Claire!

Meet Claire, long time foster searching for a small circle to call her own. We’re keeping it real when we say “small circle” as patience and a quiet home are key to earning Claire’s trust.
Claire could be described as a girl’s girl, but slow intros are required even when making new female friends. As with any dog, decompression is key. She hasn’t spent much time around the men folk, but its safe to say befriending humans of the opposite sex will take additional time. Intros need to happen on Claire’s terms, and anyone looking to rush things need not apply.
Boisterous personalities and spontaneous movements can be very scary for Claire. Please do not submit an adoption application for her if there are any children in your home. Other dogs, or cats who can kick it with canines are absolutely fine- just keep in mind Rome wasn’t built in a day. Gradual intros, reassurance, and praise are your best friend when it comes to making Claire your pet’s best friend. Though she needs a zen environment to thrive, Claire is energetic. She likes to play with doggy friends, and enjoys walks and fetch. While she enjoys friend dates, sharing snacks/treats is not on her to do list. Its important that Claire have her own space for meals and snacks. We don’t know what lead to Claire finding herself in a shelter at four months old, but since then what’s hers is hers when it comes to tasty morsels. (Who could blame her?)
This beauty is house-trained, though she may spring a leak if startled. She is a good girl when its kennel time, and will be forever grateful when blessed with a new puzzle toy. Claire isn’t fully comfortable with car rides just yet, but makes a polite passenger anyway. Though she is under 2 years old, she has spent ample time working with a trainer. Continued structure and reassurance are vital in setting her up for success. In return, you’ll get 60 pounds of pure love. Good things take time-if you’re willing to take things slow, and remain dedicated- we’ve got someone you should meet.

 

 

Freya!

Miss Freya is here to let y’all know she is ready for her adoption debut! 🙌🏼🐾
 
From the first time we met this sweet pup in Texas through our friends at Corridor Rescue Inc., we all knew she was extra special and instantly melted our hearts. Not only has she survived being hit by a car, but she continues to thrive despite limited mobility in her back legs, and does it with a big smile on her face. Her pure joy for life and her determination to keep on moving even after what has happened to her in the past is so inspiring. We are so grateful that the amazing people with Corridor knew she was destined for great things here in Wisconsin!
 
She has been visiting Emily at Peak PEMF Performance and has been responding well to chiropractic care and water therapy. It will be important for her adoptive home to keep bringing her to therapy to help her strengthen her back legs and continue to keep her at her best! We are so lucky to have people like Emily in our area to use as resources for our extra special pups in need.
 
Freya is the sweetest girl you will ever meet. She has not met anyone she doesn’t love, and she sure makes it difficult not to love her back 🥰. She is a bit wobbly when walking, but once she starts to run around, she is off to the races!! Falling down is part of her routine, but with her amazing resilience, she gets right back up to try again. Nothing can keep this girl down! Freya does need some assistance expressing her bladder and is still working on alerting for when she needs to go to the bathroom. She is making improvements every day! This girl is a big fan of playing with her doggie foster siblings and would love to go to a home with another dog.
 
Freya is approximately 3 years old and just under 60 pounds. As most rescue dogs, her breed is a best guess and she is listed as a mix. Her ideal home will be prepared to give her the extra special care that she needs to live the best, most comfortable life possible. She needs assistance getting into a vehicle as well so a family that can handle lifting her in certain situations would be needed.
 
If you think Freya could be the dog for you, head over to our website and submit an application for adoption! If you are pre-approved or would like some more information about Freya, please e-mail us at misfitmuttsdogrescue@gmail.com.
 
**Please note that we adopt all of our dogs out on a best fit basis and not first come, first served.**

 

Ginny!

Ginny was originally spotted right before the big TX freeze. Her TX foster mom, Kristyna, saw her and knew she wanted to save her. She set a trap and Ginny went in. Unfortunately, the door didn’t latch all the way and Ginny snuck out and was free once again. This broke Kristyna’s heart. She kept replaying the incident in her head. The following day, in an exciting turn of events, Kristyna found out that Ginny had been secured in a neighbor’s backyard! She was SAFE! Over the next few weeks Kristyna worked hard to gain Ginny’s trust. She was eventually able to take her for walks, pet her and watch her become more comfortable. Ginny was heartworm positive so she went through treatment. When Ginny was done with treatment, she traveled to WI.

