"Don't quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can't see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It's the one that makes the sweetest sound". ~ Simon Sinek
We have no background info on Drumbeat. We believe he was found as a stray and taken to the local pound where the staff told us about him. Upon meeting, we were charmed by his innocent face and clumsy way. He's a Romeo in the making!
Healthy and ready for his forever home!
Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Pit Bull mix
Age: 1 - 3 yo
Color: Blue Fawn Liver
Drumbeat is living at MPR's shelter. He has been getting used to life at the shelter and does his very best to be a good sport about his situation. Life could be worse and we think he knows it.
Drumbeat loves laying in the sun, loves being outside and running in the yard. He doesn't attempt to jump the fence, even at low points, but is never left outside unsupervised.
Drum arrived to us as an unruly teenager but is starting to mature into a better behaved dog. He is currently enrolled in dog-training classes to help improve his attention level and develop obedience skills.
UPDATE: Drumbeat is in the process of being transferred to foster care. more info soon.
Drumbeat has what it takes to become a Don Juan. Looks and charm, He can be very happy and outgoing, even a little boisterous at times, but he's also somewhat reserved when meeting certain people, especially men. It doesn't last though. He's actually quite fond of our male volunteers once he knows them. Drumbeat thrives on leadership and loves knowing someone is in charge.
We think a home with someone who has strong but positive leadership would be ideal for him. You can see his demeanor change from unruly to sweet and smitten when he recognizes governance and is provided with structure.
Drumbeat's level of energy is medium. He is not hyper by any means, but if you are willing to play, he's definitely on board. He loves toys and if you don’t have one available, he’ll make one. He even makes a game out of the toy by tossing it and chasing after it. We're pretty sure he intentionally keeps ‘losing’ his toy under the couch for the challenge of retrieving it.
Drumbeat also has a very chill side and he loves nothing more than sit on a lawn chair on the deck and sunbathe.
Drumb loves car rides and is well behaved in a vehicle. Our volunteers take him on a lot of public outings.
Behavior with people:
Most of the time Drumbeat is easy-going and likes to go with the flow. He enjoys attention but is not needy. If you dont have time for him, he'll find a toy to occupy himself. Invite him to cuddle and he's totally on board with the idea.
Drumbeat might try to test boundaries with those he perceives as too docile. He doesn't have malice but a need for leadership. He adores people with a more dominant personalty but can be a little "pushy" if someone is a bit of a push-over.
Overall, Drumbeat is a happy-go-lucky dude who does great with routine and consistency. We think he would be just as happy with a large family or with a single person provided he receives the adequate leadership he craves.
Behavior with children:
Drumbeat hasn't been around small children since being with us. We think he would do well in a home with older kids, preferably teenager age, provided they have the maturity to deal with a dominant dog. No small kids for Drumbeat. He's not aggressive but he will take advantage if there's room for it.
Drum hasn’t shown any food or toy aggression. He is usually willing to give up what’s in his mouth and loves to get a new toy in exchange. While he is energetic, he's also pretty easy-going and adapts well to everyone's moods as long as they dont let him run the show.
Behavior with other dogs:
Drumbeat was introduced to other dogs and does ok. He's pushy with them but not aggressive. He might do well with a compatible and very tolerant female but he will not be placed with another male dog. We think Drumbeat would do better as an only pet.
Behavior with other animals:
One of our volunteers brings him to her home a couple times a week and she has cats. Their interaction is so-so at best. Drumb most likely would do best in a home without cats.
Drumbeat seems crate trained and has no anxiety issues with the crate. A treat offering gets him to go right in. He’ll randomly go in and out of crate on his own if its opened. At night, he goes quietly to sleep and will not make a peep the entire night. He also has made it through each night with no accidents.
Drumbeat walks well with a Weiss Walkie leash but pulls with a regular leash. He can go whatever pace you want him too and is not a crazy puller.
He was unsure about going on outings when he first came to us but has since realized that discovering the world can be fun. With a little practice he might even become as great running partner.
Drumbeat is enrolled in obedience classes and his handler says he has quickly become the teacher's pet. Despite being a little bit of the class clown, he's also a very charming boy and its not hard to fall for him.
Drumbeat is a gorgeous looking blue-fawn boy who's actually becoming stunning with maturity. He went from a gangly teenager to this impressively beautiful adult. He's definitly a head turner. We are also noticing a great improvement in his personalty as he matures and his potential is commendable. We think that that in the right hands, this dog will make an awesome companion that will make his owner proud.