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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Honey bun came to us The ninth of January. She is 8 years old. I immediately noticed she had severe separation anxiety. Thankfully with all that I have going on, Chanel stepped up to foster her. She goes into such a panic that she harms herself trying to escape. We even think she has a couple broken teeth as a result. She will get a dental in a couple weeks. For now she is on a soft food diet. Part of that may be she's spoiled and finicky, but she is still on the thin side. She is 13 pounds. She looks a lot smaller in person. She is a Chiweenie. She does not like to be outside. Her behavior is odd. She sort of looks to the sky and seems confused. Her head bobs left and right, like she's not sure where to go and she whines. We hope that will get better as she gets more confident. She is not interested in other dogs, but worships her new foster Mom. Chanel keeps her close trying to keep her calm. She even has a sling she caries around for her. She has been vetted except for the dental, so she can be placed in a forever home. Chanel says she's very much like caring for a baby. She's extremely sweet and loves to cuddle and give kisses. Applicants absolutely must be at home more than the majority of time. We hope she finds the perfect person. We don't have a history on her but it's hard to imagine this sweet thing ended up in a shelter in Texas. She really deserves the love and kindness of a new home. Her adoption fee is $150.
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 rarely allows petting, once he gets to know you. He enjoys walks and does well on a leash. He is an alpha dog with a prey drive, so no cats. He does not like children, and does show aggression. Once he bonds to you he will be protective of you. He does bark and lunge at strangers. He would do best with just one owner who has experience in dog training. 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 only on his terms. He is playful with other dogs. He does use a pet door. His adoption fee is $150.
Larry and Loki
Loki is the lighter colored bird. He is a Green Cheek Conjure with a pineapple color mutation. He is shy and doesn't like to be handled much, but he does make kissing sounds. He is very attached to Larry. He was hatched 8/3/17. Loki also loves music. Larry is the green bird. He is a Canary Winged Parakeet. He was hatched 3/18/17. Larry is social and loves to spend time perched on a shoulder. He knows short phrases like, " Hey baby!", " Whatcha doin?", and "Larry bird!". He loves water and likes to be in the sink or shower. I have only had the birds a few days. They haven't been social or talking, but I'm sure they are scared and adjusting to a loss of their family and new surroundings. Both birds have been seen regularly by a veterinarian. We are asking a $300 adoption donation to our rescue. The approved applicant will receive both birds, food, toys and the cage they call home. The cage is nice but the casters did break off during the move.
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.