Ginny has been in her WI foster home for about 6 weeks and has been a great house guest. She LOVES her kennel; it is 100% her safe space. She is potty trained. Ginny loves the doggies in her foster home and loves to play in the backyard! Ginny is also cat friendly. Ginny is a quirky girl and you can tell she really wants to be a brave, confident girl and will just need some time, love and patience to get there. Ginny will need a patient adopter who will give her the space and time to settle in. She also needs a home with a very secure fenced yard.

Her ideal home would have a confident doggy friend for her to play with and continue to learn how to be a brave girl. She will hasn’t been around children but would probably do best with older children because fast movements can scare her. Ginny will be adopted on a 3 week trial basis to allow her time to settle in.

Ginny weighs about 38lbs, is estimated to be 2 years old and is a mixed breed doggo.

*Please don’t apply if you don’t have a secure fenced yard*

 

Kaiyo! – PENDING!

Are you a member of a household with German Shepherd experience? (This will be a requirement to adopt Kaiyo) Want to talk about adoption? If so, Kaiyo is all ears! This handsome boy is energetic, spunky, and loyal. Kaiyo attaches to his people and his pack, and takes alerting them to sounds and visitors very seriously. Whether his family includes dogs, cats, kids, or adults- he will watch over those he loves diligently. He can be extremely vocal, so neighbors within tight quarters would not make for ideal surroundings. Kaiyo requires daily exercise, and is always up for a good time. He makes one heck of a work out partner, and will gladly join you for a run or a swim. A good car ride is one of his favorite ways to chill, though a loud exhaust going by on the street may make him jump. Thunder is right up there with unfavorable loud noises. At just around 4 months old, this youngster has much learning to do. A home that will be patient and dedicated to acing potty training is a must. Kaiyo will need continued training on polite play, and nailing more basic commands. Puppy classes would be a wonderful tool, as he loves to learn. Kaiyo is what we call a super chewer, so his forever home should plan to provide lots of durable toys. This pup plays hard! Are you the personal trainer Kaiyo needs for his body and mind? Got an endless supply of love for this deserving cutie? Get that application in, now! 😊

 

 

 

Summer! 

Meet Summer! ❤️ Summer’s story is a sad one. 💔 She was rescued by our friends at This Is Houston after being hit by a car. They found her laying lifeless on the side of the road. She was rushed to the emergency vet and miraculously pulled through. Summer suffered some head trauma, fractures and lacerations. Despite her horrific past, she is a happy, loving dog and is ready to find her forever home! Summer is only 6 months old and weighs about 30 pounds. She is very shy when meeting new people and will need someone with patience to help her feel comfortable. She would thrive in a quiet household. She does great with other dogs, and cats are unknown. We would recommend Summer goes to a home with older children, as fast movements and loud noises make her nervous. Summer is very food motivated and has made huge strides in her foster home. She willingly goes in her crate while her foster mom is home, but does protest when left alone. We have moved Summer to a heavy duty crate and she has done great! She is mostly house trained, but is currently on a schedule for bathroom breaks. Due to the head trauma she sustained she suffers from dry eye and will need drops for the remainder of her life. She is a such a good sport about getting her drops though. Once Summer gets to know you she is full of love and is sure to make the perfect forever friend!

 

Finley! 

Meet Finley! Finley is a beautiful three year old Golden Retriever. He joined our rescue after his previous family struggled with some resource guarding from him. They enrolled Finley in a board and train program with Stephanie at The Becket School of Canine Training and Rehabilitation. Unfortunately, they came to the difficult decision that they were not the right fit for Finley and wanted to find him a more suitable home. This was not an easy decision for them, and they did what was best for Finley. Finley has thrived since being with Stephanie. He is crate trained, walks great on leash, gets along with other dogs, and has had no issues interacting with people. He would do best in a home with no children. Finley is looking for an adopter that is willing to work directly with Stephanie on his transition to a new home. It is important that he stays on his training regime to ensure he is the best dog he can possibly be. Stephanie will be able to give his adopter all the tools they need for success! Finley is a very sweet boy, and looking for a family that is compatible with his needs. Could it be you?!

