Alastor “Mad Eye” Moody
Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody is a wizard in Harry Potter and considered to be the most powerful of all time. He was also a pivotal member of the Order of the Phoenix during the First and Second Wizarding War. His nickname is derived from his magical eye.
Moody was found as a stray in early July in dire need of medical care. He had severe glaucoma (eye pressure 50+) and immediately needed his eye removed. He was heartworm positive, infested in parasites, had a severe ear infection, skin allergies, and was in all-around very bad shape. We dont know the extent of his ordeal but his terrible condition spoke greatly of the lack of good care he received prior to landing at the pound.
Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Pit Bull
Age: 13 yrs
Weight: 55-65 lbs
Color: Brown & White
We've tackled Moody's issues one by one, starting with the removal of his eye due to a severe case of glaucoma. He was in a considerable amount of pain, and unfortunately, his condition had gone untreated too long to save his eye.
Next thing was to get rid of the fleas and intestinal parasites and treat his painful ears and terrible skin condition. He was also put on a pain management regimen to relieve old-age arthritis. Moody then underwent a successful heartworm treatment. Finally, Moody was neutered and is now fully recovered. Please keep in mind that the dog is about 13 years old and might not have years ahead of him.
Poor Moody was in so much pain when we pulled him from the city pound, but he is finally able to enjoy life thanks to the great medical care he received under our care. Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for his care.
He might be an old man, he is still a Casanova. His face might be all white, his heart is still full of life. Moody is medium size and very well proportioned.
Moody is fostered in a home with two adults, no children, and two other mature dogs.
Moody had his own guest room during his convalescence and was a real gentleman. He loves to be pampered. While he is crate trained, he has great house manners and can be loose in the house when home alone.
There is a medium/large yard in his foster home with privacy and chain link. He respects the fence and is not reactive towards the barking dog next door.
Per his foster family, Moody is the best behaved dog and no trouble at all. Everyone loves him at the vet's office and he handled all the visits like a champ.
Moody is crated when home alone and sleeps loose in the guest bedroom at night. He respects the baby gate and loves every moment his foster parents spend with him. He loves to cuddle. He’s getting used to chewing on bones. He’s been very well behaved when guests come over, although reserved and aloof with certain people.
Moody is easy-going with a low energy level. He loves going on walks and is well-behaved on leash.
Behavior with people:
He loves his foster mom and dad but is standoffish with strangers. His behavior might be acerbated by his age. He is protective of his loved-ones and not overly friendly towards people he doesn't know well. He will need an owner who is extremely responsible and able to keep him out of trouble. We are going to be very picky about who adopts him and we'll have to be sure his new family is prepared to handle his "stranger-danger" issues appropriately.
Behavior with children:
We have been told that Moody grew up with a kid and they were about the same age when they lost him (12). We haven't seen him interact with children since his rescue. Because he's an old guy though, we prefer a quiet home with adults, not to mention that he is uncomfortable with people he doesn't know well. While he would most likely learn to love all members of his family, he might not be overly welcoming towards friends and visitors.
Behavior with other dogs:
We were told that Moody was raised around other dogs. He lived with a small-sized dog before losing his previous home. He is currently being introduced to his foster siblings and is doing well. There is another senior male in the home and the two of them are becoming best buds. He could be placed in a home with another dog of similar energy and personality. We think he would do very well as an only pet too.
Behavior with other animals:
Moody chases cats and squirrels in the yard.
Housebroken, crate trained, treat motivated, wants to please people.
Moody is an old wise soul. He might be near the end of his road and we want to make sure he finds the right home to keep him safe and happy. Until then, he is well loved by his foster parents and they are committed to keeping him until the end if needed.
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 react under all circumstances and situations.