The organization is mostly dedicated to "underdogs" - the pups who might be passed by or overlooked if they were in a regular shelter. These include: black dogs (and cats!), special needs animals, pit bull breeds, and puppy mill survivors, who, due to the trauma they have likely experienced, require some special love and care. The fosters who temporarily care for these animals come to every adoption event, ready and willing to share stories about the dog's rescue, personality, and any special needs the animal might have. Without these dedicated fosters, these homeless animals would likely be put into a city shelter, which tend to be pretty crowded in a metropolis.
I wrote about Underdog Rescue and a lovable Japanese Chin named Kiara way back in April. Unbelievably, this sweet girl is still looking for a forever home.
Kiara back when she first arrived at Underdog Rescue and still had one of her eyes (photo courtesy of Underdog Rescue website)
Kiara after having both eyes removed (photo courtesy of Underdog Rescue website)
At 7 years young, Kiara still loves to go for walks and have playtime...but what she loves even more is snuggling! Quiet but full of love, she is both kennel and house-trained, and being blind doesn't seem to slow her down - she adapts to her surroundings and is able to easily navigate a house.
When Jared and I attended an adoption event in April, Kiara was one of the featured dogs that made an appearance. She doesn't attend many of these events, since the chaos can be a bit much for a blind dog - while many of the dogs were running back and forth, greeting potential adopters, Kiara was huddled under a metal folding chair in the corner. I imagine all of the noise and smells were quite overwhelming for her. I knew she would be at the event, so I sought her out immediately, eventually scooping her up and putting her in my lap...where she remained happily for nearly the entire time!
As you can see, she is quite the snuggle-bug! It is clear that Kiara has so much love to give...if only someone would give her a chance. Underdog Rescue adopts only to those in the Twin Cities region, in order to keep track of the well-being of their adopted dogs. So if you're in the Minneapolis area, or know someone who is, please share this post and help find sweet Kiara a forever home. Thank you so much for reading <3