Dog Details

Terrier / Cattle Dog / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Young Male

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 22-0586

Minneapolis, MN

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

About PJ

  • DOB: 8/8/2022
  • Weight: 43.4 Pounds
  • Physical Fence Required: Not Required
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: Low
  • Owner Experience Needed: None
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious
  • 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

More about PJ

  • Somewhat vocal
  • Requires a yard
  • Leashtrained
  • Likes to play with toys
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • 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: 8/8/2022
  • Requires another dog in home: No, but would love one
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes
  • Okay with cats: No
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Yes
  • Weight: 40 pounds
  • Requires a fenced yard: No, but would love one
    Note: dogs must always be leashed whenever outside of a contained area.   Invisible/ underground fencing is not recommended for most rescue dogs.

Hi there!  My name is PJ.  I’m a handsome young guy looking for a forever home. They tell me I’m a cattle dog, but I don’t have any cattle.  Do you?!  Probably not.  So let’s start this relationship out with common ground – we’re a match.  Neither of us have cattle!

Basically, I’m a super happy dude that loves you to pieces once I’ve gotten to know you.  After I get out all my excitement, I’ll follow you around and lay by your feet.  I’ve had some play dates with other dogs and I can tell you, I’m a party guy. I am learning how to take cues from other dogs when they are done playing or need a break. Sometimes I am too happy and just want to keep going. We are working on my social skills with both dogs and people. I LOVE to be around my people, and learning to tolerate strangers. Sometimes I am cautious with strangers and will tell them to stay away (bark bark). My people said I am slow to warm up, but making great progress! The kind of people I like the most are those that will play fetch with me. Because I l-o-v-e some fetch!  If I’m honest, I love bones and Kongs too but I don’t have to chase those. 

It will take me a little bit of time to get to know you.  If a stranger comes into the house, I’ll be sure to tell you about that and everyone in ear shot.  So shared walls might not be a good idea.  I’m young so there are a few “work in progress” things my people are helping me with. We are working on not jumping on people when excited, mom says “down” and I am trying my best to listen!

I am crate-trained and know lots of commands: sit, down, come, stay, leave it and go potty!  So I’ve been busy here at the foster home and they sure are nice to help me learn these things.  I’m doing great learning how to walk on a leash so I don’t need a fenced yard as long as you make time to exercise with me everyday. That would be such a great thing to do with you!

I can be an only dog also.  Not sure if I have a preference on size.  I have been around kids under 12 and I’m doing just fine.  I even listen well when I’ve taken a toy or shoe that isn’t mine, when they tell me to leave it or drop it - I do!

I am very excited to meet my forever family and go on adventures – can’t wait to meet you! Love PJ

**Obedience classes are required when adopting this puppy from Underdog Rescue. Many of our puppies have a mama who was not properly socialized before coming to Underdog Rescue. Since coming to Underdog, this puppy has been in a socialized and loving home, but that needs to be continued with its Adopters.  Training classes teach puppies the ins and outs of being a pet while creating a bond with their new Adopter.  Obedience classes are key to creating a relationship with your puppy while having it be a happy and successful member of society.   Proof of Obedience Class registration is required for this puppy before adoptions can be finalized.  If you would like some suggestions, we would be happy to send some trainers who have experience with Underdog Rescue, but a Basic Obedience class in your area should work!

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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