Our goal is to find the best match.

GLMR rehomes English Mastiffs in a multi-state region which includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Western Pennsylvania. (If you reside in another state, please see our Home page for other resources.) Working with a network of volunteers, our goal is to optimally match the dogs that we bring in through our surrender program with loving adoptive families. We have developed a structured adoption process that allows us to evaluate the temperament of our rescues so that we can determine the environment in which they will thrive. At the same time, we meet with our adoptive families so that we can understand their desire and the factors which will affect the success of the placement. 

Before adoption all of our rescues are evaluated for carefully for temperament while they reside in the foster care of a trained volunteer for at least two (2) weeks. During that time, or longer if necessary, GLMR will treat any medical conditions and have the dog spayed/neutered if needed.

To begin the adoption process, please complete the application below in its entirety. You must be at least 21 years of age to submit an application. A volunteer will follow up with you to understand your situation and desire. We are very careful about our placements, so please understand that there will be a number of steps to complete including a home visit, the submission of veterinary records, and reference checks. If you are renting you will need to provide written assurance from your landlord that large breed dogs are allowed in your home.

There is an adoption fee of $450 for adult Mastiffs, $550 for Mastiffs under one year of age and Mastiffs 6 years or older are $300.  Please note that we rarely have Mastiff puppies in rescue.

 All items noted with an asterisk (*) must be completed in order to process your application. Please mark the question "N/A" if it does not apply to you. Please note that your comments should NOT EXCEED a maximum of 150 characters.

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First Name*
Last Name*
Address 1*
Address 2
Home Phone*
Mobile Phone*
Work Phone
Preferred number to be reached*
Best time to call*
Date of Birth
List all names AND ages of all people residing in the household.*
Housing Type*
Do you own or rent your home? * Own   Rent   
How long at your current address? *
Do you have a fenced yard?* Yes   No   
If not, how will you provide exercise?
Have you ever owned a Mastiff? * Yes   No   
Please list all pets you currently own (include breed, age, gender).*
Have you owned other dogs in the past (breed, age, gender)?*
Are all of your pets spayed/neutered?* Yes   No   
Are your dogs on heartworm preventative?* Yes   No   
If applicable, how would you teach children how to respect a Mastiff?
Have you ever had to surrender a pet? Why?*
Is there a leash law where you live? *
Who will be the primary caretaker of this Mastiff? *
Where will the Mastiff be kept during the day? *
Where will the Mastiff be kept at night? *
How will the Mastiff be cared for when you're on vacation?*
What do you think the annual costs are to care for a Mastiff?
Are you willing to take your Mastiff to a basic obedience course? If no, why?*
Please describe your house-training method:*
What made you choose the Mastiff breed? *
Describe your “ideal” Mastiff (e.g., gender, age):*
Are you willing to have a GLMR volunteer visit your home by appointment? * Yes   No   
Would you be willing to pay for transportation or travel costs?* Yes   No   
Are you interested in providing foster care?* Yes   No   
Veterinarian Name*
Clinic Name*
Clinic Address*
Clinic Phone*
Reference Name*
Reference Name*
Would you be interested in volunteering?* Yes   No   
How did you hear of Great Lakes Mastiff Rescue?*
I/We certify the information contained in this application*    
Digital Signature*

GLMR is a registered 501 (c) (3) NFP organization
Contact us at mastiff.rescue@gmail.com
P.O. Box 47256 Chicago, IL 60647
  (844) 6MASTIFF or (844) 662-7843