Dog Details

Hera Hera
American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat)
Large Adult Female

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 22-0947

Minneapolis, MN

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

About Hera

  • DOB: 11/28/2015
  • Weight: 58.8 Pounds
  • Physical Fence Required: Not Required
  • Housetrained: No
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: Low
  • Owner Experience Needed: No
  • 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

More about Hera

  • Somewhat vocal
  • Requires a yard
  • Leashtrained
  • Likes to play with toys
  • Playful
  • 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: 11/28/2015
  • Requires another dog in home: No
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes but needs a slow intro with large dogs
  • Okay with cats: Yes
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Yes
  • Weight: 58.8 lbs
  • Food Fed: Raw Bistro
  • Requires a fenced yard:    No but I 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.

My name is Hera, and if you like thick lips and a butt that wiggles, I might be the girl of your dreams.  I love chew toys, and am always improving on being a “share bear” as my moms say. I love to snuggle so much that I pretend the floor is lava and just jump from bed to bed…human or dog.

I will use my kennel when asked to, but I can be pretty loud when voicing my displeasure. Once I earned the trust of my moms, I was able to be left unkenneled…as long as there was no garbage around. If there is garbage, or any food, I cannot be help responsible for the mess I make.

I was with a rescue in Arkansas where I fell in love with a pitbull named Zeus. Zeus was in rescue because his medical care had been neglected by his owner, and it became apparent that he needed me. When he got the opportunity to come to MN for medical care, his new foster moms said they couldn’t leave me behind.

Little did they know that when I got here it would turn out that I needed medical care as urgently as Zeus. I had developed generalized mast cell tumors and needed to have them removed. The margins they got were good, and it is possible that it will never be a problem. But it is also possible that the tumors could come back, so it is important that my family monitors me for tumors and takes me in to get them removed should they appear. The good news is that my tumors are easy to find by just petting me.  I literally come with doctors  orders to have a lot of snuggle time and daily rub downs. My lumps are very easy to find and I love my lump checks!

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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