Dog Details

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Rottweiler / German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (long coat)
Large Adult Male

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 23-0057

Minneapolis, MN

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

About Rye

  • Fence Required: Not Required
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: Low
  • Owner Experience Needed: Species
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
  • Activity level: Moderately Active

Compatibility Qualities

  • Is Not Good with Cats
  • Good with Dogs
  • Good with Kids
  • Apartment appropriate
  • Older/ considerate kids only
  • Not good with small dogs

More about Rye

  • Lots vocal
  • Requires a yard
  • Cratetrained
  • Likes to play with toys
  • Playful
  • Timid
  • Affectionate
  • Eager To Please
  • Intelligent
  • Skittish

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***

Want to meet me? Harlowe Salon SLP, neighbors to Underdog Headquarters, is hosting an outdoor adoption event on Saturday, June 3rd from 12 - 2 pm and I will be there! Harlowe Salon is located at 6414 W. Lake St, Mpls MN 55426. Please email for questions regarding the dogs.


  • DOB: 12/08/2018
  • Requires another dog in home: No, if home a lot
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes, prefers similar size dogs
  • Okay with cats: No, has prey drive
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: No, because gets exctied
  • Weight: 57.8 lbs
  • 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.

Hello, my name is Rye. I am a dashing adult male Shepherd mix who loves attention and needs a lot of stimulation, or I just might find my own entertainment which may be a bit destructive…I’m just sayin’! Hee, hee!! Playing with my people and other dogs is one of my favorite things to do but I can get a little too excited and nippy sometimes so foster mom gently helps me calm down, but I don’t think small kids are a good fit for me! In addition to playing, I love cuddling with my people; barking at anything that moves outside; getting baths and being brushed; chewing on and destroying anything I can find whether bones, chew toys or other things that maybe are not meant for me (hee, hee); and since I have a high prey drive, I love to chase rodents as well as cats so my new home should be feline free!

I do pretty well in new situations if my people are there with me, but I can be a little shy with new people and although I warm quickly to women, I’m more reserved with men and make them work for my attention and trust! Hee, hee!! I also don’t like it when foster mom leaves the room because, quite frankly, I ‘demand’ to be a part of EVERYTHING!! Hee, hee!! Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention how smart I am…I mean, not only am I potty, crate, and leash trained but I know a bunch of commands like “sit”, “stay”, “come”, “kennel/crate”, “wait”, “leave it”, “outside”, “go potty” and will do almost anything for a treat! Hee, hee!!

Anyway, I’m a total love bug who is simply looking for a furever home with a wonderfully patient family who will shower me with unconditional love and NEVER give up on me. If you are ready to welcome some joy and happiness into your life, then I we are meant for each other! I promise I am worth it, and I will light up your world! Love, Rye

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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