Adoption Application: https://forms.gle/yp323bZ1HyPYRbXB9

 

Indy!

Indy is so excited to meet you, you and you! He loves everyone he meets! He is a young adult weighing in at 35 pounds. When he was surrendered the original owner said he was a German Shepherd/Heeler mix. While many feel sorry for him when they meet him, he does not see it that way! He radiates positivity and happiness. He loves everyone he has ever met. He loves dogs that love to play with him. He likes to chase the kitties in his home but will not hurt them. He does wish his people would never leave the house and prefers to never leave your side. Indy was originally an owner surrender to a rescue group in Kentucky because his needs were more than the breeder could handle. Indy suffers from Swimmers Syndrome. Swimmers Syndrome is a rare condition in which a puppy is unable to physically stand or walk, but instead lies flat on its chest and abdomen with hind legs extended behind and its forelegs extended to the front and/or sides. The only motion the puppy is capable of is paddling its limbs as though it is swimming. Indy is able to stand on his front legs and pull himself around that way. With his dragging and trying to stand, at times he does develop some sores and skin shearing and his hind limbs need to be wrapped or wearing sleeves/pants at all times. Because of his lack of muscle he does not have a lot of bladder control so he wears belly bands and because he drags his butt he wears a diaper. He has an easy therapy routine to maintain his range of motion and some swimming therapy to help maintain his strengthening. Indy is available for someone who is dedicated to learning his routine. We know that Indy may not be a great fit for every household but we know his perfect family is out there and he cannot wait to show them his sparkling personality and stunning smile!

Aren’t in a position to adopt this special boy but would love to support him? Check out his Amazon Wishlist! All supplies purchased from the wishlist will be sent directly to his foster’s home!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/21OJER621OO26/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_4

**Indy’s adoption fee has been sponsored In Loving Memory of Peter Neveu.**

 

 

 

Sampson!

Introducing Sampson, the handsome 6-year-old pup weighing around 60 pounds, who is searching for a patient and understanding forever home to help him navigate his anxiety and build trust. While new people and places can be overwhelming for him initially, Sampson blossoms with time and patience, revealing his goofy and playful side that his caretakers have come to adore. Creating a strong bond based on trust and leadership is essential for Sampson’s happiness and well-being. He thrives with guidance from his human and feels most secure when he can rely on their support. Sampson has mastered his basic obedience, walks well on a leash, and is both crate and house trained. He enjoys spending time outdoors, whether soaking up the sun or exploring hiking trails. Due to his insecurities, Sampson would do best as the only pet in a home without children. He is a perfect blend of chill and playful, making him an ideal companion for someone who appreciates outdoor adventures as well as downtime. With the right person who understands his needs, Sampson has the potential to thrive and bring joy to their life. To ensure Sampson’s success in his new home, training sessions will be provided to potential adopters. While he may require some patience and understanding, Sampson is a truly wonderful dog who is ready to find a loving family to call his own. If you are looking for a loyal and loving companion who will appreciate your guidance, consider opening your heart to Sampson and giving him the happy and stable life he deserves.

**Sampson’s adoption fee is being sponsored by a volunteer.**

 

 

 

Brutus!

Our boy Brutus is still on the hunt for his second chance at a forever family! Mr. Brutus was originally adopted from us as a puppy about two years ago and he has once again landed in our care after having behavioral issues in his adoptive home.  Brutus is now about 3 years old, just under 20 pounds, and a DNA test showed him to be a Chihuahua/Belgian Malinois mix. “Small dog with a large personality” really rings true when it comes to Brutus with his high intelligence, an eagerness to work and be challenged, and his desire for human companionship.

Brutus has been in his foster home for a year and has gone through a 5 week board-and-train program with our friend Stephanie at the Beckett School. During his training, he has become very familiar with tools that will be essential for his every day life to help him keep a healthy state of mind and make good choices. Any interested adoptive home will be required to continue the use of these tools, experience isn’t required, but is definitely a bonus! An open mind to training tools and balanced training methods is a must. He has made amazing improvements since his board and train and we are so proud of him! Brutus is what we can best describe as a Sour Patch kid. He can be sweet, but he can also be sour. He struggles with food reactivity, resource guarding, and some other occasional cranky episodes that come mostly at night time, (waking up from a nap, not wanting to go in his crate) which his foster mom refers to as his night time “scaries”. He has not had one of these episodes in a couple months and is doing great!   Brutus is a great little adventure buddy and is always up for a walk, run, hike, or any other kind of activity his humans are up for. He loves being challenged mentally as well as physically and enjoys learning new tricks or working on the ones he already knows. He is also great when going on car rides and just sits back to enjoy the ride. Brutus has mastered the “place” command and while he is out of his kennel, spends most of his time inside relaxing in his “place” and practicing being calm and not letting himself get too over stimulated. Naps are one of his favorite activities and he makes some pretty funny noises while yawning. He is continuing to work through his food reactivity and resource guarding by practicing the “out” command daily. His favorite activity outside is grabbing a tennis ball or any toy and running around the yard with it in his mouth. Unlike a lot of us, Brutus loves the snow and will run around in the snow and chase after snowballs! After some extended decompression time, Brutus has been co-existing with the dogs in his foster home and has done very well with them under close supervision, although he prefers dogs closer to his size. He likes to chase and be chased by his four-legged friends and just likes to feel like one of the gang. Brutus would do well co-existing with other dogs as long as they respect his space.

