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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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Ramsey
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  • Pit Bull Terrier

Meet Ramsey (aka Remy) ! He is is a 3 year old, approximately 80 pound, male bully breed. This poor guy was found as a stray and saved from the euthanasia list at Moreno Valley shelter. It is believed that he was only lived outside before the shelter. But he has come along way in being able to trust again. Once he finds his human he trust,  he will ask for pets and cuddles. This pup is highly motivated by food/treats and learns quickly. He likes to spend his days by exploring, learning new tricks, sun bathing and the occasional lizard chase. Ramsey likes to sleep in his crate with relaxing music. Doesn’t require a lot of physical exercise. Also needs an experienced adopter, kids over the age of 12 & no other dogs preferred.

Adult, Male, Medium
Jazzy
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  • American Bulldog
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi there! My name is Jazzy and I'm a female dog with a big heart and lots of love to give. I am a sweet dog with lots of energy and playfulness. I am about 1 and a half years old and was used for breeding. I am a very curious dog, and love to explore the outdoors, go on walks, and play with toys. I am a friendly dog who loves meeting new people! I am a very loyal companion who will stick by your side. If you're looking for a sweet and loving dog to join your family, please consider adopting me! I can't wait to find my forever home and bring lots of joy to my new family.

Young, Female, Large
Rocket
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  • American Bulldog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Rocky!  the sweetest American Bulldog - with the squishiest face. He is approximately 1 year old. Rocky is neutered, up to date on vaccinations , potty trained and knows some commands. Rocky has a sad back story despite being so young. He was chained up outside 24/7 to be a “guard dog” (American bulldogs are pets, not guard dogs!) & then one day surrendered to a high kill shelter in Los Angeles when he wasn’t of any use anymore.  We then scooped him up from the shelter. He was never exposed to many things so he can get overstimulated on walks and can use some continued leash work for that. He is the sweetest, floppy big puppy. Rocky is crate trained and very regimented on a routine in our house. Even being a puppy he only chews bones and some toys- -loves to play with his toys and carry around his stuffed monkey.   He would be best with children 12 and up, or a couple or a bachelor even! Rocky is good and playful with other dogs with proper introduction but prefers to be the king of the castle. He’s currently being fostered in the Tacoma , WA area. If Rocky sounds like the perfect boy for you please apply at http://underdogheroes.org

Young, Male, Large
Hazel
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  • Mastiff, Boxer, Mixed
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Hazel! This gentle 3 month old baby is a parvo survivor. She is a friendly, playful, and affectionate dog who is in search of a loving home. She is a clever girl who is very treat-motivated, so training her will be a breeze. Hazel is a great listener and is already well on her way to becoming a wonderful companion. She loves to play with toys and explore the outdoors, and she's sure to be your very best friend. Even though Hazel is just a baby, she already has an incredible capacity for love and affection. She will be your shadow, following you from room to room, and will happily snuggle up at your feet. If you are looking for a puppy who is sure to grow into a remarkable dog, Hazel is the one for you! Hazel lives with other dogs currently & loves to play with them. At least one other CONFIDENT dog is required in the home.

Baby, Female, Large
Gomez
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  • American Bully
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Gomez, an XL Bully breed, epitomizes the gentle giant archetype. He's a towering presence with a heart of gold. His calm demeanor is a hallmark, but don't be fooled; beneath that tranquil exterior lies a playful spirit. Standing proud, Gomez sometimes forgets his sheer size, especially when it's playtime. Yet, his interactions with both people and fellow canines are a testament to his gentle nature. Slow introductions are his preference, allowing him to forge lasting bonds with those around him. Squeaky toys are his weakness, igniting joyous bursts of energy as he happily engages with them. However, routine and structure are the pillars of his life, providing the stability he thrives on. Gomez finds solace in the simple pleasures of life—a leisurely stroll, observing the world pass by, or lounging on his plush dog bed or the inviting embrace of the couch. In essence, Gomez embodies the perfect balance between strength and warmth, making him not just a beloved pet but a cherished member of the family.

