Connect with Twin Cities Rescues

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.

Underdog Rescue

Underdog Rescue, MN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, foster-based, rescue group dedicated to the rehabilitation and permanent placement of homeless dogs and cats of all ages and all breeds.  We believe that all animals deserve caring, responsible homes and if there is one common bond between us and our foster volunteers, it is this:

We are genuinely moved by each of the amazing animals who come into our care and we believe we are their advocates.

Sometimes, the details of their painful pasts are known to us.  Sometimes they are not.  But always, their need for a caring, stable home is very clear.  We have each dog and cat thoroughly examined by one of our partner veterinarians and we ensure that all necessary medical work is completed before placement.  By the time they are ready for their new forever family, we have gotten to know them and we are deeply invested in their well being.  It is for those reasons that Underdog Rescue, working with its amazing network of volunteer fosters, does everything in its power to ensure that each dog or cat is placed with responsible people who are able to make a lifelong commitment to their new pet. Our fee setting, application, screening and follow up processes are designed solely for that purpose.

Underdog Rescue, MN was founded in 2000 by Shannon McKenzie. We have placed more than 12,000 dogs and cats into loving homes. We could not have done so without the help of our wonderful fosters, veterinary care partners, and community partnerships. Our organization does not have a facility to hold these animals while they wait for forever homes. It is because of the generosity of these people opening their homes, offering their resources and skills that we are able to work together to save the Underdog!

Events

  • Sunday May 26
    11:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Adoption Event – Nautical Bowls, Mpls
    Nautical Bowls, 5013 Ewing Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410, USA

    Come meet adoptable dogs at Nautical Bowls in Minneapolis. This event will be be an outdoor event on the grassy area in front of Nautical Bowls, 5013 Ewing Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55410
    Adoptable dogs will be available to meet and greet. 
    Watch a specific dog’s profile on our website – http://www.underdogrescuemn.com to see if they will be attending.

    Dogs will only attend for the time slot indicated on their profile.

     Please email inquiries@underdogrescuemn.com for questions.

  • Thursday May 30
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Adoption Event – Underdog Rescue MN Headquarters
    Underdog Rescue, 3345 Dakota Ave S *** Not a Shelter *** Foster based dogs only available to meet by appointment, St Louis Park, MN 55416, USA

    Join us for an adoption event at our HQ. This event will be outdoors if weather permits, otherwise it will be indoors.  Please do not bring your dogs to this event. 
    Adoptable dogs will be available to meet and greet. 
    Watch a specific dog’s profile on our website – http://www.underdogrescuemn.com to see if they will be attending.

    Dogs will only attend for the time slot indicated on their profile.

    Note that dogs are not boarded on-site and are only available by appointment. Please email inquiries@underdogrescuemn.com for questions.

  • Sunday June 2
    10:30 am – 1:00 pm
    Adoption Event – Underdog Rescue MN Headquarters
    Underdog Rescue, 3345 Dakota Ave S *** Not a Shelter *** Foster based dogs only available to meet by appointment, St Louis Park, MN 55416, USA

    Join us for an adoption event at our HQ. This event will be outdoors (if weather permits & inside if the weather does not allow us to be outside. Please do not bring your dogs to this event.
    Adoptable dogs will be available to meet and greet either from 10:30-11:30 am or from 12:00-1:00 pm.
    Watch a specific dog's profile on our website – http://www.underdogrescuemn.com to see if they will be attending.

    Dogs will only attend for the time slot indicated on their profile.

    Note that dogs are not boarded on-site and are only available by appointment. Please email inquiries@underdogrescuemn.com for questions.

Please note that the information provided on this website regarding the organization is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement or representation of the organization’s current status or practices. We do not make any claims about the accuracy or completeness of this information. It is possible that details have changed or may not fully represent the organization’s current operations. We encourage users to conduct their own research or contact the organization directly for the most up-to-date information. If you find any information on our website to be incorrect or outdated, or if you would like to request changes to the information provided, please do not hesitate to contact us. We value your feedback and are committed to maintaining the accuracy and relevance of our content. Your input is essential in helping us provide the most current and correct information to our audience.