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

  • DOB: 9/19/2021
  • Weight: 30.0 Pounds
  • Physical Fence Required: Not Required
  • 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
  • Requires Another Dog in the Home?: Yes
  • Good with Other Dogs?: Yes
  • Good with Cats?: Unknown
  • Good with Kids?: Yes

Compatibility Qualities

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

More about Derek

  • Is not Vocal
  • Requires a yard
  • Cratetrained
  • Likes to play with toys
  • Playful
  • Timid
  • Eager To Please
  • Skittish


  • 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: No
  • 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!  If you don't have a fenced in yard, I'd love to go for walks with you and check out the neighborhood.  Foster mom says she sees my happiest, most confident self while outside checking out the world, on a leashed walk.  I do need to be leashed at all times outside, thought, as I do not know a recall. A fenced yard would be great, if you have it!   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!! They help show me the way and I enjoy their company.  I am a quiet guy and have never made a peep, so would make a great apartment dog, too!

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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