Adult, Male, Extra Large
Beth
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  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

At only 2 years of age, Beth's journey began on the unforgiving streets, where she roamed for over a month, braving cold nights and relentless storms. Despite the harsh conditions, she survived, thanks to the kindness of compassionate citizens who fed her along the way. When Beth was finally rescued, she was a picture of resilience, yet beneath her tough exterior lay a heart yearning for love and security. She arrived to her foster and within weeks was microchipped, spayed, and up to date on vaccinations, a testament to the community's care for her well-being. Initially, Beth was a bundle of fear, uncertain of the world around her. The trauma of her time on the streets left her wary of sudden movements and sounds, especially those of children. However, beneath her timid exterior, she harbored a sweet and cuddly nature, waiting for the right person to see past her fears. With patience and understanding, Beth slowly began to blossom. She proved to be a quick learner, excelling in leash manners and eagerly soaking up basic commands. Despite her initial apprehension, she showed great potential for companionship, especially with those who approached her with gentleness and kindness. Beth's interactions with other dogs required careful navigation, as she preferred slow and proper introductions. As Beth continues her journey, she seeks a forever home—a place where she can lounge on the couch, surrounded by warmth and love. Her ideal family would be patient and committed, willing to help her overcome her past traumas and embrace the joys of a happy, secure life. With her sweet disposition and unwavering resilience, Beth is more than just a stray dog; she's a testament to the transformative power of love and compassion. And as she embarks on the next chapter of her life, she remains hopeful, knowing that her forever home is just around the corner.

Young, Female, Large
Carter
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  • Pit Bull Terrier

? Meet Carter, a resilient 5-6yr old pup with a challenging past. Brought to Downey Animal Shelter on 11/15/23 as a stray, he faced an uphill battle with a draining abscess on his left thigh and recurrent upper respiratory infections. Despite scheduled neutering being canceled due to his health, Carter was at risk of euthanasia due to space constraints and unmet medical needs. But his tale took a turn for the better when he was pulled from the shelter on 12/23/23. Emaciated, dirty, and with dry feces clinging to his body, Carter's journey to recovery had just begun. His wound still required attention, and urgent vet care is crucial. Within 2 months, his wound was addressed by an amazing veterinarian and has now healed completely. Carter is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped. He is dog selective and would do best as an only dog. He is crate trained and potty trained. Carter seeks an adopter who is committed and patient, and ready to offer the love and support he deserves. He can also benefit from basic training.

Adult, Male, Large
Scooby
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  • Bullmastiff
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Special Needs

Scooby is a super sweet boy with a few special needs due to being neglected and abandoned by humans. He is about 2 years old. We believe he was hit by a car before he ended up on deathrow so he has an old hip injury that healed on its own. It doesnt stop him from being a very strong boy! He loves all humans so much that he prefers not to share affection with other animals. He was starved for so long for human interaction that he just wants it all to himself now. He would do great in a home as an only dog. And although he is dog friendly in public, he will not do well in a home situation with other dogs where he needs to share affection.

Young, Male, Extra Large
Jack
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  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Jack is a sweet shy boy , but also super excited about all the life hes never lived.  He was picked up as a stray by animal control, he was really nervous coming up to new people but is slowly warming up. He is learning manners, leash skills and all things dog related that he never had a chance to learn. He even loves to play fetch ! He is totally potty trained as well!

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

Meet Cole! This perfect tripod pittie is a 1-2yr old boy. Cole came to us from Devore shelter less than an hour before he was set to be euthanized. This poor boy was never given a chance when he was immediately listed as rescue only, we have no idea why. This boy is incredibly sweet, he is shy at first but once he warms up he will love to jump in your arms and give you hugs. He is also incredibly smart, he is potty and crate trained and know hug and sit on command. He is still in his decompression period but so far his slow intros with big and small dogs are going AMAZING. This poor boy has gone through too much and has come out still being the sweetest and most amazing boy! And please don’t let the missing leg fool you, he loves to run and play around and hop on couches. If you’re interested in adopting this amazing boy please apply at underdogheroes.org and let’s find Cole his forever home!

