My name is Gemma!

Mastiff/Neapolitan Mastiff Mix Dog for adoption in Yakima, Washington - Gemma
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Rising Phoenix Mastiff Rescue

Facts about Gemma

  • Breed: Mastiff/Neapolitan Mastiff Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10760003

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.


Gemma is a darling young English mastiff neo mix girl. She is a stunning brindle girl with a white tip of her tail and white on her chest. She is a stunning girl and has a sweet as can be personality. She is a big girl and still filling out. She is very sweet and really just wants a family that will not only love her and adore her but be her leader and give her direction. She is an amazing girl and just needs a home that will love her for who she is. She is a smart girl who aims to please and would love a home that will give her something to do. 

Gemma came to us from her past family. They had taken her to training classes, spent lots of time socializing her and loved her. She was in a home with a family and other pets too. However she did not have any leaders in her home and nipped at the youngest child when they were wrestling. For this reason we do not want her in a home with small kids under 10. We do not feel that this was out of aggression, we feel that she was never taught to be a dog around people and was correcting the child like she would correct a puppy. She has not shown any aggression towards kids in her foster home, and does great with older kids who have respect for dogs and does not use them as toys. However the family was not a good fit because they did not see her as a dog, but instead seemed to be using her as an emotional crutch. She needed to be her own being and seen as a pet. That is a lot of responsibility for a dog to be under and can cause the dog to be stressed. She deserves a home to be a pet. 

Gemma is a great girl with other dogs, cats and loves older kids over 10. She wants to be someones pet and cuddle buddy, not a play toy. She is a happy girl who really has a zest for life. She is nervous and worried in a home with out a leader, but once she knows you have things handled she does amazing and can kick back and you can see her for the happy go lucky puppy girl she is. She loves to play and have a good time and loves nothing more then a good game of butt tuck! She is a great girl for the right family. She just needs someone that can be the owner she needs. She is amazing and we know that the right family is out there. She adores people, loves to hang out and really has a good set of training on her. She is an amazing girl and we adore her She is a gem and everyone who meets her falls in love with her. 

Gemma is up to date, dewormed, flea treated, and altered. She is microchipped. She is house broken, crate trained, does well on leash and knows basic commands. She is good with dogs, cats, and kids over 10. She is a smart girl and loves cookies. But also loves attention. She will do anything for a treat. She is a great girl and we adore her. We know that she just needs someone that will love her as much as she deserves. She doesnt seem to have any health issues that we have seen and is a great girl for a home who just wants a great pet and loving friend. She is an amazing girl and would love a home with another doggy friend, or even just a family. She is a doll and cute as a button. 


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.