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Things to keep in mind before choosing your new best buddy.

Find a dog that fits you and your lifestyle.
We're excited to help you find a dog for adoption today!  Before you begin your search, we can’t say enough about breed characteristics and your personal expectations of owning a dog. There are inherent traits your new best friend will express, and we want to ensure it’s the best match possible. Bully breeds are our primary rescue effort, and they require an extra level of responsibility given the stereotypical issues with these dogs. Choose your pup wisely as we want this relationship to be a lifelong commitment.

Important aspects of dog ownership… Does your lifestyle sync with your dogs energy level and exercise needs? Are you able to provide the economic investment for your dog’s health, happiness, and enrichment? Can you safely manage a large breed dog in your household environment?

Our greatest wish is that you love your new companion as much as we do, and hope your commitment is as strong as ours. Please remember…“we are here to HELP!”, and we ask that if you find yourself in an any “at-risk” situations to contact Underdog Heroes Rescue asap. Our goal is to keep our rescued dogs safe, and away from the shelter environment.
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Bernard
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  • Mastiff

Sweet Bernard is a big lovable teddy bear! He did not have an easy life at all and comes with quite a bit of wear and tear. He was starved and butchered. :( Literally skin and bones weighing about 78 lbs. we think he is around 90lbs now and may reach 100lbs or so when he is totally healthy. He has some arthritis but that doesn’t stop him from wanting to go on walks, run , play, roll in the grass and cuddle with all humans. He is incredibly friendly and sweet with all people, but not socialized with dogs. He is in training and learning how to be around dogs more and more, but he should be the only dog in a home. He is potty trained , crate trained and super laid back. He loves plush toys , balls and bones. Walks very well on leash minding his own business. We’ve included a photo of what he looked like when we got him. Available for foster as well:)

Young, Male, Large
Allen
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  • Cane Corso
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Allen, the Cane Corso who is ready to win your heart! This friendly boy is a social butterfly who loves both people and dogs. With his extensive training, Allen is a quick learner who is eager to show off his skills. But don't let his obedience fool you - Allen is always up for a good time! With his outgoing personality and eagerness to please, Allen is the perfect companion for anyone looking for a loyal, loving friend. So if you're looking for a pup who will bring joy and happiness to your life, look no further than Allen the Cane Corso.

Adult, Male, Extra Large
Betty
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  • Cane Corso
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Potty trained , crate trained , would do well with another balanced male or younger male or female. She likes to be a mommy. Very shy with new people , but submissive and sweet. She has gone through extensive training to build her confidence and would benefit from continued training and socializing with people and dogs. Walks well on leash , but might cower a bit at first. Once you get to know her she is just the sweetest most loving and playful goofball ever.

Adult, Female, Extra Large
Emma
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  • Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler, Labrador Retriever, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Emma, a medium-sized adult dog with a heart of gold. Emma was rescued from death row with her two puppies by our team at the dog rescue. Emma's puppies have since been adopted, and now it's her turn to find her forever home. At first, Emma can be shy around new people, but once she gets to know you, she'll be your best friend. She's a loving and loyal companion who just needs a little patience and love to help her come out of her shell. Emma has been through a lot in her life and deserves nothing but the best. Don't miss out on the opportunity to give this sweet girl the loving home she deserves. Adopt Emma today!

Adult, Female, Large
Apollo
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  • Pit Bull Terrier, Labrador Retriever, Mixed
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Apollo, the 12-week-old bundle of joy that will steal your heart! This Pitt Bull Lab mix puppy is a black and white beauty with a cute black nose that will make you melt. Apollo is a happy-go-lucky pup who loves to play and cuddle. He's great with humans and other dogs, making him the perfect addition to any family. Don't let his young age fool you, Apollo is already well on his way to becoming a well-trained companion. Imagine all the fun you'll have training and watching him grow into a loyal and loving companion. Apply to adopt Apollo today and give him the forever home he deserves!

Baby, Male, Large
Stewie
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  • American Bulldog
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Stewie, a sweet, affectionate dog who loves to play and snuggle. He's great with all dogs, but he'll need some time to warm up to new people—but once he does, it's smooth sailing. He has mostly been potty trained but still needs a little work with that. Stewie was locked in a tiny crate for most of his life, so his paw pads bleed when he's used to running around outside. It'll just take some time for them to build up calluses. He's also under a year old, so he has no idea what life is like outside of the tiny cage he was kept in before we found him! He loves affection and will give you tons of love if you give him some!

Baby, Male, Large
Sarge
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  • Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Sarge is a handsome Pitbull mix puppy with a heart of gold. This little black cutie has the most adorable puppy ears and he's begging for cuddles. Despite his energetic nature, Sarge is also very loving and gets along with everyone he meets. He's always up for a good belly rub or a game of fetch, and his sweet personality makes him the perfect companion. If you're looking for a loyal and affectionate pup to add to your family, Sarge is the one for you. **There are females from this litter that are similar in color and markings, let us know if interested.

