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Update 7.17.15: More great news for our precious boy Jake as he has found a wonderful foster family in South Carolina and is in transit. Jake will be the second Cane Corso to reside in their home as they are the proud parents of Willow. A heart felt thank you to this family and the temporary foster family for giving Jake the best life has to offer! What a lucky boy as he was able to hitch a ride with a CCR volunteer all the way from PA to NC where he met his foster Dad. We will continue to post updates on Jake but in the meantime, he is ready to receive his forever family so get those applications in!
Update 6.23.15: Great news and some not to good news! Jake has found a temporary foster home but they can only keep him for a week. We are so thankful to Melanie and family for opening their heart and home to him as poor Jake was not doing well in the kennel as the concrete proved to be just to much for his feet. He has lost three toenails and one has gotten infected so we had to move him into a home where his tootsies could be attend to. We are hoping someone will open their heart and home to him so he doesn’t have to face that concrete again as the same scenario will surly happen.
Jake’s foster family reports he is “very friendly and sweet!. Jake is a very smart boy as he already learned…sit, down and touch. Jake does very well with walks and has exceptional leash manners. Jake is the best ‘chill boy’ who loves nothing more than to cuddle with his people while watching TV. Jake is a smart boy and just wants nothing more than to please his people. He needs a little work on manners and crating but he is almost house trained. He is currently residing with a female Corso and children over the age of 8. Jake has not been cat tested or small dog tested so we have no knowledge on how he might do in home with cats or small dogs. Please consider opening your heart and home to this fabulous boy as he certain is most deserving of a better life than what he has experienced thus far.
Cane Corso Rescue, Inc. has recently welcomed Jake (formerly “Bruno”) and his brother Onyx (formerly “Brindle/Junior”) into our family. Unfortunately, he had to be placed in a boarding facility to ensure he lived. Both Jake and Onyx were released to the streets of New York by their previous owner (see below for their story).
Jake is a gorgeous blue, 2 year old Cane Corso. The shelter who did Jake’s intake evaluation reported that “he is pretty shy but after a few minutes he really opens up! Jake is friendly with people, although he can be wary of new people at first. He displayed zero issues with people near his food, and likes other dogs”.
• Stare test: Held a gaze for a few seconds then looked away, body loose
• Sensitive- Back Petting: Enjoyed touch leaned into handler
• Tail: Body was loose, turned back to sniff handlers hand
• Ears: Leaned into touch, with slow pant
• Paws: Allowed handler to hold paw without acknowledgement
• Muzzle: Pushed handlers hand off his muzzle with his paw.
• Commands: A bit shy and nervous
• Play test: Gentle player, goes into play bow, panting, controlled play
• Toys- Ball: Chases ball
• Squeaky: chases squeaky and retrieves
• Tug Rope: No interest a little nervous by it
• Food: handler was able to take food away without any issues, pushing his head out of the bowl was a little hard he just wanted to keep eating but didn’t care that handlers hand was there
• Chewy: no interest
• Stranger: A little nervous at first, apprehensive about going up to stranger had to be persuaded by handler to go up without fear.
• Baby doll: Low growled, nervous, knew the doll was fake from the start
• Dog to Dog: social, friendly, sniffed the other dog in the room and when he was growled at he jumped back.
• Dog to Cat: couldn’t cat test.
Jake’s Story: On March 23, Cane Corso Rescue, Inc. received an email from a kill shelter in Wantagh, NY. After reading the first few sentences of the bio, Liz screamed “I KNOW THESE DOGS!!” Sure enough, their owner had called her 3 weeks earlier and asked us to take his dogs. He reported that Bruno and Brindle were “great dogs”. He said “they deserve a great family”. But of course, he couldn’t keep them and he didn’t say why he had to give them up. “I messaged with him a few times, asking for pictures and vet info. Nothing was ever received and I moved on to all the other numerous requests from people nationwide, needing to give up their Cane Corsos” said Liz. Apparently the owners then tried surrendering them to the shelter, but when they heard there was an owner surrender fee, they stormed out with their dogs. A short while later the shelter got a call for two dogs running loose, when their animal control officers were unable to catch them, they set a trap. Jake was trapped in a dog trap on a dock of a frozen canal, while Onyx was later snared running loose on the same canal. It took over a week, but they were finally caught. That is how these two beauties came into the shelter. The owner dumped his “great dogs” miles from his home (or left them in an abandoned yard for them to escape) and left. Can you imagine what they were thinking… probably trying to get back home.
Cane Corso Rescue currently has this gorgeous boy in a boarding kennel and are paying $30 per day for him. We are BEGGING and PLEADING for a foster home for him. Please contact us if you are interested and approved to foster through our organization. If you have not been approved to foster through CCR but would like to, please complete an application and we will process your application as quickly as possible.