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Meet The Ultimate Underdogs: Stray Dogs And At-Risk Youth Fighting For A Second Chance, Together

Rescue dogs and at-risk youth in South Africa know what it's like to have the odds against them. This Underdog Project is changing that for the better.

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Now a few months later, Winston's life has been completely turned around, all because of the Underdog Project, an organization in South Africa that pairs at-risk youth with rescue dogs.

Via The Underdog Project 2013

Underdog describes their organization as one that "addresses social and emotional needs of youths and children using non-invasive animal-assisted activities, like dog training."


And Winston's not the only one! The kids and canines of Underdog meet after school and work on basic dog-training skills, forming a bond and teaching each other important lessons about life.

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


With the help of the organization and his teen trainers, Winston is no longer a mere rescue dog, but a calm and caring friend to some kids who love him just as much in return.


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