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.

Norman – Great Dane

Breed:
Great Dane
Age:
5 years
Our boy Norman arrived at this foster late last evening and is getting a chance to decompress and relax.

Diamond – Great Dane

Breed:
Great Dane
Age:
2 years
"Diamond is the sweetest girl. At first she is extremely shy and submissive but once she gets to know you and trusts you, she is a Velcro dog and only wants to be next to you. Demands your attention and always wants to be petted.

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.

Duke – adoption pending

Breed:
Great Dane
Age:
3 Year
This handsome fella is Duke - with a birthdate of 2/8/2021 he just turned 3 years old. He came into rescue with a female Dane named Diamond who is not yet ready for adoption.

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:
Husky
Age:
1 Year
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.

Havana – adoption pending

Breed:
Great Dane
Age:
3 Years Old
This beautiful lady is Havana. She is a retired breeding dog that I met this morning and has come into rescue. She is a three year old blue Great Dane.

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