Baby, Male, Medium
Russell Sprout
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  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Russell, the adorable pitbull mix puppy with the cutest ears you've ever seen and that new puppy smell. This little guy is white and black, with a silky, soft coat that's just begging for cuddles. Russell is full of energy and loves to play, but he also has a sweet and loving nature that makes him the perfect companion. He gets along with everyone he meets and is always ready for a good belly rub or a game tug o' war. If you're looking for a playful and affectionate puppy to add to your family, look no further than Russell. He's sure to bring joy and love to your life! **There are females from this litter that are similar in color and markings, let us know if interested.

Baby, Male, Medium
Lady
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  • Dogo Argentino
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Valentina, a 3-year-old Dogo Argentino who is good with other dogs but can be protective of her food. With this in mind, always feed her separately from other dogs, kids and animals. She is a smaller Dogo, weighing about 70 pounds, and is currently a bit underweight. Valentina is a friendly and loyal companion who will bring joy and companionship to your life. If you are interested in adopting Valentina, please note that owning a dog, especially a powerful breed like the Dogo Argentino, is an investment. The adoption fee is $595 and we require that potential adopters have breed experience and be willing to continue training and rehabilitation with our trainers in Orange County, California. You do not have to live in Orange County, but you must be willing to commute to attend training sessions. There are different scheduling options available to fit any lifestyle. If you would like to adopt Valentina, please start by filling out an adoption application on our website at Underdogheroes.org.

Adult, Female, Large
Marshmallow
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  • Dogo Argentino, American Bulldog, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Special Needs

Hi everyone I am Marshmallow and from what my foster pawrents have said I am the whole package. I am about 2 years old and I am mix of ?? love and bulldog. I am potty trained all you have to do is show me where the door is. I love my toys OMG I love my toys so much that I can be toy motivated to learn. I still have some puppy traits, but am all types of lovable. Although I do only have 3 legs you wouldn’t know it. I am generally good with other dogs as long as I'm introduced properly and slowly. My foster mom says she recommends I would be better with older kids. I am truly looking for my next adventure into fitting into the pawferct fun fam! https://underdogheroes.org

Young, Male, Large
Francis
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  • Dogo Argentino

Meet Francis, a 10-month-old purebred Dogo Argentino who is great with all people and other dogs. He is house trained trained, and has a friendly disposition. Unfortunately, Francis was attacked by a neighbor with a machete, but he is healing nicely and is ready for a new home. Unfortunately law enforcement did not do anything, however we were able to save Francis and his mother, Valentina who are individually up for adoption. We are looking for an experienced owner who is willing to work with our trainers in Orange County to provide Francis with the best care possible. Please note that Francis is not suitable for homes with cats. If you are interested in adopting Francis, please contact us for more information. Please note, owning a dog and a powerful breed will be an investment. Adoption fee alone is $595 Must be breed experienced and willing to continue training / rehabilitation with our trainers in Orange County , Ca. You can live in LA , Riverside, San Diego, Ontario or any of the surrounding areas , but MUST be willing to commute. There are different scheduling options with our trainers to fit anyones lifestyle. If interested, please start by filling out an adoption application on our website. Underdogheroes.org

Young, Male, Large
Jack
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  • Rottweiler
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi there! My name is Jack and I am a Rottweiler looking for my forever home. I am a sweet dog who loves to be around people and other dogs. I can get very excited when I meet new friends, so I'll need an owner who can help me channel that energy in a positive way. I am a very loyal and loving companion and I promise to bring joy and laughter to my new family. If you're looking for a friendly and energetic dog to join your household, I am the one for you! Please consider adopting me and giving me the chance to be a part of your life. I can't wait to meet you!

Young, Male, Large
Mason
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  • Mastiff, Great Dane, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet MASON!! We pulled this beautiful boy from the shelter just hours before he was set to be killed. Mason is a young dog, about 10 months old, he’s great with dogs & children. A bit shy when Meeting new adults but warms up quickly. Mason is crate trained, playful & affectionate. He’s currently with our trainer to learn basic foundations. Mason would benefit from an active home. Please reach out in order to meet him.

Young, Male, Large
Gemma
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  • American Bulldog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet beautiful Gemma!! She's a little shy at first but she comes around quickly to being a very friendly and playful girl. Though she's an adult, she still has many puppy characteristics, the biggest one being her playfulness and activity level. She loves to run and goof off, but her stride is a little wonky. Gemma is great with all dogs as well. Gemma is a beautiful girl with one stunning blue eye and an amber colored left eye. Everyone who meets her falls in love with her!!! If interested in meeting her please fill out an adoption application.

Adult, Female, Large
Lilo
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  • Siberian Husky
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Special Needs

Meet Lilo! Sadly, this adorable husky pup was found dumped on a busy street. After rescuing her, we soon realized that she’s either partially or fully blind. Her sight issues don't slow her down at all! She gets along very well with her foster sibling while experiencing and exploring her world through her nose with a happy go lucky attitude. Lilo is about 8 months old and makes friends with everyone she meets. We’d love for her to go to a home with another pup , but it’s not a requirement. If you are interested in meeting Lilo, please fill out our adoption application!

