News & Calendar

Picnic season is here! These are a blast every year. Pack up your pooch and come hang out with lots of other Mastiffs; enjoy refreshments, prizes and plenty of dog talk.
The Michigan GLMR Picnic will be held August 23rd from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at McCurdy Park in Corruna, Michigan. For more information: ./2014 Michigan Picnic Invite.pdf
The Northeast Ohio GLMR Picnic will be held Saturday, September 6th, 2014, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM  in Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Road, Medina, Ohio 44256. We'll be featuring an art auction with all of the proceeds going to GLMR.  If you are an artist who loves to create Mastiff or dog-related items please contact us if you would like to donate your creation for the picnic!
The Illinois GLMR Picnic will be held Sunday, September 28th in Busse Woods. Times and directions to follow.

BarkBox - A Great Gift Idea!
BarkBox is a subscription-based online service where members receive monthly surprises for their dogs consisting of all-natural treats, hygiene products and toys. Each box is carefully crafted for your dog's specific size -- even big enough for a Mastiff! Use the code GLMRBBX1; you'll receive $5 off your subscription and GLMR will receive a $15 donation! Find out more at BarkBox!
Meet 4 yr. old Ginger, aka "Wiggle Butt." As you can see from her smile, Ginger is a love who enjoys nothing more than to snuggle on the couch watching TV (her favorite shows are Animal Planet and Cops). But she's also an exceptionally agile athlete (yes, we're sure she's a Mastiff) who is energetic and playful. She's house-trained, crate-trained and generally well-mannered, although she has been known to counter surf so her adoptive family just needs to be a little tidier than her foster mom.

Before she went on Prozac, Ginger was a little nervous, but now her anxiety is completely controlled and everyone who meets her loves her. Still, she needs to have a home by herself without children or any other dogs.

Ginger is currently living in Chicago, IL.
Please fill out an application on our "Adopt" page and specify that you are interested in Ginger so that a volunteer may contact you!


This month we have a very special need for assistance. Our girl, Jasmine, desperately needs surgery! Please read about this brave, sweet soul on our Dog of the Month page to the left.
 Great Lakes Mastiff Rescue ("GLMR") has been helping pure-bred Mastiffs and their families since 2004. We serve the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Western Pennsylvania. Made up of over 100 volunteers across the region, GLMR has rehomed hundreds of Mastiffs since its inception. We offer adoptive families a support network to ease the transition of the Mastiff into its forever home. GLMR has also counseled many families to provide support, encouragement and training advice to help keep Mastiffs in their homes. The care we provide our Mastiffs includes a high quality diet, the best veterinary care, and behavioral evaluations of the highest quality.
As every Mastiff Lover knows, giant dogs come with giant expenses. This is especially true in rescue where so many dogs come to us in dire need of medical care. Just last year we spent $45,000 for medical treatment including $10,000 for heartworm treatment, $19,000 for reconstructive knee surgeries and $16,000 for routine veterinary care. We are blessed to be funded almost exclusively by your generous donations, which are critical to helping us cover the veterinary expenses and the costs associated with keeping these dogs in rescue until they are adopted into their forever homes. Thank you! Since we are a 501(3)c tax exempt charitable organization, your tax deductible donation can be made through PayPal from the Donate link on this page or can be mailed to us at: Great Lakes Mastiff Rescue, PO Box 308, Bolingbrook, IL 60440.


GLMR is a registered 501 (c) (3) NFP organization
Contact us at
P.O. Box 308 Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(206) 202-3543