Welcome to our farm of misfits 6 rescued dogs + fosters Hope we can make you smile 😊

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Early morning hike with the boys πŸ’š Two things real quick - I'm just about done with all mug and shirt orders (took forever I had 3 sick puppies for a few weeksπŸ˜•). I'm ready to open up to international orders now even though the shipping is much more expensive. If you like to order just head to and instead of extra shipping fees please just make a donation, whatever you think is fair, to either our PayPal or our Venmo @roofusandkilo. Don't forget to include your name! Thank you!! Second thing - if I had an Airbnb type of place here on the property would anyone be interested in visiting? Going on adventures with us and volunteering? Let me know what you think! πŸ’— #adoptrescuefoster #rescuefamily #swipeswipeswipe


I know spring isn't officially until Tuesday but we have 6 new family members I couldn't wait to introduce to you all! Of course Penny is in absolute heaven πŸ’žπŸ£ #thisisapitbullπŸ‘† #dooderslovesthemtoo #bufforpington #adoptrescuefoster #rescuefamily


So you all know I did the @bissellclean commercials but this is why. Cathy could be doing lots of things with her life but instead she is out there day in and day out on the front lines, like so many others in rescue, saving animals. Her foundation, @bissellpets, has raised MILLIONS for shelter animals and spay and neuter programs. Just wanted to share another rescue success story with you all and thank Cathy Bissell (@bissblackdogs) for all of her hard work and devotion πŸ’— #swipeswipeswipe - REPOST @bissblackdogs - This is the story about Larry. This sweet boy was chained all of his life and a total victim of human cruelty. He was starved and had a broken spirit as he lived his life on a chain. About six weeks ago, Larry got lucky. The angels at St Landry Parish Animal Control in Louisiana picked him up and brought him to their shelter. Larry had been at the shelter for a few weeks before I met him. He was so sweet and gentle, but probably didn’t have a future. When I met him I knew I had to give him a chance to survive. Larry made his way in transport to Michigan. He was grey in color and we believed he was about 6 years old. (He is between 1 and 2). Once bathed, we saw that he was light brown. Such a cutie! It was difficult to get Larry to eat but a team of us worked to hand feed him every few hours. Whatever it took for him to fill his stomach and want to eat. The 10 pictures that I have in this post show you his progress. Constant love and feeding with short walks has helped him to heal so nicely. (A great veterinarian, too). Larry had a few angels along the way. I have to shout out to @pbandjammies for all the clothes they sent to keep Larry warm during his healing, 10 outfits in 2 sizes. It was fun to watch him move to the bigger size. Unfortunately, Larry needs to lay low for a few more months. He is making his journey to a healthy boy and will find his new home soon. I wanted to share him with you so you could see that pets in shelters deserve a second chance. Please make a difference in the life of a shelter pet!! #makingadifferenceonepetatatime #bissellpets #bissellhappytails #love #rescue #gentleboy #pitbull



Kiss me I'm LUCKY! πŸ€πŸ’šπŸ€ #happystpatricksday #rescuefamily


"IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT IN MY WORLD MOM" πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ #doodersisamess #weekendpregaming #onawednesday #rescuefamily


A couple of pieces of my heart left again today. Fosters Sunny and Finn both went to their forever homes with amazing people. Keep up with Sunny @fortheloveofsmiley and if Finn gets an account I will be sure to let you all know. Sweet Louise is still waiting! Email for application πŸ’— @nwdogproject #adoptrescuefoster #rescuefamily



Guys Penny is 3 years old today - can you believe it?! Here is a little evolution of the P. Thank you to a huge majority of you who have been here since day 1, and of course everyone since! Party hats and a yummy dinner tonight 🐾🍦#sweetP #ohmygodicantrememberallhertags #halp #onlyfatbastardP πŸ€£πŸ™ˆ #rescuefamily


Los Angeles area! Who needs a most perfect 2 year old girl?! Contact the email at bottom of post for adoption info! πŸ’— Repost @shirascottastrof - This is Kiani. She’s about 2 years old and her life started out rough. But after a lot of TLC and healing, she is now 100% healthy and quite possibly the MOST amazingly perfect pit baby I’ve ever rescued. She loves people, other dogs, cats and LIFE in general. She’s a sweetheart. All love. To meet this baby, email me at ❀️ #dogsofinstagram #pitbull #pitbullsofinstagram #pitbulladvocate #puppiesofinstagram #dog #rescuedog #alwaysrescue #adoptdontshop #adopt #foster #vegan #love #tennis #rescuedogsofinstagram