Brutus would do best in a home with adults only. An active and structured home is his best fit, and a family that is 100% committed to keeping his training going throughout his life. Any leniency in this can create set backs and an environment that Brutus will take advantage of and will continue to act out in. He would love to do agility classes, obedience classes or other activities that help stimulate his busy mind. A home with a fenced in yard would be ideal to help him get as much exercise as possible. He truly is a great, quirky, little dog for the right home. He may be a challenging dog, but he is 100% worth it, he deserves a second chance at having a home. If you are looking for an adventure friend and feel like your home is the right environment for Brutus to continue to live a happy life, please fill out an application today!

 

 

 

Mark!

Introducing Mark, the charming and lovable 4-year-old pup with a heart of gold and a personality that shines bright! Weighing in at 60 pounds, Mark is fully crate and potty trained and adores his crate as his safe and calm space for naps. This active yet laid-back boy enjoys a good game of fetch, especially with his beloved tennis balls. Mark is a perfect blend of energy and relaxation, thriving with both physical activity and mental stimulation. After a good play session, he is always ready for some quality cuddle time. Mark is a smart and eager-to-please pup who loves every human he meets. He is working hard on his obedience and leash skills and is making great progress. With a high prey drive towards small animals, Mark would do best as the only dog in a home with a fenced-in yard. He is best suited for a home with older children or none at all due to his exuberant greetings. This happy-go-lucky boy enjoys spending time outdoors, basking in the sun, and being around his favorite people. Mark is looking for a foster or adopter who can provide him with the structure, consistency, and continued training he needs to thrive. With his winning Pittie smile and lovable nature, Mark is sure to capture your heart and bring joy to your home. Open your heart and home to Mark, and he will be forever grateful for the love and care you provide him.  *Mark is available for foster or adoption!*

**Mark’s adoption fee has been sponsored In Loving Memory of Peter Neveu.**

 

 

 

Kalie! 

 

Meet Kalie, the sweet and smart 8.5-month-old Shepherd mix with the most adorable ears you’ve ever seen! Weighing 55 pounds now, Kalie is expected to be a medium to large-sized pup when fully grown. This lovable girl is fully potty trained in her foster home and thrives on structure and routine. Although she can be a bit nervous when meeting new people and dogs, Kalie quickly warms up once she feels comfortable. She loves riding in the car, working on basic commands, and walking on a leash. Kalie is a great listener and does well with dogs, cats, and kids of all ages. Kalie is an active pup who enjoys playing with other dogs and needs plenty of exercise to keep her happy and healthy. She is a chewer, so having a variety of chew toys will keep her entertained. Kalie has mastered the art of playing fetch and loves to burn off her energy through playtime. This special girl would thrive in a home with breed experience and a commitment to enrolling her in training classes. Patience, a structured routine, and regular exercise are key to Kalie’s happiness and well-being. If you’re ready to provide Kalie with the love and care she deserves, fill out an application for her today and welcome this wonderful pup into your home!

**Kalie’s adoption fee is sponsored by Buddy’s Vets**

 

 

 

Phoebe!

Meet Phoebe, the stunning 4-year-old mix breed girl in search of a loving forever home where she can finally put down roots and feel safe and secure. Phoebe’s journey hasn’t been easy, but with compassion and patience, she is ready to show her true colors and become your loyal companion. Initially shy, Phoebe’s heart is pure gold and she blossoms with trust and time. She greets her humans with full body wags and craves affectionate scratches. Phoebe enjoys playing with toys, chewing on bones, and taking peaceful naps in her cozy dog bed. She is fully grown at 54 pounds, crate and potty trained, and has made great progress in her foster home. Phoebe does best with male dogs and would thrive in a home without other female dogs. She is currently fostered with a male large breed dog and a cat, enjoying their company and playtime. Phoebe is insecure and requires slow introductions to other dogs, preferring a mellow canine friend who respects her space. Due to her fearfulness, Phoebe is seeking a home without small children. This smart girl knows her basic commands and responds well to direction. She is on a special diet and medication for allergies, and her coat is already looking healthier. Phoebe is working through her fears of car rides and passing cars on walks, requiring patience, commitment, and consistency from her future family. Training sessions will help her navigate her insecurities and build her confidence. Phoebe is ready to bring joy and brightness into your life, offering unconditional love and loyalty to the lucky individual or family who opens their heart and home to her. Give Phoebe a chance, and you’ll be rewarded with a devoted companion who will enrich your days and bring warmth to your home.

 

 

 

Elwood!

Meet Elwood, the intelligent and eager 2-year-old pup weighing 60 pounds, who is ready to embark on a new chapter in his life and find his forever home. Originally coming to MMDR as a puppy, Elwood returned as an adult after facing compatibility issues with another dog. Despite his challenges, Elwood has shown remarkable progress and is now prepared to make the leap to a loving forever home. Elwood thrives with strong leadership and appreciates a human guide to help navigate life’s decisions. He excels in training, mastering basic obedience, leash walking, and commands like “place” to cultivate calmness. With a love for fetch and outdoor activities, Elwood enjoys walks, soaking up the sun, and retrieving balls with joy. He is house trained, does well with crate training, and even knows how to use a treadmill on dreary days. While Elwood prefers to be the only pet in the home due to his dominant personality and resource guarding tendencies, he can coexist peacefully with other dogs in outdoor settings. A loyal and affectionate companion, Elwood adores spending time with his human friends, whether engaging in activities or simply relaxing together. He is friendly with new people and forms strong bonds with his two-legged companions. Elwood is seeking a patient and consistent partner who can provide him with the guidance and structure he needs to continue thriving. While not suited for inexperienced owners, he will make a wonderful companion for someone who appreciates his potential and loyalty. Elwood is patiently waiting for his next great adventure and is ready to bring joy and companionship to a special individual or family. If you are interested in providing Elwood with the loving and supportive home he deserves, consider welcoming him into your life. He is currently residing at our facility and would benefit from a foster or adoptive home to call his own. Reach out to misfitmuttsdogrescue@gmail.com (mailto:misfitmuttsdogrescue@gmail.com) to learn more about how you can help Elwood on his journey to finding a forever home filled with love and understanding.

