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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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Butterball
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  • English Bulldog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogs

Say hello to Butterball, a roughly 5-year-old Bulldog, with a sweet disposition. He was adopted and returned after a year as he had been attacked numerous times by the other dog in the house. When he returned, he had become overweight due to a lack of exercise. Generally speaking, Bulldogs are very high maintenance from a health standpoint, so he needs someone with breed experience. He is potty trained and very sweet, yet shy and timid at first. He gets along well with other dogs as long as they too are friendly and docile. We do not want him in a home with a dominant dog again.

Adult, Male, Medium
Bao
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  • Shar-Pei
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Bao! We rescued this petite Sharpei boy from Riverside a few months ago. Bao is about 1.5 years old, weighs 35 lbs & is crate & potty trained. Bao is a bit shy when first meeting people but warms up quickly once he knows you. Bao loves meeting & playing with dogs, however, due to some resource guarding around food we prefer for him to be the only dog in the home at this time, or an EXPERIENCED person who’s willing to continue with structure. Bao walks well on leash & is a very smart boy, who adjusts well to a new environment. He will require a strong leader who’s willing to implement structure to help him get acclimated. If interested in adopting Bao please fill out our adoption application.

Adult, Male, Medium
Walter
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  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi I’m Walter! I’m a 7/8 year old chihuahua who weighs 10 pounds. I was rescued from Lancaster shelter and I am a complete angel!!! I love other dogs AND cats!!!! I adore kids and am super friendly with all people!!!! I am mellow and love to go for car rides and walks!!! I also adore treats and bones!!!! They said I had a heart condition but a cardiologist saw me and I’m fine!!!! I have all my shots and I’m fixed. I love to be with you at all times. I’m a lover and need my people around so I can lay on their lap or next to them. Everyone falls in love with me. My face is the sweetest!!!

Adult, Male, Small
Bentley
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  • Pit Bull Terrier

Bentley is about 3-4 ish years old and he's an American Bully with a high level of energy and excitement. He loves to play with other dogs and while quite playful, he can be pushy, like a puppy. He has completed his dog training program, and It is recommended that adopters attend a session or participate in group classes to keep him on track. Occasionally, he'll be startled if he's suddenly woken up because he's a deep sleeper. His personality is fantastic! Yet he needs a strong pack leader, structure in the household, and a lot of exercise. Bentely has excellent manners as far as being house trained and he's been neutered.

Adult, Male, Large
Murray
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  • Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Special Needs

Meet Murray! Murray is potty and crate trained and he learned those things working with pro trainers. He's a high energy dog, yet he's affectionate and sweet all in one. He's also friendly to dogs of all sizes and humans. Murray is deaf. So, he has some special needs including an adopter willing to take a few classes with his trainers to learn how to communicate with him without sound. Having some prior experience with the Bull Terrier breed is also a huge plus.

Adult, Male, Medium
Gemma
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  • Boxer, American Bulldog, Mixed
  • 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 which may be due to luxating patellas and or some arthritis, we are waiting on a firm diagnosis and will update when we know for sure. It just might turn out that she simply needs to build strength in her hind legs over time. She's a beatiful girl with one stunning blue eye and an amber colored left eye. Gemma loves other dogs as well. If interested in meeting her please fill out an adoption application.

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

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, however. 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 7 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!

Baby, Female, Medium
Sputnik
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  • Whippet, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Sputnik!! Sputnik is a very sweet, playful dog who was found by a Good Samaritan while dodging traffic in San Bernardino. He is incredibly friendly and is always very excited to see his foster parents! Sputnik is house trained and pretty good on the leash, and also gets along great with other dogs.  He’s about 1.5 years old & weighs 23 lbs. Sputnik is still working on his separation anxiety but he’s made progress in the short time being foster. Sputnik he will be a great fit for a loving family.

Young, Male, Small
Gwyneth
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  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Meet GWYNETH!! We rescued thud beautiful petite lady from the shelter & she is ready for her forever home. Gwyneth is about 2 years old , weighs 52 lbs & 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 would make a great addition to most families!

