Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian, known for her remarkable beauty. Jolie means "pretty" in French.
Jolie first came to our program in 2020. She was in terrible shape and the scars on her body told a story of neglect and heartless exploitation as a breeding-machine and possible bait dog for fighting. Multiple litters had damaged her body to the point of her breasts dragging to the ground as she walked. For her comfort, our vet did a complete mastectomy when she was spayed.
Adoption Fee: $100
Breed: Pit Bull
Age: 8+ yrs
Weight: 45-55 lbs
We decided to celebrate her inner beauty & strength by naming her after the beautiful actress who went public with her health issues a few years ago, and underwent a mastectomy to prevent cancer.
Jolie was then adopted by a single mom and her young boy, and spent two years loved and spoiled. Sadly, her family faced some hardships recently and could no longer afford the care of a dog. Jolie had to come back to us and we are absolutely devastated for her.
Jolie escaped a long life of abuse, neglect and over-breeding that had left her in dire need of medical care when she arrived at MPR in 2020. We treated all her issues and she underwent a complete mastectomy to remove several lumps and severely stretched skin under her belly.
In March 2022, Jolie had more procedures done to remove some infected teeth, treat an encapsulated ear infection, and the removal of two more non-cancerous cysts.
To this day, Jolie has some lingering conditions from her awful past. Some hip lameness that limits her jumping and climbing abilities, her feet and snout are sensitive to the touch, and her eyesight is not what it used to be.
Lastly, Jolie has a new lump developing on her back that shows some irregularities. We are in the process of determining if it should be removed and biopsied, or left alone.
Bottom line, Jolie is an old dog who had a long awful life. She is most likely at the end of her road now, and we would love for it to not end in a shelter. She deserves so much better than that. After all she has been through, she's never lost her love for people.
Jolie is short in stature, stocky and chunky. Years of being used as a breeding-machine and dogfighting damaged her appearance and left her covered in scars. She might not be the prettiest dog in the world, but her inner beauty shines through her sweet eyes. Looking into her soulful chocolate eyes will make you fall in love with her instantly. Yet, this poor granny dog now has to compete with gorgeous young dogs full of life and vitality. How can we ever explain to her why her chances to find a home before the end of her life are so dire? She is still full of love and full of hope...
Current Living Situation:
Jolie is back with us at the shelter and surprisingly, she's being a trooper. We expected a dejected little dog but she's actually very resilient and taking the loss of her family in stride. Like everything else she has gone through in her life, Jolie shows her emotional endurance and doesn't fall apart. In fact, this precious little old lady is proving to be a well behaved shelter resident and she's not causing any trouble.
Jolie is a sweet dog who makes you think she is a calm puppy and nowhere near her actual age. She's very quiet but likes to be in the thick of it. A total Velcro dog! When she wants your attention, she will nibble at your hand or sleeve, which is actually quite endearing.
Jolie loves field trips and gets adorably excited when she sees her leash revealed from the closet. When she was in a home , she spent her days napping on her dog bed but also accepted invitations to cuddle on the couch.
Her temperament is very calm - she doesn't require walks or long games of fetch. She just needs a comfy spot to lie on and the occasional soft treat for being such a good girl. Her ideal living situation would include someone who works from home or is retired and doesn't have any other pets. She absolutely loves the comforts of home.
Note from previous owner: "One thing Jolie loves to do is look in the mirror. She doesn't know what to think about what she sees, but perks her ears and wags her tail at the doggie in the mirror. She can amuse herself with this activity until her heart's content. Note that Jolie is particular about her bedtime. Although she sleeps all day, at 8:30 p.m. she wants to get in bed. She can be a bit of a grouch when woken up. Girl loves her beauty rest! Another thing you'll learn about Jolie right away is that she is very unladylike. She's like a young boy who thinks farts and burps are hilarious.😂"
Behavior with people:
Jolie is very loving and wants to meet ALL the people. She adores people and captures the heart of everyone who spends time with her. She has a huge heart and loves to lay on your lap or right next to you. As long as Jolie is touching you, she is happy. And when it comes to strangers, she's a definitely a bit of a flirt 😉
She enjoys both men and women the same. She is not fearful of anyone and trusts everyone she meets. Her behavior when meeting adults is exemplary. She desires their attention and will sit next to them for petting.
Behavior with children:
Due to her sensitivity about physical touch, Jolie would be better off in a home without small children. We won't rule out a home with older kids that understand and respect her boundaries.
Behavior with other dogs:
Jolie needs to be an only pet due to her dog-fighting past. While she still dearly loves people despite her ordeal, she is definitely stressed out around other dogs and does not like their presence. She is not out-of-control about it, but we will not place her in a home with other pets.
Behavior with other animals:
Jolie is territorial and must be any only pet. She certainly deserves to be the center of attention!
Jolie is naturally well behaved but isn't interested in learning any new tricks. She's "retired" she says😆
Jolie is mostly housebroken but may have accidents, usually triggered by anxiety - separation, storms/loud noises, the vacuum monster, etc. She is not fond of crates and prefers being free in the house when home alone. We were told she she is not destructive.
Due to all the litters she has had, she has a bit of a leakage problem, mostly while she is sleeping. Her bedding needs washed regularly. Jolie is good about going outside to potty and will let you know when she needs out, but we cannot guarantee that she won't have any accidents.
Jolie's best trait has to be her resilience. She had a life of profit-making for some selfish breeder out there, and yet, she doesn't seem to hold a grudge at all. She loves all people and wants nothing more than to be loved right back. Having her look into your eyes, you can feel her devotion and love. She looks at you with absolute admiration and warms your heart.
Jolie is patient, kind, and extremely loving. She will make the perfect companion for anyone with a relatively calm lifestyle and wants a buddy to keep company.
We can only hope that Jolie will find her special home before the end of her life. We understand that she is no spring-chicken and that most adopters are looking for a younger dog. Her only chance now, is that someone will look past all the scars, the lumps and the cloudy eyes, and see a loving, deserving dog who only asks for her chance to unpack her baggage, once and for all.
Adoption Fee: $100
Breed: Pit Bull
Age: 8+ yrs
Weight: 45-55 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.