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.

Ella de los Salvadores

This girl's quite a looker.  She has the head of a champion and the heart of a sweet little girl. Ella found her true loves in a human gentleman owner and a Maltese sister.

Lady de los Salvadores


Such a doll, her own foster fell in love with her the moment she arrived and adopted her shortly thereafter.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Zeus de los Salvadores

A big, sweet, laid back, boy of 5 years.  He's slightly silly and he already loves you.

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.

Marley (Ozzie) de los Salvadores

Another owner surrender, he now answers to Ozzy and has a happy home with many siblings in MI

Special Needs

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.

Owner Surrenders

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.

Shelter Pulls

Most of our rescue dogs have been pulled from high-kill.  We typically have to hold them for several weeks before they are ready for adoption to properly assess their temperament.

our Adoptable Dogs

All of our rescue Dogos are assigned the "pedigree" of de los Salvadores (of the saviors).

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.

Adoption Guidelines

  • We accept adoption applications on a continual basis and for particular dogs. Please email us to request an application. You may identify the Dogo you're interested in at that time or, if you already have an application on file, email us with the name of the Dogo. Email:
  • Background checks and home checks of Adopters are completed for EVERY Dogo we place.
  • Once your application is approved, you've met your Dogo and everything looks like it's time to take your new best friend home, an adoption agreement is completed and an adoption fee is paid.  Fees vary based on the age of the dogo.  
  • Fee Schedule: ​
    Puppy - $500 - 8 weeks to 8 months
    Adolescent - $450 - 8 months to under 2 years
    Young Adult - $350 - Over 2 years to under 4 years
    Adult - $300 - 4 years to 5 years
    Senior - $250 - 6 years and up
  • That's it.  You've saved a Dogo!

Dogos are a strong, dominant, yet extremely sensitive breed that requires  firm but gentle handling .  

Dogo Adoption

The Alabama 60
Coming Soon!
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 can't wait to find their new homes! Check back soon to see the dogs as they become available for placement.

Ruger de los Salvadores


Ruger is a sweet, lovable and affectionate puppy. He is full of energy, loves to play, and wrestle with other dogs. He does try to be a lap dog as well, but he's a little too big for that. Currently fostered in Northern, VA.

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. 

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.

Holly de los Salvadores


One of our two Christmas puppy twins!  

Noel de los Salvadores


One of our two Christmas puppy twins!  

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.

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.

Vivian de los Salvadores


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!

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.