One of the rarest and most expensive plants in the world. Wasabi roots take years to grow and are extremely valuable.
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 will be honest regarding what we know about them. For MPR, quality of adoptions takes precedence over a quick turnaround.
We do our very best to update the dogs bios as quickly as we can. In many 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 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 react under all circumstances and situations.
We're not sure how Wasabi lost his previous home, but we believe it was a good thing he did. This little guy has been to hell and back. He was emaciated when found and covered in scratches, wounds, and scars. His ordeal was brought to our attention and we immediately gave him a chance in our program. We are determined to not only help him get back on his paws, but also to find the home he's been waiting for all his life.
Adoption Fee: $ 200
Breed: Pit Bull mix
Age: 10-18 mts
Wasabi has mostly recovered from his bad life experience already. The only thing left to mend in addition to some emotional wounds, is heartworm disease. He has began treatment and we expect a full recovery by early May.
Potential adopters that have the ability to keep a dog calm for the entire duration of the treatment and are able to visit our veterinarian for the injections can adopt heartworm positive dogs if they wish. There is no extra cost to the adopters.
He's rather little for a bully type dog and may be mixed with a smaller Terrier such as a Boston... Or maybe he's part squirrel-monkey ;-) He sure has THE most adorable monkey-face!
Note that Wasabi's weight was less than 30 lbs when he was initially rescued. He is now a little over 40 lbs. His coat was dull and sparse but is now growing back much healthier. He still has a little ways to go but he is quickly blossoming into the cutest little Don Juan.
Current Living Situation:
Wasabi is being a good sport at the MPR shelter. He's no trouble at all and super easy to handle. It took him just a few days to warm up to his new situation and to realize that our shelter is actually a pretty nice place to be. He's now loving every second he gets to spend with our volunteers and appreciates every little bit of comfort he can get.
Wasabi is quiet in his kennel and non-reactive towards the dogs kenneled next to him. He uses his doggy-door to his outdoor run to do his business if needed, and keeps his bedding nice and neat.
He came to us mentally shattered but only for a couple of days. We're pretty sure this little guy was born happy and outgoing but was dealt a "bad hand" (pun intended). As soon as he realized he would not be mistreated again, he came out of his shell. He is now a funny little clown - playful and affectionate. His energy level is right where it should be for a young dog his age, as well as his general attitude.
That said, Wasabi is a little on the submissive side and easily gets his feelings hurt. While he recovers quickly, he will need an owner with a patient and gentle hand.
Behavior with people:
Slightly timid upon first meeting, the socialization he's getting at MPR shelter is helping his self-esteem big time. He just needs to learn to trust people again, which he is gladly doing. Our volunteers are very proud of the progress he made in so little time. He is quickly turning into a happy and fun-loving companion.
Behavior with children:
Unknown but he gets easily overwhelmed. We prefer a home with adults for this little monkey, or with older children that know how to treat a dog with patience and respect.
Behavior with other dogs:
Wasabi was too out-of-shape to be tested with other dogs at first and we currently don't have a right match for him to try it out. If this situation changes, we will update his bio. As of now, we believe he would do well as an only pet but we are not ruling out a home with a compatible female.
Behavior with other animals:
Very little training, but he's a smart little guy who wants to learn. While he keeps his kennel clean, he has had a few accidents in the playroom. He might have never been allowed inside before and simply needs to learn the rules. We are working on it.
Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for their care.