My name is Bentley!

Beagle/Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in St. Louis Park, Minnesota - Bentley
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Underdog Rescue MN

Facts about Bentley

  • Breed: Beagle/Dachshund Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11018183-17-0031
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***

Bentley can be see by appointment only. Please apply online to schedule a meet and greet!


  • DOB:  11/8/2016
  • Requires another dog in home: Depends
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes
  • Requires a fenced yard: No
  • Okay with cats: No
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Yes
Hello everyone! I am Bentley, a dachshund beagle mix. I weigh about 15 pounds and still plan to grow just a little bit more!
I love bones and like to lie on you while I chew them, because it's like I am sharing them with you! I enjoy playing with the resident dogs a lot and love adventures in the car. Quite frankly, I just love to spend time with my people that I even want to sleep with them and would really like it if I could sleep under the covers. I am also fine in my kennel, but I prefer your bed. Did I mention that I am crate and house trained, too? Yippee!
My foster mom says I am really smart and learn fast.  I know the words come, sit, down, leave it, quiet and how to go outside. I am good on the leash and in the beginning of walks I pull some, but with a little correction, I am a rock star. I have a lot of energy and would benefit from daily walks or chasing a ball in the fenced back yard. My recall is very good, unless I see a critter. When I do bring a toy back, I am still working on the drop part. I like to carry a ball in my mouth so much that when my foster mom throws the ball for her dog, I will follow along with him, still carrying my ball in my mouth. I'm so silly!
I have hound in me, so when I see something I run after it, such as small critters including cats. However, she says I am getting better with cats. I have been known to chase and bark if one runs. I even let them rub up against me sometimes and don’t even care. For now, it's best that I don't go to a home with cats. 

I should let you know that sometimes I guard my food. I like to eat and really don't want anyone else near my food bowl. I am working really hard on this and I will need continued obedience training. When you haven't had the opportunity to have good meals for most your life, you want to keep the good you have!  My foster mom says I will steal your heart regardless, so I need to have an strong pack leader so I don't take advantage of anyone.

When I am in the house, I like to bark at anything that moves outside the house so we are working on being quiet. When I am outside, I don't bark much unless one of the other dogs bark. I am really great with all dogs, so if you’re gone a lot I need another dog to help keep me busy. If you are home most of the time, I probably don't need a canine pal.

Who out there is ready for all this energy, enthusiasm and a healthy sense of adventure? I am ready for you! 

***Be sure to check your spam/junk folder as sometimes our emails end up there***

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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. 
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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.