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Walk by dragging one's feet along or without lifting them fully from the ground. Michael Jackson popularized the shuffle in the 80's, a dance characterized by various steps used to travel, spin or glide.

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:


A plea for Shuffle came from our friends at the local pound after the poor little guy had been overlooked for some time during his stay with them. No one knew why he was "walking funny" and he was therefore being overlooked. We immediately took him to our vet for some answers and are happy to report that his condition won't affect his quality of life. (See info below).  Other than that, we have no info regarding Shuffle's upbringing and previous life before his arrival at the city shelter. 

Adoption Fee: $150 
Breed: Pit Bull Mix
Sex: Male
Age: 1-3 yrs 
Weight: 50-60 lbs

Health Condition - SPECIAL NEEDS:

Upon his arrival into our program, Shuffle was diagnosed by our veterinarian with a fairly rare condition  (though more common in certain breeds such as Pit Bull dogs ) called "Cerebellar Hypoplasia".  Note that we did not proceed with extensive medical testing to determine the severity of his condition. It appears to be a mild form and Shuffle is highly functional. 


Cerebellar Hypoplasia means that the part of the brain called the cerebellum did not fully develop while Shuffle was growing up. This condition causes him to walk a little funny - He flops his legs and feet, and sometimes walks sideways or even stumbles a bit. A good diet and regular exercise have actually improved his mobility since being with us. 


Other than that, Shuffle does not need any special care or medications. Besides his squirrely movements, he is just like any other dog! In fact, we think his special walk is so endearing and a huge part of his charm!


It's possible that Shuffle might develop arthritis later in life, which should be manageable with pain meds, but otherwise, he should live a normal and long happy life.

Physical Description:  

Info coming soon


Current Living Situation:  

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Behavior with people: 

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Behavior with children:  

Unknown but with his reduced motor control, we believe Shuffle might be best around adults or bigger kids who he can't accidentally bump and knock over.


Behavior with other dogs:  

Unknown or info coming soon


Behavior with other animals:  

Unknown or info coming soon


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Best Attribute:

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Information updated on 05/13/2024 VC

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