Building Young Lives

Underdog addresses social and emotional needs of youths and children using non-invasive animal-assisted activities, like dog training.

Helping Shelter Dogs

The training that Underdog shelter dogs receive reduces kennel stress, prepares them for their new homes and accelerates their adoption.

Growing a Humane Community

We instil humane education in youths and their community, promoting responsible animal care and non-violent communities.

Underdogs hit the beach

On the 4th of March, the Hout Bay Valley pre-primary school organised a fundraising competition. The challenge you ask? To build the best sandcastle to hit the shores of Cape Town. The beach was packed with children, parents, teachers, dogs and anyone interested in building something creative out of sand. The Underdog team created a […]


Private workshops at The Underdog Project

Pictured below is Matthew giving Kurt some cuddles after a successful private session at The Underdog Project. Apart from class workshops with schools, our lead facilitator Anya here at The Underdog Project also offers private sessions. The children form a very special bond with their particular dog, and this helps to improve their general well-being. To enquire […]