Dogos are a strong, dominant, yet extremely sensitive breed that requires firm but gentle handling .
Adopting a Dogo is not a decision that one should take lightly. They are often inclined to do their own thing and require a strong bond with their owner to develop obedience. We are here to educate less experienced adopters who are interested in the breed, but they have to be committed to learning from the start. The rewards of having a well-bonded Dogo in your life are endless. They are simply the most wonderful dogs.
All of our rescue Dogos are assigned the "pedigree" of de los Salvadores (of the saviors).
Most of our rescue dogs have been pulled from high-kill shelters on the East Coast. We typically have to hold them for several weeks before adoption to properly assess their temperament.
We often learn of owners who, for a variety of reasons, can no longer offer their Dogos a proper home. In these cases, we often have a complete history and all veterinary records.
These are Dogos who come to us from a variety of sources who may have medical issues, disabilities, or temperament problems. These are the dogs that we rehabilitate.
Marley (Ozzie) de los Salvadores
Another owner surrender, he now answers to Ozzy and has a happy home with many siblings in MI
Gigi de los Salvadores
Our funny girl was pulled out of a Miami shelter and delivered to us on New Years Eve! She now lives in Maryland with her new family and adopted cats.
Zeus de los Salvadores
Tango de los Salvadores
Tango was rescued from an abandoned house on Howard Beach where she had been living since hurricane Sandy. She was adopted by her foster and now lies in PA.
Lighting de los Salvadores
Lighting was found by Miami FL Animal Services, tied to a pole with no food or water and covered in ticks. We posted a video of him from the shelter which is made his ultimate adopter fall in love with him. He was adopted by her the day after he got to DC.
Gracie Amstaff de los Salvadores
Gracie came to us with Zeus and she is nothing but big personality and prey drive. She is happy now with her new family in Kansas.
Phantom (Jack) de los Salvadores
Phantom was our first rescue. He was surrendered to the Miami FL shelter, adopted out and returned twice. Only after the second time did anyone figure out he was deaf. He now lives with his favorite people in WV.
BamBam de los Salvadores
Cheech came from a WV shelter and, when we pulled him out, he was as sick as, well, a dog! We got him healthy and he now resides in Northern VA.
One of our two Christmas puppy twins!
Nellie de los Salvadores
Nellie came to us from a Southern Virginia Shelter. She was blind in her left eye and, we later found out, she was the victim of a shooting. She was adopted by her foster in VA and is now very happy on the farm.
Anjelica (Lumi) de los Salvadores
Rescued from too long of a stay at a NC kill shelter, Anjelica is, in fact, an angel and lives with her new family in GA.
Rosalita (Reno) de los Salvadores
Beautiful baby-Dogo surrendered by her owner due to life issues. She's a dog lover and a people pleaser. She now lives with her brother Hank in OR.
Cordoba de los Salvadores (Jamie)
Rest in Peace our Beautiful Girl.
Cordoba was rescued from the Tampa FL Shelter. She had heartworm and during treatment we learned she also had cancer, making her prognosis grim. The month she spent in foster care was the best of her life.
Lady de los Salvadores
Such a doll, her own foster fell in love with her the moment she arrived and adopted her shortly thereafter.
Ella de los Salvadores
Gracie 2014 de los Salvadores
This owner surrendered beauty was perfect and just waiting for the right family, which we found her! She now lives in the lap of luxury in NJ.
Bandito de los Salvadores
Sweet 5 months old puppy we saved from allot of neglect in Miami. He's a deafie and has the bluest eyes you've ever seen.
Lady de los Salvadores
Another save from the Miami shelter, lady was a very well mannered older female Dogo. She was adopted by her foster-family about 15 seconds after arriving.
Paige de los Salvadores
Paige is a wonderful, sweet girl. She is still a bit timid, especially around loud noises, but she'd be perfect for a stable family with older kids. Paige is in Fayetteville, NC and she's looking for a home near there.
The Alabama 60
Humane Society of the United States seized and saved upwards of 60 Dogos from a neglect and cruelty situation in Alabama. DC Dogos will be helping to place these wonderful dogs who cant wait to find their new homes! Check back soon to see the dogs as they become available for placement.
Vivian is a sweet older girl who comes in to a southern Maryland shelter as a stray, malnourished and neglected. She is now in foster in NC and on the mend. She is available for adoption as well!