Young, Female, Medium
Domino
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  • Dogo Argentino
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kids

Meet DOMINO!! We recently rescued this Dogo Argentino puppy from the shelter, after he was surrendered by a 80 year old man who got him as a “gift”…. New beginnings for sweet Domino! He’s about 6 months old, and still very unsure of the world but once he knows you he warms up quickly. Domino does ok with other dogs, but still needs to learn social skills and healthy boundaries with other dogs. He is very unsure of new people and can definitely be more on the fearful side of things. Domino is in need of someone who has experience with RESCUE dogs, this breed and SLOW introductions /transitions to a new home. We can say, due to his traumatic past, he is a bit fearful so it's best for him to not be in a home with kids. He is looking for someone who is able and willing to invest in training with one of OUR APPROVED TRAINERS to help set him up for success. Training is a requirement for adoption!

Baby, Male, Large
Hershey
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  • American Bully
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

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

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

Meet Maya! This precious pup was found tied to a fence in the desert area. A Good Samaritan found her thankfully. It appeared as Maya had just given birth as she was still nursing…She did not have a chip & soon became ours. Maya is an absolute sweet heart- despite what she’s been through-she loves affection , more couch potato than hiking Buddy , and especially good with kids. She is also good with other dogs with proper introduction. Maya is looking for a FOSTER or ADOPTER!

Adult, Female, Medium
Markham
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  • Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Markham!! This handsome boy was found in a field in riverside with a broken leg but thankfully he’s all healed up now & ready for his forever home! Markham is about 2 years young, loves to play with other dogs, is crate trained & potty trained. If interested in meeting this special boy please email us!

Young, Male, Large
Blossom
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  • American Bully
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet BLOSSOM!! This petite girl was part of the 90 confiscated American bullies who came from a breeder & ended up at a rural shelter. Blossom had some medical issues when we rescued her, such as kennel cough & mange. But she recovered quickly! Blossom is a energetic puppy who loves other dogs & will require an active household or ideally a yard to roam around in. She’s affectionate & great with all humans. If interested in meeting this little lady, please email us or fill our lily our puppy app!

Baby, Female, Medium
Betty & Allen
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  • Cane Corso
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet BETTY & ALLEN!! Betty and Allen have been with us for 6 months now & are extremely bonded. Dogs who are a bonded pair struggle to function without their other half & develop anxiety or depression when they’re separated. They ended up at a high kill shelter, someone adopted only Allen. Betty was left behind so we took her in right away. She was so depressed, she refused food, would hide in back of her crate & would not come out to relieve herself on her own. She was utterly broken. Her story was shared far & wide pleading that she needs her brother back. 5 days later, Allen’s adopter called the shelter to terminate the adoption due to “his living circumstances suddenly changing” When we brought them back together, we had to carry Allen through our 2 acre property to get him to Betty bcuz he was so nervous, then he saw her & suddenly started running. Lol They are both super sweet silly dogs, but also VERY traumatized & require a lot of patience & structure from a foster & adopter. Allen is more outgoing & warms up quickly. Betty is slow to trust. It took 4 months for her to be fully comfortable with our rescue founder to a point where she’s actually happy to see her, solicits affection on her own and does not react at all to new ppl as long as she brings them in to introduce her. Once she warms up, she is extremely Playful and goofy just like her male counterpart. She will connect with time & building trust. Once you do gain her trust, it is MAGICAL???. She is so freaking special & SO worth the effort!

