Fiona

Fiona is introduced as a beautiful princess placed under a curse that transforms her into an ogre nightly.
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Background Info:

Shrek and Fiona were found together as strays. Our best guess is that they were dumped together. We believe Fiona might be Shrek's mother. Both dogs were in very bad shape at the time and received medical care upon arrival. They are now on the road to recovery, very grateful to finally be receiving all the love and good care they craved so much. 

Adoption Fee: $150
Breed:  Pit Bull
Sex:  Female
Age:  5+
Weight 70-80 lbs:  
Color:  Fawn

Health Condition:

Fiona is doing much better now but a long life of neglect, possible abuse and being overly bred has left its marks. She doesn't have the best hips, but is functioning relatively well despite it. The main issue is that she is not great with stairs, at least not a lot of stairs. She can do a few steps. She has mild arthritis that might worsen in time but for now, is not causing her serious problems. She should receive joint supplement for the rest of her life and will eventually be a candidate for pain management.

Before her escape, Fiona might have been kept in a small cage with a rough and unsanitary surface. As a result, she needs to have a few calluses removed. She also needs a dental. 

 

HELP NEEDED! Fiona is not the only one. The beginning of the year has brought a ton of costly medical cases to MPR and we are struggling. We are currently engaged in a fund raising campaign to replenish our medical fund. We could use all the help we can get in order to continue providing essential medical care to the dogs in our care. 

 

Even if you can’t adopt Miss Fiona, you can still help by donating for her care. 

 

Physical Description:  

She's undeniably gorgeous and impressive looking. A little overly developed but its probably what the breeder wanted. It looks good but her massive shape will most likely contribute to joint pain later in life. Please keep this in mind if applying for her. 

 

Living Situation:  

Fiona is currently fostered in a home with 2 adults, 4 kids ages 9 and up, and an young male Pit Bull. The family initially planned on adopting her and they adore her. Sadly, Fiona is struggling with the numerous stairs in the 4 story home and having a hard time tolerating the young male dog. The family has decided to put her needs first and concluded their home is not ideal for Fiona. It's a difficult decision for them as they truly believe she is a wonderful dog, but a home as an only pet is preferred, and definitly less stairs. 

While in foster care, Fiona is kept in the finished walk-out basement when the adults aren't home and has been no trouble at all. 

 

Personality:   

She's a very sweet girl, loving and forgiving. She has low energy and prefers the couch-potato life to an active lifestyle. 

Fiona is a little insecure and needs patient ownership to help her trust. She shows signs of abuse and easily cowers if you make a wrong move next to he. She is however, doing her very best to put her past behind her. She wants to love and be loved but still remembers the time she was not allowed to. 

Behavior with people: 

She loves people but is a little unsure. Nothing abnormal considering her past. Everyday she makes progress. She's never shown any sign of aggression. Just apprehension and insecurity. Once she knows someone doesn't have bad intentions towards her, she's an angel of love. She is very cuddly and affectionate. 

 

Behavior with children:  

Fiona would do best in a home with adults or older kids. Because she is so sensitive, she needs compassionate care with humans old enough to understand her hesitations and be able to reassure her. She startles easily. Loud noises and screams make nervous. For her sake, we will not place her in a home with young children and toddlers. 

 

Behavior with other dogs:  

Fiona would shine ever so brightly being the only pet in the home and soaking up all the love for herself. While she can share her home with another male dog, she is not fond of canine company. Possibly because she had so many puppies in her life, including one who stuck a little too long, she's not overly tolerant now. 

Fiona and Shrek are no longer together but they are still both available for adoption. He misses her but we dont think she misses him too much.... They can be placed together or separability. If ever someone would like to adopt them together, we will discus her need for quiet time alone and how to properly manage the dogs' interactions to prevent conflicts. 

 

Behavior with other animals:  

Unknown

Training: 

She has the essential down, House trained and crate trained. She knows some basic commands. She is very eager to please and on the submissive side.

Best Attribute:   

Her resilience and forgiveness, no doubt. She's gorgeous too but her beauty is causing her aches and pain so its a double edge sword. We think what is really the most beautiful about her, is her heart. 

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.

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