The Buttercup flower is said to represent joy, youth, purity, happiness and friendship. It can also mean playfulness, cheerfulness and sunshine, which reflect the bloom's happy appearance.
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.
This princess was found covered in gruesome wounds, emaciated and had a hole in her cheek that went into her gums, exposing the roots of her teeth. Ouch! 😢 She was taken to the local shelter in terrible condition. We have no idea what happened to her but it must have been awful. The wounds were consistent with animal bites, possibly a serious dog fight. We dont know the circumstances of this horrific ordeal and have no information regarding her past.
Adoption Fee: $175
Breed: American Bully
Age: 2-4 yrs
Weight: 40-50 lbs
The local shelter got Buttercup all patched up before she came into our program, and she is blossoming more and more every day. She still needs to gain a few pounds, but otherwise she is healthy and ready for adoption!
This girl is as cute as button! Buttercup is a low rider with a HUGE pumpkin head and silly front feet that kind of splayed outward. She has a beautiful fawn and white coat, and has some cute freckling on her nose. Her ears are so adorable, too! You could probably put a level on her head and her ears would be perfectly aligned. Butt-butt is low to the ground and on the small size, although stocky and big boned.
Current Living Situation:
Buttercup is fostered in a home with two human adults and one male doggy who is 9-years-old. She is crate trained and no trouble at all – She eats in her crate, stays in there when home alone, and sleeps in it at night too.
Her foster mom says that she does well in the house and that Buttercup only had two accidents while getting adjusted to her schedule.
Even being in immense pain with a hole in her cheek when she arrived at the local shelter, Buttercup took treats from the staff so gently, all while wagging her tail. She is so grateful to be in caring hands! Buttercup is very easy-going and well balanced.
Foster mom says that she is still learning manners with personal space. Buttercup likes to give kisses or get in your space when you’re eating. But if you eat at a table, she won’t beg and will lay down nearby. Buttercup loves attention and being close to her people on the couch while they watch TV. She doesn’t have much interest in toys, she just likes being next to you. 😊
Behavior with people:
Overall, Buttercup is a little bit reserved when meeting new people. Her foster parents have observed that it takes a small amount of time to warm up to some people and may take longer with others. She would do well in a house or apartment with low activity and not a lot of people coming and going.
Behavior with children:
Unknown. Since she is a little sensitive, we recommend a home with adults only. While she could possibly learn to live with her own family with children, having to constantly adapt to other kids coming and going might be a bit much for her. Right now, we think Buttercup might prefer a calm home with mature handling. If this changes we will update her bio.
Behavior with other dogs:
Buttercup shows some interest in the other dog in her home. They get along fine under strict supervision, but she has a rowdy play style that can be too much for some dogs. We won’t rule out homing her with a compatible dog, but we think she would most enjoy being the princess in her home – especially since she’s had some bad experiences with other dogs in her past.
Foster mom says she can get jealous and will butt in if her people are giving attention to the other dog in the household.
We believe she would thrive as an only pet and this might be the best situation for her. We are not ruling out a home with the right male partner but Buttercup will not be placed with another female dog.
Behavior with other animals:
She has shown a strong interest in squirrels and pulls a bit while on a leash, but she is easy to redirect.
Buttercup likes going on short walks (about two neighborhood blocks). Her foster mom says that she is very easy to handle on a leash.
Buttercup has little interest in toys, but she is very treat motivated which helps with training. Her foster parents are currently working on “down”, “leave it” and waiting before getting a treat.
Despite her past, Buttercup is not only tolerant, she is also very sweet and appreciative of this new lease on life. She is so easy going and simply loves hanging out with her people. As if this wasn't enough, she is the cutest little pumpkin head ready to bring a smile to everyone who meets her.
Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for their care.