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Just Giant Rescue Inc (JGRI) is a dog rescue catering to giant breed dogs. We don’t discriminate against breed, but they must be giants such as the regal Great Dane, loyal Mastiff, and clownish Saint Bernard, to name a few.

We strive to follow the 3 R’s.

Rescuing. We rescue from all types of situations, owner surrenders, and from local shelters. We strive to help as many as we can, with what resources we have available.

Rehabilitating. All dogs are fostered inside loving homes, becoming temporary family members. They are fully vet checked, vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and guarded against heartworm, fleas and ticks. They are also given a temperament test prior to being eligible for adoption.

Re-homing. Each dog is individually matched with the best suited adoptive home for them. Each applicant wanting to adopt must fill out an application and complete a home check prior to being approved.




OSWEGO, IL (Mar. 13, 2020) – Just Giants Rescue has named Board of Directors President, Jill Hughes as the acting Director of the organization effective immediately. The Just Giants Board was made aware during the day on March 12 that the previous director had been arrested for “unauthorized use of funds.” None of the current Board members were active at the time of alleged thefts. The Board held an emergency meeting that evening and asked the previous director to step down, which she did without protest.


“Just Giants Rescue's mission is bigger than any one individual in the organization,” says acting Director and Board President Hughes.


The Board has created a plan to make sure that Just Giants Rescue can continue to fulfill on its mission to rescue and foster giant breed dogs. Board Members will continue to reach out to donors and community members to reassure them that the organization is still intact, and all appropriate measures have been taken to solidify the financial and ethical integrity of the organization. Specifically, all access to financials, banks, credit cards, and social media and other forms of communication have been transferred to Hughes and members of the Board of Directors.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to Jill Hughes at