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Update 5.2.15: Spectacular news! Aldo has found a wonderful foster family and on Sunday 5.3.15 he will receive his freedom ride because of a few very special transport angels. We will continue to update his album once he has had time to settle in.
Aldo has recently been welcomed into the Cane Corso rescue family after narrowly escaping death in a NYC shelter. Unfortunately, Aldo had to be placed into a private boarding kennel to ensure his life was spared so he has gone from one cage to another. From all accounts, this boy is much too precious to spend his days alone in a kennel as he deserves to be in a home with a family who will provide him with the companionship he needs. Aldo has won the hearts of many during his time at the shelter; this in itself is a testament to his beautiful soul. One of Aldo’s human friends writes, “Aldo is the perfect gentleman. I took him out for the first time yesterday, and the experience was heavenly. He may be a big boy, but everything about him is gentle. He’s a dream on leash; he’s so light on his feet it’s almost like he’s gliding across the floor. He’s somewhat underweight and yet, he takes treats from your hand gently. The perfect way to describe him is to call him a “Gentle Giant”. Even the summation of the safer evaluation conducted in the shelter was exceptional, “Aldo was brought in as a stray surrender, so his past behavior in a home is unknown. Upon intake it was noted that Aldo was docile and friendly, and allowed all handling. He was also reported to tolerate his medical exam well, and appeared to enjoy having his ears cleaned. During SAFER Aldo was relaxed throughout the assessment. He allowed the assessor to conduct each handling item without issue, and was relaxed during the tag interaction. Aldo did become stiff during the food item and could not be pushed out of the bowl, but didn’t display any major concerns, and he was not interest in the toys and rawhide items.” And it just keeps getting better as his group behavior evaluations states, “When off leash with other dogs, Aldo will politely greet the other dog at the gate and is tolerant respectful of their presence in the yard. He is slightly sexually motivated and will frequently approach the female helper dog to smell her.”
Aldo has been aged by the shelter at 8 years; we doubt he is a day over 5 years of age. Because Aldo was a stray surrender, we would prefer a foster family with no small children. Children 6 years or older will be considered. Aldo has unknown history with cats. If you would like to see this sweet boy in action, please visit his youtube video provided by the shelter, https://youtu.be/_MazxshRO3Q.
As with all rescues, Aldo has been neutered, micro-chipped, and fully vetted. He is current on her vaccinations and preventative care for heartworm, fleas, and ticks.
Aldo is alive but he won’t truly begin living until he home! If you would like to open your heart and home to Aldo and are NOT approved to foster through CCR, please complete an application to foster
Shelter Intake Information:
Aldo 8 year old Male, black brindle Cane Corso mix- 95.4 lbs- Stray, 3/21
Results of Medical Evaluation:
tolerated exam well, enjoys having ears cleaned
cropped ears, dirty ears, cleaned ears somewhat
bilateral nuclear sclerosis
teeth worn & decayed
gray muzzle fur
skin sloughing around neck & shoulder area
applied activyl tick plus flea prevention
Results of Behavior Evaluation: Experienced Home
• Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
• Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, soft and loose body, mouth closed.
• Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft.
• Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw.
• Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are back.
• Food: 3. Dog follows the dish, his tail is down, ears are forward. His body is stiff. Dog does not lift his head from the bowl when hand is applied to his cheek.
• Toy 1: No interest.
• Rawhide: 1. No interest.
• Dog-dog: When off leash with other dogs, Aldo will politely greet the other dog at the gate and is tolerant and respectful of their presence in the yard. He is slightly sexually motivated and will frequently approach the female helper dog to smell her.
Group Behavior: 3/23
When off leash with other dogs, Aldo will politely greet the other dog at the gate and is tolerant respectful of their presence in the yard. He is slightly sexually motivated and will frequently approach the female helper dog to smell her.