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Moana *CH* D12315 (Sponsored)

Australian Shepherd Mixed Breed (Small)

Female, 1 yr 4 mos
Minnetonka, MN
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
A portion of Moana's s adoption fee has been sponsored by her friends at The Murray Fund. The adoption fee sponsorship credit of $400.00 will be applied during the contract process Hi! My name is Moana and I am an owner surrender. This beautiful, special needs little girl would love to be your new lap buddy. She's typically a mellow girl but she can sometimes have a feisty side, too-She wants to be near her people and whatever activities are happening! She is very social and absolutely loves people! She loves to snuggle (her very favoritest thing!), loves to play and gets sooooo excited when you talk to her, pet her, or get down on the floor to play with her- whether she's in her wheelchair, playing in her harness attached to a converted Johnny jump up or in your lap while playing with other dogs or kids. She'll need flat, safe surfaces when she's in her wheelchair. She has been exposed to cats once when visiting a friends' house and was curious but non reactive. She will bark if startled or sometimes when she hears another dog bark but settles pretty quickly. My neighborhood has lots of dogs with lots of barking but she's usually non reactive to it. She is potty trained on a schedule and will alert you by getting super active and may whine when she has to go out potty at other times. She sleeps through the night without accidents. She will still have occasional accidents, if she gets super excited (and I'm missing her cues) and sometimes when left alone for extended periods while you're out. I have a safe pen area for her to be in for when I need to go out. Because of her CH, she cannot get up off the floor or sustain walking on her own without assistance. She uses a vest harness with long handles that you use to help her "walk around and go potty. I converted a Johnny jump up and attach her harness to that for playtime on a mat. She has her own wheelchair to get around some. If laying down on the floor, she will "scoot around using her legs to get to where she wants to be (which is wherever you are). She loves to go on walks in her doggy stroller! She enjoys car rides and is often my copilot when I run errands. She is water averse so I feed her 3 times a day with soaked kibble in water or broth along with some wet food mixed in to make sure she gets adequate hydration. She'll drink the flavorful fluids in her bowl to get to the food. I hold her upright in my arms to feed her, then snuggle her after meals. Because she loves her people (and is dependent on them) she does have separation anxiety which is managed nicely with medications. This special little girl needs someone who is home a majority of the time and wants a sweet little snuggle buddy. From the vet team: Hello! I arrived at The Bond Between as part of the Fighter Fund program due to my Cerebellar Hypoplasia (CH) diagnosis. CH is a condition resulting from inadequate development of the cerebellum which causes lack of balance/coordination, ambulation, head bobbing, tremors, etc. The vet team has provided my foster with physical therapy exercises to help me gain strength but I will always have this condition. I have a wheelchair and a harness to help with movement but it is also recommended that my future adopter lay down rubber mats to help with my movement. My future adopter should understand my condition and monitor my health with a primary veterinarian. I had an eyelash surgery a few months ago to make sure my eyes were not getting infected, but everything has been completed and I do not have any other health issues.
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Rocky D13714

Australian Shepherd Mixed Breed (Small)

Male, 1 yr 3 mos
Minnetonka, MN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hi! My name is Rocky and I am from a shelter in Arkansas. From my foster : Rocky is a super sweet, cuddly, goofy little guy! He loves everyone he meets and he steals hearts very easily! He knows basic commands, but is still working on being more polite. He is very trainable with treats! He does great in his kennel overnight. He is the best little buddy and can't wait to find his furever home!! He loves playing with our resident dog and would do great with another dog in the home. He also is an A+ superstar at doggy daycare! He does need a home that can give him great structure as he has a compulsion for water and tends to urinate a lot. We measure his water intake daily to control his urine output. Frequent scheduled potty breaks through out the day works well for him. From the Vet: Hi! My name is Rocky and I am on the lookout for a special furever home with an active and consistent routine! I have been struggling with a lot of overactive and compulsive need to be drinking water causing increased urination. The Bond Between vets have completed several tests to make sure that I am otherwise healthy particularly in regards to my urine/kidney health. No abnormalities were found on my test results therefore the vet believes this increased thirst and urination is due to a behavioral cause. Environmental enrichment and lots of activities like exercise, play time, training etc. will be crucial to my success in my new home! During one of my appointments the vet drained a mass on my side, however since then the cytology of the mass showed no concern and the mass has not grown in size. My adopters should monitor for this and any other masses that may occur in the future and consult a primary care veterinarian for further guidance on my care.
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Moo D16128

