Batman’s Robin is still fighting for the underdog! I was reading my latest issue of Dog Fancy magazine the other day where I found an article about a very unique dog rescue. Seventeen years ago (as of this writing) Burt Ward and his wife Tracy founded the Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoption non-profit dog rescue organization. This is hands down the biggest dog rescue organization I’ve ever seen and I don’t mean just in the number of dogs they rescue, care for and find homes for but in dog SIZE as well! When I went to their website and watched their video my eyes bugged out and all I could think was “Holy Furkids, Batman!” and could not resist spreading the word on their tremendous efforts to help needy big dogs.
Gentle Giants specializes in rescuing and finding homes for the giant dog breeds like Great Danes, Newfoundlands, Mastiffs, Great Pyrenees, Irish Wolfhounds and other members of the giant dog breed families. They don’t limit their rescue efforts to the giant breed dogs either, you’ll find even itty bitty four-legged furkids amongst the varied breeds at their rescue. Click on over to the Gentle Giants website and see for yourselves the number and variety of dog breeds in their care and be prepared to be amazed! I know I sure was!
I know all to well how much shedding goes on at our house with our two German Shepherds and the work and money it takes to feed and care for them. I cannot even imagine multiplying this by the number and the sizes of dogs that Gentle Giants cares for. This is absolutely mind boggling, folks! I cannot even imagine taking on this kind of responsibility! Fighting for the underdog takes on a whole new loving meaning at Gentle Giants. Burt and Tracy are living my dream but on a much larger scale than I ever imagined was possible and I’m in awe of their rescue operation. They are definitely on my list of people I would love to meet some day. To visit their rescue would be an absolute dog lovers joy! I’m so jealous that they get to spend their days among all these beautiful creatures.
Check Out Their Gentle Giants Dog Food
Not only do they take in and care for these dogs but they care so much about them that they delved into the nutritional needs of the giant breed dogs and are now producing and selling their very own dog food. Oh how I wish more people took feeding their dogs more seriously than grabbing a bag of grocery store dog food. If you have a giant breed dog you might want to check out their product and here’s a link to the Gentle Giants dog food order page.
With Our Gratitude
I think one of the main reasons Gentle Giants has touched my heart so much is that a celebrity has chosen to help dogs. They’re not just out there making money and taking advantage of Burt’s celebrity status trying to be (more) famous. They’re not out to hit the front page of the papers or the cover of People magazine for themselves just to be in the public eye. They’ve found there’s more to life than being famous and to share themselves in a unique and loving way … a way to make celebrity status count and to make a difference for those who do not have a voice of their own.
Burt Ward will always be known as Batman’s sidekick – but in the world of dog lovers he’ll always be remembered for something so much more important.
Riley’s Place sends a HUGE THANK YOU to Burt, Tracy and their Gentle Giants rescue operation for taking on this tremendous responsibility and providing love, care and homes for these very special dogs.
Just a hint – their home page video might take awhile to load on your computer but dog lovers will be glad they waited!