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We are the largest GIANT BREED dog rescue in the world!

Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions is a national organization that rescues more than one thousand dogs
and puppies each year from countless animal shelters and individuals all across America. We rescue all of
our many breeds as well as "Unique Combinations" of our breeds from wherever they are in need!

We are a TRUE rescue!  We ONLY rescue!  We NEVER breed!  We save EVERY life!

We believe that breeding should be strictly regulated when dogs are dying every day in shelters!
Please read about our support for The California Healthy Pets Act and how every concerned moral
citizen can help support the new laws regulating breeding, so that by working together,
we can strive for a world where every animal will have a safe, loving home for life!


Soon you can subscribe to Gentle Giants Television and watch Canine Crusader Superheroes to the Rescue!
See how we can all be Canine Crusader Superheroes if we help animals in need!


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Our Gentle Giants family of 5 instantly becomes a family of 9!

 
   
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What's New?: What's New? - Latest and Greatest!

Read Letters from Our Happy Adopters: What Our Happy Adopters Have To Say!


Adoption Application: Adoption Application for a Gentle Giant and a Little Giant

Donations - Your Charitable Contribution: Make a Tax Deductible Donation to our
Rescue
- Help Us Save Lives Today! - We Really Need Your Help!

You can view our Adoption Scrapbooks and Family Albums starring our
Gentle Giants and Little Giants in their new homes with their new family!

You can watch our wild and wacky Home Videos starring our Gentle Giants and Little Giants interacting and playing together!
 
Our dogs live communally as one huge happy family - a result of our behavioral training!
 

 




 


Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions
We rescue our breeds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
from all across the U.S. and from some foreign countries!


For more than a decade, we have answered every call for help!
Now . . .



Tracy, Melody, and Burt Ward with some of their Gentle Giants

Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions is the largest giant breed dog rescue in the world, and is a non-profit charitable foundation set up by actor, Burt Ward ("Robin the Boy Wonder" from the famed TV series "BATMAN"), along with his wife and philanthropist, Tracy Posner Ward, and their daughter, Melody Ward.

More than 11,600 giant breed dogs and some smaller breed dogs have been rescued and adopted into safe, loving homes during the last 15 years by the Wards.

   
Contact Information


Adoption Information:

To Adopt a Great Dane, Borzoi, Great Pyrenees, Irish Wolfhound, Scottish Deerhound, Saint Bernard, Newfoundland, Greyhound, Saluki, English Mastiff, Neopolitan Mastiff, Ambull Neopolitan Mastiff, Bullmastiff, Fila Brasileiro Brazilian Mastiff, Adronicus Mastiff, South African Boerboel Mastiff, Dogue de Bordeaux French Mastiff, American Mastiff, Tibetan Mastiff, Spanish Mastiff, Tosa Inu, Sasquatch, Leonberger, Unique Combination or other Large Lap Dog (a "Gentle Giant"):

Also, to Adopt a Whippet, Silken Windhound, Italian Greyhound, Peruvian Inca Orchid, Chinese Crested, Xoloitzcuintle, Sheltie, Unique Combination or other Little Lap Dog (a "Little Giant"):

Please call (951) 273-1330 for Adoption Requirements. Please do not attempt to leave a voice message on this line. We are unable to respond to telephone messages.

AFTER LISTENING TO OUR ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS, IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU QUALIFY, PLEASE COMPLETE OUR ONLINE ADOPTION APPLICATION ("CLICK" TO SELECT).

Rescue Information:

To Give up a Great Dane, Borzoi, Great Pyrenees, Irish Wolfhound, Scottish Deerhound, Saint Bernard, Newfoundland, Greyhound, Saluki, English Mastiff, Neopolitan Mastiff, Ambull Neopolitan Mastiff, Bullmastiff, Fila Brasileiro Brazilian Mastiff, Adronicus Mastiff, South African Boerboel Mastiff, Dogue de Bordeaux French Mastiff, American Mastiff, Tibetan Mastiff, Spanish Mastiff, Tosa Inu, Sasquatch, Leonberger, Unique Combination or other Large Lap Dog (a "Gentle Giant") now:

Or to Give up a Whippet, Silken Windhound, Italian Greyhound, Peruvian Inca Orchid, Chinese Crested, Xoloitzcuintle, Sheltie, Unique Combination or other Little Lap Dog (a "Little Giant") now:

Please send a detailed description of your dog, including the breed and your circumstances to us in an email addressed to rescue@gentlegiantsrescue.com


Please do not send us a request for rescue if your dog is not one of the breeds listed above.

Our Gentle Giants and Little Giants


WELCOME to the wonderful world of Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions!

