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Neapolitan Mastiff (short coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Adult  : :  X-Large

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About Cassius

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: 450.00
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: D210017
  • General Color: Brindle
  • Color: Dilute / Brindle
  • Current Size: 83 Pounds
  • Current Age: 2 Years (best estimate)
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Housetrained: Yes


Brief description: Cassius is a loving and cuddly dog. He likes to meet people  and prefers a gentle introduction.  He loves to climb onto you and cuddle up, He does think he's a lap dog. If you pet him he would shower you with kisses. He does prefer the crate to sleep in. He walks nicely on a leash and knows a few commands. He's learning not to greet people by jumping on them and controlling his excitement when he sees his people.


Likes: Cassius loves belly rubs, head scratches and cuddles. He likes to play with toys. He loves to go outside for walks. Most of all he like to cuddle as close to you as he can get (sometimes on you).


Dislikes: None that we know of yet. Hes a little scared of new things; slow introductions seem to take care of that.


Personality: Cassisus is an active dog when outside. Ready to please and get your approval. He loves to be loved on and he has the build for it (hes chunky and not too big)


Temperament: He has no trouble at all with grooming, checking the feet, checking the teeth. He is not picky about food or toys. He is happy outside and inside the house. He likes to sleep in his crate.  


Energy level: He is not high energy but not calm either. He reads off you. When we want him to play he does, otherwise he lies down and chills. 


Favorite activities: He likes to walk and play ball (even if it is by himself). 


Good with cats, dogs, and kids over 6?: He is good with children. He is okay with other dog in the house and he is not good with cats. 


Not good with: Cassius is a bit scared of new things. Loud noises and new people gets him to hide. When introduced slowly he comes around. He's still learning all that this world is made up of.



Crate trained: Yes


Challenges: Cassius is getting used to being loved and being a part of a family. This makes him very happy and excited and he jumps and sometimes can be mouthy. We are working with him to let him know that jumping on people is not okay, and that mouthing is not a behavior appreciated.


Any Medical issues? None that we know of.


What would be the best kind of home? Cassius would fit into a home that has adults and older kids (because he jumps). A family that is patient and willing to help him discover the world around him would be ideal.

Cassius is being fostered in Ellicot City, MD.

Application Fees, Adoption Donations and Rescue Policy: Please know that 100% of our funds are used for rescuing the dogs.

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 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

Mastiffs To Mutts Rescue reserves the right to approve or deny any adoption that occurs through this organization without disclosure.  We reserve the right to make exceptions for special circumstances.

More about Cassius

Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Is Not Good with Kids

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