P.O. BOX 300802
Kansas City, MO














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Items much needed for our rescue dogs and adoption program.

Solid Buckle Collars 18" & 20"

Frontline Plus Medium or Large

Strong toys

Items can be brought or sent to:
ATT MPR; 10014 E 47th St KCMO 64133 Or click
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PO Box 300802
Kansas City, MO 64130

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So many ways to help....


"Faith sees a beautiful blossom in a bulb, a lovely garden in a seed, a giant oak in an acorn...”

MPR sees beauty in every dogs....

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Easy way to raise money for MPRUse Goodshop to support MPR

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Not Enough GOOD Homes For Pit Bull Dogs


Considering the current situation, MPR does NOT support show breeding, backyard breeding, "game breeding", or ANY form of Pit Bull breeding. Pit Bulls are overflowing and being destroyed in area shelters - There is NO excuse to add more to an already over-saturated market.
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Welcome to MPR

Our Mission is to promote responsible Pit Bull ownership, provide breed education, combat pet overpopulation, fight unfair legislation, and find qualified homes for sound Pit Bull dogs in Missouri.














During this season of thankfulness and of cheerful giving, please remember there's just enough time left this year to help the dogs by making a

Tax-deductible donation

Thank you for your generosity and Happy Holidays!



Dear Santa,
Please think about the homeless pets this winter and help us spoil them with presents.

For many of those sweethearts rescued from difficult situations, it will be the first time this holiday they ever get a toy or a comfy cushion to lay on....


We can't do it without your help...

Thank you Santa!









Did you know that if you shop on Amazon...Amazon will donate 5% of your purchase to MPR? Just logon to..... Amazon Smile. All Prime members, get free shipping!

Missouri Pit Bull Rescue



Get your free mobile App to promote healthy pets and healthy humans while raising money to support MPR dogs. Missouri Pit Bull Rescue is partnering with WoofTrax, Inc., to introduce and promote the App in this area. Now, for every mile you walk, WookTrax donates to MPR's shelter.

Our community can now support us simply by walking their dogs. Proceeds directly benefit the homeless Pit Bulls that come to MPR each year and support the ongoing good work that MPR does in the community.

Don’t just take your dog for a walk, Take Your Walk for a Dog. Go to, download the App and support MPR every time you walk your dog.







MPR holds Adoption Events on a regular basis to allow the public to meet our dogs, talk to our volunteers about Pit Bull ownership, ask question and spend individual time with a dog they might be interested to adopt.
Please email us if you want to know which dog will be attending posted event(s). Some events may be cancelled in case of rain.








Shelter living is a life-saving option for the few lucky dogs we can afford to help that way, but we can't do it unless we receive financial assistance from people like you.

We have a special program available. Every penny counts! Become a Helping Hand

I Need A Foster Home Please
I Need A Foster Home Please
I Need A Foster Home Please
I Need A Foster Home Please
I Need A Foster Home Please
I Need A Foster Home Please
I Need A Foster Home Please
I Need A Foster Home Please

MPR shelter is a life-saving opportunity for dogs that have no other options. For dogs that came from a difficult situation, a stay at the shelter is often a step up in life. But shelter life needs to be a temporary solution. In order to find a home, our rescue dogs need to live in a home and learn how to be well-behaved family companions. You can make a difference... PLEASE open your heart and home for one of the sweethearts. They desperately need YOU!

Become a Foster Home




Thursday, December 25, 2014 - Merry Christmas!

What to Do If You See a Pet Left Out in the Cold - It can be a crime to leave pets outside in extreme temperatures without food and shelter.

Protect Your Pet from Winter's Woes - As the cold winter chill descends upon us for another year, it's worth remembering that we aren't the only ones who feel the bite of Jack Frost nipping at our noses. In many areas, winter is a season of bitter cold and numbing wetness. Help your pets remain happy and healthy during the colder months by following these simple guidelines provided by HSUS. More Cold Weather Protection for Pets and Winterizing Your Pit Bull information.

Why leave your pet at home? Six ways to make pet travel safer, easier, and more enjoyable for all.

Northland Pet Pantry - The mission of the Northland Pet Pantry is to provide short-term help in the form of free food and basic supplies for the companion pets of people who are struggling financially.

This is a directory of unaffiliated pet food assistance programs throughout the United States.

We wish you a safe and Merry Christmas!

Reminder from the National Canine Research Council - The excellent book The Pit Bull Placebo: The Media, Myths and Politics of Canine Aggression is available for free download at the National Canine Research Council website. Find it here.

Breed Discriminatory Fiscal Impact Calculator - Tool for municipalities in understanding the real cost of enforcing bans and restrictions on dogs because of their looks. The study that led to the calculator pointed out that dogs often identified as pit bulls may be, in fact, another breed entirely, which raises the question on how to properly identify animals that under the law might be banned.

