Age: ~7-8 months
Weight: ~60 lbs.
Breed: Dogo Argentino
Adoption Fee: $500
Requirement: $100 Training Deposit
*WLK CARES DEEPLY ABOUT THE SAFETY OF OUR VOLUNTEERS, FOSTERS, ADOPTERS, AND DOGS. WE ARE CONTINUING TO MONITOR THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS TO ENSURE WE STAY WITHIN THE GOVERNOR’S GUIDELINES. AT THIS TIME, XENA IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION. WE WILL MOVE HER TO HER NEW HOME AS LONG AS WLK DEEMS IT IS SAFE TO DO SO, AND BOTH THE ADOPTER AND WLK ARE COMFORTABLE WITH THE MOVE.*
This beautiful pup is Xena, a/k/a “the Warrior Princess.” Xena is a Dogo Argentino and her name fits her! Our rescuer found Xena by the roadside with a broken leg. While she was in Kuwait, her leg had to be set twice. Our vet in the States has evaluated her and said she is healing well.
Xena is a sweet mellow puppy that loves her people. She knows some basic commands such as come, down, sit, and crate. Xena is crate trained but is still working on her housebreaking, with which she has made great progress! Xena walks well on a leash.
Training is imperative for Xena and we will require a $100 refundable training deposit at her adoption. She will become a large muscular dog and will be very protective of her home and her people. In addition, aggression can be a problem. Dogo Argentinos are strong-willed and independent, but highly intelligent; they will respect an owner who is equally confident and consistent. They also make a strong distinction between familiar people and strangers, so it is essential that Xena be well-trained and socialized at an early age.
Xena does better with women than men and we would like to find her a home with a female owner. She would also do best in a home outside of the city, without stairs, and that has a fenced yard. Xena’s breed requires regular exercise to keep up muscle tone and her owner must ensure she gets daily exercise. We would also like to find her an owner who will include her in family activities, as Dogos are very social dogs. She would do best as an only dog, in a home without children or cats.
We would like to have Xena adopted around the Baltimore area. She will come up to date on her shots and microchipped. She is not yet spayed but we will spay her soon. We will pay the costs associated with the procedure at an approved facility.
If you are interested in adopting her please fill out an online application. We will then contact you to conduct a virtual home visit and, once you are approved, a $100.00 deposit is required.