Our Mission

Gentle Ben’s Giant Breed Rescue is a non-profit, 501 C(3) large breed dog rescue whose primary concern is to give abandoned dogs who end up in shelters or are needing to be re-homed by a family due to divorce, loss of job, illness, etc. a chance to find a new loving family. We are here to assist.

When we take in a dog, he/she become part of our family where they are cared for and loved.

All of our dogs are in our home. All are well socialized.  We feel that is the best way to learn the most about a dog. We can see how he/she interacts with other dogs and people. We try to know just about everything we can about a dog… any quirks, likes, dislikes, favorite place to sleep, favorite toy, etc.

We make sure that each dog is fully vetted, vaccinated, heartworm tested, de-wormed, spayed/neutered, and microchipped. We have had dogs come in who tested positive for heartworm disease, have had cherry eye or entropian, severe allergies, etc. All have always been fully medically treated.

We are very patient and careful in matching up a family to a particular dog. Although the family might be wonderful, if we do not feel the dog would be the right fit, we will not place the dog. We take this very seriously as these dogs are one of our family and have been through enough and we want to make sure their next home is their forever home.

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January 2019: This sign was made in honor of Deanna McClintock, who was a huge fan of Gentle Ben’s, and we loved her very much.   She will be missed dearly.  If you would like to make a donation in her honor, you can do so by clicking the donate button on our website or Facebook page, or you can make a check out to Gentle Ben’s and mail it to P.O. Box 533, Zelienople, PA 16063.040037