Meet Awesome Adonis!!!  *Please note: Adonis CANNOT be paired with either a first-time dog owner OR a child under the age of 15 (must be of sufficient weight to properly handle such a large and strong dog – 120 lbs. or greater).  Again, this is NOT due to any behavioral issues with Adonis – it is purely for handling Adonis while “heeling” to make sure he cannot pull.  Incremental training collar usage will assist in the “heeling” process (trainer will provide more details about incremental training collar usage).

Adonis is a 1.5 year old, 115 lbs., neutered Cain Corso.  Despite their somewhat “daunting” good looks, the Cain Corso is actually a wonderful family dog – affectionate, good with children, and loving.  They are incredibly intelligent, and training is usually very easy.  They are extremely loyal dogs who love to please their “person”.  They usually have good health, and despite their size, they can easily live up to 12 years of age or more with proper care.

The Cane Corso needs LOTS of exercise as well as LOTS of intellectual stimulation.  They are natural working dogs: which makes them often ideal candidates for a Service Dog with a handler that utilizes them often and gives them room to run.  Adonis welcomes the intellectual stimulation that comes with Service Dog training!

Adonis will want and need a lot of socialization – with people, children, other dogs, etc.  He will thrive on this and already has proven that he has an amazing willingness to get out into the world and HELP!!! Adonis has an amazing heart, and responds excellently to positive reinforcement and praise.

If you want to see more about this breed, we suggest:

Beautiful and gentle Adonis would be matched well with a client who knows the breed (or reads up on it) and is able to use positive correction and training. He is a sweet boy who loves nothing more than to give love.  Again, do NOT let “stereotypes” prevent you from understanding the true potential of the Cane Corso.  Adonis will LOVE YOU, just as you love him!!

Adonis is being fostered by experienced Cain Corso owners.  Unfortunately, the family is unable to keep him due to ongoing family medical issues.  This military family wants Adonis to reach his full potential and be that buddy for a new handler in need.

Even though Adonis “heels” well on a proper collar/leash combination, he may be a bit formidable for a smaller person (see first paragraph).  However, he already knows many obedience commands, and it will not take long for him to understand his needs as a Service Dog!   

Quick assessment of Adonis:

  • Is in good health
  • Is willing to ‘snuggle’ and be held close
  • Willing to be petted and touched on all parts of its body, including back legs and on the face without incident
  • Makes good eye contact and holds contact for 10 seconds
  • Housebroken
  • Seems to be genuinely interested it’s “person” and seeks attention
  • Responds to praise and petting
  • Allows hand in it’s mouth without incident
  • Treat-motivated for training
  • When walking, is more interested on its “person” than on other distractions (other people, dogs) – Responds to ‘leave it’
  • Not easily frightened (a response to a loud noise is to be expected)
  • Is friendly, calm, and generally “laid back” around all ages of children and male and female adults
  • Exhibits no excessive barking
  • Shows absolutely NO signs of aggression toward other dogs or people
  • Absolutely no history of aggression
  • Dog is microchipped
  • Up to date on vaccinations
  • On monthly preventives
  • Unknown with cats

We do not transport dogs as there are numerous dogs across the country that need a forever home and have the potential to be a Service Dog.  Our dogs have been assessed as potential Service Dogs but have not been trained yet.  That training occurs when paired with their handler.  This enhances the bond between dog and owner.