UnderDog Rescue of Florida is a Non Profit 501(c)3 Organization.
We are an ALL VOLUNTEER rescue. Every cent donated toward these needy dogs will help to pay their vet bills. We do not have a shelter. All UnderDogs are living in various foster homes from Tampa to Naples.
Please click the PayPal button to donate or mail to:
UnderDog Rescue of Florida
P.O. Box 351
Bradenton, FL 34206
Our Next Event at Sniglet's is Saturday, June 1st
Please join us on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Sniglet's Dog Bakery, from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm.
Their address is 2827 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL, 34243.
CLICK HERE for a map.
Sniglet's Bakery is located in the plaza on the NE corner of University Parkway and No. Tuttle in Sarasota. There will be several UnderDogs on hand who are eager to meet you!
For an opportunity to be "pre-approved", please fill out an online application now. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Please keep in mind that we often receive multiple applications on various dogs. When you are pre-approved it does not necessarily mean that you are pre-approved for the dog that you are applying for. Decisions on our rescue dog’s placements will be made on who we feel will be the best long-term fit for our dogs.
Please keep an open mind and consider your lifestyle both today and 10 years from now before you apply for a dog that may not be a good fit for the long run.
CHACHI Xtreme Makeover
THANK YOU to Cindy Jenkins who donates her grooming skills to UnderDog! Take a look at CHACHI. Wat a beautiful difference!
Cindy gooms a dozen or more UnderDogs per week. Most shelter dogs arrive in horrible condition after months of neglect.
Cindy has a special talent, inherited from her Native American ancesters, for patiently communicating and interacting with animals. Her grooming service specializes in caring for small dogs with disabilities. She has been faithfully sharing her skills with UnderDog to help prepare rescued pets for their new lives.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details about her customized services.
MACHO was rescued on 4/10/13 from a high kill shelter where he arrived injured, infested with fleas, very dirty and obviously neglected. The shelter staff suspected that he was hit by a car.
He was immediately taken to our UnderDog vet at Southgate Animal Hospital who determined MACHO suffered from a broken pelvis.
MACHO is a 2 year-old, extremely sweet, loving, Shih Tzu. His tail never stops wagging. MACHO will need a quiet foster home where he can rest his weary head and heal. Macho has not barked since his arrival and is very grateful and well-behaved.
Sadly, Another Cruelty Case
Today we were contacted by one of our rescue partners in Miami to help save this little guy.
As if his 'before' photo wasn't bad enough, we learned after he was examined by a vet that this animal had been severely beaten. Not hit by a car, but beaten by a poor excuse for a human being.
MAX will be staying with the vet in Miami for a few days until he is more stable and we can arrange transport to Bradenton.
The vet is concerned about all the bruises and concluded that MAX was repeatedly kicked in the stomach area.
Comments from the vet in Miami:
You can see the black and blue and red stomach and the eyes are all infected. Dade shaved down but he is a doll. On strong pain meds antibiotics b12 and crate rest. Those hemotamas are dangerous if one breaks off. Did bloodwork - was fine. Teeth are young teeth. Will fix him all up for you.
UnderDog 2013 Calendars Are Now On Sale 2 for $10!
Please help us with our mission to rescue as many UnderDogs as we can. Our calendars are 2 for $10 (plus $2 for shipping) and feature the adorable pets of several of our supporters.
If you use PayPal, please include a note stating 'for calendar sales' under 'add special instructions to seller'. You will see this before you confirm the transaction in the 'review your donation' screen. If there is any confusion, please Contact Us so we can help you place your order!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING THE RESCUED DOGS THROUGH OUR CALENDAR FUNDRAISIER.
Please Consider These Well-Mannered UnderDogs!
AUTUMN is a 6-yr-old Chihuahua/Pug mix. Her soft tan/white coat, large 'Precious Moments' eyes, and cute, little underbite gives her a really unique look. But now she's waiting and wondering when her new family will come for her. Fill out an application soon to meet this little sweetie-pie, and see if she could be YOUR perfect match!
