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Pua is Moana's loyal pet pig and best friend in Disney's Moana. Pua seems to have puppy-like energy and a way of thinking and behaving. He is Moana's biggest supporter and likes to assist her wherever he can.

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 have any information about Pua's life pre-MPR, but we sure are happy to have this good boy in the program!

Adoption Fee: $175 
Breed: Bulldog/PitBull mix
Sex: Male
Age: 1-3 yrs
Weight: 50-60 lbs

Health Condition:

Pua is currently on the tail end of kennel cough which he had prior to coming into MPR's program but is ready for adoption.

Physical Description:  

Pua is a short-stacked, stout, and smashingly dapper lil tan & white pittie. He has such sweet endearing eyes. He has large patches of tan spattered on his body, and his hind end is mostly tan. Pua has this handsome stoic look where he stares off into the distance wishing and daydreaming of his furever humans.


Current Living Situation:  

Pua is currently living at the MPR shelter. He has non-destructive so far, and keeps his bedding super tidy! He is generally well mannered in his kennel, excluding the occasional accident when kenneled. Our volunteers are diligently working with Pua on becoming 100% potty trained while in the common areas of the shelter. As time moves forward, we have seen improvements. Pua is can be a wiggle worm or just cuddle up close all while making the cutest noises.



Like most dogs, Pua would certainly benefit from a structured environment, diverse brain games, and actively engaged humans to walk and play with him. Pua is working on his leash manners (he may try to help his human with the leash!). He has a bit of a prance to his stride. Pua is also well versed in car rides. He has a medium energy level, is responsive, and very eager to please his humans. He is so full of life. Plus, this dude can seriously SNUGGLE!!

It's almost like a fairy came by and sprinkled Pua with all the happy that has ever existed. He shimmies, bobbles, wobbles, and cuddles. He EVEN comes with his quirky sounds effects! He makes some of the amusing noises when he entertains himself with toys. He keeps our volunteers in stitches! This short stacked lil guy is sure to wiggle not only into your arms, but your heart.

Behavior with people: 

Pua is quite chummy with adults! His effervescent personality just shines when he is in contact with volunteers. He acclimates well to people.


Behavior with children:  

At this time, it is unknown what Pua's demeanor would be with children. 


Behavior with other dogs:  

Pua's behavior with other dogs is unknown. At this time, we believe he could possibly live with a compatible female. Pua is fond of playing, and would need a furry companion that would be willing to keep up with him. Slow and intentional introductions would be necessary, coupled with leadership from a breed-knowledgeable owner.


Behavior with other animals:  



Pua knows commands such as Sit, Look, Touch & Down. He has perfected those and is treat motivated to learn more! Volunteers continue to actively coach Pua on marking and work on his potty training status. Updates will be provided as Pua's residency at the shelter continues or if he moves into a foster home. He has a thirst for learning as he is a smart boy!

Best Attribute:

Pua has an insurmountable amount of love and playfulness that will make you fall in love with him over and over again. He is an adorable lil guy that wants to please, cuddle, learn, and play! Won't you let Pua wiggle his way into your loving arms?!

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

Information updated on 02/21/2024  KO

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