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.

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15 hours ago
Underhound Railroad

This is your all around good boy! Say hello to Champ! Just like his name, Champ can check every box there is and if he hasn’t quiet mastered it yet- he’s smart self is quick catch on. Champ loves to play and whether his companion is big or small. He shows his furry friends affection by passing out all the puppy kisses but does stop with correction. He also knows when it’s time to play, and when it’s time to chill. This 4 month old is great in his crate and for car rides. He is still working on his potty manners. We aren’t quite sure what Champ is mixed with but he clearly has only pulled the good qualities from each. That combined with his adorable cute self, Champ one special boy wait for his furever family! Is that you? Send in your adoption application today for Champ at www.underhoundrailroad.org.

Champ is currently being fostered in North Carolina and may transport along the East Coast as far North as Maine to his adoptive home.
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This is your all around good boy! Say hello to Champ! Just like his name, Champ can check every box there is and if he hasn’t quiet mastered it yet- he’s smart self is quick catch on. Champ loves to play and whether his companion is big or small. He shows his furry friends affection by passing out all the puppy kisses but does stop with correction. He also knows when it’s time to play, and when it’s time to chill. This 4 month old is great in his crate and for car rides. He is still working on his potty manners. We aren’t quite sure what Champ is mixed with but he clearly has only pulled the good qualities from each. That combined with his adorable cute self, Champ one special boy wait for his furever family! Is that you? Send in your adoption application today for Champ at www.underhoundrailroad.org.

Champ is currently being fostered in North Carolina and may transport along the East Coast as far North as Maine to his adoptive home.
4 days ago
Underhound Railroad

Happy tails to Moose! This handsome boy was also adopted in July and is totally enjoying a life filled with adventure with his furever family. This summer Moose has found a passion for water and is a official water dog. He goes kayaking and swimming with his life jacket always on. Moose loves going out for long walks, sleeping upside down and convincing his humans he indeed is a lap dog. 🏠❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

Happy tails to Moose! This handsome boy was also adopted in July and is totally enjoying a life filled with adventure with his furever family. This summer Moose has found a passion for water and is a official water dog. He goes kayaking and swimming with his life jacket always on. Moose loves going out for long walks, sleeping upside down and convincing his humans he indeed is a lap dog. 🏠❤️

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Happy life, my handsome friend. As a foster, you were a tough one to let go, but you ended up right where you belong. 💗

Love happy tail endings!

Awe I pray Bruno finds him a family like this. Congratulations Moose!

Oh happy day!

Ya Hoo! I Loved having Moose here.

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5 days ago
Underhound Railroad

If you want a fur companion who wants to be your world - Sadie is the one! This young 38lb girl is a happy, affectionate and loving ! This sweet girl loves giving and getting hugs. Sadie loves to chat and will vocalize to let you know what is on her mind (potty time, let's go out to chase critters, it's hug time!) or will lay quietly next you to doze. She is most content after walks, whether short or long walks. Sadie is friendly with all! She loves to meet new dogs and humans on walks and around the neighborhood while showing off her waggiest tail! Sadie would do well with human siblings or dog siblings. When Sadie needs quiet time during the day, she will go lay down on her bed or walk herself to her crate to take a long nap. She is all round well behaved, affectionate and sweet soul. Sadie will surely be a wonderful addition to one lucky family, apply to adopt Sadie at www.underhoundrailroad.org.

Sadie is currently being fostered in North Carolina. She may transport along the East Coast as far North as Maine to her adoptive home.
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If you want a fur companion who wants to be your world - Sadie is the one! This young 38lb girl is a happy, affectionate and loving ! This sweet girl loves giving and getting hugs. Sadie loves to chat and will vocalize to let you know what is on her mind (potty time, lets go out to chase critters, its hug time!) or will lay quietly next you to doze. She is most content after walks, whether short or long walks. Sadie is friendly with all! She loves to meet new dogs and humans on walks and around the neighborhood while showing off her waggiest tail! Sadie would do well with human siblings or dog siblings. When Sadie needs quiet time during the day, she will go lay down on her bed or walk herself to her crate to take a long nap. She is all round well behaved, affectionate and sweet soul.  Sadie will surely be a wonderful addition to one lucky family, apply to adopt Sadie at www.underhoundrailroad.org.

Sadie is currently being fostered in North Carolina. She may transport along the East Coast as far North as Maine to her adoptive home.
1 week ago
Underhound Railroad

Pawsitive news to share. Darling Chyanne who has been with Underhound Railroad since August of 2021 has tested negative for heartworms! Give this chocolate hippo a round of applause and a hug! 🐻

Available for adoption now at www.underhoundrailroad.org.
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Pawsitive news to share. Darling Chyanne who has been with Underhound Railroad since August of 2021 has tested negative for heartworms! Give this chocolate hippo a round of applause and a hug! 🐻

Available for adoption now at www.underhoundrailroad.org.

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Yahoo Congrats!

Such great news! ♥️🐾

❤🐾🙌🐾❤

❤️❤️❤️

Yay!!

Wooo hoooo

She looks precious!!

👏👏👏

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