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The Underdog Project is on a crusade of kindness. Using highly successful animal assisted activities and therapeutic workshops, we teach empathy to youngsters in our communities, and bring joy to troubled dogs.

Building Young

The Underdog Project is a registered Non-Profit and Public Benefit Organisation working with vulnerable children and dogs in Cape Town, South Africa. The welfare of children and animals in South Africa are of equal importance to us and we believe we have found a creative way to provide mutual benefits to both these vulnerable groups. This programme is mutually beneficial to two vulnerable groups as we teach empathy and various life skills to underprivileged children while bringing joy to troubled dogs.

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Volunteering is a wonderful, personal way to support. Click here to find out more about volunteering at The Underdog Project.


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Meet Our Current Dogs!

Meet Our Current Dogs!

In our current programme, we are working with a handful of different pups from local shelters. All...

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Without our wonderful, generous donors we would not be able to continue with the work that we do. Thank you to each and every one of you for making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and animals.

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