All of our animals are true rescues from the Native American reservations of the Four Corners area. This is an impoverished area where most dogs have typically only known life outdoors, so expect some adjustment time to life in a home (although most adapt quickly to the comfort and safety of a home).
The adoption fee for puppies is $275 and the fee for adults is $175. We do not charge a fee to fill out our adoption applications.
The dog or puppy will be spayed/neutered, current on DHPP vaccinations, dewormer and rabies vaccination depending on age, treated with a tick/flea medicine, given anti-parasitic medicine, and have a microchip already implanted that is free for the adopter to register. Adopters also receive access to a free 30-day trial of pet health insurance. Underdog Rescue does not profit from our adoption fees; these fees are a contribution toward the medical costs for our rescues.
About Our Dogs
Our “rez dogs” are mixed breeds and we can never guarantee their heritage, so we say they “look like” or “have traits like” to give our best estimates. But honestly, your guess is as good as ours! For our puppies this also means we can only guess at what their weight will be when they are full grown. For this reason, we expect adopters to be flexible in their expectations of size and appearance when adopting a puppy.
What we do know about all Underdogs is that these animals are very smart, make wonderful companions, and are truly grateful and loyal to their rescuers!
For more details on adoption and our pups you can visit our adoption FAQ page below.
I officially adopted my third Underdog, Rumba, in July 2020 after fostering. She is blind and managed to survive on the rez, and now she trail runs and mountain bikes in Moab. She's also the clinic therapy dog where I work.
She teaches me every day to let go and try new things.
Our events are fun for the whole family! Stop by to get some puppy love (adoptions can be processed at events), check out our available merchandise that helps us support our rescue work, and learn more about how to get involved with our organization. We love sharing our mission!
The Rescue Ranch
Underdog accepts walk-ins every day from 9 AM-5 PM, however, appointments are appreciated! You can schedule a meet and greet with an adoption coordinator through our contact form or calling 435-260-8033.