Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab
Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab is a three-year old, registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the reported 250,000 stray companion animals on the Native American reservations of the Southwest United States. Through transport, vet care, and adoption services, Underdog Rescue helps to combat the overpopulation of stray animals of the Four Corners.
Our work is focused mainly on the Navajo Nation as it is the closest tribal reserve to the Underdog facility in Moab, Utah. Underdog houses most of the rescues at this facility, while utilizing foster homes for more high maintenance animals.
From humble beginnings, and due to the immense need, Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab has grown into a significant force in reservation rescue. Since our founding, we have expanded our reach significantly, improved the property where our dogs are housed, educated our staff, grown our volunteer base to 174 registered volunteers, expanded our foster network into neighboring cities, and become the most popular non-profit in Moab by a community vote.
We have also developed a network of regional shelters that want our dogs, and have saved, vetted, and placed nearly 1,000 animals in homes since our founding. We surpassed our 1,000th dog rescued in September of 2020. We have helped hundreds more through free and low-cost vaccination and spay/neuter clinics and facilitated vet care for owned animals in need on the reservations.