My name is Madonna!

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

Facts about Madonna

  • Breed: Fila Brasileiro
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10837636

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Madonna is a doll. She is a stunning fawn fila girl who has had a rough start and deserves a great home. She does have typical fila temperament. Although she is very soft for a fila, but she will never be a friendly social dog with strangers. She does great with the people she knows and anyone that is willing to spend a little time with her and get to know her will adore her. She has to be one of the sweetest most loving dogs to the people she knows we have ever met. She is a great dog and we adore her. She is an amazing dog and we would love to find an amazing home for a dog as sweet as she is.

Recently we took in a number of dogs from another rescue. These dogs were taken in by them and we did not get the full stories on many of them and their histories, as it seemed the rescue disbanded and these dogs were left with out any options. We do not pass judgment when helping dogs and will help dogs when in need. Many of these dogs came to us severely Emaciated. They also had wounds, abscesses, and parasites. We are getting them back to health and as we do we are getting to know them better and better. Gaining the amount of weight many of these giants needed is a slow process, and many of them will need to continue to gain weight for months still. Healthy weight takes time. We try not to gain more then 10 lbs a month of healthy weight. Some of these dogs were 60-70 lbs under weight. These are amazing dogs who deserve a great chance at a wonderful life. These dogs are amazing and cherish every shred of love, grain of food, and soft place to lay. We want nothing more then to give them a wonderful place and family to love them, and make their holiday wishes come true. We do not know much about her past. She was purchased from a breeder, dumped in a high kill shelter, adopted by a person who did not know the breed, dumped back on a rescue, then turned over to us. She has had so much in a short period of time. We really want to place her into a forever home.

Madonna is a doll. She is so easy to love. She is a great girl and wants nothing more then to be loved. She loves her family and will go to the ends of the earth to make them happy. She is a great dog with other dogs and does amazing with them. She has been in a foster with cats and done well. She just needs time to adjust. She is not as aggressive as many filas but would do best with kids over 10 that understand how to acclimate a dog to the home. She loves to go for walks and hang out and does great in the car but will need some one that understands long walks are not going to be possible for her. But she will make a great pet for someone who is looking for more of a couch/car buddy for someone who loves her for who she is. She is a great girl.

Madonna is as amazing as he name implys. She is a great girl who is up to date, dewormed, flea treated, and altered. She is micochipped, house broken, crate trained, does well on leash ( with a training collar), and even knows basic commands. She does well with dogs, cats and other animals. She does apear to have torn her ACL in both knees at some point in her life. There are no scars that indicate that she had any operations on them, so they have fused on their own. They are not painful but do limit her ability to go jogging. So we would like to see her kept lean to help her legs and keep her moving better. She can still get out and play. She is a sweet girl who loves to sneak in kisses and loves her family. She deserves a real one for the first time in her life. Lets find her one. She has come so far and is doing so much better with some basic care and love. Please help find this amazing girl her forever home. 

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.