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Swayze

Male Adult Dogo Argentino

If you have any questions about Swayze, please contact DC Dogos Rescue at paws@dcdogos.org

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About Swayze

Adoption Fee: $400

Swayze is a handsome male dogo approximately 3 years old who has survived the odds!! His story is below for you to read but he realy is a trooper.  Swayze has the perfect eyeliner and definitely will steal your heart.  He loves to lean on people and get some good body scratches.  He LOVES to get scratched all over and get belly rubs too.  He is a sweet boy and is doing so good meeting new people now.  His confidence level has improved significantly too and that has really been a plus. We don't know how he is other dogs just yet but it appears that he will be good with friendly girls so far.  He does not react to any of the other dogs in kennels and we love to see that. Swayze has great energy and when he is happy he shows it! We absolutely adore him and glad he found his way to the rescue.

Swayze will need a home full of love and a home that has a pool or access to a pool is preferred.  His hips have arthritis and pool excersise would be a great benefit for him long term.  He runs around like it's no bother to him but this home will need to focus on his hip and joint health for the rest of his life. Swayze will need to be on good joint supplements and other measures that vets may recommend such as oral meds as needed and/or Adequan injections. He will need a home that will give him the proper amount of exercise as well and keep him at a healthy weight.  We think he will live a long life with the home that will give him the proper care he deserves!

Swayze's Story:  He was found on the side of a busy Miami highway near to his death having a heat stroke. His temperature was 108 and thankfully the staff at MDAS took care of him and saved his life.  He was at the shelter for a couple of months before our rescue was able to find the space to save him.  Swayze was also about 20lbs+ underweight and still struggles to put the pounds on but we are making gains!  In his past life he had an FHO surgery on his hip and it seems like he was not properly cared for after since the atrophy and arthritis he has is significant but he will be fine in home that will be good to him. Our name theme this year is The 80s so he was named after Patrick Swayze for his good looks!

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Details

Name
Swayze
Age
3 years, 1 months
Gender
Male
Size
Large
Weight
77 pounds
Primary Color
White
Pet Has Special Needs
YES
Pet's Special Needs
Arthritis (hips)
Shots up to date
YES
Ok with kids
Not Sure
Housetrained
Not Sure
Hypoallergenic
NO
Spayed/Neutered
YES
Ok with dogs
Not Sure
Ok with cats
Not Sure
Exercise level
Regular daily walk/yard
Training level
Has basic training
Gets along with male dogs
Unsure
Gets along with female dogs
Unsure
Current Location
Tampa, FL

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