The Appaloosa is an American horse breed that is best known for its colorful spotted coat pattern.
Appaloosa (we call him Loo for short) came in as a stray from animal control. We do not have any other information about his background, however the staff at the pound were smitten by the loving dog and immediately tagged him for our program to ensure he would not fall in the wrong hands.
Loo-Boy is healthy and ready for adoption.
He's so cute!!! And look at the smile and those pretty eyes.
Loo is medium size and perfectly proportioned. Very conforming to breed standard. His coat is white and liver with the cutest freckles on the face. Appaloosa has both good looks and an awesome personality.
Loo is currently living-the-life at MPR shelter. He is so good and well-behaved that we gave him the "master suite." It's a room with a couch instead of a kennel. He has proven to be a little gentleman in there, after he quickly learned that 'marking" his territory was not an acceptable behavior, nor shredding the sheets, either. He's super receptive and has been no trouble since learning the ropes.
What a sweetheart! Seriously, this dog is such a loving and submissive cuddle-bug. He has made his way deep into everyone's heart instantly. To meet him is to love him. We are not kidding. In fact, we can guarantee you he wont be with us very long. All of us at MPR wish we could adopt him if we didn't already have a house full of pities.
Loo's energy level is medium to low. He might do a few quick zoomies to release energy but his favorite thing BY FAR is cuddling! This dog is very affectionate. Please don't apply for him if you want an independent dog. We are looking for a very loving home for this angel because he has a ton of love to give. He also craves to be loved-on.
Behavior with people:
Loo is on the submissive side with people. A little unsure but very, very eager to make friends. It really doesn't take him long to know if you're a friend or a foe... And God only knows how much he hopes you're a friend.
While Loo is easy to handle and very well behaved, he's a little needy when it comes to affection. In fact, its not as much as needy, as it is how badly he loves to cuddle, He will leave you alone and find something to occupy himself if you are busy, but if you have time to snuggle on the couch with him, you'll have the happiest dog in the world.
Behavior with children:
Unknown but we think he could do well in a home with gentle and respectful children. Loo is sensitive and we don't want to place him in a home with toddlers or hyperactive kids. He gets easily overwhelmed and needs considerate handling.
Behavior with other dogs:
While we know he did well when introduced to other dogs at the pound, he is reactive behind barriers. This might be fear-based. He knows there's another dog next to him or behind the fence but cant read their expression so that troubles him. We think he would thrive as an only pet and would love all the attention for himself, but we wont rule out a home with a compatible female if the owners are willing to give him the time he needs to adjust to a new sister.
Behavior with other animals:
Unknown but we think he might have a bit of a prey drive. A home without a cat is recommended.
He's VERY eager to please and easy to handle. He learned to keep his room clean and neat quickly. He's no trouble at all and a breeze to have around.
Where do we start? He's just a dreamy dog who's as good looking as he is loving and sweet. We don't really have anything bad to say about him. He will go fast but we will be picky because he deserves the best of homes.
Adoption Fee: $200
Breed: Pit Bull
Age: 2-4 yrs
Weight: 60-70 lbs
Color: White w/ red & freckles
Missouri Pit Bull Rescue makes no express or implied warranty, representation or promise to the age, health, breed, habits, disposition, behaviors, obedience, or safety of the dogs in our program. Our assessments are subjective and based on information we receive when selecting the dogs for our program, as well as observations and reports from our volunteers and caretakers. Adopters understand that no one can predict how a dog will react under all circumstances and situations.