 

 

 

 

Beau!

Meet Beau, the handsome and energetic 9-month-old Catahoula mix who is eagerly searching for his forever family to join on all of life’s adventures. Weighing around 70 pounds, Beau is a lover of people and dogs, with his favorite pastime being playing with his canine friends. His confident and active nature is truly contagious, bringing joy and energy wherever he goes. Beau thrives in an active household that can match his adventurous spirit. From walks to hikes, car rides to tough toy chewing, he is always up for any activity that involves spending time with his beloved humans. While excelling in crate training and making great progress in potty training, Beau’s puppy energy may require gentle reminders as he continues to learn and grow. Although Beau has been around teenagers and older children, his size and tendency to jump up make him better suited for a home without small children. He is currently fostered with a cat and is learning to respect his feline friend’s personal space, showing potential for improvement with continued training and guidance. Beau is a highly motivated pup who loves to learn and would greatly benefit from a family committed to helping him develop good manners and obedience skills. Could you be the family that Beau has been searching for? If you’re ready to provide love, guidance, and a lifetime of fun-filled experiences, Beau is excited to meet you and become a cherished member of your family. Open your heart and home to Beau, and watch as he fills your life with joy and companionship.

 

 

 

Maisey!

 

 

 

 

Jenny!

Meet Jenny, a 3-year-old German Shepherd mix with a heart of gold who weighs in just under 60lbs. Jenny was adopted as a puppy but sadly lost her original owner. Thankfully, she found her way back to us and is now looking for a new forever home.

Jenny does have some resource guarding tendencies with other dogs, especially when it comes to food and attention. So making sure to feed her separate from other animals in the home is very important. Because of this, she would do best as an only dog or with a much smaller dog with constant supervision. She can sometimes get this way with her humans when it comes to bones as well. She needs slow introductions to people and other dogs, especially larger breeds. Jenny has not been around cats or children, so a home without either would be best for her.

Despite her quirks, Jenny is a loving and intelligent pup. She enjoys walks, running around the yard, and snuggling on the couch. She is vocal and may bark at new people or things outside, but she listens well when told to be quiet. Jenny thrives in a structured environment with a routine. She would do best in a patient home that enjoys the outdoors and is willing to take her on walks. Once she builds a bond with her family, Jenny is incredibly loyal and will make a wonderful companion. If you’re looking for a smart and loving dog to join your family, Jenny is the one for you.

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Cash!

Introducing Cash, a playful and curious 2-year-old Poodle mix weighing 48 pounds. Cash is a bundle of excitement and fun, always eager to explore and play. He is both crate and house trained, making him a well-behaved companion in the home.

Cash loves to frolic in the yard and engage in playtime with other dogs. While he may get overly enthusiastic when meeting new people, his love for humans shines through. Cash adores the company of people and is working on controlling his jumping behavior, especially around children. He is familiar with basic obedience commands and is eager to continue learning with a dedicated adopter.

This social and outgoing pup thrives on interaction and enjoys activities like playing with furry friends, hiking, snuggling, going for walks, and car rides. Cash’s zest for life and friendly nature make him an ideal companion for an active individual or family looking for a loyal furry friend. If you’re ready to open your heart and home to a fun-loving pup who is eager to learn and grow, Cash may be the perfect match for you.

 

 

 

Inez! – PENDING!

Meet Inez, a sweet and playful 7-month-old, 9-pound pup looking for her forever home. Inez may be a little shy at first, but with some time and patience, she warms up quickly and becomes a snuggly companion. She gets along well with small dogs and is respectful of larger dogs, but can be a bit overwhelmed meeting new canine friends. Inez is currently working on crate training and is house trained, making her a low-maintenance addition to any family. She enjoys daily walks and playtime with her furry friends, but also loves to cuddle up on the couch. Inez would benefit from training classes and socialization to help her continue to grow and thrive. If you are a patient and loving adopter looking for a loyal companion, Inez may be the perfect match for you.

 

 

 

Bear!

Meet Bear, a 6-month-old, 30-pound bundle of energy and affection! This active and playful pup is a social butterfly who loves dogs of all sizes and would thrive in a home with a canine companion. Bear enjoys wrestling, tug-of-war, and fetch with his furry friends, and he is also good with cats.

Currently working on crate training and potty training, Bear is making great progress in both areas. He excels in social settings, showing his friendly and affectionate nature, and remaining unfazed by loud noises and commotion. Bear’s love for water is evident as he enjoys swimming in his pool and the lake. He also loves going camping with his foster family, relishing outdoor adventures and car rides.

Bear has a good understanding of basic obedience and has recently mastered recall. He would flourish in an active family who can provide plenty of opportunities for socialization and outdoor activities. If you’re looking for a fun-loving companion to join you on adventures, Bear is the perfect match!

 

 

 

Tobie! – PENDING!

Meet Tobie, a sweet and curious 2-year-old pup weighing in at 13 pounds. Tobie has had the pleasure of being around big dogs, little dogs, and children of all ages, getting along well with everyone although he may be a bit shy when meeting new people.

Currently working on crate training, Tobie may protest initially but eventually settles in. He is mostly house trained and thrives on a consistent schedule. Tobie is vocal during playtime with other dogs, taking some time to build up the courage to engage fully. He is also working on curbing his jumping behavior, making him best suited for a home with children ages 5 and up.

