Adopt a Maltese

Maltese Dog

Dahlia 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***

FUN CITY DOGS — Sat, February 3 12:30pm – 2:30pm — 2213 Snelling Ave Minneapolis MN

FUN CITY DOGS — Sat, February 10 12:30pm – 2:30pm — 2213 Snelling Ave Minneapolis MN

FUN CITY DOGS — Sat, February 24 12:30pm – 2:30pm — 2213 Snelling Ave Minneapolis MN


  • DOB: 2/1/2009

  • Requires another dog in home: Yes

  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes, prefers smaller dogs

  • Okay with cats: Unknown

  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Unknown

  • Requires a fenced yard: Yes

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

My name is Dahlia. I am about 8 years old and 8 pounds. I am very sweet and gentle and I want to be your friend. 

Right now, I am shy, but I become more trusting every day. I used to shy away from being picked up, but now I stay put and let my foster mom pick me up. I'm learning that it usually means something good is going to be happen!

A calm household would be great for me. A lot of activity, sounds, and children make me nervous and I'm just not used to it all yet. I don't ask for much and I enjoy the simple things in life. Like curling up on a dog bed or watching my foster mom. 

I am working on all sort of doggie skills. My house training is coming along and I'm working hard. I've mastered stairs and am learning about leashes. I sort of don't move much when I'm hooked up to one, but with more practice, I'm hoping to get more comfortable! I've become more comfortable with my voice. I don't use it much at all, but do make some sounds when I get excited about meal times or when I get startled.

I like to follow the other dogs to see what we are going to do next. There are puppies in the house and I like to make sure they are doing well. I also check on the resident dog. I even monitor the house from my dog bed and make sure things are going smoothly. My supervisor skills are pretty darn good. I am even thinking of asking for a raise of two extra dog treats a day! 

Having a companion around most the time, whether they be a dog or human, is something I need. With patience and love, I know I can be a great pup! I hope I get to show you just how great I can be.


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: Maltese
  • Size: Small
  • Gender: Female
  • State: Minnesota
  • Zip/Postal Code: 55416
As of 2/27/2024 Dahlia is still available for adoption. Please use the owner information below to confirm that Dahlia 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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