My name is Lady!

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

Facts about Lady

  • Breed: Fila Brasileiro
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9954722

Please take the time to read the entire profile. We spend alot of time putting as much info in them as possible. Thank you in advance.


Lady is a darling 1 yr old fila girl who has been with us far to long, she is wanting nothing more then to have a home before the holidays are on way! She is a stunning black color with natural ears and tail. She is still a baby and needs a home that can help her turn into a great adult who is all she can be. She is going to be a big girl as she is already over 80 lbs. She is amazing and once she knows you she is a total love bug. She is all fila, and needs a home that understands that she is not going to be a social butterfly. She is a great dog and we just want her to be in a great home. This is not a breed for those who are not familiar with the breed. She is scared and until she gets to know you she wants nothing to do with you, And needs a home that can work with her as she will never be accepting of strangers. This is what she was bred to be. She is amazing and will never be as loved as you are with a fila, but she needs a home that can love her as much as she loves them!

Lady came to us from her prior family. They had bought her from a breeder who had sold her as a pet and asked that she be spayed when she was old enough. They had every intention of breeding her even though the breeder wanted her spayed. This is why selling a dog as spay neuter doesn’t work all the time. They were moving and didn’t want to move her as they stated she got car sick. Which is odd as we have hauled her half way across the PNW, Vet a few times and around town and no issues. It seems more like an excuse rather then anything.

Lady is a great girl once she gets to know you. She is smart and loves attention. She just wants a family that will love her and show her the kind of dog she can be. She is a great dog and does well with other dogs once introduced. She is super smart and does well with other animals. She has come along way but needs an owner that understands she is not going to be a social dog. She is NEVER going to be a dog that can be in a home where a lot of people come and go. She is fearful and due to her breed and will need a home that can work with her.

Lady is up to date, dewormed, flea treated and crate trained. She does well on leash once she gets to know you. She does great with people she knows but is nervous around new people she doesn’t and can be nippy. She is spayed and was a handful at the vet. So she needs a firm hand and understanding owner. So she needs a home with no kids under 12, so that they can understand to leave the puppy alone. She is good with other animals, but needs to be introduced. She is a great girl for the right home. She just needs someone familiar with her breed.

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.