Just start using GoodSearch.com as your 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. ***
LOW COST*** SPAY &
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Well, now you can have the best of both worlds! For the month of November, MPR has teamed up with Scentsy Fragrance and one of their local sellers has generously offered to donate 100% of her commission from this month's sales to our very lucky pitties!
Place your order through this link and select Missouri Pit Bull Rescue at checkout and, voila! Easy as pie!
(they have a pie scent, too)
Perfect for gift giving, too... so order some extras to give to family members, friends, or that someone special!
know that if you shop on Amazon...Amazon will donate 5% of your purchase to MPR? Just logon to..... Amazon Smile. All Prime members, remember....you get free shipping!
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 NOVEMBER 2014
Yup, it's that time of year again...the time of year when we slow down and take the time to really think about what all we have to be thankful for. And for those of us who are dog owners, we especially enjoy thinking of the reasons we are so thankful for our four legged fur-kids. As we share why we are thankful we hope you will take a moment to think of your own Bully and the reasons why you are grateful! Here are a few of our favorites from our very own MPR volunteers!
I am thankful for my dog(s) (or fostering, rescuing) because....
"I'm thankful for my pit bulls because, they are the only things that don't change or judge me when I mess up. They are always so welcoming when I come home. And they give my life excitement. And they are wonderful dog to have in the winter time because they make perfect space heaters and bed warmers. lol"
"I'm thankful for my Bully because she has never left my side and is always there to cheer her Momma up. I've also learned from her that you never give up something good will eventually happen. I can't imagine my life without her."
"I'm thankful for my pittie because no one loves me as well and as unconditionally as she does. She always seems to know what I need to feel better. She truly rescued me."
"I'm thankful that he gives me a chance to show him we're not all the same. Even through horrible abuse, he still has learned to trust someone. Oh, and cuddling on Saturday mornings. Those are my favorite, even though he steals the blankets!"
"I'm thankful for both my dogs- they are both always there, loving us no matter what. The best feeling is them seeing you for the first time after you've been away, so excited and happy for you to be back. I love Keisha Roo's kisses in the morning and cuddles. Hercules keeps on track with exercising and has been there loving me unconditionally for years. I'm also thankful for my foster nuggets Hasbro, giving us an adventure this summer and Sawyer for showing us how much a dog can change when given the tools for success."
"... they've shown me forgiveness is possible and happy endings do exist."
"... no matter what kind of day I've had, they always know how to make it better!"
"... I'm thankful for my pittie because no matter how hectic and crazy my life is. I know I can always count on that same pittie grin when I walk in the door."
"... because my dog is my heart."
"... I'm thankful for my Pittie because no matter how awful my day may have been, I know when I get home, I will see those sweet innocent eyes and get that big sloppy wet kiss, & that always makes my day! :)"
"... I'm thankful for my pittie because he loves me unconditionally and has helped me change the stereotypes that others have about the breed; and I am thankful for rescue because it has given me the opportunity to be a part of something that has a much bigger purpose in life than I have individually."
While we all are so very thankful for our personal dogs, MPR program dogs and the breed in general, we want to extend a heartfelt thank you to each one of our donors and supporters. Without each of YOU there wouldn't be an MPR to help the dogs we all love so much. Thank you!!!
FOSTER HOMES NEEDED NOVEMBER 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!
It’s Not How They’re Raised, It’s How Dogs are Managed That Matters Most - What this means is that when dogs are properly managed by a human, a dog with or without behavior problems can be a safe, family dog. Dogs may need a variety of management tools, depending on what behavioral issues (if any) they have. Beyond training, various management tools might include: space management (crates, gates, etc.), muzzles, leashes, fences, proper supervision, etc. When these tools are used, owners are setting dogs up to be successful.
Nov. 2-8, 2014 - National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week - National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week is a perfect opportunity for community members to become acquainted with their local shelters and rescues and to help homeless pets.
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - Happy Thanksgiving!
Pet Cancer Awareness Month - (PCA) - Sponsored by Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) and the Animal Cancer Foundation. There's nothing you wouldn't do for your dog or cat. That's why it's so important to learn all you can about canine and feline cancer. Because the more you know the better you'll be able to protect your pet. Think about this: dogs and cats get cancer at approximately the same rate as people do. But unfortunately 80% of pet parents know little or nothing about pet cancer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BSL NEWS NOVEMBER 2014
Kansas City, KS. - In a quiet trend, pit bull bans are disappearing. Unified Government commissioners this month will take up a comprehensive animal-control ordinance that repeals the ban on pit bulls. Instead, the proposed policy would impose new rules and restrictions aimed at preventing dog attacks without regard to breed by focusing on the behavior of animal owners and their pets.
