10/14/19: Yesterday was a special day. We had spent the last six months with our hearts fully invested in this girl, and yesterday we cried tears of joy as we sent her off to her new home.


Ari’s journey to her forever home hadn’t been easy, but in the end she ended up exactly where she needs to be. Ari’s adopters Emmie and Gene lost their last Cane Corso in April, coincidentally the same time that we first rescued Ari. In the last couple weeks they have visited Ari at board and train to continue her training lessons where they quickly developed a beautiful bond together. Her tail wags nonstop when she sees her new mom and dad and she hops right into their car ready to go home.

We cannot be more grateful to Lydia, Jeff and Leslie at True Companion Dog Training who helped Ari overcome her past and become the confident dog that she is. Thank you to her first fosters Lisa and Elsa who helped us pull her from the NYC ACC, the surgeons at Sheepshead Bay Veterinary who performed Ari’s double cherry eye removal, The Dodo for sharing her story, and every single one of our supporters who donated to help with her board and train costs/surgeries and rooted for her.

The best part of this story is not the ending, but the new life and beginning in store for this special dog. We love you #RCAri ❤️

We pulled 4 year old, 75lb Cane Corso Ari from the ACC last month thanks to a temporary foster home. Ari needs an experienced Cane Corso or large breed foster home or adopter. She does not get along with other animals and must be the only dog. It was noted that she used to live with older children. (We would only consider a home with children if it is a very experienced home). We also believe she was a yard dog.

Ari is a good listener, she loves treats and is food motivated. She loves being outside, is housebroken and enjoys running around and exploring. Ari is skeptical of new people and generally attaches to one person at a time. But once she opens up, it’s all hugs from there! She loves to be the center of attention and absolutely loves belly rubs. She is wonderful on walks. However, as sweet as she is Ari is also extremely strong and needs someone capable of properly training her.

She would do best in a private home with adequate yard space. She is fully vetted and spayed, and has received two cherry eye surgeries in our care from which she is recovering nicely – (they’re looking so much better already but will heal even more!) but needs a foster home or adopter where she can receive adequate attention and training.

Ari is in need of a FOSTER HOME or ADOPTER now. If you can temporarily open up your home to foster Ari – we provide all supplies and support every step of the way! Please email with any Ari questions or apply below!

Ari has completed board and train and is ready to find her forever home. Watch her video now: