Dog Details

Zoey Zoey Zoey Zoey Zoey
Australian Shepherd (medium coat)
Small Adult Female

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 23-0136

Minneapolis, MN

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

About Zoey

  • Fence Required: Not Required
  • Housetrained: No
  • 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

  • Good with Dogs
  • Apartment appropriate
  • Older/ considerate kids only

More about Zoey

  • Is not Vocal
  • Requires a yard
  • Likes to play with toys
  • 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: 09/06/2016
  • Requires another dog in home: No
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes
  • Okay with cats: Unknown
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Unknown
  • Weight: 16 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, I’m Zoey, a quiet and very stunning adult Mini Australian Shepherd who is pretty timid when it comes to doing new things but once my people have earned my trust and I’m comfortable, I’m a high-energy gal who wants non-stop pets! Hee, hee!! I am very food/treat motivated, I enjoy gnawing on bones, exploring, and spending time outside, but my true passion is being near my people. In fact, I even have a bit of separation anxiety…I love being with my people so much that when they leave, I pace around until they return. I mean seriously, who wants to be ‘abandoned’ am I right!?! Well, that’s what it feels like to me when my people leave but once they’re home with me and I know they’re safe all is right in the world again!

I have not met any cats, kids, or larger dogs but I am good with smaller dogs. I live with a resident dog from whom I am learning to play with toys and navigate stairs so it would be great to have a companion at my new home too unless my family can be home with me most of the time. I am a smart girl who knows what “sit” means; potty training is coming along nicely on a solid schedule; and I am leash trained. The kennel/crate however…well, it stresses me out and not only do I pace in there, but I will potty and poop in it. I think it’s safe to say that nobody relishes the thought of cleaning me up after pacing through my mess so foster mom allows me to be in an alternate confined area when she’s out and she’ll put potty pads in case I need them. She’s the greatest!! Hee, hee!!

Anyway, I am an absolute sweetheart looking for my fur-ever home. All I need is a patient family who will love me unconditionally and NEVER give up on me, so if you’re looking for a snuggle-buddy I am your gal!! I promise I am worth it and once you experience MY snuggles, you’ll wonder how you EVER lived without them! Love, Zoey

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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