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In some Native American languages, the meaning of the name "Paco" is Eagle. In Spanish, Paco means "free."

Before applying for a dog, please take a moment to review our Adoption Information & Procedures


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.

We do our very best to update the dogs' bios as quickly as we can. In some cases, dogs are adopted before we are able to revise their listing. 


Please do not contact MPR via email or messenger to inquire about a dog’s personality and/or temperament, compatibility with other pets, etc. The volunteers in charge of replying to general requests are not the same as those handling and evaluating the dogs. They will not be able to answer your questions.

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 act or react under all circumstances and situations.

Background Info:


This happy-go-lucky dog became a regular at the city shelter this winter. Indeed, the big guy landed at the pound a dozen times in just a couple months! His owner would come get him every time, but the shelter staff was extremely concerned for his safety, especially considering that he showed up with a minor injury the last time he was found roaming the streets. He was eventually left at the shelter for good and immediately tagged for our program. 

Adoption Fee: $150 
Breed: Pit bull Mix
Sex: Male
Age: 1-3 years old
Weight: 70-80lbs

Health Condition:

Paco is healthy and ready for adoption.

Physical Description:  

Handsome boy who might have some Great Dane in his background or perhaps Plott Hound. Paco is definitely taller than average, with an impressive stature. A beautiful brindle and white coat completes his great physiognomy that's worthy of an Olympic athlete. 


Current Living Situation:  

Paco is enjoying life at MPR shelter. He's doing great despite having recently lost his family. He's an optimistic dog with a positive spirit and he is not letting his ordeal drag him down. 

Paco is quiet in his kennel and keeps it clean. We recently replaced his regular blankets with afghans and it deterred any urge to shred.  

Paco did attempt to climb a 5 foot privacy fence when he was left alone in the yard for a few minutes. He now has access to a large yard with a 6 foot chain link fence instead, and does well when supervised. "Paco" is the right name for this clever and resourceful dog. His curious nature and athletic physique could give him wings to breaking away if he's left alone outside. This boy needs to be supervised when out in a yard, even with the best fence. His athleticism and inquisitive personality might explain why he kept finding himself at the pound this winter. Paco is very social and loves to make friends. 



Smart, alert, curious, and very outgoing! This dog has a lot or great qualities but he lacks some basic manners. Nothing extreme or worrisome though. We just think he did not receive proper structure and leadership in his previous home. We know that one of the spouses travelled a lot and the other one wasn't interested in training him. Paco was pretty much left with the kids to do as he pleased.


He is eager to learn now and to become a well behaved companion. The dog has no malice and actually has a great disposition and excellent temperament.  All he needs is a little bit of training and more attention in order to become a wonderful family member. 

Behavior with people: 

Very friendly, personable, and charming. Paco loves everyone and enjoys interactions with all people. He's tall and lanky and reminds us of a goofy Marmaduke personality wise.


Behavior with children:  

Paco loves kids. We believe he was pretty much raised by four little ones. Since he grew up with toddlers and young children, he still has a bit of a juvenile personality himself, so kids are right up his alley.


Please keep in mind that he is quite large, and still a little unruly. We are working on curbing a bad habit of jumping up on people, including kids. He is responsive but still very enthusiastic with his greetings, especially with kids since he loves them so much. He will require structure and supervision with little ones to make sure he doesn't inadvertently knock them over. 


Behavior with other dogs:  

Unknown. Paco has a very easy-going nature so although he has not been around other dogs since being with us, we believe a home with a compatible female of similar personality and energy might work for him. 


Behavior with other animals:  

Unknown. He is very curious and might have some prey drive. 


Paco is full of promise but he hasn't graduated college yet! He's still in high-school learning about boundaries and self control. A work in progress but a smart boy with a ton of potential. 

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