Australian Shepherd Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, 3 mos
Minnetonka, MN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
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Story
Hi! I'm Moo! I'm from Kentucky!
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Odin D16180

Australian Shepherd

Male, 9 yrs 1 mo
Minnetonka, MN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Odin is a 10-year old Aussie mix who's owner died. He's neutered, crate trained and house trained. He is good with dogs and kids, cats are unknown. He is described as mellow and friendly. He arrives on 5/7. Who can give this older pup a new start? Please CLICK HERE to sign up to foster!
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Jessica

Australian Shepherd

Female, 1 yr 3 mos
Plymouth, MN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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If you are looking for a dog who will be your most loyal companion with striking good looks and the best puppy eyes ever ....you’ve found her!  Meet Jessica – your typical Australian Shepherd who has a zest for life! However, Jessica is not your average family dog.  Due to her high level of intelligence and energy she needs adequate physical and mental stimulation.  Although Aussie’s enjoy being outside, hours alone in the yard isn’t going to cut it for this girl.  This breed is always looking for a “job” to do:  puzzle games, dock diving, Frisbee, agility training, Treibball, or fly ball are a few activities Jessica would thrive in.  She would love to join you on adventures to the park, breweries, kids’ sporting events, family outings, camping, or hiking.  Even an active game of fetch or a great running session with another canine companion would give her the opportunity to get those zoomies out. Any variety of these activities on a daily basis is going to keep Jessica a happy pup! Jessica comes to you house and crate trained, walks well on a leash, is well-behaved during car rides, is not vocally reactive (although she may let out the occasional “awooo!” as she’s heading out the door for her morning potty break).   She is also command trained:  she knows "sit", "down", “off”, “all done” and more!  Cats are unknown, but she seems to have a low prey drive.   With all this talk about Jessica’s energy, she does have a quiet side to her.  She is a sensitive girl and will look to you for reassurance, if she’s feeling apprehensive.  She knows her bedtime and will cue you around 7:30 PM that she’s tired and ready….are you?  But no blankets at bedtime for Miss Jessica as she’s proven she can’t resist chewing on her binkies.  Oops!   Due to Jessica’s high energy needs, below is a wish list for her forever home: Must have experience with high-energy breeds or at a minimum have a deep understanding of dog behavior.  This goes beyond being a previous dog owner. Must have the ability to be the alpha in the dog/owner relationship.  Herding and high-energy dogs need someone who can offer appropriate redirection when necessary. It is important that her forever home understand her needs for daily mental enrichment and physical activity.  Jessica needs to be in an active household! (see above for examples of what an active household may look like for Jessica) Jessica tends to show her affection by making a beeline for ears and giving love nibbles (this is a work in progress - apparently her foster’s ears are very delicious), so at this time we would recommend a household with children over 11 years old.        ##1954343##
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Benji

Australian Shepherd Poodle (Miniature)

