AnnieFemale Adult Dogo Argentino
Annie was locked in an attic. She had been there a long time and put her head through a window and barked for help. A neighbor saved her...
Annie was locked in an attic. She had been there a long time and put her head through a window and barked for help. A neighbor saved her and got ahold of DC Dogos to scoop her up! Let start with the best things about Annie. She is a lover and would be near you at all time if you allow her. Not only is she gorgeous but she has the sweetest soul ❤️ Eager to please but also stubborn like a typical Dogo. Very smart and you can never underestimate her! So let's talk about some of the more difficult things about her. She can escape a normal crate and likely a gate closure.(I've included a picture of her current kennel in the pictures of her profile) She needs something like that with a lock to ensure she is safe. She experienced food insecurity and because of that she will try to get to any food so it's best for her to be supervised and continue the training I've been doing to not open cabinets or counter surf. To adopt Annie you need to know that it could and should take up to a month or more before she is introduced to any dogs in the home if you want the best chance of success. She was repeatedly attacked by a dog and because of that she has many scars and many fears of dogs. She needs not only time to decompress in a new home but time to build trust before meeting another dog. She would do best with a submissive male or as an only dog. She loves small dogs but she also loves to get into some pretty rough play with large males once she is comfortable with them. Speaking of rough play, she is rough with just about every movement. She likes to invade your personal space, at all times, and forgets her strength and size. For that reason I would not have her around kids under 12. Even her affection can cause a bruise or two. Her best life would include working a laborious task, hunting, or something physically challenging. She has been cat tested but has not lived in a home where cats roam free so you would need the ability to keep her separate from cats if she doesn't do well with your specific cat. I would not recommend her with a female large dog because many female dogs can be unpredictable together. One minute or even for months they're fine and then they snap, and it is very hard to repair a relationship between a female Dogo and another female. She has interacted with a female great dane supervised for short periods of time but I would not trust them to be together without my full attention. No Dogo is easy, but if you're looking for an easy dog Annie is not for you. However, if you are looking for the absolute most loving -sweet soul, of a menace she is worth every second!
BuddyMale Dogo Argentino
Buddy is affectionate and well behaved boy. He is very smart and although he doesn’t like to play fetch (he loves to chase), he does enj...
Buddy is affectionate and well behaved boy. He is very smart and although he doesn’t like to play fetch (he loves to chase), he does enjoy a game of tug-of-war and showcasing his tricks (sit, stay, paw, lay down, catch). He is not allowed on furniture but that doesn’t stop him from trying to sit on your lap. He loves to cuddle, has never had an accident in the house and prefers to do his business in the woods. He will only bark at you if he really needs to go out. Buddy Loves to play and nap (he snores loudly). He has a favorite blanket that he carries around like Linus. He loves the sunshine and being outside. He’s happiest when he is with all of his people. He’s good with older children and good with bigger dogs with proper introduction. He is not good with cats or small dogs. Buddy is located in Williamsburg VA. Transport can be arrange if you are not local.
CasperMale Adult Dogo Argentino
Casper is a 3 year old male Dogo that was surrendered to the rescue near Santa Cruz California. He is loving, full of energy, and wants...
Casper is a 3 year old male Dogo that was surrendered to the rescue near Santa Cruz California. He is loving, full of energy, and wants to please! Since coming into the rescue, we have learned so much about this silly boy, and he has made significant progress. Casper thrives off of a routine where he knows what is expected of him and his rules and boundaries. He is very food motivated and quick to learn. He knows basic commands and listens well. He could benefit from some additional training, and would love to have a “job” or agility training! Casper has a very high prey drive, so watch out for critters ! He walks well on a leash and LOVES his walks. He also LOVES his tennis ball When he came to us, he had some anxiety and nervousness, However, this is improving with consistency in his foster home. Casper would love an active family who can provide him with lots of exercise and stimulation, as well as routines and of course lots of love! He is a very happy and loving boy. He is currently with his fabulous foster in the San Francisco Bay Area. We would love to find a local adopter so Caspers transition will be easier.
