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DC Dogos, Inc

Nationwide Foster Based Rescue, Tampa, FL, 33619

Shelter Description

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!

Areas Served

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! Follow us on Facebook and reach out to us if you have any questions! https://www.facebook.com/DCDogos

Adoption Instructions

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!

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Ava

Dogo Argentino

Ava is currently being fostered in Northern Ohio and this could potentially be an adoption home. If not, she will be available after Nov... show more

Ava is currently being fostered in Northern Ohio and this could potentially be an adoption home. If not, she will be available after November 1st! Ava came to us out of Miami where she showed up with her mama, Reese, at a home looking for help.  Both of them have been very grateful after being dumped in that rural area left to survive on their own.  They even took a ride via private jet to Tampa and loved every second of the First Class treatment thanks to Pilots N Paws!  Ava is maybe 1 year old and takes awhile to warm up to people as we believe she just didn't get much human interaction in her life. She is learning how to trust people and after 10 days she finally showered her foster mom with kisses!  She loves playing with other dogs, especially a little female chihauha mix! Ava is very athletic and watching her run and jump is an amazing site to see. She is a kennel trained but doubt she is house trained although she will pick that up quickly as she likes to keep a clean kennel space.  She is very treat driven so training her is actually a lot of fun.  Ava needs an active home and one that has a dog with her high energy level to play with.  Other dogs have really helped build her confidence around people and we can see that it is important to her to have a playful dog friend.  She has not been around cats, other animals or kids so we prefer a home without small children. We think Ava is going to be a fun addition to a new home and we have enjoyed seeing her personality come out over the weeks she has been with us! show less

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Echo

Dogo Argentino

Echo is a giant 3 year old puppy who is loves to explore and play!   He is new to the rescue and we will learn more about him over the n... show more

Echo is a giant 3 year old puppy who is loves to explore and play!   He is new to the rescue and we will learn more about him over the next few weeks.  We do know 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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Lance

Dogo Argentino

Lance is currently in Tampa, FL and currently in training with foster-to-adopt home.  For those who have been following him you will be... show more

Lance is currently in Tampa, FL and currently in training with foster-to-adopt home.  For those who have been following him you will be happy to know he successfully went through heartworm treatment and is doing wonderful! He is showing to be all spunk and super healthy just like other dogos his age!! Lance, oftern called Sir Lancelot, came to us through a shelter in Miami where he was found in horrible condition and heartworm positive.  Despite how terrible he must feel, he is truly amazing! His spirt is adorable and he gives kisses to strangers.  He reacts happily to other dogs and is an all around gem. Right now he is getting some serious TLC to fatten him up and repair his skin that was suffering from allergies and bacterial infections along with hair loss. His heartworm positive status is in the early stages and we know he will make a wonderful recovery soon! This sweetheart loves to go on walks and is a good boy on leash.  He does get a little excited sometimes and really wants to play like a pup! Right now we have to keep him low active due to his recent neuter and HW status. Lance is such a good boy on car rides and likes to check out his surroundings. At the farm he has shown no interest in the chickens and he likes to hang out and play with other friendly dogs. Lance has a lot of potention to be a very well rounded and social male dogo and will need a family that will appreciate him and continue his training and social life! show less

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Sid

Dogo Argentino

Sid is just an 8 month old pup currently located with temp foster in Tampa, FL!    He is an energetic boy who loves to play and run arou... show more

Sid is just an 8 month old pup currently located with temp foster in Tampa, FL!    He is an energetic boy who loves to play and run around with his friends. Sid is learning the basic commands and would need someone to continue this training because he really wants to be a good boy for his person.  He has a look of love in his eyes everytime you give him attention, he LOVES getting attention.  Enjoys playing but also some good back and side rubs are great too.  He needs an active home and prefers one where he has other dogs to play with. Sid is friendly towards all the other dogs and seems like he is going to socialize very well with continued training and exposure. He is at such a good age right now to learn and train so we want his new home to take advantage of that for sure. He learned how to sit and in the process of learning how to wait for his food and making gains with that.  We are also working on not jumping on people and see improvements there already too! Sid is very eager to please and motivated by treats and lovins. Sid just got neutered and had a good bill of health at the vet!  At 72lbs he is probably underweight by 5-10lbs right now but we can easily fix that! Sid's Backstory:  Sid was found behind a nightclub in Polk County Florida and no owners came forward so DC Dogos was able to take him in.  He appeared to be a dogo argentino in the pics but we know now he is possibly a mix with American Bulldog and simply adorable. He was a bit underweight and this is probably due to him having hookworms but that is totally treatable and being handled.  show less

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Thor

Dogo Argentino

Thor is a typical male Dogo pup who wants what he wants, when he wants it.. but he is beginning to realize that he’s not in charge and i... show more

Thor is a typical male Dogo pup who wants what he wants, when he wants it.. but he is beginning to realize that he’s not in charge and is accepting his place. Thor was hesitant to trust at first, but he’s now thriving on routine, structure and with a strong leader. Ultimately, this should absolutely continue in his forever home.  💙Thor loves his people, and his affectionate nature and adorable face really does have people falling in love with him left right and center! He is an absolute sweetheart, loves to give kisses and he would snuggle all day if he could! 🏠🐾Thor’s adopter/s preferably would have breed experience, but experience with another dominant breed would be considered. No small children and no other dominant dogs. Cats seem to be okay so far 🐱!  His new family would also be active 🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏼‍♀️ and enjoy spending their free time being active with their dog - as Thor would love this. It’s also important everyone understands that training will need be a continued, to keep Thor on the path towards becoming an exceptional example of the breed 🐶 Thor is 6 months old and currently located in Atlanta, GA, but would relocate to the perfect home. ❣️If you think you’d be Thor’s perfect match, please fill out an adoption application! show less