Roeland Park, KS. - Roeland Park hosts forum on pit bull ordinance. City Council hosted a forum on Monday [11/11/2014] to get feedback on proposed changes to the city’s animal regulations. The proposal included lifting the city’s ban on pit bulls.
Fairway, KS - New Fairway Animal Ordinance. Approved and adopted a revised ordinance that removes breed specific language from the definition of a "dangerous animal!" Thank Fairway City Council via email
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.
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
MPR CENTERFOLD NOVEMBER 2014
If Bryer were an ice cream flavor, he'd be a yummy butter pecan. Super sweet!
Mr. Butter Pecan is adapting very well to being well cared for at MPR's mini-shelter. His new life with MPR is obviously much better than the one he left behind. Bryer is no trouble at all at the shelter and likes to keep his room nice and tidy for any visitors that might drop by. He never had an accident in his kennel and is not destructive with his bedding.
We are keeping things quiet for him while he is receiving his HW treatments. He does really enjoy spending time with our volunteers though and will do just about anything to get their attention. He is quite the charmer. Funny boy appears to have a bit of drag queen in him with a flair for wearing costumes and a love for being center stage :). In between "acts", we try and keep him entertained with a nice chew toy, which he seems to enjoy very much.
We will know much more about him once his treatments are complete and he's feeling better. But for now, we can say that we expect he will be one of those shadow dogs who would love to accompany you on the couch, in the kitchen, for car rides, and even the bathroom... such is his commitment!
We believe he'd be happier and less stressed as an only pet. He looooooves people anyway.
He's so charming and very irresistible when you meet him! He has the sweetest eyes and you can see his loving soul through them. His forgiveness is exemplary.
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!
VOLUNTEERS NOVEMBER 2014
All MPR Volunteers
is the work you do.
is how you always come through.
sincere and full of good cheer,
in your efforts throughout the year.
are the contributions you make.
in every project you take.
to reach your every goal.
in the way you fulfill your role.
with a smile like a shining star,
and wonderfulthats what you are!
We at MPR want to stop and take a very important moment to acknowledge our volunteers. It humbles and inspires us to have such a dedicated team of bright, motivated, passionate and driven individuals who are willing to give their precious time to our cause. We are so very thankful for every one of our dedicated, special and hard-working volunteers.
MPR's volunteers dedicate so much of themselves and their time through fostering, fundraising, event planning/hosting, application processing, screening, homechecking, web and server maintenance, providing breed education, transporting dogs, caring for MPR's boarded dogs on a daily basis, photography services, attending obedience classes and socializing MPR dogs, being available on an emergency basis to do whatever is needed and the list goes on and on ...
To all MPR Volunteers ... 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 each and every one of you on board. Thank you! Each one of you are absolutely the best!
Happy Updates are the fuel that
keeps rescuers going....
MPR pulled Muldoon from the Kansas City, Kansas shelter. He must have been a family dog because he knew several commands and was house trained. Unfortunately for the family, KCK has BSL, and he would have been put down if not for MPR.
"We adopted Arturo (fka Cooper) last November when he was an adorable 6 month old pup with enormous feet. Since bringing him home, he has blossomed into quite the character (and challenge). He’s incredibly smart, agile (we think he’s part gazelle), extremely stubborn, yet incredibly cute. He loves to chase our cats, steal all the toys, and burrow himself under any and every blanket in the house. He has yet to grasp the concept of snuggling, but every once in a while he’ll begrudgingly saddle up next to his sister or awkwardly plant his tush on top of you as a sign of affection. He’s our stinker and we spoil him rotten. With each new freckle he gains on that handsome white head, he steals a little more of our hearts (even if he drives us crazy). Thank you for saving this sweet boy and allowing us to make him a part of our family."
October 31st was the last day of Pit Bull Awareness Month. October was a month for appreciation and education designed to change perceptions and stereotypes about pit bulls and their responsible owners. I don't know what I would do without my sweet and handsome Muraco!
~Susie Stoner Moorhead
Have a safe, happy and fun NOVEMBER from Missouri Pit Bull Rescue