News & Calendar

Annual Holiday Newsletter
Our holiday newsletter, featuring some real tear-jerkers, like Jasmine's fantastic recovery from surgery, will be in the mail soon. But if we don't have your address or you're looking for a preview, read it online here: Holiday Newsletter 2014

Thank You for Helping Major
We would like to thank everyone who helped our sweet puppy, Major. He is now available for adoption. See his story on our Dog of the Month page above.
The International Kennel Club
Watch for news about the IKC Show to be held in Chicago in January 2015.
GLMR Fundraisers
We have a number of fundraisers planned, just in time for the holidays.

Fresh Holiday Wreaths
Back by popular demand, we'll be teaming up again with
Christmas Forest, offering beautiful, long-lasting fresh wreaths. Ordering is easy. Just visit the Christmas Forest website and include the club code "Mastiff" when checking out your order!

Holiday Cards
We have boxed holiday card sets or postcards delivered to your door in six festive designs pictured here: GLMR Holiday Cards To order, see our Donate page, and don't forget to designate whether you prefer cards or postcards.
Shop Our Friends
In addition, we encourage you to see the Shop Our Friends page for holiday gift ideas. These are organizations that generously support GLMR throughout the year.



GLMR Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary!
As GLMR celebrates its ten year anniversary, we'd like to share a little of our history with the people who have made all of this possible. Through your efforts, more than 900 English Mastiffs have left difficult, sometimes abusive situations to be joined with loving, forever homes. Every day we hear the stories of the joy that these gentle giants bring to the lives of their new families. No suprise to anyone who has gotten to know this special breed: As GLMR co-founder, Jan Corlew says, "When a Mastiff bonds with you, and looks into your eyes, it's as though he is looking into your very soul."

How did our journey begin?
With $6, eight volunteers and an out-of-print Mastiff collectible, Great Lakes Mastiff Rescue was born- the book fetching $160 at auction which covered the costs of forming a 501(c)3! A core team that included Donna Schuler, Wendee Lyons, and Bill Vanderveer soon grew to nearly 200 volunteers spanning a five state region.

None of this would be possible without you, our volunteers, donors and adoptive families. We are continuously amazed at the dedication of the people who give so freely of their time, energy and resources to make things happen for these dogs through the common bond of love for this breed and the satisfaction that comes from seeing the results of our efforts. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you!

To read the full story of our anniversary, please see our Holiday Newsletter 2014.


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 47256, Chicago, IL 60647. (Please note that our address has recently changed!)


GLMR is a registered 501 (c) (3) NFP organization
Contact us at
P.O. Box 47256 Chicago, IL 60647
(206) 202-3543