My name is Grayson- Pending Adoption!

Poodle (Miniature)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in St. Louis Park, Minnesota - Grayson- Pending Adoption
Photo 1 - Poodle (Miniature)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in St. Louis Park, Minnesota - Grayson- Pending Adoption
Photo 2 - Poodle (Miniature)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in St. Louis Park, Minnesota - Grayson- Pending Adoption
Photo 3 - Poodle (Miniature)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in St. Louis Park, Minnesota - Grayson- Pending Adoption
Photo 4 - Poodle (Miniature)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in St. Louis Park, Minnesota - Grayson- Pending Adoption
Add me to your favorites

I'm being cared for by:
Underdog Rescue MN

Facts about Grayson- Pending Adoption

  • Breed: Poodle (Miniature)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10096311-16-1008

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***


Saturday, October 29nd from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

2213 Snelling Ave, Minneapolis MN –


Hi friend, my name is Grayson. I am 4 years old and weigh 20 pounds. I am a sweet and quiet guy and looking for someone to love. 

In my new life, I am learning to trust more and more every day. Once I trust someone, I get excited. It’s so exciting to have someone love me. That means I have to be extra cute and lovable! One thing I have been known to do is lift my paw when I want attention. And, I have discovered that back rubs are one of the greatest joys in life. 

I love food and bones and share well with my foster siblings. I have lived with cats and birds and pay them no attention. I am fabulous at the dog park and sit back and watch the other dogs play. Perhaps I will join in someday, but for now, simply watching is enough for me. 

I would like another dog around my size in my forever home, preferably not a puppy. I like to follow the pack and learn from them. The other dogs even taught me how to go into my kennel. Now when my foster mom says it is time for the kennel, I go in like the other dogs! I actually love it and take naps in there, especially when she sweetens the deal with treats. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. I am almost 100% potty trained as well. I have been working so hard and have had very few accidents!

I also would like to request a fenced in yard in my furever home. Leashes frighten me right now, so I don’t go on walks quite yet. I would love space to walk and run around freely so I can still be a dog. I have so much love in me - can you see it in my beautiful eyes? With a calm and quiet home and a very patient family, I think I could really become the brave dog I am meant to be!


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.



Please understand that all of our pets are in 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 email us to confirm attendance.



To fill out an online adoption application please visit 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 952-929-0777 or email us at for more information.



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.