My name is Kona!

Mastiff Dog for adoption in Yakima, Washington - Kona
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Rising Phoenix Mastiff Rescue

Facts about Kona

  • Breed: Mastiff
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10360492

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.


Kona is a huge English mastiff girl. She is a stunning fawn color with a black mask and natural ears and tail. She is a big girl, and as she gets more confidence she looks bigger and bigger when she stands up straight. She is a great girl and we adore her. She is a great dog. She came to us from a family that was unable to give her the home she needs. She had come from a puppy mill before that. Sadly she has had a rough start but we promised her no more babies, and only great homes from here out! She deserves it and is an amazing dog. She is sweet as can be and really is the ideal of a sweet soul.

Kona came to us from her past home. They had gotten her from a puppy mill where she was caged and only used for breeding. She had no interaction with people other then basic needs and breeding. She was never taken to the park, let in the house, or run in the grass. She was a form of income. She deserved so much better and when a gal found her being given away on a free site she jumped on her. Sadly a big dog with a lot of needs and fears was not what she was ready for when living in a small home with no yard. This was simply to much for her to take on and she asked for help. We are glad she did as she is a great girl and we adore her.

Kona is a great girl. She is a sweet as can be and needs a home that can give her love as well as help her see the world is a wonderful place. She loves cuddles, loves to go for walks, and loves other dogs when she is given time to adjust to them. It may take a few days to get her to that point. She is great with kids who are dog smart and able to give her a moment to say hi first. They are her safe place and she feels more confident with a confident friend around. She loves people and loves to have a good time. She does well in cars and likes to go for rides. She just needs a home that will take it slow and give her lots of time to adjust to a new home. She is an amazing girl and we adore her.

Kona is spayed, up to date, dewormed, flea treated, and ready for a new home. She is house broken, crate trained, does well on leash, and working on her basic commands. She loves dogs, does well with cats but will chase them unless she is told she is not supposed to. She is super smart and wants to make someone a great friend. She has no health issues that we have seen and is a sweet girl who has a heart of gold. She is an amazing girl and we adore her. She just needs someone to love her.


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.