Tuesday, December 10, 2019

12.10.19 Featured Foster of the Month- Meet Brianna



November 2019 FOSTER OF THE MONTH-

Meet Brianna!




Gracie
Who was your first foster?

Gracie. She is the most perfect dog!

Who is your current foster?

Sansa
No one currently. Sansa (now known as Ruby) just went to her new forever home right before Thanksgiving.


Why did you start fostering for MPBR?

I started fostering with MPBR because of Gracie. Gracie came to MN from Tennessee through another rescue that I help with occasionally. She was to only spend a couple days with me and then continue her journey up to St. Cloud to a Humane Society for adoption. At drop off I met Joan who was supposed to take Gracie the last leg of her journey to St. Cloud. Handing Gracie over to Joan knowing that she was going to a Humane Society and not a home broke my heart and I started crying. Joan thankfully stepped in and reached out to Laura (the President of MPBR) and in a matter of a couple hours Gracie was back with me. It was with our family that Gracie stayed for the month prior to finding her forever home. She was able to be loved on and play with her foster sisters instead of sitting in a kennel. Gracie is the perfect dog in all ways, and I am so happy she found her happily ever after she deserves!


When your friends/family find out you volunteer with MPBR, what do they say or ask?

They aren’t surprised but I do get asked many questions as to why I chose Pit Bulls and not another breed or rescue, especially since I have a toddler. Instead of being frustrated over the stereotypes Pit Bulls face, I get to show the fosters dogs the love they deserve. I get to help break that stereotype little by little. That I would say is one of my favorite parts of working with MPBR.

How long have you been volunteering with Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue?

I have been fostering for one year.

Do you have any pets?

Yes, two beautiful spoiled doomans (dog/humans). Zora (4 ½ years) Coonhound/Treeing Walker & Luna (4 years) Boxer mix 
Luna & Zora




When you're not surrounded by dogs, what can you be found doing? 

Enjoying time with my family and friends. Either playing softball, or enjoying cabin life. I also usually have a book or two I am reading. 

Where is your favorite dog friendly place to take your pups? 

Softball games, as well as our cabins. Anywhere they can play Frisbee, swim and run!

Do you have a favorite memory with one of your fosters? 

Oh so many! Gracie – the sweet-natured pup. Who came with me to work a few days no leash needed. She would lay by my feet when I started to talk to others/meeting because she knew it could be awhile. Half my co-workers did not even know there was a dog in the room. Gracie stole the heart of all my co-workers and they still talk about her heart nose.

Tillie
Tillie was my first tripod. Although a tripod, it didn’t slow her down. She zoomed everywhere and I swear I almost had a heart attach a few times she ran down those deck stairs.

Mike – His willingness to let me take photos of him dressed in sunglasses and all.
Mike






Everlie



Everlie and her non-stop energy and sass. That girl knew what she wanted.

Sansa was my biggest cuddle pup. She was my shadow and just wanted to cuddle up and nap on me/or my pups whenever she could.


Do you want to give a shout out to anyone in the rescue? 

Joan Lindquist – Thank you for introducing me to MPBR and for giving me the chance to foster Gracie and find the perfect forever home for her!

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Each month one of our foster pawrents receives a gift card as a thank you.This is our small way of showing appreciation for the dedication our volunteers have to this rescue. Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue is 100% volunteer based- no shelters here! Each dog we are able to save is because a foster is willing to open their home for us 

Interested in becoming a Foster with MPBR? Click here for more information. Would you be interested in helping us by donating a gift card? Click here!

12.7.19 Guess Who's Coming to MPBR?!


Guess who’s coming to MPBR?! The Snack Pack’s mom, Phoebe! That’s right, we can guarantee this girl is done having puppies and is headed toward living her best life 💚 Phoebe is only 1 years old so she has everything to look forward to. Who’s ready to meet this sweet girl? We’re accepting applications & will schedule a meet & greet when she gets here. Apply at www.mnpitbull.com.

Friday, December 6, 2019

12.6.19 Adopt Tenzig!



Tenzig is perfect addition for someone out there. We even think this sweet boy would do well with felines! 


House trained  
Good with Dogs  
Good with Kids  
Kennel trained  

Apply to meet Tenzig @ www.mnpitbull.com 🐾 

Thursday, December 5, 2019

12.5.19 Dog of the Month- Copper


It's December and that means there's a new Dog of the Month at MPBR!  
His name is Copper and he's such a handsome guy! 


What exactly does 'Dog of the Month' mean, though? 

Every month, Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue recognizes one dog that has been in our program a little longer than others to be listed as the Dog of the Month. Not much is different other than their adoption fee is waived. That means the normal adoption process is still followed- references checks, a home check, and training at a facility of the adopters choosing is still required. 

Go Copper, go!

Meet Copper

Nicknames: Copter, Copper Pot, Big Boi

Age: 3yrs

Weight 60-65lbs

Likes: Food....my food bowl....nylabones & benebones....toys....all the toys!!!

Dislikes: Not a huge fan of the snow yet

House trained & crate trained (stays in a plastic crate) - cannot have bedding in his kennel as he tears it up and does eat it. Occasionally barks in his crate but not excessively.

