UnderDog Rescue's stellar reputation of excellence has been demonstrated in the community and throughout Florida for nearly two decades, known for always doing what is feasibly best for each dog. We are one of the few that accept dogs who are heartworm infected, injured, or require more extensive care. We truly are for the "underdogs"!
Our organization is contacted DAILY by owners, shelters, and other sources asking us to accept unwanted dogs. And many overcrowded shelters have changed their policies, making it easier to quickly euthanize healthy, social, loving dogs. Our county alone euthanized 12,000 dogs last year. UnderDog Rescue is typically one of the first groups to be contacted to assist with dogs whose lives would otherwise be destroyed.
UnderDog has worked hard to maintain superior quality of care while performing our due-diligence as an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(C)3, charitable organization. We subsist solely by reasonable adoption fees (which often don't cover the medical expenses) and donations. Other than minor expenses (event fees/office supplies) ALL monies collected go directly to the care of the dogs. We are seriously challenged as the need for rescue increases faster than our financial intake.
Please fill out an application on our website. We only adopt within Florida- and prefer close to the Tampa Bay Area. All dogs or cats in the home must be up to date on vetting and spayed or neutered.