Edward Cullen is a fictional character in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series. He is featured in the books Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn, and their corresponding film adaptations.
Edward and his little girlfriend Bella were found as strays and taken to the local pound. They were in bad condition, physically and mentally, and quite dejected at the time. Their situation was brought to MPR and we took on the challenge to turn their lives around.
Adoption Fee: $200
Breed: Pit Bull
Age: 2-3 yrs
Weight: 70-80 lbs
Color: Blue and White
Edward is heartworm positive and has begun treatment. He should be fully recovered by the end of summer.
Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for his care.
Edward was in bad shape when he first came to us. Worse than his friend Bella. He was very thin and covered in fresh and old wounds. He has since transformed into a real Don Juan. He's tall, angular, with a slender, yet muscular and well-proportioned build. He has a beautiful face with soft and loving, yet tormented eyes.
Very relieved to be in a safe place at MPR's shelter. Edward is still worried about his place in the world, but making tremendous progress. He has a ways to go before he's able to leave his nightmares behind and live a normal life, but he is decompressing a little more everyday.
This gorgeous dog was probably born a sweet and well-behaved gentleman but a life filled with neglect and abuse has sadly left its mark. He now needs to overcome his fears and insecurities and show his resilience. He's not out of the woods yet, but he's trying very hard and is consistently progressing.
Though Edward is very scared and can be skittish, he is calm and low-energy. We caught him "almost" get playful a few times but he stopped himself right away as if he thought he wasn't allowed to be happy. His behavior is heartbreaking but we are determined to help him get over his past and learn to smile again.
Socialization is addressed slowly, and one step at a time. He first had to learn to be comfortable "inside" the house. Then figure out how to maneuver doorways. Next Edward discovered the comfort of a dog-bed and cuddle time on the couch. Learning that the TV was not a dangerous monster in the wall took a bit of work.
This poor guy might have a tortured soul but he also has a huge heart full of love.
Behavior with people:
Despite his fears and distrust, Edward is super affectionate. It's a balancing act right now. We first worried he could take a wrong turn but he's proving his desire to connect instead. It will require time and an owner who has patience, experience and easiness with insecure dogs but we see his potential already.
Once Edward trusts you, he is a very affectionate dog, even clingy and desperate for love. He warmed up to women a little faster but has made a ton of male friends now and enjoys affection from them just as much.
Edward loves to slowly follow you around in the yard and explore his environment while in the company of someone.
Edward must have been deprived of food before and has developed inappropriate resource guarding behaviors when fed in his kennel. We now hand-feed him in a room instead and he's making huge progress.
Edward is not a dog for everyone. He's what we call a "rehab-project" but we are hopeful that he's not a lost cause. This dog is so full of love but overcoming his hard life will take some time. We are hopeful that someone will see the love in his eyes and be willing to give him a chance to learn that the world is not a bad place when you are loved.
Behavior with children:
Edward will not be placed in a home with children. Adults only!
Behavior with other dogs:
He loves Bella, but she pesters him. Trying to make her stop scares him and impinges our efforts to help him trust people. As of now, we believe he is improving better when he's not with her.
We also believe he most likely had a few bad experiences with other dogs. He had a lot of what looks like fighting wounds when he came to us. Edward will not be placed with another dog, unless someone wants to give him and Bella a chance together. In such case, there will be certain guidelines to follow to ensure both dogs continue their positive development.
Behavior with other animals:
We are focusing on socialization with people and new environments right now. Edward keeps his kennel clean and uses the doggy-door to potty in his outside run if needed.
Edward is a very loving dog who was never given a chance to show his sweet nature before. It will take time to overcome all his fear but he is as determined as we are. We can't wait to see him become a stable and trusting companion.
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.