My name is Lewis!

Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - Lewis
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Meacham's Mutts

Facts about Lewis

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
This gorgeous guy with the beautiful eyes is Lewis! He's 2 years old, neutered, current on his vaccinations and house trained & kennel trained. He gets along nicely with dogs after proper introductions, hasn't met any cats yet and is great with kids! He became a Meacham's Mutt after we were contacted by an organization that helps women in abusive situations. They had placed 4 dogs for a lady but she wanted to keep Lewis because he was special to her. He spent time at two boarding facilities where he was not doing well stuck inside of a cage all day & night, which happens to many dogs not used to constant confinement. His former owner disappeared and never came back for him so after a scuffle with two dogs, he was going to be euthanized as he had nowhere to go. We couldn't let that happen and our Rescue President begged them to give Lewis another day so she could work her magic. Within 24 hours, one of our Staff was on her way to get him, where she found him laying in his own compacted feces in a small kennel, weak & underweight with a noticeable limp. We found out later that he had jumped the fence in his previous home and had broken his pelvis, which was never treated but had healed. He did not require surgery but was left with an overcompensated level of muscle mass in his upper body. His Foster Mom says he's a total stud with a big, beefy head & upper half, a small body and a killer smile! She even calls him her tadpole! Lewis' injury and past life haven't changed who he is, he's a very friendly guy and everyone who meets him is smitten!

Lewis is a love bug whose idea of a perfect day would be cuddling all day & night! He would love to sleep in bed with his people and he'll definitely keep you warm in the winter! He's not shy when it comes to kisses and he likes giving them so much, he sometimes gives headbutts in his excitement! Occasionally when he's giving kisses, he'll even nibble on his person, which is adorable and will make you laugh! A beautiful, brindle boy with gorgeous eyes, Lewis has a happy smile that will brighten any day! His main goal in life is to be loved, and he's always by his Foster Mom's side, following her around the house, just wanting to be with her. When he sees her near the treats, he happily spins in a circle a few times, then rushes to his kennel, where he waits for his treats. A quick way to his heart is with ear scratches, peanut butter and muscle massages on his big, front legs! (Due to his previous injury, Lewis never lays on his back and his Foster Mom makes sure not to rub or put pressure on his hip/pelvis.)

When it comes to learning & following the rules, Lewis is a good boy who listens very well, is extremely eager to please and is motivated by making his people happy. Even when he's being naughty, if he's reprimanded, he quickly corrects himself and is right by his Foster Mom's side. He knows the commands Sit and Stay but hasn't been taught Down, due to his injury. He enjoys spending time in his kennel and is thrilled when treats are left as a surprise for him.This sweet guy loves going for walks but doesn't walk very well on a leash and needs to work on leash manners. We learned that he can't walk very long because of the strength in his legs, which grinds his nails down to the quick on pavement, which causes them to bleed, but we did find out he likes to go swimming! Lewis looks forward to car rides, he always calls shotgun, and he enjoys watching the world go by the window, flipping that big, beautiful head back & forth.

Dogs are a big part of Lewis' life in his Foster Home and he's very influenced by them. He loves being part of a pack and even joins in on their silly pack howls! He's become best buddies with Juliet, a sweet girl who's also available for adoption with Romeo, and he likes to play with her, even though she doesn't always participate, which is fine with him, because he'd rather just snuggle with her & take a nap. Meacham's Mutt Jazzy likes hanging out with him & going for walks, and so did Remi!

Lewis isn't just all cuddles & love, he also has a silly side! When he wants something, he makes a noise that sounds like a donkey! This handsome boy with the big smile & gorgeous eyes makes the loudest, whiniest, big baby, bull horn sound and it's hilarious! He tends to be clumsy because of his overcompensated muscles in front so he tackles the stairs like a swimmer and leaps down them like Superman! He's a happy, goofy boy who will bring so much joy to those who love him!

Lewis looks forward to a lifetime of snuggling sessions with his loved ones, nibbling on peanut butter and being loved! He recently found out his Foster Mom is moving and can't take him with her. If you would like to foster or adopt this gorgeous guy with the beautiful eyes, please visit our Foster or Adopt page and fill out an Application for Lewis.

About Meacham's Mutts

About Our Rescue Group...

Meacham's Mutts is a St. Louis, Missouri based dog rescue group. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit that is fully licensed and insured. The MM mission is to help the most unwanted dogs, the most undesired dogs, and the dogs who are most in need. We are advocates and lovers of the bully breeds, the overlooked black dogs, and dogs in kill shelters with unfair labels. Meacham's Mutts believes in second chances, and we love to provide that opportunity to homeless dogs that ultimately become beloved pets and family members.

We hope that you join us in our mission that is so dear to us as we fight for the underdogs!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our Adoption Process...

If you're interested in becoming a Foster Parent or would like to adopt a Meacham's Mutt, please familiarize yourself with our protocol and requirements. All applications are thoroughly processed and only approved applicants will be considered for our dogs. We reserve the right to deny an application at any time during the process.

As part of our Application Process, approved applicants will have their personal and veterinary references verified. All resident pets, and other pets in the home, must be up to date on their vaccinations, spayed or neutered, and current on necessary preventative care, especially Heartworm preventative for dogs. We require Landlord permission, if applicable, and we will not place dogs in cities, counties or areas where they may be subjected to a breed ban.

Once approved, we will then schedule a Home Inspection to ensure that the living conditions are safe, healthy, and the best environment for that dog.

When a Foster or Adoption applicant is fully approved, we will send the dog on a Trial Visit, which can last up to two weeks. Once the Trial Visit is over, we will then conclude whether the dog is to be fostered, or adopted, by the applicant.

If you'd like to adopt a Meacham's Mutt and are ready to start the Application Process, please fill out an Adoption Application´╗┐.