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Underdogs Rock! Rescue

Portland, OR

Our Mission

On a mission to pair up the right dogs with the right families.

While timing does play a part, Underdogs is not a first come first serve rescue placement. Priority is placed on whether a home is the best fit for a specific Underdog and whether a particular Underdog is the best fit for an adopter. A matchmaking process.

URR is a small all volunteer 501c3 organization that works directly with rescue groups and shelters in Southern California, Mexico, and in limited cases local owner surrenders to give dogs in need of rescue a new chance.

Underdogs has no facility only foster homes. Because our dogs are in foster homes we get to know the dog’s personalities and needs. As we know the dogs well and how they do in a home environment, we do a great job in matching families with the right dog, and the right family for the dog!

Adoption Policy

Adoption Process:

• 1. Submit Application
If you are interested in meeting one of our adoptable dogs you MUST first complete an Underdogs Rock Rescue online adoption application. The web address to submit this application in in a dogs bio.

Underdogs is an all volunteer rescue. Inquires through Petfinder are unlikely to receive a response. After submitting an application a volunteer will typically respond within 3 (though it could be up to 5 days).

• 2. Meet the Pet
Every dog is different and every applicant is different. Submitted Underdogs Rock Rescue adoption applications are reviewed to determine if the dog applied for matches what the applicant has stated they are looking for in a dog. If there may be a match, a meet would be the next step. Applicants must be able to meet a dog in the fosters location.

• 3. Home Check
A home check is a required part of the Underdog adoption approval process before an adoption can be finalized. Currently most home checks are being conducted remotely.

• 4. Vet and references noted on an adoption application may also be called.

• 5. If an applicant is a renter, a landlord verification will be done to make sure a dog is allowed in the rental

Additional Adoption Info
Underdogs does not have a shelter location. All our dogs are in foster homes around the Portland, OR, metro area. If you are interested in meeting one of our adoptable dogs you MUST first complete an Underdogs Rock Rescue adoption application at

Every Underdog over 6 months is spayed/neutered by the rescue. All Underdogs are micro-chipped, and are up to date on vaccinations and preventatives.

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Interested in adopting or fostering an Underdog. Adoption and Foster applications can be found on our website

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