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Background Info:


We are waiting on information regarding Peanut' background. We do not know if he landed at the city pound as a stray, was confiscated and an owner surrenders. We will update his bio once we find out. 

Adoption Fee: $150
Breed:  Pit bull
Sex:  Male
Age:  1-3 yrs
Weight:  Under 35 lbs
Color:  Fawn

Health Condition:

Healthy and ready for adoption.

Physical Description:  

He's tiny! Seriously tiny! We've seen small females before but he might be the smallest male we've ever had in our program. He totally looks like a Mini-me. Maybe he was the runt of a litter or perhaps he is half dog, half squirrel.


Living Situation:  

Peanut is having fun at MPR shelter. He does well in his kennel for the most part. He occasionally barks if he knows volunteers are out playing with other dogs and he's not part of the fun. Otherwise he is quiet in there and well behaved. He uses the doggy-door to let himself out if he needs to potty or waits for his turn in the yard. He's no trouble at all.



Very outgoing and entertaining little clown. Playful, friendly and always in a good mood. Energy is a bit on the high side but nothing too wild. He's just ready for a good time and loves to have fun. He will settle and find something to occupy himself if you dont have time to entertain him. He's not pushy but he loves attention. He's still pretty young and might like playing a little more than cuddling but with maturity this should even out.

Peanut is smart, curious and alert. He's not defiant but likes to see where he fits in when it comes to his position and ranking. He needs a structured environment and will thrive with leadership.

Behavior with people: 

Very friendly and comfortable with everyone. No preference for men or women and is pretty good at adapting his mood to his loved-ones. 


Behavior with children:  

He hasn't been around kids since being with us. His small size makes him easy to handle and control, but he is a little boisterous when greeting loved-ones. We are currently working on inappropriate mouthiness when he's excited and he is learning. We bet he would love a home full of kids where he could be in the middle of the action with everyone.


Behavior with other dogs:  

Before coming to our program, Peanut was briefly introduced to other dogs and did ok. He was described as a rough and rowdy player. Since being with us he hasn't been with other dogs. He is mildly reactive when a dog walks by his kennel but nothing out of control.

We are not ruling out a home with a compatible doggy-sister for him, provided she is young, playful and tolerant. He would do well as an only pet as well. 


Behavior with other animals:  

Unknown but he is pretty alert and seems to take more after the "Terrier" side of the breed. He might have some prey drive.


Peanut is responsive and does well with positive leadership. He's smart and treat motivated. 

Best Attribute:   

Definitely his small size but luckily he is as charming as he is cute. We cant imagine him being with us very long because its very hard to resit his fun-loving personality and his adorable little face. 

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.

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