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Our Featured Framingham, MA Partner:

Underdog ResQ, Inc. - MA

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

New England and New York Tri-State area

About Our Rescue Group:

Underdog ResQ is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dog rescue dedicated to the rescue of good dogs that may otherwise be euthanized in New England and the New York Tri-State Area animal shelters due to lack of resources and breed discrimination.

Underdog ResQ is expanding rescue services to NY. Now that two members of the group have moved there, they have already started rescuing and fostering dogs from NY.

We currently have volunteers and foster homes in MA, NY, RI, NH, NJ and CT. More volunteers and foster homes are needed in these areas.

Underdog ResQ was created for the purpose of saving good dogs from being euthanized for the wrong reasons. Most of the officers of Underdog ResQ have participated in the humane field to some capacity. We decided to create this group because we noticed that some shelters have limited resources to save good dogs from being put down. Many shelters, both humane and municipal, are forced to euthanize animals after a certain amount of time or if there is not enough space. This is fine and dandy for the popular breeds and ages that get adopted quickly, but what about the underdog? What about the mutt or the Pit Bull? Although there are countless dog rescue organizations in the area, many concentrate on saving one particular breed. Many rescue groups that save various breeds still discriminate against certain breeds despite good temperament.

Underdog ResQ will accept any breed of dog into the group as long as he is of adoptable behavior and we have an appropriate foster family for him. We are not trying to save the world. We merely want to give good dogs a second chance. Through our experiences in the humane field, we have seen mutts and Pit Bulls get absolutely awesome homes with families that are able to experience their great qualities. Compared to the cute little purebred lapdog, the underdog may need a little more time to find the right family. Underdog ResQ will give underdogs just that time.

Underdog ResQ performs behavioral evaluations on each dog before he is accepted into our organization. We tailor our behavioral evaluations according to breed and understand that some breeds were bred for certain purposes. However, we will not accept any dog that we think may be a danger to any person.

The officers of Underdog ResQ have made a commitment to save dogs. However, we cannot do it alone. We need volunteers to act as foster parents for our dogs. We need volunteers to help us get the word out. And yes, we need money in order to grow and to continue our rescue efforts.

We dream of a future when groups like Underdog ResQ will not be needed. Until that time we will devote our time and energy to our mission.

Our Adoption Process:

Our adoption process is fairly in-depth. We take all of the following steps in order to ensure that every dog we take into our group will go to a home as loving as they deserve. Here are the following steps you will need to take in order to adopt your new companion through Underdog ResQ:

Contact an Underdog ResQ representative:
This is the first step of the process. You may either inquire about a specific dog by email or fill out an application for a specific dog.

Adoption application:
Online applications are the fastest and easiest way to apply. Click here for our online application. If you would like to mail it in, we have supplied you with a PDF application form that you can download.

Application Confirmation:
Once we receive your application, we will contact you within 48 hours to verify that we have received your application. If you do not hear from us within this time period, the application may not have come through and you should contact us directly via email.

Phone Interview:
We will now set up a convenient time to chat over the phone regarding your application.

Meet the Dog:
At any point in the process after the application has been reviewed, we will arrange a time for you to meet our dog.

Home Visit:
We will set up a date/time for a representative of Underdog ResQ to stop by your house and meet you in person. The visit will take about a half hour and is to make sure your environment is suitable for a new dog.

Please have proof of ownership of your home handy at this time if you own your home.

This is the big day! We will either transport the dog to you or ask you to pick him/her up (depending on the dog and the situation). We will go over the adoption contract and have you sign it. Finally, this is when you will pay the $225 adoption fee.

We love it when adopters keep us posted on how their new dog is doing. We will even contact you to find out how things are going. Pictures and stories help to remind everyone how wonderful dog rescue is.

At any point in the process, you may email us with any questions.
We can, at any point in the process, decide that the dog is not the right match. You should also let us know if you don't feel the dog being applied for is the best fit for your home.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.