 

Ana! – PENDING!

This beautiful pup is Ana and she is ready to start looking for her new family! Ana is an 8 month old lab mix, and she currently weighs 40 pounds. Her markings are so unique! She looks like she has socks, and has some adorable speckled legs 😍. Ana has an active and curious personality and is always up for an outdoor adventure, although she does not enjoy rides in the car. She loves going for a nice long walk and playing with other dogs. As long as she is given proper exercise and activity, she is a pretty mellow pup. Ana really relishes in a good play session with her toys, and chewing on a tasty bone or Kong toy. This Texas born gal is good in the company of other dogs, has been cat tested, but has not been around children. Her ideal home would be a patient family that understands she may need some time to warm up before her bubbly personality will shine through, but it is worth the wait ☺️. She would also do best with a confident resident dog in the home to help her come out of her shell and be more comfortable!

 

 

 

 

Cece! 

We’d like to introduce you to our newest adoptable doggy! Cece has been in foster care for about 6 weeks already. We first heard about her when a shelter in WI reached out about a dog who was injured in the shelter and needed out because of the increased risk of infection. We agreed that we could get her out of the shelter environment and provide wound care. Cece spent a little over a month in a cone, receiving daily wound cleanings and care. She is now out of the cone and ready to find her new family.

We believe that Cece was loved in her home prior to the shelter. She ended up there after her owner had to go into an assisted living situation. She loves to get love and enjoys a good cuddle session, she will also do just about anything for a treat. In true Miniature Pinscher fashion she is quirky and can sometimes have an attitude. She corrects well though. When Cece first came to her foster home she was an anxious ball of nerves (who could blame her). She has been working hard on “wait” to exit her kennel and to eat her food. She is potty trained and dog friendly. She can be cat friendly with the correct cat; one that is confident would be best. A home with no small children would be ideal. She also tries to help you clean the house by picking up ANYTHING that is not a dog toy. 🙈

One last thing we’d like to note, Cece was very overweight when she came into our care weighing in at 29lbs. She is steadily dropping weight and now weighs 21lbs. It will be important for her new family to continue this weight loss journey for Cece’s health. The vet feels her ideal weight will be 15-18lbs.

Does Cece sound like she could be a match for you? Submit your application today!

Petey! – PENDING!
Petey here would like to introduce himself! He is 4.5 months old, about 25 pounds, and is a Pitbull mix puppy. His foster mom describes him as an active and curious boy who loves everyone he meets! He is good with big and little dogs adult humans, but has not been around cats or kids. When this active guy gets done with his play time and zoomies, he is a complete cuddle bug! Petey goes into his kennel for naps and bedtime with no fuss, and he even keeps it clean. This sweet fella is working diligently at potty training and has been doing a great job in his foster home. Some of his favorite activities include chewing on his toys and sticks, playing tug-o-war, car rides, and enjoying the outdoors. He has also been working on basic commands with his foster parents and has been learning so much!

Mary Lou! – PENDING!
Say hello to this 12 week old cutie! Mary Lou is listed as a mixed breed puppy and weighs about 16 pounds. Her foster mom describes her as quite the spitfire and said she is a typical puppy that is curious, super playful, and likes to chew on bones and toys. Potty training is a work in progress so her new family will need to be committed to continuing to work with her on this! Mary Lou does excellent in her crate and sleeps through the night in there, she will also go in there to take naps during the day! She is good with dogs of all sizes that and loves humans of all ages and sizes. Mary Lou has never met a stranger she didn’t love, and will be sure to fill a lucky family with so much puppy love!

 

 

 

Peach! – PENDING!

Meet Peach! Peach and her puppy, Pear, joined MMDR a couple weeks ago. They found themselves at the Angleton Animal Shelter. When we learned about Peach and Pear we knew we wanted to help them and free up the limited space the shelter already has. We came up with a plan, and a few short weeks later momma and puppy were on their way to Wisconsin!

