Are the females spayed or males neutered? Why?

All Cane Corso Rescue dogs are spayed or neutered before being adopted unless there is a medical reason not to. Like many rescues & shelters across the nation, Cane Corso Rescue neuters or spays all dogs before it places a dog into its adoptive home. 60% of the dogs that are accepted into the rescue are already spayed or neutered by their previous owner or a shelter.

Since we are a rescue that is incorporated in the State of Texas with Offices in Texas, we are required by law to sterilize (spay / neuter) all dogs or have the adopter sign an agreement stating they will have the dog neutered / spayed. You can read more here: CHAPTER 828. DOG AND CAT STERILIZATION Also, the following states have similar laws that require sterilization or a promise to sterilize to adopt: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia. [source]

In addition, there are several health benefits including preventing pyometra in females as well as mammary tumors. In males, it prevents testicular cancer and reduces the risk of prostate disease. A spay/neuter can also lessen the urge for the dog to roam away. And lastly, in males if can also decrease aggressive behavior.

Other than that, it prevents dog overpopulation - unplanned puppies from being born and keeps the possibility of them going to shelter or a rescue.

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