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. 

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.

Ways YOU can help out today!

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It's the perfect time to bid on a Christmas gift and Underhound Railroad's A Rescue Dogs Christmas Online Auction has started!

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Its the perfect time to bid on a Christmas gift and Underhound Railroads A Rescue Dogs Christmas Online Auction has started!

Click the link below to be taken to the event page and start bidding! 

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Meet adoptable Juju. Juju was found as a stray in North Carolina and came to the county shelter. He sat there for 100 days without any interest from adopters or rescue group until Underhound Railroad agreed to pull him. Juju is a 10 year old pittie mix. He appeared old, lethargic, and downright pitiful in the shelter. He was used to temperament test other dogs because he got along with everybody. A staff and volunteer favorite, he would occasionally show his stubborn side by putting on the breaks and refusing to walk back inside to his kennel. But who could blame him? No dog should be at the shelter for over 100 days… especially an old fart like him. His foster mom brought Juju home expecting a sweet old man that just wanted to lay on the couch but boy was she wrong. Juju hit the ground running, ready to catch up on everything he missed while at the shelter. Cooking? He’ll offer help by tripping you up in the kitchen. Cleaning? He’ll shake off some hair while you’re vacuuming. Walking? He’ll drag you towards all the stinky smells so you can explore places you haven’t seen. Showering? He’ll watch. Awkwardly. Getting his dinner ready? He’ll bark at you to do it faster. Chilling on the couch? He’ll sit on top of you. Sleeping in bed? He prefers to be the big spoon. Juju has let us know he doesn’t appreciate other animals in his space since being in a home environment, so he would likely do best as an only pet. Older, relaxed housemates may be okay. What this old man lacks in teeth, he makes up for in personality. He will tell you exactly what he wants and when he wants it. But he’ll also lay on top of you and look longingly into your eyes for hours at a time. This makes schoolwork a bit more interesting. Juju has some old man lumps and bumps but is overall pretty healthy. His back legs are a little wobbly at times but with his pain meds he’s still able to enjoy his walks and play time. Nothing can slow this old guy down. If you’re still reading this, you must be at least remotely interested in this hunka hunka burning love. He’ll win you over pretty quickly. Juju deserves to live his remaining years in the perfect home with the perfect family, send in your application today at www.underhoundrailroad.org ... See MoreSee Less

Meet adoptable Juju. Juju was found as a stray in North Carolina and came to the county shelter. He sat there for 100 days without any interest from adopters or rescue group until Underhound Railroad agreed to pull him. Juju is a 10 year old pittie mix. He appeared old, lethargic, and downright pitiful in the shelter. He was used to temperament test other dogs because he got along with everybody. A staff and volunteer favorite, he would occasionally show his stubborn side by putting on the breaks and refusing to walk back inside to his kennel. But who could blame him? No dog should be at the shelter for over 100 days… especially an old fart like him. His foster mom brought Juju home expecting a sweet old man that just wanted to lay on the couch but boy was she wrong. Juju hit the ground running, ready to catch up on everything he missed while at the shelter. Cooking? He’ll offer help by tripping you up in the kitchen. Cleaning? He’ll shake off some hair while you’re vacuuming. Walking? He’ll drag you towards all the stinky smells so you can explore places you haven’t seen. Showering? He’ll watch. Awkwardly. Getting his dinner ready? He’ll bark at you to do it faster. Chilling on the couch? He’ll sit on top of you. Sleeping in bed? He prefers to be the big spoon. Juju has let us know he doesn’t appreciate other animals in his space since being in a home environment, so he would likely do best as an only pet. Older, relaxed housemates may be okay. What this old man lacks in teeth, he makes up for in personality. He will tell you exactly what he wants and when he wants it. But he’ll also lay on top of you and look longingly into your eyes for hours at a time. This makes schoolwork a bit more interesting. Juju has some old man lumps and bumps but is overall pretty healthy. His back legs are a little wobbly at times but with his pain meds he’s still able to enjoy his walks and play time. Nothing can slow this old guy down. If you’re still reading this, you must be at least remotely interested in this hunka hunka burning love. He’ll win you over pretty quickly. Juju deserves to live his remaining years in the perfect home with the perfect family, send in your application today at www.underhoundrailroad.org

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Thank you for rescuing him!!!

Giving Tuesday is here! Help us help pups in need!

This year, Underhound Railroad was able to rescue many wonderful dogs with hospice needs, medical care cases and behavioral issues. Dogs just like Juju, Olivia Louise and Bella. These hard cases are the ones we love with our whole hearts, but they also present the most challenges, emotionally and financially. Some of our rescues had medical bills well over $5,000 It has been financially exhausting, but we would not have it any other way nor would be have been able to get through this year without our amazing followers, fosters and adopters! Thank you for your unwavering support, generosity, likes, shares and donations.

