Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived a large, green, physically intimidating ogre with a Scottish accent named Shrek.
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: $200
Breed: Pit Bull
Age: 1 to 3 yrs
Weight: 60-75 lbs
Color: Blue Fawn
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 some lameness and discomfort. Since being with us, his condition has greatly improved.
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.
The vet suspect that he might have a cruciate tear and we are currently doing "Prolotherapy Therapy (PT)" to help him feel better. PT is an alternative treatment that helps repair ligaments. This treatment is meant for injured joints and connective tissue. Dogs usually require 3 to 6 injections. The prognosis is fair. some dogs can resume normal activities within a few months, so dogs end up requiring a surgery.
We are hopeful a family will still offer Shrek a great home, as he is such a fantastic dog. Not only is he drop-dead gorgeous but he also has an excellent temperament that matches his beauty.
Gorgeous blue-fawn boy, with evenly cropped ears. Shrek is medium size, but VERY stocky!! He has gained muscle mass since being with us and looking better everyday. The dog is absolutely stunning!
Shrek spent some time living in our meds room at the shelter while recuperating from his ordeal and was as well-behaved as can be. He didn't have accidents inside and wasn't destructive at all. A perfect gentleman.
Shrek was recently moved to a foster home and his foster mom describes him as a perfect angel. He’s getting along great with the resident female dog and being an all-around well-behaved guest. Shrek is crate trained and stays in his crate while sleeping and while foster parents are away.
Shrek is a bit of a submissive 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's sensitive and scares easily but bounces right back. 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. If you like an affectionate and cuddly dog, he'll be perfect for you. He absolutely loves to cuddle and we stress it!
Behavior with children:
Shrek is good with older 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, as long as they are old enough to know how to act around a sensitive dog and be respectful. Shrek is too emotional to be placed in a home with toddlers or kids that are hyperactive and rambunctious. He startles easily and it doesn't take much to hurt his feelings.
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 placed her in a home with an older, more mature male.
Since being without her, Shrek has becoming more attentive to people and is learning better. He now lives with a 4 yo female who has a compatible level of energy and they are doing very well together.
Shrek can be placed as an only pet or in a home with compatible female. Preferably close to his age and with a similar personality.
Behavior with other animals:
Shrek has high prey drive for squirrels and birds
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. In addition, Shrek crate trained and he knows sit and down.
He's gorgeous! and loving and gentle. A real sweetheart of a dog. 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. Foster mom only has great things to say about him. She very much wants to continue fostering after he finds his forever home but admits he'll be a had one to let go. We dont want to lose a foster, so apply for this precious dog before its too late!
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.