We rescue and adopt primarily giant breed "Gentle Giant" dogs, as well as a few smaller "Little Giant" breeds, from people who love them but who can no longer keep them, and we find them qualified, safe, loving homes as inside members of the family.  We take them whether they are perfect, or whether they have been injured and are in need of major or minor medical care.  This is our charity and we will rescue and save every life.

We also work with reputable breeders all across the United States and Canada of the many breeds that we rescue and place the Gentle Giants and Little Giants that the breeders aren't using to show or otherwise haven't sold, or dogs that have been returned to them, into wonderful, loving homes. We place great value on every life.

We have multiple facilities and many foster homes.

You can now adopt from us beautiful purebred Great Danes, Borzoi, Great Pyrenees, Irish Wolfhounds, Scottish Deerhounds, Saint Bernards, Newfoundlands, Greyhounds, Saluki, English Mastiffs, Neopolitan Mastiffs, Ambull Neopolitan Mastiffs, Bullmastiffs, Fila Brasileiro Brazilian Mastiffs, Adronicus Mastiffs, South African Boerboel Mastiffs, Dogue de Bordeaux French Mastiffs, American Mastiffs, Tibetan Mastiffs, Spanish Mastiffs, Tosa Inu, Sasquatch, Leonbergers, Whippets, Silken Windhounds, Italian Greyhounds, Peruvian Inca Orchids, Chinese Cresteds, Xoloitzcuintle, Shelties and our unique 'one-of-a-kind' Gentle Giants, such as our very rare “Doodle” a giant Great Dane/Poodle who looks like a Great Dane when he is shaved and groomed, but looks like a giant "Super Poodle" when his fur grows out. Also, check out our amazing "Woodle" an Irish Wolfhound/Poodle, our funloving "BorzAf" a beautiful Borzoi/Afghan, and our breathtaking "Great DaNewfé" a Great Dane/Newfoundland.We adopt all across America to responsible, qualified, loving adopters, but you must come here to Riverside County, California to select and adopt your Gentle Giant.

Our Gentle Giants and Little Giants are healthy, housebroken, and behaviorally trained and socialized to get along with people, dogs, cats, and other animals when properly introduced.

When you adopt a dog from us, you have the luxury of taking your dog home immediately and enjoying it the same day without having to go for medical care or training classes.

We will be writing more here and putting up photos in the future of volunteers and others who have contributed and are still contributing their devotion to our cause.

This website is constantly being updated. Soon, we will be posting detailed information about giant breed care, including how to prevent bloat, torsion and other medical problems, useful obedience and behavior training, maintenance, accessories (such as the proper collars to use), and other valuable information that you can use at home.  We will also be posting oodles of new photos, videos, letters and information about other giant breed issues.  So keep coming back!!


Available Breeds for Adoption
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Gentle Giants
('Click' below to see photos of our Gentle Giants that we have already adopted. We have many other Gentle Giants of all breeds available now for immediate adoption)

Great Danes
Borzoi
Great Pyrenees
Irish Wolfhounds
Scottish Deerhounds
Saint Bernards
Newfoundlands
Greyhounds
Saluki

English Mastiffs
Neopolitan Mastiffs
Ambull Neopolitan Mastiffs
Bullmastiffs
Fila Brasileiro (Brazilian)
Adronicus Mastiffs
South African Boerboels
Dogue de Bordeaux (French)
American Mastiffs
Tibetan Mastiffs
Spanish Mastiffs

Tosa Inu
Sasquatch
Leonbergers

Doodles, Woodles, Naffies and AirDanes
Fostered Gentle Giants for Adoption


Little Giants
('Click' below to see photos)

Whippets
Silken Windhounds
Italian Greyhounds
Peruvian Inca Orchids
Chinese Cresteds
Xoloitzcuintle

Shelties
Gentle Giants Buddies for Adoption
Fostered Little Giants for Adoption


Special Dogs
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Hard-Of-Hearing Dogs
Blind Dogs

















Hi Tracy:


I wanted to thank you for answering the phone at 1:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. You weren’t kidding! You really give support 24/7.

Thank you for your advice and for sending me to that awesome vet who took great care of me and the new member of my family, "Bear."

We kept that name because you named him perfectly. He is a bear! Thank you for calling the animal hospital and taking care of everything. "Bear" is already doing much better.

Take care.

Martin

 
Dear Tracy and Burt:


Thanks for all of your help last  night - the advice worked perfectly.  I went down, rapped on the crate, sternly said "No barking," and went back up.  I could hear her wimper, but she didn't bark again.  Then this morning she was a complete love, and is so responsive it's incredible.

