DC Dogos Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to saving the lives of Dogo Argentinos in rescue. We strive to make sure Dogos are properly placed in new homes and provide the support needed for success! Our organization is all volunteer based and not one person draws a salary for the work we do. The funds raised go towards routine and emergency vet care, major medical care, training, heartworm prevention, flea/tick prevention, spay/neuter, medications/supplements, transport, and some administrative overhead costs. We treat each dog in the rescue like our own and never deny them of any care needed to make them happy and healthy! Although we love bringing dogs into the rescue, we also like to offer resources and options to homes in effort to keep the pet with their family. Our experienced volunteers are dedicated to helping dogos in any way we can and we all appreciate the support from the community to make sure every dogo has a home!
DC Dogos rescues and adopts Dogo Argentinos across the continental US. We have also rescued dogos from Puerto Rico so our network is extremely wide and we have amazing directors, staff volunteers, fosters, transporters, and supporters to help us be able to accomplish this! Currently we do not adopt out of the country for a couple of reasons. One is that we want to avoid putting rescues on and airplane and another is that we do not have the time and resources to this in the best interest of the dog. Our rescue is fully committed to our dogs and our decisions are based on what is best for them. We do adopt all over the US and help arrange ground transport at little to no cost so if you are interested in a particular pet we suggest you submit an application and we would be happy to speak with you!
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Our adoption process was developed with the best interest of the dog in mind. We strive to make our dogs adoption home their forever home and want to be sure they never feel abandoned again! In doing this we require a thorough application from you for us to review. Then we will do a public background check along with calls to verify vet and person references. If we feel the home is a good fit for a rescue dogo we will schedule a call, possibly two calls! Next, we do a home visit to make sure the home is a safe place for one of our dogs. If you don't get approved, please don't take it personal! This doesn't mean you are not a good dog parent whatsoever, it just means that at this time we don't have a dog that fits you and your lifestyle based on the years of experience we have in rescue and with the breed.
Dogos are a wonderful breed but we urge anyone interested to dig in and do a lot of research before deciding if they are a good fit for your home. They require a lot of attention and training with them never ends! Boundaries must be enforced and they often need reminders as they push past boundaries you set! Dogos are loving, kind and gentle but don't mistake that for weakness because they are equally powerful and intense as well! Everyone in the home must be on board with having a dogo and play a major role in their daily routines and training. Yes it is work, but the rewards are ten-fold! Lazy homes don't work for dogos as they need stimulation, exercise, and lots of attention too during their younger years. Our goal in rescue is to be as transparent as we can about each and every dog plus make sure new families really understand the needs of a dogo!
We want everyone to understand that not all applications get approved because we know our dogs and know what is best for them. Our team puts a lot of effort into the rescue and care of our dogs and our ultimate goal is their stability and happiness!
THANK YOU for your interest in ADOPTING!