Dog Details

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Pit Bull Terrier (short coat)
Medium Adult Male

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 22-0935

Minneapolis, MN

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

About Maverick

  • DOB: 4/9/2022
  • Weight: 55.4 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: Breed
  • 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?: No

Compatibility Qualities

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

More about Maverick

  • Somewhat vocal
  • Requires a yard
  • Leashtrained
  • Cratetrained
  • Likes to play with toys
  • Playful
  • Eager To Please
  • Intelligent
  • 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: 04/09/2022
  • Requires another dog in home: No
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes, as long as they understand his size for playing
  • Okay with cats: Unknown
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: No
  • Weight: 54 pounds
  • Requires a fenced yard:  No, if committed 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.

Hi, I’m Maverick! True to my name, I’m a Top Gun kind of guy. My smile is contagious, and I know just how to light up a room with all the love I have to share! I can’t help but want to make my humans happy, whether it be quickly catching on to new tricks and behaviors or snuggling up all day to keep you warm. I’m still learning some manners, but I’m quickly mastering the basics (sit, down, come, and wait). I can’t wait for someone to become my best adventure buddy and sidekick!

I have lots of energy for our adventures, and I’ll put my whole body into everything! For this reason I may not be best with small children – I’m still learning how to communicate my love for you without using my entire body. I would be so sad if I accidently knocked kids over, but I just want to show how much I love you!

My foster family says I’m a goofball; I’m playful and affectionate with humans and dogs alike. I like to keep busy with toys and bones, and am happy to keep my focus on those rather than household items. My people are working hard to make sure I don’t chew things I’m not supposed to, so I am really hoping my forever home has lots of toys for me – hey maybe you have puzzle toys and kongs for me? I would love a good challenge!

I’m still working on my patience while on leashes and in cars, but with time I’ll be sure to master these adventures as well! I do get excited in the car and am a little reactive - we will need to work on some training so I know it is ok.  I’m potty trained and crate trained, and only bark during noisy situations (but I’m learning that vacuums and hair dryers are my friend).

Are you ready for your own little Tom-Cruise-Maverick, keeping you laughing and smiling for days to come? I’m your guy! Get ready for an adventure!

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.  

***Be sure to check your spam/junk folder as sometimes our emails end up there***



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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