Doc - Available (GA)

Additional Information

Doc is a magnificent mastiff.  Purchased as a puppy he lived an ideal life for his first two years, adored at home but allowed to roam between two farms.  After that, however, his people went through a divorce and finally moved where he could not go.  The adjoining farm family took him in with the purpose of rehoming but it took some time for them to find a rescue.  In the meantime he showed his splendid qualities and they consudered just keeping him although three large dogs was a stretch.  He was a happy, though demanding, participant in family activities.  Friendly and outgoing, he played daily with their two male labs, all intact, never a cranky moment.  He was a patient, nurturing baby-sitter to their two children, ages 2 and 4.  He was polite and well-mannered at the vet’s office, although noisy in the car during trips. Finally they decided to find him a mastiff rescue.


His spectacular qualities remain.  He gets along with all dogs and is friendly with all people.  He is affectionate and inclined to cuddle.  He’s now crate-trained and walks nicely on a leash.  He is muscular and strong, however, and an adopter without substantial muscles would be a kite.   Moreover, a dog that has happily roamed carefree between comfortable homes with minimal boundaries requires an adopter experienced with setting and maintaining clear non-negotiable boundaries a good dog can admire and respect.

Listing Details

State: GA

Entered rescue: October 28, 2019

Gender: Male

Color: Brindle

Age: 4 yrs.

History: Owner Surrender 

Reactions to strangers: Friendly

Demeanor with children: Good

Behavior with other dogs: Good

Behavior with cats: Unknown

House training: Good

Spayed / Neutered: Yes

Health status: Good