GentleGiantNews.com is a website whose sole purpose is to aid in lining the pockets of dog breeders and puppy mills. Their claim to notoriety is the incessant harassment of Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions (GG). GG works with animal shelters and rescues around the country every day to save the lives of thousands of large breed dogs. GG has never had a single violation at their facility and, although many false complaints have been filed by people motivated directly by GentleGiantNews creator, Barbara Laird, every single one of them has been found to be without merit.
The adoption fees received by GG are a fraction of what a breeder would receive for a pure bred dog. Hence, the source of the hostility. Many of the contributors to GentleGiantNews are in fact breeders or "puppy mills" who pose as unhappy adopters. Their agenda is to shut down GG over lost revenues. It has NOTHING to do with the dogs. It's simply about the money. They would rather the dogs be put down than adopted under market value.
If you go to GentleGiantNews there is a page that states “Read Stories From Actual Gentle Giants Adopters” and then it says again that “all of these stories are adoption experiences from actual Gentle Giants Adopters.” Yet in reality, most of these stories are fictions created by people who have never set a foot on GG property. They are simply regurgitating lies and false accusations told them by Barbara Laird. An example of this would be the story by a user called “BluesMomma” who states in her opening comment, “I have never had the misfortune of dealing with the GG and the Wards.” Yet, this story appears on a page represented as an “actual” Gentle Giants adopter. If you've never been there, you've never been an adopter. Sad.
That someone would seek to make a name for themselves by slandering and libeling successful people is a pathetic existence. A pitiful cry for attention. And Barbara Laird is just such a person. She admits on her own website that she is a liar and a cheater, but has made it her life's work to falsify and distort the truth about GG in hopes of bringing the rescue down. This is her life's work, to destroy a rescue that saves 20 to 30 new dogs each week, often spending thousands of dollars each week to transport them across the country to GG's facility, and then spending thousands of dollars more to provide them the very best health care. But while GG does all the above, this self-proclaimed "defender of GG's adopters" muses in her chatroom that she hopes to get an hourly part time, second job at a pet store while she waits for stardom by trying to destroy one of the best dog rescues, if not the best, big dog rescue in the world. If you go to the dictionary and look up with word "parasite" you'll see Barbara Laird's picture next to it.
The sad truth is Barbara's real targets are the dogs themselves. The only outcome from her actions would be thousands and thousands of wonderful animals facing the certainty of being put down with no hope of rescue.