Frequently Asked Questions
I am looking to adopt a dog, what do I do?
The best way to go about adopting a dog is to put in an application and keep your eyes on Petfinder, Facebook and Instagram. If you see a dog you are interested in, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know what name your application is under and what dog you are interested in.
What does foster to adopt mean?
We are a foster based rescue, which means that we have no facility and our dogs are all in foster homes. We can only save a dog in need if we have a foster available. A dog must be in a foster home until all medical needs are taken care of (i.e. spay/neuter & vaccinations). A foster to adopt home means that you are fostering the dog until they are able to be adopted in which case you can then adopt them.
How do I transfer microchip information once I've adopted from Underdog?
Microchip companies do not make it easy to transfer microchip information, most microchips are registered to Underdog and the best way to go about getting it registered in your name is to call the company and explain that you adopted the dog from us. We wish it could be easier!
Why are rescue dogs spayed and neutered?
The goal when rescuing dogs is to end the cycle of overpopulation, spaying and neutering is important for so many reasons. #1 being to avoid any unnecessary litters of puppies.
Will a dog be seen by a vet before being adopted?
All dogs are seen by a vet, receive all vaccinations, and are spayed and neutered before being adopted. Heartworm and Flea/Tick prevention medication is at the discretion of the adopter.
What's the advantage to adopting a rescue dog over a shelter dog?
Adopting a rescue dog from a foster home gives you a much better idea of the dog's personality and habits since it is integrated into a home routine.
Do you know the dogs story?
Unfortunately, this is an question we rarely have the answer to. Most dogs end up in shelters as stray dogs therefore we have no background information on them. A stray dog was likely abandoned by their owner or a lost dog that was not reclaimed. A surrendered dog means that their owners could no longer keep them so they surrendered their rights to the dog by giving it to a rescue or shelter.
Why is there an adoption fee to rescue an animal?
Adoption fees help cover the medical care of the animal while he or she waits for a new home, as well as food and transportation costs. These fees help to provide care for the other animals in the rescue group who may have medical bills that are much higher than any possible adoption fee.