Tuesday, May 28, 2019

5.28.19 Amira needs our help

Sweet Amira is in need of a Foster or Adopter ASAP. 

She is a 6 year old pit bull/mastiff mix and is deaf. She does well with slow intros with male dogs but would prefer a home where she is the only dog. If interested, check out our website for more info or follow the link here.

5.27.19 Memorial Day

Texan- Available for Adoption
Marshmello- Available for Adoption

Our MPBR dogs are showing their appreciation and saying Thank You to those that have served and sacrificed.
 Hugh- Available for Adoption
Hugh-Available for Adoption

Mike- Available for Adoption

Sunday, May 26, 2019

5.26.19 Good Morning from Sonnie

Sonnie was adopted back in February and through no fault of her own has come back. Unfortunately sometimes that happens but we’re committed to finding this girl the great family she deserves. If you're looking for an amazing addition, Sonnie could be your girl. She loves walks, she loves to snuggle up with you on the couch and she loves, loves, LOVES dogs and kids. She is super playful but knows when to just chill. She likes to watch movies, play tag with kiddos (or adults) and just behaves so well. She is about 98% potty trained and still learning all basic commands. Interested in meeting Sonnie? Find more info at mnpitbull.com

Saturday, May 25, 2019

5.25.19 Mike says Adopt Me!

Hi friends! My name is Mike and I’m a new face here at Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue. I’m 5 months old and as you can see I have one of the greatest smiles ever. Don’t you want me to be part of your family? Head over to mnpitbull.com and let’s make it happen!

Friday, May 24, 2019

5.24.19 Hi from Ted

Ted in his natural habitat- outdoors playing ball 🎾

Thursday, May 23, 2019

5.23.19 Hi from Coolio

Brindle powers unite. 💖😍 Coolio (left) looks so serious, but I assure you he is a goof ball! Adopt this goofball at www.mnpitbull.com

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

5.22.19 Hi from Van

This is Van. He’s a good boy who had a rough start to life. Van was adopted from the shelter in TX when he was a puppy. After about a year he was returned to the shelter. At the time of return, he was unable to use his back legs. The adopters unfortunately would give no explanation as to how he lost the use of his back legs. X-rays were immediately done and thankfully they came back clear but Van still had a long road ahead of him. At this point we suspect he had nerve damage and a back leg that had been broken and never healed correctly. Once Van arrived at Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue, he started with chiropractic and acupuncture work. He was also fit with a brace for his leg and this has helped tremendously. He is able to walk and even run now! He is a happy dog that just needs a home with love. We would be thrilled to see him in a home with another dog or kids as he does really well with both. He would do best in a home without cats. Please, give this sweet boy a chance. Find more information at www.mnpitbull.com.

5.22.19 You're Invited- MPBR 10 Year Anniversary Party

Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue turns 10 years old this summer! Join us at Parley Lake Winery & help us celebrate all the lives we've helped save over the years.

Adopted from us? Volunteer with us? Just support us because we have cute dogs? GREAT! Register by 7/1/2019 & we'll give you a free T-Shirt as a thank you when you're at the event! Email your name & size (adult unisex size S-5XL) to ashley@mnpitbull.com. There is a 2 shirt maximum per household.
T-Shirts MUST be picked up the day of the event by 4:00 P.M. Limited quantities will be for sale at the event & on our website afterwards.

*Dog Friendly: Bring your pup to join in on the fun! This event is open to the public. If your dog doesn't do well in crowds, this may be a good one for them to sit out on. Leashed, well mannered dogs only, please.
*Kid Friendly
*Food Trucks
*Wine for purchase indoors by Parley Lake Winery
*Live Music
*Raffle (winners must be present)
*Caricatures by Twin Cities Caricatures
*Traveling Succulent Bar by Succ It Up Buttercup

Have you adopted from us before? We want to feature your dog at our event! Please email their picture to Ashley@mnpitbull.com. Include their name at time of adoption, their current name (if different), and the date they were adopted (or a ruff estimate).