Young, Male, Medium
Klaus
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  • American Bulldog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Klaus, he is an adorable 7 month old male American bulldog. Klaus came to us from an insane hoarding situation. And although his life was looked at as nothing more than a dollar sign, he is still as sweet and perfect as can be! Klaus is potty trained, crate trained, good with other dogs and even kids! Klaus would be the perfect addition to ANY family with his squishy face and perfect smile. We are so excited to find Klaus his perfect forever home! If you are interested in adopting Klaus please apply at underdogheroes.org

Baby, Male, Large
Jaxon
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  • Pit Bull Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

? Meet Jaxon, a one-year-old Pit Bull/Jack Russel mix looking for his forever home! Rescued steps away from Riverside Animal Shelter, Underdog Heroes agreed to take him in. Jaxon is neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Jaxon is dog friendly, with slow and proper introduction, along with decompression time. With a loving nature, he needs an attentive and patient adopter. Potty trained, crate trained, and housebroken, Jaxon is ready to bring joy to your home! If you're interested, apply now and @underdogheroes_ will reach out to you. ?

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

Meet Sally! This beautiful girl is a 3yr old Dogo Argentino. Sally was found as a stray , she was skin and bones and could barely see through either eye as she had double entropion and both eyes were severely infected. She is very shy and docile at first coming up to new people but warms up really fast and she becomes extremely affectionate and loving. She is totally fine meeting other dogs, she doesnt necessarily show much interest in playing , but can totally live with and coexist with other dogs or just humans. She loves to be close to her people once she connects. Shes also potty trained and crate trained learning all things dog related that she never had a chance to learn due to how severely neglected she was. We’re so happy to have this sweetie girl in our rescue and find her a home that love her and spoil her the way she deserves. If Sally is the girl for you please apply at underdogheroes.org

Adult, Female, Large
Gertrude
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  • American Bulldog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Gertrude, this beautiful girl is a 3yr old American bulldog. She is so incredibly smart and sweet despite everything she has been thru in her short life. Gertrude was confiscated from a hoarding case along with 45+ American bulldogs ranging from all ages. This poor girl who was clearly used for breeding and was only ever looked at as a dollar sign, never treated with any true love or like a member of the family. She deserves the world and more and we are looking for a forever family that is ready and willing to give her just that! Gertrude is crate and potty trained, she loves all people and is great with kids, she’s dog friendly and loves to cuddle on the couch. She does great in being handled by new people. If Gertrude sounds like the perfect girl for you please apply at http://underdogheroes.org

Adult, Female, Large
Kylo
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  • Cane Corso
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi! My name is Kylo I'm very shy and timid when I'm around new environments and people. Once I warm up, which may take quiet some time due to my past, all I want to do is be smothered in cuddles and play all day.  I'm still a puppy and need someone who has the patience and time to understand my needs. I have a pretty traumatic past but I'm working through it every day. I need a lot of time spent helping me adjust to new things the outside world is a very scary place for me but with the right owner I know I can do it. If you give me the time I need I promise I'm the bestest boy you'll ever meet. I am also really good with kids! I would do best in a home with large - medium sized dogs if you think you’re the family for me please apply at http://underdogheroes.org

Baby, Male, Extra Large
Hasha blue
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  • American Bulldog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Hasha Blue, this beautiful girl is a 7 month old American bulldog. She is so incredibly smart and sweet despite everything she has been thru in her short life. Hasha Blue was confiscated from a hoarding case along with 45+ American bulldogs ranging from all ages. This poor girl who was clearly a product of breeding and was only ever looked at as a dollar sign, never treated with any true love or like a member of the family. She deserves the world and more and we are looking for a forever family that is ready and willing to give her just that! Hasha blue is crate trained and absolutely crushing her potty training, she loves all people and is great with kids, she’s dog friendly and is even doing great with her fosters cats. She is the most cuddly love bug and would love to be someone’s couch potato girl. If Hasha Blue sounds like the perfect girl for you please apply at http://underdogheroes.org

Baby, Female, Large
Elvis
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  • American Bully
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Elvis! Elvis is a beautiful American Bully boy, he is 2 years old and the biggest ball of love. He was saved from one of the highest kill shelters in SoCal. How he ended up there, we will never know or understand but today he is safe and thriving in his foster home. Elvis is super smart and has mastered potty and crate training. He also loves all people and dogs. Although his play style is loud and intense so he may not be for every dog! He is very excitable and would love a companion that will match his energy. If you’re interested in adopting this handsome boy please apply @ http://underdogheroes.org to be considered! And help us find Elvis his Furever home!

