Sex: Male

Breed: Cane Corso/Mastiff x

Age: 7 years old

Courage is a 7 year old Cane Corso/Mastiff cross. He is not available for adoption at this time. We are still getting to know his personality and he continues to need medical care and supervision.

Courage has seen more horrors in his short life than many of us will see in a lifetime! He is the face of a fighting ring dog and bares the scars of his abuse. Paws for Miles rescue in Cincinnati reached out asking for help. They’d pulled Courage from one of their local shelters and discovered he had no tongue. We made the road trip and Courage joined the Mutt militia ranks.

Courage is covered in scars consistent with those seen in many bait dogs. His tongue has been removed at the base and we suspect it was likely ripped out by another dog. He is currently underweight but has learned to both eat and drink without the assistance of a tongue. He makes daily improvements are amazing.

We have not assessed him with other dogs as he needs time to heal and decompress. He can display defensive behavior when kenneled after hanging out with people he knows and trusts. Due to his ongoing medical and training needs he is not currently available for adoption.

Here’s what you need to know about adopting a cat or dog from Marley's Mutts:

  • Each adoptable pet will be introduced on Facebook

  • Each pet will have its own profile here on the website

  • All pets will be spayed or neutered

  • All pets will be micro-chipped and shots will be up-to-date

  • Each pet has their own application to complete—make sure you use the right one (linked from their bio)

It’s important to us that each pet goes not just to a great home but to the “right” home. Our foster parents work with each pet to get to know them and their needs.

We try hard to list all of the pertinent info about each pet on the site so you can choose the pet that will fit with your family/lifestyle. If you don’t see a specific pet on the site, he/she is not ready for adoption. Please be patient and wait until the bio is listed. We don’t decide on a “first come, first served” basis but rather on a “who’s the very best fit.” So, don’t panic.

It’s not a quick process. We receive dozens of applications for each pet so please be patient. If you’re shortlisted you’ll be contacted as soon as possible.

If selected to meet one of our pets and you currently have pets, you’ll be asked to do an in-person pet intro; we don’t do the long-distance adoption thing. If you live out of town, plan a fun road trip to meet the pet in person.

Don’t be discouraged if your application is not selected. Remember, we get a lot of them! Trust us, the best fit for you is coming.

If you’re lucky and you do adopt a super amazing pet from Marley’s Mutts, don’t ever hesitate to reach out to us for training, medication, or behavior questions. We’re here for you, and your pet.