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About Underdog Heroes

  
  

Who are the Underdogs?

The underdogs are those who are perceived as weak and less likely to succeed. They are regarded as disadvantaged, but they become triumphant against all odds. Most people would overlook strays, shelter dogs, abused and neglected animals; due to societal bias they are viewed as “damaged, wild, or unpredictable”, and not deemed to make good pets.
Sadly, this misconception lessens their survival rate and adoptability. We are here to grant them a fair chance to have a better life, “one rescue at a time”. It truly takes a village of tireless volunteers, rescue networkers, shelter collaboration, fosters, adopters, and donations to save these pure hearts.
We have a broad reach and serve the communities of Riverside, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Our goal is to solve the needless euthanasia of dogs by encouraging responsible pet ownership, education, and the safe-haven provided by our organization.
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Breaking Stereotypes

Were not just rescuers; were advocates.

We aim to break the bully breed stereotypes by advocating and speaking up for the innocent souls who have no voice. We provide education on dog psychology along with training and rehabilitation, prior to transitioning to a loving forever home.

We remain active in the dog’s care and assist our community of fosters and adopters with continued training and guidance.

Our energy is a universal language among all species. When our rescued canines improve from degradation to elevation, they understand, appreciate, and love unconditionally despite the suffering they have endured. And it is this love, that drives us forward in our mission to help them heal.

Anyone who has experienced a trauma knows the road to healing is a process that takes time. We prioritize helping our rescued dogs trust humans again, through safe love, and PAWsitive contact; while respecting their boundaries and allowing the adequate time to decompress before being adopted into their forever homes.

The dogs are the heroes, we adopt and love them, but they rescue us!

What Guides Our Work is

Our Mission

Our goal is to provide shelter, medical care, training, and rehabilitation to neglected, injured and abused animals who are at risk of euthanasia as we work to place them into safe and loving forever homes.
Founder

Shoshi Gamliel

I have devoted my heart and soul to my dog rescue passion. I believe my lifelong mission is to protect our furry friends who are unable to speak for themselves.

Problems such as overbreeding for financial gain, lack of spay/neuter rates, untreated medical conditions, and overall neglect and abuse have fueled my desire to nurture and defend these animals at all costs.

You can help me affect change by adopting, fostering, volunteering, donating, and educating the public on these important issues. Due to shelter overpopulation and the 30-day average Euthanasia policies in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties, the situation has become untenable. These animals deserve kindness, compassion, and safety.

The harsh reality is we may never break the cycle of cruelty, but we can raise awareness and make an impact!
Founder, Shoshi
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