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#ISupportTheUnderdog Fundraising Campaign

We have launched our first fundraising campaign for the year, #ISupportTheUnderdog and we need your help! We have a massive target of R250 000 (($21 000 USD) to reach this year. We have launched a social media based challenge, #ISupportTheUnderdog, that calls on like- minded people to contribute to our cause. Without the required funding, […]

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We’re hiring!

EDIT: We have now filled this position: Applications are closed  We’re looking for an amazing Social Entrepreneur/ Social Enterprise Manager. If this is you, or if you know someone who would be perfect, please get in touch! More details below. Job description  Social Entrepreneur/Social Enterprise Manager Candidate requirements A big, brave heart – if you have […]

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Adrie Le Roux wrote a children’s book

Adrie le Roux’s first children’s book ‘Farrah is not a Dalmatian’ tells the story of a small dog with a big problem. Everyone thinks she is something that she is not and the book explores identity, self-worth and the adventure of self-discovery. A portion of the proceeds from the purchase of Farrah is not a […]

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Eazi’s canine training put to the test

Justine – one of our past canine graduates (now named Ava) was recently adopted from DARG. Yolande Botha shared her experience with Ava and we had to share. “Ava and I are just the perfect match. She was described as ‘independent, very good socially and runs like Bambi’. I knew she was the one for […]

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2017 annual general meeting wrap up

Our AGM took place on Thursday 15 June. The amazing team of Massimo’s supplied pizza whilst presentations by the Underdog team got underway. Our special guest and friend of Underdog, Berlinda (a part-time animal-assisted therapist), and her two dogs Akira and Bella stole the show sharing some of the experiences they have had healing people […]

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Underdogs take on Lourensford Market!

The Underdogs set up a  stand at the Lourensford Market. A busy and successful day that provided a wonderful opportunity for us to network and share information about Animal Assisted Therapy. We also sold loads of merchandise, which helps fund our programmes with kids and dogs. A big thank you to the Lourensford Market for […]

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Telling our stories

Pascual Muggli joined the project as a volunteer in August 2016, and, wanting to get more involved, he brainstormed different ideas on how to make an impact. Two projects stemmed from this, producing a professional Underdog song and creating portraits that are printed and framed so that the kids have something to take home with […]

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Opening Underdog to school groups

May marks the official launch of our school outing initiative. We can’t wait to welcome Cape Town schools to The Underdog Project. Outings will be educational and fun, incorporating humane education, clicker training and shelter tours. Please email Anya@underdogproject.org to find out more about this exciting initiative and to get your school groups booked.