Every Monster Deserves a Loving Home

Salem, Virginia

Announcement    Welcome to the official online adoption center for the Monster Rescue League!

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© Naturel Mistik 1986-2017


Last updated on Jul 3, 2017

Welcome to the official online adoption center for the Monster Rescue League!

A member of the Naturel Mistik family on Etsy.

© Naturel Mistik 1986-2017


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Monster Rescue League

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"Everybody has a secret world inside of them." Neil Gaiman

I grew up during the heady space race years in Florida. Kidney shaped coffee tables, mustard yellow shag carpet, palm trees and gold flecked formica everything. Oh yeah. The neighborhood kids were normal, but playing with dolls was not my thing so I spent a lot of time alone. My imagination was my best friend. I spent countless hours exploring the swampy areas around our home, pretending to be a member of King Arthur's court, watching the sky for UFOs or talking with my friend, Mr. Needles, the pine tree. We lived near the coast so beach trips happened most weekends. The ocean was my first love. It was a magical time. In the middle of this childhood revelry my parents decided it was time to 'move back home'. We went from flat, wide open views, sand and salty air to the mountains and trees and lush hills of Virginia. This made my parents very happy. I, however, insisted I would get dry rot.

Onward - I majored in technical theatre but managed to get caught up in the copy industry. There were other interesting jobs along the way: floral design apprentice, fashion photographer, retail display, carny, REALTOR, film crew, plus a few more. I went back to school twice. Once for computer science and once for interior design. Through all that the one constant was my art. I began painting in oil at age 8 (began exhibiting around age 12); started sewing in my teens (thanks Mom!); launched my first company, GothicV Capewear, in my twenties; taught myself pyrography in my thirties; dabbled in web and graphic design in my forties. Along the way I became aware of monsters. Sweet, grumpy, scary, funny monsters! When the occasional lost or displaced monster crossed my path, I took him in and gave him a loving home. The more I took in, the more they seemed to find me. Then the boot of destiny connected with my posterior, and I lost my job. I realized it was time to finally do what I love - RESCUE MONSTERS. And that, dear friends, is how I ended up here!

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    Owner, Lead Rescuer

    Tea drinker, thinker of big thoughts, monster rescuer, fantasy/sci-fi geek, mom. I really like Chinese take-out, Latin quotes and fabric. Lots of fabric.

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Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to the official online adoption center for the Monster Rescue League!

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* RETURNS: Contact me immediately if your monster arrives sick or injured, or does not arrive in a reasonable amount of time. ->->->Take photos of the damaged package and injured monster, and send them to me via convo or email so a claim can be filed.<-<-<- If you are unsatisfied with your monster you may return him/her for a refund or store credit within 15 days of receipt (see section above for shipping arrangements). No refund will be issued until the monster is back in my possession (unless lost during shipping) and been given a thorough health check. All monsters must be returned in adoptable/saleable condition (unless he/she was injured during shipping). After 15 days (from receipt) ALL adoptions/sales are final. Find this scary? Just contact me and we can work it out.
* PAYMENT: I accept payment via PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account to pay via PayPal – it is free, secure and I will never see your card information) and Etsy Direct Checkout. Here is a tutorial for purchasing items on Etsy:

* LAYAWAY: On multi-monster purchases, I will accept payments with the understanding that ALL layaway payments are non-refundable. Generally I do not like to extend layaway past 3 months. Contact me and we can work something out.

* RESERVED MONSTERS: See someone you like but need a bit of time to gather the funds or get someone else's opinion? No problem! I am happy to reserve your new friend for 5 days. If you have not purchased him/her after that time he/she will go back on sale to the public.
* SHIPPING: Most monsters ship 1-2 days after payment clears, unless it is the weekend, a holiday, a natural disaster or the post office is closed. If using PayPal, I ship to the verified address in your PayPal account. NOTE: eChecks usually take 3-5 business days to process. Shipping will occur after the eCheck has cleared - fear not, I will keep you informed via convos. *** Due to the unfortunate closing of our regional mail processing center, shipping times may increase by 1-3 days, which is completely beyond my control. ***

* SHIPPING CHARGES: Buyers pay the shipping. I use USPS Tracking and Insurance. I will credit back any shipping difference (if over $1.00) within 3-4 days from when your monster is shipped. If you need your monster faster I can overnight him/her - just remember, there will be an appropriate increase in shipping charges - contact me BEFORE purchasing.

* INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: I can ship your monster internationally - contact me BEFORE purchasing to make shipping arrangements as the rates can be considerably higher for some countries. Also, international buyers will be responsible for VAT/GST, Import Fees, Customs Fees, Administration Fees, Luxury Taxes, etc. that may be required by your country upon delivery. Check with your postal service and/or appropriate government agency for more information before ordering (visit: Monsters will not be sent as a 'gift' or have their stated monetary value reduced - this is a violation of US and international law - so don't ask. NOTE: International shipping times can be much longer than expected (from 2 weeks to a month or more) - plan accordingly. The red tape is a pain, but I still love all of you international folks.

IMPORTANT: If you need your monster shipped to another address (work address or to somebody else) within the USA, send me a convo with the details. If using Paypal, you must add that address to your Verified List in Paypal before ordering. Then you can choose the alternate address where you would like the monster sent. I will include a gift note for you free-of-charge!

* SHIPPING RETURNS: You pay the shipping charges for the monster you are returning (thank you for using USPS Tracking & Insurance) and I will pay to ship the replacement monster to you. If you are returning a monster for refund or store credit, 1/2 of your shipping charges will be refunded back to you. Buyer accepts responsibility for loss if the returned monster fails to arrive and USPS Tracking and Insurance were not used. No CODs.
Additional policies and FAQs
* I would like to point out that all monsters are rescued by me in Virginia, USA. They do not come from a monster mill or breeder in China or India or Mexico or wherever, staffed by underage and underpaid workers.

* All monsters are from a smoke-free, cat (Caspian) and dog (Murphy) owned home. All monsters are kept in a safe place away from the dog and cat once they have been rescued, given their health check and vaccinated.

* IMPORTANT: Monsters and young children do not mix. Monsters have small parts that young children like to chew, which causes the monster distress and places the child in danger of choking. This also applies to dogs, cats, and other animals with teeth. Remember, monsters are for loving, not chewing.

* CONTACT: You can send me a convo, of course!

Email: naturelmistik[at]


Snail mail:

Monster Rescue League
PO Box 4404
Roanoke VA 24015

* FEEDBACK: Thank you for caring enough to leave a review! It really does benefit the Etsy community. If you are unhappy with my monsters or service - contact me first! A hasty negative review benefits neither party. I truly appreciate your honest feedback on my work. Let me know if you think there is something I can improve upon!

* NOTE: I do my best to portray colors accurately in the photos and item descriptions. That said, monitors and eyes vary widely. If you are unsure of a monster's color, contact me and I will do my best to describe it in more detail.

* THANK YOU for your support. You are awesome!