A Dogo Argentino named Ralph is available for adoption at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah...



Breed: Dogo Argentino / American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Primary Breed: Dogo Argentino
Secondary Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Age: Adult
Size: Large
Color: White
Sex: Male

Special Criteria What does this mean?
Sanctuary visit required
Prefers no cats

Shy and fearful at first, and excited once he knows you, Ralph is learning how to greet people appropriately. In fact, he came to Best Friends from a rescue group in Boise, Idaho because he needed to work on his training. He's a big boy, so learning manners, like not jumping up on people, is especially important.

Ralph loves fluffy toys (though he tends to de-fluff them in a hurry). He also loves getting affection from people he knows, and running in the park. Ralph is not good with cats. He also does not do well with other dogs, so he would be best in a home without them.

Ralph may be a very large and powerful boy, but he is also very sweet. He needs someone who can handle him and give him the attention and love he deserves. All he's looking for is one special person or family who will give him a chance.

Ralph is part of our Single Pets* program! That means that he is eligible for a free flight home and waived adoption fee!

*Single pets do best as the only dog or cat in the home.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


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This cat has been declawed by previous owners.