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The movie tells the story of a teenager who moves to a small town, where he attempts to overturn a ban on dancing.

Before applying for a dog, please take a moment to review our Adoption Information & Procedures


Some of the dogs in our program are adopted before we get to know them. Some stay longer but require several weeks to show their character. Some dogs receive additional evaluations and training by professionals if needed.

We work hard to provide as much information as possible, but the process is not perfect. Our goal is to give the dogs the best chance to stay in their home for the rest of their lives so we are genuine regarding what we know about them. For MPR, quality of our placements takes precedence over a quick turnaround.

We do our very best to update the dogs' bios as quickly as we can. In some cases, dogs are adopted before we are able to revise their listing. 


Please do not contact MPR via email or messenger to inquire about a dog’s personality and/or temperament, compatibility with other pets, etc. The volunteers in charge of replying to general requests are not the same as those handling and evaluating the dogs. They will not be able to answer your questions.

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 act or react under all circumstances and situations.

Background Info:


This big boy was picked up by Animal Services as a stray. He was found wandering around dragging a large chain. When he got to the local animal shelter he had all four legs, but two days before he was supposed to be transferred to MPR, it was noticed that his back foot looked very swollen and he was taken to the clinic. After weeks of trying different antibiotics and trying to treat him, it was decided that his leg needed to be amputated. 😔 Footloose may have lost a leg, but not his morale. 

Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Pit Bull MIx
Sex: Male
Age: 1-3 years
Weight: 75-85 pounds

Health Condition:

Footloose sadly had a leg amputated at the end of the summer, but it's all healed up. He is now perfectly healthy and ready for adoption.

Physical Description:  

"Footie" as we nicknamed him, might have Great Dane in him. It's hard to tell but he's a little taller than average and his head structure looks a little GD-like. He was very thin when he first came to us, but has nicely gained weight since. In fact, it's important to keep this gorgeous boy lean so he doesn't bear too much weight on his back end, having only one back leg.  Footloose is a beautiful dog with a gorgeous blue fawn coat. His body is muscular and well defined. A head-turner! 🤩

Current Living Situation:  

Footloose is staying at MPR shelter and doing awesome. We think this is a step-up in life and he seems to appreciate the comfort and good care. He has no complaints, thank you very much, lol!  Volunteers don't have anything bad to say about him either. Quite the opposite! He's a hit. 



We've been told that he's a bit "clingy," so if you are looking for an independent dog, he might not fit the bill. If you like a Velcro-dog though, Footie might be your man 😆

It's hard to believe this dog has endured so much hardship because Footie is always ready for a good time. He's super friendly, playful, and very outgoing. His level of energy is medium/high but he's not a spazz. He's just an enthusiastic dog who loves to "participate." And even if the "activity" is to cuddle on the couch to watch a movie, he'll be happy to participate in that too.  

Note that despite having only 3 legs, Footloose loves his daily zoomies in the yard. We call them "slow zoomies" as he can't quite get up to speed but the enthusiasm is there. His happy "butt-runs" are usually short lived and he's happy to end the session with a cuddle fest on the couch. 

Behavior with people: 

The good: Very friendly, affectionate, and devoted to his loved-ones. In fact, Footie has a ton of great qualities and he is a much loved dog at our facility. 


The bad: He ressource guards. Our volunteer are working on this undesirable behavior but Footloose came a little late in our program and the habit will take time to correct. The kind of training required to help him get over this trait is difficult to provide in a shelter environment run exclusively by volunteers, no matter how well intentioned everyone is. We are doing the best we can, but it will take time. 

We are hoping a very special home will come along for this dog and be willing to give him a chance. Someone who understands dog behaviors very well and specifically want to give a dog like a him a chance so he doesn't spend the rest of his life in a shelter.  We understand that he is not a dog for everyone. We can only hope there is someone for him out there who will not let his plight discourage them, but will want to help him instead. 


Behavior with children:  

No kids! Due to the resource guarding behavior explained above, Footloose will not be placed in a home with children or visiting kids. 


Behavior with other dogs:  

We were told that while at the local shelter, Footloose paired well with compatible females in playgroups. He has not interacted with other dogs while at MPR. It's possible his feelings and behavior towards other dogs could have changed after his leg was amputated, or he may love having a female companion to "lean on" as he adjusts to life as a tripod. 


Behavior with other animals:  

Our volunteers are noting a possible high prey drive during walks. A home with small animals is not recommended. 


Be aware that his disability doesn't prevent him from enjoying life. He loooooves to go on walks and is quite strong. We recommend training for this enthusiastic walker. He is however, great in the car 🚗👍

Best Attribute:

This dog is a wonderful source of inspiration and motivation. He has so many reasons to feel sorry for himself and yet, he smiles at life with all his heart & soul. He only has three legs but is always ready for a fun-time and to remind you: "Don't look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance!" 

Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for their care.

Information updated on 1/18/2024 VC

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