EchoMale Young Dogo Argentino
Echo is a giant 3 year old puppy who is loves to explore and play! He is friendly with other dogs, both males and females and also good...
Echo is a giant 3 year old puppy who is loves to explore and play! He is friendly with other dogs, both males and females and also good with older kids (16+). Echo came from a family who had circumstances change and after they boarded him for a couple months they reached out to us and we were able to help. He has a loving past and was also trained so his new foster will polish up on that training! Stay tuned for updates on Echo! He's young and full of playful energy that enjoys other dogs and going on walks. He's really enjoys training and catches on very quick. He probably would love going to training classes such as scent training, weight pull, agility, etc. Echo would do best with someone that is active and will be able to spend quality time with him. An adult home without young kids would be perfect for him. In his current foster home located in Venice, FL he likes to play with his 2 year old dogo foster sister and they really have a lot of fun together! He really enjoys having other dogs around so a home with other pets would be great. The foster family would even keep him but their male Dalmation does not feel the same! He really likes hanging out with the family and going on adventures. Echo also likes meeting new folks and getting all kinds of attention. He really has become a great dog while with this foster family and he will make a great new addition to whomever takes him home! ECHO'S BACKSTORY: He comes from a loving family who was no longer to keep him due to housing issues. With them he did get professional training and was loved very much. They had to put him in boarding for several months and finally DC Dogos was able to bring him into the rescue.
GinaFemale Adult Dogo Argentino
We rescued Gina from a rural shelter after she was found roaming the woods with another Dogo, Tommy. Gina was a hot mess - heartworm pos...
We rescued Gina from a rural shelter after she was found roaming the woods with another Dogo, Tommy. Gina was a hot mess - heartworm positive, pregnant, emaciated with a yellow stained coat. Her first few weeks in rescue were tough on Gina as she had to be separated from her best friend Tommy, and then heartbreakingly lost her entire litter of puppies. Despite Gina's traumatic few weeks, nowadays she is the happiest girl in the world. Reunited with Tommy, they are both being fostered in the Atlanta suburbs where they spend their days playing with their dozens of toys, napping on their soft and comfy beds, and digging in the yard searching for moles. Gina loves her people and would happily spend all of her time with her humans, and she is so affectionate - this girl gives the best hugs!! Gina is well behaved and trained in basic commands. Gina's ideal home would be somewhere Tommy would be welcome, too (: Although Gina is good with other dogs (with a good intro of course) her ideal home would be one where her and Tommy could be the only dogs - giving their humans ample time to give them both the attention they deserve. Preferably people who like being outdoors, as they both adore spending time outside. No small children, as these two play hard and would knock over anything in their way! Due to Gina's health issues, she is currently going through slow-kill heartworm treatment and will remain intact until our vet deems it safe enough to spay her, Any home interested in her would foster her until this time comes, with all medical expenses being covered by us.
JewelFemale Young Dogo Argentino
We saved Jewel (formerly Harper) from a Houston shelter within hours of her euthansia deadline. She is heartworm positive, has demodex,...
We saved Jewel (formerly Harper) from a Houston shelter within hours of her euthansia deadline. She is heartworm positive, has demodex, and suffers from an old gunshot wound to her right front ankle. We think she is about 4 years old, possibly younger and has had a very difficult and rough life so far but it will never be that way again. She is timid and shy to humam touch but we know she will recover over time and come out of her shell as she learns to trust us! Stay tuned for updates and we expect the earliest she would be available for adoption is early June.
KoaMale Adult Dogo Argentino
Meet K O A !! Koa is a 2.5 year old dogo with so much love to give he could burst! Currently located in the Atlanta, GA area, Koa is loo...
