The Big Mutt Rescue (TBMR) is a Giant Breed Rescue with a mission: to rescue and rehabilitate abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs, provide them with the love, care, and medical attention they need while working tirelessly to find them forever homes.
Based in Arizona and operating nationwide, TBMR strives to be a voice for the voiceless and to educate the community on the importance of responsible pet ownership. By promoting adoption, spaying and neutering, and by providing ongoing support, they are committed to reducing the number of dogs in shelters.
Stephanie Campbell, a passionate animal rescuer, founded The Big Mutt Network in 2019, driven by her strong connection to large and giant breed dogs. After rescuing an emaciated English Mastiff, she fell in love with the breed, which further inspired her to foster and later adopt a pair of Great Danes. Seeing the obstacles owners and shelters faced when finding homes for these giants, Stephanie wanted to do her part to make a difference. Consequently, The Big Mutt Network was born to help provide more resources and better opportunities for these big dogs.
The Big Mutt Rescue is a dedicated, nonprofit group of animal lovers who believes every dog deserves a second chance at a happy life. Their adoptable mutts live in foster homes, not a shelter. Volunteers assess all adoptable mutts’ individual needs to ensure dogs are placed in the best possible foster home as they wait for their perfect forever home. Foster families (aka Big Mutt Champions) give dogs a second chance at life while awaiting adoption.
In addition to providing safe foster homes for mutts in need, TBMR assists with in-home euthanasia services for dogs belonging to elderly and homebound people. The Nolan Beckman Memorial Fund was established to honor The Big Mutt Network’s director’s late son, and through this fund, they are able to help senior citizens provide beloved pets with a peaceful, in-home end-of-life experience.
The Big Mutt Rescue also partners with Roswell Correctional Center via the Uncaged Paws prison program in which inmates learn to train dogs who were rescued from high-kill shelters. Using positive reinforcement methods that result in rehabilitation, this innovative program benefits both the dog and the inmate by helping prepare them for life outside of the prison system.
The Buddy Fund is a TBMR program created with the belief that all animals should have access to proper medical care. The Big Mutt Rescue collaborates with veterinarians and food banks to help homeless individuals receive medical attention for their pets along with helpful educational resources.
The Big Mutt Network needs your help to continue providing care, comfort, and compassion to giant breed dogs. 4Knines is proud to support the work of The Big Mutt Network, and we hope you will consider helping this volunteer-driven nonprofit continue their mission by making a donation.