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Date:March 23, 2017


Poor Kenai has quite a story. He was bought by a loving family with 3 young boys who loved him very dearly, and he loved them even more! He loved them so much that when a strange man came into HIS yard and threatened HIS family he did what any corso should do! He defended his family!! Everyone was so proud and told him what a great boy he is! That is, until the home owners insurance called and said he had to go. His family was heartbroken. They took him to a shelter and begged CCR to go get him. We tried!! The shelter felt it was better to turn him over to a seeing eye dog rescue…We are just as confused as you!! Well lo and behold…Kenai came back to the shelter much worse for the wear. He was skinny and malnourished, and hadn’t even been neutered by the other rescue! DON’T WORRY KENAI, we have you now!!! We urgently need a foster home for Kenai where we know he will be safe and loved to get him ready for adoption. He has proven himself with other large female dogs and is kid safe! This handsome fellow is just 2 years old. Kenai has not been cat or small dog tested.

  1. Holly Pezzuti Reply

    Hello my name is Holly Pezzuti and little over 6 months ago very unexpectedly lost my beloved Pit Bull, Beans, who I adopted with an ex and was my life. This has by far been the most difficult thing I’ve ever gone through and still having a hard time with it. He came to work with me everyday and was by my side literally everywhere I went and have been absolutely heartbroken since and is the first time in my life I’ve never not had a dog so it’s been a complete life change for me. I miss so much the companionship of a dog and have finally been thinking about adopting a new boy. I’m a Pit girl but love the big boys which Beans was around 85lbs and I loved but am thinking of getting a little larger dog for a few reasons but along with Pits I’ve always loved Corsos and after seeing this handsome man I just wanted to reach out and see if he is still available. I am going to look around at the rest of your site but honestly saw this guy and had to ask about him. I also have some questions about his behavior with other dogs. We have a cat that sort of showed up one day and kind of made her way to a half indoor/outdoor cat and is pretty shy but getting better and was fine with Beans and my sister’s dog just takes her little to warm up. My contact info is below and could provide vet references as well. Thanks so much!!
    Holly Pezzuti

  2. Mollie Evans Reply

    Hello, I have filled out an application and would be very interested in this lovely baby! Thanks, Mollie

    • CCR - Marianna Reply

      Hello Mollie – I just started your application process. Once i get thru it and the references etc.. I will email you back.

  3. Brian Reply

    I’m in western North Carolina. We have a house in the woods with 10 acres. We have a baby boy and another baby on the way. We have two pitbulls. One is an 11 year old male. The other is about 5 year old female mix. I would definately take her. I’d bet she would be very happy here.

  4. CCR - Marianna Reply

    Holly – happy to start an application check for you but you need to first apply thru our application process. Go to the main site and at the top click on the applications tab and fill out the application. be as though as you can.

  5. Holly Pezzuti Reply

    Great thanks Marianna will do!

  6. Mollie Reply


  7. Carol Perrone Reply

    Hello. Do you know which breeder he came from? Has he been neutered?

  8. Liz Robles Reply

    Hi Carol. Yes Maverick, as well as all our dogs, is neutered prior to adoption. His previous owner purchased him from a breeder in the Carolinas.

  9. Mollie evans Reply

    Hi! Just checking in! Thanks, Mollie

    • CCR - Ashley Reply

      Hi Mollie, We will be in touch via email as your application progresses!

  10. eunji&Jeff Reply

    IS he adopted already?

    • CCR - Ashley Reply

      Dogs who are adopted will be notated and moved to the dog archives. Any dog on this page is still looking for their FURever home!

  11. Tracy Reply

    Can you small dog test Keani? My former mastiff did well with my Westie but they were puppies together.

    • CCR - Ashley Reply

      Hi Tracy,
      We are happy to small dog test for an otherwise approved home. Have you applied with us yet? If not, please do so!

  12. Rebecc Hawley Reply

    Is he still in need of a forever home ? I have 5 yr Corso named Luna (rescued ) an had to put down my 14 yrs Bella …

    • CCR - Ashley Reply

      Hi Rebecca,
      Kenai is sill looking for a home. Have you applied with us? If not please do so!