This event will be RAIN or SHINE.

Parley Lake Winery is normally only dog friendly outside but they've opened their doors for our four legged friends inside for our special day. Please be considerate & make sure your dog is on its best behavior. MPBR, Parley Lake, and all of our guests appreciate it.

We can't wait to see you for a jammed pack day of fun!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

5.21.19 Meet our newest members- the NFL litter

Meet our newest group, the NFL litter! Two girls and five boys make up this team. They’re officially accepting applications at www.mnpitbull.com 🐾 who’s trading card do you want most?! 

Monday, May 20, 2019

5.20.19 Business Bark Out- Prohibition Barbers, LLC

May 20, 2019 | by Corey Lundgren (Bark Out Editor & Photographer)

Bertha & Gandalf

Welcome to our 20th Business Bark Out featuring Prohibition Barbers! Located in Northeast Minneapolis right down the street from Indeed Brewing, owner Christopher Pomeleo has created one of the most unique barber shops in Minneapolis. It is Veteran owned & operated and, speaking from personal experience, it’s so much more than just a place to get a great haircut. Prohibition Barber, LLC is somewhere that welcomes everyone, a place to meet new people and this Bark Out wouldn’t be complete without mentioning his two amazing pit bulls, Bertha and Gandalf. They often greet guests upon arrival and are the sweetest shop dogs ever. 

This past weekend Chris invited us into his shop to host our adoption event/ kissing booth. Our dogs were meeting people left & right & giving out smooches for donations. It was especially great because it was Art-A-whirl weekend and, if you live in Northeast Minneapolis, then you personally know how busy it gets. Chris and his fellow barber Tim (who is also a pittie owner & advocate) welcomed us into their shop, helped us set everything up, and gave us everything we needed for our special day. Overall, we couldn’t have asked for a better turnout! If you’re looking for a great haircut and an exceptional experience with some great humans (and the shop dogs too), please check out Chris or Tim- you won’t be sorry. You can book online at https://prohibitionbarbers.com  

Tim's dog, Pookie
Have a love for pitties or support the breed in some way? We'd love to give you your very own Bark Out-Please email our Event/Social Media Coordinator 

Friday, May 17, 2019

5.17.19 It's a pUpdate from Toby!

It’s time for a pUpdate!

Anyone out there remember sweet Toby? Well he just celebrated his birthday. Here’s what his family had to say:

Today may or may not be our Tobester’s birthday. He’s been in the family for over a year now. We love him even though he eats EVERYTHING (glitter, sticks of butter, tortillas, envelopes, butter, shoestrings, blankets, butter...). Tobes is quick to hug but slow to snuggle. He protects his family. He hates the vacuum. He loves walks. And butter😂 

Happy Birthday Toby!

5.17.19 Come see us THIS SUNDAY!

Join Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue at Prohibition Barbers on Sunday, May 19th from 12-2 PM for some fun during Art-A-Whirl!

-Adoptable Dogs will be in attendance!
-Kissing booth
-Dog Friendly (dogs must be leashed)
-Kid Friendly

Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue does not do same day adoptions. This is a perfect opportunity to meet with our dogs & learn more about their personality in person. A foster parent will be available to answer any questions regarding our dogs & the adoption process. Check out www.mnpitbull.com for adoption information.

We can't wait to see you RAIN or SHINE!

5.16.19 Hi from Barrel

Hi furiends, I'm Barrel (like the character in Nightmare Before Christmas). I'm a fun loving 10 week old boy who adores dogs, cats, and kids! I could play all day if you let me but I'm a master snuggler too. I have a soft spot in my heart for a bone filled with peanut butter (it's AMAZING). Basically I'm an all around #goodboy looking for my home. Apply at www.mnpitbull.com if you want to play and snuggle with me forever! You can also meet me THIS SUNDAY at Adoption Meet & Greet + More I'll be there from 12 to 1!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

5.15.19 Featured Foster- April Edition

Meet Amanda!

Amanda & Zoe

Why did you start volunteering?

