Dog Details

Ben Ben Ben Ben Ben Ben
Labrador Retriever (short coat)
Large Young Male

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 21-0336

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:  10/26/2020
  • Requires another dog in home: Yes, needs another dog
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes
  • Okay with cats: Yes
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: older respectful children, yes
  • Weight: 45 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.

Hello, my name is Ben. I am an incredibly handsome young adult male Lab who loves to run around a securely fenced yard playing chase with my canine buddies, frolic in the leaves, eat apple biscuits, play with my stuffed bear, chew on anything I’m not supposed to, and talk (bark) a lot! Hee, hee!! I have a wonderful smile too and when my people talk to me, I lovingly show it off with some happy butt wiggles. Hey, if you’ve got it…flaunt it is what I always say!!

I do my personal business outside, I know what ‘leave it’ and ‘outside’ mean, and I am crate trained but my body freezes when I’m on leash/harness which is another reason I need to have a fenced yard at my new home. I am always respectful of those whack-ya-in-the-face things you humans call ‘cats’ and I get along great with other dogs. I have not met any kids, so I'd do best in a home with older, respectful kids - or just adults who understand I'm still coming out of my shell.  You see, I spent the first year of my life with a breeder and this is all new to me, but it's also so exciting!  Cars make me a little nervous, but I'm getting used to car trips going to the vet and such.  I know there are fun adventures out there, I just need someone patient to show me all about them. Although I am trying very hard to trust my people, I need to have a confident dog my size in my new home who will help me learn to trust humans. That said, I am making great strides every day with foster mom and have even invented a new game I like to call “Boop-Boop Ditch” where I will sneak up behind her, boop her with my nose then run away! Hee, hee!! It’s a lot of fun and truth be told, I think foster mom likes that game too!

Anyway, I have an enormous heart that is overflowing with love that I dream of sharing with a patient family who promises to shower me with unconditional love and NOT give up on me. Are you ready to welcome an amazing guy into your life? I’m so excited to start my new life and I really hope YOU will be my new family!! Love and Boops, Ben

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.

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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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