Boomer is a friendly and huggable narcoleptic blue bear who greets people and tests rides at Wonderland.
Boomer was taken into the city shelter as a stray by a member of the public. We have no other background information on him. His situation was brought to our attention because he had a bad case of entropion in each eye that blinded him and he needed immediate medical care... And also because he's an ADORABLE huggable Teddy bear!
Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Pit Bull/Amstaff
Sex: N Male
Age: 2 to 4
Weight: 75 to 85 Lbs
Color: Dark Blue
Immediately upon his rescue in January 2020, Boomer had entropic eye surgery on all 4 lids. His case was so severe that he was unable to open his eyes, and was therefore blinded by this painful condition.
Entropion is a dysfunction of your pet's eyelid, which causes the eyelid to roll into the eye. If left untreated, entropion can lead to corneal scarring, erosion, ulceration, and eventually blindness. The condition is very painful, and prompt veterinary care is recommended to preserve vision. The prognosis for the surgical correction of entropion is generally good. Most dogs enjoy a pain-free normal life after surgery. If the condition is treated later and corneal scarring has occurred, there may be permanent irreversible visual deficits.
In Boomer's case, we are happy to report that the surgery was a success and his ordeal left no visual impairment. He is now looking at life with bright new eyes and loving every minute of it.
Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for his care.
MPR has recently rescued several dogs plagued with costly and debilitating medical conditions and our medical fund is depleted. We'd hate to be forced to turn down awesome dogs like Boomer, who simply need a basic medical procedure in order to live a good life. We can only rely on the help from our supporters and hope financial assistance will be provided. MPR operates solely with volunteers and receives no government funding.
Big boned, beefy, stocky and very muscular boy. A show stopper! Dark blue with natural ears and a friendly face. Boomer is very impressive and impossible to resist. He's the definition of a blockhead, and as handsome as they come!
Boomer is currently housed in a studio apartment with a young woman. Since there is no fenced yard, he is taken out on a leash to relieve himself several times a day. He does very well on leash, minus occasional urges to pull that can easily be corrected.
When on walks he shows interest towards other dogs, but nothing out of control.
Boomer does well in the car and is very well behaved on outings.
At night and while foster mom is away, he is kept in his kennel with no complaints or issues. It's possible he would do well loose in the house as well since he is not destructive and very much just a big couch potato.
Although he does great in an apartment setting, he might enjoy a larger space with a big fenced yard to get out his occasional zoomies. Overall though, he's not hard to please and will adapt to any life style.
Boomer is a sweet boy who would happily sit at a window all day, watching the cars go by and taking in his world. He has taken great pleasure in sightseeing since recovering his vision.
Boomer happily enjoys a walk and a little bit of play time to get his zoomies out but afterwards he loves to nap and hang out with his person on the couch. While he is a lively dog when the time is right, he's also very much a couch potato. He is however, very strong and his powerful stature should not be underestimated.
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Behavior with people:
Boomer is very people-friendly; not a mean bone in this big guy! He does well with meeting new people, but might occasionally jump-up while greeting friends. Foster mom is working on training and teaching him which behaviors are ok and which ones are inappropriate. He's soaking it up!
Behavior with children:
Boomer is a big huggable Teddy-bear, but can also be a bit of a bulldozer. He doesn't mean any harm, but isn't fully aware of his size and strength yet, which can be a little overwhelming. As of now, we think he would do well with older children, but might be a little too much dog for small kids and toddlers.
Behavior with other dogs:
Boomer was briefly introduced to a female dog and seemed a little uneasy. Keep in mind that until recently, he didn't see very well, so was rather guarded around other dogs.
When going on walks with foster mom he is a little reactive towards small animals, including little dogs, but calmer around dogs closer to his size. He could possibly be placed with a compatible female, but we believe a home as the only pet would be ideal for him. He's much more of a people-dog than a dog-dog.
Behavior with other animals:
Boomer appears to have somewhat of a high prey-drive, and would do best in a house without small animals.
Boomer is for the most part housebroken. He may have the occasional accident when introduced to a new environment, but is doing well! He is also crate-trained and no trouble at all.
As for tricks, he only knows sit, but working on other basic commands.
Boomer is a little mouthy, but not in a mean way. He is very responsive and quickly learning that using his mouth to establish a connection with people might make sense to him, but humans aren't fond of it. Since he is eager to please he's making great efforts to learn our ways.
Boomer is an all-around great dog who wants nothing more than to hang-out with his person on the couch. Not only is he is a big lovable-goof with a heart of gold, but his impressive appearance is very attractive too. This dog has it all!
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 react under all circumstances and situations.