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.


Minimum Donation: $190 190 $


Introducing Shelby, the champion cuddler! This pup is about 6 months old and is as sweet as they come! She is currently learning puppy manners and has mastered sitting for things she wants like pats, ear rubs, treats, meals, and to have doors opened for her. Potty training was a breeze; she knows to go outside and not in her crate. The only time she slips up is if it’s raining, but who likes sitting in the rain anyway?

Shelby is so full of bubbly personality and loves to play fetch. Her energy level is right in the middle - she loves going for walks & chasing squirrels, but isn’t exactly running buddy material. She also loves to parade around with toys in her mouth, showing them off to everyone!

Shelby’s ideal family would be one with another playful pup and possibly a human sibling or two. She does really well with older (7+), dog savvy kiddos, but will chase and possible knock down younger kiddos if they run from her. Her foster home has 2 pup siblings and she is quickly learning their social cues like when playtime is over.

She crates beautifully and is happy to chill out in there after playtime, when you’re leaving the house, and overnght. Shelby also enjoys car rides and makes a great copilot! At the end of the day she loves to cuddle up for movie time with her people…although you may have to turn up the volume because this girl can snore!

Shelby is ready for her next adventure with her forever family. Are you that family?


Age: 5-6 months old
Looks Like: Lab/American Bulldog Mix
Available for Adoption NOW
Gender: Female
Cats: Unknown
Good with Kids Children over 5
Est. Adult Weight: 50-65 lbs