Meet K O A !! Koa is a 2.5 year old dogo with so much love to give he could burst! Currently located in the Atlanta, GA area, Koa is looking for a foster that not only wants to be his bestie, but can also remind him that he's not the boss and keep his silly wiggle butt in line. Koa was surrendered to us by his owner and sadly turned out to be heartworm positive, so Koa's foster won't need to be concertned about taking him on hikes and treks across the jungle as Koa will need to stay calm & collect for the up and coming few months. The stress and heartbreak of leaving the only home he ever knew was a lot for Koa and he is not healthy enough to have the heartworm killing injections at this time. so Koa is a very low maintenence medical foster! Koa has a wonderful temperament and loves humans of all sizes. He has been known to be good with dogs of both sexes, but his foster should have the ability to separate at least for a week or two upon Koa's arrival, as he likes to get to know his humans first and then meet his new dog friends. Koa has not been cat tested at this time. If you think you could be Koa's new safe haven, apply to foster! Koa will travel for the right home (:
KodiakMale Dogo Argentino
Well hello there - my name is Kodiak! I am an approx 2 year old male Dogo and I was rescued from the shelter a few months ago. These nic...
Well hello there - my name is Kodiak! I am an approx 2 year old male Dogo and I was rescued from the shelter a few months ago. These nice people at DC Dogos say that it doesn't make sense that my original peoples never came forward to claim me after I was found roaming on the side of the Florida turnpike - as I am perfect! Apparently, there's a book called "dictionary" and next to the word "PERFECT" is my handsome face, who knew! What else can I say about myself, did you hear I am perfect? I like all of the humans, big, small, loud, quiet. I like ALL of the dogs - from rambunctious puppies, to that calm, collect & classy older female. My ideal pack would be playful and match my happy and friendly energy! I like to think that everyone I meet is a stranger ready to be my new best friend, and get this.. I know commands too! Is your mind blown yet? Told ya, I AM PERFECT! I am ready to be that perfect person's "ride or die" Dogo, I am ready for adventures and I have been practicing my shotgun pose. I am healthy, happy and handsome, a triple H you might say! My new BFF may not even need breed experience, but a general idea of the breed after a decent amount of research is always best with us Dogos! I am currently giving kisses, getting back scratches & doing the Dogo lean in Tampa, Florida, but I am up for a road trip to my new perfect home, as long as I can ride shotgun!
LucyFemale Adult Dogo Argentino
Meet Lucy!! Lucy is a 4 year old adult female Dogo Argentino currently being fostered in Arizona. Lucy is about the sweetest female Dogo...
Meet Lucy!! Lucy is a 4 year old adult female Dogo Argentino currently being fostered in Arizona. Lucy is about the sweetest female Dogo you will ever, ever find. Truly. She LOVES people! In fact, she will wiggle her whole body and cover you with kisses and snuggle with you. She will do best as an only dog in the home and will love her family unconditionally. She may look Dogo but she has the heart of a Labrador Retriever (for people). Lucy was recently spayed and is recovering in her foster home where she is showered with love, toys, and a big backyard where she takes her morning sun tans! She is doing fantastic on the leash and had a previous foster who was an incredible instructor. She taught Lucy how to feel safe when around other dogs and she has made excellent progress! Although Lucy has played well with other Dogos SUPERVISED, Lucy has gone through a few behavioral lessons and will continue to need supervision and instruction. Lucy will do well in any home where she is the only dog. She simply deserves a wonderful home where she'll never have to fight for attention again! Lucy would thrive in a home where she will be the sunshine of your life and the center of your world! She would love an active lifestyle but honestly would be happy as can be just to be by your side. She would much rather be with her people than playing out in a backyard alone. She is such a fantastic girl, she will make anyone happy!! If you think she's melted your heart and might be the Dogo you are looking for, please fill out an adoption application or feel free to reach out to the rescue with any questions you may have. Transport can be arranged for the right home.
