Please note that we only adopt to homes in or near by Penrose , Canon City , Colorado Springs, and Denver. We also do not adopt to families with small children for the protection of the dog and the children.
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If you're interested in adopting or fostering any of our Misfits, please CLICK HERE to fill out our ADOPTION and FOSTER APPLICATION. ( Note, all fields must be filled out for your application to go through.) You will be contacted if your application is chosen to move forward. A home visit is required.
All dogs are spayed/neutered, up to date on shots, micro chipped an have their teeth cleaned if needed.
We have dogs that are not posted yet. They are not available until their vetting is complete. You are still welcome to fill out an application ahead of time so you can be approved when they are ready. The best way to see first hand the dogs we have coming in, is to follow us on Facebook.
CLICK HERE to check out our Facebook "Available Misfits" Photo Album for more information.
Salinger, Sal for short, is a Yorkshire Terrier. He is 5 years old sweet social and potty trained. In his previous home he did not care for the man in the house and he would pee in fear and had started to nip. He is in a foster home with just a foster Mom and there have been no issues. Sal is 14 pounds and a little overweight. He is food motivated and know, "sit". He also really enjoys walks. His adoption fee is $275.
Bandit is an Australian Shepard mix. He weighs 23 pounds, and is estimated to be 3 years old. He is neutered, microchipped and up to date. He was sighted roaming the streets of a rural area through the course of a year. Traps were put out for 4 months before he was caught. He came to a shelter, pretty much feral. Today, he will take treats and allows petting, once he gets to know you. He enjoys walks and he is not having accidents in the house. However he is an alpha dog with a prey drive so no cats. He does not like children, and once he bonds to you he will be protective of you. Therefore he must be an only pet with just one owner or with an experienced dog trainer. His adoption fee is $150. Please apply at www.misfitsdogrescue.org
Peanut is a one year old Chihuahua. He weighs 5.8 pounds. He came from an abusive household and became very aggressive. He is learning to trust again and needs a foster or adopter that has a lot of time and patients. He does take treats and will allow pets, but on his terms. He is playful with other dogs. He is potty trained to a pet door. His adoption fee is $150.
Kiki is a white poodle/ terrier mix. She is 19.4 pounds but is about 7 pounds overweight. She is sweet and friendly and potty trained. She is 11 years old. She has no known medical issues and has good clean teeth. She is spayed , UTD and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $200.
To prospective adopters;
It is true rescuers are more particular of who they adopt dogs too. We see all the horrible treatment of animals every day. We literally rescue dogs from the poor or abusive treatment of humans. In my personal opinion, society has evolved to where owning a dog is a right and privilege. Most people consider only what they want and not what is right for the dog. That is why once a dog is in our hands and consequently in our hearts, we make sure that anyone who adopts an animal from us has a good life to offer the dog. It is not an easy task. Everyone wants a dog. We try to screen people first before getting too involved with helping them find a dog, or we would be simply selling dogs. We are also a strictly a volunteer organization. Most of us work at least part time jobs. Our time to the rescue is valuable and limited. We believe that anyone who is sincerely a wonderful potential adopter, will endure the process.