Dog Details

Heidi Heidi Heidi Heidi Heidi
Small Senior Female

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 22-0867

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***

I will be at Sunshine Pet Spa, 339 22nd Avenue NE, Minneapolis 55418 on Sunday, March 19th from 12:00-1:00 pm. Come and meet me!



  • DOB:  06/06/2014
  • 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
  • Requires a fenced yard:  No
  • 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 Heidi and I am a calm and happy maltese. I’m good with kids and other dog friendly dogs. My favorite thing to do is follow the other dogs in the house and my people around – I don’t want to miss anything! It makes me so happy to have a little friend that is just my size in my foster home that I do require another dog in my forever home. Having a confident and social dog will help me learn to trust people and get on a routine.

I am happiest when I can sit back and watch what is going on in the world. I like to site with my people and watch TV so hopefully you have a cozy spot on the couch next to you that is Heidi size! My favorite times of the day are breakfast time and dinner time – I am quick to get in line for my turn! I also like snack time – yummy in my tummy!

We are working on the important dog skills in my foster home. I am very close to being potty trained when I’m on a consistent schedule and when I need to go I spin around to let you know. Also, I know what “go potty” means.  Pretty smart, right?  I am still learning what coming to my name means. And I am a very calm and quiet girl except when I am in my crate – I will tell you that I’m not happy (bark bark!!). I much prefer to be with my people and don’t know why they wouldn’t want to spend all their time with precious little me! My leash skills are coming along well and I won’t need to have a fenced yard if you promise to keep practicing with me.

I’m just a super sweet and easy girl who is patiently waiting for her forever family to come and take me home. All I need now is a forever family with lots of patience, love and a comfy spot to snooze. Can’t wait to meet you!

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.  

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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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