My name is Lavern!

Cane Corso Dog for adoption in Yakima, Washington - Lavern
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Rising Phoenix Mastiff Rescue

Facts about Lavern

  • Breed: Cane Corso
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Young
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10636562

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.


Lavern is a stunning young cane corso girl. She is a stunning light blue color with a docked tail and natural ears. She has almost a smoky brown color to her then a true blue color. She is a big girl and still growing. She has a sweet personality and really just wants to be a great dog and we adore her. She is a darling girl and we know she will make a great pet for the right home. She just wants a home that will love her and show her the world.

Lavern and Shirley came in to rescue together. THEY WILL NOT BE GOING TOGETHER, THEY DO MUCH BETTER APART. They were brought into a shelter by their family. They had lived with 2 boxers and the two sisters. They had no training, and together were deemed to be reactive. They were terrified and sure that everyone was out to get them. Mastiffs do not do well in shelters to start with. Once the girls were separated they did better by leaps and bounds. They just needed to learn to think for themselves and not mob mentality. Lavern is the sweeter softer girl and was likely being bullied by her sister. The shelter was concerned that they were not able to work with them like needed so they asked for help. We are glad they did as they are amazing and we adore them.

Lavern is a sweet girl who is a bit shy at first but warms up quickly with a soft pet and a little understanding. She loves to go for walks and did we mention she is a BALL FANATIC! If you have a tennis ball you are her best friend. She loves to play play play. She does well with other dogs and would love a sibling that she could play fetch with as well. She is an amazing girl. She is really opening up and we are seeing how sweet she is. She wants nothing more then to be loved and given a great home that adores her. She loves to go for walks, she loves to hang out on the dog bed, she loves to just be loved! She has a wonderful personality and just wants to be the amazing dog we know she can be.

Lavern is up to date, dewormed, flea treated, micro chipped, and altered. She is house broken, crate trained, does well on leash- but we do use a training collar as she can be a puller if excited. She loves to play and does great with other dogs. Due to her size we suggest other dogs over 50 lbs, and do not know how she would do with cats at this time. She does great with people but she needs a family that understands that she will need some time to warm up to them. So kids need to be dog smart. She has not shown any health issues we have seen and is a great girl. We adore her. She just needs a soft place to land and a family 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.