Male, Adult
St. Louis Park, MN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Thank you for stopping by to see me!  Please fill out an application to set up  a private meeting.      Hello, my name is Benji! I am a very handsome young adult male Mini Aussiedoodle who doesn’t like a lot of commotion, but I love to cuddle, and I prefer women. Truth is, I am highly sensitive and reactive to ‘stranger danger’! That’s right, I react to people approaching the front door, coming into the house, and even people approaching my kennel. I know…it’s not something I’m proud of but I’m working on it…really, I am!! In fact, foster mom is trying to help me associate new people (strangers) with positive outcomes and I am confident that I will be successful in time but for now it is still a work in progress. In the meantime, mom sometimes puts a muzzle on me and although it doesn’t bother me at all I prefer, of course, not to wear it so my new family will need to commit to working with me on training. Muzzle training may make me look scary, but it allows me to safely meet and work on my training so I can be happy!  After all, consistency, patience, loving encouragement, and LOTS of mental and physical stimulation are the keys to my success!!! I am good with older kids, cats, and other dogs; and my favorite activities include going on my daily leashed walks or car rides; hiking; exploring; eating treats like plain Greek yogurt or pumpkin; playing with small squeaky toys and other dogs; chewing on Benebones; and running zoomies in the yard so the yard at my new home will need to be fenced! Hee, hee!! I also hope to have a small, confident doggie companion who might help me overcome some of my anxiety about strangers!!! By the way, I almost forgot to mention that I am a prodigy…no, really! I know everything from how to do my business outside to a deluge of commands like “sit”, “down”, “come”, “kennel/crate”, “wait”, “leave it”, “outside”, and “go potty”!! Thankfully, I enjoy learning, especially when I have a strong, confident, respectful leader, and I really love pleasing my people!! Anyway, foster mom says that I am the “most affectionate” dog she’s ever met and as hard as I try, I simply cannot disagree with her! Hee, hee!! All I need in my life now is YOU…a patient, unconditionally loving forever family who will not only NEVER give up on me but will commit to helping me overcome my fears!! I promise that not only am I totally worth it, but I will enrich your life in ways you could never imagine!!! Love, Benji Some of our dogs are obtained from commercial breeders where they spent their lives getting comfort from their canine friends. Others have come from various situations where they are lacking confidence in humans. 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.   This dog has received grooming with us at Underdog Rescue, but was likely neglected of grooming attention until he came into our care.  It can sometimes take months to get their coat healthy as Doodle mixes require daily brushing.  Grooming appointments occur every 3 months and cost on average of $150 per appointment.  Adopters should be prepared for such expenses.  Underdog Rescue cannot guarantee the non-shedding or hypoallergenic qualities of this dog.    ***Be sure to check your spam/junk folder as sometimes our emails end up there***Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.If you have other questions about me you can email Underdog Rescue at <inquiries@underdogrescuemn.com> ADOPTION EVENTS:      Adoption events are updated at the top of each dogs animals' as their foster home signs up. Check back for updates on which events they will be attending. If an event is not listed within their bio above, the animal is not planning to attend.  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. We recommend filling out an application and we will set up a private appointment. Private appointments are only scheduled after an application is submitted and approved. ADOPTION PROCEDURE: The first step in our process is to complete an online adoption application on our website: http://www.underdogrescuemn.com/adoptionprocess/   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 http://www.underdogrescuemn.com/contact-us/ if you have further questions. FOSTER CARE: 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, but each bio is written by the foster as they see them, in their home. Each animal's behavior is evaluated and we have a sense of its temperament and personality, but it cannot be guaranteed. We look for adopters who will give each animal the wonderful life and permanent home that he or she deserves in time and with patience.  If you have an interest and ability to be a foster home, please visit our website  www.underdogrescuemn.com/foster-applications  and fill out a foster application. NUTRITION: 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. YOU CAN HELP: 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  www.underdogrescuemn.com/donate   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.) May 17, 2024, 7:33 pm

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The Bond Between

5959 Baker Road, Suite 390, Minnetonka, MN 55345

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The Bond Between

5959 Baker Road, Suite 390, Minnetonka, MN 55345

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15.8 miles

The Bond Between

5959 Baker Road, Suite 390, Minnetonka, MN 55345

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The Rescue Crew

3500 Vicksburg Lane N., #220, Plymouth, MN 55447

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Underdog Rescue MN

St. Louis Park, MN 55416

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Underdog Rescue MN

St. Louis Park, MN 55416

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Underdog Rescue MN

St. Louis Park, MN 55416

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Underdog Rescue MN

St. Louis Park, MN 55416

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Underdog Rescue MN

St. Louis Park, MN 55416

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