Dog Details

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Boston Terrier (short coat)
Medium Adult Male

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 23-0219

Minneapolis, MN

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

About Derek

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

Compatibility Qualities

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

More about Derek

  • Somewhat vocal
  • Requires a yard
  • Cratetrained
  • Likes to play with toys
  • Playful
  • Timid
  • Eager To Please
  • 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***


  • DOB: 09/19/2021
  • Requires another dog in home: Yes 
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes
  • Okay with cats: Unknown
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: No
  • Weight: 30 lbs
  • Requires a fenced yard:   Yes, needs a fenced yard
  • 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 Derek. I’m a handsome and quiet young adult male Boston Terrier who’s one of those sit-back-and-watch-the-goings-on-around-me types. I also love to go on leashed walks and run around the yard so hopefully my new yard will be fenced! I would also love to have a doggie playmate at my new home too because I’ve recently learned that it’s a LOT of fun playing with other dogs, especially outside! Hee, hee!!

I tend to dart when I’m scared so great care must be taken around open doors etc.; I need to be alone when I eat; and I am fearful of men and children, but I did meet a cat once and I was very respectful so, YAY ME! I am an incredibly smart boy that catches on quickly and I am potty, crate, and leash trained. I even know commands like “sit”, “stay”, “come”, “outside”, “go potty”, “kennel/crate”, and “pillow” and a soft, cozy dog pillow or a furry blanket is where I feel safest! After all, home life is still new to me, and I am learning all sorts of new things. For example, I like getting pets; chewing on my toys; and being near people especially when treats like meat and cheese are involved! Oh my gosh, I almost forgot to mention that not only is there is a mandatory ‘cheese tax’ imposed on any nearby individual in the possession of cheese, but a hefty penalty of not only extra cheese but meat too, will be imposed for those who refuse to pay! I’m just sayin’…you HAVE been warned! Hee, hee!!

Anyway, I really am a super sweet guy who is simply looking for YOU…a patient fur-ever family who will love me unconditionally and NEVER give up on me! I promise I’m worth it and if you’ll give me a chance and welcome me into your world, I will be the best friend you could EVER imagine, and I may even give ya some cheese-tax breaks…we’ll see!! Love, Derek

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.



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