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Who We Are

    WWe are a non-profit organization based in North Carolina, dedicated to rescuing dogs in need. We receive dogs and puppies from many different places including animal shelters, animal cruelty investigations and individuals who for one reason or another, are not keeping their dogs.

When we bring a puppy or dog into our organization, we make a commitment to that animal to try to make sure that it will be happy and healthy for the the rest of its long life. In placing our dogs, we conduct an extensive interview/screening to assure the quality and commitment of each home.

    Before adoption, our dogs live in foster homes where they live as part of the family. They are socialized, trained, loved and spoiled until placement with their permanent family. Our dogs receive the best of veterinary care including spaying and neutering. We perform all veterinary procedures deemed necessary including (but not limited to) treatment of heartworms, parvo, distemper, stomach torsion, and surgery for hip dysplasia. These are a few of the medical conditions we run up against somewhat regularly. Many of our dogs are heartworm positive when we bring them into our program, and they are automatically treated by an area veterinarian.

    Our organization is non-profit and tax deductible donations are always appreciated. Even a $5.00 donation can go a long way!    Information about contributing.

    Foster homes are the backbone of our organization. Underdog Ranch is always in need of committed and dedicated foster homes. Foster homes should be within a 50 mile radius of the Raleigh area. If you can open your heart and home to foster a dog in need, please contact us.

    We know that you will agree that each and every one of these wonderful dogs deserve a chance at happiness. We hope you will take the time to email us with suggestions, ideas and encouragement.

Adopting a friend

We do our best to insure a good match between our rescued dogs and their new homes. Therefore, we ask that you fill out an application and we will ask many questions about your home environment, your family and your current pets. Please understand that we are not trying to be 'nosy', just trying to help you find a pet that will fit well with your expectations and your lifestyle. We care very much about our little friends, and we know how traumatic it can be for them to go to a new home and then to be returned. We take extra care to make the 'right' match the first time around.

Adoption procedures:

If you have seen a dog or puppy on our website that interests you, filling out an adoption application is the best place to start.  Application. The application will be reviewed and forwarded to the foster home. The foster home will talk with you to ensure a good match and if all agree, a time to meet the dog will be arranged.

Most of our dogs attend the adoption events - so if you are unsure of which one you would like to have as your new best friend, visit us at one of our events. Application forms are available at these events.

Once it has been determined that you both are a good match, an adoption contract is completed between Underdog Ranch Pet Adoptions and the adopter(s).


Adoption costs:

Our adoption fee is $250. This fee helps cover the cost of deworming, all proper vaccinations, spay/neuter (age permitting), heartworm preventative, flea and tick preventatives, food and other vet costs as needed. Dogs are tested for heartworms and treated, if necessary. In some cases, the adoption fee may be more than $250 depending on the breed of the dog. Purebred dogs will sometimes be adopted out for up to $400, which allows us to save even more dogs.

NOTE: The adoption fee for unaltered puppies is $350. Upon completion of the spay/neuter and the return of verification - $100 is returned to the adopter.

Come Visit Us!

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A volunteer group with members in the Raleigh, Cary, NC areas.


Underdog Ranch Pet Adoptions
P.O. box 217
Angier, NC 27501
Phone: (919)788-3633

Email: dogs@udranch.org
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