You will be required to Agree to the terms outlined below
at the time of the Adoption Application
Before applying to Adopt or Foster a dog, please read. It is very important to follow what Cane Corso Rescue, Inc. has outlined for you.
If you do not fill out the application completely you will be DENIED IMMEDIATELY. With over 10 applications coming in each day, our volunteers do not have time to search for the information and will favor another application over an incomplete one.
For your Personal References, please do not put any information into email fields other than the emails themselves (do not put “n/a” etc.). If you do not have a Personal reference with an email address, please leave the field blank. Doing so can cause issues with sending out emails directly to your Personal References. Please also check to make sure that the emails you add are valid. It’s a good idea to email your personal references ahead of time letting them know to expect an email from us. This will also make sure that the emails you have our valid. They will receive the email within 15 minutes of you submitting the application as this is done AUTOMATICALLY by our system. If the emails are not correct, the personal references will not receive their email and will considerably slow down your application.
If you have a small dog in your household (under 20 lbs.) then you may not be considered for adoption. Many Cane Corso dogs in the rescue have a small-prey drive and it can put your small dog/pet in danger. This also goes for people with pets such as Cats, Ferrets, Sugar Gliders, Chinchillas, Raccoons, & Squirrels. In the event that you are approved with the exception of the small animal(s). Cane Corso Rescue will put you on a waiting list in the event that we do not have a dog that fits your family. When a dog comes along that does not show signs of small-prey drive, then we will notify you.
Please remember that your new dog will be experiencing increased stress. Though it is good stress to go home, it is still stress and different dogs react differently.
Keep your new dog’s stress level low by NOT taking him/her out into public for at least 2 weeks. Give him/her time to get settled and bond with you. In this way, you can learn to read him/her’s body language and know when he/she is uncomfortable. Keep in mind, we want to set your dog up for 100% success. If you don’t feel certain he/she will succeed 100% in a given situation, don’t expose him/her to that situation. This is VERY important.
The dog’s history and reaction to children, cats, and other dogs is unknown. Unless you are specifically told in writing on the foster/ adoption contract, you agree to keep this dog away from children, cats, and other dogs. If you violate these terms, you assume all responsibility and liability and absolve Cane Corso Rescue, Inc. of any responsibility.
In the First 2 Weeks you agree to:
1. NO outings or public events.
2. NO introductions to outside animals in the immediate family.
3. Take a minimum of 1-2 weeks to introduce your new companion to your current pets.
(Use baby gates, crates, separate rooms, etc to keep dogs separate. Complete multiple walks daily with all dogs, not allowing them to touch. These walks make a huge difference when introducing dogs.)
Please also be aware of these very common questions regarding Adoption/Fostering:
How often is the website updated?
The website is updated fairly often. Usually at least once per week. We usually add dogs within 72 hours of being notified that a dog is available for adoption or if a dog has been adopted.
I can’t find a dog close to me, how can I search by state?
We initially were going to add a search by state; however, most of our dogs are pulled from a shelter in one state but transported to the best match foster home in another state. A state search would require us to constantly update dog profiles which isn’t a good use of our volunteer’s time. And truly, it does not matter, as Cane Corso Rescue’s transportation group will help get a dog to you as long as you’re willing to travel halfway.
How does the Adoption Process work?
First, we require you to fill out an adoption application on our website. When you apply with us, you are in essence applying for all our dogs. At some point during the application review, a volunteer may call you to schedule a home visit, then a interview with you and a board member. Once approved for adoption, they will let you know what dogs are available for you, your family & situation. If you have requested a certain dog, you will be told whether that dog will or will not work with your family. In case the dog you wanted is not a good match for you, we will let you know which dogs do fit your household. We can then set up a meet & greet if possible for you to meet the dog. If you end up deciding to adopt a dog in our rescue, a CCR volunteer (transport coordinator) will setup transportation from the foster home, to your home. We utilize a vast network of volunteer dog transporters to help transport the dog. We usually request that you be willing to drive at least 50% of the way. The dog will come with instructions, like what dog food they are currently on and usually some food to get you started, etc. Their paperwork will be emailed to you from our president board member.
How much is the adoption fee?
The cost depends on the age of the dog. It ranges from $200-$500.
Less than 1 year old: $500
1 – 3 years old: $400
3 – 6 years old: $300
6 – 8 years old: $200
Mixed breed: $250
Can you fly the dog to me?
