Dog Details

Zora Zora Zora Zora
Newfoundland Dog (long coat)
X-Large Adult Female

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 23-0022

Minneapolis, MN

Organization Contact Info: Underdog Rescue MN P.O. Box 16453 St. Louis Park, MN 55416

About Zora

  • Fence Required: 6 foot
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Shedding Amount: High
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
  • Activity level: Moderately Active

Compatibility Qualities

  • Good with Dogs
  • Older/ considerate kids only
  • Needs a companion animal

More about Zora

  • Somewhat vocal
  • Requires a yard
  • Playful
  • Timid
  • Eager To Please
  • Goofy

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: 01/01/2021
  • Requires another dog in home: Yes
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes
  • Okay with cats: Unknown
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Unknown
  • Weight: 86 lbs
  • Requires a fenced yard:  Yes with 6' fence
  • 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 Zora. I am a gorgeous and super sweet young adult female Newfoundland who enjoys eating treats, playing fetch, napping, running around the yard with my fur sibs, gnawing on bones, chewing on squeaky toys (or other things-hee, hee). However, although I’m initially shy and fearful of men, I love nothing more than spending time with my people and getting pets…I will probably even drool on you to show how much I’m loving the pets!! Hee, hee!!

I have not met any cats or kids and I get a bit anxious and vocal when people come over or I’m left alone, or in the crate/kennel. That said, once I’ve settled down, I am perfectly content sleeping the day away while my people are gone. I enjoy being with other dogs so much that I will need a companion at my new home, and I will definitely need my new yard to have at least a 6-foot fence around it because I can (and will) easily jump over anything shorter. Additionally, although I am leash trained, I pull extremely hard on it so foster mom uses 3 leashes, a harness, and another collar to not only make sure I don’t escape but to ensure my safety! I am getting more comfortable in the car; I know what “outside” and “go potty mean; and I am potty trained if I can stay on a consistent schedule. By the way, I should mention that foster mom says I’m “exceptional” at getting bathed and blow-dried…but I mean seriously, who doesn’t like to be clean and primped am I right!?!

Anyway, I truly am an adorably sweet and lovable girl who dreams of a fur-ever home with an unconditionally loving family who will not only NEVER give up on me but who is extra patient because treats don’t really work for me when it comes to training (hee, hee)!  Are you ready to share your life with an angel because I am ready to shower YOU with every drop of love in my heart! Love, Zora

**Grooming - this dog's coat may have been neglected before arriving at Underdog and it can sometimes take months to get their coat healthy.  Grooming appointments occur every 3 months and cost on average of $150 per appointment. Adopters should be prepared for such expenses. 

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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