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Underdog Rescue in St. Louis Park, Minnesota was founded in 2000. To date, they’ve placed more than 2,100 dogs and cats into loving homes.
They're a non-profit, foster-based rescue group dedicated to the rehabilitation and permanent placement of homeless dogs and cats of all ages and all breeds.
The organization doesn’t have a facility to hold animals while they wait for forever homes. Instead, they save lives with the help of fosters, veterinary care partners, and community partnerships.
Considering adoption from Underdog Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Underdog Rescue’s adoption process is just a few simple steps:
You can find Underdog Rescue’s adoption applications below:
Adoption fees vary from pet to pet, and many factors go into determining the fees, one of which is the level of care they've received.
Whatever your fee is, it covers spay/neuter surgery, dental work (if needed), age-appropriate vaccinations, heartworm testing, parasite testing, deworming, and microchipping.
Your fee also help to support the organization’s overall expenses, such as the costs associated with food, medical care, transportation, insurance, and supplies for the animals. In short, the fees help Underdog Rescue to continue saving lives!
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.