Tobie is actively working on his obedience training and enjoys a good bone to chew on. He loves running in the yard and going for walks, embracing his sweet and playful nature during these activities. Tobie’s ideal home would provide him with structure, walks, and patience as he continues to grow and learn.

If you are looking for a loving companion who is eager to explore the world with you, Tobie may be the perfect match for your family.

 

 

 

Bonny!

Meet Bonny, a 3-year-old Terrier mix on a quest for her forever home! Originally rescued from the Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston, TX, Bonny made her way to Wisconsin in May and is now eagerly awaiting a family to call her own.

Bonny has completed a board and train program with our trainer, equipping her with the tools to be a well-mannered companion. She is fully crate-trained and potty-trained. While she would do best as the only pet in the household, she enjoys quality time with her humans.

Intelligent and obedient, Bonny has mastered essential commands like sit, stay, down, heel, and recall. She delights in walks, car rides, playtime with toys, and outdoor adventures. Bonny’s affectionate nature shines through as she seeks out opportunities to cuddle with her human friends. As Bonny transitions to her new environment, she will thrive with patience, structure, and consistency. She is in search of an active family who is committed to continuing her training and providing her with the care she deserves. She will require someone with an open mind and who can take on a leadership role with her.

If you are looking for a devoted and playful companion, Bonny is ready to steal your heart. Open your home to this sweet pup and embark on a journey of love and companionship together. 🐾

 

 

 

Sadie! – PENDING! 

Meet Sadie, a sweet 1.5-year-old, 12-pound Terrier mix with a gentle soul and a curious spirit. Sadie is a mellow and shy girl who enjoys the simple pleasures in life, such as snuggling, napping, and exploring the outdoors. She does well in her crate and is quiet, showing good behavior in her safe space.

While Sadie may be sensitive to body handling and prefers to approach people at her own pace, she is a treat-motivated pup who is eager to build trust and connections with her human companions. She is currently fostered with cats and enjoys their company, seeking them out in the home to be near them.

Sadie is timid around other dogs and prefers to let them lead in play, but she enjoys playing with them and benefits from their companionship. She also loves being outside, going for car rides, and snuggling up with her loved ones. Sadie would thrive in a home with other dogs, but she could also do well as the only pet, given the right environment.

Due to her shy nature and sensitivity to fast movements, Sadie would prefer a calm and quiet home without children. She takes time to feel secure and needs space to build confidence. If you’re looking for a loving companion who appreciates a gentle approach and a patient demeanor, Sadie may be the perfect match for you. With love, understanding, and a peaceful environment, Sadie is sure to blossom into a loyal and devoted family member.

 

 

 

Bruno! – PENDING!

Fern!
Meet Fern, the mighty 10-year-old Chihuahua looking for a peaceful and loving retirement home to call her own. Weighing in at a petite 4 pounds, Fern may be small in size but she has a big heart and a vibrant spirit. Fern’s rescue journey began in Cypress, Texas, where she was found covered in fleas and without an owner to be found.
Fern is currently fostered with dogs of all sizes but prefers the company of small to medium-sized dogs or humans. She can be bossy and pushy with larger dogs, so she would thrive as an only pet or in the company of smaller canine companions. Fern is crate trained and potty trained, and while she may initially be shy with men, she quickly warms up and enjoys their company.
Despite a past injury resulting in a broken front leg that healed on its own, Fern gets around just fine and does not experience any discomfort. She navigates well but appreciates walking on rugs or carpets rather than slippery floors. Fern’s joyful spirit shines through, despite not having any teeth, and she enjoys a diet of small kibble without any issues.
Fern’s favorite pastimes include exploring the yard on sunny days and snuggling up in your lap or resting in her cozy dog bed. An ideal home for Fern would have a fenced-in yard for her outdoor enjoyment, a laid-back caregiver with a good understanding of the Chihuahua breed, and a willingness to appreciate all of her unique qualities and quirks.
With a zest for life and a heart full of love, Fern is ready to spend her golden years in a loving and caring home where she can be cherished for the sweet and spunky companion that she is. If you are seeking a loyal and loving lap companion who will bring joy and warmth to your home, consider opening your heart to Fern and giving her the forever home she truly deserves. Fern is eagerly awaiting the chance to spend her days with you, bringing happiness and love into your life.

Adoption Application: https://forms.gle/yp323bZ1HyPYRbXB9

Adoption Application: https://forms.gle/yp323bZ1HyPYRbXB9

 

Indy!

Indy is so excited to meet you, you and you! He loves everyone he meets! He is a young adult weighing in at 35 pounds. When he was surrendered the original owner said he was a German Shepherd/Heeler mix. While many feel sorry for him when they meet him, he does not see it that way! He radiates positivity and happiness. He loves everyone he has ever met. He loves dogs that love to play with him. He likes to chase the kitties in his home but will not hurt them. He does wish his people would never leave the house and prefers to never leave your side. Indy was originally an owner surrender to a rescue group in Kentucky because his needs were more than the breeder could handle. Indy suffers from Swimmers Syndrome. Swimmers Syndrome is a rare condition in which a puppy is unable to physically stand or walk, but instead lies flat on its chest and abdomen with hind legs extended behind and its forelegs extended to the front and/or sides. The only motion the puppy is capable of is paddling its limbs as though it is swimming. Indy is able to stand on his front legs and pull himself around that way. With his dragging and trying to stand, at times he does develop some sores and skin shearing and his hind limbs need to be wrapped or wearing sleeves/pants at all times. Because of his lack of muscle he does not have a lot of bladder control so he wears belly bands and because he drags his butt he wears a diaper. He has an easy therapy routine to maintain his range of motion and some swimming therapy to help maintain his strengthening. Indy is available for someone who is dedicated to learning his routine. We know that Indy may not be a great fit for every household but we know his perfect family is out there and he cannot wait to show them his sparkling personality and stunning smile!

