The first step is an filling out an application. The best way to get one is to email us and we aim to get back to you in 12 hrs sometimes things happen, but we do our best to be speedy. The application can be emailed to you and filled out, all you have to do is send it back. We have found this to be much faster than snail mail or faxing it. We will need to know which dog it is that you are interested in. It is difficult for us to tell you anything about the dog if we do not know who you are speaking about. We are also glad to answer any questions you might have. We want to get to know you and make sure that the dog that you adopt is the right dog, not just a dog. We want to make sure that you will be happy with your new family member and that your new family member has found their right fit. Many of our dogs come from rough backgrounds and deserve great homes. We spend a lot of time with these guys and try very hard to get to know them as best as we can. No one will ever know how a dog will react in all situations. But we try to get as good of an idea as we can.
When applying for a dog please be prepared to adopt the dog if approved. Please do not ask us to hold a dog over 7 days. We are based out of homes and foster homes and this limits the amount of dogs that we can save and help. Please be aware that you may be asked to put a deposit on a dog if you are asking for us to hold it for you. This allows us to know that you are serous since some dogs can be very popular and have many applications in on them. Although, do be aware if you do not come to adopt your pet you will forfeit the deposit. This deposit if non refundable and only holds the dog for 7 days. It will be used towards the adoption fee when you come see your new adopted friend.
When coming to meet your new friend we do suggest that you bring a few things. We suggest that you bring a blanket for your car. Often during the year we have great weather but we can sometimes have rainy days or snow on the ground. This means that there will be wet feet. We also do have a pool for our dogs in the summer to keep them cool. As much as we will try and keep them dry they may have been out playing before you arrive. Also please bring a few treats for your new friend. During the ride home it can be stressful for both you and your new friend. A few treats to help smooth the situation over and never hurts. We also suggest bringing a leash and a collar. Our dogs do not go home with their collars since we only have a limited number of our own. If you have questions on collar size please feel free to ask.
Since our dogs are all in foster homes we do often meet at neutral locations. This helps in case the foster is at work, which often is the case during the week, so we do not intrude their privacy with strangers, or if they are hard to get to. Some times of year a few of our fosters live in areas that require a 4x4 to reach them. It also gives the dog a chance to meet in a neutral area where there are less distractions and is more focused on meeting new people and other pets. Some of our fosters are rehabilitation other dogs who are not social or friendly. This also keeps other people safe from coming into contact with these dogs. They may also have dogs who are very young and need to be kept safe from outside illnesses.
At adoptions you will get a copy of vet records, contract and any info we have such as the programs we are enrolled in that helps with your adoption. We do require contracts in order to adopt. This makes sure that everyone is clear on what kind of home and care we require and helps you know how to contact us and what you can expect from your new rescue family. We do ask to have you send pics and updates, we live for those. We also ask if you would like to join our facebook page, we have many happy adopters and a great network of people to help!
Not able to make the drive? We do have a couple of wonderful volunteers that will help with transport if requested. They do so on their own and although they are donating their time they do ask for gas to be reimbursed. This allows us to help people who are unable to come to Yakima. They are able to do transports in other states as well. As we do allow out of state adoptions.
PLEASE EMAIL US FOR AN APPLICATION
In order to adopt a dog from Rising Phoenix Mastiff Rescue we need to get an application submitted. We need to get as much info from you as possible to know if the dog your interested in is a good fit. We do require different things for different dogs. We do require a fenced yard. Some dogs require specific fencing. We also require a letter from your landlord or insurance company so we know that it is okay to take on such a big dog and big responsibility. We want to put the right dog in your home, not just any dog. It needs to be a good fit for both of you or neither will be happy. Some of our dogs can not be with small kids, some LOVE kids. A lot of our requirements are based on the dogs themselves. Some LOVE people, and some do not. Some need to be in homes with Mastiff experience. And some are easy going buddies that can help you walk through your first mastiff experience. Once these guys have a paw print on your heart its hard to live with out one.
$150.00-400.00 for a 4mos. to adult altered pet (non mastiff breed).
$300.00-550.00 for some large mixed breeds, smaller purebreds and larger purebreds, altered.
$150.00- 400.00 for puppies under 4mos. This includes a spay/neuter voucher at our veterinarian's clinic. If you prefer to use your own vet clinic then we will reimburse up to $50.00 when we are sent a copy of your spay neuter certificate. This must be done by the allotted time indicated at the time of adoption.
The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchip ( for dogs over 6 mo), worming, flea-treatment, and medical issues in some cases this means cherry eye, entropia, tumor removal, and other issues, and dental work (if needed), we also try very hard for all of our dogs to have at least basic training as well, so many of our dogs have spent some one on one time with a trainer. We also have a number of trainers that we know and work with. Depending on your area we may be able to get you in touch with one of them. Often these trainers will offer a discount if you adopted a pet through us!
You might ask why our adoption fee is higher for the purebreds, larger mixed breeds and smaller breeds, and the answer is simple.
Purebreds, some large mixed breeds and smaller breeds are often in much higher demand and a rescue is able to ask more money from the adoption of the purebreds , larger mixed breeds and smaller breeds, thus being able to apply that money to the rescue and life saving of many more animals and care of sick or higher-need pets.
At times animals come in with higher-than-average medical needs, and those needs must be financially met. Sadly right now we have many more dogs with medical needs coming in the normal. Many of these needs cost over 1200-2500 to fix. We do our best to help as many special needs dogs as possible.
Your adoption fee will be applied to the rescue and care of many more animals in need; routine items like vaccines, de-wormers, microchips and of course, a high-quality kibble must be purchased, and at times, dental work and other health issues must be addressed so it helps to have extra funds on hand to work with when those things come around Also since we are a rescue that works with animals all over the USA and Canada it helps us get these animals to and from a foster home that can help them. Often a single transport will cost upwards of 1000.00.
Thank you for understanding our fee structures and why they are what they are!