Peach is a very shy girl, but if you are patient and give her some time to come around she will shower you with love! She has really blossomed since being in her foster home. New people and environments can be a lot for her to take in, but her foster mom has been slowly working to desensitize Peach to new sights and smells and she has been doing so well in the little time she has been with us. Peach feels the most confident when she is with other dogs. They have helped her when meeting new people. Peach does great with cats, but we recommend she goes to a home with older or no children. Peach is estimated to be around a year old. She is great in her crate, loves car rides, and is potty trained. Despite being 46 pounds, she loves a good cuddle session curled up in your lap. Peach is the perfect combination of playful, and mellow. She loves running around the backyard with her dog friends, but also appreciates her quiet time. We are requiring that Peaches forever home has a fenced in yard since she is a flight risk.

Though Peach takes time to warm up to people, especially men, she is the most loving pup. She is looking for a kind, patient person to show her what a forever family is all about! ❤️

 

Puppachino! 

Puppachino is full of love and snuggles for anyone that will let her! She is shy at first but learns to trust quickly. She is not completely potty trained or kennel trained but is motivated with treats and aims to please her humans. She would do well in a home with another dog or two to play with. She loves to chew on stuffy toys and plays fetch with any ball that comes her way! She has enjoyed swimming in the river so for anyone that wants a water dog, this is your girl! She is a pretty quiet pup for the most part but she will let out a little bark or two if she wants a play session and isn’t getting attention. When she isn’t doing zoomies in the house she enjoys laying in the sunshine with her ball.

Puppachino is between 7-9 months old, is listed as a mixed breed, and is currently 25 pounds. She will likely grow up to be a medium sized dog fully grown.

 

 

Rosette!

“I like fenced in yards and I cannot lie. My foster mama can’t deny- oh, sorry! I’m Rosette, and I can be a bit spirited at times! Specifically when running around said fenced in yards! My forever home having one is a great idea. Got kids? Cool- I love em! We can run together, hang on the couch, and grow together! I haven’t met any kitty folk- but hanging with other little dogs is always a pleasure. I’m only 8 pounds myself, so I won’t take up too much space!

I enjoy getting outdoors whenever possible, but my leashed walks need some work. I’m believed to be just a year old, so please grab me a harness. We can nail it in no time! The promise of a nice play sesh with my squeaky toys after is motivation enough for me! You may hear me squeaking them here and there, but I am actually pretty mellow indoors. Its hitting the yard that has me running laps. (And fast, too!) Its extremely important that I get the exercise I need, so I grow up happy and healthy. I want to be the best dog I can be for my forever family.

I have learned to enjoy lounging in my crate with a few provisions. Think snacks, toys, and blankets! I used to vocally protest a bit initially, but even then I always quieted down to catch some ZzZ’s. When its time to come out, I am back to being your shadow. While I love being with my people, I don’t cramp their style. I won’t hog your lap all day, or lick your face off. Call it companionship over cling. “

 

 

 

Feyre! – PENDING!

Meet Feyre! This little lady came to us as a local owner surrender. Due to some unfortunate circumstances in her owner’s life, she was unable to keep Feyre. The change in homes was a little stressful for Feyre, but after adequate decompression she has really come out of her shell! Feyre is a year old and weighs 6 pounds. She does great with cats, big and small dogs, but needs to go to a home without children. Feyre is crate and potty trained. She can be a little sassy with other dogs over food, so feeding her in her crate is recommended. Feyre loves to go for walks, run around in the background, and is great in the car. Though she is a little shy when meeting new people, she is full of spunk. If you are in the market for a little dog with big personality, Feyre is just the pup for you!

 

Tyga! – PENDING!

Meet Tyga!

Tyga was found in Texas as a stray. He is estimated to be a year old and weighs about 15 pounds. Tyga is a social butterfly and full of personality! He gets along great with other dogs and children. He has never been exposed to cats, so we are unsure how he would be with them. He is working hard at crate and potty training. He loves being with his people, and has shown to have some separation anxiety when left alone. His foster family is working hard at getting him more comfortable. Tyga has quite a bit of energy to burn, loves to run around and go for walks. He really enjoys the company of the other dogs in his foster home. He would love an active family and playmate to keep him busy! Tyga is a very loving, affectionate dog. His happy wiggles are sure to make you smile!