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
Phil
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  • American Bully, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet PHIL! This handsome hunk of a dog is still young, about 1 - 1.5 years. We rescued him from a breeder. Phil has a very sweet temperament - good with all humans and dogs. If interested in meeting him , please email us: underdogheroes.rescue@gmail.com

Young, 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 other dogs, so we prefer for her to be the Queen of the castle. 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: underdogheroes.rescue@gmail.com

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 loves to run. He is about two years young. Feta LOVES all humans especially if he can snuggle with them, He is also good with children. Feta is house trained and has hugely improved on leash! He prefers to be the only dog in the home at this time. Feta would love an active household or family with a yard. He is looking for a FOSTER or ADOPTER. If interested in meeting Feta, please email us: underdogheroes.rescue@gmail.com

Young, Male, Medium
Mama
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  • Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

Meet MAMA! This precious hippo had a rough start in life - we rescued her from the Riverside Animal Shelter where she found herself on the euthanasia list due to several medical issues. Mama was repeatedly bred and her puppies sold for profit.. We took care of all her medical needs and unfortunately Mama had developed chronic ear infections due to years of neglect. The vet decided that it would be better to remove her ears completely. Regardless of all the trauma Mama has been through, she is such a loving and wonderful dog! Mama truly loves every human she meets and would love to have a family of her own. She is about five years old. If interested in meeting this special girl, please email us: underdogheroes.rescue@gmail.com

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

Meet ZARA! This gorgeous girl found herself at a high kill shelter with severe eye infections. Now that her eyes are all healed she is ready for her forever home. Zara is a rare gem - good with children, adults and other dogs. She is currently being fostered with other dogs and gets along great with everyone. If interested in meeting Zara please email us: underdogheroes.rescue@gmail.com

Adult, Female, Large
Petey
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  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • 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
Heidi
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  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet HEIDI! Heidi is about five years old and pretty high energy. She loves to play fetch in the mornings and go on walks in the afternoons. She has improved so much on the leash, considering she did not know what a leash was just a few moths ago when we rescued them from the shelter! Heidi loves to "work", so her fosters have found that even mental stimulation/command work like sit/stay/come helps her for 20 min to keep her busy. Heidi is super smart and learns very quickly. She is good with other dogs and all humans. Heidi LOVES toys and/or her ball. She also loves car rides. If you would like to meet Heidi & Petey, please e-mail us: underdogheroes.rescue@gmail.com

Adult, Female, 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 dogs following a proper introduction. He is currently with our trainers in Long Beach but would really like to be in a FOSTER or FOREVER home.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: underdogheroes.rescue@gmail.com

Adult, Male, Large
Rocco
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  • Neapolitan Mastiff, Cane Corso, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet ROCCO! Rocco is a huge, lovable, magical dog who did not come from the best circumstances. We rescued him from a high kill shelter just in time! He is the sweetest gentle giant. Rocco loves belly rubs and will chill out with his people anywhere. He is fine with all strangers. He has been working on his leash manners and has improved so much! Rocco is estimated to be around 7 years old. He has been around other dogs and can share space. Rocco just the type of dog that you spend 20 minutes with and then will never want to let him go - pictures do not do him justice! Rocco is fully crate and potty trained. If interested in meeting this wonderful dog, please email us: underdogheroes.rescue@gmail.com

Adult, Male, Extra Large
Grace
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  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Grace! Grace is a super sweet mushy gushy compact hippo. She is very affectionate and playful. She is good with other dogs as long as she’s introduced properly. Her leash skills have improved so much!. She is an absolute love to every human she meets. Grace would also do great with an active home who goes on lots of hikes. Grace is looking for a foster or adopter. Grace is also good with kids! If interested in meeting this gorgeous girl, please reach out to : underdogheroes.rescue@gmail.com

Adult, Female, Medium
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

meet LOLA! Lola's background: Lola is 5 years old and was dumped in a high kill shelter on Christmas and waited 5 months for someone to notice her, but she was completely overlooked. Thrown in their yard at the shelter with a bunch of dogs, she was attacked so when we finally got her out she was defensive around other dogs. She's been in rehab for 2 months learning social skills and has improved greatly. She doesn't care to socialize with other dogs in playgroups and walks well on a leash. She is incredibly sweet and mellow with all people she meets. She is very affectionate and loves chilling next to her humans and enjoys her walks. Lola is looking for a family to pour all her love onto that will give her the life she deserves. She has been working hard to become the best version of herself for her new furever home. If you're interested in adopting Lola, please inquire about her or email us at @underdogheroes.rescue@gmail.com for an application.

Adult, Female, Large

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