PETER - Are you looking for a party animal? Or a fantastic companion and playmate for your kids? PETER is a Pug/Peke mix who is under 15 lbs., cheerful, well-mannered and as fun-loving as can be! When you think of GOOD DOG, you must be thinking of PETER!
WILLIE - Rescued from the Everglades a year ago when he was a pup, this handsome Shepherd mix is nonetheless a happy, well-adjusted, well-socialized, house-trained fella who just needs some kids or active adults to make his life complete.
NOCHE is a small, 5-yr-old Chihuahua/Doxie girl. She is gentle, coy, and sweet, and would like a calm household while she recovers from her heartworm treatments. Then she will reward her family with lots of cuddles, kisses, and cheerful romping for years to come!
This little Miniature Pinscher mix literally came within 15 minutes of euthanization! The shelter begged us to save him, and for good reason - BAXTER is a wonderful boy! He is quiet, well-behaved, and just wants to show a new family what a wonderful, grateful companion he can be. If the home that he's waiting for is yours, you won't be sorry! Come and meet BAXTER.
SAMMY & MANDY
SAMMY & MANDY are a bonded Shih Tzu pair whose owner passed away, leaving them lonely and confused. They have been together their whole lives and are hoping someone special will recognize how wonderful, well-behaved and worthy they are of a great home. So if you are willing to "double the pleasure, double the fun", then come to meet SAMMY & MANDY!
How Our Adoption Process Works.....
We are a Florida rescue and only adopt within the state. Applicants are subject to home visits, and veterinary references (please include phone number) will be checked. If you are browsing our dogs on Petfinder, and reading the bios, you will see a contact e-mail (usually the foster home) when you click to enlarge the photos. Feel free to e-mail the foster family with any questions about the dog.
- FIRST, an application must be approved for adoption from our rescue. If you do not see a dog that you would like to adopt now, you can get 'pre-approved' to speed up the process when you do find 'The One'. Many of our puppies and popular breeds (Pomeranians, Schnauzers, Poodles, etc) have a wait list and are adopted quickly. You only need to complete one application to be eligible to adopt. Applications are kept in our 'active' file for a full year.
- SECOND, we determine whether the dog that has been applied for is a 'good match' for the household that wants to adopt him/her. We take into consideration the dog's activity level, compatibility with other members of the household (human and other pets), lifestyle and environment. We may call you to discuss our available dogs and their temperaments to find the perfect match. If your application has been approved, but the dog you applied for is no longer available, please take the time again to look over our adoptable dogs. We will make every effort to find the right dog for an approved applicant. If you do not adopt one of our dogs, please visit your local shelter or go to PETFINDER to adopt a dog from one of the other 600+ rescue organizations located throughout Florida.
We rescue our dogs for life. Once an UnderDog, always an UnderDog. If, for any reason, challenges arise do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help. If you cannot keep your adopted UnderDog, we will take the dog back until a new home can be found. Try to give us as much notice as possible. We understand that life is unpredictable, and we will always accept a returned UnderDog, or help you through a temporary situation so that you can keep him/her.
Keep in mind that we are an 'all volunteer' organization. We all have jobs, families, our own pets, and foster dogs. We are also busy working out details with various shelters and other rescue groups, and transporting dogs from the shelters. Often times we have to drive to shelters for emergency situations to save injured dogs that must be picked up immediately or they will be destroyed. Unfortunately emergency situations must take precedence over the application process. We ask for your understanding and patience when we are unable to return your calls or e-mails immediately.
Please spay and neuter your pets. Read Common Myths and Facts About Spay/Neuter, from the Humane Society of the United States.
The majority of our dogs were scheduled for euthanasia at kill shelters throughout Florida. We are an 'all volunteer' organization. We do not have a shelter or a paid staff. We collect adoption fees to pay our vet bills. This includes shelter fees, medications, spay/neuter, all shots, heartworm testing and treatment, monthly flea/tick/heartworm preventatives, microchips, dentals, surgeries, skin treatments, setting broken bones, or any other health care deemed necessary by our vets. Our vets offer reduced charges so that we can keep our adoption fees reasonable, but their services are not free. We often rely on extra donations to pay expenses when the cost of care exceeds a realistic adoption fee.