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search engine and online shopping mall. Every time you search the Internet or make an online
purchase at one of their partner merchants, GoodSearch makes a donation to MPR!
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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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 www.WoofTrax.com, 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.
us if you want to know which dog will be attending posted event(s).
Some events may be cancelled in case of
MPR BLOG DECEMBER
NEEDED DECEMBER 2014
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!
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 DECEMBER 2014
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.
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 DECEMBER 2014
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
Naveen is energetic,
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 :-)
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
FEATURED VOLUNTEER DECEMBER
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!
Happy Updates are the fuel that keeps rescuers
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
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!
Marlow is doing just fine in the
Wolfe household! Her & Opie have become best buddies and she has been such a sweetheart to
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.
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!
Jordanbecame 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.
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.
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.
a safe, happy and Merry December from Missouri Pit Bull Rescue