When things get tough, get back up, dust yourself off and Cowboy Up. Pull your hat down tight and don't back down from what is right.
As soon as this comical little guy arrived at the city pound, the staff contacted us. They were totally smitten and we could see why when we met him. Pour guy obviously had a very hard life as a neglected outside dog, and was obviously ready to "cowboy-up" and move on to better things. He's with us now and we promised him he'll never have to look back!
ID Number: #
Adoption Fee: $135
Breed: Pit Bull/Bulldog
Age: 1-3 Years
Color: White and Tan
Good with dogs: Unknown
Good with cats: Unknown
Cowboy came to us underweight and malnourished. A few minor health issues were addressed and he is now back on his feet, proving us right when we believed there was a happy goofball inside there.
Cowboy is living the good life at MPR shelter and thriving. It's obvious he thinks shelter life is heaven compared to what he had before. He has a ball and seems ready to spend the rest of his life with us. Little does he know, we have something much better for him in mind; a REAL home of his own.
Cowboy is a funny-looking dog. He is bow-legged and has a long body, almost like a Basset. It's hard to keep a serious face when he's around. He was sad and dejected when he first came to us, but that didn’t last too long. He is now the happy-go-lucky boy was believe he was born to be. A total clown and goofball who doesn't take himself seriously. So much fun!
His level of energy is low to medium. He likes to goof around for a little while, play in the yard or with a toy inside and go on walks. He also loves to cuddle on the couch and be a couch potato. He's young so we can't say that he's lazy, but he is not a hyper dog by any means. He can be mildly rambunctious when very excited but that doesn’t last too long.
Behavior with people:
Very friendly and outgoing. He loves to be in the middle of the action with everyone. He's goofy at times; will make you laugh for sure. His personality fits the outfit. He looks funny and acts like a clown. He's probably going to be a hit wherever he goes.
Behavior with children:
Cowboy met children briefly at the shelter and fit right and in with them. He does get a little mouthy when he gets "too-happy-for-his-own-good" but we're working on it. Nothing out of control or malicious. Cowboy is just very green still, and learning all about the good life, including how to behave when a joyful moment overtakes him.
Behavior with other dogs:
Cowboy seems un-phased by the dogs kenneled next to him and has no reaction when they walk by him. He also pays no attention to them when he is walked to the play area. He just happily gallop to the playroom and is not interested in causing any trouble. Way more eager to spend time with people. We think he could live with a compatible female or would do well as an only pet.
Behavior with other animals:
We believe Cowboy had very little training, if any, when he came to us but he's learning. He figured out the doggy-door right away and keeps his kennel clean provided he has frequent access to outside. We are working on teaching good manners and he's learning. He might never turn into a circus dog despite being a clown (pun intended Lol), but we believe he has what it takes to become a fun-loving and well-fitting family companion.
His heart-shaped nose!!! We love it. Indeed, Cowboy's comical appearance is very endearing, but we have fallen for his inner charm too. We could have named him Romeo for sure. Cowboy is very easy to love and he has a ton of love to give in return. To meet him is to adore him!