Adopt a Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel Dog

Elf the Dog needs a home

Thank you for stopping by to see me!   Please check below to see what upcoming adoption events I will be attending or apply here for a private meeting.  If you have other questions about me you can email Underdog Rescue at <[email protected]> ***Be sure to check your spam/junk folder as sometimes our emails end up there***

Keep checking back for upcoming events I will be attending!


  • DOB: 1/20/2015

  • Requires another dog in home: No

  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes

  • Okay with cats: Unknown, but likely fine

  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Yes

  • Requires a fenced yard: No, but preferred

    Note: dogs must always be leashed whenever outside of a contained area

Elf on the shelf! No, Elf in the foster house! I'm just a happy 3 year old pup. I am curious and friendly and my tail wags 24/7. I am a busy body, too – always on the move and spreading happiness to every corner. 

Sometimes I take treats and sometimes I don't. But I'll take some peanut butter if you have some. I will also chew on bully sticks! I appreciate toys such as tennis balls and other small balls I can pick up. Crinkly toys are my favorite and I recently found that toys with multiple squeakers are amazing! My true motivation is fetch. I even get vocal when excited and want to play.

I’m proud to say that I am doing well on a leash. We have been going on 2-3 walks/day to practice and I'm a champion! I still need a little more leash etiquette, but I'm getting there! Large trucks/semi's make me nervous on walks, because I’m not sure if I’m in danger or not when they pass! Once they go by, I am cool again. 

I’m working on understanding ‘sit’, 'wait', 'leave it', ‘kennel’, ‘come’, ‘up’, 'bedtime', and ‘off’. I also know my own name! Overall, I am house trained and am trying hard not to mark inside the house. It's hard to know what to do when another dog already had an accident there. So I wear a belly band for now. You'll be impressed to know that I am learning how to ring a bell to go to the bathroom outside! Nice, right?!

I'm crate trained, though sometimes will bark for a little, especially at night. I would rather be in bed with my family.

I do just swell with other dogs, but best with non alpha dogs since I'm not really submissive. If another dog instigates something, I am likely to be reactive. Otherwise, I really do so great with my canine pals and don't cause any problems! I have not been around a cat, but my foster family has a duck and I don’t mind it one bit! I don’t chase or bother it at all. I’m the perfect gentleman (errr, pup). I do like to chase leaves though!

Once I am comfortable in my home and with my people, I relax nicely. I like to lie down or keep you company on the couch, so we can watch TV together. We can even multi-task and you can give me pets and cuddles while we watch your favorite show! I even like to snuggle on car rides, though for my safety, a crate or seat belt might be best for me. Don't be fooled though. I have a naughty side too, and sometimes dabble in theivery and steal things to take them to my dog bed. It's kind of cute actually! I'm really such a good boy!

I'm 27 pounds of pure love and happiness! I’m Elf and I can bring you good health and wealth! Well -  a wealth of joy and a healthy state of content! 


Many of our dogs are rescued from commercial breeders where they spent their lives getting comfort from their canine friends.  In turn, most require another companion dog in their forever home in order for them to feel safe. If you are interested in a particular dog, and do not currently have a dog residing with you, please understand that your home might not be the right fit for many of our dogs.

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Adoption events are updated as the foster home RSVP's to attend. Check back for updates on which events they will be attending. Please understand that all of our pets are in volunteer foster homes and sometimes "life" happens and the foster family cannot make it to their scheduled adoption event. If you are traveling from a far distance to meet a specific animal, please understand we cannot guarantee event attendance. You may wish to consider applying and setting up a private appointment. Private appointments are only scheduled after an application is submitted and approved.



The first step in our process is to complete an online adoption application on our website:


Note: In most circumstances Underdog Rescue will only adopt within 60 miles of Minneapolis, MN. 

All of our foster animals can be seen by appointment with an approved adoption application. Contact us at if you have further questions.



All of our animals are fostered in individual homes or doggie daycare facilities. While they are in our care, they are part of our families and given lots of love. We work on training, crate-training and socialization prior to adoption. Each animal's behavior is evaluated and we have a sense of its temperament and personality. We look for adopters who will give each animal the wonderful life and permanent home that he or she deserves. If you have an interest and ability to be a foster home, please visit our website

 and fill out a foster application.



Nutrition is vital to the rehabilitation and life-long health of our pets.  All of our foster animals are fed a premium diet such as NutriSource, Canidae, Orijen, Nature's Variety, Fromm, Pure Vita, Stella and Chewy's, Primal, or balanced raw diet.  All adopters are required to continue providing premium diets for the life of the animal.



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  • Animal: Dog
  • Breed: Cocker Spaniel
  • Size:
  • Gender: Male
  • State: Minnesota
  • Zip/Postal Code: 55416
As of 2/27/2024 Elf is still available for adoption. Please use the owner information below to confirm that Elf is still available or to adopt. Don't forget to check the other animal shelters near me there are many other pets needing a fur-ever home.

Owner Information

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