Thanks again for being there.  This process is so moving.  I need to relax, I think.  She is already beginning to.  Take care.

Ian

P.S.  Every day it gets deeper and deeper. She is such a dream. Thank you for helping me be this happy.
Every adopter receives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
FREE assistance and help for the entire lifetime of their adopted dog!



More Happy Adopters!


Angels sing to Baby sleeping on 'Doggie Pillow'
Giant English Mastiff "Titan" and beautiful baby, Camilla May,
share a quiet moment of love and trust



 
Lindsey, Steve, and "Dudley"




I had been looking for an English Mastiff for a while. I wanted to own one since about four years ago, however I was not too happy about the prices breeders were asking and only being able to find two breeders in California.

One day while on the internet trying to find Mastiffs for adoption (she wanted to adopt rather than buy), Lindsey found the Gentle Giants website. She filled out an application for me, and we were approved.

The house and agency are awesome. Burt and Tracy put so much love and passion into what they do and are committed to finding every dog they can a safe, loving home. They are so caring and friendly. When Tracy brought out "Promethius" whom we renamed "Dudley" I just fell in love. Later that night, we adopted him and Sunday morning brought him to his new home.

Thanks to Tracy and Burt we not only found our dog, but we came across big breeds of dogs that we had never seen before, and now have a list of about five other dogs that we hope to get from them in the future. Bringing "Dudley" home was so great and easy.

Burt and Tracy have the dogs in top shape before letting them go home with their new family. We loved that since we wanted Dudley to have an easy move and not be sick or anything else, and just be able to concentrate on getting to know the family and our home, instead of having to drove back and forth to vets.

"Dudley" is also completely trained, as all their dogs are. We have not had to correct him on any of the things that most 8 month old puppies need to be corrected for. He doesn't bark, he doesn't chew, he is housebroken, and he is just an all around AWESOME dog!

If anybody is looking to adopt a dog, whether you know the big breed you want or not, Gentle Giants is the place to go. Even if you are not thinking of a big breed dog because of all the stereotypical questions, apply to Gentle Giants and I can guarantee you will find a dog that you love. Big breed dogs are so gentle and calm, and they get along with smaller breeds wonderfully.

You will not regret adopting from Burt and Tracy, or your big dog. All the dogs at their home get along, are loveable, and are just looking for a good home. If any of you are unsure about a big breed dog, put all you concerns to rest. You can't go wrong there.

Steve

Additional Note from Lindsey
:

If anybody is hesitant on adopting a big breed dog, I know how you feel. Before we adopted "Dudley" I was resistant because I did not really want a big dog to terrorize my house, bark loud and at all hours, chew everything up, and get hair everywhere. I am the one that is home all the time, so I did not want to be the one always correcting it, and then have it possibly not like me as it likes Steve.

I WAS WRONG!!!! Not only do I love "Dudley" but I am the one that wants to come back and adopt the other five breeds of dogs. Steve is happy with "Dudley" and maybe would like one more, but not me. I want to own six big dogs all together now!

"Dudley" does not chew, bark, shed at all, or terrorize the house (in fact he doesn't like it when he can't see me, he becomes worried that something is wrong, so he follows me around everywhere).

Last night was his first night at our house, and he slept completely through the night. He tells us when he needs to go outside, and he does not respond to the other dogs of our neighbors.

He is an incredible, wonderful dog! He is big, but so cuddly and so loveable.

He slept in between Steve and I last night, and I completely forgot he was there, he slept so well and soundly. For everyone not so sure about a big dog, I am now a true believer that they may be better then many smaller dogs.

I was a doubter, but believe me, give Gentle Giants a chance and you will not regret it
.




Your Dog is SAFE eating our Gentle Giants World Class Canine Cuisine!

"Pet food manufacturers have voluntarily recalled more than 100 brands of dog and cat food across the nation since March 16, 2007. The recall was prompted by reported cases of cats and dogs in the United States that developed kidney failure after eating the affected products."  U.S. Food and Drug Administration

  FDA's Ongoing Pet Food Investigation
 

Pet food scare: Details on recall

 

FDA Asks if Pet Food Tainted on Purpose

  Pet Food Recall Expands
  New Pet Food Worry: Contaminated Rice
  Keeping Pets Safe

You don't have to worry if you order our Gentle Giants World Class Canine Cuisine dog food. We don't use wheat or wheat gluten, and our dog food is made here in the USA with the very best ingredients. We don't use any ingredients imported from China or from any other foreign country.

Our dog food is suitable for all dog breeds, from the very smallest to the very largest, and for all life stages, from weaning puppies to the oldest seniors. Our feeding and care techiniques along with our dog food have produced amazing results with our gentle giants living as long as 14 to 18 years (see below).