The Anti-DogFighting Campaign is an organization that investigates, promotes awareness and battles for an end to dog fighting. Join them on Facebook. Unite With ADFC And Help Put An End Dog Fighting Worldwide

Dog Training with Victoria Stilwell -Top 10 Basic Dog Training Tips - Excellent training tips written by Victoria Stilwell. Five Rules of Positive Dog Training - Positive reinforcement (i.e., giving the dog a reward in the form of praise, play, food or toys when it behaves in a way that you like) has been shown to be the most effective training method. Positive training equals positive results.

Dog Training and the Myth of Alpha-Male Dominance - Victoria was profiled in a recent TIME Magazine article entitled "Dog Training and the Myth of Alpha-Male Dominance." In the article, Victoria helps highlight the differences between traditional dominance-based methods and her brand of positive reinforcement philosophies.

Victoria Stilwell - Child and Dog Safety Guide - No matter how small the dog or young the child, it's never too early to teach children how to interact safely with dogs. 15 Do's and Don'ts for Children and Dogs - An excellent tip sheet written by Victoria Stilwell.

EXPECTING???? - Dogs Need To Be Prepared For Baby, Too - Shawnee Mission Medical Center Offers 'Dog & Storks' Class. Families preparing for a new baby may also want to consider preparing the family pet for the new addition, too. Dogs and Storks class is $29. For more information please see, Shawnee Mission Medical Center Classes

ASPCA Kids and Pets Interaction Guide - A wonderful resource for parents to raise their own awareness of children and pet interactions and what's appropriate at each phase of a child's development. The family pet is a best friend for many children - a companion who not only provides unconditional love, but who also teaches them about friendship, responsibility, loyalty, and empathy.
How to let kids pet your dog - As we all know there can be some danger in having a child approach a strange dog and pet it. The Victor Valley Daily Press has a good story on ways to teach kids to pet appropriately as well as warning signs to be wary of.




Boonville, KS -  Help overturn Boonville's Pit Bull ban! - The City Council will be discussing repeal of the pit bull ban on Monday December 15th at 7 p.m. in the Old City Hall, 512 Spring St., Boonville, MO.

Aurora, CO - Voters overwhelmingly back Aurora pit bull ban. In Arapahoe County, 68 percent of voters said no. In Adams County, 63 percent voted against lifting the ban.

Wentsville, MO - How Wentzville Citizens Beat Their Breed Ban to Win Canine Equality - The key to Wentzville's success was that the residents mobilized. They packed the city council meetings. When speaking, they were factual and polite and they didn't go away. Indeed, they followed much of the strategy set forth in Best Friend's tool kit to fight breed discrimination. In the end, the dogs carried the day and canine profiling was repealed - another example of the continuing trend in cities and counties across the U.S. to end breed discrimination.


Resources for Pit Bull Parents courtesy of Best Friends Animal Society



An excellent article from Bless the Bullys about BSL and staying informed
Knowledge is power - be an informed dog owner



Speak! or rollover!    the choice dog owners need to make

Know the animal ordinances in your town. Don't just be a good pet owner. Insist that your town hold all pet owners to the same high standards to which you hold yourself, whatever kind of dog they share their lives with. Breed specific laws are cruel, and they don't make our communities safer. Humane care of companion animals does.



Prince "Charming" Naveen


This adorable little guy looks like a prince with his gold cropped ears. Prince Naveen is learning to enjoy the good life. Everything is new to him and he is soaking up the love and attention.

Naveen is energetic, fun-loving, playful and high prey-drive when he's outside, and he is a cuddly, affectionate, "roll-on-your-back- fall-off-the-couch" lovable goof when he's inside.

He's very loving; a little on the submissive side, but not shy or nervous. Just very loving and eager to please. He is a little sensitive and you can hurt his feelings easily but he bounces right back and definitely doesn't hold a grudge. He loves nothing more than to cuddle on the couch and get belly rubs. He is friendly with all volunteers and seem to think everyone is a best friend.

His best attribute has to be how cute and unique he looks, but he also wins in the charm department. Indeed, Naveen is a hit with everyone he meets, and well, every one he meets is a hit with him! Let him be your best family addition this Christmas season. We promise, you won't regret it :-)

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Won't YOU open up your heart and give this wonderful boy a forever home and a loving family of his very own? Don't wait another day ... APPLY today!



Kassandra Meyer


We're pleased this month to recognize the dedication our volunteer, Kassandra Meyer.

"What really inspired me to help Pit Bulls is seeing how misunderstood the breed really is after I got my Pit mix. I knew that the were portrayed as "vicious" dogs, however my dog is far from that. One of the most loyal, loving, cuddly dogs I've ever encountered. He definitely feels like he can't be close enough to me and is always making sure I'm in his sight. My experience with him made me start looking at the statistics and actual facts about the breed. Every Pit Bull I've been around has contradicted everything negative that is said about them and proves that the breed, in my opinion, is an amazing one. I have been with MPR for almost a year and it has been an amazing experience. I started out with doing shelter shifts once a week, which being able to interact and get to know each dogs personality was such a great time. It was never a dull moment with all the cuddles, kisses, walks and playtime. About a month or so of doing shifts, I also decided to start fostering. I had the chance to foster three amazing dogs, Loki, Mina and Neela. I can't begin to explain the feeling knowing you are making a difference in that dogs life. Seeing them come from not so good situations and despite their past they are so quick to open their hearts to anyone."

