The Northern Star shines brightly. The star topper on a Christmas tree does, too. But the brightest star at Misfit Mutts is Star, a 7-year-old snugglebug who’s looking for her forever home.
Star defies her age; she’s a playful, smart and loyal girl who loves adventures. She’s the first to cozy up for a hug and look at you with those soulful eyes and sweet face. She also has such a fun and goofy personality that you can’t help but fall in love with her once you’re in her presence!
It’s no small feat that Star is so warm and playful, having been left outside, chained up and ignored earlier in her life. But she has persevered and now seeks a forever home with a fenced-in yard (her leash manners are a work in progress). Star would do well as an only pet or as an addition to a growing family of pets with proper introductions.
If you’re interested in fostering-to-adopt Star, please fill out an application.
Claire would like to interrupt your Wednesday evening with a picture of her adorable face. This sweet girl is around 5 months old and about 30 pounds and her breed is a best guess 🤷🏼♀️. She was picked up as a stray and found herself in the Conroe Animal Shelter in Texas where she became very overwhelmed. The shelter staff saw how stressed out she was and reached out to one of the volunteers with Lola’s Lucky Day to ask if she could take Claire to her home. She of course said yes! Once she was in a foster home, her personality blossomed!
Claire loves other dogs and has been going to doggy day care in her current foster home and enjoys visits to the dog park. She would love an active family and a fenced in yard, although this is not a requirement. Claire has a goofy personality, is very intelligent, loves to please, is HIGHLY food motivated and enjoys eating (who doesn’t?!). She has been working on her leash training, but she could use a little fine tuning of her leash manners. Claire is crate trained and almost potty trained but can sometimes get an anxious piddle if startled. If you think Claire could be the girl for you, let us know!
Akia! – PENDING!
Akia is the perfect name for this sweet 1 ½-year-old as it means “warrior.” Akia was found by our rescue partners,
Chip! – PENDING!
Our sweet little man, Chip, was found wandering all alone in Texas. Lucky for him, a Good Samaritan took Chip in and got him to safety. Once he was vetted he made the long trip to Wisconsin where he is now ready to find his forever family!
Chip is around 2 years old and weighs 37 pounds. He is crate trained, loves everyone he meets, and is great with other dogs. He can be a little shy, but warms up quickly. Chip has met one cat and was very curious, so he would do best with slow introductions and supervision. Chip is such a happy little guy, and has the best zoomies. He will make a great additional to someone’s family!
Are you in the market for a fun-loving 65 pound puppy?! At about a year old Oso is crate and potty trained, but still has all the fun characteristics of a puppy. What more could you ask for? He may not fit in your lap anymore, but don’t tell him that. This big guy is always on the go. He never has a bad day and is always happy. He loves to play fetch and frolic around the yard with his foster sibling. He is working on his manners when walking on leash, but he has already proven to have so much potential! He can be an escape artist so a secure fence and supervision outside is key.
Oso traveled to us from Texas where he was found as a stray. This is no life for any dog, so he made the big trip to Wisconsin where he is now looking for his forever home. Oso would benefit from an active household and someone who is a strong handler. He does great with other dogs, and loves everyone he meets, but he would do best in a home with older children who can respect and understand a dogs boundaries. We will be sending him home on a trial period and will have a session with our trainer on take home day to help give him and his adopters the best tools for success!
Bernie! – PENDING!
Bernie, the sweet little couch potato, is estimated to be a bit older than four years old. He is a Chihuahua mix that is a true gentle soul. In fact, his foster parents don’t recall ever hearing him even bark. He loves nothing more than snuggles, cozy blankets and of course, treats. Bernie has a heart of gold and gets along with every dog he sees. Although he has yet to meet any cats, we are sure he would get along well with them well.
Bernie was found as a stray in poor shape. He has dry eyes that the vet said he will need drops for the remaining of his life. He had some tender feet issues due to extreme nail overgrowth, however his paws seem to be healing up well. Bernie sleeps well in his crate but will need a bit of help in finishing the potty training endeavor. With a little bit of assistance in learning what it takes to be a true dog, Bernie would make a great addition to any family. Choose him and he will fill your life with more snuggles than you could imagine.