Aren’t in a position to adopt this special boy but would love to support him? Check out his Amazon Wishlist! All supplies purchased from the wishlist will be sent directly to his foster’s home!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/21OJER621OO26/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_4

**Indy’s adoption fee has been sponsored In Loving Memory of Peter Neveu.**

 

 

 

Sampson!

Introducing Sampson, the handsome 6-year-old pup weighing around 60 pounds, who is searching for a patient and understanding forever home to help him navigate his anxiety and build trust. While new people and places can be overwhelming for him initially, Sampson blossoms with time and patience, revealing his goofy and playful side that his caretakers have come to adore. Creating a strong bond based on trust and leadership is essential for Sampson’s happiness and well-being. He thrives with guidance from his human and feels most secure when he can rely on their support. Sampson has mastered his basic obedience, walks well on a leash, and is both crate and house trained. He enjoys spending time outdoors, whether soaking up the sun or exploring hiking trails. Due to his insecurities, Sampson would do best as the only pet in a home without children. He is a perfect blend of chill and playful, making him an ideal companion for someone who appreciates outdoor adventures as well as downtime. With the right person who understands his needs, Sampson has the potential to thrive and bring joy to their life. To ensure Sampson’s success in his new home, training sessions will be provided to potential adopters. While he may require some patience and understanding, Sampson is a truly wonderful dog who is ready to find a loving family to call his own. If you are looking for a loyal and loving companion who will appreciate your guidance, consider opening your heart to Sampson and giving him the happy and stable life he deserves.

**Sampson’s adoption fee is being sponsored by a volunteer.**

 

 

 

Brutus!

Our boy Brutus is still on the hunt for his second chance at a forever family! Mr. Brutus was originally adopted from us as a puppy about two years ago and he has once again landed in our care after having behavioral issues in his adoptive home.  Brutus is now about 3 years old, just under 20 pounds, and a DNA test showed him to be a Chihuahua/Belgian Malinois mix. “Small dog with a large personality” really rings true when it comes to Brutus with his high intelligence, an eagerness to work and be challenged, and his desire for human companionship.

Brutus has been in his foster home for a year and has gone through a 5 week board-and-train program with our friend Stephanie at the Beckett School. During his training, he has become very familiar with tools that will be essential for his every day life to help him keep a healthy state of mind and make good choices. Any interested adoptive home will be required to continue the use of these tools, experience isn’t required, but is definitely a bonus! An open mind to training tools and balanced training methods is a must. He has made amazing improvements since his board and train and we are so proud of him! Brutus is what we can best describe as a Sour Patch kid. He can be sweet, but he can also be sour. He struggles with food reactivity, resource guarding, and some other occasional cranky episodes that come mostly at night time, (waking up from a nap, not wanting to go in his crate) which his foster mom refers to as his night time “scaries”. He has not had one of these episodes in a couple months and is doing great!   Brutus is a great little adventure buddy and is always up for a walk, run, hike, or any other kind of activity his humans are up for. He loves being challenged mentally as well as physically and enjoys learning new tricks or working on the ones he already knows. He is also great when going on car rides and just sits back to enjoy the ride. Brutus has mastered the “place” command and while he is out of his kennel, spends most of his time inside relaxing in his “place” and practicing being calm and not letting himself get too over stimulated. Naps are one of his favorite activities and he makes some pretty funny noises while yawning. He is continuing to work through his food reactivity and resource guarding by practicing the “out” command daily. His favorite activity outside is grabbing a tennis ball or any toy and running around the yard with it in his mouth. Unlike a lot of us, Brutus loves the snow and will run around in the snow and chase after snowballs! After some extended decompression time, Brutus has been co-existing with the dogs in his foster home and has done very well with them under close supervision, although he prefers dogs closer to his size. He likes to chase and be chased by his four-legged friends and just likes to feel like one of the gang. Brutus would do well co-existing with other dogs as long as they respect his space.

Brutus would do best in a home with adults only. An active and structured home is his best fit, and a family that is 100% committed to keeping his training going throughout his life. Any leniency in this can create set backs and an environment that Brutus will take advantage of and will continue to act out in. He would love to do agility classes, obedience classes or other activities that help stimulate his busy mind. A home with a fenced in yard would be ideal to help him get as much exercise as possible. He truly is a great, quirky, little dog for the right home. He may be a challenging dog, but he is 100% worth it, he deserves a second chance at having a home. If you are looking for an adventure friend and feel like your home is the right environment for Brutus to continue to live a happy life, please fill out an application today!

 

 

 

Mark!

Introducing Mark, the charming and lovable 4-year-old pup with a heart of gold and a personality that shines bright! Weighing in at 60 pounds, Mark is fully crate and potty trained and adores his crate as his safe and calm space for naps. This active yet laid-back boy enjoys a good game of fetch, especially with his beloved tennis balls. Mark is a perfect blend of energy and relaxation, thriving with both physical activity and mental stimulation. After a good play session, he is always ready for some quality cuddle time. Mark is a smart and eager-to-please pup who loves every human he meets. He is working hard on his obedience and leash skills and is making great progress. With a high prey drive towards small animals, Mark would do best as the only dog in a home with a fenced-in yard. He is best suited for a home with older children or none at all due to his exuberant greetings. This happy-go-lucky boy enjoys spending time outdoors, basking in the sun, and being around his favorite people. Mark is looking for a foster or adopter who can provide him with the structure, consistency, and continued training he needs to thrive. With his winning Pittie smile and lovable nature, Mark is sure to capture your heart and bring joy to your home. Open your heart and home to Mark, and he will be forever grateful for the love and care you provide him.  *Mark is available for foster or adoption!*

**Mark’s adoption fee has been sponsored In Loving Memory of Peter Neveu.**

 

 

 

Kalie! 