You know, some days you're on top and some days you're just Dooders... πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ #daslife #atleastitswarm #butwhyamialwaysdoods?? #Psleepswithherbuttonmetoo #bigbootyalert #rescuefamily



Get a dog they said, it'll be fun they said... #tbt #whyicannothavenicethings #adoptrescuefoster #rescuefamily #wemissyoubella 🐊


Pretty sure the Dooders won. And mom lost... #incoming #superdood #watchoutMoo #rescuefamily


Seriously you all play such a huge role in these success stories. I absolutely could not do my part with your support, both with donations and the kind words of encouragement. Thank you so much!! ❀️ ❀️ ❀️
Repost @nwdogproject - Life off the chain has been a dream come true for Miss Cora. From living it up with foster extraordinaire @roofusandkilo, to now being a cherished family member of a doggie brother and loving human of her own, she's living her heaven on earth πŸ™ŒπŸ½β€οΈ
Cora, now Charlotte, has settled into her new home fabulously and the bond between the 3 of them grows stronger each day. From her new fam: "She has filled a void I wasn’t even aware was in our home and has brought so much joy to both Tank and I. Seeing Tank take on the big brother role and how she just adores him makes my heart overflow with happiness”. πŸ’•And to think, this is just the beginning for Charlotte. Beautiful years of adventure, adoration and pure doggy bliss wait for her on the horizon. This is it. Our heart. What we truly live for here.
Charlotte's triumphant journey to health and happiness trickled from the immense support that came flooding in from all of you. As a team, we were able to do a complete 180 on this rescue dog's life. We know she'll be forever smiling at you for that. Please take the time to acknowledge what an important, impressionable role you play in the work we do here at NWDP. We cannot thank you enough. πŸ™πŸ½
And of course a big ol’ thank you to @roofusandkilo for welcoming Charlotte into your pack at the drop of a hat, and showering her with love she had never experienced before. You created the absolute perfect foundation for Charlotte's future in her forever home. As you always so gracefully do. Thank you.
And to Sierra and Tank, thank you for loving this goofy girl 100% and deciding to give her the best life ever. The life she deserves. What an incredible home she landed ☺️❀️
We love ya Charlotte babe, and wish you the utmost happiest, always and forever.
#adopted #thegoodlife #rescuedog #dogrescue #fosteringsaveslives #adoptdontshop



πŸ”Š It beats having to sing the song of my people "RooMooPeeKeydoooood *waves at Lucky*" #seemydogsaretotallytrained #misfitcowbell (Also this was really hard to film because everyone is usually attached to me at all times 🀣) #rescuefamily


Super happy to have our activities director back on the job - these puppies are wearing Kilo and I out!! #doodersonduty Also thank you so very much to everyone who sent wishlist items our way. We are going through a roll of paper towels and 2 loads of laundry a day with these guys so it is very appreciated! I think we are still accepting applications for Finn if you are interested in being his forever family πŸ’—#adoptrescuefoster #rescuefamily @nwdogproject



There isn't a love quite as pure or ears as clean... πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰ #moofusandpeelow #disislove #stopmooving #adoptrescuefoster #rescuefamily


Guess who's tummy is FINALLY healed up?! This Dood πŸ‘† We've been dealing with a stomach ulcer since the beginning of December. Thankfully she is now feeling 100% and back to being her normal, bossy, judging, weirdo, trying to eat all the things self #yaaaaay #anyoneseentheweightroom #guesswhosback #Doodersinthahouse #rescuefamily


The way Sonny refuses to let his disability slow him down makes my heart so crazy full. There is almost nothing his siblings can do that he can't. Proof that when there's a will there's a way πŸ’• #myeyesmightnotworkbutmynosedoes! #andmyfuzzyears #adoptrescuefoster #rescuefamily @nwdogproject



Okay you guys have to sing along so I don't sound so terrible! 🀣 Thank you to Karen for sending us this amazing @okraandmolly_pupcakes! It's a DOG CAKE NOT CHOCOLATE - so no worries. His special dinner filet is all ready too. Lots of treats, strawberries, and presents for our old man today. LUCKY WE LOVE YOU!! β€οΈπŸ€πŸ“ #momissoextra #likeguacamole #rescuefamily #adoptrescuefoster


Everyone is here and ready to party! I think Dooders might be upset that it's not her party but hey at least there's free cake. HAPPY BIG 15 LUCKY!!!!!! WE LOVE YOU!!! β€οΈπŸ“πŸ€#swipeswipeswipe #rescuefamily #adoptrescuefoster


