Adoptable pet of the week: Vita the 'gentle giant' Cane Corso

Mar 7 2019, 7:04 pm

Vita has been through a lot in the past two years.

Suffering a “history of abuse and instability,” this young Cane Corso-cross went through three or four homes before being rescued.

Despite her tough start in life, she is “sweet as they come and loves every person she meets,” says Lindsay Zomers.


Vita was being fostered by a staff member at Canine Adventure Den until last month, but the arrangement fell through when she moved. In total, Vita has been looking for a home for the past seven months and has only had one adoption application.  The interested party didn’t really connect with her though, so she’s still looking.

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About Vita: She a typical Mastiff and is happy to lie around on her dog bed or on the couch with her humans as long as there are pats involved.

She would be best in a home where she can be the centre of attention: aka, no other pets, please. Ditto with kids.

She should be placed with a calm, confident and tolerant large-breed male dog, says Zomers.

Vita has some reactivity issues when she’s on a leash, so support will be provided to adopters if this is something they don’t have experience with — including complimentary Reactive Rover classes with a Certified Professional Dog Trainer.

“Vita does not require an active home, but will require an owner committed to helping her overcome her fears through rewards-based training,” says Zomers.

She is spayed, up to date on vaccines, and is microchipped. Her adoption fee is $350.

Interested in Vita? Fill out an adoption form here. They would also consider a foster-to-adopt arrangement.