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Dogo Argentino / Mixed (short coat)  : :  Female (spayed)  : :  Adult  : :  Large

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Please Note: This animal is listed as a courtesy to another organization. Please be sure to contact the foster/caretaker for more information about her.

About Mia (Courtesy Post)

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: $300
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: White
  • Current Size: 50 Pounds
  • Current Age: 7 Years 2 Months (best estimate)
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Housetrained: Yes
Mia is a 7 year old female Dogo Argentino mix. She also comes from a rural shelter in North Carolina where she was not doing well. After being transferred to rescue in Norfolk , Va she spent 4 years there where her name was changed to Elsa because she was completely frozen with fear.

We have given her much to be happy about and along with that her new name, Mia.

She would not walk on a leash or play with other dogs and rarely let you pet her without cowering. She has transformed into a well adjusted, happy girl! Mia loves to walk on a leash and although she sometimes puts the brakes on...a stable pack leader with just a bit of pressure can move her right through. She also loves to be outside and loves the company of other dogs. You will find her curled up in a bed of leaves relaxing in the sun on a warm afternoon.

Mia is still shy and will still cower if approached too quickly, she is also hard of hearing which may contribute to her insecureness but overall she has made huge progress and now deserves a home to call all hers.

Again, Mia will need a leader to continue to overcome her quirks but she is an amazing girl.
She is crate trained and potty trained. She rides great in the car. She will struggle with nails so that will take some patience and an extra hand. Mia is also up to date on shots, microchipped and spayed.

Located in Knoxville, MD

Our rescue policy requires the following:

  • Adopters must have their primary residence in one of the following states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and parts of North Carolina and and parts of New York.
  • We will not adopt a giant breed dog to homes where the dog will have access to highly varnished hardwood steps inside the home. Any inside steps to which the dog(s) have access, must have carpeting, securely fixed stair treads, or a non-skid surface. We encourage you to remediate potential safety issues while your application is under review, prior to the home visit.
  • Methods or devices using pain or force on the dog to control the dog, or to deter undesirable behavior is prohibited.
  • Applications for giant breed dogs must be submitted by the property owner.
  • Homes with children under 6 years of age will not be approved for adoption.
  • Homes with children should have a fenced yard.
  • Pets currently in the applicant's home must have a history of appropriate veterinary care. Veterinary records will be checked.
  • All references must be checked before any visitation of the dog is permitted at the foster home.
  • All family members must be present during the home visit to the applicant's home.
  • Any dog(s) in the applicant's home must have an introductory meeting with the rescue dog being considered, before any adoption can be completed.
  • Homes with intact dogs will not be approved for adoption. Exceptions to this policy can be found on the Adoptable Dog Page.
For additional information please review our FAQs or contact: mastiffstomutts@gmail.com

Special Needs: hard of hearing

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