My name is Kuna!

Presa Canario Dog for adoption in Yakima, Washington - Kuna
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Rising Phoenix Mastiff Rescue

Facts about Kuna

  • Breed: Presa Canario
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Young
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10636534

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.


Kuna is a darling young Presa girl. She is a stunning smoky brindle color. She is still so very young, and barely over a year old. She is a big girl but still growing, she is a bit behind due to being bred when she was just a baby herself. She has natural ears and tail, and we wouldn’t want it any other way. She maintains her soft sweet looks that match her sweet as pie personality. She was loved by her family but was not a good fit for them as they did not understand mastiff breed dogs. She is a great girl and we adore her. We know that she will make a perfect addition to a home who is willing to look past her past, and into her big amber eyes.

Kuna came to us from her owners. They had purchased her as a puppy from a breeder. They loved her but never really set any rules or boundaries. She loved her family, and they loved her. Sadly they also had an intact male dog and did not know what to do when she came into heat, thus resulting in puppies when she was still a puppy herself. This not only caused her to be stunted, but also bowed her front legs slightly. To make things worse when she had puppies they did not keep her and the other dogs apart and let their small dogs jump into where the puppies were and then would correct her for trying to protect them. She was a new mom, who had babies, and other dogs who were constantly invading her space. So because of this and one of their female small dogs got into a scuffle and the small dog was injured. They felt that they were in over their heads and wanted her gone. We were contacted just before they put her down. This poor baby, who was still a baby herself, and had already been bred, put in the wrong situation, and was going to loose her life for nothing. So we were glad we could help.

Kuna is a darling girl who just wants love. She does best with teenagers, as that was a lot of the traffic in her home. She adores teens and are pretty sure that they make the moon go round. She does great with other kids as well. She does great with dogs that are over 30 lbs. She has also shown to be good with cats. She is a doll and loves to play, is learning fetch, and really is just a gem of a girl. She is amazing and loves to snuggle down in her bed, or go for a romp. She is a happy healthy girl who didn’t deserve to be put down for something that was not entirely her fault. She is a great dog. We know someone will find a gem in this dog.

Kuna is up to date, dewormed, flea treated, and altered. She is house broken, crate trained, does well on leash, and knows basic commands. She does have a bit of bowing of her front legs, but we are hopeful now that she has been spayed, and the hormones from her litter are gone that some of it will straighten out. She has not shown to be in pain or limited on her movement because of it. She does great with people and really just wants to be loved. She has come so far in a short time, and we know that she will be a wonderful family pet for a family who loves 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.