My name is Garth!

Great Dane/Mastiff Mix Dog for adoption in Yakima, Washington - Garth
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Rising Phoenix Mastiff Rescue

Facts about Garth

  • Breed: Great Dane/Mastiff Mix
  • Color: Black - With Gray Or Silver
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10837661

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Garth is a gem of a guy dont let this guys color fool you, he isnt much over 3 but is grey due to the Merle color not age. He is huge and just a big guy. He is an English mastiff dane mix guy. He is a stunning black and merle guy with some white. He has natural ears and a half docked tail that looks like he had happy tail ( which is common) and it had to be partly amputated. He is a great dog and we adore him. He seems to shine the best with anyone who will show him love. He wants to be someones best friend. He is a great dog and we adore him. Don’t let his looks fool you. He still has tons of life to live. We are not sure if he is grey or just his coloring as he has mystery merle coloring that comes and goes too. He is a stunning guy who we adore. He is a great dog and I love this boy and we just can not get enough of him.

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.

Garth is one hunka guy. He loves to be loved on and have a good time. He wants nothing more then a family to love. He does good with kids but does best with kids over 10. He doesn’t know his size. He could do well with kids over 5 as well as long as they are dog smart. He loves to play, hang out and just have a good time. We adore this guy. He has been around cats but would need a little time to adjust to a home with cats. He doesn’t live to chase them, but doesn’t know what they are. He is happy guy who wants nothing more then to be part of a family. He does great in the car, loves to go for walks, and is just a great dog. We adore him and know he will find an amazing family.

Garth is up to date, dewormed, flea treated, and altered. He is micochipped per the prior rescue. He is house broken, crate trained, does well on leash but does need a training collar. He is learning basic commands and doing well. He really is a laid back guy who will do what ever you ask. He does like to play and even will chase a ball. He is a great dog who doesn’t seem to have any health issues we have seen. He did come to us with worms, but we have taken care of that. We adore the big guy and would love to see him in his forever home for the holidays. He is a sweet dog who people really adore once you meet him. He is larger then life and wants a home that will love him for who he is and the amazing dog he is. 

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.