About Us

Our mission is to protect the lives of stray, abused, and/or homeless companion animals and place them in loving permanent homes as family members.

We merged with A New Leash on Life Dog Rescue in 2013, changed the name of the new group to Underdog Ranch Pet Adoptions and maintained a singular focus: to continue to rescue dogs in need.  We continue to work towards our goal of helping deserving animals find loving homes. When we bring a puppy or dog into our organization, we make a commitment to that pet to make sure that it will be happy and healthy for the rest of its life.

How do you get your dogs?
We currently receive dogs and puppies from many different places including animal shelters, animal cruelty investigations, and individuals who have rescued strays on their own.

Where are you located?
We are a North Carolina based non-profit organization. Prior to adoption, our dogs are in foster care where they live as part of the foster family and are socialized, trained, loved, and spoiled until placement with their permanent family. We have a centralized location where most of our dogs are fostered and others are fostered in our volunteers’ homes.  We are ALWAYS in need of foster homes!

What is your adoption process?
All pets available for adoption are listed here. Once you have fallen in love with one of our dogs, please fill out an online application here and a volunteer will be in contact with you within 48 hours. In placing our dogs, we conduct an extensive interview/screening to ensure the quality and commitment of each home.

What sort of vet care do you provide?
Our dogs receive the best of veterinary care and are up-to-date on all vaccinations, are spayed or neutered, on flea/tick and heartworm preventatives, and have received any other necessary vet care.  Dogs/puppies over the age of 3 months have been spayed/neutered.

How do I get involved with Underdog Ranch Pet Adoptions?
Volunteers are the backbone of our organization. If you’re interested in helping Underdog Ranch Pet Adoptions as a volunteer or foster home, please click here. for more information.

Can I make a donation?
Yes! Underdog Ranch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and tax-deductible donations are always appreciated. Even a $5.00 donation can go a long way! For more information on donating, please click here.

We know you will agree that each and every one of these wonderful dogs deserve a chance at happiness. We hope you will take the time to email us with any questions, suggestions, ideas and encouragement you may have.

Next Steps...

Learn how you can help a loving dog in need today by adopting.