Dos is very gentle and shy, and will be very loyal to his new owner.

Dos Pacos is a two-year-old male Presa Canario, which is a mastiff-type breed of dog. The folks at the SPCA of Hancock County suggest that you read up on this breed if you are interested in meeting and adopting him.

Loud noises and sudden movements startle Dos so that he tries to move away from the scariness, but while in the yard he loves to jump and play! His cropped ears and big mastiff type of body make poor Dos look scary, but he’s really just a big sweetheart once he gets to know you!

His former owner advised the staff at the SPCA that he only trained his dogs with a soft voice, even whispers, so Dos is not used to having commands yelled at him.

Dos Pacos is a large breed and has a prey drive for small animals, so cats in his home would not be a good fit. Because he is skittish, Dos would prefer a home without younger kids and loud noises with fast movements. Dos is looking for a quiet home with someone who appreciates his magnificent breed.

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Once he gets to know you, he likes to cuddle with his massive head in your lap or romp around the yard like a giant silly puppy.

So we hope that either you or someone that you may know makes an appointment at the SPCA of Hancock County to meet Dos Pacos and find out about this guy for yourself.

The SPCA of Hancock County serves Ellsworth, Mount Desert Island and beyond, and is still operating by appointment-only for the safety of the animals, as well as visitors and staff. If you are looking to adopt, please check their website where they have an adoption application and the available animals listed. For general inquiries, please call them at 207-667-8088, email, or send them a Facebook message. The shelter is located on Route 3 in Trenton.

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