Big Paws, Bigger Hearts: A Giant Friendship Awaits

We Help Big Dogs Find Loving Homes

The Florida Giant Dog Rescue is the #1 Giant Dog Rescue in Central Florida. We rescue and re-home giant breeds, including Great Danes, Mastiffs, Saint Bernards, and More…
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What Drive Us

Our Mission

To Rescue, Re-Home, and Reduce the number of Gentle Giant Dogs in need with Commitment and Compassion, and Community Engagement.
Our focus remains to help those most in need, continue our relationships with community animal shelters, and other rescue organizations.
We will continue with our spay and neuter programs to curb the overpopulation that plagues our state.
Meet Your New Best Friend

Adoption Ready Giants

More than a pet… a companion, a friend…a family member who will love you unconditionally . Be their one and only for the rest of their lives. Adopt one of these beautiful creatures ; they are waiting for their forever home.

Odin

Breed:
Great Dane
Age:
3 years
Today we have another stunning Great Dane to present to you. Odin is a three year old, 160 pound, Merle Dane that loves people and is good with children and other dogs. He is currently being fostered with long time Great Dane owners and is getting along with the two resident dogs.

Brie

Breed:
Great Dane
Age:
8 years
Please welcome our newest Forgotten Frosty Face – Brie. She has a special connection to the rescue, she is the mother of a dog that one of our board member owns. So when her dad became terminally ill, he asked us to make certain she was cared for, we promised we would. A promise is a promise – right?

Asher – Labradane young

Breed:
Labradane
Age:
1 -2 years
Asher (his new name) is a 1-2ish year old Labrador/Great Dane mix, better known as a Labradane. He is very sweet and inquisitive. He has lots of energy and seemingly the attention span of a gnat (thus the 1-2 year old guess). He was easily loaded in the car, but once in, everything had to be investigated with his mouth.

Sultan – Great Dane puppy

Breed:
Great Dane
Age:
9 months
The lady driver says my name is Sultan, that's not what my mom and dad called me but she says this is a new chapter in my life. Why did they leave me? I'm just a baby and I tried to be a good boy but didn't know what I was supposed to do. They never told me when I did some thing right only yelled when I did something wrong, that scared me, but I still loved them.

Penny – Mastiff

Breed:
Mastiff
Age:
young
This little lady is Penny, she and I spent some quality time on the road Saturday transporting her into rescue.

Scooby – Great Dane

Breed:
Great Dane
Age:
5 years
This handsome boy is Scooby he is a 4, almost 5 year old neutered male Great Dane, his birthdate is 6/20/2019.

Harper Blue

Breed:
Neapolitan Mastiff
Age:
4
Harper Blue - what a sweet girl! She comes out and meets you kisses and body wags! Miss Harper is a four year old blue Neapolitan Mastiff, weighing in at 125 lbs...

Maggie

Breed:
Terrier mix
Age:
6 years
Maggie is a survivor of the dog fighting industry, used as a bait dog and discarded, she has been through the shelter, adopted and now in rescue when her owner could no longer care for her.

Zalton

Breed:
Great Dane
Age:
6
Zalton is a 6 year old neutered male Great Dane. He is very typical of most Great Danes in that he is sweet and loving, but also pushy and stubborn at times.

Get Involved

There are several ways you can help the rescue. From fundraising to fostering, learn what is best for you.
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Come Meet & Greet One Of Our Giants

We frequently host fun events and fundraisers virtually or in-person where you can support the rescue, meet our team and alumni to ask questions, and quite possibly adopt your new best friend.

We have a fundraising group on Facebook – Florida Giant Dog Rescue Fundraiser.  Please join the group and you will be notified of online auctions and other virtual events. 

Frequently Asked Questions

We specialize in Giant Dogs ranging in age from puppy to senior. Situations may vary from shelters, surrenders, or intense cases. Our rescue mostly gets Great Danes & Mastiffs, however, on occasion we do get larger puppies and other breeds such as Saint Bernards, Great Pyrenees, and Bernese Mountain Dogs.

Owning a large dog is so rewarding. These large gentle giants often think they are small lap dogs. They will love you unconditionally and be grateful for the love and home you provide. However, large dogs come with large expenses between food, care, grooming, vet visits and more. Before applying please consider your living situation as some places have restrictions, and also consider your budget.

If you are interested in adopting or fostering, please visit this page

The best way you can help the Florida Giant Dog Rescue is by donating to help cover vet bills, upcoming surgeries, food, supplies and more. Our team is made of volunteers who do not get paid. 100% of the donations go to the dogs & funding the rescue.

As of 2023 Under 1 Year Old: $600

1-5: $400

5 Years & Older: $200