My name is Guinea!

American Staffordshire Terrier/Cane Corso Mix Dog for adoption in San Diego, California - Guinea
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The Barking Lot

Facts about Guinea

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier/Cane Corso Mix
  • Color: Gray/Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9528730

With a beautiful, wrinkly face just begging for kisses, meet Guinea! Guinea arrived at The Barking Lot in December, 2015 with small group of dogs from Mexico. A ranch received Guinea as a gift several months back, but could not keep her and gave her to a local rescuer, who then gave her to us in the hopes that we could find her the perfect forever home. At two-years-old, this American Staffordshire Terrier/Italian Mastiff (Cane Corso) mix is exactly the reason why the phrase “gentle giant” was created.  Guinea is an incredibly sweet and affectionate dog, with a lovely mellow temperament that would make her the perfect fit for any home. Right now, she’s about 90 pounds, but we are trying to help her lose a few pounds, as she came to us pretty overweight. Her ideal weight is probably closer to 75 pounds. Guinea has a beautiful, short, “easy to care for” blue-ish/gray coat and an adorable smushy face that you can’t help but squeeze a little. She currently belongs to a play group of two similarly-sized buddies, and we’ve also been told that she’s cat friendly! Guinea knows basic commands, is leash trained, and appears to be housebroken, as she uses the play yard and walks as opportunities to go to the bathroom. Guinea would love a home that believes in leisurely strolls around the neighborhood and binge watching shows on Netflix while cuddling on the couch. If you’re looking for a big, sweet, gentle girl to share your home and heart with, submit an adoption app for Guinea today!

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About The Barking Lot

About Our Rescue Group...

The seed for The Barking Lot was planted a few years back when I took in my first foster dog, Patti Cake, in hopes of making a bigger impact by helping my favorite furry friends. Before I knew it, I was put on some rescue email list and received an email stating, "This dog to be put down on Tuesday at 3pm". I was utterly horrified and jumped into action figuring out how I could save her. Well, I did and I'm glad to report Raspberry (my nephew named her!) is living happily in Encinitas to this day! After getting her adopted, I thought, "That wasn't so tough." And so it goes...over 500 dogs adopted into loving home and 2 1/2 years later...we are now creating The Barking Lot.

As well as being wonderful companions, dogs are amazing teachers and we've learned so much from them...first and foremost that they all deserve a chance at a better life and their behavior will balance beautifully if their needs are meet and good leadership is applied. These pups will be the most grateful creatures you've encountered. We rescue our furry friends from area shelters, humane societies and Mexico as they are at risk of being euthanized and/or abandoned.

We are a small organization with a handful of key volunteers and we are just getting started as a 501c3 non-profit, so we're looking for more volunteers to add to the fun and reward! We need both people and donations to help our furry friends, so we'd be grateful for either. Please contact

Thanks for choosing rescue,
Stacy, The Barking Lot crew and all the rescued recruits!

P.S. Patti Cake, my original foster dog, is among The Barking Lot residents as I couldn't possibly have given her up & I'm fortunate to call her mine! Yes, I'm proud to report I was a failed foster my first go around!!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Please check our website for our upcoming adoption events, or fill out our application at for an appointment.

Our Adoption Process...

Our goal to find the right match for each pooch based on lifestyle, energy level, exercise regime, environment and living situation. To ensure we find a great match for each pup, the process entails an adoption application, a play date with your furry friend, a home check of the potential adopter and an adoption contract.

The adoption fees include spay/neuter, up-to-date shots, rabies vaccination, microchip & microchip registration, de-worming and the benefit of getting a pooch who has been living in a stable and loving environment.