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Peaceful Paws Giant Dog Placement Services provides rescue, rehabilitation and placement of giant breed dogs in the area of PA, DE, MD and NJ.


Peaceful Paws serves the public by:

  • assuming the cost and care for abandoned, neglected and unwanted giant dogs

  • educating the general public about giant dog breeds and pet overpopulation

  • promoting positive, non-violent training and living methods

  • serving as an example for peaceful coexistence with dogs of all sizes

  • educating people about the appropriate way to interact with and care for giant
    breed dogs

  • finding loving giant breed dogs for adopters that match their circumstance


Peaceful Paws serves giant breed dogs by:

providing food, housing and care for dogs in our care

finding quality homes that will continue to care for and cherish the giant breed dogs in our care

Spaying/neutering giant breed dogs to help fight overpopulation

rehabilitating dogs so that they are ready to be adopted, addressing both medical and behavioral issues

Consulting with families who wish to keep their giant breed dog but need help with issues


Giant breed dogs are:



English Mastiff

Great Dane

Great Pyrenees

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

Irish Wolfhound


Neapolitan Mastiff


Saint Bernard

Scottish Deerhound

Tibetan Mastiff


As part of the core focus, educating the public about the appropriate way to interact with and care for giant breed dogs as well as providing information about giant dog breeds is key to decreasing the need for rescue in the future.


Peaceful Paws is an all volunteer rescue organization with seasoned volunteers and foster homes who have been involved in giant breed rescue for multiple years. Volunteers volunteer not only their time but also their resources and expertise.


About Peaceful Paws Founder & President


Peaceful Paws President, Sheila Marshall, spent 13 years volunteering for mid-atlantic great dane

rescue league,several years volunteering for Delaware Valley Doberman Pinscher Assistance,

and also helps various other rescues as needed.Sheila is passionate about positive interaction

with dogs, and decided to makethat an integral part of the new rescue’s focus. Sheila attends

multiple seminars a year regarding dog behavior, and at one time was Partner in a seminar

company devoted to dog-related lectures (Nose2Nose, LLC).


Peaceful Paws is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization with the IRS.