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.
Ranger and his sister (Pepita) came to us from the Gonzales Animal Shelter. He is approximately 6 months old, smart, wild, and full of energy!
Those looking for an “easy” dog need not apply. Pure puppy energy here! He will always find something to do and loves to chew! He is very happy with chew toys but if he doesn’t have one he will happily substitute your couch or your arm.
We are still working on potty training, but we are getting close! He does not mind being in his crate and often goes in there on his own with the door open to work on a frozen bone. He is not thrilled with being left alone although having other dogs around helps with this.
Ranger sleeps in his crate happily all night long in his foster parents’ bedroom next to the other pups. He loves walks and does very well on them. Loose leash and not reactive to other dogs we come across. His main focus on walks is finding unsuspecting bugs on the sidewalk to grab as snacks and he is quite talented at this. He is extremely playful with his foster siblings and loves to rough-house and play chase.
Ranger lives with cats in his foster home and there have been no issues so far. He mostly ignores them and they tend to keep their distance from him. However, his breed lends itself to strong prey drive and herding tendencies, so this is something to be mindful of if you have cats or other small animals in your home.
We have no reason to believe he won’t be a wonderful dog to have around kids, however there are no kids in his foster home and again, he is currently a crazy puppy! At this stage in his life he would absolutely jump on and knock over a little one and probably gnaw on an arm or a foot if given the opportunity. He would likely be a wonderful playmate to dog savvy, older kids.
Ranger will require training, consistent boundaries and exercise. Once you’ve done the work on this pup, you will have an amazing dog. He is extremely smart and has a lot of potential! Apply today if you'd like to meet Ranger!