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.
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We think Missy is a Yorkie/Maltese. She is 7 pounds. She has had a neglectful past, that resulted in an emergency spay. They also removed a large bladder stone. She is physically recovered at this time. She's 5 years old and wears diapers in the house. She prefers to be an only dog and wants to go on car rides and everywhere with her person. Her adoption fee is $275. Applicants must work from home long term, or be retired. We are requesting a $275 donation.
Princess is still available for adoption. She is 4-5 years old and 30 pounds. She’s pretty good big for a pug. She is very sweet. She will have accidents inside if you don’t go outside with her. For this reason we are looking for an adopter who is home most of the time so she doesn’t have to be kenneled. She may be able to be gated but is surprisingly able to jump and is heavy. She is fine with other dogs and cats but no small children please. She would like a calm household. Her adoption donation request is $275. She is fully vetted and UTD.
Romeo is a 15 pound predominantly Long Haired Chihuahua. He is 3 years old. He is very sweet but shy at first. Once he's comfortable he's an excitable little guy. He loves to go for walks. He is good with other dogs and cats. We prefer no small children for these little guys. He is potty trained and well mannered. His adoption fee is $275, fully vetted.
Earnest is a two year old Lab/ Corgi mix, maybe? He weighs 31 pounds. He has a long body and short legs. He is a power house, but he is a great lap dog too. He loves to cuddle and give kisses. He does need a home with a secure fenced yard as he needs room to run and play. He is fairly evergetic. We are looking for someone home a lot for all around training including some potty training. He is good with kids, but he may be too rough and tumble for smaller children. He is good with most dogs, but not larger dominant dogs. He is fully vetted and 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.
Teddy, 7 year old Chi mix
Fawn, 2 year old Female Chihuahua
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.