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 pound chihuahua, they chase squirrels and sunbathe in the yard together.

She is absolutely perfect in every way. River gets along with all dogs, she is not reactive and loves any and all attention.  Her and the resident cat are even buddies.

She will need a home with a dog friend and playmate and would do best if her people are around. She would be the perfect dog to take into work or to have around if you work from home. River is not food motivated but loves a good stuffed toy. She will carry it around in her mouth while she patrols the yard.

River is such an easy girl you can take anywhere with you. She loves outings and walks and will be the perfect companion whether you want to stay in and watch TV or go out to dinner. She is seriously the BEST DOG EVER!


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