By Saving One, We Save Many.

Stealing Hearts Rescue is a large breed rescue that focuses on strong breed dogs that are often misjudged. We feel that by making a difference for a single dog we make an impact on many. Founded in November 2015.

We highly recommend Stealing Hearts and have adopted 2 family members from them. Nina in Spring 2016 and Timmons in 2017. Both were house-trained, even as pups, when we adopted them and have been awesome. We cannot say enough great things about Toni and Stealing Hearts.
— Jim and Ralon Carmody

About US

Stealing Hearts Rescue was founded with the goal of making a difference in the lives of large breed shelter dogs. It is our mission to save the lives of many stronger breed dogs that are often overlooked and provide them with the opportunity to become loved and cherished companions. Stealing Hearts strives to save dogs from euthanasia, dogs that other shelters are unable to adopt including sick, pregnant, nursing moms and breeds of dogs often ignored by our communities. We feel as we educate people about these amazing breeds not only do we save that dog’s life, the new knowledge acquired by the owner is shared and we are able to reach many more. By saving one, we save many.


How can you help?

Stealing Hearts Rescue is a non-profit and rely on our volunteers, fosters, and donations in order to keep doing the work that we do. To find out the different ways you can help click below!



Food is one of SHR largest expenses, right up there with housing our dogs and medical bills. Because we rescue only LARGE breed dogs, we have large appetites. At any given time we can have over 60 dogs in our facility and with fosters, this includes 10-20 puppies who have an even bigger appetite. We also focus on pregnant moms or new moms who are nursing and they need extra food.
Your donation to our food fund is always needed and greatly appreciated. Our dogs in our facility (20-23 dogs at any time) go through a lot of food each month. If you wish to donate actual bags of food, we welcome that also but please keep it grain free, chicken, beef or fish. You can always check out what brands we have on our “Amazon Wish List” too!

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Did you know that we recently took over a boarding facility to house more dogs while they wait for their forever homes? We are a foster based rescue and always in need of foster homes which are not easy to find.With the new facility, comes new costs and maintenance that we didn’t have before. Boarding dogs before they go to their foster home or new forever home gives us the opportunity to get to know these dogs better, which in turn allows us to give future adopters more information before they adopt. Boarding, even at our own facility, is a major expense. When you make a donation to The Pit Stop you help us house more dogs and in turn save more lives.



Stealing Hearts Rescue loves to help the large breed dogs who need a second chance due to their medical needs. The most dogs we rescue come to us because they are medically unadoptable. We do not want to pass up a dog because it has a known medical need, we feel those that require medical attention actually need us more.
Your donations to our medical fund will help with spay/neuters, microchips, medications, special surgeries and whatever short or long term medical needs any of our dogs up for adoption may have. It’s important to us that the person interested in adopting one of these dogs knows that SHR has done all we can to get that dog back to health.