My name is Queso!

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

Facts about Queso

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9390028-15-0678
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***


Friday, August 4th from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

14722 Pennock Ave, Apple Valley MN –


Friday, August 18th from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

7433 France Ave S, Edina MN –


Friday, September 1st from 6:00 pm — 7:30 pm

14722 Pennock Ave, Apple Valley MN —


Friday, September 15th from 6:00 pm — 7:00 pm

7433 France Ave S, Edina MN —


  • DOB: 5/24/08
  • Requires another dog in home: Yes
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes, prefers same sized dogs
  • Okay with cats: Yes
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: No
  • Requires a fenced yard: Yes
  • Note: dogs must always be leashed whenever outside of a contained area

Hello, my name is Queso and I am 9 years old and weigh about 9 pounds. 

Life in a home is very exciting and I have done great at adjusting to it. I am a happy little dog and thrilled to see my humans when they get home and let you know it with my beautiful Chihuahua voice. 

When we go outside, I like to roam the yard and look for little bird seeds and other teeny tiny morsels. I go to the bathroom outside and also can use potty pads; I do great with a routine and am hoping to get this house breaking thing down soon.

You guessed it... I love myself a good meal! Again, I'll let out some beautiful barks to let you know! My favorite thing to do is to eat, chew on raw bones, and sleep! During meal time, I will wiggle my whole body. I am a champion wiggle butt. I have luxating patellas (pretty common for my breed/size) and there's nothing that needs to be done about them right now, except avoid long walks. I love going on little walks and never want to be left behind.

I sleep in bed near my foster mom and will lie on the couch with her. I may not always enjoy being cradled in a set of arms, but I truly am thrilled to be in your presence and enjoy getting pets. It's so nice to be loved.  

I can be nervous around people and do best when folks approach me slowly . I would LOVE (and require) another small dog companion to keep me company. They can continue to teach me how to be brave. And I will teach them how to wiggle. I live with some pups right now and enjoy being their little shadow! 

I am happy and affectionate and simply want to be able to share everything with my friends and new family to-be! It will take me some time to trust in a new home, possibly several months, but I promise, my love for you is absolutely worth the wait.


Many of our dogs are rescued from commercial breeders where they spent their lives getting comfort from their canine friends.  In turn, most require another companion dog in their forever home in order for them to feel safe. If you are interested in a particular dog, and do not currently have a dog residing with you, please understand that your home might not be the right fit for many of our dogs.

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.