Because "senior" does NOT mean "broken" 

Welcome to the line up!  All these critters live in the home of the UAS director.  They are all given medical care, nutritious food, toys and snuggles.  Not all of these dogs/cats are up for adoption and all of them are welcome to stay in their new retirement home forever.  However, if you feel you can provide the perfect environment for one please fill out an adoption application.  Approved adopters will need to have had their past or currently have the pets they have now vaccinated and on heartworm prevention to be considered.  Most of the time we will not adopt out to homes that have small children - nothng against your kids but these guys are fragile oldies.   Having a fully fenced in yard is preferable.  If living in an apartment, walking on a leash is a must.  

Their backgrounds:  Being a senior dog rescue I would say that 50% of our rescues come from their parents passing away or being put in a nursing home and the remaining family surrendering the dog to a shelter.  The other 50% typically is a mixture of strays that will not do well in a shelter environment, hoarding cases or severe neglect/abuse cases.

TO APPROVED ADOPTERS:  Please give your new best friend at minimum one week to acclimate to their new environment and to you.  Do not rush the experience, they will love you and know the rules soon enough.  Everyone needs a chance.

*These profiles are updated monthly and may not represent who we still have available.  Please visit us on facebook at www.facebook.com/UnderdogAnimalSociety or email us at [email protected] for any questions.

Name: Lil Petey    Breed: wire haired terrier mix  Age: 9 years young     Weight: 10-15lbs

Medications needed in addition to heartworm/flea prevention:  no medications    Heartworm status:  Neg 

Crate trained: Yes   Potty Trained:  About 85%  He will mark so a belly band is advised until he is comfortable at new home

Neutered: Yes  Grooming:  Minimal     Vaccinated:  Yes

Temperament:  He is very very sweet and wants to be in your lap.    He is good with people and polite dogs, not great with large dogs unless they are sweet.  NOT good with cats.  LOVES to snuggle and LOVES soft toys.  Very patient boy will wait forever for you to tell him he can sit with you after you are done eating.

    Adoption fee is $50 to approved adopter within 2hrs drive of Gulfport, MS

Will be available May 1st

Name:  Falkor (Originally Harley but come on, he looks like Falkor from Neverending Story)

Sex:  Male  Age:  15  Breed:  Poodle/Schnauzer Mix  Weight:  10lbs needs to gain weight though)

Health Concerns:  Deaf (hence the name change), big tumor on his front leg we were told to just keep an eye on, needs dental which we are hoping to raise funds for, weak back legs.  

Meds:  None

Heartworm status:  negative

Temperament:  So stinkin sweet.  Good with everyone.  Very reserved.  Cried at first because he lost his parent but after a couple days was fine.  

Adoption fee:  $50 to approved adopters within 1hr of Gulfport, MS

Name: Petey   Breed:  rat terrier mix    Age: 14 years   Weight: 20lb

Medications needed for upkeep in addition to heartworm/flea prevention:  Phenobarbital for seizure control (about $25/month from your vet)  Fluoxetine (doggy Prozac)  -  $10/month

Heartworm status:  negative    Crate Trained:  Could possibly be, isn't currently


Potty trained: 100%    Neutered:  Yes   Grooming:  Minimal     Vaccinated:  Yes

Temperament:  Petey does well with people and dogs but not cats.  Petey does not like being yelled at and will show his teeth when this is done and if pushed he will bite your hand, so sweet talking works best for him.  Due to this no kids under 12 please.  Petey loves to play fetch.  He loves to drench his person with kisses and takes treats gently.  He would not do well in an apartment setting as he barks for a couple minutes after his person leaves but then settles down.  He wants to be with his person!  

Adoption fee is $50 to approved adopters within 1 hr of Gulfport, MS and comes with 2wks of needed meds so you have time to set up with your veterinarian to get a prescription.


Name:  Kobuki (kah-boo-key)   Sex:  Male    Age:   13     Breed:  Chihuahua mix

Heartworm negative     Meds:  None     Grooming:  Minimal    Weight:  7lbs

House trained:  Yes but may mark at first   Neutered:  Yes

Temperament:  Gets along with people, cats and ignores dogs.  

