About Us

Our Mission:

Underhound Railroad was formed in 2009 by a group of friends, with the goal of rescuing innocent dogs from death row in Connecticut shelters. Underhound Railroad has now grown to include rescue communities in Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina and Utah.

With our focus on rural areas where shelters are overflowing with abandoned dogs waiting to find rescue, our network of Underhound volunteers work hard to prevent undeserved deaths, see that medical, emotional and behavioral needs are tended to, and transportation as well as a loving foster family are provided to the pups on their journey to finding their forever homes!

 

Our Vision:

Underhound Railroad tirelessly envisions the day where every adoptable dog has a loving, devoted, and responsible home. A home where they will not suffer from abuse, neglect, or ignorance.Β 

We look forward to a society that no longer views dogs as a disposable thing and have faith in those, like us, who devote their lives to rescue, to provide resources, knowledge and support to families and individuals to help them learn of the importance of spaying and neutering their dogs to put an end to the overpopulation that exists today in shelters all over the world.

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Executive Summary:

Underhound Railroad is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) volunteer-based animal welfare organization dedicated to rescuing homeless dogs from overcrowded shelters. By working with a network of volunteer advocates, foster caregivers, local veterinarians, trainers and shelters, Underhound is able to rescue hundreds of animals every year. We provide these animals with care and temporary homes until we can place them into their permanent homes. We believe that no animal should be mistreated and are working towards the day when no companion animal is euthanized for lack of a home.

Underhound Railroad is organized exclusively for charitable purposes of companion animal rescue. The organization is not-for-profit and obtained 501(c)(3) status from the IRS in 2015.

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1 day ago

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There will never be a dull moment with Nolan by your side. This young 1 year old has a puppy like personality that will keep you smiling and energy to keep you on your toes. Nolan's favorite thing to do is play... play with toys, play his person, play with his doggie friends. He even very proudly will pull out all his toys, blankets and beds to create a fort right in the middle of the floor. Though only 8lbs, Nolan knows how to hangout with the big dogs and makes new doggie friends with ease. Nolan would love to have a doggie friend in his home to keep him company but also fine being your one and only as long as he got plenty of attention from his person. He loves all people but would do particularly well with kids aged teen and up since Nolan still thinks hands and toes are toys. Since Nolan does still have puppy like tendencies he would do great with a active family wanting to continue his basic training and help him learn manners to so he can be the very best fur companion. Always wanting to be apart of the fun, Nolan is ready to take on whatever activities his family is doing. Nolan is mostly house trained and does comfortably wears a doggie wrap while loose in the house. He is also crate trained though can get a little upset knowing he will be home alone or when its times for bed time. This loving boy is ready to be your bestie furever!

Apply to adopt Nolan today at www.underhoundrailroad.org 🐾
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There will never be a dull moment with Nolan by your side. This young 1 year old has a puppy like personality that will keep you smiling and energy to keep you on your toes. Nolans favorite thing to do is play... play with toys, play his person, play with his doggie friends. He even very proudly will pull out all his toys, blankets and beds to create a fort right in the middle of the floor. Though only 8lbs, Nolan knows how to hangout with the big dogs and makes new doggie friends with ease. Nolan would love to have a doggie friend in his home to keep him company but also fine being your one and only as long as he got plenty of attention from his person. He loves all people but would do particularly well with kids aged teen and up since Nolan still thinks hands and toes are toys. Since Nolan does still have puppy like tendencies he would do great with a active family wanting to continue his basic training and help him learn manners to so he can be the very best fur companion. Always wanting to be apart of the fun, Nolan is ready to take on whatever activities his family is doing. Nolan is mostly house trained and does comfortably wears a doggie wrap while loose in the house. He is also crate trained though can get a little upset knowing he will be home alone or when its times for bed time. This loving boy is ready to be your bestie furever! 

Apply to adopt Nolan today at www.underhoundrailroad.org 🐾

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Schnauzer?

He’s adorable! What breed? Or suspected breeds? Susan

He coming to Brady’s??? He’s so cute!!

2 days ago

Underhound Railroad

It's that day again... Happy Tongue Out Tuesday! πŸΎπŸ˜‹

This silly and adorable boy is Juju. He is available for adoption at www.underhoundrailroad.org
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Its that day again... Happy Tongue Out Tuesday! πŸΎπŸ˜‹

This silly and adorable boy is Juju. He is available for adoption at www.underhoundrailroad.org

Comment on Facebook

I wish I could adopt all of them ❀️❀️❀️

3 days ago

Underhound Railroad

Ruby showing off her pumpkin for Halloween week! πŸŽƒ

Ruby came to Underhound Railroad after being the longest resident at a rural county shelter in North Carolina. Her time was running out and was saved just in time. Now Ruby has all the time in the world to enjoy life's moments and is looking forward to the holidays!
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Ruby showing off her pumpkin for Halloween week! πŸŽƒ

Ruby came to Underhound Railroad after being the longest resident at a rural county shelter in North Carolina. Her time was running out and was saved just in time. Now Ruby has all the time in the world to enjoy lifes moments and is looking forward to the holidays!

Comment on Facebook

Sweet Ruby girl!! So glad to see you so happy! πŸ™‚

Omg, she is seriously adorable 😍

4 days ago

Underhound Railroad

So many rescued pups come to their new homes with fears, trust issues and behavior problems. A little time, patience, training and a ton of love can bring out the best in a dog with a difficult past. Thank you to Spots family for all the love for this big guy. ❀ ... See MoreSee Less

So many rescued pups come to their new homes with fears, trust issues and behavior problems. A little time, patience, training and a ton of love can bring out the best in a dog with a difficult past. Thank you to Spots family for all the love for this big guy. ❀

Comment on Facebook

He looks SO happy ❀️🐾

That look will win anyone’s ❀️

Such a handsome boy πŸΎπŸ’–

5 days ago

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Helena has nestled right into her furever home! She goes by Ellie now. 🏠❀ Happy tails! ... See MoreSee Less

Helena has nestled right into her furever home! She goes by Ellie now. 🏠❀ Happy tails!
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