I thought this would be just as good a place to check as all the others I'm trying or have tried - As many of you saw in my previous posting about my dog - I have a Mastiff - Hogan. We had a mastiff in the past - Duke - who lived to be almost 12 years old and weighed at his peak a little over 200 pounds.
My husband and I are now considering adopting a Rescue Mastiff or perhaps starting a Rescue service here in central Pennsylvania - does anyone out there in the Active Rain community who are dog lovers know anything about it? I've been to the web sites for MCOA and FORM (Mastiff Club of America and Friends of Rescued Mastiffs) and read all about them. I've even filled out applications and forms to volunteer. Unfortunately, I haven't yet heard anything from either of these sites.
These dogs are loveable and adorable - while very large and can be somewhat slobbery (as my 4 year old niece says it), they are loyal creatures who just want to be loved and unless trained to be so, do not have a single mean or vicious bone in their body. I laugh at watching Hogan when someone walks past the house with a dog of their own. He barks this very deep sounding ferocious bark while running back the opposite direction but looking in the direction of the "trespassers".
Unfortunately, there are people around the country that either mistreat, outright abuse, or just can't take care of these big guys and either have them taken away by a local authority or need to find them a new home. If any of you know of someone in this predicament - please pass along my name and contact information. My husband and I will be happy to help where we can.
Look at this face - don't you just want to give him a big hug!!! :-)