My name is Macho!

Great Pyrenees Mix Dog for adoption in Yakima, Washington - Macho
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Rising Phoenix Mastiff Rescue

Facts about Macho

  • Breed: Great Pyrenees Mix
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11761461

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.


Macho is a white and red great pyr mix guy. He is a big guy who came to us a little thin from being so stressed out. Macho is a good boy. He just needs a home with a little patience. He got really stressed at the shelter and may take a bit of time adjusting to a new home. He is shy but a good boy. He really needs a home where he can be a loved family member but with out small kids.

Macho came to us from a shelter who really does all they can for their pets. Macho was not doing well in the shelter environment and stressing out. They knew that keeping him there would be a death sentence for him and asked if we could help. He was surrendered when his owners were moving and could not take him and they had had him around kids, dogs, and cats. When we took him he was pretty stressed out and we have given him a bit of time to adapt back to being a normal dog living in a home not in a run. He has become a different dog.

Macho loves attention once he is used to you. He is a pretty aloof boy and likes his alone time as well. He would do great as an outside dog. Which is not normal for most of our pets. He prefers it to the hussle and bussle of being inside. He is a typical LSG and doesn’t want a lot of affection or one on one time. He prefers to just hang out. He does well with other dogs but doesn’t want to be in a home with a hyper puppy that will bounce all over him. He does good with people but doesn’t want to be coddled or isn’t an overly cuddly dog. He doesn’t do well with small kids, but is a sweet guy and would love a home with a yard to protect. He has been around a few animals but we would watch him with poultry. He has seen livestock and done ok while supervised with them but would need training to be a LSG on a farm.

Macho is up to date, dewormed, flea treated, and altered. He is micro chipped and house broken. He does ok on leash but can pull if scared. He is crate trained but gets nervous in his crate and is happier outside if his family is not home. He is respectful of fences and is a laid back lazy guy. He hasn’t shown any food allergies that we have seen and is a good boy. He is working on basic commands as when he came in he could be a bully and obedience is the best way to build communication with a new pet. Just like we ask our adopters to do, we do the same thing. He has been great around other dogs, and actually is more relaxed when he has a buddy. He is a great dog who needs a home of his own to love him and give him a job.


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.

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.