My name is Harley!

Fila Brasileiro Dog for adoption in Yakima, Washington - Harley
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Rising Phoenix Mastiff Rescue

Facts about Harley

  • Breed: Fila Brasileiro
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10384221

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Harley is a stunning fawn male fila, he is all fila and loves his family and to be loved. He has natural ears and tail and is a big guy with a heart. He is an amazing guy who needs a home with breed experience. He is a great dog but needs a home that can take it slow with him as he is going to be nervous going to a new home. He is not a social dog who is going to work in a home with people coming and going all the time. He needs a home where he can be with his family, bonded, and protect them from all the bad guys out there. He would be perfect for a family who lives in a rural area and wants to keep any strangers away or a home that isnt overly social. He does tolerate new people more then most filas, he is not aggressive with no reason, he just doesnt want to be touched till he knows who you are. So he would be a great starter fila for a family who is into the breed, but wants a soft one to start with.   

Jack came to us with Harley.ey are very different dogs and would do best in very different homes. Jack and Harley were originally purchased from breeders as guard dogs for a towing yard at night. Jack was out and about with people and loved it. He loves the attention, loves to have a good time. When the tow yard was sold the dogs no longer had a purpose or a place to live. So their owner was looking for a new place for them to go.

Harley is a great dog for a family that has fila experience. He loves to go for walks, sit and hang out on the couch, or just be where ever you are. He is good with other animals, good with dogs, and good with the people he knows. He is good in the house and loves to just hang out. He did not have a lot of socialization when he was younger and really is a one family kind of dog. He does great with those he knows, and wants to make sure that you are always safe. He is a loyal friend who deserves a great home. For a fila he has rather mild temperament. He just needs a good loving home.

Harley is up to date, dewormed, flea treated and altered. He is house broken, crate trained and loves his family. He will take a few days to get used to a new family and people and during that time will need to be kept on leash or crated. He knows basic commands and the more he likes you the better he listens. He is a typical fila but has a soft temperament. He is aloof and indifferent but not outwardly aggressive. He needs a home that is not going to be overly busy or can manage him so he is not put in the wrong situation. He does well with dogs, cats, kids, and other animals. He is very smart and wants nothing more then to have a good family of his own.

We spend a lot of time trying to get to know the dogs in our program as best as we can. This means that we have spent time introducing them to dogs, cats, kids, animals, people and as many things as we can. We try to do as much as we can to evaluate them, both with in our group and if the dogs come from other rescues or shelters their evaluations as well. However dogs are individuals and will react to different situations differently. This means that we do not know how a dog will react in every situation. We give out our best guess based off information provided but the handler of a dog and the way they are introduced to a situation makes a huge impact. So if you have any questions of how to introduce a dog to your home, please let us know and we will provide as much info as we can from pamphlets to helping find a trainer in your area. 

Our rescue aims to help dogs who are passed by and over looked by most rescues and people. We help the dogs who are in need of medical care, vetting, training and breeds that most will not help with. In most shelters if you are large dog, a big dog, or a male dog; from the moment you walk in you are on barrowed time. If you have docked ears or are a guardian breed your time was over before you walked in the doors. We aim to save these dogs and give them a second chance. Please help us save more lives by helping with our medical bills as they grow. This year has already been hard and we have many medical dogs in need.


If you would like to adopt this pet please send us an email. Applications will be sent to you via email. We do our best to get back to emails in 24 hrs. If it has been longer then that please resend another email. We would love to hear from you. We welcome any questions that you may have. Our goal is to find the right fit for every home, not just any home! 

We have been informed that some of the links to email us regarding our adoptable dogs are not working. This has been on going for a few weeks with petfinder and a few other links. If you find this to be an issue that you are having please send an email directly to us at:

If you are inquiring on a specific pet we do ask that you put the name of the pet in the subject line. So we know who it is that you are inquiring regarding. Thank you in advance for understanding as we work through this.

As with any rescue we are always in need of donations. MANY of our dogs come in with special needs or medical issues. These need to be resolved before going home. If you would like to make a donation toward a dogs medical care you can use our paypal address you can also email us for a physical address. We are always in need of dog food, soft food for some of our special needs dogs, collars, leashes, crates, and toys!

About Rising Phoenix Mastiff Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a no kill non profit mastiff rescue. We work with all breeds of mastiffs including rare breeds and power breeds of mastiffs. Such as Presa, Fila, Corso, Tosa, Dogo, Ect. We are founded by a small group of dedicated people who have a passion for large breed dogs. We often take in animals who are not mastiffs if there is a need. We work with both purebred dogs and mix breeds. We also work with dogs who need further training since many dogs that come in are simply in need of medical care and training. We also work on educating the public to these breeds and helping owners train and help with the dogs they have so that not all are put into rescue. Sometimes the best home is the one they are already in. We spend alot of time on education. We were founded because there was a lack of help for many of the misunderstood mastiff breeds. Many were dieing in shelters and refused by rescues becuase they did not understand the breed. We felt the need so we offered to help.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

All our adoptions are set up by appointment only. Our dogs are kept in foster homes. Not in a rescue center. This is so we can get to know everyone better. Because of this we can only do adoptions by appointment.

Our Adoption Process...

We require all adopters to fill out an adoption application for the pet they are inquiring about. This gives us basic info if the dog they are interested in even fits their lifestyle. If that is passed we do a home check, and background check as best as we can in the area. We also contact their vets for any info on their current or past animals. If things go well from there we do require them to come meet and greet the animal they are adopting. In some cases its easier for us to bring the animal to them, and that can be done as well to see how everyone gets along. If that goes well we have an adoption contract that must be signed. We require different things for every animal depending on their exact needs. Some cant be around kids, cats, other dogs ect. Some can. But everyone is required to have a fenced yard, Own their home or they must have proof from their landlord that states that the animal is allowed there. Our adoption fees are based on the animal. They help cover the vaccine, alter, vet check, training, and care of the animal. Also they sometimes help on further medical care if more is needed.