 

Meet Kalie, the sweet and smart 8.5-month-old Shepherd mix with the most adorable ears you’ve ever seen! Weighing 55 pounds now, Kalie is expected to be a medium to large-sized pup when fully grown. This lovable girl is fully potty trained in her foster home and thrives on structure and routine. Although she can be a bit nervous when meeting new people and dogs, Kalie quickly warms up once she feels comfortable. She loves riding in the car, working on basic commands, and walking on a leash. Kalie is a great listener and does well with dogs, cats, and kids of all ages. Kalie is an active pup who enjoys playing with other dogs and needs plenty of exercise to keep her happy and healthy. She is a chewer, so having a variety of chew toys will keep her entertained. Kalie has mastered the art of playing fetch and loves to burn off her energy through playtime. This special girl would thrive in a home with breed experience and a commitment to enrolling her in training classes. Patience, a structured routine, and regular exercise are key to Kalie’s happiness and well-being. If you’re ready to provide Kalie with the love and care she deserves, fill out an application for her today and welcome this wonderful pup into your home!

**Kalie’s adoption fee is sponsored by Buddy’s Vets**

 

 

 

Phoebe!

Meet Phoebe, the stunning 4-year-old mix breed girl in search of a loving forever home where she can finally put down roots and feel safe and secure. Phoebe’s journey hasn’t been easy, but with compassion and patience, she is ready to show her true colors and become your loyal companion. Initially shy, Phoebe’s heart is pure gold and she blossoms with trust and time. She greets her humans with full body wags and craves affectionate scratches. Phoebe enjoys playing with toys, chewing on bones, and taking peaceful naps in her cozy dog bed. She is fully grown at 54 pounds, crate and potty trained, and has made great progress in her foster home. Phoebe does best with male dogs and would thrive in a home without other female dogs. She is currently fostered with a male large breed dog and a cat, enjoying their company and playtime. Phoebe is insecure and requires slow introductions to other dogs, preferring a mellow canine friend who respects her space. Due to her fearfulness, Phoebe is seeking a home without small children. This smart girl knows her basic commands and responds well to direction. She is on a special diet and medication for allergies, and her coat is already looking healthier. Phoebe is working through her fears of car rides and passing cars on walks, requiring patience, commitment, and consistency from her future family. Training sessions will help her navigate her insecurities and build her confidence. Phoebe is ready to bring joy and brightness into your life, offering unconditional love and loyalty to the lucky individual or family who opens their heart and home to her. Give Phoebe a chance, and you’ll be rewarded with a devoted companion who will enrich your days and bring warmth to your home.

 

 

 

Elwood!

Meet Elwood, the intelligent and eager 2-year-old pup weighing 60 pounds, who is ready to embark on a new chapter in his life and find his forever home. Originally coming to MMDR as a puppy, Elwood returned as an adult after facing compatibility issues with another dog. Despite his challenges, Elwood has shown remarkable progress and is now prepared to make the leap to a loving forever home. Elwood thrives with strong leadership and appreciates a human guide to help navigate life’s decisions. He excels in training, mastering basic obedience, leash walking, and commands like “place” to cultivate calmness. With a love for fetch and outdoor activities, Elwood enjoys walks, soaking up the sun, and retrieving balls with joy. He is house trained, does well with crate training, and even knows how to use a treadmill on dreary days. While Elwood prefers to be the only pet in the home due to his dominant personality and resource guarding tendencies, he can coexist peacefully with other dogs in outdoor settings. A loyal and affectionate companion, Elwood adores spending time with his human friends, whether engaging in activities or simply relaxing together. He is friendly with new people and forms strong bonds with his two-legged companions. Elwood is seeking a patient and consistent partner who can provide him with the guidance and structure he needs to continue thriving. While not suited for inexperienced owners, he will make a wonderful companion for someone who appreciates his potential and loyalty. Elwood is patiently waiting for his next great adventure and is ready to bring joy and companionship to a special individual or family. If you are interested in providing Elwood with the loving and supportive home he deserves, consider welcoming him into your life. He is currently residing at our facility and would benefit from a foster or adoptive home to call his own. Reach out to misfitmuttsdogrescue@gmail.com (mailto:misfitmuttsdogrescue@gmail.com) to learn more about how you can help Elwood on his journey to finding a forever home filled with love and understanding.

 

 

 

 

Beau!

Meet Beau, the handsome and energetic 9-month-old Catahoula mix who is eagerly searching for his forever family to join on all of life’s adventures. Weighing around 70 pounds, Beau is a lover of people and dogs, with his favorite pastime being playing with his canine friends. His confident and active nature is truly contagious, bringing joy and energy wherever he goes. Beau thrives in an active household that can match his adventurous spirit. From walks to hikes, car rides to tough toy chewing, he is always up for any activity that involves spending time with his beloved humans. While excelling in crate training and making great progress in potty training, Beau’s puppy energy may require gentle reminders as he continues to learn and grow. Although Beau has been around teenagers and older children, his size and tendency to jump up make him better suited for a home without small children. He is currently fostered with a cat and is learning to respect his feline friend’s personal space, showing potential for improvement with continued training and guidance. Beau is a highly motivated pup who loves to learn and would greatly benefit from a family committed to helping him develop good manners and obedience skills. Could you be the family that Beau has been searching for? If you’re ready to provide love, guidance, and a lifetime of fun-filled experiences, Beau is excited to meet you and become a cherished member of your family. Open your heart and home to Beau, and watch as he fills your life with joy and companionship.

