My name is Matteo!

Presa Canario Mix Puppy for adoption in Killeen, Texas - Matteo
Photo 1 - Presa Canario Mix Puppy for adoption in Killeen, Texas - Matteo
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School of Wags

Facts about Matteo

  • Breed: Presa Canario Mix
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male
Matteo is a Presa Canario.
I think we can all agree he has some of the worst cropped ears ever, but, don't they just add to the cuteness factor?!?! He really is an adorable cutie!
Matteo has OCD Lesions in his right front leg. It's a chronic issue that his forever family will have to watch for but it's not something that will negatively affect his life if the family is aware of his activity levels and requires him to rest when necessary. More information on this issue is available at this link:
Loving and sweet, Matteo is eager to please. He’s the perfect addition to a family who wants a happy dog! If Matteo is the right dog for you, just fill out an adoption application at

*Texas Adopters only, please*

About School of Wags

About Our Rescue Group...

School of Wags is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and re-homing large breed dogs, primarily Mastiffs, from situations where they are homeless due to owner surrender or in high kill shelters. By working with committed volunteers, foster homes and local veterinarians we are able to substantially reduce the flow of unwanted animals into shelters to be euthanized, provide them with loving temporary care, vaccinate, spay or neuter and find them well-matched, carefully screened, loving, adoptive, forever homes.

We also serve as a resource to our community and all pet owners by providing training, education and information on responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spay/neuter, balanced behavior training, pet first aid and good nutrition. School of Wags is a dynamic, evolving institution that is an agent of change for the animal welfare world. We are operating innovative and beneficial programs for animals and people and are making an impact in each family that will last for generations.

Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our dogs live in foster homes and meet potential adopters after the adopter is approved.

We do occasionally host events at our location and invite the public to meet our foster dogs. Those events are posted on the School of Wags Facebook page.

Our Adoption Process...

Adopters can submit an adoption application from our website,

A telephone interview is done with the potential adopter, and we check personal references, vet references, and speak with landlords for renters. We also do a home check before final approval.