Dear Prudence

Dear Prudence, won't you come out to play?
Dear Prudence, greet the brand new day
The sun is up, the sky is blue
It's beautiful and so are you
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Background Info:

 

Prudy was adopted from us in 2014 and lost her home by no fault of her own. The owners developed severe allergies, complicating other serious health issues. Prudy's little brother was adopted from MPR in 2016 and also lost his home. Thankfully he was recently adopted into a new home, but Prudy was left behind... She is devastated, to say the least...

Adoption Fee: $150
Breed:  Pit Bull 
Sex:  Female
Age:  8+
Weight:  50-75
Color:  White & Fawn

Health Condition:

No special health needs. Prudy is not a spring chicken but she is healthy and ready for adoption.

 

Physical Description:  

White beauty with tan patches. She's older... And doesn't have a bikini bod anymore. Her gorgeous heart however, can easily be seen through her eyes. 

 

Living Situation:  

This sweet girl is currently staying with a young woman in a studio apartment, She does well on a leash, however does pull on the leash when she sees dogs, or the occasional cat. Due to her age she isn’t able to pull very hard so is easy to handle or redirect.

 

She does amazing in the car and will sit like a Princess in the passenger seat. She would be a great road trip buddy!

 

Prudy sleeps in bed with her foster mom. A couple steps ny the might might help her get on it.  She is quite the cuddles bug! She would do great in a home with kids as she was around them in her previous home. 

Prudy struggled big time after the loss of her family and then her little brother, but was able to mend her broken heart thanks to the loving care of her foster mom. 


Personality:   

Prudy is sweet and laid back. Her favorite activity is joining any human on the couch for cuddles.  She waits until she is invited to get on the couch. Prudy is a real little princess and very well behaved.

Previous owners did have a fenced yard, but this girl isn't too worried about keeping her figure bikini ready... She's all couch potato! Going on walks would be good for her to keep her weight down as she gets older, but she is not used to being walked. She is a little reactive at the sight of other animals, though nothing problematic. She just needs to learn.

Prudy used to follow her little brother Pickles everywhere and leaned on him to know she was safe after losing her home. Now that he has been adopted and she is all alone, she is dealing with a little separation anxiety. Nothing too bad. Her foster mom has a camera in her house and can see that although sad and worried, Prudy is learning to relax when no one is home.

From foster mom: "Prudy is the sweetest pup I have ever met! She will do anything for cuddles. It’s the only thing on her brain I’m sure! She is quite a lap dog and despite there being an entire couch, she will opt to sit directly in your lap."

Behavior with people: 

She's a love! Great with meeting everyone, although she approaches new people cautiously. Not shy! Just very polite. Once you start petting her, she melts into you and is your forever best friend.

From foster mom: "Is always super happy to meet new people! Would not do well as a guard dog. She would most likely love on the intruder than bark at them."

 

Behavior with children:  

In her previous home, Prudy spent a significant amount of time with the grandkids who were infants and toddlers. The kids visited on a regular basis and we were told Prudy was awesome with them.  In fact, she's about the same age as the older child now and was around him a lot. Previous owners report her being gentle with kids of all ages and tolerant to curious toddlers.

 

Behavior with other dogs:  

Prudy was adopted from MPR in 2014 & her little brother Pickles joined her in 2016. They were the perfect pair and inseparable! Sadly, someone adopted both of them but returned Prudy due to her being a little more difficult to walk. Indeed, she is not used to going on walks and is reactive at the sight of other animals. This could be easily managed with training (she is very responsive), or she simply doesn't need to go on walks. 

 

While Prudy loved her little brother, she is uncomfortable around dogs she is not familiar with, which is not uncommon with the breed. It's not her fault. Her background is to love people and that's what she does best. 

Since being unfortunately separated from Pickles, we believe a home as an only pet, and with someone who understands the breed well, would be best for her. She is exactly what a great Pit Bull should be: A people-lover! 

Behavior with other animals:  

No cats or small animals please.

Training: 

No official training but she does know basic commands, is housebroken, easily redirected, and eager to please. Prudy is very well behaved and has good house manners. She won't even get on the couch without being invited first. 

From foster mom: "She is very responsive to her name and will listen to you if you have a stern voice. As for tricks, she knows how to sit and shake!"

Best Attribute:   

CUDDLES! CUDDLES! CUDDLES! Prudy will give you as much love as you allow her! Perfect dog to come home to, cuddle up with, and she will take away all your stress! It's obvious she was in a loving home before and well socialized with people & kids. She's a sweetheart who was dealt a very bad hand. She longs for a forever home who will let her unpack her luggage, once and for all... 

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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