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/
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 us pretty much feral. 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. 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.
Reuben is a Skye terrier mix. He is weighs 24.5 pounds, and does shed. He is 4 years old. He has one erect ear and one blue eye. His tail plumes over his back. He is really quite stunning. Reuben does have some aggression issues. He does not like his nails trimmed so he will require a patient experienced groomer. He is also dog aggressive outside of the home. He is not good on walks. He likes to lunge at other dogs. However, at home he is kind and gentle and loving. He is potty trained and loves to cuddle. He gets very excited when you come home, and he is good with all dogs in the home. He will require a home with with a large fenced yard. He would like to go for walks but a remote area would be best. Reuben is neutered, UTD, and chipped. His adoption fee is $275.
Cookie is a 5 year old Yorkie, she weighs 13.3 pounds. She has been diagnosed with collapsing trachea. She does cough when excited but is otherwise no slowed down by her condition. She can escape through doorways or over gates just to be with you, so be careful! Her adoption fee is $250. She is spayed , UTD, chipped and her teeth are good.
Paupo is 95% blind, from cataracts, He still finds his way around quite good. He is a 10 year old , 10.6 pound Shih Tzu. He is very sweet and is looking for a lap to hang out on. He had most of his teeth pulled, but has no other known medical issues. His adoption fee is $150. He is neutered , UTD, and chipped. He is looking for a quiet home with no young children or energetic pets that might disturb him.
Little Bit is a 7 pound 10 year old Maltese. He is neutered, UTD and chipped. He also had most of his teeth removed and a sizable fatty tumor removed from his back. He is now healed up and ready for adoption. He is very sweet but vulnerable. No small children or energetic pets please. He would like a quiet house hold with a lot of attention. His adoption fee is $200.
Little Man is 10 years old and 10.4 pounds. His owner recently passed away. He just had a dental so he does not have many teeth. He is also sight impaired from cataracts. There are no other medical issues that we are aware of. This little Shih Tzu is sweet and likes to cuddle. He's pretty quiet and would like a quiet house hold with someone home a lot due to his sight issue. He is neutered, UTD and chipped. His adoption fee is $200.
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.
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. 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. He is neutere4d, UTD, chipped, and has had his teeth recently cleaned.
Monkey is now available for adoption. He was owned by a homeless man who fed him a diet of canned beans. The owner was arrested and forced to relinquish the dog. Monkey had some upset stomach at first but is doing fine. He is listed as a Shepard mix. We do not know who his Mom or Dad was. He is 10 weeks old and 12.2 pounds. He is UTD, neutered, and chipped. His adoption fee is $300. We are looking for someone home a lot for potty training, and active with a fenced back yard.
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.