Dog Details

Monica Monica Monica
Norwich Terrier
Small Adult Female

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 23-0025

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: 01/01/2019
  • Requires another dog in home: No, if home a lot
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes
  • Okay with cats: Unknown
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Unknown
  • Weight: 11.6
  • Requires a fenced yard: No, if committed to continue leash training
  • 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 Monica and I am AMAZING!! I have come a long way since I arrived in Minnesnowta. This was likely the first time I experienced snow and it was an adjustment, but I am a smart girl and figured it out. I am very food motivated, so I’m a good candidate for training me to do things like go in and out of the house and coming when my people call. Just keep treats nearby and I am ready!

My people said that I was a bit shy when I arrived and have shown them what a silly and fun girl I am! I do get a little nervous when I initially get picked up, but am getting used to it and really do enjoy being around my people. My ideal forever home is one that will let me lay around and be pampered all day with belly rubs and scratches. I do love some good snuggles and cuddles too. Just in case you decide to leave me home alone – I do have things to say about it (bark bark!).

There are so many important dog skills I am learning – I like to play with the other dogs in my foster home and am good with all dog friendly dogs. I recently discovered how much fun small tennis balls are! They are my jam! If you have another dog that will play with me – that would be fun! I am a social girl so if you don’t have another dog, maybe we could go on adventures and walks together. Speaking of walks, I am working on leash training and if you promise to keep practicing with me I don’t need a fence in my forever home. We are also still working on perfecting my potty training and I am doing great on a schedule. I am embarrassed to say that sometimes I have accidents – but I am trying my best. Sometimes I try and delay trips outside as long as I can to avoid the cold – brr!

My people said they love my antics and call me their little piggy – I have to admit I am a little round and looking forward to practice leash walking and playing outside when the weather gets nicer.

All I need now is a forever home with lots of patience, tiny tennis balls and some treats for this good girl! 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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