 

 

Murphy!

Meet Murphy! 🐾❤️

Handsome little Murphy is finally ready to make his adoption debut after spending over a month in his current foster home!
He is a very special little guy that will require a very patient home with at least one confident doggy friend, a secure fenced in yard, and no children.

Before making the long trip from Texas to Wisconsin, Murphy had spent a year at his Texas foster home and they worked diligently to get him to where he is now! They saw the true potential in him and knew he could flourish with the right guidance. When he was originally discovered by a rescuer in Texas, he was living in a field where a nice woman had been feeding him for a month. They were not able to trap him since he was so skittish, so they ended up having to dart him. He was what we consider a “feral” dog that did not know what it was like to live in a home or know that he can trust humans to show him love and kindness. This little guy has made HUGE strides since being rescued and we are so proud of him! With the right amount of patience and understanding, he blossoms into the sweetest and goofiest little guy, but still has his moments of hesitation.

Some of Murphy’s favorite things in life are walks, cozy dog beds, going outside to romp in the back yard, playing with his foster siblings, pets and loving (once he trusts you), chewing on bones and toys, and laying in the bed at his foster home. Some of Murphy’s least favorite things are loud noises, sudden movements, and at first, humans in general are scary. You can tell he truly wants and desires love and affection, but he has a hard time accepting it and needs help to gain confidence. He is about 2 years old, under 12 pounds, and is listed as a Chihuahua mix, but his breed is a best guess!

 

Lulu! – PENDING!

This little sweetie is Lulu! She is believed to be a 3 year old chihuahua Mix and is only 7 pounds. She was found as a stray and ended up at the Conroe Animal Shelter in Texas. Both her Texas and Wisconsin foster homes describe her as being a very sweet, lap loving pup that loves everyone she meets. Lulu has even been around kids ages 5+ and done very well, she does well with other dogs but prefers them closer to her size and with more of a mellow energy level. Slow introductions to other dogs is preferred as it can take her a while to warm up to the idea of being friends with them. She recently started feeling comfortable with the smaller dog in her foster home and is learning to play with him! Lulu is crate and potty trained, but like any dog in a new environment, will take time to adjust to new surroundings to feel completely comfortable. Once she does, you can expect her to be in your lap wanting her ears scratched 🥰.

 

 

Lawrence! – PENDING!

Meet the one and only Lawrence! This handsome boy was picked up in Hobart, WI by Animal Control as a stray and was never claimed, and is now looking for his new family! He is believed to be a pointer/vizsla mix, is about 1-2 years old and weighs just over 45 pounds. Lawrence is one smart boy who knows sit, shake, and lay down. He loves people and loves to chase things, so he will need a fenced yard to keep him safe! He would probably chase any kittie friends in the house. He also has big and little dog friends but may just take a little bit to warm up to new doggy friends. Once he does, they are his best friends!! Lawrence is a very busy boy and will need a family that can keep up with his active mind/body! He does love to snuggle with his humans after his playtime is over. He would do best living with older children that understand boundaries with dogs and their food because he does like to protect his bones/food. His fosters are working on this and he is getting better with this each day! He is the funniest guy that will provide endless entertainment to his new family. Do you think you have the right home to give Lawrence the happy ending he deserves?

 

 

Reagan! – PENDING!

Meet Reagan! Reagan came to us from our friends at Lola’s Lucky Day. She was found near Houston’s 5th ward, wandering the streets with nine other dogs. Luckily, Lola’s got all the dogs to safety where they stayed in foster homes until traveling north in search of forever homes. Reagan is estimated to be around a year old and weighs about 11 pounds. She is sure to melt your heart with her adorable face, and sweet demeanor. Reagan loves her people, and would make a wonderful office buddy. She is great in her crate, and is potty trained. Reagan is wonderful with cats and other dogs, but would do best in a home with older children. She enjoys playing with dogs, big and small, but also enjoys her quiet time. Her best friend is the cat in her foster home. Reagan would make a great addition to just about any household. She has so much love to give and is sure to put a smile on your face!

