Must Love Corsos Rescue is a community-based non-profit rescue dedicated to saving the lives of neglected and abandoned Cane Corsos.

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Corso lives saved since 2018!

Must Love Corsos Rescue—Making a Difference—One Corso, One Human at a Time!

Take a look at our wonderful dogs available for adoption. 

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How You Can Help

Volunteer

Have skills you think can help our mission? We are always looking to grow our volunteer base.

Foster 

We are always in great need of fosters. As a foster-based rescue, we cannot save any Cane Corsos without our fosters!

Donate

We rely totally on your generous support and cannot help Cane Corsos without you.

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MLCR 2024 Calendar

The proceeds of the calendar sales will greatly help the medical expenses of the recent intakes. 

What Our Adopters Have to Say

I adopted my Corso through MLCR. They are very thorough and vet everyone properly. I would absolutely recommend them!

Abe S.

Adopter

An outstanding rescue that supports its members and truly advocates for this wonderful breed! An excellent team with great leadership & great support from start to finish if you are looking to adopt a CC. The care and sincere love that is provided to all the rescues dogs is by far above par!

Mike A.

Adopter

Hands down the best rescue I have adopted from and currently volunteer for. Very knowledgeable of the breed and finding the best fit for the dog and humans.

Candace F.

Adopter and Foster

Featured Corso

Falcor - Male Cane Corso - Italian Mastiff - MLCR

Falcor – 1.5 Year Old, Male

Falcor’s foster describes him as an “absolute dream boat”! This boy could thrive just about anywhere—large home to a small apartment.

Falcor’s adoptive family must commit to playing his favorite game of fetch with him as you will light up his universe!

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La Vita e Bella

Many of the dogs did not have a great life before MLCR, but once these dogs were in the arms of our love and supportive community – they thrived. Please read their journies and see how far they have come!

Karma (Shylah)


Karma (Shylah, 2021) was shot in the eye, face, midsection, leg, and top of the head and was left in a ditch to die. This resulted in loss of sight in one eye, leg amputation, bullets removed from her jaw with a plate inserted, and additional bullet fragments removed a year later. Strength and resilience describe Karma and her adoptive family. A veteran, wounded in the same 3 areas of his body while in Afghanistan, welcomed Karma home, and together they healed. Warrior Karma resides in Arizona with a loving family who worships the ground she walks on, even carrying her in times of struggle.    

Angus (Goo/Lou)


Angus (Goo/Lou, 2022) came into the arms of MLCR a very sick and broken boy. HW positive, bilateral ear infection, bilateral entropion, and a fractured skull, concussion, including significant swelling of the right front leg resulting from an injury sustained by the prior owner who beat him with a shovel. Time, patience, love, and lots of medical interventions healed Angus’ body, heart, soul, and mind. Today, he enjoys morning coffee and teatime with Mom and Dad on the front porch, frolicking on the farm with his 4-legged siblings, as well as romping on the beach during family vacations.   

Gwendolyn (Santa)


Gwendolyn (Santa, 2023) 7 years young came into MLCR as a stray, with an 8.5 POUND benign mammary tumor hanging from her abdomen, and cherry eye. With the MLCR village’s support she was quickly seen by a specialist and a prompt surgery was conducted, which she handled like a champ! She now has a long, arcing scar down her belly called her Shark Bite. Gwendolyn is living her best life in Florida with her BFFS, 2 Main Coons, and 1 Bobtail cat, as well as a human Momma who thinks the sunrises and sets on her golden princess. 

Beau


Beau (2022) a genetic nightmare was dumped in a MD shelter underweight, with bilateral cherry eye, severe lateral patella luxation with congenital knee stifling paralysis, unable to stand or walk erect, a STELLAR TEMPERAMENT, and 2 years old. Generous donations provided the means to adequately address his extensive surgical needs. Beau a happy, silly boy who now unhampered vision like a superhero, the ability to walk like an Egyptian, and the capability to lift his leg to pee. Beau lives with his BFF Olive the bulldog, cat friends, and his loving human parents in Texas. 

