Charity # 840502934RR0001

Not good with dogs
Older children only
Located in california

If you have read the dog's bio carefully and are considering adoption, please complete your information under 'adoption inquiry'. We will then forward our application form for you to complete.

Courtesy post only- Raksha has not been assessed or evaluated by VMR

 Raksha is a 100lb, 4-year old Tosa Inu Mastiff originally rescued from a meat farm in South Korea. Despite having a very traumatic beginning to her life, she is a loving, playful, and goofy dog that enjoys cuddling with her humans, hiking, and playing with her toys.  Raksha currently lives with another dog and two cats. She has expressed some dog aggression issues (particularly under high-anxiety situations), and due to this she would be best in a home without other animals and with sufficient outdoor space to explore. She is great with humans, including children, but due to her size it is recommended that she not live with young children. The ideal situation for Raksha would be in a country setting with a human who enjoys long walks/hikes (which help to reduce Raksha's general anxiety) and who is a confident leader capable of devoting time and energy to continuing to train/lead Raksha to be comfortable in the world.   Spayed, microchipped and up to date on all vaccinations. Medical records available. Crate trained and walks well on leash, recently began muzzle training for walks and dog socialization.

She is spayed, micro-chipped, and up to date on all vaccinations. I have complete medical records for her.
She is crate-trained, walks really well on a lease, and has recently been trained using a muzzle for small periods of time (on walks, when other dogs are around, etc

***   Please contact owner directly Gianina 510-230-7474 willing to travel if the right home is found                                   email    gianina.pellegrini@gmail.com  



We only adopt within a 4 hour radius from   Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

The first step: the application. We will not proceed to the home visit unless you are a candidate for the dog you are inquiring about. We want the process to be easy and pleasurable for everyone. Mama France will contact you via phone or email. 

We expect you to plan a meet & greet with the dog. Our dogs are in foster homes, so this requires some planning on both parts. 

We will then process your application, verify your references and ask you to welcome us for a home visit. We will bring the dog you want to adopt with us for the visit. It is here that we will decide to move forward with adoption.

If all goes well, you will then begin a 14 day trial with the dog. There is a contract to sign with us. The trial is to give the dog and your family time together to establish a connection. We will wait for your decision to make things official. VMR remains a ressource for the lifetime of the dog.



It is a privilege to adopt one of our sanctuary residents. Those who have had the pleasure of adopting from us can attest to our dedication. All the dogs have received the best medical care, have been spayed-neutered, vaccinated including rabies and microchipped. History and medical papers will be provided upon adoption.

Our adoption donation is $350 CAN for all our dogs, regardless of age or breed.