’s past, like her age or medical history, but what we do know, we really like. This laid back, gentle, sweetheart of a dog is a senior, fawn, Mastiff Mix and she is a joy to be around.

Meet, Bruiser! This big guy weighs 130 lbs and is a 7 year old Great Pyrenees with a great big smile that will warm your heart. He was picked up by the ACO who noticed he was limping badly on his right leg and his owner did not want to pay to fix it. He has since undergone surgery to repair the injury and is on the road to a full recovery now! Bruiser is house trained, trustworthy with free roam, and his foster family is working with him on basic training.

Why would someone have two giant breed dogs just to keep them outside for their whole lives? Wouldn’t they know how much cuddling and companionship that they were missing out on by keeping us in the back yard? Didn’t they know how cold it was during the winters and how miserable it was during the awful summers? I guess we should be happy that they moved into a rental that wouldn’t allow dogs, now no other dogs will suffer.

Lily is a 5 year old, Tan, Tibetan Mastiff/Bloodhound Mix who looks like a fluffy version of her mom, the bloodhound, but emotionally she's all Tibetan like her dad. She is house trained, crate trained, leash trained and knows 10 basic commands, including sit pretty and rollover. She is a very accomplished young lady who has passed her Canine Good Citizen Test and is very obedient and loyal to her humans but she does require a strong leader.

Hi! I’m Loki, that long-legged, beautiful, lady that you’ve been searching for. I’m a Fawn, 5 year old Anatolian Shepherd and I'm looking for my forever love! My family was going through some pretty heavy changes, like a divorce coupled with moving, and they felt that they couldn’t provide me what I needed, so they thought it better to help me find a new home. Don’t cry for me, because I know that there is new life on the horizon!

Maggie is a 2 year old, Brindle, Fila Brasileiro.

 Darla is an adorable, almost 2 year old, Blue, female Neapolitan Mastiff. Her entire body wiggles as she wags and she is a very happy girl! She gets along okay with some other large dogs after proper introductions and time to work out her place in the pack, but does have some aggression issues and would probably do best in a home without any other animals. She definitely cannot be around any small dogs or cats of any kind and does have a strong prey drive.

Bebe is a beautiful, 2.5 year old, Black, female Great Dane. She is epileptic and suffers from seizures but we have them well managed on daily medication.  She is also blind but after only a couple of weeks she learned her foster home so well you can hardly tell she can't see. Bebe is house trained, not destructive, and her crate is her safe place. She will often go in to take a nap when she is feeling overwhelmed or just tired.

Napoleon(aka Bourque) is a handsome, 2.5 year old, Fawn, English Mastiff. He weighs 150 lbs currently and is just about the sweetest boy you can imagine! He is loving, affectionate, and truly devoted to his humans. Bourque is leery of men initially, but he does warm up with time and treats. He is good with other dogs and is house trained, crate trained, dog door trained and not destructive.

Chaya is a beautiful, 2 year old, Brindle, Presa Canario female. She is very sweet, loving, and affectionate to all she meets and her back end doesn't stop wiggling. She is good with other dogs, but is a dominant breed and can be aggressive. She is doing really well in a stable pack of larger dogs at her foster home with no cats or small dogs. Chaya is great with older kids! She is house trained, crate trained, and treat and praise motivated.