Stumbo the Giant is a fictional character who lives right next to Tiny Town. Everyone in Tiny Town loves him, despite his tendencies to keep them awake with his loud snoring, or to shake up the town with his laughter or by accidentally stomping or falling on the ground. He never means to do these things and always has Tiny Town's best interests at heart.

Background Info:

Stumbo looks like he had a rough life before MPR, likely chained up outside all day, starving, at the mercy of the elements, infested with parasites and unloved. He lived a life that no dog deserves.  Luckily he is now in a loving foster home and gets to know what real love is. 

Adoption Fee: $150
Breed:  American Bulldog / Pit Bull 
Sex:  Male
Age:  2-4 yrs 
Weight:  50-60 lbs
Color:  White & Brown

Health Condition:

The life of a dog on a chain and years of neglect inevitably result in health conditions.  Stumbo was underweight when he came to us and heartworm positive.  He was immediately put through treatment is now fully recovered and ready for his forever home. 

Physical Description:  

Stumbo seems to have some American Bulldog in him. He's a rather large male, with big bones, a stocky body and a sizable head. It is possible that Stumbo could be accepted in municipalities with light BSL such as Overland Park. Please note that many of his pictures were taken shortly after his arrival when he was still underweight. He's gained weight since then and looks more AB-like. His pictures dont do him justice. 

Living Situation:  

Stumbo is as sweet as they come and a great companion. He is the kind of dog that likes to be at your side at all times. He is fostered in a home with 3 other dogs and 3 cats. He gets along great with his foster siblings and has yet to meet a human or animal he doesn't like!


Stumbo does very well on a leash and in the car and is calm and gentle. He has come out of his shell since his rescue and his charming personality has emerged. He loves to play out in the backyard with his foster brothers and sister. 

During the day while his foster family is at work Stumbo stays in his kennel without any issues. He also sleeps in his kennel at night. Sometimes he will cry softly, but he is quick to settle down and go to sleep.  



Stumbo was a little unsure of people's intention when he first arrived in our program but quickly warmed up to his foster parents. He is now fully acclimated to home life and loves every minute of it. The dog is very sweet and has made a point to show his gratitude.


Stumbo's level of energy is a little on the low side but increased slightly after he got back on his feet. Still, he has a naturally easy-going personality, more on the laid-back side. He's definitly not a marathon runner but he enjoys going on walks and playing.


Stumbo is somewhat submissive but he is not shy. He actually really enjoys people's company.  He is very loving and a little sensitive but not in a bad way at all. He really is just a sweetheart who craves reassurance and hugs and who loves to please his people. 


Behavior with people: 

Stumbo has been great around people. He is very friendly and enjoys the attention. He seems to have a soft spot for men and is quite smitten with his foster dad. That said, he also loves to spend time with anyone that will give him the love and attention he deserves.

He greats loved-ones and strangers with the same approach and sweet smile in his eyes. This dog really is a sweetheart. 


Behavior with children:  

Stumbo has a great temperament and is calm around children. He would make a great family pet with older, respectful children that will treat him well.


Behavior with other dogs:  

Stumbo has gotten along well with the other dogs in his foster home. He often snuggles up next to them to nap and plays with them outside. A home with a compatible female would be great, though Stumbo would enjoy being an only pet too provided he's getting a lot of attention. 


Behavior with other animals:  

Stumbo is a bit overly curious when it comes to cats and smaller animals. Even Though he is fostered with cats right now, he doesn't always seem adept at picking up on their cues to leave them alone.  It is not recommended that he lives in a home with cats or small animals unless the owner is very dog/cat-savvy.  



Currently Stumbo's foster parents are working on training. He is great at coming when called and learning basic commands like sit or lie down. His foster parents are also working on house training and he's doing well. With lots of positive reinforcement, Stumbo has already shown that he is a quick learner!


Best Attribute:   

Don't apply for Stumbo is you are looking for an independent companion. This darling dog wants to be your faithful shadow. If you want a gentle pal who will always be at your side, then Stumbo is the guy for you! He is a true companion and an absolute sweetheart. He's also very chill, laid-back dog that would make a perfect family pet. He is super easy to handle even for someone less experienced with the breed or large dogs. A real gem!

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