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Who We Are

Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab is a nonprofit headquartered in Moab, Utah. We are dedicated to caring for the estimated 500,000 stray dogs from Native American reservations of the Four Corners area of the Southwest United States.

Working with reservation communities, we provide transportation, veterinary care, spay/neuter and vaccination clinics, and adoption services.

Our Mission & History

An Underdog's Journey

The road to adoption can be ruff! Each Underdog’s experience is unique. While we don’t always have the full history for each dog, we know many of them experience hardship before they come to us. Underdogs learn many new skills on the way to finding their new homes.

Underdog Journey 1

Underdog Journey 2

Underdog Journey - see full journey


Where Are Underdogs From?

All of our animals are true rescues from the Native American reservations of the Four Corners area including Navajo, Hopi, Ute, Apache, and Zuni nations and tribal reserves. These lands span the southwestern corner of Colorado, southeastern corner of Utah, northeastern corner of Arizona, and northwestern corner of New Mexico.

What does it mean to be a true rescue? The stray dogs of the Four Corners reservations only have a life expectancy of two years unless rescued. Underdog Rescue is the only rescue in Utah that exclusively serves these reservations. We hope to help build a future where Native American communities have the resources to support their families and their animals.

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Our Rescue Ranch frequently receives new puppies and adult dogs for adoption, and we hold adoption events in the community.

Find your dog at our next event!

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Our Impact

We strive to make a measurable difference in the lives of not just our Underdogs, but also in the Native American communities where our Underdogs are from, and in the lives of the people who take in these terrific companions.


Number of dogs rescued


Number of animals spayed/neutered at clinics


Number of vaccinations given at clinics