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About Kona

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: $450
  • Species: Dog
  • Color: Brindle / Brindle
  • Current Size: 115 Pounds
  • Current Age: 3 Years 1 Month (best estimate)
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Housetrained: Yes

At the request of County officials, Mastiffs to Mutts took in 13 of 18 Bullmastiffs from the property of a deceased breeder in Kentucky in August 2021.  They were all severely neglected; emaciated and in poor health.  

All 13 are learning to live inside a home, sleep on a soft bed, receive regular, quality meals, play and receive human affection. All are good with other dogs. 

Kona  fka KYID#1

Brief description: Kona is one of the Kentucky 13. He arrived at his foster home at an emaciated 55lbs and is now a healthy 114lbs! He is crate trained, house trained, and knows a lot of commands - sit, shake, lay down, and roll over to name a few. He will wait for food until you say take it. He is good in the bathtub, and fine with nail trimmings. He loves going for car rides and walks. He does best walking on an easy walk harness. He is reactive to cats and farm animals. 

Likes: Kona likes other dogs, loves kids, ice cubes, stuffed animals, bones, and his bed. 

Dislikes: He definitely does NOT like cats.  He’s also not a fan of farm animals.

Personality: Very sweet - he loves everyone he meets.  He’s lazy, docile, and very tolerant of anything. 

Temperament: Kona is very food driven. He does great with getting a bath and having his nails cut and takes medicine well when wrapped inside cheese. He loves being brushed.

Energy level:  Low – He’s lazy but does love to go on walks.

Favorite activities: Going for rides, walks, playing with his stuffed animals, chewing bones, and sleeping. 

Good with cats, dogs, and kids (over 6)?: Fantastic with dogs and children!

Not good with: Cats and farm animals.

Housetrained: Yes!

Crate trained: Yes!

Requires a fenced yard (physical fence and/or invisible fence)? Kona requires a completely fenced in yard as he’s a runner. An invisible fence will not hold Kona.

Walks well on a leash? Yes, but he requires an easy walk harness (size XL).

Challenges: Kona is crate trained, however the best place for his crate would be in a bedroom where his people sleep. He does like to be near his people. 

Any Medical issues? He does get ear infections quite often. 

What would be the best kind of home? Kona needs a family life.  He loves children and other dogs. He requires a completely fenced in yard as he will run if he sees any wildlife/cats/anything that moves… so he really needs a fenced in yard. He does well being alone and crated for a few hours a day. He’s a very sweet boy and loves everyone he meets!

Kona is being fostered in Brookville, PA.

Application Fees, Adoption Donations and Rescue Policy: Please know that 100% of our funds are used for rescuing the dogs.

Our rescue policy requires the following:

  • Adopters must have their primary residence in one of the following states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and parts of North Carolina and parts of New York.
  • We will not adopt a giant breed dog to homes where the dog will have access to highly varnished hardwood steps inside the home. Any inside steps to which the dog(s) have access, must have carpeting, securely fixed stair treads, or a non-skid surface. We encourage you to remediate potential safety issues while your application is under review, prior to the home visit.
  • Methods or devices using pain or force on the dog to control the dog, or to deter undesirable behavior is prohibited.
  • Applications for giant breed dogs must be submitted by the property owner.
  • Homes with children under 6 years of age will not be approved for adoption.
  • Homes with children should have a fenced yard.
  • Pets currently in the applicant's home must have a history of appropriate veterinary care. Veterinary records will be checked.
  • All references must be checked before any visitation of the dog is permitted at the foster home.
  • All family members must be present during the home visit to the applicant's home.
  • Any dog(s) in the applicant's home must have an introductory meeting with the rescue dog being considered, before any adoption can be completed.
  • Homes with intact dogs will not be approved for adoption. Exceptions to this policy can be found on the Adoptable Dog Page.

For additional information please review our FAQs or contact mastiffstomutts@gmail.com

Mastiffs To Mutts Rescue reserves the right to approve or deny any adoption that occurs through this organization without disclosure.  We reserve the right to make exceptions for special circumstances.

More about Kona

Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats

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