We are an all volunteer dog rescue organization devoted to helping abandoned or surrendered giant breed dogs in the Virginia area.

The giant breed dogs come to us from  various situations: financial reasons, development of allergies, families moving away and unable to take the dog with them, and many more. Some d
ogs are found as strays with no identification to locate their original family. Occasionally we will rescue dogs from hoarders or from abusive situations. The reason a giant breed dog comes to us is not as important as our mission to take care of
the giant breed dogs, ensure they are healthy and find them loving forever homes. They all need our help and we need yours.

If you are interested in adopting a giant breed dog, start by looking at our "Available Dogs" page. They all come from different situations but they all share the desire to be loved and to love back. Our available dogs are just waiting to be by your side and keep your feet warm at night!

We are here to guide you and help you find the right giant breed dog for you and your family. If we don't have your perfect giant breed dog, we can help you with other rescue organizations to find the perfect giant breed for you. We only want to help each giant breed dog find a forever home. We make every effort to ensure the dog will be a perfect match for your family. Please contact us and we'll help narrow down which dogs will be best for you.

After looking over our available dogs, please fill out an adoption application , located on our "Available Dogs" page.

If you are interested in helping our rescue, please see the "Ways You Can Help" page and fill out a Volunteer application.

If you are looking to surrender your giant breed dog, please contact us.

Dog of the Month

Esma is a 6 yr old Great Dane. She is very sweet and a wonderful girl. She enjoys the company of calm dogs but is a little grumbly with hyper/in your face type dogs. She loves your company and snuggle time. Esma's foster takes her to many places and she is wonderful wherever she goes. Easy on leash and all around sweetheart.

We are a 501c3 organization. All donations made are tax deductible and a tax donation letter will be sent for all donations received.

A financial statement is available upon request by either contacting the treasurer at treasurer@giantheartsdogrescue.com or send a written request to the VA Office of Consumer Affairs.

After many procedures and tests, there was just nothing else that could be done for our sweet boy, Casper. In memory of Casper, we have created the Casper Fund. All donations to this fund will be used solely for our medical needs dogs who need more than standard vetting. All donations are tax dedcutible and a letter will be sent to the address provided in the donation. Please continue to honor Casper's memory and support our cause to never turn away a medical needs dog. Donations can be made here: http://www.petcaring.com/nonprofits/casper-fund/41354