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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. 


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Background Info:


Ceres & Perseid were found on a lady's porch huddled together. They were emaciated and caked in their own excrement and mud.   A family member brought them to the city pound where they were never claimed.

Adoption Fee: $125.00
Breed: Pit Bull mix
Sex: Male
Age: 6-10 mts
Weight: Growing

From the get go Perseid seemed more confident. He would cover his smaller brother in a shower of protection much like the Perseid meteor shower covers the night sky. Ceres was the more timid of the brothers, always hiding behind Perseid, much like the smallest moon of Jupiter hides behind the larger more moons. In Zodiac, Ceres describes what we need to feel nurtured in this life and how we nurture those around us representing that depth of love that sits within all of us.


Health Condition:

Those puppies appear to have suffered from severe neglect and malnutrition. They look much younger than they really are and have some minor malformations due to lack of proper nutrition. Nothing life threatening and much to our surprise they did not show any health concerns during their checkup.  We are treating parasites and giving them the nutrients they so need. Both of them are slowly putting weight on and blossoming. Their coat is already healthier after some baths and.

Physical Description:

Both puppies most likely suffered from the same mistreatment but Ceres arrived smaller and more emaciated than Perseid. At first glance the puppies were thought to be around 3 months old but after looking at their teeth we realized they were closer to 7-10 months old, severely malnourished and neglected. 

Current Living Situation:  

The little brothers are fostered together in a home with adults only, a senior chihuahua female and an adult cat. They are kept in a crate when home alone. Housebreaking is in progress. Their temporary home is situated in a suburban environment and has a large fenced yard.



Perseid is thriving in his foster home! He loves to play in the giant backyard on sunny days, then snuggle up between his foster parents and his brother for movie night. Amazingly he and his brother get up and put themselves to bed in their kennel before foster parents are even done watching the movie! After a quick potty break they are good for the night. Perseid is still working on gaining some weight so he can sport a real collar and start to learn how to walk on a leash. Perseid is doing great with his kennel time during the day, while foster mom works and at night while they sleep.


Ceres came to foster very timid and worrisome of the large yard, but has since started to prosper into a more confident dog! He is playing with toys and running in the yard on the sunny days. Ceres also likes to snuggle in for movie night and go to bed early. Once in the kennel, after a quick potty break, Ceres show he can sleep through the night without a whimper.

Behavior with people: 

Perseid is the more confident, yet still timid at times. A silly goofball who just wants to be adored.


Ceres is definitely evolving into a more secure dog since being in foster! He is playful and more energetic but still loves his cuddle time!


Behavior with children:  



Behavior with other dogs:  

Info coming soon.


Behavior with other animals:  

Both puppies are currently doing very well with the cat in their foster home. 


Info coming soon.

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