Puppy Adoptions

Congratulations on taking the first step to bringing a new family member into your home! The puppies within Underdog Rescue have a separate adoption process from our adult pets because taking on a new puppy is a much different responsibility than taking on an adult animal.

Puppies require different needs, such as basic obedience training, socialization, multiple daily feedings and frequent potty breaks. We will evaluate applications based on those needs as well as the specific needs of the individual dog.

We consider puppies to be any dog under 1 year old. Before completing this application, please be sure to read through our ADOPTION PROCESS and ADOPTION FAQs.



We have chosen to require an application fee for all puppy applications. On an average our volunteers evaluate over 500 applications a month, at least 50% of those are for our available puppies. Of those applicants, many fall through because of factors like applicants not being fully prepared to take on the responsibility of a new puppy. We believe that our volunteer resources would be best spent on applications that are prepared and ready to take on this change in their lifestyle. By taking the time to read through our information, fully complete the application, and pay the application fee you are taking the first steps in showing us that you are committed to providing a stable home for the life of this dog. The puppy application fee is $25. Please note, fees are non-refundable. Puppy applications and fees are good for 6 months. If you are unable to adopt the puppy you originally applied for you do not need to reapply and pay the fee within 6 months for a different puppy. You may email us at apps@underdogrescuemn.com to have your application updated.


The application fee is applied to our organization and helps to fund areas in need. This could range anywhere from food for foster dogs to medical care expenses for our more serious cases. Underdog Rescue is a registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, click HERE for more info. Please note, application fees are non-refundable.


The minimum requirements for adopting a puppy from us are as follows:

-You live within 60 miles of the Twin Cities, no exceptions.
-You are able to provide frequent potty breaks throughout the day during the potty training stages
-You are committed to providing a high-quality diet for the life of the dog
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-You do not have travel plans scheduled within the next 30 days
-Everyone in your household is committed to adopting a puppy and all of the responsibility that comes with it
-You are committed to obedience training so the puppy grows up to be a good member of our community


After reading through our Adoption Process and Adoptions FAQs pages as well as all details on the puppy’s adoption profile, pay the Puppy Application Fee. Once the fee is paid, you'll fill out the puppy adoption application.

Application fees must be paid within 24 hours or your application will be considered void.

We will not review or contact applicants that have not completed the payment portion.

Puppy Applications will be responded to within 5 business days, after receipt of the application fee.

Please understand that paying the fee does not guarantee you will be approved to adopt the puppy. Our goal is to place puppies in homes that are suited to their individual needs. You may be willing and able to provide a great home, but if it doesn’t meet the specific needs of the puppy, we will not approve your application.

We accept applications for puppies until we have a candidate that meets all of the requirements needed for the specific puppy and they have been contacted to review the adoption process as well as agree to all of the terms to move forward.