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Hyacinth is an amazing ballet dancer from Fantasia. But if you attempt ballet lifts with her, never underestimate her weight, she is a hippo after all!

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 remarkable beauty came into the city pound as a stray and was never claimed. We are baffled because she looked well cared for and healthy upon arrival. We have no clue why someone would leave her behind. Her past is unknown to us and we have no info regarding her previous life. 

Adoption Fee: $150 
Breed: Amstaff Mix
Sex: Female
Age: 2-5 yrs
Weight: 80-90 lbs

Health Condition:

Healthy and ready for adoption.

Physical Description:  

Cleverly named after a hippo, this gorgeous lady is strong and big boned. She might have a bit of American Bulldog in her heritage, as she quite large for a female. Her shiny blue fur is soft like cashmere and great for cuddling. 


Current Living Situation:  

Hyacinth currently lives at MPR shelter and is not causing any problems in her kennel. She adapted like a pro and seems very content with her situation. She never complains, has been non-destructive in her kennel and keeps it clean. A very polite guest.



While she's a lady in her kennel, she can be a bit of a "bull-in-a-china-shop" when out in a playroom. Nothing overly crazy but she's definitely a happy hippo when it comes to greetings, playing, and invading personal space. We are working on teaching her better manners and she is learning. We will post more info as we get to know her better. 

Behavior with people: 

SUPER friendly. In fact, her colossal enthusiasm for attention can sometime get the best of her. She needs training, leadership, and structure, but we see amazing potential in her. 

Volunteers describe her as playful, loving, and very people-oriented. 


Behavior with children:  

Unknown. While we don't think Hyacinth has any malice, and she's pretty much just a big kid at heart herself, she doesn't always realize how strong she is. We are working on teaching her not to jump on people but we're not there yet. She's just too happy for her own good right now, and could overwhelm little kids with her big personality. 


Behavior with other dogs:  

We have little information but were told that she did well when she met a young friendly male during her brief stay at the city shelter. We believe Hyacinth could be a candidate for a home with a compatible doggy male companion, although she would do just as well as the only furry princess in the house. 


Behavior with other animals:  



This dog is green but eager to learn, for the most part. She's a bit like a class clown who has more fun playing in the schoolyard than learning, but at least they enjoy school, lol. Hyacinth is so eager to have a good time that positive training should go a long way with her. We think she has a ton of potential. Please note that she is very strong and leash-training is work in progress. 

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