Reese!

Reese came to MMDR as a local owner surrender. Her family adopted her when she was around a year old. Over the years Reese became protective of her family, lashing out on walks, and not being accepting of new guests in the home. Now, at 5 years old, she became increasingly stressed out by the small children in her home, and ultimately her family made the difficult decision to surrender her.

When Reese’s owner met us for her behavioral assessment we were greeted by an extremely anxious dog. She was so worked up around her owner, we had to ask him to leave while the assessment took place. As soon as Reese was alone with us her anxiety slowly melted away. She had no negative reaction to our trainer, and it was obvious Reese needed someone that could provide her guidance and structure. Her owners loved her dearly, but they had unfortunately developed a very unhealthy relationship. Reese had a rough few days adjusting to her new surroundings, but after the decompression period it wasn’t long before we saw her goofy, happy side. Reese has been working with our trainer, Mydiek, for two weeks now and is officially accepting applications for a new family.

Reese is looking for a family that is patient. She needs someone that can be an advocate for her. She has proven to be such an easy going gal, but it takes time for her to adjust to new situations. She gets along with cats, and calm dogs that will respect her space. Reese would do best in a home with no small children. She is crate trained, knows down/stay, and walks well on leash. Reese has so much potential, and we know her perfect fit is out there somewhere!

 

Caroline! – PENDING!

“Howdy y’all! My name is Caroline; like the song “Sweet Caroline”… bum bumm bummm

I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself and tell you a bit of my story! I was found as a stray and my friends and I were eventually captured by Statewide Animal Control Rescue and Recovery. We were taken to the Harris County Animal Shelter but because of Covid-19, no one was adopting or fostering large dogs so all 4 of us were up for euthanasia after our “3 day stray hold”. Thankfully, my TX foster mom saw our worth and pulled all four of us through Lola’s Lucky Day.

We eventually got to transport once all our vetting was completed and we went to Dodge County Humane Society. We were all adopted but I am a bit of a ninja in the backyard and got away from my foster and my adopter. I came back to the shelter (which can be a scary place for a shy dog like me). My Texas foster mom, Sam, was worried that I would become more shutdown in the shelter and asked if Misfit Mutts had anyone able to take me. They did, so I am now a Misfit!

After a few days at my new foster home, I have begun to show my true personality. I am a playful, goofy girl. I LOVE other dogs and I LOVE to play. I am also great with the cats in my foster home. I kennel like a champ and am potty trained! I thrive on routine and I LOVE treats! I have met a few children and if they are calm, I like them. I can be a bit nervous with loud noises and fast movements. As I settle in, I become more relaxed. I have really warmed up to my foster mom and am still getting used to my foster dad. He gives me treats, which I happily take!

My ideal home will have a secure fence and understand that I should not be left unattended in the backyard or my ninja skills may come out again. It would have at least one very playful dog, squeaky toys, treats and lots of patience to allow me to come out of my shell. I promise you that once I’m comfortable, I will be the best pupper.

I am about 1.5 years old and I’m listed as an Aussie mix.“

 

Deuce!

Our boy Deuce is still searching for his perfect family to call his own! This handsome pup was found injured on the side of the road in Texas. People had driven by him for hours and no one stopped to help him until a local rescuer came to save his life ❤️. With such a rough start, Deuce is looking for his second chance at the life he deserves. We can never know for sure what he endured before he was saved, but we know he sure is grateful!

He really LOVES his people and is a very loyal companion. His ideal home is going to be with a strong handler and someone who can give him training and structure. He would prefer to not have any other animals living with him (he likes to chase kitties), but with slow introductions, a calm atmosphere and an experienced handler, he could coexist with others. Deuce would also be best in a home with no children since he is a strong boy and strong willed.

**Please do not apply for Deuce if you have a cat or children, your application will not be processed**

 

Sissy! – PENDING!

