Thursday, June 12, 2014

2000 lives saved

My apologies to our followers of this blog. The Administrator (me!) had a baby and moved and this blog has been neglected. 

That said, I am back with a bang and have some very exciting news!

Big Dogs Huge Paws has found homes for 2,000 RESCUED DOGS! 

We are so happy for the lives saved and so thankful for our Volunteers who made it possible!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Meet Krissy

We all love Krissy and hope giving her some extra plugs on this blog and our FB pages might drive some extra interest.

See, Krissy isn't a purebred Mastiff and she's a little on the elderly  side. These two characteristics can sometimes make people keep scrolling as they come across her profile on our website.  We don't think that's very fair and want to do our part to let you know what a great dog she is.

She was left at a shelter and was horribly depressed. BDHPI agreed to take this old lady and she has been doing wonderful in her foster home. While she is very loved, we all agree Krissy deserves a home of her own!

She is great with kids, cats and dogs! She has great house manners and is about as laid back as they come!

To learn more about Krissy, go here:

Friday, January 17, 2014

We love her, but she needs a home! Meet Daisy

Daisy is a very sad story that breaks all of our hearts. She is a darling 10 year old Harlequin but is absolutely terrified of the world. She certainly enjoys the companionship of other animals and is very comfortable with them but she needs some time to warm up to us humans.

We are not sure what happened in her life but she is going to need a very special human for the years she has left. When Daisy comes to a new place she is very timid, she will hug the walls and stand near the corner. She simply retreats- She is NEVER aggressive.

Daisy is the perfect houseguest. She doesn't chew, rarely barks, is house trained and really her only requirement is patience and a warm bed.

February will mark 1 year since she has been in rescue. She is welcome to stay for as long as she needs but we would all love to find this sweet girl her special home.

We are encouraging a home with no small kids due to her love of peace and quiet :)

Here is a link to her page:

Monday, December 30, 2013

BDHPI Loss, Remembering Cara David

It is with great sadness and shock that we write to inform you that one of our fellow Volunteers, Cara Davis, passed away on Thursday morning. Cara was traveling back to Colorado from Louisiana after celebrating the Holidays with her family when she was involved in a head on collision in Texas. Cara lost her life as well as the lives of her 2 beloved dogs. 

As some of you may know, Cara was a foster for BDHPI and has been fostering Paul-O. We have been told that Cara’s parents are very worried about Paul-O and that Cara loved him very much and was proud of the dog he is. Paul-O was not with Cara at the time of the accident and has been staying with Jennifer & Fritz Piatt. The Piatt Family has graciously agreed to become Paul-O’s new foster family until his forever family is found.

A memorial fund has been set up for Cara. BDHPI will be making a donation in her honor and if you are so inclined to do so personally, here is the link:

100% of the proceeds of this fund will be applied in the following ways: the cremation of her dogs, relocation of her cats to her parents home, bringing Cara back to Lousiana and funeral costs.

Cara was a very young 29 year old woman with a full life ahead of her and we ask that you keep her family in your thoughts and prayers. 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Lil Bit- Why we do what we do...

BDHPI was contacted by the family of a lovely woman who was sadly battling cancer. Her time on this earth was drawing to an end but she was leaving behind her beloved Mastiffs. BDHPI gladly offered to help and welcomed Buddy & Lil Bit into rescue. Two days after bringing them into rescue, their Mama passed away. We are so thankful she left knowing her babies were being taken care.

Once in rescue, we began to observe that Lil Bit didn't feel as good as she should. Her Foster Mom immediately made an appt at the vet and we were all so sad to learn that Lil Bit too had Cancer. The vet felt she was really struggling,  in a lot of pain and suffering in a way this sweet old lady didn't deserve. With the advice of the Vet, the Officers at BDHPI made the painful (but right) decision  to peacefully end her pain.

Lil Bit left us, but joined her Mama on Tuesday afternoon. We all find peace that they are together again.

Buddy, her brother, is THRIVING in rescue.  He has a lab in his foster home and they are playing together like little wild animals. His Foster Mom says she lives in fear everyday that they are going to take down her Christmas tree :)

We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be a part of both Lil Bit and Buddy's lives.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Help Harley!

My name is Harley and I’m a young, Great Dane Mix. I am recovering from Emergency Surgery after being hit by a car and I need YOUR HELP to pay my medical bills!

Please help me by going and putting "Harley's Care" in the special instructions box! Thank you so much!

When I recover I will be looking for a forever home... Want a sweet 10 month old puppy to be part of your LIFE? You can find out more about me and fill out an adoption application at!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Live Music to Benefit BDHPI- Come one, Come all!

Dec 12th @7pm
Herman's Hideaway, Denver CO

This is a very great opportunity to bring the awareness of canine rescues and live local bands together! We have selected Big Dogs Huge Paws ( ) with these bands:

8:00 pm AdrienneO /
8:55 pm La Madness /
9:50 pm The Next Arrival /
10:45 pm Two Bit Prophet /
11:40 pm Archive Nights /

This combination of music and great cause will make for one incredible night. Not good enough? Really? Ok...

Well BDHP will be bringing some of the rescue dogs to Herman's Hideaway for viewing!! YES!! The cocktail hour is from 7 pm to 8 pm Hosted by Eden Lane of Colorado Public Television and that is when these gentle giants will be available to see in person and learn more about!!

But wait... your still not willing to come out because it's a Thursday night and you have to work the next day (Assuming the bands, the dogs and the cause weren't good enough)....

We are going to incentivise the night with incredible giveaways through the night by way of prize drawings! We are talking cut and colors (Pulse Hair Salon & The Hair Ninja), oil changes, wheel alignments (AutoNation Chevy), bar tabs (Hermans Hideaway & Brent Barstad the Credit Card Guy), personal training (Michael Palser of Tattooed Strings), voice lessons (Performance High / Adrienne Osborne), art, 1 month member ship at Epic Ryde and more as we are locking down additional items!! Coco Loco is helping with t-shirt design and production we are selling at the show where 100% of the profit goes to the rescue.

SO.... plain and simple... we can't wait to see you!! 21+ $5 at the door / $8 w/o ticket. Print the ticket image in the event photo for the discount!

Thank you to Dave Stasney of Treeline Presents for putting together this amazing fundraiser!