Minnie Mouse is a Walt Disney cartoon character. Generally speaking, Minnie is incredibly sweet, often tame, 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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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.
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 being confiscated by animal control and scheduled to be destroyed. She had been allowed to run unsupervised in the neighborhood and engaged in conflicts with other dogs. 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 friend with other dogs. As long as a dog has a solid disposition with people, they are welcomed in our program if we have room for them. All Minnie needs is a responsible owner, a structured environment, and a home as an only pet.
Adoption Fee: $125
Breed: Pit Bull
Age: 2-4 yo
Weight: 60-70 lbs
No medical concerns. Minnie is a healthy lady and ready for adoption.
Beautiful, 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 though, 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 🐭😁
Current Living Situation:
Minnie was such a good girl at MPR shelter. She was interested in what was going on around her but well behaved in her kennel. She kept her little den clean and neat. She occasionally barked but nothing out of control, and she didn’t participate in shelter chaos. When out for her turn, Minnie was the happiest girl! She loved spending time with the volunteers, playing with toys, and going on walks.
Minnie has recently moved to a foster home where she is absolutely thriving. She now lives in a house with a fenced in yard. She shares her home with her foster dad and a 7-year-old child part-time. There aren’t any other pets in the house. Minnie is housebroken and can be trusted to be left loose in the house when home alone. She does great with people coming and going. At night she sleeps on a dog bed right outside of her crate. Minnie is a dream on a leash and goes on daily walks in the city.
Minnie is a sweet, friendly, and playful girl. She LOVES toys! When she was at the shelter, she would sometimes even try to bury one in the yard (maybe toys were not always around before? 🙁) In her foster home, Minnie’s love for toys persists and she is happy to lounge around and chew on them.
Behavior with people:
Since being in our program, Minnie has been wonderful around people. She really seems to love everyone she meets, and, in that aspect, her behavior is very standard of the breed. It is hard to fathom that she was scheduled to be euthanized because she is actually a great breed ambassador when it comes to her disposition towards people.
Foster dad says Minnie has been on several trips to the hardware store and has met many people without issue. She’s very outgoing and friendly with everyone and she is well behaved when greeting new people. Her foster has noticed that Minnie tends to prefer women but doesn’t have any problems meeting men. She just has some reservations about men approaching her with sunglasses on or a mask covering their face.
Behavior with children:
Minnie displays the same behavior when meeting children. She gets along great with her human foster sister. She’s gentle when taking treats and enjoys sharing her toys. The only issue so far has been explaining to the 7-year-old child that Minnie can’t sleep in her bed 😉
Minnie does require responsible ownership and needs to be managed by mature individuals with good common sense and positive leadership. She is very strong and should only be walked by kids that are teen-aged or older.
Behavior with other dogs:
This is where Minnie may seem to lose a few points, but she's actually not much different than many bully breed type dogs. She just comes from an irresponsible and uneducated environment that let her get in trouble. "Not getting along with other dogs" is a common trait with Pit Bull dogs. While there are exceptions and some pitties do behave like Labradors, many of them are selective at best when it comes to other dogs and require proper introductions and intelligent management.
Understandably, Big Minnie is reactive to other dogs after a lifetime of having to defend herself. She needs to be an only pet and will be much more successful that way. Her strength is her amazing temperament with people. She doesn't need doggy-friends to be happy.
Behavior with other animals:
Minnie has a very high prey drive. She must be the only pet in her furever home.
Minnie is very smart and eager to please! She’s naturally well-behaved and has great house manners. She is housebroken and goes the whole workday with any accidents. Minnie is food-motivated and is learning basic commands. When there are no other stimuli (other animals) around, she's super responsive to commands. Minnie continues to work on her response to other animals but can be redirected and controlled by a confident leader, and she gets rewarded with treats. We bet that additional training with her would be a breeze.
Minnie gets excited to go on walks and she is amazing on a leash - little to no pulling at all! When you stop walking, she stops as well with very little pressure on her leash.
A note from a volunteer: "I knelt down on the ground during our last walk, and she immediately came over to me unprompted and just sat next to me as if to say, "You want to rest? Ok, let's rest!" She just waited patiently by me until I got up and started walking again. I would describe her as very eager to please her person."
Big Minnie has the sweetest pittie smile and the cutest little black ears, but the best thing about her is her even-keeled temperament. She's playful but not rowdy or rambunctious. She's loving and super eager to please her person, but not clingy to the point of being overbearing. She has a well-rounded personality and a ton of potential as a loyal and well-behaved companion. All she needs is someone who understands the breed well and will not set her up to fail again.
Foster dad adds that you can see in Minnie’s eyes that she wants nothing more than to cuddle up next to her person and get loved on.
Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for their care.