MasonMale Dogo Argentino
Mason was saved after being dumped at a shelter with two other Dogos - another rescue saved them and left poor Mason behind! How could w...
Mason was saved after being dumped at a shelter with two other Dogos - another rescue saved them and left poor Mason behind! How could we say no to his adorable face, of course we had to break him out! Mason is around a year old and has more energy than he knows what to do with. He is a sweet and loving boy! He is constantly pushing boundaries and needs a home that won't bat an eye while he tests the waters to see what he can and cannot get away with. His new home should have a strong alpha leader that understands a dog like Mason thrives on routine and structure, one that enjoys a dog that loves mental and physical stimulation and that is not afraid of a challenge. Mason will be an incredible dog but it is imperative that training continues and this handsome guy is kept firmly in his place. Once Mason settles into his routine he is an amazingly sweet, gentle and loving dog. He loves to play and will do anything for a piece of cut up hot dog, those are his favorite! Mason loves to lay on his bed and chew his Benebone in the company of his human and likes to pause his chewing and "check in" or say hi to his person every now and then. It's the cutest! Mason would like a home with a fenced in yard or a very outdoorsy/active person, no young children as Mason has been known to correct them, and no cats as Mason thinks kitties could be a tasty snack. Breed experience preferred! Also, he really loves playing with the girl dogs so a home with a female playment would be perfect!
RayneFemale Puppy Dogo Argentino
Rayne is currently a happy Florida pup that seems to just love everyone and everything there is about life! She is a very confident gir...
Rayne is currently a happy Florida pup that seems to just love everyone and everything there is about life! She is a very confident girl and has no clue that being deaf is any different whatsoever! This pup loves meeting new dogs of all sizes, colors, and genders. She is not shy and learns her boundaries with them pretty quick. Just like most pups she loves toys all over the place and eating food. Rayne thinks life is just great and even likes going on car rides. This pup is going to make a great pet to a home that has the time and patience to properly train a deaf dog that will be a big deaf dog! Training is extremely important along with a home that has a safe and secure yard. She would love having other pets in her home, especially ones that are VERY friendly and can tolerate a dog that will not hear the cues they give. This is very important to understand when taking in a deaf pup so that the pets in the home are friendly and patient, just like her parents! Rayne will learn sign language to communicate and all the other training just like any other dog. We prefer to place in a home with deaf pet experience but open to homes that have done the proper research and will be a good fit. Our goal is to make sure that she finds the perfect forever home where she will be safe, loved, and enjoy her entire life. Safety for deafies is even more important since they do not hear potential dangers, such as cars and other critters. Rayne is open to traveling to a new home but it has to be perfect! If you are applying for Rayne be sure to give us as much information as possible about your home, pets, and experience. Dogos are a powerful, strong, loyal, and loving breed not fit for all homes even when the home is a great pet home! Training is key to success for any dog, especially one that is hearing impaired. You can learn more about deaf dogs by going to deafdogsrock.org.
SaffronFemale Dogo Argentino
Saffron was dumped at a shelter by her person and she was shattered. The person who was the center of her universe abandoned her. Saffro...
Saffron was dumped at a shelter by her person and she was shattered. The person who was the center of her universe abandoned her. Saffron gave up on everything. The noise and shelter environment were too much for her and she just couldn't take it. Saffron just wanted to die so all the stress and awfulness would finally come to an end. When she came into rescue, Saffron was just a shell. No personality, no joy and happiness, she just existed. Very s-l-o-w-l-y, she came to understand that a foster home is not a shelter. There are yummy treats doled out a whole bunch throughout the day. Hot dogs are yummy. Walks and car rides are fun. A sidekick to play with is FUN! Life became wonderful again. If you are Saffron's person/people, you ARE the center of her universe. She will love you with all her heart, 1,000%. She is very licky-kissey, and will gladly lick off 5 or 6 layers of skin. She has to have a canine buddy to help keep her brave, a brother would do best. She likes toys, especially ripping them apart. She likes to play, romp and run, and just have a grand ol' time. Saffron is choosy on who she likes and who is an axe murderer. Most of the people out there are axe murderers, and need to be avoided at all costs. In Saffron's mind, people are either good or axe murderers. People are either good or evil. And those axe murderer types? She refuses to even try to make up to them. Evil is evil, end of story. Oh, by the way, cats are axe murderers. Kitties are scary creatures. Saffron's new home will need patience. There is a loving and fun dog in that Dogo suit. Change isn't her forte. She is attached to her foster Mom. Switching loyalty to a new family will take some time. Patience is a virtue. Saffron is currently located in Ohio and is waiting patiently for her forever home.
