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.

River (UPDATED!)

Minimum Donation: $220 220 $


River is the sweetest, goofiest dog. It is hard to describe what a cool dog she is. She has been with ADR for a while getting healthy after having a litter of puppies. She looks like a shepherd but has the heart of a lab and the tail. Her fur is soft like a teddy bear and she's just huggable. River loves to play with her toys and chew on her bones. Her best friend is a 12 lb chihuahua, they chase squirrels and sunbathe in the yard together.

River is great with the dogs in her house and the dog savvy cat. She loves being around children and going for outings and walks. River is such a love bug and can't contain her excitement when visitors come over.

She will need a home with a dog friend and playmate. River has anxiety about storms and is comforted with a confident buddy and familiar surroundings. She also requires extra care in her diet. Her body does not process food correctly so she needs a couple of supplements in order to keep and gain weight.


Age: 4 years old
Looks Like: Shepherd mix
Gender: Female
Available for Adoption NOW
Cats: Yes
Good with Kids Children over 5
Est. Adult Weight: 70 lbs