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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 will be honest regarding what we know about them. For MPR, quality of adoptions takes precedence over a quick turnaround.
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GQ was given his name because of his amazing good looks. He sure could be a coverboy. This striking boy lost his home after a tragic ordeal involving a mule. He was placed in the wrong situation by his previous family and set to fail. The mule and him paid the price. The family immediately got rid of him after the incident. The poor boy is completely heartbroken.
Adoption Fee: $ 200
Breed: Pit Bull/Am Staff
Healthy and ready for adoption.
Yes, he IS as gorgeous in person as he is on the pictures. Nuff said!
Current Living Situation:
This boy is completely heartbroken at MPR's shelter and doesn't understand why his family is not coming back for him. He's been with us since early December and is struggling with his loss, big time. We're doing what we can to cheer him up but his ordeal is very hard on him. All our volunteers are reporting on how sad he is. Hopefully he won't have to wait too long for the right home. He does need someone who understands that he is a Pit Bull Terrier tho, not a big headed-Lab.
There's a very sweet boy in there, outgoing and well-adjusted but right now he's too overwhelmed by his abandonment to show much of his happy-go-lucky personality. We do believe it's in there tho.
His previous family told us that GQ went everywhere with his owner and was a great breed ambassador. Always happy to strut his stuff and meet people, he was a star at Bass pro, Tractor Supply and any other businesses that allow pets inside. He loved the attention and was very well mannered with everyone he met per their account.
We have personally noticed that GQ behaves well on leash as long as he doesn't see other animals. He is highly reactive at the sight of other pets, squirrels, rabbits, etc.
GQ's energy level is a little more on the low side but he is not lazy by any means. Just chill and easy-going.
He doesn't have an overly dominant personality but he's not a pushover. He seems very well balanced and acts like a great representant of the breed.
Behavior with people:
Adoring of his loved-ones and comfortable with strangers. We are still getting to know him but so far, we dont have anything bad to say about his temperament with people. He seems very people-oriented and to eagerly enjoy human company.
Behavior with children:
GQ requires responsible ownership and will only be placed in a home with adults.
Behavior with other dogs:
While GQ lived with 4 other dogs, we will not place him in a multiple pet home. When it comes to bully breeds, this is just asking for long-term problems. We might consider a home with a compatible female if the owners understand the breed and know how to assure diligent supervision and management.
Note that GQ has shown signs of aggression towards the dogs kenneled next to him at the shelter, male and female. We believe that his best chance to succeed as companion would be as an only pet.
Behavior with other animals:
We were told by his previous owner that GQ lived in a home with a cat and had no issue with it. However, we later received conflicting information from other family members and were told that GQ wasn't good with cats at all. We have decided that for everyone's safety, GQ will not be placed in a home with small animals.
Note that GQ lived on a hobby-farm with goats, cows and a mule. His family let him mingle with all the animals, unsupervised and as he pleased. GQ did well in that environment for two years. Then one day there was a serious altercation with the mule. No one saw how it happened. The mule ended up severely injured and had to be euthanized. GQ lost his home.
GQ appears to have basic training and good house manners. He keeps his kennel clean at the shelter and is not destructive. We dont know if he is crate-trained. He does seem to have separation anxiety and whines when in his kennel and he knows people are at the shelter and he is not out with them. Otherwise, the dog seems to be a well-behaved gentleman.
Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for their care.