  We adopted "Princess Leah" at 16 years old (left), "Marble" at 8 years old (center), and "Sadie" at 2 years old (right) to Ed and Lindy Kalpakoff

Hi Tracy,

Just wanted to let you know that your 16 year old "Princess Leah" acts like she's a puppy. She's Ed's baby. Follows him everywhere and loves her walks. She's awesome!!!


Lindy Kalpakoff



Meat, Fish and Eggs
Vegetables
Fruits
Grains
Vitamins and Antioxidants
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Chicken
Carrots
Cranberries
Brown Rice
Vitamin A
Herring
Sweet Potatoes
Blueberries
Barley
Vitamin B12
Eggs
Beets
Apples
Oatmeal
Vitamin C
 
Peas
 
Flaxseed
Vitamin D3
 
Celery
   
Vitamin E, Vitamin K
 
Lettuce
   
Glucosamine
 
Parsley
   
Chondroitin
 
Watercress
   
Beta-Carotene
 
Spinach
   
Omega-6 Fatty Acids
       
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
       
Spirulina, Taurine, Niacin


 
 
Gentle Giants World Class Canine Cuisine
can be delivered to your home or business!



Gentle Giants rescues dogs from every state in the U.S.


Adopters and Rescued Gentle Giants arrive
at nearby Ontario International Airport



Gentle Giants Rescue is located 50 miles east of Los Angeles





"Avalanche"

Name:  Avalanche

Height: 43.5 inches at the shoulder, 45.5 inches at his back end

Weight: 305 lbs

Stands: 7’3” on his hind legs

Favorite pastime: He loves to sit in your lap. Unfortunately, when he does, no one has ever been able to get up.


A Regular Sized Great Dane
(photo taken same day)





Our Great Dane "Sammy" is our giant baby that is still growing!
Current Height Standing: 7' 3" - Current Weight: 285 lbs


Gentle Giants Television ("GGTV") will be soon be providing
Subscription Entertainment Programming in High Definition
featuring our dogs, cats and other animal stars in a wide variety of
comedy, drama, and news shows like nothing you've ever seen before!



Our multi-channel programming will include . . .

(1)
The K9 News Network (KNN) anchored by our gentle giants and little giants with feline correspondents providing up-to-date worldwide dog and cat news, including special events, valuable information for caring for your favorite dog or cat, and ideas and solutions for everyday problems that you can use;

(2)
Robin to the Rescue, a zany new reality TV series starring the 'Caped Crusader' who is now the 'Canine Crusader' with a houseful of giant dogs in real life stories, hilarious situations, and heart warming moments;

(3)
Puppycam of Baby Puppies playing;

(4) Kittycam of Baby Kittens playing;

(5) Ask the Vet!* what you and your pet can expect on your next visit to your vet's office;

(6) Obedience and Behavior Training for you and your pet;

(7) New Pet Products that you may want to know about;

(8) Hilarious Pet Home Videos;

(9)
Spoofs of well known personalities and their television programs;

(10) A Pet's Life, featuring a dog, cat, or human each week with an amazing story;

(11) Gentle Giant Heroes, powerful and dramatic real life stories how 'man's best friend' has saved peoples lives or has made an impact on our world by doing something extraordinary!

(12) Canine Crusader Superheroes to the Rescue! - You don't have to be a real Superhero to help innocent animals in need. We can all be a Canine Crusader and a Superhero if we adopt our local animal shelter or local animal rescue and help out in any way that we can.

Each of our Canine Crusader Superheroes programs will focus on very special people who provide assistance to animals in need where help is needed most, right in their very own hometowns. We invite you and everyone in America to find your nearest animal shelter or animal rescue and volunteer your time or make a donation. Tell us about your contribution and we'll put it on our website. Some of your stories will be presented on our TV series.

*
If you have one or more questions that you would like to ask one of our expert veterinarians, please submit your questions to us and we will discuss them with our vets. Please submit your questions to hd@gentlegiantsrescue.com and include your full name, city and state. Due to the volume of potential questions, not every question will be featured on our programming.

All of this family oriented programming will be available to you
24 hours per day, seven days a week, full screen on your computer
in crisp high definition. You can also participate with your
questions and comments that will be answered on camera.
Watch for more details and our sign up day specials!





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Please Note: Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions, Inc. reserves the right to make changes, additions, deletions and/or modifications to its website, documentation, requirements and policies at any time. All such changes, additions, deletions and/or modifications to its website, documentation, requirements and policies may apply retroactively at the discretion of the company.




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