 

 

 

Maisey!

 

 

 

Kuzco!

Meet Kuzco, the energetic and lovable 2.5-year-old pup who is on the search for his perfect match and a forever home that will better suit his needs. Originally coming to MMDR as a puppy from a homeless man’s dog, Kuzco found a family but struggled with the addition of a child to the home. Now, he is ready to find a permanent place where he can thrive and be understood. Weighing 60 pounds, Kuzco is an active guy who thrives on exercise and benefits from strong leadership from his human. He is already making great progress and excels in crate training, basic obedience, and house training. Although he would not do well with other pets, Kuzco can coexist with other canines outside as long as boundaries are respected. He loves the outdoors, rain or shine, and enjoys playing fetch and lounging in the sun. Friendly and jovial, Kuzco is learning to channel his energy into calm behavior to receive the affection he craves. He is transforming and growing under the guidance of his handlers, showing a willingness to learn and improve. Kuzco’s ideal home would be with someone patient and committed to his growth, preferably with experience with the Terrier breed and without children. Kuzco is ready to put his best paw forward and is looking for a compassionate and understanding companion to help him along the way. With his perfect Pittie smile and loyal heart, Kuzco is sure to win over the heart of his future family. Currently available for foster or adoption, Kuzco is eagerly awaiting a place to call his own while he awaits his forever home. If you are ready to open your heart and home to this special pup and provide him with the love and guidance he needs, consider welcoming Kuzco into your life. Click the link below to learn more about our foster program and make a difference in Kuzco’s life today.

Foster Information: www.misfitmuttsdogrescue.com/foster/

 

 

Jenny!

Meet Jenny, a 3-year-old German Shepherd mix with a heart of gold who weighs in just under 60lbs. Jenny was adopted as a puppy but sadly lost her original owner. Thankfully, she found her way back to us and is now looking for a new forever home.

Jenny does have some resource guarding tendencies with other dogs, especially when it comes to food and attention. So making sure to feed her separate from other animals in the home is very important. Because of this, she would do best as an only dog or with a much smaller dog with constant supervision. She can sometimes get this way with her humans when it comes to bones as well. She needs slow introductions to people and other dogs, especially larger breeds. Jenny has not been around cats or children, so a home without either would be best for her.

Despite her quirks, Jenny is a loving and intelligent pup. She enjoys walks, running around the yard, and snuggling on the couch. She is vocal and may bark at new people or things outside, but she listens well when told to be quiet. Jenny thrives in a structured environment with a routine. She would do best in a patient home that enjoys the outdoors and is willing to take her on walks. Once she builds a bond with her family, Jenny is incredibly loyal and will make a wonderful companion. If you’re looking for a smart and loving dog to join your family, Jenny is the one for you.

 

 

 

Ozzie! – PENDING!

Meet Ozzie, a 65-pound, 2-year-old bundle of energy ready to bring joy to a new home. Ozzie is both crate and potty trained, getting along well with other dogs, although he has not been exposed to cats. This energetic boy will thrive in an active household that can keep up with his lively personality.

Ozzie is a goofy and animated Boxer who is learning to slow down his busy mind and take direction from his human. He is making great progress in gaining confidence. With the support of a patient and confident handler, Ozzie will continue to flourish and grow.

Despite his initial overzealousness with meeting new people, Ozzie is incredibly sweet and affectionate with humans. He is eager to find a forever companion who can appreciate his playful nature and help him navigate moments of insecurity. If you are ready to welcome a loving and loyal companion into your life, Ozzie may be the perfect match for you.

 

 

Cash!

Introducing Cash, a playful and curious 2-year-old Poodle mix weighing 48 pounds. Cash is a bundle of excitement and fun, always eager to explore and play. He is both crate and house trained, making him a well-behaved companion in the home.

Cash loves to frolic in the yard and engage in playtime with other dogs. While he may get overly enthusiastic when meeting new people, his love for humans shines through. Cash adores the company of people and is working on controlling his jumping behavior, especially around children. He is familiar with basic obedience commands and is eager to continue learning with a dedicated adopter.

This social and outgoing pup thrives on interaction and enjoys activities like playing with furry friends, hiking, snuggling, going for walks, and car rides. Cash’s zest for life and friendly nature make him an ideal companion for an active individual or family looking for a loyal furry friend. If you’re ready to open your heart and home to a fun-loving pup who is eager to learn and grow, Cash may be the perfect match for you.

 

 

 

Inez!

Meet Inez, a sweet and playful 7-month-old, 9-pound pup looking for her forever home. Inez may be a little shy at first, but with some time and patience, she warms up quickly and becomes a snuggly companion. She gets along well with small dogs and is respectful of larger dogs, but can be a bit overwhelmed meeting new canine friends. Inez is currently working on crate training and is house trained, making her a low-maintenance addition to any family. She enjoys daily walks and playtime with her furry friends, but also loves to cuddle up on the couch. Inez would benefit from training classes and socialization to help her continue to grow and thrive. If you are a patient and loving adopter looking for a loyal companion, Inez may be the perfect match for you.

 

 

 

Bear!

