Magpie

Magpies are birds of the Corvidae family. The black and white Eurasian magpie is widely considered one of the most intelligent animals in the world. The magpie totem is a good luck symbol that indicates joy, love, and lasting fortune.

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Background Info:

Magpie was roaming the street as a stray when animal control picked her up. She was brought to the city pound but no one ever came for her. The staff noticed how silly cute she was and contacted us right away. How could we say no to such adorable face? 

Adoption Fee: $150
Breed:  Pit Bull/Boston
Sex:  Female
Age:  1-3 yrs 
Weight:  30-40 lbs
Color:  Black & White

Health Condition:

Magpie has sensitive skin with potential allergies. She is currently taking Apoquel once a day to help control the itching. We believe that as she adjusts to a new life with better care than in the past, her allergies will diminish. It is not a huge problem right now and her coat already looks much better since her rescue. 

Physical Description:  

Small but mighty! She has short legs and broad shoulders. Strong for her size but nothing unexpected for a bully breed. She has the cutest face and those ears are to die for. Magpie is under 45 Lbs. 

It's possible that Magpie is some kind of Pit Bull/Boston mix; A designer breed known as Olde Boston Bulldogge. Or, she might have some Frenchy in there.  She might possibly be approved in certain municipalities with BSL. 

 

Living Situation:  

Magpie has settled at MPR  as best as she can, trying hard to keep her chin up. She loves our volunteers but sometimes gets a little overwhelmed by visitors and barking dogs.  She is naturally a fun-loving dog but does better with a routine and consistent leadership.

 

Overall, she is well behaved in her kennel, uses her doggy door to relieve herself in the outdoor part, and is not destructive of her bedding. She actually likes the upper part of her bunk-bed and loves to bury herself in blankets and comforters. 

VIDEO: Maggie on her bunk bed being silly charming

 

Personality:   

Magpie is a typical little Terrier; She gets very focused on what ever she is doing and puts her whole little heart in reaching her goals. She doesn't quit easily, whether her plan is to engage you in playing, give a ton of kisses or keep an eye on the neighborhood's critters. She is tenacious and determined. 

Magpie is fun-loving, very silly at play and an enormous cuddle bug when its time to settle down. 

She can be very sensitive to verbal reprimands and will retreat to a corner for time out -  Other times, she'll sass you right back.

 

Magpie is athletic and energetic and will need a home with a secured fence yard and good supervision. She could also be placed with someone who walks a lot instead of a fenced yard, although she is a little reactive at the sight of other animals. She needs an outlet for her energy but is easy to please. 

VIDEO: Magpie playing with a toy

Behavior with people: 

Magpie was most likely not treated very well before landing with MPR and learning about the world has been a process. We provide her with a lot of socialization and she is responsive to the experience.  Deep inside she wants to make friends with people but is a little unsure on how to go about it. Overall, she is a friendly little dog but needs a little time to warm up to strangers when first meeting them. Once comfortable however, she turns into a happy, silly and lovely little clown. 

 

Behavior with children:  

Magpie hasn't been around children since being with us. We believe that she would do best in a home with adults only. 

 

Behavior with other dogs:  

Magpie hasn't been introduced to other dogs since being with us but we know she played with dogs during her short stay at the pound. Keep in mind that playgroups are supervised by experienced and professional dog-trainers so not always an indication of a dog's long term disposition towards other pets. We believe Magpie could possibly share a home with a compatible male however, with someone who understands Bully breeds very well. That said, she would shine as an only pet. 

Please note that Magpie is reactive at the sight of other animals, including dogs, and needs an owner who can provide good structure and leadership. She is responsive but not the best match for someone who expects a passive dog. This little girl is full of personality and drive and has strong Terrier traits. Smarts and spunk! 

 

Behavior with other animals:  

Magpie seems to have a high prey drive, common with Terriers. No small pets recommended. 

 

Training: 

Magpie is one smart cookie! She loves to work, to learn tricks and to be engaged mentally and physically!  Magpie was enrolled in an obedience class and as we expected, she loved to show off her smarts!

Best Attribute:   

Her size is great! Perfect for an apartment or small house. You can even pick her up. She's cute as can be; Hilariously funny and silly. As if this was not enough, she's incredibly smart and focused, and a fantastic cuddle buddy. And look at those ears! What more can you ask?? 

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