      • Rebecca

        I have

  13. Skylar Reply


  14. Lyza Bowers Reply

    Kenai! What a beautiful baby! As a family with a rescued German Shepherd, I know first hand how important what you are doing is… how important your researching the PERFECT family is. I was sent this link by my dad, Paul Connerty, due to his interest in Kenai. He said he has already applied, and I can tell you that this dog would 100% be in a FOREVER (very spoiled) home with my parents. I have watched them rescue multiple animals (2 pugs & a boxer) that they have loved until their sweet babies crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I thought it was important to leave a comment about how blessed Kenai would be to become a Connerty because every dog deserves the kind of love they give animals!

  15. Lara Mcdonald Reply

    I must echo my sister’s sentiments regarding the perfect home for Kenai. Paul and Kat Connerty taught us the value of loving and caring for animals our whole life. In my lifetime I have never been without a family dog. The name Kenai is pretty amazing because we grew up in Alaska! We feel that it is fate that we cross paths with this beautiful boy, and that he be a part of our Incredible family. We truly hope that you give us a chance to give Kenai the life that he deserves.

  16. Amber Reply

    Hello, my fiance Ken Mills put in an application for fostering any pets that need it. Just waiting to hear back. Does this fellow still need a foster? It says female dog safe, how about male dog safe?

    • CCR - Ashley Reply

      Hi Amber! Your application is in process! Kenai is still in need of foster, however as a rule, we will not place a dominant breed male such as a Corso in a home with another male.

  17. Kathryn Falk Reply

    Hi there! I filled out an application for this love! I was so excited to see that he was kid friendly! My son wants a dog so badly! I am a mastiff lover and its so difficult to find any mastiffs up for adoption that are kid friendly! I personally will only adopt…will never buy from breeder. I really hope it works out and my son can have the same loving bond that I did with my 180 pound english bullmastiff I had when I was a teenager. Hope to hear from you soon!

  18. Ferdinand Reply

    Is Kenai still available? His picture is still up on this site? It seems there are already several people who really want him. What is the hold up, and what qualifications are you guys looking for?

    • CCR - Ashley Reply

      Hi Ferdinand,
      Kenai is still available for adoption, as are all the dogs on the adoptable dogs page. Their profiles will be taken down once they are officially adopted. Kenai will need a home who is experienced with dominant breeds. Please keep in mind, not everyone who comments gets approved – or even applies! Some families just end up selecting a different dog that is a better fit for their families. There is no hold up – we just want to make sure all our dogs end up in the best home for their needs, and for the adopting families needs.

  19. David Reply

    What’s the application all for and what’s the running price cause I am looking for a play mate for my cane corso?

    • CCR - Ashley Reply

      Hi David, The application is so we can evaluate the home and care that our dogs would be receiving if we placed a dog there. Adoption fees vary by age and are all listed on our FAQ page.

  20. Dave Mendelson Reply

    Is Kenai still Available?

    • CCR - Ashley Reply

      Hi Dave, yes! Kenai, as well as all the other dogs listed on the adoptable dogs page are still available. Please apply for adoption!

  21. Jojo gaon Reply

    Hello is Kenai still available? Would love to adopt if my application has been fully vetted. Thank you!

    • CCR - Ashley Reply

      Hi jojo, kenai is still available. Your application is still in process. We received your application one week ago and as stated on our application site it typically takes one to two months for full processing. We will certainly keep you in mind for kenai!

  22. Jojo Reply

    Thank you so much Ashley!

  23. Angie Reply

    Was Kenai adopted?

    • CCR - Ashley Reply

      Hi Angie, Kenai is still in need of a home

  24. Luciana Silva Reply

    We have Fostered and adopted Sugar (Presa Canario) from you guys, also fostered Boyfriend. Wonder if he’d be good with Bossy Sugar. ..

  25. Jloza1981 Reply

    Just filled out application. Hope to hear from CCR Inc.

  26. Rich Grohs Reply

    I am in Cypress,Texas and an experienced cane corso Handler.If he needs a home.I can take him.

    • CCR - Ashley Reply

      Hi Rich,
      Have you applied for adoption? If not, please do so!

  27. Lori Oakley Reply

    I have applied for adoption. We are interested in adding this handsome fella to our home.

  28. Donnie Reply

    We applied yesterday. Have 5 acre unrestricted homestead in TX, with a young son and mature female Boxer who misses their indoor Cane Corso rescue sister we lost this year due to age. We are ready for a Kenai to join our family.

  29. Derek Townsend Reply

    Can he be relocated to Texas!?!

