Freddy-The-Ferret is a fun-loving character in the Barnyard franchise, who became vegetarian so he would not eat his friends. He is one of Otis' best friends. Freddy is very kind and willing to do anything for his friends.
Freddy was living the good life with his family when his mom became seriously ill. No longer able to care for him subsequently and to give him the attention and exercise he deserved, the heartbreaking decision was made to find him a new home.
Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Pit B ull
Age: 3-5 yrs
Weight: 50-60 lbs
Color: Brownish red
Physically, Freddy is healthy and ready for adoption. Mentally, Freddy has been unsurprisingly struggling with his new situation. Becoming suddenly homeless after being in a home for so many years is a hard pill to swallow. We are currently helping him cope with a low dosage of antidepressant. Just enough to bring him a little comfort while he awaits for a new family. It's helping and he is starting to accept his fate and become better resolved in waiting patiently.
Deep red coat, medium size and very athletic. Cute ears and bright eyes. And look at that smile!
At MPR shelter, but he would MUCH rather be home! He's doing his very best to keep his chin up though. Freddy loves to spend time with people, so going back in the kennel area after leaving the playroom is not his favorite thing but he tries to deal with it as best as he can. He needs a little time to adapt but he's making progress. Unlike dogs that come to us from a difficult situation and see the shelter as a golden palace, Freddy deeply misses having a real home and a loving family. Despite his struggle, he is well behaved in his kennel, keeps it clean and doesn't destroy his bedding.
UPDATE: Freddy was transferred to a foster home in September and is doing MUCH better. Foster dad reports no issues and Freddy appears very relieved to be in a home instead of a homeless shelter.
Freddy is fostered in a home with a single adult and no other pets. He is in a somewhat urban area near the River Market, in a home with no fenced yard. He goes on walks with foster dad a few times a day and has been doing wonderful in this environment. He is crated when home alone and proving to be very well-behaved in the house.
Fun-loving, playful and cuddly. Freddy offers a great combination of energetic player and cuddly couch-potato. He does benefit from a large fenced yard for zoomies but could also be a great partner for long walks or short jogs.
Please note that Freddy is very athletic and has been known to escape a yard with a low fence. He needs supervision when outside. We are not opposed to placing him in a home without a fence at all, if his new family takes him on at least one leashed walk every day and out for his business 2-3 more times.
Freddy is smart, sharp and a great learner. He likes to be engaged and participate in family activities. He has a well-balanced personality and stable disposition.
Behavior with people:
Freddy is very people-friendly. A little needy for attention right now, but probably because he's not used to being unwanted. Our volunteers at the shelter have given us great reports of their interactions with him and have had only positive things to say about his personalty and attitude.
Behavior with children:
Freddy lived with children before losing his home. We were told that while he did well with the older kids, he was sometimes a little too enthusiastic for the little ones. The parents were able to keep him under control until mom became bedridden and dad had to work extra hours to handle medical bills.
Freddy likes his toys and we are currently working on him being a little protective. While toddlers might not be ideal, we think a home with older kids or teenagers would be great for this fun-loving boy. He loves to be in the middle of the action with everyone.
Behavior with other dogs:
Freddy was an only pet and only met a dog or two in his life. We aren't sure if he could share a home with a compatible female but we know that he had no issue being the only 4-legged kid in the house.
Behavior with other animals:
No cats please.
He's pretty smart and used to home-life. He seems house-broken and very well crate-trained. He knows basic commands.
Freddy is trying so hard to be a trouper right now but he needs to be back in a home ASAP. He went from living the life with a big family with kids, to being homeless in a dog shelter. That's not a great experience for a dog at all. Still, he's doing the best he can to adapt to his new reality. Ultimately though, Freddy is a family dog and with a family is where he belongs!
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.