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Echo

Male 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... show more
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 kids would be perfect for him He needs a place to call home since he spent several months in boarding before we took him in!! 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. 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.  show less
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Gina

Female 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... show more
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. show less
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Ki

Male Young Dogo Argentino
Ki is a young male dogo currently living with his foster dad in Palm Harbor, FL. His foster describes him as being very friendly, sweet,... show more
Ki is a young male dogo currently living with his foster dad in Palm Harbor, FL. His foster describes him as being very friendly, sweet, affectionate, kissy face/licker, and a wild child. His hobbies include going on fun car rides but more importantly playing with all his dog  buddies.    Ki loves a dog party and will play all day if he is allowed. He is a big boy that has no clue of his size so he tends to overwhelm some dogs at times!  He is good with all dogs of any size both males and females. He really has a great personality and temperament that we hope sticks with him as he matures! He is good with kids but will bulldoze them over so a home with older kids would be preferred.   Another fun fact about Ki is that he is house trained!  He is also crate trained but will protest being in there because he prefers to be with his crowd. They have nicknamed him “Curly” after Curly in the Three Stooges since his whine sounds like that guy!  Look up the show if you don’t know what it is!   Going on walks is super fun for Ki as he enjoys the outdoors and meeting new people. He is a puller right now but we are working on this. The next home must continue leash training as well so he knows who is boss out there!   The perfect home for this guy would be an active family ready to spend lots of time with him.  Plus it would be ideal if they have other dogs already since he seems to love having fur friends so much.  Ki would need a nice yard with a fence so he can let this playful energy out on a regular basis too! This family would also need to have time to work on his training and commit to setting the boundaries and rules in place so he continues to be a great dogo!   Overall he is a big love and wants all of the attention!   Ki’ Story:  Somehow Ki ended up at a shelter in Massachusetts at just 10 months old.  We don’t know why but would guess the family just couldn’t care for him anymore. We were able to pull him and he is now living his foster life in sunny Florida! show less
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Lucy

Female Adult Dogo Argentino
Meet Lucy!! Lucy (FKA Lucina) is a 4 year old adult female Dogo Argentino. She was saved after we received notice that she had an appoin... show more
Meet Lucy!! Lucy (FKA Lucina) is a 4 year old adult female Dogo Argentino. She was saved after we received notice that she had an appointment to be euthanized by her owner. Sadly, Lucy was in a bit of a "doggy fight club" and was in a home with two other unspayed female Dogos - which usually is not an optimal situation for the breed. Same sex Dogos typically fight for dominance and Lucy was outnumbered by her younger sister "littermates". Poor Lucy was not doing well in the environment and had become a bit reactive toward dogs as she had to literally "fight" to save her life. DC Dogos Rescue worked quickly to find her a foster just in the knick of time! 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. Lucy is still with her foster but will be available for adoption soon. Stay tuned for more updates on Lucy!    show less
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Mason

Male 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... show more
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! show less
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Rosa

Female Adult Dogo Argentino
Rosa is a new intake and we are starting to learn more about her.  She is currently in Michigan with her new foster mom. She seems to lo... show more
Rosa is a new intake and we are starting to learn more about her.  She is currently in Michigan with her new foster mom. She seems to love everyone she meets and absolutely thrives for attention! This sweet girl is well behaved but also stubborn like most of these girls can be.  We know she rides well in the car and adjusts to changes very well considering how much she has recently gone through.  We are still learning about Rosa but so far we know that she is a social butterfly and likes meeting new people, even the vet!  She is friendly with the other male dog in the home and unsure how she is with cats or kids. Rosa is fully crate trained and behaves very well while crate plus she is house trained too! This girl has lots of fun energy and needs an active home that would take her on out and about on walks daily plus she loves having a yard to explore. Rosa has a slight issue with food theft and may steal off the table or counter so the foster is working on that and we think she will overcome this shortly! Rosa's life changed abruptly when her human mom was shot and had to get medical attention followed by a long recovery. Thankfully she survived but Rosa now needs a new person to take care of her. She had to be kept outside with another dog and fed by neighbors since her mom had to move away to get the proper rehab care. Surely Rosa misses her mom and not sure why things changed the way they did. When we find out about these dogs our rescue did everything we could to get her and now she is safe with a foster. She did great at the vet and is doing well in the new home as we take it slow learning more about her! She does need a person that would create strict boundaries to as she can try to be pushy to get her way but this is pretty typical of these females sometimes! show less
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Saffron

Female 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... show more
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. show less
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Savannah

Female 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... show more
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! show less