I was a lucky enough kid to always have a family dog growing up & knew I'd always have a dog in my adult life.  I've always been a major dog person...the kind where I ask every stranger I see with a dog if I can pet their dog 😂.  As a teenager I fell in love with the breed when I met my mom's best friend's pittie Rocko - he was such a meat head & the sweetest most gentle dog. I felt like I had an emotional connection with him even though I only got to see him when we visited them in CA.  As an adult, I was in a serious relationship (who is now my husband) & naturally gained my first dog by welcoming my boyfriend's dog Rudy into the family.  Then we decided to get our first dog together - we hadn't really started looking when I saw a local community posting about some puppies who needed a home. A family in the local community who had never fixed their 2 family pitties had ended up with a litter - most went to family/friends, but a few still needed a home. I saw this picture of this little blue girl & we fell in love, that was our Zoe.  With the unfortunate reputation of the breed, I knew I wanted to show how great they are & have Zoe be a good advocate, which then made me even more 'obsessed' with the breed 😊 I found out about MPBR as one of the local rescues & started following the organization on Facebook & met some of the great people by attending their Puppy Kissing Booth fundraiser event.  This led me to finding out about the trainer (AQK9) that the rescue had partnered with at the time & I just knew this would be the trainer for me and started my long training journey with Zoe. About a year after I started going to training, I finally got my husband on board with becoming a foster with MPBR - his only hesitation had been that he was worried it would be too hard to let the dogs go. I was so passionate about becoming a foster, that I just kept telling him how important it was to me & that the good we would be doing would outweigh the tough part of saying goodbye to a foster. I am so thankful that he agreed to have us start that journey!  It has truly been the most amazing experience which eventually led to us foster failing on one of our fosters & added our 2nd pittie & 3rd dog to the family, Paxton.  And now I'm proud to say that one of my sisters has joined the foster community at MPBR & has an alum of her own, Blanche!


Who was your first foster?


Who is your current foster?

I have a break currently as my foster, Turks, recently went to his forever home!

Turks was Amanda's 15th foster- she deserves this break (although we know it won't last long!)

How long have you been volunteering with our rescue?

Going on 4 years this coming fall.

Do you have any pets?

Yes, my husband & I are a crazy dog family of 3!  Rudy-lab/rottie mix, 10; Zoe-pittie, 7; Paxton-pittie & MPBR alum, 2

Amanda's Family 💛

Zoe, Paxton, & Rudy

Zoe with her CGC ribbon
Where is your favorite dog friendly place to take your doggo?

Training (I've gone the farthest with Zoe: agility classes, CGC, CGCA, CGCU), up to my sister's cabin, breweries & restaurants with dog friendly patios, hiking/walks, basically anywhere in the car because they all love car rides

When not surrounded by dogs – what can you be found doing?

Umm we’re mostly surrounded by our 3 dogs & 1 foster at any given time 😍 And even when we're doing our hobbies (husband-car/motorcycle stuff & me-jewelry & crafts projects), we're still surrounded by our dogs as they like to intrusively be where we are!  But we do like to try to act like were foodies & love to travel, so often that means leaving the dogs at home. 

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

Amanda's Fosters
Too many to count...but often the best ones are seeing our dogs bond, show them the ropes & have fun with the fosters; and being able to share them & many memories with my family, which has inspired both my niece & nephew to want to be fosters when they're old enough; and seeing progress when helping fosters overcome any issues, like several extremely shy ones we've had; and of course most importantly seeing each one find their forever family 💜    

Collage that was started by Amanda's sister

Do you have a special ritual you do with your fosters at all?

I have an ever growing collage of picture frames, 1 for each foster I've had (my sister gave as a gift for my 30th bday, where she had it started with all the fosters I had had up to that point)...it always warms my heart each time I get to go pick the picture that I'm going to frame & add to the collage. 

BarkBox is a subscription service that is awesome for you dogs! You get toys & treats delivered right to your door every month!

Each month one of our foster pawrents receives a BarkBox 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!