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. ***
LOW COST*** SPAY &
NEUTERING FOR PIT BULL DOGS
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.
SPRING FORWARD - Daylight Saving Time (United States) 2015 begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 8, 2015
MPR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATES
Good news! We raised over $1,000 during the month of February. Every little bit counts! When we have our new shelter we will be able to rescue more pits than ever before. Until then, we rely heavily on our amazing foster families. But, with so many foster homes needing kennels for crate training, we've nearly run out of them! If you have a spare large or xl wire crate lying around (please contact us for drop-off info) or if you order one for us, we will commemorate your generosity in a permanent brick within our Blockhead Boardwalk! (you choose the engraved message)
Please continue to spread the word to friends, family, and fellow pit bull advocates to help us build a home for Missouri's pit bulls! Thank you for your continued support.
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.
us if you want to know which dog will be attending posted event(s).
Some events may be cancelled in case of
NEEDED MARCH 2015
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.
have a special program available. Every penny counts!Become
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!
Missouri Pit Bull Rescue was founded 15 years ago and on March 11, 2003 received our 501(c)3. For the past 15 years, we have been fulfilling our mission of saving homeless pit bulls and finding them amazing homes.
PIT BULL NEWS MARCH 2015
March 1-7, 2015 - Professional Pet Sitters Week
March 15-21, 2015 - National Animal Poison Prevention Week - (Third Full Week in March) - Read more at The Pet Wiki
March 8, 2015, Sunday - Daylight Saving Time (United States) 2015 begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday.
March 11, 2015 - MPR 12th Birthday
March 13, 2015 - K-9 Veterans Day - They served to save, and they deserve to be remembered.
Monday, March 17, 2014 - Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
Friday, March 20, 2015 - Say goodbye to winter and say hello to spring with temperatures slowly rising to greet the vernal equinox on March 20, 2015 - kicking off the first official day of spring.
March 23, 2015 -National Puppy Day - What! Did you say puppies? OMG! Where? If you're thinking of getting yourself one of these slobbery, furry little friends, the creators of National Puppy Day encourage you to adopt one from a shelter or rescue. They've had rough starts to their young lives and need a good home and plenty of cuddling.
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.
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.
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
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
BSL NEWS MARCH 2015
Roeland Park, KS - BSL REPEALED! - Roeland Park lifts ban on pit bulls - The Roeland Park City Council voted Monday night to lift its 20-year ban on pit bulls. The breed will be allowed in the city, but residents will be limited to one pit bull per household until 2018. Another part of the change is dog owners will no longer be allowed to neglect dogs by keeping them chained outside.
Spring Hill, KS -
BSL REPEALED! - Formerly had a breed-specific ban in place, but it was
repealed in November 2014.
Hallsville, MO -
Hallsville City Council repeals 20-year-old pit bull ban - After more than 20 years, Hallsville residents can now own pit bulls. The Hallsville City Council voted unanimously to repeal the ban on Monday, November 10, 2014. Hallsville has a vicious dog ordinance currently in place. The ordinances apply to all dogs and are not breed-specific.
Camdenton, MO -
Pit Bull ordinance back under the microscope - The City of Camdenton could see a change in animal ordinances dealing with dangerous dogs and Pit Bull breeds. The Board of Aldermen is taking a serious look at its animal ordinance. During the board’s most recent meeting, the city’s attorney presented the board with a new sample ordinance.
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
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
CENTERFOLD MARCH 2015
Too cute! This adorable little boy may be mix with English Bulldog. Murphy is shorter than a Pit Bull, but very stocky. He looks adorable despite having his ears chopped off. He is super outgoing and friendly.
Happy-go-lucky goofball. His appearance fits his personality. He's a fun-loving funny-looking clown. No one can keep a serious face when this dog is around. He cracks everyone up with his silly antics and he knows it. You can tell he loves to entertain and be the life of the party. Very sociable little guy.
Dominant with other dogs. No small dogs. Will not be placed in home with another male. Might be ok with a compatible female after proper introduction. We believe this little guy would love being an only pet though.
This dog is really really cute! He attracts attention everywhere he goes. People just can't get over what a cute and silly little clown he is. If you are looking for a 4-legged companion to cheer you up after a hard day at work, Murphy won't fail to bring a smile on your face just by being his adorable happy self.
Note that Murphy's small size and easy-going personality makes him a great candidate for a small house in town or apartment life (we contact landlords and verify pet policies).
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!
Happy Updates are the fuel that keeps rescuers going....
Nika is doing tremendously well!! She lives with her parents, and is an only pooch! Which she wouldn't have any other way! She loves to socialize with other dogs, but she wants all the attention at home to herself! She loves to play catch in the yard (when its warmer obviously) and doesn't let her "nub" (as we've named it) slow her down! She LOVES to sneak onto the bed for a snooze when Mom & Dad are in the other room, which she KNOWS is not allowed. She wants to be where the action is, always bouncing between rooms of the house where the people are. Often times hanging out RIGHT under your feet. Anytime she's feeling neglected she gets vocal, and grunts & snorts while smashing her head into your hand until she gets some loving! One of her favorite things to do is race around and wrestle with her Dad. She LOVES car rides, and will even race to the door as soon as I put my coat on to go somewhere. She is full of energy, and brings so much laughter to our house!
She currently weighs about 60 lbs and is healthy as can be! She's come a long way from when MPR first took her under their wing! Thanks for all the work you do to protect and love the Bullys.