At roughly 8 years old, Disco’s family had to make the very hard decision to rehome her. Her anxiety with the small children of the home wasn’t getting any better and they knew she deserved a better life. Upon joining MMDR Disco instantly began training with Mydeik. She has been using this training to help cope with her anxiety and stress and find better outlets. With the help of her foster parents in completing her designated “homework”, Disco has been able to progress.
With this progress, we are ready to rehome her! She would do best in a home with no children and would prefer to be your only pet. Due to her special circumstances we would like to do a 3 week foster to adopt process. During this foster duration Mydiek would like to continue with Disco’s training and ensure her future family learns her new methods as well. This will give her and the future family enough time to get to know one another and ensure it’s a great fit!
Disco is a sweet squishy faced pup that just got off with a rough start. With the right family being patient and determined to progress with her she would fit right in. Could you be her fur ever home?
**Please note that we adopt all dogs out on a best fit basis and not first come, first serve. There will be no exceptions to Disco’s adoption guidelines. Please do not apply if you have children or other pets in the home**
Sandy is a 5 month old black mouth curr mix who weighs 40 lbs. She was found on the streets of Texas with her sibling who unfortunately passed away. Sandy had a rough start to life, navigating the streets as a puppy, her finder was going to shoot her but luckily rescuers stepped in and helped her. Sandy is a parvo survivor and has proven herself to be a strong little lady. She headed to Wisconsin to put her past behind her and find that family who will give her all the love. (and belly rubs)
Sandy takes a little while to warm up to people and because of this we will place her on a two week foster-to-adopt trial. She is most comfortable having another dog friend so her new family must have a companion for her and a fully fenced yard. Because she can be a bit nervous she also needs to go to a home with no small children. Sandy is doing great with potty training and is completely kennel trained. She loves to be outside and is excited for the new experience of snow! She enjoys playing fetch, running around with other dogs, and chewing on squeaky toys. Sandy really just wants to be with her humans, whether that means following them around the house to see what they are up to, or snuggling up on the couch for a belly rub. Do you think you could be the family Sandy has been looking for?
If you have any questions about Sandy or if you are interested in meeting her, please email our adoptions team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cab and Junior!
Twice the love and twice the snuggles! Cab and Junior are in search of their forever home. They are a bonded pair and will need to be adopted together. They were surrendered after their owner went into assisted living. They spent the majority of their lives indoors due to their owner living in an upper apartment and unable to do stairs. Cab (black) is 7 years old and doing great with potty training. He doesn’t like his crate but settles down eventually. He really enjoys playing with his toys and snuggling his humans. Junior (cream) is 10 years old. He is trained to use potty pads and loves his crate. Junior does have a harder time getting around and would do best in a home with carpeted surfaces. He also has been seeing a doggy chiropractor which he loves. He would benefit from someone willing to continue those appointments for him. Both Cab and Junior get along great with other dogs and cats but would do best in a home with no children. Does this adorable duo sound like the perfect addition to your family?
Meet James! He is about a year old and weighs under 25 pounds. This little heartbreaker is sweet, energetic and a goofball. James will go-go-go playing with his toys and other dogs, but after a hard day of play with his dog brother and sisters, he’s ready to give kisses, nap and snuggle up for a much-deserved rest. He loves his humans, too, and enjoys sleeping on the bed at night with his foster siblings.
James is a smart cookie; he picks up on commands very quickly. He has been doing great with potty training and is almost 100% there. He can sometimes bark at people or animals through the window, but with a firm ‘no’, he will stop. He respects boundaries when they are given consistently and firmly. James is kennel trained and is kenneled during the day so he’s ready to go when his owner gets home. While James is an energetic little guy, he doesn’t necessarily need a big yard – just someone who enjoys an active lifestyle. He would love a home with another dog to play with, but is not required.
Mister Phoenix is finally ready to make his adoption debut! His story is sad, but Phoenix doesn’t act like he had a rough start and is excited for his second chance at a loving and caring family.
About a month ago we received an urgent call from Animal House Green Bay. They had a little guy who had been neglected and was in immediate need of intervention. Phoenix was bleeding from both eyes, blind, severely matted and all around in need of some love. One of Phoenix’s eyes had a corneal ulcer that had ruptured and was removed. The other eye has a lens luxation which has made him blind, and after further examination, the vets decided he could keep the eye.