Pros:  Gets along with everyone, a happy guy and seriously cute, loves soft toys and to play

Cons:  Not a fan of being told what to do so a home with no kids under 10 would be best.  Has separation anxiety for the first couple weeks but then learns you aren't going to leave him (his person of 13 yrs passed away and then he was surrendered to a shelter).  Hates being crate trained.

Currently takes bland prescription food for a sensitive tummy

Adoption fee:  $50 to approved adopter willing to travel within one hr of Gulfport, MS

Precious is 13ish years young and unfortunately spent most of that time stuck in a very small cage in a puppy mill being bred by force - she was bred so many times that her estrogen levels are permanently raised leading to blood cell issues and anemia.  She is hand fearful which is indicative of abuse.  She has hind leg problems and a slipped disk in her back from being kept in tiny cages.
She is very quickly responding to a kind hand though and showing her amazingly funny and sweet side! Due to being a bit "bitey" she is not available for adoption but you can donate towards her via PayPal to [email protected] or through this website.

Lucy, 9 yrs young, spaniel mix, 30lbs.  Has some PTSD issues from prior trauma but is a good girl.  She could be available for adoption to someone very understanding of her quirks and issues that is able to give her the love and patience that she requires.  NO KIDS UNDER 10, NO CATS.  She barks a lot when she sees cats or people outside.  She will need grooming quarterly.  She is VERY sweet and funny.  She is submissive and very awkward around other dogs.

You can donate to her care by going to the home page at this website or via PayPal to [email protected]

Name:  Peachy     Breed:  Chihuahua     Age:  11ish

Medications needed for upkeep in addition to heartworm/flea prevention:  none    Heartworm Status:  Neg

Vaccinated:   Yes   Dental:  should possibly have one but doesn't hinder her eating, she only has a few teeth.

Crate Trained:  Not a fan of being crated, she would rather be in bed with you  Spayed:  NO - will need to go to a home with no intact males


Potty Trained:  She will mark at first so putting her in rooms without carpet is suggested.  She is pee pad trained and doggy door training has been successful.

Temperament:  Jealous around other small dogs until she gets to know them and will bite them.  Seems fine around larger dogs.  Around people she is amazing.  Very sweet, loves to cuddle and best dog to wake up to in the morning.  Not sure about cats/seems to enjoy chasing them but not actually doing anything when she corners them.  Protective of food around other animals.

Adoption fee:  $50 to approved adopter within 1 hr of Gulfport, MS

Zoombie came to us...she walked right up to the front door and asked for help.  She had 6 week old kittens with her, was pregnant again, and had recently been attacked by something that ripped open her mouth and throat yet she would still carry mouthfuls of food to her kittens even though she could barely eat and was terribly skinny herself.  We got her all fixed up and realized she really really hates being inside so being that she stays on site she is now our mouser.  She honestly sucks at it but we don't tell her that. I have seen a field mouse walk right past her.   ;)

She is not available for adoption but lives at UAS.

Thank you so very much for considering to adopt and especially for entertaining the idea of adopting a senior or handi-capable dog or cat - you are already amazing in our book!


Meeting and potential adopting will be considered after we have received your filled out application and gone over everything to ensure that this would be a good thing for you and the pet you're interested in (some aren't good with kids or cats, have certain medical requirements, etc), have spoken to your current or past veterinarian to ensure that you are a good and responsible pet owner.  This process all typically takes a day or two at the most.   Please email us after submitting an application so we can keep an eye out for it.  [email protected]


If all is well then we will schedule a meet and greet with the pet of your choosing.  If that meeting goes well for both of you then you get to bring home your new best friend!  We ask that you allow 2 weeks with your new best friend to determine if this is the best match for you. Due to nerves and previous experiences they may not make the best first impressions but are trying their best.

Adoption Fees:  Typically adoption fees will vary depending on medical expenses that were incurred at their arrival but are usually no more than $100


Please note that if your current/past pets were not up to date on heartworm prevention or if you do not have a fenced in yard (for dogs) you will be declined an adoption.  While you may be an excellent pet owner and have no need for a fenced in yard we have run into too many irresponsible pet owners that allow their pets to free roam, etc and the outcomes have been unfortunate.  Due to this we no longer allow any dog adoptions to homes without fenced in yards unless you are an apartment/condo dweller.  Thank you for your understanding. 

Underdog Animal Society has the right to decline any adoption for any reason and without explanation.