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/
Belle was surrendered at the estimated age of 12 years old. She was listed as a silky terrier. She is definitely a mixed breed. She may have some West Highland terrier or Yorkie in her. She weighs 21 pounds. Her owners no longer had time for her, and she was left outside on a rope for 10 hours a day. She is hard of hearing. She will potty outside, but she must be taken out when its time. She will go if she can't get out regularly. She needs a stay-at-home person, MOST of the time. A fenced yard is preferred. She loves walks and is very friendly with people. She does not like riding in the car. She will tremble and drool. She is easy to care for and needs some TLC for her later stage in life. She deserves the love and attention she has missed out on. She is spayed, UTD, and chipped. She has recently had 22 teeth pulled and is on a soft food diet for now. Her adoption fee is $150.
Casey is just over 2 months old and 8 pounds. We were told he is a lab/pit mix, but we believe there is some shepherd in the mix as well. He is quite a bit smaller than his two brothers. Casey is a typical happy puppy. He is smart and eager to please. He has been living with a cat. He is in the process of learning to go outside. He has a soft fluffy coat, and still has puppy breath. He is UTD, Chipped and neutered. His adoption fee is $300.
Jack Dutton is just over 2 months old and 13 pounds. We were told he is a lab/pit mix, but we believe there is some shepherd in the mix as well. Jack is a typical happy puppy. He is in the process of learning to go outside. He loves to play outside and thinks snow is the best thing ever. He has a soft short haired coat, and still has puppy breath. He is UTD, Chipped and neutered. His adoption fee is $300.
Peanut is a one-year-old Chihuahua. He weighs 5.8 pounds. He came from an abusive household and became very aggressive. He is learning to trust again and needs an adopter that has a lot of time and patients. He does take treats and will allow pets, but on his terms. He is playful with other dogs. He is potty trained to a pet door. This dog has been with us since for a long time and still remains a skittish biter. Please do not apply if you can't take on a dog that you cannot pick up without getting bit. His adoption fee is $150.
Rip is just over 2 months old and 13 pounds. We were told he is a lab/pit mix, but we believe there is some shepherd in the mix as well. Rip is a typical happy puppy. He is in the process of learning to go outside. He loves to play outside and thinks snow is the best thing ever. He has a soft fluffy coat, and still has puppy breath. He is UTD, Chipped and neutered. His adoption fee is $300.
Sandy is a 4-5 month old puppy. She weighs 25.6 pounds. We are told she is Lab/pit. She looks like a Black mouth cur. She has been in a shelter for half of her short life. Sandy is timid. She's very hand shy and afraid of strangers coming into her foster home. She does good on walks though. She is also very smart and is potty trained, and already knows, "sit". Once she knows you she will follow you around like a shadow. She is sweet and affectionate. She is also a high energy puppy and loves to play. We are looking for a home with a fenced yard to play in, and someone home a lot for training and fun times. She needs socialization ,so someone who will provide that. She is spayed, UTD, and chipped. Her adoption fee is $275.
Turpin is a 6 year old male Poodle mix. He weighs 31.6 pounds. He has hair is wavy, not curly. He is a non shedder and does not produce tear stains. He is potty trained but does need some obedience training. He does not come when called so he will need to learn that right away. He loves to cuddle and be loved. No small children please. He does have a bite history, but the person was trying to break up a dog fight at the time. Turpin gets along with all the other Misfit dogs with the exception of a couple of tiffs over treats. This guy has a prey drive, so definitely no cats. He loves to go for car rides and walks. We are looking for someone who is active and wanting to take him on a lot of outings. A 6 foot fenced in yard is required. His adoption fee is $275. He has had a recent dental, is chipped and UTD.
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.