Thank you for supporting Underhound this Giving Tuesday!

Ways to give:
PayPal:
Or through our website: www.underhoundrailroad.org

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Giving Tuesday is here! Help us help pups in need!

This year, Underhound Railroad was able to rescue many wonderful dogs with hospice needs, medical care cases and behavioral issues. Dogs just like Juju, Olivia Louise and Bella. These hard cases are the ones we love with our whole hearts, but they also present the most challenges, emotionally and financially.  Some of our rescues had medical bills well over $5,000 It has been financially exhausting, but we would not have it any other way nor would be have been able to get through this year without our amazing followers, fosters and adopters! Thank you for your unwavering support, generosity, likes, shares and donations. 

Thank you for supporting Underhound this Giving Tuesday!

Ways to give: 
PayPal: Underhounddonate@gmail.com
Or through our website: www.underhoundrailroad.org

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2 weeks ago
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It looks like someone ate too much turkey. 😆

To all in our Underhound Railroad family and supporters, we are so thankful for you and hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. 🦃
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It looks like someone ate too much turkey. 😆

To all in our Underhound Railroad family and supporters, we are so thankful for you and hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. 🦃

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I feel his pain 🤪

Oh my goodness: this is perfection

Adorable

2 weeks ago
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Get ready to fall in love with gentle giant 60lb lap dog Skip. Skip was rescued from a over crowded shelter in North Carolina where he was running out of time as one of the longest residents. Now rescued he is just biding his time until he finds his furever family. His favorite things include long naps next to his person and peanut butter filled kongs. Skip's perfect forever home would consist of a family that has someone around most of the time as he does have some separation anxiety and will try to escape when alone. Skip is being fostered by a professional dog trainer who is working with Skip to become more confident when home alone. Skip has been thriving with routine and direction, and is very well trained plus potty trained Skip is dog friendly and has gotten along with other dogs. Though we feel Skip would be best as a only dog so training and routine can be established in his furever home. On a few occasions, Skip has been around cats and is interested in them, but did not chase or scare them . Skip has been fostered in a home with small children who loved him and has always been extremely gentle and sweet to any child who has petted him. A lap dog at heart, Skip wants to give and receive so much love, and is so easy to have at home. He is such a big steady presence and enjoys nothing more than curling up for a cuddle. He is calm, outgoing, and affectionate with everyone, he doesn't know a stranger. If you have been thinking about adopting but want to pass on the crazy puppy stage, Skip might jus t be the perfect dog for you. Apply to adopt Skip today at www.underhoundrailroad.org

Skip is currently being fostered in North Carolina and can transport to his furever home along the East Coast as far North as Maine.
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Get ready to fall in love with gentle giant 60lb lap dog Skip. Skip was rescued from a over crowded shelter in North Carolina where he was running out of time as one of the longest residents. Now rescued he is just biding his time until he finds his furever family.  His favorite things include long naps next to his person and peanut butter filled kongs.   Skips perfect forever home would consist of a family that has someone around most of the time as he does have some separation anxiety and will try to escape when alone. Skip is being fostered by a professional dog trainer who is working with Skip to become more confident when home alone. Skip has been thriving with routine and direction, and is very well trained plus potty trained  Skip is dog friendly and has gotten along with other dogs. Though we feel Skip would be best as a only dog so training and routine can be established in his furever home.   On a few occasions, Skip has been around cats and is interested in them, but did not chase or scare them . Skip has been fostered in a home with small children who loved him and has always been extremely gentle and sweet to any child who has petted him. A lap dog at heart, Skip wants to give and receive so much love, and is so easy to have at home. He is such a big steady presence and enjoys nothing more than curling up for a cuddle. He is calm, outgoing, and affectionate with everyone, he doesnt know a stranger. If you have been thinking about  adopting but want to pass on the crazy puppy stage, Skip might jus t be the perfect dog for you. Apply to adopt Skip today at www.underhoundrailroad.org

Skip is currently being fostered in North Carolina and can transport to his furever home along the East Coast as far North as Maine.

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Sweet

❤️

🙏🙏🙏

2 weeks ago
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Wags to Riches Online Auction Benefitting Underhound Railroad is happening just until November 25th. Click the link below to check out items ready to be scooped up! 🐾

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Wags to Riches Online Auction Benefitting Underhound Railroad is happening just until November 25th. Click the link below to check out items ready to be scooped up! 🐾

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