A genie that grants 3 wishes, a loving, affectionate, forever best friend
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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 are genuine regarding what we know about them. For MPR, quality of our placements takes precedence over a quick turnaround.
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This incredibly good looking dog was found as a stray and taken to the local shelter before coming to MPR. We can't believe he was never claimed but he waited several weeks. Eventually a plea was made for his rescue and MPR welcomed him into our program. We don't have any information about his background or upbringing.
Adoption Fee: $200
Breed: Pit Bull/Pressa Mix
Sex: Neutered Male
Age: 1-3 yrs
Weight: 70-80 lbs
Kazaam seems to have had a rough life before escaping his bad situation. He was very thin upon arrival, close to emaciation. He now looks like a show dog. Kazaam is indeed healthy and ready for adoption.
Kazaam is stocky, muscular and athletic with a striking and unique copper brindle coat. He looks like a bronze Adonis. He has the most endearing underbite that makes his strong features a little softer. The pink marking on his snoot makes him even more special. When he looks up at you, his forehead gets those pittie wrinkles, and his beautiful brown/hazel eyes are curious and soulful. The dog's appearance is absolutely stunning and he turns heads everywhere he goes. Honestly, one of the most gorgeous dog to ever land in our program.
Current Living Situation:
Kazaam is learning how to be a good house companion at MPR shelter. He is mostly quiet and patient in his kennel but occasionally has barriere reactivity. We are working on de-escalating his strong temperament. It's obvious that he wasnt a well-cared for pet before and he has a ton of learning to do.
Kazaam keeps his kennel clean and seems to have the housebreaking concept down. He is given Afhang blankets instead of fleeces and that works for him. He does need to be supervised in a room or safely kept in a large crate when alone as he can be destructive.
The dog is a work in progress and progressing he is.
A happy guy with strong puppy energy. In fact, Kazaam's biggest issue at the moment is that he acts like a 12 weeks old puppy in the body of a two year old adult. He is jumpy and mouthy like an unruly pup, but doesn't understand how to control his strength and energy.
Kazaam obviously didn't have much structure throughout puppy-hood and our volunteers put him on an extensive training routine to curb his exuberance. He's improving but still needs strong leadership and very structured environment.
The dog is very smart and eager to please but still struggles to reach maturity and impulse control. He will need an owner ready to continue training with him, and who will not let his strong and passionate personality intimidate them.
Behavior with people:
Kazaam thinks new people are so exciting! He is outgoing and loves everyone he meets but again, struggles with control. He can be jumpy and mouthy and doesn't realise that his vitality is not always welcomed. Kazaam can be big lovebug after he gets his energy out but he requires a LOT of exercise, mentally and physically.
Behavior with children:
No kids! Kazaam is not ready to be in a home with kids and might never be. This dog requires a level of leadership maturity that children simply dont have.
Behavior with other dogs:
Kazaam was dog-tested at the city shelter before he came to our program and we were told he did well. That said, we believe he could have a hard time taking no for an answer when it comes to rough play with another dog. He would most likely quickly overwhelm a 4-legged companion and trigger a negative response. If that happens, he may not back-down. We do not recommend a home with other pets for this strong, unruly boy.
Behavior with other animals:
Unknown. We recommend a home as the only pet for Kazaam.
Kazaam is smart and mentally strong. He doesn't bend easily but he is eager to please and treat motivated. Volunteers have been working every day to train Kazaam and work through his stubbornness and reactivity. He's made great progress but we are not out of the woods.
Kazaam knows several commands such as "sit”, "place", "free/off", "shake", and we're working on "down".
Kazaam is good on the leash for the most part, and doesn't pull too much unless stimulated by another animal. He can be jumpy sometimes, but is responsive to a quick "sit" and treat reward.
While drop-dead gorgeous, Kazaam is not a dog for everyone. We are looking for someone who is self-assured and has substantial experience with strong powerful dogs. The dog needs a very structured environment, as well as confident and positive leadership. He might be overwhelming for someone who is easily intimidated by robust and impulsive dogs. In the right hands however, he has the potential to become an amazing companion. Physically he's a masterpiece, there's no doubt about that. He now needs someone willing and able to let his inner beauty shine with patience and training skills.
Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for their care.