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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Tesla’s a very sweet girl. She is a Chihuahua/ Dachshund mix. She was the Mom of the 5 puppies that just got adopted. The family was found out in the cold fending for themselves. It’s amazing she kept the little ones healthy. She is very sweet and a bit I’ve a Velcro dog. She’s only a pup herself at a year and a half. She weighs 12 pounds. She is spayed and UTD. Her adoption fee is 275. Please apply at www.misfitsdogrescue.org
Chico is available for adoption. He is a 9 year old, 12 pound Chihuahua mix. We were told Chico was used as a bait dog. He sustained a back injury leaving him partially incontinent and he walks a little funny. He can sometimes do stairs but we don’t let him. He where’s a belly band when inside. He also has a deformed ear. Also from injury. He is a very sweet lap dog who just needs someone to love him. His adoption fee is $150. He is neutered UTD, microchipped, and he has recently had a dental.
We think Luck may be a Portuguese Podengo. He has all white feet and white at the tip of his tail. He is wire haired. He weighs 11.5 pounds an is 9 years old. He is neutered UTD, microchipped and has recently had a dental. This guy was suggested for euthanasia at the shelter for aggression. It turns out that like in most cases Lucky was just afraid. It says in the shelter report that Luck has a history or being poorly managed. ( whatever that means?) I have groomed him , bathed him and he was fine. He will nip if he things your doing something he doesn’t like, but he’s so much better. He now rolls over for belly rubs and when I put my hand out to pet him he licks me. He is still somewhat timid. He will need a fenced yard for security and a person home a lot to work with him building his confidence. He has been diagnosed with a grade 2 luxating patella in both rear legs. I have not noticed any difficulties with this. Yesterday he was holding one leg up while running. But it may have just been the cold. He does not seem bothered and walks fine. His adoption fee is $150 .
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.
Freddy is now available for adoption. Freddy is a 2 year old long haired Chihuahua/Spaniel mix. He weighs 14 pounds. He’s pretty athletic and not a barker. He was in danger for aggression. At first he was very frightened. He is still skittish but wants to be a playful pup. He needs an active owner with time for some training and a securely fenced back yard. His adoption fee is $275. Visitation is only scheduled after we receive your application.
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.