Character in the Disney movie "Cars". Sheriff is the local law enforcement & keeper of the peace in Radiator Springs. He takes his job very seriously. Sheriff enjoys telling stories and taking the occasional nap behind the Radiator Springs billboard.
Sheriff was picked up by animal control and taken to the city shelter. He was in a bad area of town, entangled in some bushes, and being picked on by neighborhood kids. Thankfully a good Samaritan witnessed his ordeal and contacted animal control who came to his rescue. The dog doesn't hold a grudge at all. He was super happy to see his saviors and gladly got in the truck to make his way to the pound.
Adoption Fee: $200
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
Age: 3 to 5 yo
Weight: 80-90 Lbs
Color: Black and White
This handsome boy would be healthy as a ox if it weren't for a bad case of Heartworm disease. Thankfully it's treatable and we are on top of it. His treatment has begun and he received an excellent prognostic from the vet. We are looking at a full recovery by the end of August.
Sheriff can be adopted to a local home before the end of treatment if owners can ensure the full rest that he needs during his convalescence. Medication has been paid for and would not be at the cost of an adopter.
Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for his care.
WOW! The dog is simply gorgeous. His coat is pitch black, shinny and healthy. He is very muscular but not overly bulky. Just perfectly proportioned and well-built. He's on the large side for the breed and impressive looking. The kind of dog who looks the part but acts like a teddy bear. You'll feel safe with him at your side but remember that Pit Bulls are more likely to get stolen than to hurt anyone. No one will mess with you when he's around, but despite his name and appearance, Sheriff needs to be protected too.
Sheriff is a polite, well-behaved and content guest at MPR's shelter. He arrived to us with a bang though, as the first thing he did was to escape our yard with a 6' chain link fence. He was not neutered back then and we had a female in heat on the property, which he was obviously very interested to meet. Both dogs have since been fixed and we haven't had any other escape issues from Mr Sheriff. Still, he's proven that if he wants to, he can... So supervision outside is a must for this athletic boy.
Other than his little escapade on the first day, Sheriff has been a total sweetheart and awesome dog to have at the shelter. He adapted quickly and takes shelter life in stride. He's good and quiet in his kennel, non-destructive and keeps it clean and neat. He is no trouble when out in the playroom or in the yards. He is easy to handle and we haven't had any negative reports about him from the volunteers. In fact, everyone loves him and his name is often mentioned when volunteers pick their favorites.
Big, lovable, pleasing and very fun-loving. Sheriff is a charming dog with a lively personality, although he is a little more on the lazy side. He does have little spurs of energy and loves to play with toys, but for the most parts he just wants to chill.
Despite his size, Sheriff is easy to handle and eager to please. He does jump up on people when greeting and is a little too big for that, but we are working on it and he is learning good manners.
Overall, he is a well-rounded dog, smart, loving and super friendly.
Behavior with people:
Very people-oriented. He looks intimidating but we haven't seen a mean bone in his body. We're not sure he knows that he looks like a bad-ass. He is super easy-going in his interaction with people and comfortable with everyone.
Behavior with children:
Sheriff hasn't been around children since being with us. We don't see any reason to believe he wouldn't do well in a home with kids, other than his size. Older/bigger kids should not be a problem but he might be a little too big for toddlers. While his level of energy is moderate to low, he does have short-lived 'bulldozer" moments when his enthusiasm for life might get the best of him.
Behavior with other dogs:
Sheriff is a people-dog. Introductions to other dogs were attempted before he came to our program and not successful. He is stiff, dominant and reactive. His appearance and demeanor are intimidating to other dogs, which doesn't help. He might be able to learn to share a home with a compatible and very tolerant female, but if you are looking for a social-butterfly when it comes to other pets, Sheriff is not your guy. Please keep in mind that Sheriff is reactive on a leash and behind barriers.
Behavior with other animals:
We've definitely seen some prey drive. Sheriff will not be placed in a home with cats.
Sheriff appears house broken. He doesn't have accidents in the playrooms and even keeps his outside run clean. He waits for his turn in the yard. He knows basic commands and is naturally well-behaved.
We love this big beautiful dog with a heart of gold. He's so friendly, outgoing and happy to be with people. Sheriff is a great representative of the best the breed has to offer.
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.