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River

Bullmastiff

 
X-Large  |  Male

Yakima, WA

 

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River-
River is a high medical needs dog that we just could not walk away from. He is a stunning fawn bullmastiff guy with natural ears and tail. He has a sweet soul, patient and kind. He came to us in a lot of pain but has never offered anything but a tail wag and attention. He is a great dog but will need a home that understands that there could always be some medical needs that need addressed.
River came to us from a high kill shelter. He was picked up as a stray and was there for over a month. They thought that he had cancer which is common in large breed dogs. But that was ruled out. They then thought that it was an old bite. But sadly he was now on the euth list as they felt that no one would save a dog, his size, with lots of medical issues. We were sent a message a few hours before he was to be put to sleep. Thanks to some amazing people we were able to get him saved!
River is still a huge basket of questions. We do not know exactly what is going on with him. But we are determined to find out. He came into the shelter less then half his body weight so he has lots of scars on his hips, back, and elbows from being so under weight and his bones rubbing against his thin skin. He also has horrific sores on his ears and knees from flies and other insects eating his skin for years. He has a blown cornea in his left eye from being hit very hard on that side of his face, and some of his facial bones were broken. He also has a huge sore on his left leg. It takes up his entire forearm. It is clearly an infected cyst, but we do not know the cause yet. We are working to find out.
Until then he is on pain management to help with the pain. He is on antibiotics to help with the infection. We are soaking his leg 2x a day with warm Epsom salt and keeping the infection at bay. We are also keeping him in a cone to keep him from licking at it. He is learning what soft beds are, what its like to be loved, fed, kept warm and cold, to be able to come inside and go outside as he pleases. He is learning to be a loved pet. He has a mild skin infection, so he is getting warm baths a few times a week. He is an amazing dog. But all this takes a huge toll on our medical funds. We do everything we can for these amazing dogs but we are asking for help with his funds. He is an amazing dog. Please feel free to contact us for our vet info, or you can use our gofundme, or paypal to help us cover some of his bills and some of our other special needs dogs bills. Every penny counts, and does like River deserve a chance!


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.
https://www.gofundme.com/v2eap2f8

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:
RisingPhoenixWa@aol.com
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 RisingPhoenixWa@aol.com 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!

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Yakima, WA

(509) 941-8819

Top Reviews

2 months ago

Listed puppies as Mastiff-Doberman mix. Told the whole store of the parents, what they looked like, how the doberman accidently got pregnant with the mastiff.... 6 months ish later, we dna test the dog (due to doubting the breeds), to find it is 50/50 staffordshire terrier with doberman. Pit Bull is a harder sell. When confronted with this information, Trisha threatened to come take the dog back, and to put a restraining order on me. She didn't like that I told her she was still under investigation with the Sherriff of Yakima Valley's Plice Dept. The Sherriff told me they receive a LOT of complaints about this lady.

Sicilia

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