"I also love to help out with events whenever needed. Dogtober fest was a great success, not only do we like seeing people come support our dogs, but the dogs also benefit from getting a chance to get out in the community and get some exposure. It's been an amazing year at MPR and I am excited to see what the new year brings us!"

Kassandra, your caring, hard work and commitment are such an asset to MPR and the dogs that we wanted you to know we are so very fortunate and thankful to have you on board. Thank you!







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Happy Updates are the fuel that keeps rescuers going....


I adopted Lexie (Buttercup) as a puppy almost exactly a full year before my son was born. Avery does not lack for a sibling because he has it in Lexie. When Lexie isn't eating Avery's vegetables for him she is generally wiggling for a good ole butt scratching during which after about 20 seconds she fully collapses. I compare her to Scooby-Doo because she has that silly goofy loyal personality. When her time is up as Nana dog to my son she spends most of her time sneaking into Mom's bed for a good snuggle and this girl insists on being under covers.. Pillows?? YES PLEASE! Nothing really phases her because really after a toddler who thinks you are a toddler sized pony what is there to really disrupt your life? Dislikes? Fruit... Weird girl! ~Lauren
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Jax has grown a lot! He is now an 80 lb professional snuggler! He loves playing with his kid siblings, and fur sisters. He has been keeping an eye on my kids for their entire lives, since they all were babies together. Now Jax is a big brother to a pitbull puppy, Rosie. He has taught her how to play tug, play chase, and to howl! Jax just loves his big sister, Freyja. She is a Siberian Husky, who has been like a Mom to him since we adopted him. He is a best friend and family member to us, and we just adore him!

~Dana Carroll

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Marlow is doing just fine in the Wolfe household! Her & Opie have become best buddies and she has been such a sweetheart to have around!

~Steve Wolfe

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Socrates is adjusting well to being a member of our family. He's bonded nicely with our female pit named Nala. They play tug-o-war for hours & take breaks to curl up and nap. We are happy to be able to be his forever family.

~Kaitlin Kikenny

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Kamuro is getting along wonderfully with his his "sister" Samba, who is also part pitbull. They are beginning to nap closer together and with this cold weather, I fully expect to see them cuddling soon! They love to find the sun spots in the house and soak it up. My 6 yr. old son, Kyndrek, is totally in love with Kam. He can't get enough hugs and cuddles out of him and I think he'd love to sleep with him at night, if I would allow it. Kam is pretty fond of Kyndrek too and if he thinks someone is bothering Kyndrek, he gets right in the middle of it. Kam is a pretty relaxed dog to have around and doesn't cause any trouble. He loves to get his tummy rubbed and every evening, he goes to sit by Ken, the man of the house, to get his daily rub down. Kam enjoys being in the kitchen, where the action is, but never jumps up on the counter to take anything. Kam definitely wants to be around his people, if we are in the front yard and he can see us through the door, he lets us know about it! Kam is a sniffer, he greets us all with sniffs all day long to find out what we've been doing while we were out! He likes to rub his head along the couch sometimes if he can't get a human to do it! He's just a big loveable baby and we so enjoy having him in our family. Thank you!

~Allison Osburn

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Jordan became Lou and he's such a good boy. Almost everyone he meets adores him and comments about how happy he always is. It's the slobber that some people don't like.

A few weeks into the adoption, he woke me up to notify me that someone was trying to steal my truck. I managed to run them off just in time. Lou saved me about $20,000 so he's a keeper!

He comes to work with me everyday and has a shepherd to play with. He's very inquisitive and loveable. He also likes to snuggle in the winter.

MPR gave me a great companion so it's my pleasure to boast about how cool he is.

~Tom Duebelbeis

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Jingle loves chewing her toys and snuggling but she is best at begging for food! She's a little porker She is amazing and she makes me smile and laugh every day. Pure. Sweetheart!! About 2 months ago a second doggie came to live with us...she weighs 6 pounds and loves her big charlie horse. Charlie has adjusted to sharing very well and she is nice and gentle with everyone. Her name is Bellabee. ..she is from wayside waifs. This is where charlie spent the 4th of july..and she still spends lots of time in the bathroom when it storms but she is such a good girl and never has an accident.
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Adira has become my sweet diva princess. She's not only closely bonded with me, but also with Grimm. She loves to cuddle and has perfected the head tilt that melts your heart. Despite missing her paw, she is the fastest dog in my house. She's an amazing survivor.

~Lisa Bratcher

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Have a safe, happy and Merry December from Missouri Pit Bull Rescue