Dog Details

Gemma Gemma Gemma Gemma
Pug / Shar Pei / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Adult Female

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 23-0336

Minneapolis, MN

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

About Gemma

  • DOB: 12/1/2021
  • Weight: 27.8 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: 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?: Yes
  • Good with Kids?: No

Compatibility Qualities

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

More about Gemma

  • Is not Vocal
  • Requires a yard
  • Leashtrained
  • Cratetrained
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Even-tempered
  • Goofy


  • DOB:   12/01/2021
  • Requires another dog in home: No, but would love a friend
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes
  • Okay with cats: Yes
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: No
  • Weight: 28 pounds
  • Food Fed: Solid Gold
  • 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!  I'm Gemma! At home and with my people, I am a happy, outgoing girl with the best smile. My favorite thing is when you humans give me good scratches all over.  I am still getting used to meeting new people and can be a bit shy in new environments and new people, but once you show me you are my friend, we will be besties for lie   I love to chew on sticks and that kibble food you give me is a great treat, too!  I'm good with dog friends of all sizes and have been doing great with potty and kennel training!  I met a cat at the vet place, and ignored it, but that's the only cat I've met so far - so if you have one of those, we'd just need to do a meet!  I wear a fancy harness while we go out for walks and I enjoy that and checking out this new world.  If you have another dog on the walk with me, that helps show me the way!  I haven't paid much attention to toys yet, but lemme tell you, my favorite thing in the whole world is to lay out in the freshly cut grass, get a little sun tan in, and streeeeetch out my legs, wiggle around, and get a good belly rub. Seriously, nothing better than that!
I haven't met many young kids, but fast movements are sometimes scary to me, so I'd prefer a house with older, respectful kids.  If you have a quiet neighborhood for walks, that should work, or else a fenced in yard would be great.  I think I could be an only dog, but hope then you humans are home often to hang out with me!  I can't wait to show you my loveable, smart, and silly side!

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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