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Hyacinth is an amazing ballet dancer from Fantasia. But if you attempt ballet lifts with her, never underestimate her weight, she is a hippo after all!

Background Info:

This remarkable beauty came into the city pound as a stray and was never claimed. We are baffled because she looked well cared for and healthy upon arrival. We have no clue why someone would leave her behind. Her past is unknown, and we have no info regarding her previous life.

Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Amstaff Mix
Sex: Female
Age: 2-5 yrs
Weight: 80-90 lbs
Health Condition:

Healthy and ready for adoption.

Physical Description:

Cleverly named after a hippo, this gorgeous lady is strong and big boned. She might have a bit of American Bulldog in her heritage, as she quite large for a female. Her shiny blue fur is soft like cashmere and great for cuddling.

Current Living Situation:

Hya is fostered in a home with a small, fenced back yard. There are no other kids or pets in the home. There is one mini Australian Shepard that lives across the fence and Hya has no issues with the dog. Hya sleeps on any and all of the couches around the house depending on where the night takes her. She is not destructive when left out, but does go into her crate when she feels her foster parents are up too late hanging out on her couch 😉

Hya loves going for walks not for the exercise, but so she can meet new friends and sniff all of the scents along the way. On longer walks she likes to take a break and sploot on the grass to wait for a new friend to come pet her. Hya doesn't care too much about squirrels or other dogs on walks, but she will start a full body wiggle and pull towards any human in her vicinity.


Before going into foster, Hya was described as a "bull-in-a-China-shop" at the shelter. Nothing overly crazy but she was definitely a happy hippo when it came to greetings and play style.

She has since settled down in her foster home and has learned to entertain herself and her adoring fans! Hand Hya a stuffed toy and she will perform for you! She is the world's goofiest hippo and she loves to put on a show. If she isn't showing off her one woman toss and catch performance with a toy or snoring on the couch, she's probably trying to find space to sit on your lap. Personal space is not a concept Hya is willing to accept.

Behavior with people:

SUPER friendly and very people oriented. In fact, her colossal enthusiasm for attention can sometimes get the best of her. Foster mom introduces her as “almost too friendly” when she meets ne people. Hya needs training, leadership, and structure, but we see amazing potential in her.

Behavior with children:

Unknown. While we don't think Hyacinth has any malice, and she's pretty much just a big kid at heart herself, she doesn't always realize how strong she is. We are working on teaching her not to jump on people but we're not there yet. She's just too happy for her own good right now, and could overwhelm little kids with her big personality.

Foster mom thinks she could do great with teenagers, but she agrees that she’s too much of an 80-pound bowling ball to be the right fit for a house with little ones. 😂

Behavior with other dogs:

We were told that she did well when she met a young friendly male during her brief stay at the city shelter. We believe Hyacinth could be a candidate for a home with a compatible doggy male companion, although she would do just as well as the only furry princess in the house.

Behavior with other animals:

Unknown. Hya notices squirrels but is not too attracted to them. Cat's garner more interest from afar, but she has not been up close with one.


This dog is green but eager to learn, for the most part. She's a bit like a class clown who has more fun playing in the schoolyard than learning, but at least they enjoy school, lol. Hyacinth is so eager to have a good time that positive training should go a long way with her. Foster mom says she is very treat motivated. She is quickly learning basic commands such as sit, down, wait, and she is doing especially well not begging for food during dinner time.

Don’t forget that she is STRONG and pulls on her leash if there’s a chance to meet new humans! Potential adopters will need to be able to continue leash training to confidently handle Hya,

Best Attribute:

Hya's zest for life will truly brighten anyone's day. Even people that might be hesitant to be around a Pit Bull might be drawn to Hya's happy full body wiggle, big smile, and pure love she exudes to everyone.

Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Amstaff Mix
Sex: Female
Age: 2-5 yrs
Weight: 80-90 lbs

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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