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/
Wattle Baby is a 7 year old Maltese. He is very bow legged and does wattle. He is a low energy lap dog. He does alarm bark but it's not obsessive. He has no know medical issues that we know of , but does move kind of slow like an old guy. He can not go up stairs. He is very sweet and social even with strangers. He weigh 12.2 pounds. His adoption fee is $275. He is neutered UTD, microchipped and has recently had a dental. Households with children need not apply.
Dougal is 3 years old and 13.10 pounds. He is a Poodle mix. He was being aggressive at the shelter. At the home he is very sweet and loving, but is somewhat dominant with other dogs. He is a bit active and puppy like. He also loves affection. He can not go to a home with kids due to an aggression history. He would benefit from a stay at home person for training and a fenced yard to play in. He gets along with female dogs. He is not cat tested. He is neutered, UTD, chipped and has had his teeth scaled. His adoption fee is $275.
Honeybun is 8 years old . She is a Dachshund/ Chihuahua mix and weighs 15 pounds. She is very sweet and loving. She is potty trained. Her favorite places are in a lap and roaming around and playing in the backyard. She has a very loving and sweet demeanor. She will likely take some time to enjoy a canine playmate if she goes to a home with one. She has quite a bit of energy for her age! She loves playing with stuffies but doesn’t always fetch when you throw it. She may have some depth perception or developmental issues because she will randomly bob and weave and jumps a little too high when going for a toy or jumping up on the couch. This could be the result of a past trauma. She has a lot of special needs. She cannot be locked in a room or kennel when you leave the house and when you go to bed. She whines constantly when she is nervous or anxious. She is not destructive when she has free roam. She requires access to a yard and someone who is home a lot and willing to work through her anxiety. It is going to take time and patience! She is very particular about which dogs she likes and plays well with. She seems to take better to smaller dogs and is very receptive to other animals energy. If adopted she will bring so much love to your home and will kiss you all day but will take a lot of time, patience, and grace. Honey Bunn is a project for a very special person who wants a soulmate in a dog. Her adoption fee is $150.
Tilly is a 6 and a half year old Shih Tzu she weighs 11 pounds. She is an owner surrender. They are dealing with the husbands severe dementia. Tilly is still very energetic and loves to play with other dogs. She needs work on a leash though. She lunges at other dogs that she passes on walks. Originally she was a fear biter rescued from a shelter. Today she is very sweet and friendly, but does take time to warm up. Tilly is potty trained with a pet door. She loves to play and cuddle. Her favorite place is in your lap. She is food motivated which is good, but she will over eat if you let her. She is allergic to some foods containing chicken and grains. She takes Apoquel for allergic itching. She is spayed UTD, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $275.
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.
Kate had a Pug Mom. We don't know of the Dad. Her sisters have one blue eye so, we are assuming there is a husky in there somewhere. She is 3 months old and 10.4 lbs. She needs some socialization. She is still a little people shy. Adopter must have a fenced yard and be home a lot for potty training. She is spayed, UTD and chipped. Her adoption fee is $300.
Sylvia is a 6.8 pound Chihuahua/ Maltese mix. She is estimated at 8 years old and has few remaining teeth. She has a wire haired coat and sheds quite a bit. She is sweet yet timid. She would like a yard to explore in. No children please, as she is very delicate. She is indifferent to other dogs. She is independent. but doesn't like is when Mom is not in sight. We would like to find her someone who is home a lot to give her the attention that she deserves. She is spayed , UTD, and chipped. She has a dental scheduled and it will be done before adoption. Her adoption fee is $275.
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.