Sissy is ready to make her adoption debut! 😍

Sissy is a 8 year old English Bulldog. She traveled to us from our partners, Lola’s Lucky Day in Texas. This squishy girl is the best! She is a older lady, so would do best with dogs that can respect her space. She is currently fostered with small and big dogs and does great. She is a little overweight and our vets would like to see her lose 6 more pounds. She has already lost 4 pounds since being with her foster. Go Sissy!

When Sissy arrived she was kind of a mess. She had a double ear infection, eye infection, and what we thought was a UTI. It turned out Sissy has a problem holding her bladder, so will need to be on medication for that. She also has dry eye and will need drops for the rest of her life. Our vet was confident that her ear infection was from allergies and wouldn’t need long term medication. Sissy is your typical English Bulldog and would benefit from an owner with breed experience.

She does great in her crate, enjoys walks around the block (when it’s not hot), and a good romp around the backyard. Her favorite past time is napping. Hopefully you don’t mind a little snoring! 😜 She is such a love and deserves a family of her own.

 

Keelie!

We have patiently waited for Keelie to be ready for adoption and we are so happy to be able to finally share her story with all of you.

Keelie was found in Texas as a stray with her 9 puppies. She had to be owned at one point because she was found with a huge chain and collar around her neck. Keelie was so fearful, but luckily a Good Samaritan was able to catch her and her puppies and get them to safety. Keelie’s puppies traveled to us last summer and have all found homes. Keelie had a harder time adjusting. While our team was visiting Texas this past January we met Keelie and knew this sweet girl had to make the trip to Wisconsin to find her forever home. No momma left behind!

Keelie is such a kind, gentle soul. We do not know what happened in her past, but she is a little slow to trust people. Given time to decompress and get to know you her fear slowly melts away and let me tell you, it is so amazing to see! Keelie is estimated to be around 2 years old. She is potty trained and does great with other dogs. She absolutely loves her crate and will go lay down in it when she needs a safe space to retreat to. She enjoys walks, laying in the sun, and napping on the couch.

Keelie will be adopted on a 2-3 week foster-to-adopt basis. We are requiring the 2-3 trial as she takes a bit to warm up. As she becomes comfortable in her environment you get to see her personality shine. Her new family MUST have a physical fence (please do not apply if you do not have a physical fence, your application will not be processed). She would do best in a home without small children, and needs someone that can be patient and give her time. Keelie is the sweetest dog, and so deserving of a forever home. We really can not say enough great things about her! ❤️

 

Heath! 

This handsome hunk is Heath!

Heath is an 1 year old, 80 lb rottweiler who is acts just like a giant puppy. He had a rough start, spending the first part of his life tied up on a chain. He was rescued and sent to Wisconsin in hopes of finding his forever home.

Heath is a very intelligent boy and is very food motivated. He is energetic and would thrive best in an active household. Heath loves to play with toys and other dogs, swim, explore the outside, and give kisses! Heath will need structure in his home as his manners could use work. He should go to a home with no cats and no small children because he doesn’t realize his size and could easily knock them down. Heath is a big guy with a lot of love (and kisses) to give!

 

Max!

This happy-go-lucky dude is Max! He was an owner surrender in Texas by no fault of his own, they just didn’t have time for him 🤷🏼‍♀️ So he made the trip up here to Wisconsin to find a family who is ready to add a new pal to their home, and give him the time and love he deserves. He is about 7 months old and is a 50 pound Staffordshire Terrier/Boxer mix.

His foster mom says he gets along great with other dogs and cats. Max is good with kids but with his size, clumsiness from being a puppy, and lack of spacial awareness, he may do best with older children. He does well with going potty outside if you take him out often. So he is still working on getting this potty training thing mastered but is so close! He’s good in his crate with very little protesting. He loves to go for walks, playing fetch, and he enjoys having bones to chew on. He is working hard on obedience training and learning his manners. Max’s ideal home would be with an active family, and have a fenced in yard where he can romp around and burn off his puppy energy.