A Dog Tale: Connecting Atlanta's At-Risk Youths With Rescue Dogs, GPB | June 7, 2019

Not all superheroes wear capes, jump over buildings or hail from Wakanda. And if you're near downtown Atlanta, you may run into non-traditional superheroes: known as the W-Underdogs. The non-profit works with at-risk kids by rescuing dogs in the neighborhood.

Data from the Atlanta Humane Society report 70 million homeless animals in the U.S. Only one out of every 10 dogs find permanent homes. The W-Underdogs have rescued about 400 of those pets. Gracie Hamlin is founder of the program. She joined On Second Thought to talk about the organization.

Animal Advocates Radio “Voices Carry for Animals #210” - The W-Underdogs, BlogTalkRadio | March 8, 2019

Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 8 — W-Underdogs in Georgia, Animal Rescue Professionals Association | March 6, 2019

Grace is the founder of W-Underdogs in Atlanta, Georgia and joins us today. She shares with us the inspiration behind the start of W-Underdogs and the impact they are making in their local community. She not only focuses on rescuing dogs but her impact in her local community. Her organization focuses on helping kids and teaching them life skills while caring for the dogs in need in their neighborhood and the surrounding community. She is truly an inspiration to not only her community but to the kids, she serves alongside with. The kids are her inspiration during difficult times.

The W-Underdogs, Atlanta Pet Life | December 7, 2018

Nonprofit gets at-risk kids off the streets and into rescuing dogs.

Grace Hamlin Unsung Hero from The W-Underdogs, The Petco Foundation | October 4, 2018

This Life with Gracie: How a woman’s love for rescue dogs is transforming kids’ lives, AJC | August 28, 2018

Grace Hamlin was doing a little gardening, minding her own business one day when she noticed a kid pass by, crying…

Atlanta Organization Helps Strays While Keeping Kids Out of Gangs, iHeartDogs | August 28, 2018

Disabled Veteran Helps Stray Dogs While Keeping Kids Out of Gangs, The Dogington Post | August 16, 2018

A disabled veteran in the Atlanta area started an incredible program that keeps the kids in her neighborhood away from gangs and teaches them to care for homeless pets.

Grace Hamlin — The W-Underdogs, Rob’s Rescues | August 3, 2018

Organizations: W-Underdogs, Georgia Trend Magazine | July 1, 2018

James Mathis was kicked out of school for fighting. The preteen seemed destined for the same bleak fate as the older kids who were vandalizing and shooting up his neighborhood in southeast Atlanta. Then he joined W-Underdogs, where he found a new purpose.

W-Underdogs teaches kids in Atlanta neighborhood to care for pets and other life lessons, 11Alive on YouTube | May 21, 2018

W-Underdogs teaches kids in Atlanta neighborhood to care for pets and other life lessons, 11Alive | May 21, 2018

Local organization, W-Underdogs, helps kids avoid gangs by helping pets, 11Alive | May 21, 2018

Meet the Atlanta Police officer whose job is to end animal cruelty, Atlanta magazine | December 6, 2017

In January, a 6-year-old boy was killed by a loose pit bull. Amy Soeldner wants that to never happen again.

The Citizen Community of W-Underdogs, Hands On Atlanta | August 23, 2017

“We fight for a humane Atlanta and for safer communities for all...”

W-Underdogs Dog House Design Challenge, Hypepotamus | February 2, 2016

Atlanta’s W-Underdogs Helps Disadvantaged Kids and Dogs Alike, Dogster magazine | January 27, 2016

We chat with Grace Hamlin about her nonprofit, which gets local kids off the streets and into rescuing dogs.

Neighborhoods - ATL Neighborhood MVPs, Creative Loafing | March 26, 2015

Grace Hamlin plays a hands-on role in raising the quality of life in Peoplestown by instilling compassion and ethics in at-risk children through her W-Underdogs animal rescue and youth program