Felix the Cat is a funny-animal cartoon character created in the silent film era. The anthropomorphic black cat with his black body, white eyes, and giant grin, coupled with the surrealism of the situations in which his cartoons place him, make Felix one of the most recognized cartoon characters in film history. The name Felix means "happy"...
We're not sure what happened to Felix before his rescue, but it definitely doesn't seem like a good time. This poor guy obviously had a hard life, which he is very eager to leave behind. He is now soaking up love and discovering that life can be wonderful when you are well cared for.
Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Pit Bull
Age: 1 to 3
Weight: 50 to 60
Color: White/Black patches
Good with dogs: N/A
Good with cats: N/A
Felix was emaciated, infested in parasites and heartworm positive when he came into our program. We got him back in shape in no time and he received his heartworm treatment in early June. He will be free of the disease by the end of July (Following the 6 weeks of rest protocol required for a successful treatment). Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for his care. Felix could also use a loving foster home where he can recover without stress during his treatment.
Currently at MPR shelter, Felix is doing awesome. The charming boy obviously enjoys the comfort and thinks he's won the jackpot. Imagine how thrilled he will be when he finally gets the chance to live in a real loving home with a family of his own? We believe his life with MPR is the first pleasant experience he’s ever had and he couldn’t be any happier. Because he’s never known anything good before, he is very easy to please.
Felix is great in his kennel. Keeps it clean and has learned to use the doggy-door to potty in the outside part. He is one of the easier in his kennel, never acting out or being needed. He just waits patiently for his turn to spend time with the volunteers. He’s also great in the yard and hasn’t tried to jump the chain link fence.
Adorable personality. Playful, silly, very happy. He has the most irresistible grin. It sure didn’t take him long to learn that no one has any intention of mistreating him again. He is so relieved to finally be able to have fun with people. It's obvious he waited all his life to be himself.
Felix has a well-balanced disposition; not dominant but not a push over either. He's right in the middle where he should be. Same Thing with his level of energy, though he still has a lot of puppy play in him. He's a smart guy and he is learning boundaries. His newly found happiness gets in a way of perfect manners sometimes, but we can't blame him. He just needs to get used to the idea that life will only get better for now on, and he will become better at focusing. He is eager to please.
Behavior with people:
Very friendly and very eager to make friends. Felix just can't get enough interaction with people, something we believe he never had much before, if any at all. Needless to say, he's a little pushy with his need for contact right now, but he's learning to become a normal companion. We don't see anything wrong with his current behavior. He's following the normal steps that neglected dogs go through when they are finally being well-cared for and able to enjoy positive human companionship.
Behavior with children:
Felix hasn't met young children yet but we don't see him having any issues. He’s been around a 12 yo girl and did well with her. We think he’s got great potential as family companion.
Behavior with other dogs:
No introduction to other pets during his recovery time for the heartworm disease. We will update his bio once he’s met other dogs. For now, Felix isn't reactive towards the dogs that walk by his kennel. He also pays them no attention when getting in and out of his. He is showing positive signs that living with a compatible female could be an option with propter introduction and supervision.
Behavior with other animals:
Felix seems housetrained. He's working on learning basic manners and we will work more on training once he completes his heartworm treatment. He is definitely a sharp boy and responsive.
That silly-happy grin for sure! But also, his joyful spirit, his love of people and his very positive outlook on life. Felix has had a rough go of things and he didn’t let that get him down. The brightness in his eyes, his obvious pleasure to be with people, all those traits make him a very endearing companion. A dog like him will be awesome at cheering you up after a long day at work 😊