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Barry B. Benson

A character from the "Bee Movie," Barry is a curious bee. He has the ability to see everything in the outside world. He is loving and breaks many social barriers to be with the one he loves. He literally does not care what others think.

Before applying for a dog, please take a moment to review our Adoption Information & Procedures


Some of the dogs in our program are adopted before we get to know them. Some stay longer but require several weeks to show their character. Some dogs receive additional evaluations and training by professionals if needed.

We work hard to provide as much information as possible, but the process is not perfect. Our goal is to give the dogs the best chance to stay in their home for the rest of their lives so we are genuine regarding what we know about them. For MPR, quality of our placements takes precedence over a quick turnaround.

We do our very best to update the dogs' bios as quickly as we can. In some cases, dogs are adopted before we are able to revise their listing. 


Please do not contact MPR via email or messenger to inquire about a dog’s personality and/or temperament, compatibility with other pets, etc. The volunteers in charge of replying to general requests are not the same as those handling and evaluating the dogs. They will not be able to answer your questions.

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 act or react under all circumstances and situations.

Background Info:


This handsome boy was brought to the local pound by Animal Services. Sadly, Barry was part of a cruelty case with multiple other dogs in his previous home. We don't have any details regarding the kind of abuse he endured, but we are so glad that Barry is now in our program and gets a second chance to find a family deserving of his companionship.

Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Pit Bull
Sex: Male
Age: 1-3 yrs
Weight: 55-65 lbs

Health Condition:

Healthy and ready to be adopted!

Physical Description:  

We could look at Barry all day long. He photographs so well showing off some silly expressions. Barry is a brindled beauty with some white markings and white toes. He has natural ears that you can't help but touch, especially when he gives you head tilt! One of his unique characteristics is a single black toenail on his front left paw. Another thing you might notice about Barry is that part of his tongue is missing, along with some bottom teeth. We don't know the story behind this, but suspect he wasnt born that way. 😞 It does not affect his ability to eat and drink though. In fact, he's an enthusiastic eater and is fed from a slow feeder bowl.  Barry is medium size and very well proportioned. Perfect pittie size to fit every lifestyle.

Current Living Situation:  

Barry is learning the ropes of life at the MPR shelter. He's still young and cheerful and in needs of training and structure. We are working around his quirks and figuring what works best for this exuberant teenager. A sense of humor is definitely a must! 



The friendliest boy with so much potential! He likes to be right by his people, so if you're on a bed or couch, you can expect him to be right next you! Who would sit on the floor when there's a comfy seat next to your human?! He's a very fun-loving guy indeed, who's always in a good mood. 

Behavior with people: 

Loves to get attention from our volunteers! He can get a little too excited and tries to show his affection by being mouthy sometimes, but our training volunteers are working on correcting this behavior.  He does think that everybody he meets is a long lost friend and doesn't know a stranger. Barry has a very positive personality and enjoys the company of people with all his heart. 


Behavior with children:  

Unknown. We will update his bio if we have an opportunity to introduce him to children. As of now, we believe he is a little too impulsive for a home with toddlers and young kids. Nothing atypical for an adolescent Terrier. In fact many young Pit Bulls lose their home at that age because parents were not prepared for their level of enthusiasm for life. It's often too much for small children and not recommended if you dont have a structured environment.  A home with teenagers might be a better choice for this goofball, provided they have enough leadership to handle his exuberance. 


Behavior with other dogs:  

During his brief stay at the pound Barry was introduce to play groups he was described as social by the staff. They observed appropriate greetings with all the other dogs. Barry loves to play and could possibly live with a compatible female as long as she can deal with a certain degree of roughhousing and happy drive.  


Behavior with other animals:  



Barry has completed an Obedience 1 course, and knows basic commands: sit, down, and touch. We think a little additional training will go a long way for this boy. He just needs some leadership and consistency. Someone willing to work with him on some of his bad habits like chewing and mouthiness, which aren't uncommon in young Terriers. He does have redeeming qualities. For example; Barry has been good on a leash when going on walks with our volunteers. He's also a smart boy who has a great time learning and can turn everything into a fun game. So training sessions are fun. 

Best Attribute:

Barry is such a looker and he is as fun-loving as can be! With some training and patience, he has the potential to be an awesome companion. He's the kind of dog that would love to be in the middle of the action with everyone and participate in all activities and family fun. 

Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for their care.

Information updated on 3/20/2024 KO

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