He has been recovering from his surgery with his amazing foster mom and has been doing so well! Phoenix is a total lap dog and thinks that is where he should be at all times 😅. He uses doggy stairs to get up onto the couch but is able to jump off on his own. His kennel training is going well and he settles down pretty quickly, and is very clean in his kennel. Phoenix may need a belly band when he first comes into a new home and while he learns the rules.
This little furball is a 5 year old Shih Tzu and weighs about 10 pounds. He would do best in a home with smaller dogs around his size. He would love a quiet atmosphere. A home with older children would be good too. If you think that your home sounds like the right fit for Phoenix, please fill out an application. If you’re already approved, send us an email!
Button is, (forgive the cliché) cute as a button!
This little rat terrier mix is a mere 13 pounds and will easily fit among the pillows on your sofa. And that’s where you’re likely to find her as she’s a self-proclaimed couch potato. Button is super laid back and prefers to lounge around with her people. She’s a very chill dog all-around; she isn’t even one to play a whole lot. Button just like to be cool as a cucumber and would make a great addition to a laidback household.
But while Button is lowkey, she doesn’t tolerate pushy dogs. Button would do best to be in a home as an only dog or with a dog of a similar lowkey energy she has. She does enjoy taking roadtrips in the car, and while she doesn’t like a wire crate, she does great gated in a small area when you are out and about. Consider adding this little cutie to your home.
This adorable, scruffy boy is two years old and weighs in at 53 pounds. Charlie wound up at the Angleton Animal Services Adoption Center in Texas. We don’t know much about his back story. Since being in foster care we have learned that Charlie is very intelligent, eager to please, loyal, and loves time with his people.
Charlie is officially accepting applications for a new family. Charlie has been exposed to dogs of all shapes, sizes, and temperaments. He loves to play with other dogs and would do best with more calm adult dog. He would not be a good candidate for the dog park or doggy daycare. He has been cat tested and while he was interested in them, we believe he can happily coexist with a feline friend with a little direction from his handler. He is an active guy that would be great for someone who likes outdoor adventures. Charlie has so much to offer and will make a wonderful companion for someone. ❤️
Senior dogs deserve the opportunity to enjoy their golden years on the couch and as lapdogs if that’s what they want. You’ll find just that opportunity with Chica, a 10-year-old Shih Tzu surrendered by her owner because she was moving. Chica is blind and would do best in a laid-back home with older kids and calm dogs. She is good with other dogs and loves her people. Her favorite kind of day is one that involves laying on the couch and being near you. She’ll use the dog stairs to get up onto the couch but has a hard time getting down. Never fear: She will tell you when she’s ready to get down. She’ll also let you know if she’s ready for some snuggles or to be carried. Chica does struggle with being in a gated area when her foster mom is sleeping or away from home but she’s made great progress in begin told “no” and with her potty habits. She has used a potty pad when her foster mom is away but is getting much better with understanding that going outside means potty time and not just time to find new smells!
Chico and Rico!
This adorable duo is officially in search of their forever home. Chico and Rico are a pair of bonded chihuahuas and looking for a home together. While we don’t know their entire background, we do know that they were found wandering the streets of Texas together. Both boys were rescued and found to be heartworm positive. After undergoing treatment, they made the long trek north in search of a loving home.
Rico is 2 years old and weighs 10lbs. He is very outgoing and friendly. He enjoys playing, snuggling and giving lots of kisses. He loves his crate and is almost completely potty trained to go outside, although he is still working on it and has the occasional accident indoors.
Chico is 2 years old and weighs 5lbs. He is a little more timid, but once he warms up he loves a good snuggle session and giving lots of kisses. He likes his kennel and is trained to use potty pads indoors. He will go outside to go potty as well, but has not yet adjusted to the cold Wisconsin winter. Chico tends to be more nervous and prefers a calm and quiet atmosphere so a home with no small children would be best.
Chico and Rico are adjusting well to living indoors but will need patience while they continue to adjust to the chilly weather in Wisconsin. If you are looking for someone to keep you warm on those long, cold winter nights, then these little lap warmers just might be the perfect match for you!