Dog Details

Matilda Matilda Matilda Matilda Matilda Matilda Matilda
English Bulldog (short coat)
Medium Adult Female

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 22-0741

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***


Please fill out a bulldog application to meet Matilda:   


  • DOB: 12/28/2018
  • Requires another dog in home: No
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: No, prefers bigger dogs or to be the only dog
  • Okay with cats: Unknown
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Yes
  • Weight: 48 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!  I am the cutest Matilda you will ever meet! It’s been a lot of fun learning so many things in my foster home.  There are two kids here and I really like playing with them!  My favorite thing to play with are squeaky toys.  It’s almost an obsession for me!   

It’s fun when I get the zoomies and go crazy for a little bit but then I like a good long power nap!  You might find it odd, but I really enjoy being outside.  Snow or not, it’s so fun!

I like having a fenced yard.  I find it hard to do my business on a leash but I do walk fine on one.  I just prefer some more privacy.  Plus, I enjoy roaming the terrain and sniffing all the good things outside.  Without a fenced in yard, I will go off on my own adventures, so, fenced in yard is needed for me! If you live in an apartment or near a fenced in area and we can walk to a secure area, that would work for me, too!

I have a little secret – I snore!! I did get surgery on my nares and soft palate to improve my breathing, and boy did that help!  Typical of an English Bulldog, I can’t help it!  Other than some snoring, I’m a pretty quiet girl.  I do well with the dogs in my foster home, but haven’t exactly been nice with the dogs that are smaller than me. That’s ok, because there are lots of other dogs to choose from! If there are dogs in my forever home, I would prefer they be my size or larger. I'd also be ok being the only dog for you to love on and get all the attention!

I’m soooo close to being potty trained.  I’ve had a couple accidents early on but am doing really well overall. If the weather would warm up, it certainly would be easier – but I want you to know that I am doing my best and will need more practice in my forever home.

One last thing, I did have my dental recently and lost a lot of teeth. They weren't able to get all my teeth done and I still need a few extractions. We have that appointment scheduled at an Underdog vet, but it's not until March. Because I'm so ready for my forever, they said I can find my new family and you can bring me to that appointment.  This is covered in my adoption fee, so I just need you to get me a ride there so I can get the last of these teefers out.

All I need now is a forever family with lots of patience, unconditional love and a BIG toy box full of squeaky toys!! With love, Matilda

Please note that some of our dogs are obtained from shelters, surrendered to our care, or released from breeders.  Each animal's bio is based on our experience of the animal within our care, an educated guess based on physical characteristics, temperament and information shared. Some of the animals come from situations where they are lacking experience in a home and confidence in humans. In turn, they require another companion dog and/or a fenced in yard in their forever home in order for them to feel safe. If you are interested in a  particular dog whose bio states those needs and do not currently have them, please understand that your home might not be the right fit.  Please use the filter on our Adoptable Dogs page to find the perfect match for your home.  

Bulldogs are a member of the Brachycephalic breed and therefore have a host of health issues that may arise.  Because these dogs are new into our rescue, health issues in the future may arise that we are not aware of.  Some of these issues are allergies, eye issues, yeast infections, interdigital cysts, slipped disks in their back, breathing problems, among a host of others that can occur at any time or when seasons change. While breed experience is not required, we encourage you to thoroughly research the breed and its financial, medical, and environmental needs to be sure the breed is a good fit for you and your family.  It is estimated that the average bulldog owner spends $2,000 per year on medical needs.  In addition to normal pre adoption surgeries, Daryl also had surgery on his nares and soft palate to improve the quality of her breathing. This is reflected within his adoption fee.

Bulldogs are one of the most expensive dogs to own, maintain, and rescue and our adoption fees reflect such expenses.  The application process for bulldogs usually moves quite quickly as they are a popular breed, so we ask that adopters do research and be prepared for adoption at the time you submit your application.  They are happy, goofy, playful characters and we are excited you are taking the first steps into rescuing one!  

This dog requires an application fee.  This fee must be paid within 24 hours or your application will be considered void.    We will not review or contact applicants that have not completed the payment portion. Bulldog Applications will be responded to within 5 business days, after receipt of the application fee.  Please understand that paying the fee does not guarantee you will be approved to adopt the bulldog. Our goal is place bulldogs in homes that are suited for their individual needs. You may be willing and able to provide a great home, but if it doesn’t meet the specific needs of the bulldog, we will not approve your application. 

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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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