Dog Details

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Labrador Retriever / Springer Spaniel / Mixed (short coat)
Large Adult Female

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 22-0548

Minneapolis, MN

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

About Nadia

  • DOB: 4/10/2021
  • Weight: 46.0 Pounds
  • Physical Fence Required: Not Required
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: High
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: Not Required
  • Owner Experience Needed: Species
  • 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

  • Good with Dogs
  • Good with Kids
  • Older/ considerate kids only

More about Nadia

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

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: 04/10/2021
  • Requires another dog in home: No 
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes, with proper introductions
  • Okay with cats: Yes
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Yes, with proper introductions
  • Weight: 46 pounds
  • 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.

Hi, I’m Nadia and am an energetic and smart dog! I am the perfect mix of playful and calm. I have the MOST beautiful silky coat that shines from across the room. So far there isn’t a treat or toy that I don’t like – so hopefully my forever home has a big toy box and lots of snacks (hint hint). The ideal home for me would be one that can keep me busy and provide some stimulation and enrichment activities, so I don’t get bored. This means we could be running buddies, learn dog games, chase in the backyard or go on adventures! About 30 minutes of exercise or fun a day is just right for me!

I am smart with moderate energy, so an active forever family that will maybe take me to fun training would be great. I am somewhat dog selective and LOVE playing with the big active dogs in my foster home and daycare. I don’t need another dog in my forever home because I want to get all your attention - and who wouldn't want to spend time with cute little me? We are working on being a polite host when guests come over and not barking, but sometimes I can't help myself! I get so excited! My people have been doing slow introductions with lots of treats so I learn that strangers are friends. I am pretty quick to figure it out and then I am full of kisses! Speaking of people, I am sometimes alerted around strangers, especially men and may bark at them. And sometimes I resource guard my foster mom – it really isn’t my fault since I love her so much but with a firm boundary and correction from my people I do great.

You will be amazed at my dog skills, I have so much potential and am a work in progress that would thrive with more training together! I am house trained, crate trained and know “come,” “sit,” “down,” “leave it’ – see how smart I am! My people said I am very treat motivated, so have been a joy to train. When I meet you I might just show you that I know how to “shake” too!

We are working on leash training and if you keep working with me I don't need a forever home with a fence. But if you have one, I like zooming around with the other dogs and playing with toys in the yard. When out on walks, I do get anxious around strangers and some other dogs – I bark bark bark at them, but we are working on being polite. 

My foster family recently brought me to the most magical and wonderful place they call a lake. I chased all the sticks, ran with my foster fur brother in and out of the water and did the dog paddle down the shore. I am an expert dog paddler and had a fantastic time. It is adventures like this I hope we can go on together!  

Ready for a sweet, smart, energetic and playful girl – then we are ready to be best friends! I am simply looking for unconditional love in an active family that is ready to continue training me and love me forever. Love, Nadia

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.



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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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