Big Minnie

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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. 

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. 

 

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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.

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 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
Sex: Female
Age: 2-4 yo
Weight: 60-70 lbs

Health Condition:

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

Physical Description:  

Beautiful, mostly black medium sized build with an adorable white face. 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 is being a good girl at MPR shelter. She's interested in what's going on around her but well behaved in her kennel. She keeps her little den clean & neat, and hasn't been a blanket shredder. She occasionally barks but nothing out of control, and doesn't participate in shelter chaos. When out for her turn, Minnie is the happiest girl! She loves spending time with the volunteers, playing with toys and going on walks. She's a dream on leash. 

Personality:   

Minnie is a sweet, friendly, and playful girl. She LOVES toys and always goes for the toy basket first thing when she gets out for her turn. Sometimes she'll even try to bury one in the yard (maybe toys were not always around before? 🙁) 


During her walks at the shelter our volunteers report that Minnie is amazing on a leash - little to no pulling at all, and very eager to please. They tell us that when they 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."

A note from a volunteer: "Minnie has been nothing but sweet and playful during my shifts at the shelter. She plays well with a stuffy and doesn't react negatively when I take it away or play tug with her. When I leave her alone for a few minutes while tending to her kennel, she is not destructive or barky. She entertains herself just fine."

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. 

 

Behavior with children:  

Unknown. She hasn't been around kids since being with us. While we think that Minnie would be great in a home with older children, preferably at least teenager age, she does require responsible ownership and needs to be managed by mature individuals with good common sense and positive leadership. 

 

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 pities do behave like Labradors, many of them are at best selective when it comes to other dogs and require proper introductions and intelligent management. 

Big Minnie 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:  

Unknown but a home with cats is not recommended. 

Training: 

Minnie is very smart and eager to please! We believe training will be a breeze. She seems naturally well-behaved and has great house manners at our home-like shelter environment. We don't know if she is crate-trained, but she really is no trouble at all. She would probably be fine loose in the house while owners are away since she seems non destructive and appears housebroken. 

Best Attribute:

Big Minnie has the sweetest pittie smile and the cutest little black ears, but the best thing about her is 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 really 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. 

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