Dog Details

Ozark Ozark Ozark Ozark Ozark
Shepherd / Husky / Mixed (medium coat)
Large Adult Male

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 22-0942

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***

Come meet me and other adoptable dogs at Unleashed Hounds and Hops! (200 East Lyndale Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55405) – Thursday March 16 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.



  • DOB: 10/01/2021
  • Requires another dog in home: No, but would benefit from a friend
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes
  • Okay with cats: No - has high prey drive
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Unknown
  • Weight: 60 lbs
  • Requires a fenced yard:  No, but if not had, must be committed to walks/runs daily
  • 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 Ozark! I’m a Shepsky (shepherd/husky mix) and all I want to be is the goodest boy I can! I am very sweet, loving, goofy and will always be by your side. I love kisses and hugs and would love a family of humans that doesn’t believe in personal space. This means I need a spot on the couch right next to you!

I’m very true to my breeds and have a lot of energy; I love being outside and doing all the things! Running, walking, chasing balls or squirrels, and boy I love playing in the snow. It is important that my forever family have time to exercise me daily so I can use up some energy.

I’m very smart and learn quickly, it would be best for me to be with humans who can help me learn things and keep my brain stimulated. I used to counter surf, but my foster family has taught me that it isn’t the most appreciated habit. Sometimes, when no one’s watching, my temptation still gets the best of me! But I promise to offer up the cutest puppy dog eyes, since I know you’ll understand that I’m just a good boy who loves food. I’m very food motivated, in fact I benefit from having a slow feeder because I get a little too excited at mealtime. I love my stuffies and toys, but more than anything I just want to be by your side and giving you affection!

I’m fully potty trained, but I get a little too excited while out on leash walks if I have a lot of energy.  Foster mom is teaching me so many things - and being a good boy on leash and not pulling is one of them. I'd love a fenced in yard so I can patrol the yard and get my zoomies out there, but if you can keep teaching me leash training etiquette, I'd love to be your walking or running buddy. Let's hit some trails and check out this world!   I have been known to be fearful of men at first, but with some time we can work on that together. If there is a cat in my forever home – watch out! I have high prey drive so it wouldn’t be a good fit.

Are you looking for a smart, cuddly guy who would love to do fun activities with you and always be by your side? If yes, I 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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