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.


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Hi I’m Ripley! I’m about 9 mo old and my foster mom says I look like a shepherd mix maybe with a husky because I like to give little grumbles when I play and little ”ah-woos” when I’m excited!

I live with three kids (11, 8, 6) and I think they are amazing. I’m super gentle with them and love to lay down next to them while they play their games. I also live with three dogs who help me feel confident in new situations so I think that I would love have another dog in my new home but with the right person it wouldn’t be a deal breaker if I was the only dog.

I’m crate trained and potty trained (but my foster mom always keeps a close eye on me) and walk nicely on a leash as long as I dont see a bunny but I'm working hard on learning that bunnies are friends, not food. I LOVE to play with toys and will throw them around while I play like a total goober or slide my chew bones and chase them as they spin.

I’m very smart and in the two weeks that I’ve been in a home I’ve learned crate, down, sit, and leave it. Basically if you have some treats and some time I can learn a new skill! My foster mom is great at keeping my brain engaged which helps me feel like I have a “job” and I love that.

If you’re looking for a smart fun new friend for you, your kids, or your dogs then please reach out to my foster mom and we can see if we are a good fit!


Age: 9 months old (as of September 2023)
Looks Like: Shepherd mix
Available for Adoption NOW
Gender: Female
Cats: No
Good with Kids Good with all Children
Est. Adult Weight: 55 lbs