King Louie is a rowdy orangutan who was crowned King of the Apes. With a laid-back, fun-loving nature, Louie is a jovial member of the jungle.
We don't have any info on King Louie's background. We were surprised to find such a cute and fun-loving boy at the pound, but there he was. The staff had made a plea for him and we could tell why the minute we met him
Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: French Mastiff/Pit mix
Age: 10-24 mths
Weight: 50-60 lbs growing)
Color: Red and White
Good with dogs: Unknown
Good with cats: No
King Louie is healthy, neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations and ready for his new forever home.
King Louie is currently housed at MPR shelter. Though he likes to rearrange his bedding and move his bowls around, he doesn't have any accident inside his kennel. Louie has figured out how to use the doggie door to do his business and he lets himself out when needed.
Louie is patient and quiet in his kennel for the most part. He sometimes gets a little vocal when other dogs are fed before him but it doesn't last long. He just wants to make sure no one will forget about him when it's feeding time. He sure loves his food.
Louie is quite the character. An overgrown puppy who loves to play and goof around. Though he is energetic when he comes out of his kennel, he settles after a few minutes of playing and shows his cuddly side.
Be aware that King Louie doesn’t always understand personal space (what pit bull does?) and see no problem in trying to plop his 60 Lbs self on your lap or rest his big head on your shoulder.
This good looking dog is a fun-loving guy who loves attention and interaction. If no one has time for him, he has no problem amusing himself with his toys. He’s basically a giant puppy with a teddy-bear heart. He’s still learning how big he is and doesn’t always have control of his body. He is a clumsy dude with a knack for comedy but we think he will mature into a loving and easygoing companion..
Behavior with people:
Louie loves people and everyone is his new best friend. He is comfortable with men or women alike and never seems aloof or standoffish with anyone. In fact, he might not be a very good guard dog, although he will bark if there's something unusual around the property.
Overall, the dog is super friendly and thinks everyone is a long lost friend.
Behavior with children:
Though he has no malice, Louie is still learning about his size and might do best with older kids for the time being. He's a big kid himself so we bet he'd love a home where he could be in the middle of the action with everyone. He is not skittish or shy at all, so hanging out with a bunch of kids, or teenagers would probably be a blast for him - And for them too - He loves to crack everyone up.
Behavior with other dogs:
Unknown but he hasn't shown any aggression to the other dogs at the shelter. In fact, he seems very eager to make friends and doesn't let the grumpy attitude of some of them affect him. He might possibly be on the rowdy side when interacting with another dog though, so we think he would do best with a young, active, playful and outgoing female, like he is.
Behavior with other animals:
We believe King Louie would shine in a home without other small animals.
Louie seems house trained. He’s a very smart dog! He is food motivated and knows sit, down, and how to catch treats. He does well with the "no free lunch" training method.
Louie is currently learning better leash manners - It's a work in progress.
Look at that face! Pictures don't do him justice but the goofball has the cutest wrinkly face with a personality to match. Despite being homeless, King Louie is ALWAYS in a good mood. He loves to make people laugh and he looks like he's always laughing too. You'll have to meet him in person to see what we mean. He gets focused on the treats when we take his picture and looks serious but in reality, this dog is all smile and tall wags.