Diddy Kong is a fictional character who appears in games belonging to the Donkey Kong and Mario video game franchises.
Diddy Kong was picked up as a stray by animal control after someone called in due to him being injured and emaciated. He was never claimed, which we believe is probably a good thing considering his condition at the time.
Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Pit Bull
Age: 1-3 yrs
Weight: 50-60 lbs
Color: Red Brindle
Diddy received medical care when he was rescued and has since nicely recovered. See his "before" pictures below. They tell the story of what nightmare he must have endured. He is now back on his feet, healthy and ready for adoption.
Kind of a little dude with soft fur and sweetest face. Diddy does have some scar tissue on the left side of his face due to a previous injury. It gives him a funny expression and ads to his charm. With his big bug eyes, wrinkly face and droopy lip, he's just about the cutest little clown in town.
When he came into the city shelter, the little guy only weighed 35 pounds and had a pretty significant lip injury. He has gained about 15 pounds since and had his lip fixed. His transformation was SPECTACULAR! We can hardy believe he's the same dog.
Diddy is fostered in a home with 2 adult humans and an adult Pit Bull. He gets along wonderfully with everyone.
Diddy is crated when no one is home and foster parents report no trouble at all with the crate. They let him sleep loose in the house at night and he doesn't cause any trouble.
There is a 4 foot picket fence in his foster home and Diddy has proven to be quite the little explorer. He's managed to escape the yard to go on a little adventure and meet the neighbors. His foster family now takes him out on a leash. They believe he might have found a way to go "under" the fence via a space between the ground and the wooden panels.
Because of his knack for exploration, we think this little guy would actually do well in a home without a fenced yard, but with owners who are looking for a dog to go on daily walks with. He should never be allowed outside loose, but he would do well as a walking partner.
Diddy is a silly boy. Foster mom calls him "Derp". It suits him.
Diddy's personality matches his comical appearance. He's quite the little clown. Very friendly, well balanced and comfortable with everyone he meets. Hard to believe, considering he might have suffered a lot of abuse at the hands of humans before. He's not the kind of dog to hold a grudge. He's actually full of love for life, outgoing and has a very positive spirit. Yet, he is easy-going and on the chill side.
Diddy loves to chew on his nylabone, sleep on the couch and play with his foster companion. He's super easy to please and knows a good thing when he has it.
Foster family reports that he's really into his food though (who would blame him after what he went through) and can counter surf. He just needs a little bit of time to learn that he will never starve again.
Overall, he is a goofy dude, easy to handle and even easier to love. A little stubborn at times, but he is food motivated so can be trained. He snores like a freight train when he is sleeping and he snorts when he eats. It is adorable.
Behavior with people:
Diddy loves people and likes to introduce himself to everyone he meets. He's a sociable guy, playful, cuddly, curious and personable.
Behavior with children:
Unknown. There are no children in his foster home. That said, we dont see a problem with placing him in a home with kids. He's not overly rambunctious, doesn't use his mouth inappropriately and is not nervous or shy. He has a young spirit and youthful personality. We think he'd fit right in with a family with kids.
Behavior with other dogs:
He likes to cuddle and wants to play with other dogs so badly. It's possible he had a bad experience with some dogs before but again, he seems to have been able to move on. He appears to be somewhat submissive and might do well with another playful female dog. He could be an only pet too, as he loves people so much and is very content in human's company.
Behavior with other animals:
There are no other animals in his foster home, other than an older dog. Diddy does appear to have a pretty good prey drive when it comes to the rabbits that frequent the backyard. A home without cats is recommended.
Diddy is house trained, crate trained and knows sit. He is a little stubborn but not defiant. We believe he can learn to be more obedient.
His snoring when he sleeps. And, when he sleeps, he changes positions about 20 times. He is the cutest little derp.
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.