• What are your shelter hours?  We do not have a shelter, all of our dogs are in separate foster homes, and require an application to hold the dog and set up an appointment to meet the dog you are interested in.
  • I just have a quick question about a dog before I apply, who do I contact? We suggest that you fill out an application. There is no obligation to adopt once you learn more about the dog or meet them. Due to the volume of emails we receive, we give priority to people who have filled out an application. We appreciate people’s interest and enthusiasm with dog rescue, and hope that a serious adopter would take the time to apply and go by our process. It really does work!
  • Why are your adoption fees so “high”? Our adoption fees are non-negotiable. Our adoption fees go toward our high quality vetting, and keep our rescue going! More information on the adoption process can be found in the adoption section of our website.
  • Do you discount your fees? Our fees are non-negotiable. If you cannot afford an adoption fee, we suggest that you research the costs involved in dog ownership. Veterinarians are a good resource to contact if you would like to know the costs involved in dog ownership. The adoption fee is only the beginning!
  • Do you require a fenced yard to adopt?  We do not require a fence to adopt one of our dogs. We will follow up about your safety plan when your dog is outside if you do not have a fence.
  • Do you adopt out of state? Yes. We do not have a radius that adopters must live in to adopt from us.  We do not ship our dogs and do ask that applicants are able to come to our area in a timely manner to meet the dog/puppy they are interested in.
  • What is your adoption timeline? We process applications in the order in which they were received. It may take us up to 4 days to fully review your application, we greatly appreciate your patience. If you are wondering why you haven’t received a response yet please check your email junk folder before reaching out. We respond to ALL applications. Our adoption process can be very quick if all goes well, please be ready to adopt when you submit the application. We cannot hold a dog in rescue and request our applicants be able to schedule the meet and greet within one week of being connected to the foster family. Our adopters must be able to adopt the dog when the dog is available- we will not hold the dog any longer than one week or more. The meet and greet and adoption timeline depends on when the dog arrived and their age.
  • Why do you spend so much on your vet bills? We have made a conscious decision to use veterinarians to administer all of our exams, vaccinations and care, just as the owner will do once they adopt and take over future medical care. We want our dogs to have the best start possible. For more information about what our veterinarians do when our dogs arrive to rescue, please read the adoption page to learn where our fees go. Our adoption fees reflect our high quality vet care.
  • I would like to meet multiple dogs on your website, how do I set up multiple meets? Our applicants can meet multiple dogs, however, we focus on one dog per applicant at a time. You would set up a meet with your first choice based on the website information and availability. Then, you have 24 hours where that dog is on “hold” just for you. If you decide to meet more dogs, then the first dog that you have met becomes available again to any waiting applicants. A great way to meet multiple dogs in a short amount of time is to attend one of our adoption events.
  • Can I meet a dog and then adopt when I return from vacation, or on a future date? Our application states that we cannot hold dogs in rescue. Your application will be processed in 1-3 business days (M-F). Please do not apply until you are ready to bring home the dog. (Our youngest litters may not be ready for a couple weeks, depending on age) Please understand that there will always be a function or a trip, and on our application we ask what your arrangements would be if you have to be away from home. If you cannot utilize your plans for boarding or dog sitting, please do not hold up a dog’s possible adoption. We rely on the availability of our great fosters, and delaying adoption means the inability to rescue the next dog!
  • I would like to adopt two dogs at one time, can I do that? We do feel strongly that adopting one dog- providing them with a consistent routine, level of appropriate obedience, and getting them acclimated to your life is important prior to bringing home another dog. We recommend waiting six months in between adopting another dog. This will lead to less developed behavioral issues between one of them and will be easier on you to give your focus on one dog at time for training purposes.
  • I would like to adopt littermates, can I do that? We recommend researching “littermate syndrome”. There is some extensive research that recommends not to adopt littermates into the same family as the puppies tend to build a bond with each other and are unable to bond with the family. They also are much more likely to develop unwanted behavioral issues because of this. We feel based on the research and recommendations from our veterinary clinic to not allow puppies to be adopted into the same family. While they enjoy playing with other, it is important for puppies to be separated so they begin to develop on their own and not rely on their littermates.
  • I wrote on Misfit Mutts Dog Rescue Facebook page about an inquiry, I did not hear back? Our Facebook page is utilized for all of our supporters including fosters, adopters, volunteers, as well as the public. It is hard for us to keep track of adoption related inquiries. Adoption inquires must be e-mailed to misfitmuttsdogrescue@gmail.com.
  • Which dogs will be at your upcoming adoption event? We do not require our fosters to sign up for events, it is all volunteer. Please stop by to see if the dog you are interested in is there. If you want to meet a specific dog, please apply. You are not obligated to meet or adopt once you apply if you do not feel the dog is a match. We can find the best match for you by reading your application! Our youngest puppies cannot attend events until they have had 2 rounds of vaccinations.
  • I have food, blankets, meds, money raised, etc. Where can I bring them?  Thank you for donating to Misfit Mutts Dog Rescue! Donations can be dropped off at our partner location, For The Dogs Green Bay, WI. Please email us at misfitmuttdogrescue@gmail.com to set up a drop off time.
  • I need a receipt for my donation or corporate donation. Can you send me one? Thank you for donating to Misfit Mutts Dog Rescue! Please email misfitmuttsdogrescue@gmail.com to receive confirmation of your donation and a receipt.
  • I know a dog that needs help, or a dog that someone can’t keep anymore. Can you take it? Please email misfitmuttsdogrescue@gmail.com.