Shrek

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived a large, green, physically intimidating ogre with a Scottish accent named Shrek.
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Background Info:

 

Shrek was found as a stray with an older female dog who might have been his mother. We dont know under what circumstances these two lost their home but we have reasons to believe they were not well taken care of. They have now been given the chance to find a better home. 

Adoption Fee: $150
Breed:  Pit Bull
Sex:  Male
Age:  1 to 3 yrs
Weight:  60-75 lbs
Color:  Blue Fawn

Health Condition:

Shrek might have been kept in bad conditions before his rescue, perhaps in a very small cage with a hard and unsanitary surface. He developed calluses, muscle atrophy and a possible partial cruciate tear. Since being with us, his condition has greatly improved but he still limps.

 

We did x-rays to asses his hips and the vet believes he isn't a candidate for surgery at this point. Maybe later in life he will develop arthritis and will need pain management. Until then, a good diet, proper exercise and joint supplements should be provided. 

Because of the pain on one of his back leg however, we are currently doing "Prolotherapy" with him, an alternative therapy that can help repair ligaments. This treatment is meant for injured joints and connective tissue. Shrek will receive 3 to 5 injections, one month apart. We will update his bio as needed. 

 

Physical Description:  

Gorgeous blue-fawn boy, medium size, very well proportioned and with evenly cropped ears. He's gaining muscle mass and looking better everyday. He's a head-turner for sure. 

 

Living Situation:  

Shrek is currently living in our meds room at the shelter and is no trouble at all. He has access to an outdoor run and uses it to do his business. He hasn't been destructive in the room and is calm and patient.

 

Personality:   

He's a bit of a goofball. Immature at times, but not in a bad way. Shrek is charming and lovely. Very easy-going for the most part. He loves attention and can be a little needy but he's learning that he will never again lack love and affection. 

Shrek's energy level is medium low. He's pretty chill. 

Shrek is responsive and eager to please. He doesn't know much about life and might not be a future Einstein, but he's a goodhearted. sweet dog. 

Behavior with people: 

Very friendly, though slightly timid when he's unsure. It doesn't last long. This dog craves human interaction and company. 

Behavior with children:  

Shrek is good with kids but a little mouthy at times. He has a gentle mouth so nothing problematic. He's quickly learning what is appropriate attention and what is not. He's a work in progress but is improving by leaps and bounds. A home with kids should be fine for this charming boy. 

 

Behavior with other dogs:  

While Shrek got along well with his mother, we decided to separate them because he was a little too pushy when they were together. He wanted all the human attention to himself and would shove her out of the way. She was subdued and worried in his presence, and he was obnoxious to her. So for her sake, we decided to give her a break and sent her to foster care without him. 

Since being without her, Shrek is becoming more attentive to people and learning better. We aren't ruling out a home with another dog for him, but it would have to be a compatible female. Preferably closer to his age and with a similar personalty. We do think that Shrek would thrive as an only pet though, provided he gets a lot of attention from his human family.

 

Behavior with other animals:  

Unknown

Training: 

As we said above, he's a work in progress but progressing he is. He seems naturally well-behaved so he's pretty easy to handle. He hasn't had one accident inside and hasn't destroyed anything he should not. 

Shrek is not too fond of being crated but is learning to accept it. 

Best Attribute:   

He's gorgeous! and loving and gentle. His love for people is really remarkable considering he wasn't treated very nicely before. He's already put the past behind and is looking forward to a second chance at love. 

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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