Edward

Edward Cullen is a fictional character in the Twilight series. He is described as brooding and stubborn, but also kind and compassionate as well as charming, polite, and determined. He easily dazzles humans with his beauty, scent and body, and persuades them to do his bidding.

Background Info:

​Edward and his little girlfriend Bella were found as strays and taken to the local pound. They were in bad condition, physically and mentally, and quite dejected at the time. Their situation was brought to MPR and we took on the challenge to turn their lives around. Bella has since found a loving home.

Health Condition:

Edward is heartworm positive and is undergoing treatment. He should be fully recovered by the end of summer.



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Physical Description:

Edward was in bad shape when he first came to us. Worse than his friend Bella. He was very thin and covered in fresh and old wounds. He has since transformed into a real Don Juan. He's tall, angular, with a slender, yet muscular and well-proportioned build. He has a beautiful face with soft and loving, yet tormented eyes.



Living Situation:

Very relieved to be in a safe place at MPR's shelter. Edward is still worried about his place in the world, but making tremendous progress. He has a ways to go before he's able to leave his nightmares behind and live a normal life, but he is decompressing a little more everyday. He has quickly made his way to become a volunteer's favorite with his charming personality and affectionate nature. He's been nominated "best snuggler" by pretty much every single volunteer.



Personality:

This gorgeous dog was probably born a sweet and well-behaved gentleman but a life filled with neglect and abuse threw him a curveball. He is now in the process of overcoming his fears and insecurities and show his resilience. He's not out of the woods yet, but improving everyday. We are very impressed with the progress he's made so far and confident he will have a stable and happy life.



Though Edward is still somewhat insecure and can be a little anxious at times, he ha now started to show his goofy, happy side and we love it! This dog is so full of charm. It's impossible to resist him.



While he is mostly calm and low-energy, he is now displaying a playful and happy side as well We are determined to help him get over his past and learn to smile all the time. We are so close!



Socialization is addressed slowly but surely, and one step at a time. He first had to learn to be comfortable "inside" the house. Then figure out how to maneuver doorways. Next, Edward discovered the comfort of a dog-bed and cuddle time on the couch. Learning that the TV was not a dangerous monster in the wall took a bit of work but we succeeded. We are now comfortable around the washer & dryer, kitchen noises, the fan on the ceiling and able to relax while "normal" life happens.



Edward has a submissive and very loving nature. He have recently discovered that belly-rubs are the best! This poor guy might have had a tortured soul when he came to us, he has now figured out that life can be wonderful when you are loved and well taken care of.



Behavior with people:

Despite his fears and distrust, Edward is super affectionate. It's still balancing act but the odds are in his favor. We first worried he could take a wrong turn but he proved his desire to connect with people instead. It might still require a little time and an owner who has patience, experience and easiness with insecure dogs but we see his potential a little more everyday. In just a few weeks he has gone from sad and fearful to being THE most loving dog in the our program.



Once Edward trusts you, he the most affectionate dog ever! Even clingy and desperate for love. He warmed up to women a little faster but has made a ton of male friends as well, He now enjoys affection from everyone indiscriminately.



Edward was deprived of food before being rescued and therefore showed inappropriate resource guarding when fed in his kennel at first. We hand-fed him in a room for a few weeks and he made tremendous progress.



Edward is not a dog for everyone. He's what we call a "rehab-project" but we believe he's not a lost cause. This dog is so full of love and cuddles but overcoming his hard life will take some time. We are hopeful that someone will see the love in his eyes and be willing to give him a chance to learn that the world is not a bad place when you are loved.



Behavior with children:

As of now, Edward will not be placed in a home with children. Adults only!



Behavior with other dogs:

Edward loved his little sister Bella, but she pestered him all the time. Trying to make her stop scared him and jeopardized our efforts to help him trust people. We believe he is improving better when he's not with another dog. Bella has now found a loving home and Edward is actually coming out of his shell since they have been separated. It's possible the responsibility of having to care for a little sister was an additional source of stress for him. He is doing much better connecting with people and learning to trust since he's been on his own.



We also believe he most likely had a few bad experiences with other dogs in the past. He had a lot of what looks like fighting wounds when he came to us. We do not recommend Edward be adopted in home with another dog.



Having said that, Edward is calm and collected in his kennel and non-reactive towards other dogs. He gets a little insecure with the loud barking around him at feeding time but does not partake in the commotion.



Behavior with other animals:

Unknown,



Training:

We are focusing on socialization with people and new environments right now. Edward keeps his kennel clean and uses the doggy-door to potty in his outside run if needed.



Best Attribute:

Edward is a very loving dog (and we must stress how affectionate he is) who was never given a chance to show his sweet nature before. It will take time to overcome all his fears but he is as determined to become a stable happy companion as we are to see him at peace. All he needs is people who believe in him.

Adoption Fee: $200
Breed: Pit Bull/AmStaff
Sex: Male
Age: 2-3 yrs
Weight: 70-80 lbs
Color: Deep blue

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.

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