LeeLa (Black Beauty)


LeeLa (Black Beauty, 2022) 9-month-old stray found in the middle of a highway with a prior eye enucleation. Scared, stressed, and anxious LeeLa’s shelter behavior placed her at risk of euthanasia. While in foster care, she exhibited an unusual gait, lameness in rear limbs, and painful movement. After extensive diagnostics and YOUR generous support, LeeLa had Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgery. This bionic beauty lives an amazing life on an Illinois farm, often seen running through the pastures with her brother Polo, hanging with her donkey, horse, and cow friends at the barn, and cuddling on the couch with the humans who just couldn’t let her go after fostering! 

Mia


Mia (2020 intake) came into her foster home defeated, terrified, sick, and malnourished (25lbs underweight)Surrendered to a shelter in Louisiana after her owner was hospitalized and could no longer care for her. Mia’s medical issues included flea infestation, hair loss, enlarged lymph nodes, and a mass on her right side. After extensive medical care and years of behavioral rehabilitation, Mia is now a confident girl, who loves to snuggle and enjoys playing with toys. Adopted by her foster family, Princess Mia is rarely seen without a ball in her mouth and an expression of love in her eyes. 

Flapjack (Nate)


Flapjack (Nate, 2022) was dumped in a rural area of SC in rough shape so much so, that the shelter aged him at 10yrs; however, he was merely 3. This sweet, terrified boy spent his shelter time trembling, huddled in a corner of his kennel or pancaked to the floor too fearful to move; he was carried to the car by his foster. Today Sir Winston Flapjack, fondly referred to as Flappy, lives a joyous life filled with laughter, nutritious food, fresh water, family snuggles, romps with his sidekick Rufus, daily walks in the neighborhood, car rides to doggie-friendly places, etc. Flappy is so happy that he even found his voice!   

Stella (Poppy)


Stella (Poppy, 2022 – 5 months) came to MLCR with birth defects in all 4 feet. Missing metacarpal bones and several phalanges, the bones that exist are not normal size so not a candidate for prosthetics or a cart. Quality of Life was discussed with specialists, veterinarians, fosters, and rescue team; during this time Stella demonstrated her zest for life and her ability to do much of what dogs with feet could do. Having that same determination and zest for life, Stella’s adoptive family helps her navigate life in ways that are accommodating and enriching. Keep your eye out for this fur-missile superhero as she often hikes and visits establishments in New York state. 

Karma (Shylah)


Karma (Shylah, 2021) was shot in the eye, face, midsection, leg, and top of the head and was left in a ditch to die. This resulted in loss of sight in one eye, leg amputation, bullets removed from her jaw with a plate inserted, and additional bullet fragments removed a year later. Strength and resilience describe Karma and her adoptive family. A veteran, wounded in the same 3 areas of his body while in Afghanistan, welcomed Karma home, and together they healed. Warrior Karma resides in Arizona with a loving family who worships the ground she walks on, even carrying her in times of struggle.    

Angus (Goo/Lou)


Angus (Goo/Lou, 2022) came into the arms of MLCR a very sick and broken boy. HW positive, bilateral ear infection, bilateral entropion, and a fractured skull, concussion, including significant swelling of the right front leg resulting from an injury sustained by the prior owner who beat him with a shovel. Time, patience, love, and lots of medical interventions healed Angus’ body, heart, soul, and mind. Today, he enjoys morning coffee and teatime with Mom and Dad on the front porch, frolicking on the farm with his 4-legged siblings, as well as romping on the beach during family vacations.   

Gwendolyn (Santa)


Gwendolyn (Santa, 2023) 7 years young came into MLCR as a stray, with an 8.5 POUND benign mammary tumor hanging from her abdomen, and cherry eye. With the MLCR village’s support she was quickly seen by a specialist and a prompt surgery was conducted, which she handled like a champ! She now has a long, arcing scar down her belly called her Shark Bite. Gwendolyn is living her best life in Florida with her BFFS, 2 Main Coons, and 1 Bobtail cat, as well as a human Momma who thinks the sunrises and sets on her golden princess. 

