Our Mission

The Underdogs are dedicated to rescuing, protecting, and caring for animals in need. Our mission is to improve the lives of pets who cannot care for themselves while promoting greater public involvement and awareness. 

We believe every animal deserves a loving home and are committed to connecting previously discarded animals with nurturing homes. We are passionate about ensuring that every animal, regardless of their background, has the opportunity to experience love and happiness. Our special focus is on the "underdogs" of society, who are frequently disregarded due to their age, breed, behavioral, or medical conditions. 

Since 2013, The Underdogs has been wholeheartedly dedicated to assisting Oklahoma's unwanted pets and working towards reducing pet overpopulation. By supporting our cause, you're helping us create lasting connections between deserving animals and loving pet parents.


Who We Are


The Underdogs are passionate individuals dedicated to rescuing and rehoming Oklahoma's unwanted animals since 2013. As our name suggests, we have a special place in our hearts for the "underdogs" of society. Often overlooked in shelters because of old age, breed, behavior, or medical conditions, these animals just need a chance to show their true nature. We believe every animal deserves a chance to find love and happiness, regardless of their background.


We are entirely foster-based, meaning compassionate volunteers take animals in need into their homes. Here, they learn what being part of a family means. Once fully recovered, rehabilitated, and vetted, they are ready to find their happily ever after. 


Advocacy and education are cornerstones of our mission. We believe that the best way to reduce the number of homeless animals is to prevent them from entering shelters in the first place. We offer educational programs and resources to the community, focusing on responsible pet ownership and the importance of spaying and neutering.


Our Mission:

  • Rescue and rehabilitate animals in need: We provide a safe place for abandoned, abused, and neglected animals.
  • Find loving forever homes: We carefully match animals with compatible families, ensuring a successful transition into their new lives.
  • Promote responsible pet ownership: We educate the community on the importance of spaying and neutering and provide resources to help pet owners care for their animals properly.
  • Advocate for animal welfare: We strive to improve the lives of animals by working with shelters, legislators, and other organizations.


Our Reach:

In 2022, we expanded our reach by establishing our sister organization, The Underdogs of Maine allowing us to transport rescued animals to Maine and other New England states, increasing their chances of adoption.


The Underdogs Rescue understands the lifelong commitment that comes with adopting a pet. We are committed to finding the perfect match for your family and will support you every step of the way. When you adopt an Underdog, you are not only giving a homeless pet a new life, but you are also becoming part of our extended family.


We rely solely on private donations to continue our vital work. Every dollar we receive goes directly towards the care and support of our rescued animals. You can help us give a homeless pet a second chance by:

  • Adopting: Open your home and heart to a deserving animal.
  • Fostering: Provide temporary care and love for an animal in need.
  • Volunteering: Donate your time and skills to help us care for our rescued animals.
  • Donating: Make a financial contribution to support our mission.

Please join us in our mission to create a brighter future for animals in need.

The Underdogs are a registered non-profit. All donations are tax-deductible.

Tax IDs:

  • TUR Maine: 87-3458462
  • TUR Oklahoma: 46-3764760