Pippi Longstocking is an unconventional, unbearably beautiful, extremely cute, sugary sweet, rebellious, assertive, physically strong, young redhead girl. She often makes fun of unreasonable adults, especially if they are pompous and condescending.
Pippi came to us from a local pound. We don't know much about her other than she was in a temporary foster home and we made space for her in foster care in order to spare her the shelter life. She is happy and healthy and ready to find her furever home!
Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Pit Bull mix
Age: 1-3 yrs
Weight: 28-35 lbs
Color: White & Red
Healthy and ready for adoption.
Look at that monkey face! Some would say she's so ugly she's cute... We think she looks ADORABLE and that overbite is absolutely irresistible! Pippi is small for a pit bull breed but fit and trim. She's almost a pocket size bully.
Pippi has one foster brother who she hasn't fully met yet. Her foster family practices slow introductions via crate & rotate to ensure the least amount of tension between the dogs, but they are confident that they will be fast friends once they get to play. Pippi's past foster home had other dogs whom she played great with.
Always crated when home alone.
Sleeps in crate at night.
Is crate trained and no trouble at all.
Must have escape-proof crate.
Pippi accepts the crate but is working on full confidence that she won't be stuck in there too long. Night time isn't a struggle at all - it's during her foster brother's time out that she gets jealous and serious FOMO (fear of missing out)!
Pippi sleeps in her kennel and stays in there while her foster parents are at work. She has proven that she knows how to escape, but nothing a few zip-ties didn't solve. She doesn't seem to have separation anxiety, as she's learned the routine and understands that we will come back for her. She only gets jealous when her foster brother is getting his time with Mom and she is stuck listening to all the fun from the other room. That will end as soon as they are formally introduced and we don't have to separate them, though.
Pippi would honestly be an amazing pet for any type of family. She is gentle with young kids, has energy to play but also LOVES to cuddle on the couch. She is playful with toys and could run for fetch all day long. Pippi would do great in an active family with an accepting male companion and kids to throw her favorite rope toys for her.
Pippi is pretty perfect. She has a silly side and shows her enthusiasm when it's time to play, but also just wants to be near her humans and is happy to lie around with them if that's their mood. She is incredibly loving and affectionate and can't wait for a family to love her back!
Pippi loves field trips... Once she gets there! Cars make her nervous because she seems to get a bit carsick but she is well behaved on outings and very polite with new friends. She doesn't pull on leash and is easy to take on adventures.
Behavior with people:
Pippi doesn't favor men or women. She loves anyone that will pet her! She is polite when making new friends and isn't too jumpy or intrusive of their space.
Behavior with children:
Pippi is friendly with little ones and accepting of little hands. She would do great in a home with young kids that want to gently play. Pippi has a sensitive side so we prefer a home with kids that understand how to interact respectfully with dogs.
Behavior with other dogs:
Pippi has been in a home with other dogs and gets along with friendly males. She loves to play and is passive in her demeanor. The resident dog in her curent foster home needs a little more time to accept newcomers. They are kept separate for now but Pippi is not showing any signs of aggression towards him. She seems very eager to become his friend. We will update her bio as we get to know more.
Behavior with other animals:
Pippi has briefly lived with cats and was appropriately curious. Even though this is no guarantee of future behavior, she did pass a cat test with flying colors.
We are working on simple commands and she was already housebroken and crate trained when she came to MPR. She is eager to please and treat-motivated. She will be easy to train.
Pippi's best trait is that she's got human-like emotions. It's hilarious. She smiles with her
underbite, shows animated enthusiasm when she's excited to play, gives you those sweet
puppy-dog eyes when she's tired and wants to cuddle. It's easy to connect with her
because she's so expressive and endearing.
Her second best trait is her Elvis Impersonation... Hahaha!