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|Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:13 pm
|**DOGS need help NOW!!! just read below, This is on Rising Phoenix Mastiff Rescue in Yakima WA .
it is run by Trisha Porter her husband runs the Salvage yard on 3104 stanton rd . UNDER INVESTIGATION.. Do not send dogs there
CLICK ON THIS AND READ .. VERY IMPORTANT
Posted Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:15 pm:
HERE IS JUST ONE OF THE STORIES . 8./2012
Rising Phoenix Mastiff Rescue False advertising that could lead to serious injury or death Yakima, Washington
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Corporate Advocacy Program We surrendered our Great Dane Daiquiri to Rising Phoenix Mastiff Rescue on 7/13/12 due to aggression issues that we were unable to correct after trying for 1 year. Daiquiri is a great dog and I love her very much-but her issues are quite severe and she needs owners who know how to handle them.
When we surrendered Daiquiri to Tricia Porter, the owner of RPMR, we were told she would stay with her for at least 1 month before they thought about adopting her out. I saw Daiquri's ad on petfinder a few days later and enquired about it. Tricia told me that Daiquiri had been placed in a foster home and that she had placed that ad on petfinder to motivate them to make up their mind as to whether or not they wanted to adopt her. Shortly after that, she told me they had adopted her. I asked her if I could get in touch with them and she said that she couldn't give me their information (which I understand is common practice for rescues) but that she would forward my information to them with the message that I wanted to get in touch with them. To date, they have never contacted me.
While looking on craigslist one day about 3 weeks after surrendering Daiquiri, I saw an ad that stated that RPMR is awful-that they hoard animals and neglect them before selling them-all to make a profit. This worried me a lot and so I googled the rescue and was unprepared for what I found-site after site of people complaining about RPMR's ethics, their treatment of the dogs, and their deception when adopting dogs out. I went to Tricia's home-half expecting to find Daiquiri chained to a post in her yard. I didn't see Daiquiri but did see several other dogs-all of whom looked okay. I talked to Tricia about my concerns and asked to see 3 other dogs that I had transported from Boise, ID for her (Luna, a Great Dane, and Ronan and Akira, Huskies). I was told they were all in foster. I asked her to explain all of the horrible stuff I had read on the Internet. She claimed it was all untrue and that various people were trying to damage her rescue-from unethical breeders she claims to have helped shut down to people who she sued after they tried to rehome dogs they had adopted from her to neighbors who were unhappy about a property issue to a psycopathic father. I was not convinced after her explanation and she asked what she could do to reassure me. I told her I would like to get in touch with her fosters. She gave me phone numbers for 2 of them. One was Annie, who said she had only been fostering for RPMR for less than a year. I asked to come by and see Ronan and Akira (Tricia told me she was fostering them). She said that was fine ad we arranged a time. I got in touch with the other foster and asked if I could see Luna. Gail said she didn't have her. I asked if I could come by anyway to see her operation. She said that since she runs the foster at her home, she doesn't let people come over. I said that was fine and asked her if she knew why Daiquiri was adopted out after less than 2 weeks when I was told she would be with Tricia for at least 1 month. Gail said she didn't know. I asked about 3 other dogs that are listed on petfinder as adoptable. One was Hurk-a dog who Tricia told me was aggressive towards people, dogs, and cats but whose petfinder ad says he loves people, other dogs, and dog friendly cats. The other two were Chip and Tiger, two dogs who Tricia told me were feral but that she was tryig to get them used to the sounds of people right now. Their petfinder ad says hey just take a few moments to warm up to people. Gail had no explanation for it but said that she was sure Tricia never adopts out dogs that aren't ready to be adopted.
After that, Tricia texted me and said that she didn't appreciate me asking to go to the fosters' homes and that I should enlighten her as to how I know that they don't take care of the dogs' medical needs. I responded that I had asked Gail questions about what I had read. Tricia responded that Gail had told her something different-so I don't know if Gail lied to Tricia or if she didn't and Tricia just lied to me about that. I asked her about Hurk, Chip, and Tiger and the answers she gave me didn't make sense. She asked what would put my mind at ease. I told her that getting in touch with Daiquiri's new owners would be a good start and Tricia texted back that they don't want anything to do with me since the behaviorist they supposedly took Daiquiri to said that since I had failed to correct Daiquiri's issues (even though we did everything our vet said to do and tried for over a year) that now they could not correct her issues and that they are upset with me. This was news to me-and seems especially convenient for Tricia to say now that I was asking questions about her false advertising. Especially since Tricia told me that Daiquiri was able to be around the female dogs at her house without any issues after being corrected with a spray bottle and that the vet had tested her thyroid to see if that was the reason for her aggression and that her tests came back showing that her thyroid was indeed off.
Annie-who was very nice-called me and asked me what happened as Tricia has called her. I explained the situation and Annie said her boyfriend was uncomfortable with me coming over after all of this so I made the decision to cancel our meeting.
Daiquiri's petfinder ad contained 3 inaccuracies that I believe were done on purpose to make her seem more adoptable. She was listed as "young" even though she is over 4 years old-clearly middle aged for a Great Dane. The ad said that Daiquiri and her sister started fighting and we could not find a cure for it. While it is true that we couldn't fix that issue, Daiquiri and her sister did not "start fighting". Daiquiri attacked her little sister unprovoked 3 times and did serious damage. There is a big difference between 2 dogs who don't get along and a dog that attacks without provocation with the intent to kill. Her petfinder ad also said that they had not seen any aggression towards people. The only reason Daiquiri was surrendered to RPMR was that she tried to attack a neighbor twice. She had never shown any aggression towards people whatsoever before this but I feel it was very misleading for RPMR to say that hadn't observed any aggression towards people without stating why she was being surrendered in the first place. I thought when we surrendered Daiquiri that she would be rehabilitated and then adopted to a family who would be informed of her entire history. Sadly, this does not appear to have happened. I am very worried about Daiquiri as I do not know that she is well taken care of-especially after reading all the reviews of dogs that are up for adoption that are horribly neglected. I also worry that her new family doesn't know her entire history and that could be very dangerous for everybody.
I have posted ads on craigslist asking her owners to get in touch with me since I don't believe the convenient story that Tricia told me. Tricia emailed me to say that she was going to encourage Daiquiri's new owners to file harassment charges against me. I don't know how you can harass someone if you don't know their names, where they live, what they look like, etc. It seems like a scare tactic. Since I have posted that ad on craigslist I have received many emails from people who say they have experienced similar problems with RPMR. How sad to know that others have been wronged. How sad also for those poor dogs.
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