Underhound Railroad initially started in 2009 in Connecticut. Their goal was to save death-row dogs in the local shelters and they have now grown to include rescue communities in Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina and Utah. They focus on rural areas, where the need is greatest and the dogs are in most danger.
“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.”
Here’s a bit about one of their adoptable dogs.
Meet Belle Mabel, a beautiful Treeing Walker Coonhound who is ready to find her furever home. Belle Mabel is 4 years old with a very sweet and kind disposition. She was rescued from a rural shelter in North Carolina after being dropped off as a stray. Belle Mabel is an active girl that enjoys walks and exploring her surroundings. She also appreciates a good nap too. Belle Mabel has received professional training and it shows! This girl knows her commands, potty and crate trained. Belle Mabel spends some days at doggie daycare and enjoys going pack walks with her doggie friends. She is seeking an experienced adult only home ready to love her furever.