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. She is a typical poodle in that she will be a great lap dog and follow you around everywhere. Her adoption fee is $150. She is spayed, UTD, chipped and has had a dental.
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 did not tolerate having a harness on and would bite if you try to put one on him. He has clearly had an abusive history. He is much better with that now.. After 2 weeks with Bryce we were best friends. He would roll over for belly rubs and was the sweetest thing. There was only one problem. He did not like one dog in particular. He is being fostered alone now. His foster reports he is 100% potty trained. Within a few days he is your best friend. He loves to play fetch and cuddle. But he is not good when he 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.
Lionel is a majestic 37 pound Cock-a-Poo. He needs some serious exercise and diet, LOL! He is 9 years old. His owners turned him into a shelter with severe ear infections. He had bilateral ear canal resection surgery. We are still battling the infected ears, but he is getting better. He is tremendously over weight, all kidding aside. We have started him on medication for Hypothyroid. He will go to the door for you to let him out when its time to potty. He doesn't have many teeth but can still eat kibble. He just had a dental, so he is on soft food for the time being. He is neutered, UTD, and chipped. He wants to start the second chapter of his life where he will get some walks and a healthy diet.
Sitka is a 3 year old, male, Alaskan Malamute. He weighs only 50 pounds, but is very under weight. He has gained 3 pounds since he's been with us, but he is a very finicky eater. He is great on a leash, good with other dogs, and surprisingly cats too! He would love to be part of a pack and go on lots of adventures. A fenced yard with a 6 foot fence is required. He likes to play and run. He also loves people and will snuggle up any chance he gets. We are looking for someone to exercise him, but also to help him put on a lot more weight. He was neglected and left alone for long periods of time, so if you have long work hours please do not apply. Also no children that would be rough with him. He is neutered, UTD,. chipped, and has had a recent dental. His 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.