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.
My name’s Rain Lily, but you can call me “Lily” when we meet :) I’m gentle and dainty, but don’t let my small size fool you! I’m an aerodynamic rocket dog, not a pocket dog. Short burst sprints are my favorite and I love to prance on my morning and evening walks. I have a pelvic injury that doesn’t slow me down, but will require routine care and some caution to help me rebuild strength. Cars terrify me, since the injury was likely caused from being hit by a car. I prefer yards with very little traffic noise and quieter walking routes.
It's critical for me to stay VERY active long-term in order to maintain mobility. My gait will never be "normal." The vet recommends a soft diet and the following PT exercises as much and as often as possible (ideally 3 times a day every day):
- Slow leashed walks for 20-30 minutes.
- Passive Range of Motion on hips, 10-20 repetitions.
- Dancing, 10-20 repetitions.
I’ve learned so much in just 2 short months of foster care. I'm extraordinarily smart and sensitive, and my #1 priority is to please you. I’m fully house trained and sleep through the night like an angel. I know a few commands (“come” “look” “stay”) and am learning more. Snuggling next to my foster mom on the couch is the best, and I tolerate her many kisses. I’ve discovered reflections in windows to watch things I’m too short to see.
My foster home has a forever cat and another small foster dog, Vienna. I adore Vienna and am warming up to the cat. Sometimes the cat darts
through the house and I’ll chase her for funsies, but have never hurt her. When my foster mom comes home, I get so excited that my entire body wiggles and I tap my front feet and zoomie in small circles. I also play a lot with my mouth since I’m still a young pup. Every once in awhile I'll let out a few small barks when strangers come to the house.
I would love an active home that can keep me stimulated. And also parents who will look after my injury and commit to an ongoing healing process. Is this you?? :)