 

 

Waka Flaka!

Everyone meet Waka Flaka! He is a sweet little guy and is believed to be about 2 years old, is 13 pounds, and is a terrier mix. This scruffy southern gentleman isn’t a huge fan of winter quite yet (who could blame him??) but he is potty trained and loves to be outside when the weather is nice ☺️. He is still mastering being ok in his kennel but only protests when he thinks he should come out, his foster is working on this with him! He gets along with the larger dogs in his foster home and coexists great with them although it did take some decompression time to be totally comfortable in the house and with the dogs so slow introductions and ample decompression time is key for his new home. With him being a nervous guy, he would do best in a home without small children. He would be fine as an only dog or with other doggie friends as well! His ideal family will be able to give him the time and space he needs to come out of his shell and be comfortable enough to reveal his silly personality.

 

 

Aiden!

Weighing in at 11 pounds, we have the lightweight champ of chill- AIDEN!!!! Aiden was surrendered to our rescue partner in Houston, and we couldn’t resisit welcoming him to cheesehead territory. (Loves a good cheese curd! This boy knows he belongs to the Midwest now). He currently rocks a belly band at times, but he is learning. He is working hard to nail down housetraining, and is almost a pro! He is a bit of a treat snob, so praise and pets can often be on his list of preferred rewards. Aiden is a good listener. He will sit, go outside on command, and isn’t a huge barker. Aiden fancies himself as an escape artist so will need to be closely supervised outside in a fenced yard, or on a tie out at all times. He is super polite when meeting or hanging with other dogs. He roomed with cats in Texas, and did great! He hasn’t met any small children, but is so darn sweet- we wouldn’t rule them out. Respectful youngsters can make amazing friends for social dogs, such as him. Aiden is an equal opportunity lover. While his current foster dad is his favorite, he is happy to snuggle up to foster mom, or visit her coworkers and residents at the nursing home! He is

not a fan of the kennel, but copes well if you need to step out. His definite age is unknown, but our vet placed him somewhere between 4 and 6. He has a lot of life to live- and we ask that he forever spends nights in his adopters’ bed. (King of the cuddles!) Aiden enjoys your company whether snuggling, or just watching you work on your laptop from his bed. Aiden is an ideal companion for various types of homes.

 

 

 

Travis! – PENDING!

Celebrate the holidays with a ten pound package bursting with love. This cutie is Travis. He can hang with the big dogs, or kick it with the kitties. (He is doing both in his foster home). While his exact age is unknown, we’ll call him a young adult. He loves toys- so much that he needs a reminder to share with doggy siblings from time to time. Its no big deal, as he is easy to redirect- and aims to please! Travis enjoys the company of men and women- but tends to prefer a quiet environment. When out for walks, lawn care tools and loud vehicles spook him. If he is going to be picked up, he prefers it to be from the front so he is aware its happening. He loves affection, and will snuggle up on the couch- especially if you provide a cushy blanket. He doesn’t make much noise, and will head to the crate when told. He would love a forever home that will take him for car rides, and provide some cozy sweaters or doggy pajamas for the looming weather. Travis is housetrained, and happy to spend the day on your lap when he comes in. He is into chew toys and sticks, so weekend trips to Petco are on his Christmas list. He has a good appetite, and could stand to gain a pound. If Travis sounds like your ideal new best friend, please submit an application.

 

 

Herbert! – PENDING!

Herbert and his friend Travis were found behind a taco stand in Angleton, TX. We pulled them from the shelter when no one came forward for them. Herbert is about 8 years old, weighs 16 lbs and is thought to be a Schnauzer/Poodle mix.

Herbert is the sweetest little dude. He is great with other dogs, cat friendly and loves every human he meets. Herbert has one, very minor flaw. He has cataracts and is vision impaired. Once he learns the house, he gets around like a fully seeing dog. He definitely doesn’t let this slow him down. Herbert is a fun loving dude! He lives for cuddling in a chair or on the couch and he loves to give kisses. He is also kennel trained and potty trained, though he does need a belly band in new environments.  We believe that Herbert would be the perfect addition to any family! Get your application in today!

 

 

 

 

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