Dog Details

Sophie Sophie Sophie Sophie
Small Adult Female

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 22-0181

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: 09/30/2014
  • Requires another dog in home: Yes 
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes
  • Okay with cats: Unknown
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Yes
  • Weight: 11 lbs
  • Requires a fenced yard:     Yes, needs a fenced yard
  • Note: dogs must always be leashed whenever outside of a contained area. Invisible/ underground fencing is not recommended for most rescue dogs.
Hi, my name is Sophie. I’m a young adult and I’m looking for my forever home.  I’m a Miniature Schnauzer, about 11 pounds….  but don’t let my size fool you, my foster Mom says I am a pint-size protector!  My schnauzer breed gives me supersonic hearing and while I might have a cauliflower ear it doesn't affect my hearing. I only bark when I am alarmed!
When I first came into my foster home; I was really scared. I had no idea what stairs, glass, or entryways were. Thanks to my foster sister I have learned we don't walk into the glass patio door… yes, I did that frequently. I really love being around my foster sister and will need another dog in my forever home to continue to show me how things work in this amazing new world. I recently have accomplished great things - stairs are amazing! I can do it! And that leash walking thing - my foster mom says I have great potential with more practice. For now, I do  require a fenced yard. 
I have learned that beds are AMAZING and you can find me sharing one with my foster sister. I also enjoy chewing on my dog rope and my nylabone. My potty training is going really well, I do well when I am on a schedule. My foster mom says she is surprised at how well I ride in a car. I do not like my travel kennel, so my foster mom keeps me on the floor of the car and ties my leash securely.  Then I can I just lounge while foster mom chauffeurs me around! I have earned my foster family's trust so I am not kenneled during the day; just at night. My kennel is kept in my foster parents bedroom because I need to be close to them.
I haven’t met any young kids, meow animals or big dogs yet, so I’m not sure how I will react to them.  Oh…  I also need to let you know that if you want to adopt me, you will need a supply of cheese and strawberries…  my favorite treats!  I really can’t wait to meet you, so fill out that application right now!  I think I’m gonna love you!  
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.



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