A while back the insanely talented artist @hvioletart donated this beautiful drawing of our chocolate man (THANK YOU!!!!) and I am excited to say that it is now available on mugs and shirts at! (link in bio). US and Canada only at this time. If you are international and must have one please email me at and I can get a shipping cost for you. Shirt sizes are unisex and I am wearing a small. All sales are final because it is just me and I am not a business 🀣. I just wanted to be able to share his sweet face and love for life with all of you. As always the funds go straight back to the dogs and your support is so very appreciated. I am still get everything prepared around here for Lucky's big day today - so much to do! Oxox #swipeswipeswipe #rescuefamily #adoptrescuefoster


#tbt Someone asked me to repost this video today - I had forgotten all about it! Old man exposed. #watchthemturntheirheads #roofusisoffended πŸ˜‚ Also Bella πŸŠπŸ’— πŸ’” ********* OMG. I was filming my cute audience for you guys and Lucky just blew up the kitchen! Listen closely (or don't hahahaha) πŸ˜‚ #islandofmisfitdogs #rescuefamilyouttakes πŸ™ˆ


Baby Lucky! That sixth picture without eyebrows is totally freaking me out - like when you see people with no eyebrows πŸ˜‚. We have had him since he was 11 months old. Although he was very loved in the home he was in they did not have enough time or space for him. He ended up being crated a lot. That, combined with his neurotic behavior, made him a handful so we agreed to adopt him. He spent much less time in a crate but remained completely crazy! πŸ˜† Ball obsessed, terrible leash walker, chased anything motorized (still does), ate EVERYTHING, peed on everything, oh my goodness he was a lot. Major separation anxiety from mom - I still can't leave a room without him following me. I end up staying in place much longer than I would so he doesn't have to get up. One time he ate an entire stick of butter off the counter. Another time ate both kids Easter baskets before they could find them, baskets and all. There were a few people he never liked and he was constantly trying to eat them too. He didn't start to slow down, not even a little, until he was at least 9. If you brought him to the lake or river good luck getting him out. One time he swam all the way to the shore on the other side - I was sure I'd lost him. He wasn't coming to my calls at all so finally I turned around and started walking away like I was leaving - that worked! He's cray but I love him πŸ’—#chocolateshadow #rescuefamily #adoptrescuefoster


Tomorrow this chocolate dreamboat will be 15 years old!! And still tired of putting up with my shenanigans 🀣. I wish everyone could come over to celebrate but since you can't I will do my best to share all the highlights with you. All the cool kids are gonna be there - Torty is already getting his party hat ready. Stay tuned for Lucky tbt puppy pics! #swipeswipeswipe #rescuefamily #adoptrescuefoster


The pups are ready for adoption! The little blind guy will be heading home with @fortheloveofsmiley's family. They have a ton of related experience and lots of love to give - it's a perfect fit! If you are interested in being the forever home for one of the other babes please email or visit for an application 🐾 @nwdogproject #adoptrescuefoster #rescuefamily


Just another Friday night with judgy Dooders on a pillow and judgy Roofus on a Dooder pillow 😩😍 #theyareunreal #goawaywearerelaxin #rescuefamily


I've almost settled on names I swear. Until then, please enjoy some of their ridiculous cuteness πŸ’• #swipeswipeswipe #adoptrescuefoster #rescuefamily @nwdogproject (email for adoption info!)


My Valentines day chocolate 😍 Don't worry I'll share πŸ’• #bigluck #chocolateshadow #myheart #rescuefamily


You guys. I am so enamored with their cuteness I haven't even begun to think of names. My heart is exploding! 1 girl, 2 boys - one of which is blind. Suggestions? And go... @nwdogproject #adoptrescuefoster #rescuefamily ***personal note - I was going to turn the sound off on this video because I'm obviously very noisy. But the truth is I'm actually surprised all the laughter is there. Two days ago I lost one of the closest family members I have by tragic means. She was only 5 months older than I am now. The grief has been unbelievable, so much so I didn't think I'd be able to bring these guys home right now. I almost said no, but something in my heart said yes. Yesterday was really rough, so hard, but today somehow I have laughter again. I honestly can't believe it. Sometimes I think we have to fight our darkness with light. I'd have a few more loved ones in my life today if they had only been able to do so. Getting outside, protecting and making my inner peace a priority, giving back, and avoiding toxic substances that drag me down is how I personally do it. But we each have our own path. I'd like to include some free resources below for anyone who may be struggling. Please know you are so not alone.
*Anxiety - *Depression - *Substance abuse - *OCD - *Survivor of Rape or sexual Assault - *NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE1-800-273-TALK (8255) available 24 hours a day, online chat also.

Lots of love - Candice