Adopt a Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd Dog

Mitzie 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 17 12:30pm – 2:30pm — 2213 Snelling Ave Minneapolis MN


  • DOB: 6/11/2014

  • Requires another dog in home: Yes, until proven otherwise

  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes

  • Okay with cats: Unknown

  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Unknown

  • Requires a fenced yard: No

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

Greetings. I am Mitzie, but you can call me Jovie because I am so happy and full of joy. I am 3.5 years old and as curious as can be; I will climb as high as I can to survey the world around me. I guess I’m not supposed to be on the furniture though, so I need to find other ways to see everything.

I like to chew on bully sticks, more so than toys. Toys just are not my thing... yet! I like to be active and get to walk on leash whenever I am outside! I am learning leash walking skills and doing so well that in my furever home I won’t need a fenced in yard.

My foster mom says I am highly intelligent! I don't know what it means, but I know how to use a dictionary, so I'll just look it up there. I’m learning the word ‘down’ and a command word for ‘outside’. I am not yet house or crate trained, but like I said, I am very smart and will pick it up pretty quick. Because I am so smart, I keep my foster family on their toes, trying to help me adjust to life in a home.

I live with two other small dogs and we all get on well. I am quiet as can be and never bark. I am accepting of loving human touch. I am learning all about the kindness of humans and it’s been great!

With all the best qualities of my breed, I think I will make a wonderful family pet, all in a teeny <10 pound package!


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: Australian Shepherd
  • Size:
  • Gender: Female
  • State: Minnesota
  • Zip/Postal Code: 55416
As of 4/21/2024 Mitzie is still available for adoption. Please use the owner information below to confirm that Mitzie 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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