Young, Female, Medium
Gwyneth
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  • Dogo Argentino, Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Meet GWYNETH!! We rescued this beautiful petite lady from the shelter & she is ready for her forever home. Gwyneth is about 2 years old , weighs 52 pounds & is crate & potty trained. Gwyneth LOVES other dogs & also love to play & run, an active family or a house with a yard would be ideal for her. Gwyneth is affectionate and friendly with all humans, including children. Gwyneth would make a great addition to most families!

Young, Female, Medium
Mocca
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  • American Bully
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet MOCCA! We recently rescued this gorgeous gal along with other dogs from a breeder who’s dogs got confiscated. Mocca is about 3 years old & has the sweetest temperament. She’s affectionate & gets along great with all dogs & humans. MOCCA is looking for an ADOPTER. If interested in meeting her please contact us!

Adult, Female, Large
Panda
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  • American Bulldog
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Panda!! He was rescued from a kill shelter in Los Angeles just in time! Panda is a happy go lucky bully- he’s good with dogs in a playgroup setting gut would prefer to be the only dog in the home. He loves human affection! Panda will require someone who can offer structure & guidance to help him acclimate to a new household. Panda is about 5 years old, neutered & up to date on his vaccines.

Adult, Male, Large
Bunny
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  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet BUNNY!! Bunny is about 2-3 years old and the cutest little pocket pittie! She loves all humans but isn't super fond of small dogs, so we prefer for her to be the queen of the castle. With that said, she gets along fine with larger breed dogs. Bunny loves plush toys! Overall she is a vey mellow dog who does not demand much - pets & snuggles and treats! Bunny is currently with our trainers in Long Beach, if you are interested in FOSTERING or ADOPTING her, please email us: info@underdogheroes.org or visit www.underdogheroes.org

Young, Female, Medium
Feta
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  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

Meet Feta! He is a pocket size pittie who loves to play with toys and chill out with his humans. He is about 5 years young. Feta LOVES all humans especially if he can snuggle with them, He is also great with children. Feta is house trained and has hugely improved on leash! He has gone through extensive training and although he can totally be around dogs in a controlled setting, he prefers to be the only dog in the home at this time. He was severely abused and neglected and therefore not socialized before, but he is much better now and still so sweet with all humans. Feta can do very well in a house with a yard or an apartment.He likes to go on walks but doesn’t need long crazy hikes or too much exercise. He is looking for a FOSTER or ADOPTER and is so deserving. If interested in meeting Feta, please email us: info@underdogheroes.org

Young, Male, Medium
Petey
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  • Dogo Argentino
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet PETEY! Petey is about seven years old, but don't let the age fool you! He loves to play fetch in the mornings and go on walks in the afternoons. Petey has improved so much on the leash, considering he did not know what a leash was just a few moths ago when we rescued him from the shelter! Petey is good with all humans and other dogs. He is currently being fostered with other dogs. He is vey affectionate and likes cuddling. If you would like to meet Petey, please e-mail us: underdogheroes.rescue@gmail.com

Adult, Male, Large
Rocky
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  • American Bulldog, Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Rocky!! He is about two years old and a very sweet American bulldog mix. Rocky gets along with other dogs, he is currently fostered with one. Rocky has at times puppy energy, so an active household or someone with a yard would be a great match for him! Rocky would make a great addition to most families! If interested in meeting Rocky, please email us: info@underdogheroes.org

Adult, Male, Large
Rocko
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  • American Bulldog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Meet ROCKO! Rocko is about 5 years old and a very mellow, easy going dog. He is fully crate trained and walks perfectly on leash. He does not require a ton of exercise, a few short walks a day and he is happy to just chill by his humans side. But he is also up for an occassional hike! Rocko is completely non-reactive to other dogs, and could probably live with another calm dog. If you would like to meet him please email us: underdogheroes.rescue@gmail.com

Adult, Male, Large
Gloria
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  • Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Gloria - just like the hippo off Madagascar! This little hippo is one of the sweetest girls ever. She loves her people. It takes her a few days to get comfortable in a new environment, but once she does and is given her time to decompress, she warms up to other dogs and becomes very playful. She is about 3 years old and looking for her FURever home! Please reach out if you are interested in adopting Gloria.

Adult, Female, Large
Lola
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  • Boxer, Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, nice to meet you - I am Lola! I am about 5 years old and was dumped at a high kill shelter on Christmas. It was a pretty scary place and I waited for a couple months until someone would notice me.. Thankfully Underdogs saw me and saved me just in time! I am a proper lady and walk well on leash. I am crate trained, potty trained and have medium energy. I love a hike every once in a while but also love to lounge and sunbathe. When I was at the scary shelter, I got attacked by a group of dogs so I can be a little nervous around dogs now, hence I do prefer to be the only queen of the castle. I am very affectionate and would like nothing more than a family who is willing to adopt me and love me - I promise to love you back and be a very good girl!!!! If interested in meeting me, please email: info@underdogheroes.com or fill out our adoption application.

Adult, Female, Large

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