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Prunella is girl's name of Latin origin meaning "small plum." Plum flowers symbolize perseverance and hope, as well as beauty thriving in adverse circumstances.


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:


We don't know how Prunella lost her home. She was found as a stray, picked up by animal control, and never claimed. Sadly her days were numbered at the city pound since she didn't pass her dog-intro with flying colors. Dogs that need to be an only pet don't stand a fair chance in crowded facilities and are often put at the top of the list for euthanasia when space runs out. Thankfully, Prunella's adorable mammoth face charmed the staff who tagged her for our rescue. We gladly brought her into the program as soon as a spot opened up. 

Adoption Fee: 
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Breed: Pit Bull Mix
Sex: Spayed Female
Age: 2-4 years
Weight: 60-70 pounds

Health Condition:

Prunella is healthy and ready for adoption. 

Physical Description:  

Pru is a Cinderella story. She arrived at the city pound in really bad shape; beat-up, tired, hungry, dirty, patchy coat, etc. She was quite the ugly duckling. But everyone could tell that she was a gorgeous butterfly only waiting for good care in order to emerge. After just a short month of TLC, this fun-loving gal has morphed into a show dog! Prunella is stunning and we are amazed by her remarkable transformation. She now has a outstanding conformation, a huge beautiful head with the most adorable smoosh face, and her deep blue coat is shinny and healthy. 


Current Living Situation:  

Prunella is living it up at MPR shelter. We believe her situation with us to be a big improvement in her life compared to wherever she came from. She is loving every minute of her stay in our care so we can only imagine how amazed she will be when she finally lands a good home with a caring family. Being loved and well-cared for is most likely a situation she has never known in her life, so there's no doubt that she will be thrilled when given that precious chance. 

Until then, Prunnie is proving to be a fun-loving guest at the shelter who wins over all the volunteers with her eagerness to please and positive energy. She causes no trouble in her kennel - keeps it clean, doesn't destroy her bedding, and doesn't participate in the occasional barking chaos of shelter life.



Happy-go-lucky clown who thrives on leadership and structure. She was a bit of a wild woman when she first arrived but quickly turned into a well-behaved, yet fun-loving and upbeat girl. All Pru needed was a bit of training and management. She absolutely loves to learn tricks and demonstrate her smarts. Prunella is indeed easy to control with positive rewards and consistency. She is a people-lover and a people-pleaser.  

Behavior with people: 

Everyone is a long lost friend!! She is super friendly and happy-go-lucky with people. Prunella appears to have a solid temperament and her charming personality wins everyone over. While excited to say "hello" to everyone she meets, she is not out-of-control in her greetings. Her face is expressive and easy to read. She usually has a big happy twinkle in her eyes when she's with people and you can't wipe the smile off her face. 


Behavior with children:  

Unknown. Prunella hasn't been exposed to kids since being in our program. While we can't imagine her having any malice with kiddos, she is a dog who requires responsible ownership. We prefer a home with individuals old enough to provide a structured and well-managed environment for this precious girl. 


Behavior with other dogs:  

While Prunella is wonderful in so many aspects, combability with other dogs is not her forte. A mixture of poorly managed inherited traits and bad past experiences have led her to require a home as an only pet. None of this is her fault, but it means that Prunnie is not a candidate for dog-parks and doggy parties. It's not the end of the world and definitely no reason to end her life. She is just as deserving of a good home as any other dog. In fact, expecting any bully type dog to be social butterflies with other dogs is quite unfair to the breed and putting a lot of pressure on those dogs. The fact that Prunella should not be taken to areas where other dogs are free to interact as they please should not be viewed as a problem, but simply as common sense and respect for the type of dog she is. 


Behavior with other animals:  

Unknown, but we believe Prunella will be more successful as an only pet. 


Prunella's positive personality started to shine as soon as our volunteers begin basic training with her. She's acing it! She enjoys the interaction, the treats, and the opportunity to demonstrate how eager to learn she is. 

At the shelter Prunella keeps her kennel clean and waits for access to the yard to do her business. She is not destructive or constantly barking. She is a favorite with the volunteers because she doesn't cause any trouble, and of course, her charming personality is to die for. 

Best attribute: 

This blue beauty has so many good traits that it's hard to pick one. Her expressive gorilla face is hard to resist, but we especially love her positive attitude about life and her great enthusiasm for training. Prunella has many amazing characteristics to make up for the fact that she needs to be an only pet. Afterall. many people don't want more than one furry companion in their life and Prunella would be perfect for that. 

Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for their care.

Information updated on 0/0/2024

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