SavannahFemale Adult Dogo Argentino
Savannah is our newest intake after being found dumped with fresh sutures from a C-Section. This pretty girl is around 2years old, is fr...
Savannah is our newest intake after being found dumped with fresh sutures from a C-Section. This pretty girl is around 2years old, is friendly and very sweet! She is a fun and young dogo that has lots of good energy to burn and would benefit from an active home. She loves playing with other dogs so we do recommend a home with a big dog she can rough around with. Savannah thinks everyone she meets is her new best friend and has a really friendly personality. So much that she jumps on you so we are working on those manners! She is a big girl at 100lbs now and still going to fill out. She has a very athletic structure and loves to run full speed! She just learned about the pond and likes to get a little wet but not dive in head first like some dogs. Savannah has been very good around the other dogs both males and females. She does not react to them even if they try to give her a hard time so her temperament is good right now and we hope to keep it that way! Savannah has not been around kiddos yet but she would definitely bulldozed little ones over with her high energy and need for proper manners. Due to that, we prefer not to put her in a home with little kids. However, we do prefer she has a home where she can play with other dogs on a regular basis. She really loves interacting with other dogs and needs a good playmate for her energy. She is crate trained though and behaves very well so this dog has a lot of potential to be the perfectly trained dogo! Savannahs' story is that she was found on the streets and still had her surgical wound healing. Not sure why someone would do this to a new mama but they did. Aside from what we saw, we don't know much about her but we know that now she is simply and amazing dogo girl! We will update more about Savannah as we learn about her!
ShadowFemale Adult Dogo Argentino
Shadow came to us as a owner surrender after having a litter of puppies. She is 5 years old and is very sweet and loves to be with her p...
Shadow came to us as a owner surrender after having a litter of puppies. She is 5 years old and is very sweet and loves to be with her people. She loves to playing in the yard but also loves quite time in the house. Shadow likes to play with other dog friends as long as they play with manners. Shadow has also done well with some farm animals at her fosters. Shadow is a mellow laid back dog but still like to have fun.
ShastaFemale Young Dogo Argentino
Shasta is currently in a foster to adopt home after being in a shelter for 10 months. We will update this girl as we learn more about he...
Shasta is currently in a foster to adopt home after being in a shelter for 10 months. We will update this girl as we learn more about her!
SnowFemale Adult Dogo Argentino
Snow is 2 years old, who has been through a lot. She was found as a stray and brought to the shelter. Snow is going to need a special so...
Snow is 2 years old, who has been through a lot. She was found as a stray and brought to the shelter. Snow is going to need a special someone who has patience and experience with the Dogo breed. Snow is very leery of humans and will take time warming up to you but once she does she is very loving and loyal to her owners. Snow is in a foster family now and is doing well with her foster fur brother. Snow would do great in a home as a only dog or another male her size. No children or small pets.
Snow MonroeFemale Adult Dogo Argentino
Sweet Miss Snow Monroe is one of our most recent intakes, she is currenly living that #momlife with 5 adorable pups so is not up for ado...
Sweet Miss Snow Monroe is one of our most recent intakes, she is currenly living that #momlife with 5 adorable pups so is not up for adoption quite yet. We will get to know her and update her profile ASAP (: