Dog Details

Juniper Juniper
Shepherd / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Adult Female

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 21-0279

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***

Keep checking back for upcoming events I will be attending!  


  • DOB:  07/31/2017
  • Requires another dog in home: Yes
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes
  • Okay with cats: Unknown
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Older, respectful kids, yes
  • weight: 30 pounds
  • Requires a fenced yard:  Yes
    Note: dogs must always be leashed whenever outside of a contained area. Invisible/ underground fencing is not recommended for most rescue dogs.
Hi I'm Juniper!  I came here from a shelter in Texas with my litter of pups. They all found homes and now it's finally my turn!  You see, once my duties as a mom were over, I had to go through heartworm treatment.  I am happy to say I am now negative! I will require year long heartworm pills to make sure those pesky things don't come back, though.  
When I first came into rescue I was terrified of the world.  I was likely born a stray and didn't know that people were good.  My foster family took things slow and I learned that they were kind and they showed me how to trust and love them.  I walk around my home now with my head held high, my tail wags and I smile.  When I see my mom pick up my leash I get all excited.  That's because I not only get to go outside to potty, but I get to go outside and sniff.  There is so much to explore out there!  I ask that my future family have a fence because that will make me feel safe when I first come to my new home. It will also let me settle in and give me a chance to be carefree running around and being able to play.  I'm totally potty trained by the way!
I can still get spooked though by loud noises, so little kids that are rambunctious will likely scare me and I'll run to my kennel to hide.  My kennel is my safe spot so it would be nice if my new home had one for me.  My foster mama leaves the door open so I can choose to hang out there or on a dog bed.  I'm totally kennel trained and like to keep it nice and clean. If there's a fluffy bed in there I must confess that I'll chew it up.  I'm just fine with blankets though.  I love to chew bones and will steal them from my doggie friends til I have them all in my kennel with me.  I'll steal their blankets too.  I like all treats and I'm super gentle when taking them.  I like all size dogs and I would do best with another dog in my home to continue showing me how to be a more confident dog and play with me.  I enjoy being pet and scratched when I trust my person but I don't seek it out quite yet.  I'll stand still though and let my family walk up to me and pet me. 
Mom says I'm a super easy foster and I'll make a wonderful addition to any family.  Could yours be the one?
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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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