The Underdog Project is creating a better life for vulnerable children and dogs.
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Kindness, are we born with it, or do we learn from those around us? How does one learn kindness?

The Underdog Project is a registered Non-Profit and Public Benefit Organisation working with vulnerable children and shelter dogs in Cape Town, South Africa and we are on a crusade of kindness. We know that kindness to animals predicts empathy and kindness to others. We also know that domestic abuse and gang-related violence go hand-in-hand with animal cruelty. Using highly successful animal assisted activities and therapeutic workshops, we teach empathy to youngsters in our communities and bring joy to troubled dogs.

The Underdog Project has been working in child development and community upliftment since 2011. We partner vulnerable children with shelter dogs during daily workshops. Workshops combine life skills and humane education with basic dog training. The programme is mutually beneficial for two vulnerable groups in society: at risk youth and shelter animals. We provide a safe, therapeutic space for these children to not only come and learn but to also have access to caring adults who have their best interests at heart. For many of these children this is the only positive experience they have with animals and this special connection between animal and child facilitates so many benefits for the child such as improved communication skills, confidence, relief from trauma and anxiety and so much more. The dogs experience a reduction in kennel stress and anxiety and receive exercise, mental stimulation, basic training and social skills, therefore increasing their chances of adoption. We currently have a 90% adoption rate for our Underdog hounds.

NPOs need funds to operate and without regular donations we will be unable to expand and reach more vulnerable children and dogs. We look forward to sharing this journey with you and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support.
Tiers
PAVEMENT SPECIAL
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Support us with $2 or more per month and you will have access to exclusive photos of our Underdogs in action every month. 

These  photos will be current and not available anywhere else. 

UNDERDOG FRIEND
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Support us with $5 or more per month and you will have access to exclusive photos of our Underdogs. These  photos will be current and not available anywhere else. 

You will also receive exclusive video clips of the Underdogs during their workshops, which really shows them in action. 

UNDERDOG HEROES
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Support us with $10 or more per month and you will have access to  exclusive photos of our Underdogs. These  photos will be current and not  available anywhere else.  

You will also receive exclusive video clips of the Underdogs during their workshops, which really shows them in action. 

We will also share any humane education and human animal interaction resources that we've found and loved.

UNDERDOG FAMILY
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Support us with $25 or more per month and you will have access to exclusive photos of our Underdogs. These  photos will be current and not available anywhere else. 

You will also receive exclusive video clips of the Underdogs during their workshops, which really shows them in action. 

We will also share any humane education and human animal interaction resources that we've found and loved.

You will receive a breakdown of one of our humane education activities, that we use on the programme, to teach empathy to our children. 

Access to our open Q&A forum.

UNDERDOG SUPERHEROES
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Support us with $50 or more per month and you will have access  to  exclusive photos of our Underdogs. These  photos will be current and not  available anywhere else.  

You will also receive exclusive video clips of the Underdogs during their workshops, which really shows them in action. 

We will also share any humane education and human animal interaction resources that we've found and loved.

You will receive a breakdown of one of our humane education  activities, that we use on the programme, to teach empathy to our  children. 

Access to our open Q&A forum.

You will also receive a monthly personal thank you video from an Underdog as well as an annual thank you e-card. 

Goals
0 of 1000 patrons
For us to continue doing the work we do we need regular donations. We would like to expand and reach more children and dogs and to do this we need to be financially sustainable. Help us reach our goal of 1000 patrons so we can keep on creating better lives for vulnerable children and dogs.
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Kindness, are we born with it, or do we learn from those around us? How does one learn kindness?

The Underdog Project is a registered Non-Profit and Public Benefit Organisation working with vulnerable children and shelter dogs in Cape Town, South Africa and we are on a crusade of kindness. We know that kindness to animals predicts empathy and kindness to others. We also know that domestic abuse and gang-related violence go hand-in-hand with animal cruelty. Using highly successful animal assisted activities and therapeutic workshops, we teach empathy to youngsters in our communities and bring joy to troubled dogs.

The Underdog Project has been working in child development and community upliftment since 2011. We partner vulnerable children with shelter dogs during daily workshops. Workshops combine life skills and humane education with basic dog training. The programme is mutually beneficial for two vulnerable groups in society: at risk youth and shelter animals. We provide a safe, therapeutic space for these children to not only come and learn but to also have access to caring adults who have their best interests at heart. For many of these children this is the only positive experience they have with animals and this special connection between animal and child facilitates so many benefits for the child such as improved communication skills, confidence, relief from trauma and anxiety and so much more. The dogs experience a reduction in kennel stress and anxiety and receive exercise, mental stimulation, basic training and social skills, therefore increasing their chances of adoption. We currently have a 90% adoption rate for our Underdog hounds.

NPOs need funds to operate and without regular donations we will be unable to expand and reach more vulnerable children and dogs. We look forward to sharing this journey with you and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support.

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Tiers
PAVEMENT SPECIAL
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Support us with $2 or more per month and you will have access to exclusive photos of our Underdogs in action every month. 

These  photos will be current and not available anywhere else. 

UNDERDOG FRIEND
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Support us with $5 or more per month and you will have access to exclusive photos of our Underdogs. These  photos will be current and not available anywhere else. 

You will also receive exclusive video clips of the Underdogs during their workshops, which really shows them in action. 

UNDERDOG HEROES
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Support us with $10 or more per month and you will have access to  exclusive photos of our Underdogs. These  photos will be current and not  available anywhere else.  

You will also receive exclusive video clips of the Underdogs during their workshops, which really shows them in action. 

We will also share any humane education and human animal interaction resources that we've found and loved.

UNDERDOG FAMILY
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Support us with $25 or more per month and you will have access to exclusive photos of our Underdogs. These  photos will be current and not available anywhere else. 

You will also receive exclusive video clips of the Underdogs during their workshops, which really shows them in action. 

We will also share any humane education and human animal interaction resources that we've found and loved.

You will receive a breakdown of one of our humane education activities, that we use on the programme, to teach empathy to our children. 

Access to our open Q&A forum.

UNDERDOG SUPERHEROES
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Support us with $50 or more per month and you will have access  to  exclusive photos of our Underdogs. These  photos will be current and not  available anywhere else.  

You will also receive exclusive video clips of the Underdogs during their workshops, which really shows them in action. 

We will also share any humane education and human animal interaction resources that we've found and loved.

You will receive a breakdown of one of our humane education  activities, that we use on the programme, to teach empathy to our  children. 

Access to our open Q&A forum.

You will also receive a monthly personal thank you video from an Underdog as well as an annual thank you e-card.