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Yoda Wunderdog

My name is Yoda, but my Underdogs call me Yoda Wunderdog. I was born on the streets of Cambodia and, let me tell you, the life of a street mutt is real treacherous. I was hit by a car when I was just a baby Yoda and my back legs stopped working. Luckily, some rescue humans stopped and saved me before more cars stopped the rest of me from working. They took me to their elephant sanctuary, Elephant Nature Park Cambodia, to bandage me up. But when they couldn't get my legs working again, they traveled me all the way to the main elephant rescue park in Thailand, to give me what everyone called my "best chance." The Thailand Elephant NP had dog doctors, legsercising pools and so many volunteers devoted to making my legs work again, and, dog-gone-it, after months of "no giving up allowed" and so many legsercises in the pool, my legs started working again! My back end was a bit hitched-up (humans call it hunchbacked, right?), and I now tip-toe giddy-up around the world, but all my legs worked again! 

Things were going quite swimmingly for me. I'd been promoted to ENP's boss of the office puppies and one of my most important jobs was to greet new dog volunteer friends at the front gate every day. I was healing, loved and happy. But I started to hear murmerings from all the office mutts "just passing through" on the way to their 'doptions flights. Murmerings of long-fabled forever homes. Magical places with families, couches and an endles supply of toys and snacks. So, just when I started to wonder if there was something more for me, the Underdogs showed up. They told me stories of mountains and rivers, and, just as the murmerings predicted, they had so many snacks! They told me that even though they hadn't planned on taking me too, they couldn't very well leave a Yoda behind, so just like that I became an Underdog! Even when they found out at my pre-flight dog doctor appointment that my eyeballs were barely working and would soon never work again, they told me, 'don't even worry about it, we're the Underdogs after all, get on that plane!" 

After I landed in the United States of the Mountains, aka Colorado town, I've spent my days hiking, foster puppy wrestling, couch cuddling and human bed snoozing and spooning. And I play fetch y'all (with bum eyeballs!). For reals, those murmerings weren't kidding. Because even though I'm only in the forever homes halfway house, foster home living is pretty much the too. It didn't even faze me when the doggie surgeon took out my eyeballs! Because nothing fazes Yoda Wunderdog. And I'll bet you all the rescue dollars in all the world (the ones we're still raising to save ALL the Underdogs), that there's no happier and more determined mutt than me, and that I'll be forever pumped about every minute of every day, no matter the momentary obstacle. Don't believe me? Come and see for yourself what all the Yoda Wunderdog hullabaloo is all about. Fill out an application today. I promise loving me will be the best thing you'll ever do!

*** A Note From Yoda's Underdogs. New places and situations can be a bit disconcerting for our brave Wunderdog, so Yoda's best fit human (or humans) will be someone who is up for the time and patience it will take for her to get used to her new home and new routines. 

Our little Wunderdog, Yoda, has spent her life beating seemingly impossible odds. She truly is the Little Wunderdog Who Could!

ENP video of Yoda's hydrotherapy: 

Underdogs Thailand Rescue Video:

Yoda playing with her foster Underdog friends a few weeks after having her eyes removed:

Yoda is spayed, up-to-date on basic vaccinations and microchipped. Our Underdogs adult dog adoption fee is $300, which includes spay/neuter, microchip, and up-to-date vaccinations. 

If you're interested in adopting Yoda, please fill out an adoption application here:

Underdogs is a small volunteer-based animal rescue and we unfortunately do not have the resources to respond to phone and email inquires about our adoptable animals at this time. If you're interested in learning more or setting up a meeting with one of our animals, please complete an adoption application first. It may take up to two weeks for application review and one of our coordinators will reach out to you as soon as we are through the intitial review process. We appreciate your patience and understanding! Thank you! 

MORE ABOUT Yoda Wunderdog


Current on vaccinations


OK with other Dogs

Ok with other Cats

Ok with other kids