Who are the Underdogs?

Who are the


Our motto is "Root for the Underdog." Read more about the underdogs we are committed to saving — hounds, dark-colored dogs, senior dogs, and the sick and injured.


Hounds are one of the most prevalent dogs in southern shelters. Often discarded after the hunting season, hounds are left on their own to survive.

With the overpopulation of hounds in high-kill southern shelters, they are often the first dogs to be put down.

Dark-Colored Dogs

Dark-colored dogs are routinely passed over in shelters. Many believe that it is because they do not photograph as well as lighter colored dogs, which leads to decreased adoption interest.

Senior Dogs

Senior dogs are often overlooked in shelters. They may need some TLC, but we are committed to giving them a new lease on life! We find them forever families to live out their golden years.

When a senior dog becomes a member of the Rural Dog Rescue pack, they get a full exam from one of our veterinarians. Some will require heartworm treatment, a dental cleaning and extractions, biopsies on growths or tumors, and x-rays or medication for arthritis.

Senior dogs are a great fit for those looking for a calm, sweet dog who likes to curl up on the couch together.

Sick and Injured

The sick and injured are also another population overlooked in shelters. They can be costly to fix, and do not seem immediately adoptable in shelters — so we ensure that these dogs are not overlooked.

We take the broken and the battered and bring them back to health to help them find their forever homes! From broken legs to broken hips, heartworm-positive dogs, and many other injuries, we are committed to the underdog.



  • Once an adoption application is underway, we are able to discuss further details regarding our available dogs.
  • Rural Dog Rescue is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization. We will make every effort to schedule your home visit in a timely manner. Please be patient with us…the dogs need our time too.
  • All dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on all shots prior to adoption
  • Our adoption fee is $450 and helps offset some of the costs we incur when rescuing our dogs.

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