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Big Minnie


Minnie Mouse is a Walt Disney cartoon character. Generally speaking, Minnie is incredibly sweet and highly intelligent. She is also described as classy, calm, sassy, well-mannered, cheerful, and feminine. 

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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.

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Background Info:


Poor Minnie is the perfect example of a dog who landed in the wrong hands and was set up to fail. She got herself in trouble due to irresponsible ownership and ended up confiscated by animal control. She had been allowed to run unsupervised in the neighborhood, engaging in conflicts with other dogs. Minnie was scheduled to be euthanized and her days were numbered when a plea to save her life came to us. MPR understands that Pit Bull dogs require structure and leadership, and not all of them want to be best friends with other dogs. All Minnie needs is a responsible owner, a structured environment, and a home where she can be the center of attention. 

Adoption Fee: $0
Sponsored by Abby Sesti

Breed:  Pit Bull
Sex: Female
Age: 4-6 yrs
Weight: 60-70 lbs

Health Condition:

No medical concerns. Minnie is a healthy lady and ready for adoption. 

Physical Description:  

Medium-sized build with an adorable white face that stands out from her mostly black coat. Minnie has a gorgeous head structure, and her body is perfectly proportioned. She looks like a show dog. When she's happy, she has the SWEETEST pittie smile! What stands out the most about Minnie's appearance are her adorable ears that are all black while her face is white. She looks like Minnie Mouse, but she's no little mouse, hence her name 🐭😁


Minnie has been in and out of foster care since being in our program so we have information regarding her behavior in a home and at the shelter. She lost her most recent foster home when her caretaker started having travelling obligations for work so she is now back at MPR shelter. 

Though she doesn't complain about life at the shelter, Minnie did thrive in foster care and loved being in home. She  temporarily shared her home with a single dad and a 7-year-old human sister. She often slept with the little girl when she was visiting and we were told she did very well. Minnie LOVES her dog bed and is content to sleep in it most of the day, though, she might make herself at home on her humans’ beds too when nobody is looking. 😉


Minnie is probably one of the most easy-going dogs we’ve seen, which is proof that the right environment does wonders for a dog. We can’t believe that she was going to be euthanized! Minnie is outgoing, well-behaved, and eager to please. She also has the perfect amount of energy and composure.

One thing about Minnie is that she loves a good nap! When she’s not napping, she can be found with a toy in her mouth. (Nylabones are her fave!) Her foster dad said she was good when loose in the house and mostly just stays in her dog bed. At the shelter, she likes to spend a little time in the yard but you can soon find her on the daybed chewing on a toyu. She is chill and easily entertained.. 


Minnie doesn't seem to be bothered by storms or other stimuli that other dogs often find stressful. Simply put, this girl is super chill 😎  The only thing that gets her going is the sight of other animals so a structured environment is preferred for this princess. 

Behavior with people: 

To nobody’s surprise, Minnie is wonderful around people and comfortable with everyone regardless of ages, shapes, and gender. She does great at home with people coming and going, and really seems to love everyone she meets. She’s friendly and outgoing when she’s out and about too. Big Min loves outings and trips to the hardware store, and is always well behaved when meeting new people. Minnie’s great disposition with people could win anyone over! She's a total social butterfly. 

In fact, her tail begins to wag just at the sight of people before they even get close. She’s often disappointed that every human she passes on a walk doesn’t stop to pet her or acknowledge her happy butt wagging. Lol!


Behavior with children:  

Minnie displays the same behavior with kiddos. She may actually get even more excited to see them! While in foster care, we were told that she was always gentle when taking treats from little ones and didn't mind sharing her toys. Minnie gets an A+ when it comes to greetings. She doesn’t jump up, although you should be mindful of her happy tail!  


Behavior with other dogs:  

Understandably, Big Minnie is highly reactive to other dogs, especially since in her past she was put in a position to defend herself in the streets. She must be an only pet and her future home should not share a fence with other dogs.


Minnie’s foster dad was taking her on daily walks and told us that she has great leash manners when there weren’t any other dogs around. Her owner must be vigilant and aware of their surroundings and avoid encounters with other animals. Minnie can pass other dogs at a distance, but the leash handler must maintain strong control. It is recommended that Big Minnie only be handled by breed savvy adults when she’s not secured inside.

While this seems like a lot of stipulations for the adoption of a dog, Big Minnie makes up for it with her rock-solid temperament when it comes to behavior with humans. She might not be great with other dogs, but her love for people is strong enough for 10. She is worth the vigilance and discipline needed to keep her and other pets safe. 

Behavior with other animals:  

Minnie’s not a fan of any animals, not just other dogs. She has a high prey drive and thinks her loved-ones and environment should be guarded against all 4-legged creatures! We can’t stress enough that Minnie must be the only pet in her forever home. Afterall, such a great girl who is so loving and devoted to her people deserves to be the center of attention.


Minnie is very smart and eager to please. She’s naturally well-behaved and has great house manners. No crates for this gal! They are not a safe space for her and cause unnecessary stress. Since she’s housebroken and non-destructive, leaving her free to roam the house works just fine (if she ever gets out of her dog bed!) 😂

Minnie is food-motivated and responsive to commands. She has mastered "sit" and "shake" with both paws 🙌

Best Attribute:

Big Minnie has the sweetest pittie smile and the cutest little black ears, but the best thing about her is her love of people and how easy going she is. Outside of her dislike for other pets, she’s seriously easy breezy! All this girl needs is a chance with someone who will not set her up to fail again. You can see in Minnie’s eyes that she wants nothing more than to cuddle up next to her person, get loved on and give you her heart. 

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

Information updated on 0/0/2024

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