Max has been adopted!

Update 2/28/2015: Max has been adopted! We are so happy for Max and his connections. Max’ original owner was willing to keep Max while we diligently looked for the perfect home. Potential adopters were screened, because we wanted to make sure we would find a home where Max could thrive. He is such a good boy, and he deserved the best! I am happy to report that Max will be living with Joanne in Northern VA. I am sure Max will provide some security to Joanne, and provide a lifetime of wags and kisses.

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Rescue – Save a Life

Boerboel Rescue

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Zeus is a 2-year-old neutered male Boerboel/Cane Corso mix.  He is a good dog that will do best in a quiet home that can provide him the love and attention that he craves.  He currently lives with an older male Labrador/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, and does well with him.

Zeus2 2015Zeus is shy when introduced to strangers, but deep down inside he is a sweetheart that just wants to please.  He is crate-trained and kennel trained.  He exhibits some separation anxiety when left alone, but he is happy to hang out in his crate when his family needs to leave the house.  He is good in the house when his people are home, even when they are sleeping.  He will sleep all night long without any problems.

Zeus - Boerboel Rescue MDHis owner has made the difficult decision to re-home Zeus as his owner works during the day and Zeus must be crated until she gets home.  He enjoys chewing on his bones, and is generally a good boy.  Zeus is housebroken, and he knows some commands including down and stay.  He will whine when he needs to go out, which is his way of signaling that he needs to go potty.

Zeus3 2015Zeus is currently living in Clinton County, MD.  If you think you might be interested in adopting Zeus, please fill out the Contact Form below and we will get in touch with you.  Thank you for considering adoption!

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Update (2/09/15) – Stella has been adopted.

Stella is a South African Mastiff (Boerboel).  She is currently located in Berwick, PA, which is in NE Pennsylvania, not far from Hazleton.  She is an owner surrender, and the current rescue trying to help does not have anywhere to go with her.  The family is seeking help to re-home her and plan to take her to SPCA if no home is found soon. She needs to be an only dog.

Stella - Boerboel Rescue

We’re waiting for more details on her, but they told us that she keeps trying to escape their home when no one is home and she breaks out of her crate. So a home where someone is home a lot would be a good idea or someone that can deal with getting the dog ok with using a crate or a room that she can’t destroy anything and is able to be safe and contained. She is very people friendly and enjoys couch time watching TV with her humans.

Fill out an application on the Haven to Home website at  Rescues that are in a position to take her can call Haven to Home at 570 884 5067 or e-mail

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Update 2/13/2015:  Atlas has been adopted.

Atlas is a 7-year-old male Boerboel that is currently available for adoption with East Coast Gentle Giants.  I do not know much about him, other than he is good with children and he is a handsome boy!  Please consider Atlas if you are looking to add a Boerboel to your home.  This is a recent photo taken at Christmas.  He is living with a foster in MD.

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Atlas – Boerboel Available for Adoption

This is a courtesy cross post.  If you think you might be interested in Atlas, please contact East Coast Gentle Giants Rescue who is handling his adoption.  This is a link to East Coast Gentle Giants Facebook page:

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Update (February 2015):  Francis has been adopted!  He is now living with a professional equestrian on a horse farm in NC.  Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in Francis!

Francis is a 2-year-old neutered, purebred male Boerboel that is looking for a new home.  He is currently located in Kentucky.  Francis is a good boy, and would do best in a rural community or on a farm.  He just turned 2 years old in November.  If I didn’t have a male already, I would adopt Francis in a heartbeat!

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Francis is boisterous and will do best in a home without children.  He is living with an owner who adores him, but thinks he will do better in a rural environment.  Like most Boerboels, Francis is very active and playful.  He gets along well with other dogs, but they need to be able to tolerate his rambunctious, playful behavior.  His favorite playmate is an active Boxer that also loves to “rough house”.

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2 year old male Boerboel for adoption

Francis has never bitten or harmed any children, but he demonstrates dominant and territorial behavior around children.  We feel he will enjoy life to its fullest in an environment where he has more space to run and play.  He is great with adults and other dogs.  He has never lived with a cat.

Francis has some wonderful qualities going for him.  He isn’t destructive, so he can be trusted in the house and when left alone.  He stays alone when his owner is at work during the day, and he is fully housebroken.  He does not exhibit separation anxiety or any destructive behaviors.  If he wants to chew something, he sticks to his toys for the most part.

He walks nicely on a leash with a gentle leader, and he is quiet in the house and does not bark much.  He is respectful of a baby gate if you want to confine him to one room or a section of the house.  He has some obedience training under his belt, and knows some obedience commands. He is also healthy, with no known health issues.

These two videos will give you a better idea of his energy levels, and how he plays with other dogs.  He gets along well with other dogs, but Boerboels play rough so if you have another dog in the family make sure it will tolerate the rough-housing that you can expect from an adolescent Boerboel.

If you have some land where Francis can burn off some energy, he might be the perfect pup for you!  Don’t forget that Boerboels are MUCH more active than most mastiff breeds.  Our main interest is helping Francis find a home where he can thrive, get plenty of exercise and have fun.  In return, Francis will offer you a lifetime of companionship and love.

Thank you for considering adoption!

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