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. We typically have 5-10 senior sanctuary or hospice dogs (not adoptable) and 5-10 adoptable cats at any given time.
Our current count for all that we have helped since starting Underdog Animal Society in 2016 is 93 dogs and 67 cats/kittens. Most of those were adopted to loving homes and many stayed with us until they crossed The Rainbow Bridge if they were suffering.
Their backgrounds: Being a senior dog sanctuary I would say that 35% 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. Another 35% typically are those from hoarding cases or severe neglect/abuse cases. The remainder are typically senior strays that are not doing well in a shelter environment and we are asked to take them.
*These profiles are updated monthly and may not represent who we still have. 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: 10 years young Weight: 10-15lbs
Background info: From what we were told, he came from the home of a double paraplegic senior who had a welfare check called on them. When the authorities got there they found the home owner and 8 dogs living in unimaginable conditions. The owner was placed in a senior living home and the dogs were removed. They were covered in feces, urine and fleas. They were not house trained and were allowed to potty where ever there was space and had no knowledge of the proper way to act in a home.
Temperament now: 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. He has come a very long way but still not 100% potty trained and will not back down from a fight.
Name: Falkor (Originally Harley but come on, he looks like Falkor from Neverending Story)
Sex: Male Age: 16 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.
Background info: His person passed away and he was brought to the shelter.
Temperament: So stinkin sweet. Good with everyone. Very reserved. Cried at first because he lost his parent but after a couple days was fine. Super duper food aggressive. He is currently teaching himself pee pad training by watching the other littles (which is adorable).
Name: Petey Breed: rat terrier mix Age: 15 years Weight: 20lb
Medications needed for upkeep in addition to heartworm/flea prevention: Phenobarbital for seizure control & Fluoxetine (doggy Prozac)
Background info: His person passed away and his remaining family surrendered him.
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. Petey loves to play fetch. He has separation anxiety and will obsessively lick people and bark when we leave the home. Bites when groomed.
Name: Kobuki (kah-boo-key) Sex: Male Age: 14 Breed: Chihuahua mix Weight: 7lbs
Temperament: Gets along with people, cats and ignores most dogs but hates Petey for some reason.
Gets along with everyone, a happy guy and seriously cute, loves soft toys and to play. Not a fan of being told what to do. Hates being crate trained. Will attack brooms. Can throw temper tantrums. Not kid friendly.
Currently takes bland prescription food for pancreatitis.
Background Info: His person passed away and he was turned into the shelter.
Lucy, 10 yrs young, spaniel mix, 30lbs. Has some PTSD issues from prior trauma but is a good girl.
Temperament: NO KIDS UNDER 10, NO CATS. She barks a lot when she sees cats or people outside. Otherwise she is VERY sweet and funny. She is submissive and very awkward around other dogs. Keeps to herself a lot when she gets to know you but at first wants you to love her and will be all over you. Will growl, spit and snarl if you sit too close to her hind area due to prior abuse but has never bitten.
Background Info: Her background info involves things that may be too much for some people to read so will not be displayed but it was very bad.
Name: Peachy Breed: Chihuahua Age: 12ish
Temperament: Jealous around other small dogs and will relentlessly fight them. Seems fine around larger dogs. Chases cats. Around people she is amazing. Very sweet, loves to cuddle and best dog to wake up to in the morning. Protective of food around other animals.
No background info available.
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.
We also have 9 other very friendly colony cats that all just kind of moved onto the property. I'm assuming they just tell other neglected cats about our place and bring them along haha.
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
*****ALL ADOPTIONS ARE BY APPROVAL OF UNDERDOG ANIMAL SOCIETY - WE WANT THE BEST POSSIBLE HOME FOR THESE ANIMALS WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH. IF YOU ARE NOT SELECTED AFTER APPLYING THAT DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING ABOUT YOU - WE VERY CAREFULLY PICK OUT WHO WOULD BE BEST BASED ON A LONG LIST OF WHAT EACH INDIVIDUAL CAT OR DOG NEEDS BASED ON THEIR MEDICAL, PERSONALITY, ETC NEEDS****
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.
SOME OF OUR PRIOR ADOPTIONS THAT HAVE FOUND THEIR HAPPILY EVER AFTER