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 $


Hello friends! I’m Toby. I’m a ridgeback who is looking for my perfect family!

First things first, my foster mom tells me I was born with a congenital spinal defect - not good! Thanks to ADR, I apparently had surgery and physical therapy. All I remember was a great sleep and getting to hang out with some cool people and move around. And my foster mom says I’m getting stronger every week! While I barely notice my disability, my foster mom and friends at physical therapy say I will always need to work on making sure I stay strong in my back legs, so I need a family that is committed to helping me stay fit and active. I also need more supervision (more opportunities for me to love on you!) and when we have company or there’s something I’m super excited about, I wear these super chic belly bands just in case I have an accident.

My foster mom says I’m friendly, playful, mischievous, snuggly, and about the happiest dog she’s ever met. I love being around my human and canine family and my favorite thing ever might be to snuggle on the couch at the end of a long day filled with playtime, naps, more playtime, and, you guessed it, more snuggles. I’m a little uncoordinated and a big puppy, so no young kids for me. I’m very curious about cats, but get a little too excited, so maybe only a home with cats who are pretty good with dogs.  I also struggle quite a bit with stairs and love time in the backyard. I would love to live with another pup who likes to play gently and can handle my size. Are you my forever family?


Age: 9 months old
Looks Like: Ridgeback
Gender: Male
Available for Adoption NOW
Cats: Unknown
Good with Kids Children over 5
Est. Adult Weight: 70 lbs