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.
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?