Sometimes. It depends if we have a pilot available in CCR’s Pilots for Paws program. However, we do not fly our dogs through commercial airlines
What is ______’s age?
If we know the dog’s age, we will post it in their bio. If we don’t know it at first, the vet does his/her best to determine it during the spay/neuter.
Do you have any puppies available?
We rarely get puppies in & posted to the website, they go fast. The best thing to do is to apply for adoption now, so that you are “in line to get one”. Once we get the puppies in, we will contact you if you are matched to one.
I saw a dog on your Facebook page, but it’s not on your website. Can I adopt him/her?
Sure! When you fill out an adoption application, let us know what dog you are interested in (there will be a field for it.)
Has ____ been adopted?
Each dog is categorized. If you find the dog in adoptable dogs, then he/she is still available. Also adopted Cane Corso dogs have a blue notification box (some type of “ADOPTED” notification) at the top of the page saying they have been adopted. We do make it a priority to keep this information as updated as possible.
Do you have any more information on _____?
We post general information about the available dog on our website under the dog’s listing. We learn the most about our dogs when they are in foster care. Therefore, it is very important that you apply to give us as much information about you and your family so that we can match that information up with the information we are learning from the dog while in foster care. When you reach the interview process, the Director of CCR will call you to discuss dogs in great detail. In addition, you will have the chance to speak directly to the dog’s foster parent. However, this is ONLY done after you are approved to adopt. So, get your application in!
Do you offer discounts?
We do not offer discount of the adoption donation. It costs Cane Corso Rescue, Inc. $600-$1200 (sometimes more if surgery is needed) to get the dogs where they are today. CCR relies on these fees to continue to help rescue additional Cane Corso dogs & helps us offset these costs.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, we do offer payment plans. We require a minimum of $150 to transport the dog to you (goes toward the total adoption donation) and the remaining amount can be paid out over several months if necessary (in increments in a minimum of $50/month).
What types of payment do you accept?
We accept checks, money orders & Credit/Debit Cards (via PayPal) for both donations & adoption donations. Adoption donations can be made directly through our website or if you are on a payment plan, then we use Wave invoicing to invoice you & process payment plans.
Can I come by and visit with the dog(s)?
It depends. Our main office is in Texas and we do have many foster dogs in Texas. If you are in Austin, TX and want to visit, we can try to set something up. We do need several days or weeks warning, as all of our dogs are in private foster homes. We also recommend that you please take a look at our calendar (or facebook) to see upcoming events to meet some of our awesome dogs. We have events all over the country.
Do you adopt to Canadian Residents (or any other country other than the Continental United States)?
Not at this time. We also do not adopt to Alaskan & Hawaiian residents. If there was ever an issue with the dog, it would be very difficult to help the dog or the adopters quickly & effectively. We do; however, bring dogs in from Canada, into the CCR program.
I’m looking for a Service Dog (or therapy dog), which one would be good for me? (I’m working with an organization to get a Service Dog, will you work the organization to get me one?)
We currently do not work with people or agencies looking to adopt/train a Cane Corso as a service dog. Often times we do not know the full history of the dog and cannot guarantee that this would be the best option for you or the dog. Due to legality & liability issues we cannot odopt to people looking for service or therapy dog.
I have questions, can you call me?
We don’t have the personnel to do this. Even if we did, it’s likely we would have to get back to you on the answer as it may require us to gather more info. You can ask questions via our “Chat with a Volunteer” box a the bottom of the page if you wish (or leave us a message & we will get back to you). Once you apply we will then be in contact with you to process your application. You can also send a text message to our phone number and one of our volunteers will get back to you. Please be aware as with any cell phone texting services, you may be responsible for standard text messaging charges as applied by your service provider. In sending a text message to us, you are accepting responsibility for these charges.
I have _____ children, ___ dogs (etc.) Will ___ work in my household?
We try to evaluate dogs as much as possible and post information about them on this website. Cane Corso Rescue, would never knowingly put a dog that was incompatible with your family. We want the dogs and your family to be safe, so we will make sure that the dog fits you family and that steps are taken to make the adoption as easy and safe as possible. If it is not explicitly stated that the dog is good with a particular situation, it should be considered that the dog is not fit for the particular situation. For example, if the dog is not listed to be good with young children, then you should not put the dog in a situation where is around young children.