Dog Details

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German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Adult Female

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 20-0727

Minneapolis, MN

Organization Contact Info: Underdog Rescue MN P.O. Box 16453 St. Louis Park, MN 55416

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***



  • DOB: 11/14/2017
  • Requires another dog in home: No
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes, sometimes picky about her friends
  • Okay with cats: No, but has prey drive with squirrels
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Yes
  • Weight: 68 pounds
  • Requires a fenced yard:  No, does great on a leash (but pulls and can be reactive)
    Note: dogs must always be leashed whenever outside of a contained area

Hello, my name is Linda. I am a very lovely young adult female Shepherd mix who loves to follow my people around the house to keep an eye on what they’re doing and as long as I get a few leashed walks throughout the day, I’m usually pretty quiet. That said, I do like to talk a lot to strangers who come to my door…after all, I am a German Shepherd mix and must protect my home! Hee, hee! I am cautious about having strangers IN my house and I am slowly getting more comfortable with it, mom currently puts me in my crate (safe place) when people come over because I have been known to bark, growl or even raise my hackles and jump. In all fairness though, since the pandemic mom hasn’t had the opportunity to have people over very often which has made it difficult for me to become more comfortable in those types of situations. In addition to needing to work on my behavior when having visitors in my home I am fearful of loud noises like fireworks. I’m also not crazy about cars, bicyclists or joggers and have been known to pull on the leash or even jump towards them when I see them.

As foster mom has earned my trust, I have become a bit of an evening couch-cuddler, but my favorite pastimes include gnawing on frozen Kongs, partaking in some tasty blueberries or butternut squash, sniffing AC units (I know, random right) and chasing squirrels. Yep, I have a high prey drive so cats are not a good fit for me, but I am good with other dogs as long as I have a slow introduction to them, especially if they’re small. By the way, I am absolutely BRILLIANT!! I am potty trained, and I know a lot of commands like “sit”, “down”, “stay”, “come”, “kennel/crate”, “leave it”, “wait”, “outside”, “shake” (paw), “up”, “get into car”, “cross the road”, and I’m working on “heel”! I am a very quick study, and my goal is to please my people so I’m not destructive when mom leaves me out of the kennel. I am also very polite and well-behaved when I go to the doctor or spa!

I really am a very sweet and gentle girl who loves to learn new things. The only thing missing from my life is a furever home with a patient person who will love me unconditionally, NOT give up on me and who is committed to helping me reach my full potential. Would you please be my furever family? I promise I am worth it, and I will love you more than I love myself!! Love, Linda

Many of our dogs are obtained 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.

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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.



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