Austin Dog Rescue is made up purely of volunteers. Each dog is sheltered within a home in the Austin area. As such, there is no physical shelter to visit the dog at. If you think you may be interested in a particular dog now or in the future, please fill out an application form. People with approved application forms are prioritized over people who haven’t yet applied.
Meet Mason, a certified goofball and lovebug. This boy loves nothing more than to be close to his people and to get pets. He has the sweetest disposition and just loves everyone he meets, stranger is not in his vocabulary! He enjoys going out to restaurants, breweries and parks - any opportunity to make a new friend!
Mason's other favorite things are eating and exercise. He loves a good walk and he absolutely loses his mind with excitement when it is time for a meal. He has a good amount of energy and will need an active lifestyle, but he also settles down well and is always up for a cuddle session on the couch at the end of the day.
While Mason does absolutely adore people, he also gets scared of them on occasion. For example, if you pick up something that he doesn't recognize he might cower, run away and bark. He gets past it easily with some kind words and offers of scratches, and it does seem to be happening less and less frequently as he adjusts and feels more comfortable in his foster home. He'll just need a family who will be patient and understanding with him.
We think that Mason could do well in a home with or without another dog. He likes to play and picking up on cues from other dogs seems to help him with his fears, but he also enjoys having all of the pets and love to himself. He has done well with the cats that he has met.
Mason is a foodie and he will do anything for a treat, so training is relatively easy. He knows some basic commands, he is potty and crate trained, and he does well on a leash.
Overall, Mason is just a dang good dog. As long as you provide him with plenty of cuddles, walks and snacks he will be the happiest, most loving and loyal buddy you could ask for.