Dog Details

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Hound / Bluetick Coonhound / Mixed (short coat)
Large Adult Male

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 22-0373

Minneapolis, MN

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

About Spanky

  • DOB: 11/2/2021
  • Weight: 49.0 Pounds
  • Physical Fence Required: Not Required
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Has Basic Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: Low
  • Owner Experience Needed: None
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
  • Activity level: Moderately Active
  • Requires Another Dog in the Home?: No
  • Good with Other Dogs?: Yes
  • Good with Cats?: No
  • Good with Kids?: Yes

Compatibility Qualities

  • Is Not Good with Cats
  • Good with Dogs
  • Good with Kids
  • Older/ considerate kids only

More about Spanky

  • Somewhat vocal
  • Requires a yard
  • Leashtrained
  • Cratetrained
  • Likes to play with toys
  • Playful
  • Timid
  • Eager To Please
  • Intelligent
  • Goofy
  • Does well in car

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:  11/02/2021
  • Requires another dog in home: No
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes, has only met large dogs
  • Okay with cats: No, only dog savvy cats
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: No
  • Weight: 50 pounds
  • Requires a fenced yard: No, but needs 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 Spanky. I am a loving, loyal, and high-energy young adult male English/Bluetick Coonhound mix who is always eager to please my people. I love to cuddle on the couch, run laps/zoomies in the yard, chew on hard bones/antlers, play with cloth/squeaky toys, say hello to strangers passing by, go for leashed walks, and go car rides where I can quietly watch the world pass me by. Hee, hee!! I am a playfully silly boy who frequently runs into things, so I like to think of myself as clumsily athletic!! Hee, hee!!

I am potty, crate, and leash trained, but I pull on the leash a LOT and I would love to have a fenced yard to explore but if that’s not possible, my new family will need to be strong enough to hold onto me. I don’t like loud noise or a lot of commotion but I’m good with kids who are respectful of my space. I am curious about everything but I’m timid and slow to trust when it comes to meeting new people. That said, I’m always watching and learning so each day I am becoming more confident! I have a bit of a prey drive so I should only be around dog-savvy cats if any, but I am good with other dogs. I am also super smart and know a bunch of commands like “sit”, “down”, “come”, “kennel/crate”, “wait”, “leave it”, “quiet”, and “outside”.

All I need now is YOU…a patient family who will love me unconditionally and NEVER give up on me! I promise that I am totally worth it, and I will let you give me belly rubs anytime you want! Love & snuggles, Spanky

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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