Dogs: Copper would do best in a home as the only dog.

Cats: Copper would do best in a home without cats.

Children: Copper would do best in a home with children 10 and up.

Additional info from his foster:
Copper is a very strong dog and seems as though he has had minimal handling or structure in his life. He gets easily overly stimulated with handling from his people which causes to become very forceful and jumpy with his actions. Copper is working on learning to maintain his composure through practicing relaxed behaviors and receiving calm attention from people. He is a dog who will need a physically strong person as he often acts like a bull in a china shop and is very unaware of his strength and size. Due to Copper’s exuberance for life it would be best that he live with only older children or adults. Copper’s foster mom is working with him on learning commands as it appears he knows very little as well as working on his trust with toys as once he has anything he does not want to give it up. It would be best for Copper to have slow introductions with other dogs as he tends to be rude and a bit clumsy when meeting other dogs. He will need an owner that is prepared to provide him with structure, discipline, boundaries (ie a lot of training). If you are not willing to attend more than one 8 week obedience course and possibly some private lessons, Copper is not the dog for you.

Read the bio but still have questions? Email adopt@mnpitbull.com

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

12.4.19 New to MPBR- Meet Hazy



Meet Hazy

Name: Hazy
Nicknames: Hazel girl (she listens best to this)
Age: Estimated to be around 1-2 years old
Activity Level: very active
Things I do in my free time: play with her foster (dog) brother, plays tug, fetch, run outside, go for walks, and she loves the snow.
Things I know: sit, stay, lay down, kennel up, come.
Things I am learning: to be patient when on walks and not pull, the difference between her toys and the kids toys.
Kids: Great, however she does jump up occasionally for kisses.
Dogs: Great
Cats: No
Size: 50 lbs
Car rides: she loves car rides!

Additional Info from foster parent: Hazy is an awesome dog. She loves kisses and cuddles when she's not out running around. She is always happy and excited, waging her tail. She is learning fast what our expectations are of her. She has a few quirks we are working on breaking her from- she is a counter/table surfer. If there is food and no one is looking, she will get it. She also will get in the garbage if the lid isn't on. She is vocal and will let you know when things are outside. Overall Hazy is happy girl with lots of love to share.


Read the bio but still have questions? Email adopt@mnpitbull.com

12.3.19 Hi from Fred!


One of the benefits to a black dog in the winter is they’re so easy to spot in the snow ❄️ 

Fred has received rave reviews from each kiddo he’s met and does great with other dogs 🐶 He’s a happy go lucky pup that can be shy at first but that quickly fades and he’s back to playing. Meet Fred in person by filling out an online application at www.mnpitbull.com 🐾

12.1.19 November Adoptions




Congratulations Zaria, Mauer, Sansa, Bruin, Ted, Bernadette, Cecile, Carson, & Coolio. All of these dogs found loving homes by the end of November 🎉

11.30.19 Our Black Friday


It’s Black Friday you say? Well that’s great news because Fred & Huxley are both available for adoption. Sure, Huxley is white & black but hey, that totally counts! Both these dudes would love to find their forever home ♥️ Please apply to meet Fred or Huxley at www.mnpitbull.com.

11.29.19 Amazon Smile


Want an easy way to donate to your favorite rescue? Use Amazon Smile when you shop Black Friday deals at: smile.amazon.com/ch/32-0278208, & Amazon will donate to Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue!

11.28.19 Happy Thanksgiving


MPBR wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy some pictures below of our dogs sharing what they're thankful for. Feel free to share a picture of your pup & what they're thankful for.

Huxley is thankful for turkey, potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce - aka FOOD 😜

Fred (far right) is thankful for doggie friends and hoomans to snuggle up close to ❤️

The Snack Pack is thankful for:
1. snacks(of course) along with meals and treats
2. bigger play area inside(we are not in TX anymore)
3. Snuggles for sure
4. Lots of toys
5. That we are adorable helps with our shenanigans
6. Warm blankets and doggie beds to snuggle in.
7. We have a big party coming up 💕Just for us 
8. Today we get to start something called crate training where we get our very own crate.
9. Cleaning supplies, paper towels, mops, vacuums, washer 
and dryer, baby gates, essential oils in the difuser and patience💖 ( wait, correction, this is what our leader of the pack is thankful for and we fully support her efforts) 🤣
Tenzig is thankful for eating snow, lots of toys, all the snuggles with the humans and foster sisters, almond butter filled Kong s and soft beds!











Carson (adoption pending) is thankful for humans to snuggle and warm blankets to lay on after being out in the snow

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

11.27.19 Snack Attack!


Are you ready for a Snack Attack?! 



Meet these little ones Sunday at Prohibition Barbers, Inc from 12-2! Event details here

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

11.26.19 New to MPBR- Meet Haisley


Another new face at MPBR- Meet Haisley

She's a 15 week old Boxer/Pit mix, LOVES other dogs, and is a big hit at foster mom's office. Apply to meet this adorable girl in person at www.mnpitbull.com 🐾