Greetings and Welcome to Misfit Manor
My name is Nancy and I live at Misfit Manor. Misfit Manor is our home; a peaceful loving place for senior and handicap dogs. I am an artist and full time “rescue mom” to this beautiful family of dogs. We live in a small town in Kentucky in an old, very drafty but cherished historic home. Misfit Manor is a place of restoration and healing where dogs who have had a rough time so far in life come to be loved and restored for however much time they have left. I work out of my home to support our large family of Misfits by selling my art and handmade journals and also running a vacation rental adjacent to my home and art studio.
I have a passion for “rescuing” all things…not just animals. I rescue old furniture, overgrown gardens, old light fixtures and my really old home. I can find beauty in anything and believe that if we open our hearts and mind the difference between “what we see” and “what might be” is actually a very fine line.
Every pet that lives with us has unfortunately lived through some darker days and carry both the physical and emotional scars that come with it. Most of them arrive here with serious neglect and health issues. Some of their stories are heart wrenching. Some only live for a short while after they arrive. But all are loved fiercely while they are here.
Our dogs get the best in nutrition and medical care while they are here. I take a holistic approach to caring for my Misfits utilizing both the best in traditional veterinary treatments as well as more non-traditional treatments such as acupuncture, laser therapies, vibration therapy, organic home cooked food and natural/eastern medicines and supplements.
I believe that each one of us is put on this planet to walk our own very unique path. It is a path that is meant to rub the rough edges off of us as we grow emotionally and spiritually. For me that path is a fairly solitary life with my Misfits and my projects. It is tough to convince me to leave the Manor unless it is to do something for one of my Misfits. I am fortunate to have a nice group of understanding and dog loving friends who come to visit us.
I write blog updates about our life here at the Manor 1-2 times per week. Most of my content is about caring for dogs; things I have learned as we work hard to provide the best quality of life we can for them. I also write about my favorite products for dogs, how to host a great Pawty, my online Misfit Manor shop and my other rescue projects. Sometimes I write about whatever is making my heart tick at a given moment.
I welcome anyone to comment and share on this blog but I do ask that you keep all your comments in the spirit of kindness and generosity that a blog about rescued animals deserves.
If you find our site valuable please consider subscribing to my blog. We are often asked by people who find us how they can support what we do. Misfit Manor is not a 5013c rescue…we are just two people who love special needs dogs. But there are ways you can support our dogs. If you are interested here are a few ideas:
- Patronize our Misfit Manor Shop!
- Stay at our vacation rental if you are visiting horse country!
- Follow our blog and interact with us!
- Tell other dog lovers about us…especially if they are looking for some Pawty Supplies or artwork!
- Follow Misfit Manor on Instagram
- Follow Misfit Manor on Pinterest for all sorts of Pawty and dog lover content!
- Send a gift to one of our dogs from our Amazon Wish List!
- Buy one of the Misfits a dog treat!
- Always consider adoption before adding a pet to your family!
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us!
Blessings from our pack to yours,
Nancy & The Misfits