Young, Male, Large
Bart
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  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Sweet Bart (obviously short for Bartender) was pulled right before being euthanized at Carson in LA County. For no reason other than needing to make space. He did well in play groups, gets along with everybody, just wants to be where the people are, but still almost let his fate because he was nothing more than a number. Bart ended up in Carson because of no fault of his own, his owner passed away, so after being very obviously loved and cared for he was destined for death until we saw him and couldn’t let it happen. As you know we usually pull the underdogs that need some work and invest in training or medical for them as needed in order to give them another chance at forever. But Bart is different, he loves everything and every one, his only issue is he’s a bit chubby but he is on a diet and finally accepting of that in his foster home. He is absolutely loving his foster home but one of his foster brothers does not love him. They are making it work rotating and everybody is still getting ample love but it would still be nice for Bart to be able to be out all the time. If you are interested in making Bart part of your family please apply at http//:underdogheroes.org and let’s find Bart a family to love for the rest of his life!

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

Meet Candy! Our sweetest senior girl! Candy is approximately 7yrs old American Bulldog. Candy was abandoned by her family and left to die at a high kill shelter. She was saved from the red list and we could not be happier to find this sweet girl her new forever home! Candy loves all humans kids included however She prefers to be the queen of her castle for the rest of her golden years. She cannot be in a home with cats, but will always be with you to snuggle up on the couch. She has mastered the art of crate training and potty training and does great on leash perfect for those sunset walks! If you believe Candy is the dog for you please apply at HTTPS//:underdogheroes.org and let’s find the perfect home for candys golden years.

Adult, Female, Large
Max
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  • American Bully, Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Meet Max, the sweetest 1.5 year old male pit bull/ American bully mix with a heart of gold. Maxs sweet and loving nature make him an absolute joy to be around. He has mastered the art of potty training, crate training, and is currently mastering leash training, making him a reliable and well-behaved companion. Maxs love knows no bounds when it comes to humans. He adores all people and is even great with kids. He is eager to shower them with affection and companionship. His presence will fill your home with love and comfort. Max was rescued from the euthanasia room at Palmdale Animal Shelter and he has so much to offer his new family. He is also a very playful boy and would do best in an active home. Max seems to be doing great with other dogs but will require a house with no cats. If you’re ready to welcome max into your home visit our website at Http://underdogheroes.org to fill out an adoption application.

Young, Male, Large
Rico
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  • Boxer, Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Introducing Rico, a wonderful dog with a resilient spirit and a heart full of love. Rico's journey has been marked by a series of unfortunate circumstances that led to him spending two long years in a shelter. It all started when his owners were arrested, setting off a chain of events that kept him from finding a forever home. Despite his challenging past, Rico has not lost his ability to trust and form positive connections with people. He is great with humans and has a natural affinity for forming bonds. Rico's time in the shelter has not been in vain, as he has undergone training to help him develop the skills and behaviors necessary for a loving home. Currently, Rico is in a foster home, receiving the care and attention he deserves. This temporary home allows him to continue his journey towards finding his forever family. With the right guidance and love, Rico has the potential to become an incredibly loyal and devoted companion. All Rico wants is to love and protect his human so if you are looking for a dog to make you feel safe on your hikes and walks, Rico is your guy. If you're ready to provide Rico with the loving home he has been patiently waiting for, visit our website at https://underdogheroes.org to fill out an adoption application. Let's give Rico the fresh start he deserves, where he can finally experience the warmth and stability of a forever home.

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

Introducing Milo, a courageous 3-year-old Pitbull in search of a loving home. Despite his challenging past, Milo has shown incredible resilience. He is potty trained and has made great progress in his journey toward socialization. Due to his previous emaciation and lack of socialization, Milo benefits from slow introductions to other dogs and separate feeding arrangements. However, with time and patience, he can develop positive relationships with his four-legged companions. Milo has already mastered basic commands such as sit, stay, and spin, showcasing his intelligence and eagerness to learn. Milo's progress extends to his leash manners as well, as he walks wonderfully on a leash. His affectionate and loving nature shines through his interactions with people, making him a true sweetheart. While he is generally okay with cats, further introductions and supervision may be needed. Additionally, Milo's gentle disposition makes him great with kids. By providing Milo with a nurturing and patient environment, you can help him continue to grow and overcome the challenges of his past. If you're ready to offer Milo the loving home he deserves, visit our website at https://underdogheroes.org to fill out an adoption application. Together, let's give Milo the chance to experience the love and happiness he so deeply craves.

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

Meet PETEY! Petey is about nine 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

Senior, Male, Large

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