The moose embodies grace and represents adaptation, energy, strength, and movement. The Animal is also a symbol of independence, self-esteem, and wisdom.
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Moose was living the good life in a big family with children until he was tragically surrendered to the city shelter due to life circumstances beyond his owners' control. We were told they were very sad to give him up and that Moose hadn't done anything wrong to deserve such misfortune.
Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Pit Bull mix
Age: 1-3 yo
Weight: 55-65 lbs
Healthy as a "moose" and ready for adoption.
Exclusive and gorgeous. Moose is medium size with a deep red coat that feels like velvet. Subtle brindle markings add to his uniqueness and striking appearance, and big charming ears complete his dazzling looks.
Current Living Situation:
Moose is doing everything he can to tolerate his stay at MPR shelter but he's struggling a little. He was raised by his previous family from puppyhood and never had to share an environment full of rowdy dogs. Chaos of shelter life and the loss of his family are taking their toll on him and causing him much stress. We can only hope someone will soon give him a chance. He's so good when in a playroom with the volunteers, but a long stay behind bars risks affecting his morale.
Despite his displeasure, Moose isn't a bad guest. He keeps his kennel clean and is not destructive. He barks when the other dogs bark but listens when told to be quiet.
Moose is confident, outgoing, and very sociable. He thrives on attention and absolutely loves to demonstrate his tricks. Super smart boy! He has the perfect combination of a sharp mind and athleticism. Moose is indeed very energetic and playful, but he knows how to relax too.
Behavior with people:
He's quite the lover boy with all people and our volunteers often mention his affectionate nature. He loves booty scratches 😁 Moose doesn't seem to have any preferences between men and women. He is comfortable with everyone he meets, and very eager to make new friends.
Behavior with children:
While he hasn't been around kids since being in our program, we know he was raised with little ones before; from babies to teenagers. His previous owner claimed that he was fantastic with the children - attentive and watchful. It was reported that he would alert the parents if the toddler was too close to the stairs and let them know if the kids were getting in any kind of trouble. That said, Moose has been known to show "resource-guarding" behaviors since being with us, so he will not be place in a home with young children. In addition, when excited, Moose might jump-up on people, including kids. An adult-only home or with mature teenagers would be the best situation for him.
Behavior with other dogs:
Moose was never socialized with other dogs and the loud barking at the shelter stresses him. It's very hard to tell if he could learn to live with a compatible 4-legged friend in the future, but introduction attempts under his current situation haven't been successful. Moose would need more time to adjust, as well as experienced handling during the integration period. He definitely shines as an only pet and doesn't seem to miss having doggy-friends.
Behavior with other animals:
Unknown, but he seems to have some prey drive. A home with cats is not recommended.
Moose knows the basics; Sit. Come. Shake. etc. He is kennel trained and housebroken. Our volunteers tell us that he is great to walk on leash. This boy is SMART and responsive.
Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for their care.