Meet Bear, a 6-month-old, 30-pound bundle of energy and affection! This active and playful pup is a social butterfly who loves dogs of all sizes and would thrive in a home with a canine companion. Bear enjoys wrestling, tug-of-war, and fetch with his furry friends, and he is also good with cats.

Currently working on crate training and potty training, Bear is making great progress in both areas. He excels in social settings, showing his friendly and affectionate nature, and remaining unfazed by loud noises and commotion. Bear’s love for water is evident as he enjoys swimming in his pool and the lake. He also loves going camping with his foster family, relishing outdoor adventures and car rides.

Bear has a good understanding of basic obedience and has recently mastered recall. He would flourish in an active family who can provide plenty of opportunities for socialization and outdoor activities. If you’re looking for a fun-loving companion to join you on adventures, Bear is the perfect match!

 

 

 

Tobie! – PENDING!

Meet Tobie, a sweet and curious 2-year-old pup weighing in at 13 pounds. Tobie has had the pleasure of being around big dogs, little dogs, and children of all ages, getting along well with everyone although he may be a bit shy when meeting new people.

Currently working on crate training, Tobie may protest initially but eventually settles in. He is mostly house trained and thrives on a consistent schedule. Tobie is vocal during playtime with other dogs, taking some time to build up the courage to engage fully. He is also working on curbing his jumping behavior, making him best suited for a home with children ages 5 and up.

Tobie is actively working on his obedience training and enjoys a good bone to chew on. He loves running in the yard and going for walks, embracing his sweet and playful nature during these activities. Tobie’s ideal home would provide him with structure, walks, and patience as he continues to grow and learn.

If you are looking for a loving companion who is eager to explore the world with you, Tobie may be the perfect match for your family.

 

 

 

Bonny!

Meet Bonny, a 3-year-old Terrier mix on a quest for her forever home! Originally rescued from the Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston, TX, Bonny made her way to Wisconsin in May and is now eagerly awaiting a family to call her own.

Bonny has completed a board and train program with our trainer, equipping her with the tools to be a well-mannered companion. She is fully crate-trained and potty-trained. While she would do best as the only pet in the household, she enjoys quality time with her humans.

Intelligent and obedient, Bonny has mastered essential commands like sit, stay, down, heel, and recall. She delights in walks, car rides, playtime with toys, and outdoor adventures. Bonny’s affectionate nature shines through as she seeks out opportunities to cuddle with her human friends. As Bonny transitions to her new environment, she will thrive with patience, structure, and consistency. She is in search of an active family who is committed to continuing her training and providing her with the care she deserves. She will require someone with an open mind and who can take on a leadership role with her.

If you are looking for a devoted and playful companion, Bonny is ready to steal your heart. Open your home to this sweet pup and embark on a journey of love and companionship together. 🐾

 

 

 

Sadie! – PENDING! 

Meet Sadie, a sweet 1.5-year-old, 12-pound Terrier mix with a gentle soul and a curious spirit. Sadie is a mellow and shy girl who enjoys the simple pleasures in life, such as snuggling, napping, and exploring the outdoors. She does well in her crate and is quiet, showing good behavior in her safe space.

While Sadie may be sensitive to body handling and prefers to approach people at her own pace, she is a treat-motivated pup who is eager to build trust and connections with her human companions. She is currently fostered with cats and enjoys their company, seeking them out in the home to be near them.

Sadie is timid around other dogs and prefers to let them lead in play, but she enjoys playing with them and benefits from their companionship. She also loves being outside, going for car rides, and snuggling up with her loved ones. Sadie would thrive in a home with other dogs, but she could also do well as the only pet, given the right environment.

Due to her shy nature and sensitivity to fast movements, Sadie would prefer a calm and quiet home without children. She takes time to feel secure and needs space to build confidence. If you’re looking for a loving companion who appreciates a gentle approach and a patient demeanor, Sadie may be the perfect match for you. With love, understanding, and a peaceful environment, Sadie is sure to blossom into a loyal and devoted family member.

 

 

 

Bruno! – PENDING!

Fern!
Meet Fern, the mighty 10-year-old Chihuahua looking for a peaceful and loving retirement home to call her own. Weighing in at a petite 4 pounds, Fern may be small in size but she has a big heart and a vibrant spirit. Fern’s rescue journey began in Cypress, Texas, where she was found covered in fleas and without an owner to be found.
Fern is currently fostered with dogs of all sizes but prefers the company of small to medium-sized dogs or humans. She can be bossy and pushy with larger dogs, so she would thrive as an only pet or in the company of smaller canine companions. Fern is crate trained and potty trained, and while she may initially be shy with men, she quickly warms up and enjoys their company.
Despite a past injury resulting in a broken front leg that healed on its own, Fern gets around just fine and does not experience any discomfort. She navigates well but appreciates walking on rugs or carpets rather than slippery floors. Fern’s joyful spirit shines through, despite not having any teeth, and she enjoys a diet of small kibble without any issues.
Fern’s favorite pastimes include exploring the yard on sunny days and snuggling up in your lap or resting in her cozy dog bed. An ideal home for Fern would have a fenced-in yard for her outdoor enjoyment, a laid-back caregiver with a good understanding of the Chihuahua breed, and a willingness to appreciate all of her unique qualities and quirks.
With a zest for life and a heart full of love, Fern is ready to spend her golden years in a loving and caring home where she can be cherished for the sweet and spunky companion that she is. If you are seeking a loyal and loving lap companion who will bring joy and warmth to your home, consider opening your heart to Fern and giving her the forever home she truly deserves. Fern is eagerly awaiting the chance to spend her days with you, bringing happiness and love into your life.

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