Beau


Beau (2022) a genetic nightmare was dumped in a MD shelter underweight, with bilateral cherry eye, severe lateral patella luxation with congenital knee stifling paralysis, unable to stand or walk erect, a STELLAR TEMPERAMENT, and 2 years old. Generous donations provided the means to adequately address his extensive surgical needs. Beau a happy, silly boy who now unhampered vision like a superhero, the ability to walk like an Egyptian, and the capability to lift his leg to pee. Beau lives with his BFF Olive the bulldog, cat friends, and his loving human parents in Texas. 

LeeLa (Black Beauty)


LeeLa (Black Beauty, 2022) 9-month-old stray found in the middle of a highway with a prior eye enucleation. Scared, stressed, and anxious LeeLa’s shelter behavior placed her at risk of euthanasia. While in foster care, she exhibited an unusual gait, lameness in rear limbs, and painful movement. After extensive diagnostics and YOUR generous support, LeeLa had Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgery. This bionic beauty lives an amazing life on an Illinois farm, often seen running through the pastures with her brother Polo, hanging with her donkey, horse, and cow friends at the barn, and cuddling on the couch with the humans who just couldn’t let her go after fostering! 

Mia


Mia (2020 intake) came into her foster home defeated, terrified, sick, and malnourished (25lbs underweight)Surrendered to a shelter in Louisiana after her owner was hospitalized and could no longer care for her. Mia’s medical issues included flea infestation, hair loss, enlarged lymph nodes, and a mass on her right side. After extensive medical care and years of behavioral rehabilitation, Mia is now a confident girl, who loves to snuggle and enjoys playing with toys. Adopted by her foster family, Princess Mia is rarely seen without a ball in her mouth and an expression of love in her eyes. 

Flapjack (Nate)


Flapjack (Nate, 2022) was dumped in a rural area of SC in rough shape so much so, that the shelter aged him at 10yrs; however, he was merely 3. This sweet, terrified boy spent his shelter time trembling, huddled in a corner of his kennel or pancaked to the floor too fearful to move; he was carried to the car by his foster. Today Sir Winston Flapjack, fondly referred to as Flappy, lives a joyous life filled with laughter, nutritious food, fresh water, family snuggles, romps with his sidekick Rufus, daily walks in the neighborhood, car rides to doggie-friendly places, etc. Flappy is so happy that he even found his voice!   

Stella (Poppy)


Stella (Poppy, 2022 – 5 months) came to MLCR with birth defects in all 4 feet. Missing metacarpal bones and several phalanges, the bones that exist are not normal size so not a candidate for prosthetics or a cart. Quality of Life was discussed with specialists, veterinarians, fosters, and rescue team; during this time Stella demonstrated her zest for life and her ability to do much of what dogs with feet could do. Having that same determination and zest for life, Stella’s adoptive family helps her navigate life in ways that are accommodating and enriching. Keep your eye out for this fur-missile superhero as she often hikes and visits establishments in New York state. 

Generous Sponsors and Proud Partners

Darwins Pet Food

Thank you for donating a portion of the proceeds to MLCR, use code DRAX2022. 

Bissell Pet Foundation

Bissell Pet Foundation – Qualifying Partners for Pets Organization

Grounds and Hounds Coffee Co.

Thank you for donating a portion of the proceeds to MLCR.

Trupanion

Trupanion Medical Pet Insurance – Participant of Trupanion Pet Insurance Rescue Program.

Cane Corso Coffee Co. Logo

Thank you for donating a portion of the proceeds to MLCR.

Generous Sponsors and Proud Partners

Darwins Pet Food

Thank you for donating a portion of the proceeds to MLCR, use code DRAX2022.

Cane Corso Coffee Co. Logo

Thank you for donating a portion of the proceeds to MLCR.

Grounds and Hounds Coffee Co.

Thank you for donating a portion of the proceeds to MLCR.

Bissell Pet Foundation

Bissell Pet Foundation – Qualifying Partners for Pets Organization

Trupanion

Participant of Trupanion Pet Insurance Rescue Program.