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

Storage Plastic Cabinet

Strong toys
Items can be brought or sent to:
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P.O. BOX 300802
Kansas City, MO 64130

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

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Honor your favorite pit bull(s) and other canine companions online for your minimum contribution of $10.00 per dog
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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














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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 several programs available. Every penny counts! Become a Helping Hand

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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!

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  • FREE pet licensing, vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries for owners of unaltered pit bulls and pit bull mixes who reside in Kansas City’s 64130 and 64132 ZIP codes. Take advantage of this free service for up to 4 pit bulls per household as quickly as possible since the grant runs through September 2014. Please contact one of the service providers listed below to arrange for service:
  • Spay & Neuter Kansas City, 1116 E. 59th St., Kansas City, MO. For information, call 816 -353-0940 or visit
  • Raytown Animal Hospital, 10401 E. 63rd St., Raytown, MO. For information, call 816-353-3666 or email
  • Northland Animal Welfare Society, 3400 NW Vivion Road, Riverside, MO. For information, call 816-336-1888 or visit


August 4-10 - International Assistance Dog Week - in recognition of all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability-related limitations.

August 3-9, 2014 - National Assistance Dog Day

August 16, 2014 - International Homeless Animals Day - Organizations around world come together on the third Saturday of August to raise awareness about the pet overpopulation epidemic.

August 26, 2014 - National Dog Day - serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort.

August 30, 2014 - National Holistic Pet Day - How to Nurture Your Pet on National Holistic Pet Day

Summer Heat and Health Hazards for Pets - Learn about the signs, treatment and prevention of heatstroke.

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 very Happy AUGUST!

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.

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.




Wellsville, Kansas - The sitting ban stays. The Wellsville City Council voted 4-1 to keep an ordinance banning Pit Bull Terriers and Staffordshire Terriers from the city limits during its Wednesday meeting at city hall, 411 Main St., Wellsville. Councilmen Dave Edwards, Cory Cunningham, Jared Eggleston and Dave Rogers voted in favor of keeping the ban, with Mike McAfee the lone vote for dropping it.
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.



Easy-going Kamuro


Kamuro lost his home and family in a house explosion in early June. His owner was making his own fireworks and accidentally blew up the house, which sadly took his life. 3 other people, including children, were injured as well. Luckily, Kamuro was able to make it out alive.

Kam is currently being fostered in the country with 2 other dogs (a male and a female) and a mostly outdoor cat. He has seen the cat and has been mildly interested but hasn't barked or attempted to chase her. He has been slowly introduced to both dogs in the house and gets along with them.

Kam is quite laid back and easy-going. He is a friendly dog with a sweet nature. Though he doesn't seem to be aggressive at all, his appearance alone is a good deterrent to people with bad intentions, at almost 100 lbs., Kamuro is a BIG boy.

Kam loves to get his head rubbed and his belly. So far, he is a fairly laid back dog who likes people and wants attention. Nothing beats a belly-rub and he doesn't hesitate to roll on his back for them. He's a big lovable goof.

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!

Featured Dog



Stacey Kennedy


Featured Volunteer

We're pleased this month to recognize the dedication our volunteer, Stacey Kennedy.

Stacey tells us, "Currently, I foster for MPR and work shelter shifts. My first foster was Cooper, now Arturo. He was just a little guy who survived parvo and was pulled from Kansas City Pet Project. My second foster was Columbus - a chunky boy who was found wandering around by City Market in Kansas City, MO. Both were amazingly EASY fosters. Couldn't ask for a better set of boys!

Shelter shifts are always fun. I get my puppy fill, and get PAID IN FULL in slobbery, wet, dog kisses! The dogs are always appreciative of the effort of all volunteers. It's something most of them never had. It's very rewarding to be able to help dogs in need.

I've always been drawn to pit bulls. They are physically gorgeous: muscular, athletic, full of personality, and always up for some cuddling. It simply amazes me how many of these dogs have been severly abused - on the brink of death - and they get some much needed love, and they're the best dogs any one could ask for. Not many creatures can look past such horrific circumstances and love again.

Plus, they're always eager to please you - which makes for easy training sessions. But, don't let that block head fool you, they are stubborn. Being able to watch them grow is personally fulfilling."

Stacey, 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! You are the absolutely the best!










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


Panda came from Westport at an MPR adoption event in March of 2008. I already had a young brindle APBT male that I took from an unfortunate situation. I wasn't looking for another dog but my parents had been on the site and already put an application in unbeknownst to me. My Dad walked me over to a couple of puppies; he asked what I thought about the little black and white female. I thought she was pretty cute so I picked up her toy and waved it over her head, all the volunteers watched with anticipation and no one seemed to breathe for a moment as Panda just sat and stared, I encouraged her to get it, and BAM, she jumped up and got that toy, I knew from that moment on she was the one for me. She is very loved and right now lives at Pete and Mac's in Lee's Summit where she watches over all the dogs. Panda loves to go rollerblading, running, on nature walks, wrestling with her brother Smokey, run on the treadmill when it is too cold outside, and taking naps. She is becoming more cuddly as time goes on but is the perfect dog and is content just to lay at my feet. The knowledgeable staff recognized Panda as being dominant and warned us that we would have to work on that. She does well with neutral dogs but gets a little grumpy around excessively friendly dogs. Panda is going to classes right now and working on her Canine Good Citizen. Panda's favorite treat is her Kong filled with food on the inside and Peanut Butter frozen in the hole, this keeps her very happy!

Keep up the great work MPR volunteers!

~Chris Wooderson

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Sahara is now approximately 9 years old. She is going gray and she has a few health issues. She has been diagnosed with degenerative spine disease and neuropathic blindness. She is getting excellent treatment for both issues, though eventually she will be blind and will have trouble walking. She doesn't let this stop her! She is as loving and sweet natured as ever. She loves cats and other dogs and she adores children. She has helped me tremendously in helping us to acclimate and train our foster dogs. She is one of 8 dogs! She has 5 pit bull siblings and 2 jack russell mix siblings as well as 5 cats. She loves car rides, camping and dressing up. She's happy, well loved and one of the lights of my life. We couldn't imagine our life without her in it!

Rescue a Pit Bull, Adopt a Best Friend.

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Gunner (Gourd) has grown up so much since the first day I got him but definitely still a baby at heart. He has turned into a big mama's boy that also thinks he is a lap dog. He will make it his mission to deliver lots of kisses to your face. He absolutely loves playing with his older sister Princess that is by far his favorite thing to do he is always just one step behind her. Gunner also enjoys being outside, sunbathing and chewing up any log or stick he can find. Adopting from the MPR has been one of the best decisions, I received a pittie blessing and I couldn't be more grateful.

~Aubrey Cecena

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Baba Looey is doing very well. He's a very sweet little boy. He loves his yard! He jumped up into a tree (my) neck high and got stuck chasing a squirrel. I had to lift him out of the forked branches. I had no idea he could leap so high.

~Jim V

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Have a safe, happy and fun AUGUST from Missouri Pit Bull Rescue