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 may have seen a dog posted on our Facebook page or have heard of one through word of mouth. You are welcome to fill out an application for a dog you have knowledge of but is not posted on this website. All applications must have a specific dog in mind for us to begin the adoption process. I'm sorry we are not staffed to process applications for general future reference. We also depend on you to let us know if you are interested in a dog you see. We are not set up to recall individuals with requests for a dog based on descriptions of what they are looking for. Please visit our Facebook page to see the dogs as they come in. https://www.facebook.com/TheMisfitsDogRescue/
Bella is 9 years old. We were told she is a Japanese Chin, but we see her more as a Pekingese. Se has a grade 4 heart murmur, collapsing trachea, and some asthma. She is on Enalapril and Lasix and most likely will be for the rest of her life. She seems pretty normal other than panting a little more that usual. She is also grossly overweight and could greatly benefit from a diet. She weighs 16.8 pounds and should be around 12. She doesn't like being held much but she is a sweet dog. Her owner passed away. She appears to have had a dental and is missing a lot of teeth, but is able to eat kibble. She is looking for a quiet home that she can relax in for the last chapter of her life. She is good with other calm dogs and cats. She is able to use a pet door. She is heat sensitive. A low altitude would be best for this girl. Because of this, we are extending our adoption policy to reach people in other states for this girl. If you are interested in providing her a good retirement home, her adoption fee is $150. She is spayed, UTD, and chipped.
Duffy is a Jack Russel/ Japanese chin/ terrier. We can only guess the breed mix, but his personality is all Jack Russel. He is friendly and sweet, but does have smarts and tons of energy. He definitely needs an active home and would do best with a playmate too. He would be a great agility dog. He's larger than 11 pounds would suggest. Maybe he even has some gray hound in him. We are requiring a home with a fenced yard to play in as well. He will be a great pet, but be prepared to do some training. He can be reactive on a leash and will jump on furniture and people. Duffy was rescued from the Humane society where he was turned in for aggression. At home he is fine but he was reportedly nipping the heals of neighbors and roaming free. He is smart enough to be a good escape artist. Duffy is estimated at 7 month old. His adoption fee is $275. He is neutered, UPD, and chipped.
Bryce is 2 years old and a Chihuahua/ shih Tzu mix. He weighs 15.3 pounds. He came from DAS where they were struggling with his aggression. We assumed it was fear, but it turned out to be a bit more. He does not tolerate having a harness on and will bite you if you try to put one on him. I have never seen anything like this. After 2 weeks with Bryce we were best friends. He would roll over for belly rubs and was the sweetest thing. He even let me put belly bands on him! There was only one problem. He got along with most dogs but not all. He has a very high prey drive and was relentlessly going after one dog. I moved him to Sherry's house where she is fostering him now. She reports he is almost potty trained. He has only had a couple accidents. Within a few days he is your best friend. He loves to play fetch and cuddle. But he is not good when she has visitors. Until he has more training he may have to be put in a kennel or back room until he calms down. On the plus side he would be an awesome only dog for anyone who is home a lot and just wants one very passionate friend. He is still young. He is only two years old. With the right person he will bring you years of joy, and behaviorally we expect great changes. His adoption fee is $200. He is Neutered, UTD, and chipped.
Dalila is a 13.4 pound terrier mix. She has wired hair. She is 7 years old. She was adopted a year ago from a shelter. Her new owner just passed away. She is timid at first but very sweet. We were told she was processive of her previous owner, but we have seen no aggression. She gets along fine with other dogs, but is more interested in her human. She would like a quiet home with someone with lots of love and cuddles to give. She is skittish so she must have a home with a securely fenced yard. Her adoption fee is $275. She is spayed, UTD, Chipped and has had her teeth cleaned. She lost 19.
Amoura is a 10 year old Poodle. She weighs 10.8 pounds and she is long legged and thin. Amoura was rescued from a shelter and then surrendered to us for aggression. She was scared and definitely head shy. She has clearly been abused. I have been working with her by petting her around the head, neck and ears a lot. She now accepts pets from even strangers. I would not trust her around small children yet, but she will make a nice pet . She is nervous around excitable or large dogs. She is definitely tenderhearted and sensitive, but responds well given a lot of love. Her adoption fee is $200. She is spayed, UTD, chipped and has had a dental.
Eagle is a 2 year old, 5.8 pound Chihuahua. He came to extremely timid and still is. He needs socialization. He is still very scared. He does take treats from your hand. He does not bite, and does calm down once you have him in your arms. He is not coming up on his own yet though. You have to corner him to pick him up. He runs away when you approach, and hides. He will need a special owner to work with him. No small children that might scare him, and a back yard to play in. His adoption fee is $150. he is UTD, chipped and neutered.
She is an 8 year old 15 pound Doxie/Chi mix. Honeybun’s ears make her look like the cutest “house elf” from Harry Potter! Honeybun requires access to a fenced backyard or she will cry and scratch at the door. She needs someone who is home more often than not with LOTS of patience, love, compassion, and understanding. Honeybun thrives most when she’s getting one on one attention making her a perfect candidate to be a solo dog. If she gets adopted to a family with other dogs they will need to be submissive as Honeybun likes to be the queen bee! People with cats need not apply. She is very needy but gives back so much love and affection with kisses and snuggles. She came to us with severe anxiety but now has a daily medication that calms her anxiety while keeping all her personality packed with a punch! She can be stubborn and has selective hearing but is potty trained and does pretty well on a leash. It took a lot of time to get her there so be prepared for patience and grace with this when she comes into your home! Her adoption fee is $150. She is UTD, Spayed and chipped.
Spence is a very sweet Yorkie/ Pomeranian mix. He weighs 9 pounds and is 5 years old. He is thin framed with a long tail. When his hair is grown out it is wiry with a thick under coat. He does shed. His coat is also light underneath but grows out red. He came to us after his owner was involved in a life altering car crash. Spence was in the car at the time. He was unharmed. He is healthy to the best of our knowledge, but does have luxating Patella in one rear leg. His leg slips out on occasion, but he is back to normal quickly. Surgery for this is painful and not always successful so we are electing not to do it. The adopter can as their own veterinarian recommends. He is potty trained and can use a pet door. He can bark a lot when strange new dogs are around but is quiet in the home. He is good with all people. His adoption fee is $275. He is neutered UTD, and chipped. We have also had his teeth cleaned.
Toasty is a Pom/Chihuahua. He is 9 years old and 11 pounds. He was surrendered to a shelter for biting. In his foster environment there have been no issues. Still we recommend no children for this guy due to his history. He is somewhat dominant but is loving and gets along fine with everyone in his foster home. He has come a long way. He does like to hang out in the back yard and he gets excited to go for car rides. He's really quite adorable and a happy little guy. He seems to be potty trained. His adoption fee is $150. Because he is a senior, but he really has a lot of spunk. He is neutered, UTD, chipped, and has had his teeth recently cleaned.
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.