My name is Clara!

Chihuahua Dog for adoption in St. Louis Park, Minnesota - Clara
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Underdog Rescue MN

Facts about Clara

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 8570443-15-0230
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Thank you for stopping by to see me!   Please check below to see what upcoming adoption events I will be attending or apply here for a private meeting.  If you have other questions about me you can email Underdog Rescue at <> ***Be sure to check your spam/junk folder as sometimes our emails end up there***


Sunday, August 6th from 3:00-5:00 pm

"The Pet Zone" located on 5th Street NE between 3rd Ave NE and 4th Ave NE , Minneapolis MN –


Tuesday, August 8th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

8 8th Avenue N, Hopkins MN 55343 –

From 4pm-10pm, 10% of all profits are donated to Underdog

"I Just Want To Drink Beer & Rescue Dogs" T-shirts will be available

PUB 819

Sunday, September 10th from 6:00 pm — 9:00 pm

819 Mainstreet, Hopkins MN —

$1 from every pint sold is donated to UDR


Sunday, September 24th from 12:00 pm — 2:00 pm

803 Lake Street East, Wayzata MN —


  • DOB: 08/11/09 
  • Requires another dog in home: Yes
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes
  • Requires a fenced yard: No
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Unknown

Hi! My name is Clara and I am about 7 years young! My foster mom says I am the cutest Chihuahua she has ever seen. Don't you agree?! My new life has been awesome and I have been steadily coming out of my shell every day.

My favorite activities are cruising around the yard and showing how fast I can run. My tail wags so fast, you wouldn't believe it!  I LOVE toys and snuggling on the couch with my doggie friends or person. I sometimes even steal toys from my friends, but it's all in good fun! 

I would like a home that has a doggie friend in it so I can continue to learn about dog life and have my own snuggle buddy. I also like to chase my canine friends. It's a lot of fun. I have mastered the art of potty training and do awesome on a schedule. Aren't I a little gem?!

I am looking for a very special family who can take care of me. I have a heart condition that requires me to eat a special diet and take medicine daily. A family who can give this to me will make me the happiest little pup in the world. 

If you are looking for a low key snuggle buddy and someone who will make your heart soar, I am your gal!


Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.



Adoption events are updated as the foster home RSVP's to attend. Check back for updates on which events they will be attending. Please understand that all of our pets are in volunteer foster homes and sometimes "life" happens and the foster family cannot make it to their scheduled adoption event. If you are traveling from a far distance to meet a specific animal, please understand we cannot guarantee event attendance. You may wish to consider applying and setting up a private appointment. Private appointments are only scheduled after an application is submitted and approved.



The first step in our process is to complete an online adoption application on our website:
Note: In most circumstances Underdog Rescue will only adopt within 60 miles of Minneapolis, MN. 
All of our foster animals can be seen by appointment with an approved adoption application. Contact us at if you have further questions.



All of our animals are fostered in individual homes or doggie daycare facilities. While they are in our care, they are part of our families and given lots of love. We work on training, crate-training and socialization prior to adoption. Each animal's behavior is evaluated and we have a sense of its temperament and personality. We look for adopters who will give each animal the wonderful life and permanent home that he or she deserves. If you have an interest and ability to be a foster home, please visit our website  and fill out a foster application.



Nutrition is vital to the rehabilitation and life-long health of our pets.  All of our foster animals are fed a premium diet such as NutriSource, Canidae, Orijen, Nature's Variety, Fromm, Pure Vita, Stella and Chewy's, Primal, or balanced raw diet.  All adopters are required to continue providing premium diets for the life of the animal.



Not able to foster or adopt right now? Please consider sponsoring an Underdog. Your donation will help us buy dog food and pay for medical costs. Visit this link to donate. 
(Please note: A Paypal account is not necessary to use Paypal. When you get to the Paypal page, just use the link to the left of their login to make your donation via Paypal without an account.)

About Underdog Rescue MN

About Our Rescue Group...

Underdog Rescue and Placement was founded in 2000 by Shannon McKenzie. Having volunteered for several other animal rescue organizations, Shannon saw a need to help the dogs and cats often overlooked by other rescuers, the “Underdogs”

Our very first rescues included a pair of black kittens named Fenway & Wrigley, a pitbull puppy named Lucy and a tiny Toy Poodle named Lily (who was suffering from a head injury). No other rescue groups would take Fenway or Wrigley because black kittens are often overlooked by potential adopters, and, up until the time we rescued Lucy, rescue groups had not been allowed to rescue any dog considered to be a “Pit Bull” from Minneapolis Animal Control.

While in law school, Shannon McKenzie had the “anti-pitbull” policy changed, with the assistance of Attorney, Marshall Tannick. Underdog Rescue continues to successfully rescue and place pitbulls and other “bully-breeds” through a continued partnership with Minneapolis Animal Control.

Shannon’s dedication to the Underdog also extends to puppy mill survivors. Dogs that survive life in a puppy mill often come with a different set of challenges. They may require additional medical care, socialization and teaching of basic dog skills even though some may be adults. Our volunteers understand this and welcome these pets into their homes to show them what life as a dog and life with kind humans is like.

Our Adoption Process...

If you are considering adopting one of our pets, keep in mind that we have several policies regarding placement.

We only adopt to homes within 60 miles of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Only on a case by case basis do we place female dogs in homes with current female dogs.
We will not place our pets in homes with unaltered animals.
We have a strict NO DECLAW policy, where adopters must agree to never declaw adopted cats. For more information on declawing and its alternatives, please visit
We have a lifetime commitment to our animals, all adopters must agree to return their pets to us if placement is not deemed successful.
We strongly encourage continued socialization and formal obedience training for all dogs under the age of eight.
If you have children younger than 5 years, and do not already have a canine in your home, understand that adding a dog or cat will be like adding a permanent 2 year old to your responsibilities. For this reason, we will only place our pets in homes with children younger than 5 on a case-by-case basis. Keep in mind that completing an adoption contract means you understand that all adoption fees are non-refundable.