Canella; cinnamon in french. A spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species. Canella represents stability, soothing warmth and is associated with fire and sun. 


Background Info:


We found this beauty in pretty bad shape but trying to be a trouper in an overcrowded local pound. Her unique appearance captured our attention but her fun-loving personalty won our heart. 

Adoption Fee: $150
Breed:  Pit Bull Mix
Sex:  Female
Age:  1-3 yrs
Weight:  65 to 75 lbs
Color:  Tri color fawn

Health Condition:

Canella has a sensitive stomach. Her digestive track is easily managed with a little Benefiber supplement sprinkled onto her food. Cheap and easy. Otherwise, she is healthy and ready for adoption. 


Physical Description:  

She's a beauty in person. You have to meet her as she is not very photogenic. She's actually a show stopper! Canella is big boned girl, close to 70 lbs and gaining.  Her tri-colored red fawn coat with copper reflections is amazing but hard to capture in pictures.  She sure is a head-turner!

Living Situation:  

Currently having a good time learning all about the good life at the MPR shelter.  Canella is a fun-loving girl with a big happy personality. Very much still a clumsy puppy. She's quite the funny lady and loves her toys.

Canella quickly figured out how to go in and out through the doggy door and uses her outside kennel to potty, keeping the inside clean. She actually prefers relieving herself in the yard and appears to be housebroken. 


Can-Can sometimes acts like a goofball in her kennel, but nothing problematic. Again, she's just an overgrown puppy who likes to have fun. 



Energetic, driven, and a happy goofy puppy. Canella is always in a good mood and ready for a good time. She loves her toys and has a very juvenile personality. We cant say that she is a typical couch potato but she is not a hyper dog by any means. She always finds ways to amuse herself and make us laugh. A real goober! 


As shown on pictures, she is particularly fond of the doggy pool. 

Canella thrives when her mind is engaged. While she does well in a crate when home alone, we recommend a large yard with a privacy fence for her as she gets easily stimulated and is very athletic.

Behavior with people: 

Very friendly and outgoing but she has a protective side. She is especially fond of women but warms up to men after a few minutes. She loves leadership and seeks cues from her handler.  Canella is an obedience-training star :-)  


Behavior with children:  

Unknown but she's big and energetic with a teenager personalty. She has a lot of happy drive, she could knock over a toddler without meaning too. As of now, we recommend a home with adults only for this very smart dog. 

Behavior with other dogs:  

Canella could possibly share a home with a compatible male via slow and proper introductions and with supervision. It would need to be a stoic dog able to keep up with her energy and enthusiasm for roughhousing, Owners would need to be very breed savvy and experienced with large powerful dogs. We believe Canella would do better as an only pet. 


Behavior with other animals:  

Unknown but probably not the best match for a home with cats.  



This girl has found her calling; obedience training! She's an ACE. Canella is currently enrolled in training school and is the best in her class. She's treat-motivated and very eager to please! Smart, playful, and very driven. She mastered the first part of her training class and had so much fun that we decided to expand her training and enrolled her in more advance classes. 

Canella has the drive, intelligence, and motivation to be a working dog. This is the dog who has the most fun in her at the training school and always impresses the teacher.

VIDEOS:  Canella knows left vs right!    |   Pit Bull Retriever? 

Best Attribute:   

Canella's training skills are as remarkable as her beautiful appearance.  She is SUPER SMART and eager to work! She loves to show off her tricks too! 

This dog needs a Bully Hero - Click here to help this sweetheart!
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Missouri Pit Bull Rescue, Post Office Box 300802, Kansas City, MO 64130

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