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Bertram "Bert" is a yellow muppet from Sesame Street. His best friend and roommate is Ernie. Bert is good-natured, easy-going and loves his pet pigeon. 

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:


Bert had a rough few months of life before joining the MPR program. He and his brother, Ernie, were found abandoned in a park and admitted to the city shelter. They both were in terrible health conditions and showing signs of neglect. Since joining the MPR family, they've been receiving the love and care they deserve and we're seeing their physical condition, as well as their souls, heal. 

Adoption Fee: $200 
Breed: Bully Mix
Sex: Male
Age: 6-12 mths
Weight: 25 lbs + Growing

Health Condition:

In addition to obvious neglect prior to rescue, Bert is a bit of a genetic mess due to irresponsible breeding. He came to us malnourished and plagued with a few issues, commun with Bully breeds. We are tackling them as best as we can and he is doing much better already.


Bert is currently recovering from cherry-eye surgery and doing fantastic! He will require another surgery on his other eye, which will be done while he is in our care or under our cost, as we are currently fundraising for the procedure. Until then, he is taking daily pain medicine to manage symptoms and keep him comfortable.

Bert is also rebuilding muscle mass, as well as his digestive system via proper nutrition and good care. He has some mild musculoskeletal malformations but nothing that prevents him from functioning adequately. 

Adopters should be aware that Bulldog mixes are prone to congenital conditions that may not be apparent at the time of adoption. It is advised to research common health problems frequently associated with Frenchie's, English Bulldogs, American Bullies, etc. or any mixes of those breeds, before adopting Bert or similar Bulldog mixes. 

Physical Description:  

Bert is a little ball of fun! He has a beautiful fawn coat with white around his face. You can see the different breed influences in his small stature and adorable smooshed face and ears!  Bert is still growing but should be between French Bulldog and English Bulldog size when full grown, or slightly taller. 

Note that the "cherry eye" visible on the pictures will be removed shortly. The procedure was successfully done in the other eye.  Cherry eyes however, can occasionally return in rare cases and may require another surgery later in life. 


Current Living Situation:  

Bert is fostered in a home with two adults where he has access to small fenced in yard. He is crated when home alone and overnight.


Bert is the only pet in the home which is giving him a chance to build his confidence.


He enjoys going on walks, and his foster parents plan to take him on more outings as his health improves.


He's shown signs of separation anxiety, but having a routine and crate training is helping. This boy has been through a lot and is learning to live the good life in a foster home. 



What Bert lacks in size, he makes up for in personality! He is a very happy-go-lucky dog with an easy-going nature. He loves those he trusts and will be your dedicated little shadow. His goofy personality will have you laughing nonstop! He is small and easy to transport quickly. He does great in the car! 

Bert is stubborn like a typical Bulldog but eager to learn! His fosters are working to improve his confidence, and we know he will continue to grow with his forever family. 

Behavior with people: 

Right now, Bert tends to be more reserved when meeting new people. He warms up once he knows he is safe! Foster mom has noticed that Bert has shown signs of being more reserved around men than women.

Behavior with children:  

Unknown. Bert has not had exposure to children in his foster home. but we prefer a home with adults only for this little guy for multiple reasons. He has a sensitive nature and can be a little grumpy at times. His lack of confidence is also best handled by adults that understand dogs well and can read his body language. 


Behavior with other dogs:  

Bert was found alongside his brother and we believe he has lived with other dogs in the past as well. Bert may benefit from a compatible female who can show him the ropes and teach him how to be a dog! However, Bert requires leadership from his owner and would need slow and intentional introductions to a fur sibling. He should not share a home with another male dog. 


Behavior with other animals:  

Unknown. Bert has not had any interactions with other animals. He has not shown signs of prey drive while outside so far in his foster home, and doesn't seem to pay any mind to animals in surrounding yards.


Bert's foster parents are working on potty training with him - and he's made great progress but is not perfect! Bert doesn't mind spending time in his kennel. It's his safe space! Bert is very food motivated and eager to learn! He enjoys doing puzzles at home for treats. Bert knows how to "sit", and foster parents are working with him on "stay." Bert will benefit from continued training in his forever home! ​

Best Attribute:

Bert's best trait is his ability to love unconditionally, especially despite his horrible past. He truly wants to find his person to share life with! His goofy personality constantly brightens your day. He has progressed so much in the short time he has been in our program and in foster care, and we can't wait to see him continue to blossom! He's a special dog however and will require a special person willing to work around his quirks. He is worth it 😊

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

Information updated on 3/18/2024 VC

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