    • CCR - Ashley Reply

      Hi Derek, We often are able to move dogs great distances for the right home. Some dogs enjoy the car rides and meeting strangers much more than others, so it is a case by case basis. Kenai is currently in Pennsylvania.

  30. Faith Gates Reply

    We are greatly interested in Kenai. We recently had to put down our loving Cane Corso rescue, Maya, due to old age. She was a fantastic family dog and we loved her dearly. We have 3 boys and are use to training large dogs. We are in PA and would love to meet him.

    • CCR - Ashley Reply

      Hi Faith, Kenai will only be placed with a female dog, if you have 3 other boys sadly he probably won’t be a great fit however if you’re interested in adding a female to your pack, please apply!

    • CCR - Ashley Reply

      However it also dawned on me that you may mean 3 sons! 🙂 silly me I’m always thinking puppies!

  31. Sarah Reply

    Where are you all located i would be willing to do some fostering. I have 2 female corsi and 4 kids. I own my home and have fenced yard. I also am self employed and only work 3 days a week less then 15 hours a week usually.

    • CCR - Ashley Reply

      Hi Sarah, we are a nation wide rescue so we do not have a physical location. All of our dogs are in foster homes throughout the United States. If you’re interested in fostering please apply!

  32. Donny McHenry II Reply

    Is Kenai still available

    • CCR - Ashley Reply

      Hi Donny,
      All dogs listed on the adoptable dogs page are still available.

    • CCR - Ashley Reply

      Hi Barbara,
      All dogs listed on the adoptable dogs page are still available. Homes for Jake with other dogs are being looked at case by case. A submissive female partner would be considered for him.

  33. Sarah Woodson Reply

    I just filled out the app to foster this boy but I forgot to add his name :/

    • CCR - Ashley Reply

      Hi Sarah, not a problem! I added it for you

      • Sarah Woodson


  34. Nicole Reply

    Hello, Sorry if I missed this in the thread but has Kenai been tested with small dogs? We have a female 15 yr old rat terrier(15 lbs) rescue almost completely blind and deaf but in great health(was just put under for dental). We just lost her 13 yr old female Amstaff rescue to renal failure(78 lbs when she was in good health). We have an extremely dog savy two year old daughter- our Amstaff never was able to warm up to her and live on 9 acres about an hour outside of Chicago. We would love to apply for adoption if he would do well/be happy with us Midwest farmers. Thank you!

  35. Nicole Reply

    Oops- I should have specified that I saw he hadnt been around small dogs in his profile but I didn’t know if he has been tested with them since coming into rescue. Thanks again!

    • CCR - Ashley Reply

      Hi Nicole! Kenai has not been tested around small dogs. Unfortunately Kenai will not be considered for home with children as young as yours due to his protection and guarding behaviors.

      • Nicole

        Understood- We will keep searching for our new family member. Thanks for the quick response!

  36. Ali Reply

    Hi, I live in NC. Is he house trained? I have a female 3yo Cane Corso, 1 indoor cat, and a 7 year old boy who is Great with my Cane. I would be interested in fostering him to see if he can get along in our home or until he finds a forever home!

    • CCR - Ashley Reply

      Hi Ali, Yes Kenai is house trained, however he has not been cat tested yet. If youre interested in fostering please fill out an application and we will be happy to cat test him to see if he might be a fit!

  37. Emily Hart Reyes Reply

    Hi we have a farm in Texas with tons of land, fenced in yard around our home, and 2 boys who have lived with a female Cane Corso. We recently lost her and are devistated I think he would be a great fit at our home. I am an experienced dog owner who used to show and train dogs and love Corso temperament. Filled out an application.

    • CCR - Ashley Reply

      Hi Emily! Ive been keeping an eye out for your application but I havent seen it come through yet, did you use a different name?

  38. Romina Anez Reply

    I submitted an application for adoption recently. Hoping to hear back soon.

  39. Sarah Reply

    Is he still Available we actually live right in New Jersey.

  40. Karen Pusateri Reply

    I posted a reply on chance’s page that would also apply to Kenai. I apologize, but is it easier for me to and paste over to this page or leave on Chance’s page and if there is a pup that your org feels is a better fit, will suggest? I can fill out tons of apps, just don’t want to cause extra work for anyone.

    Thank you

  41. Donny McHenry II Reply

    Hope my application is getting close to be finished I really want to add him to our family. He reminds me of my old buddy Titus.

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