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.
Guess who won a full dog training scholarship! Meet Cricket!
At a mere 35lbs, Cricket packs a lot of life, love and smarts into a tiny package! This pocket pittie loves to play fetch with her favorite toy of all time... a stick (balls are for sissies)! But she also has a nice shut off switch and will follow her person around the house, watch you cook dinner and then curl up for a movie (assuming you share the popcorn!).
Cricket is fully crate trained (quiet as a mouse - zero separation anxiety) and has already started on her basic obedience. Her trainer says she is so smart and learns super quick! Because of her smarts and ability to quickly shift into “high gear” (easily aroused) ADR will sponsor a month of Board & Train followed up with 6 weeks of group “go-home” lessons at K9 Working Minds for her new person to help with her future success.
Cricket would prefer an only dog home (likes dogs but again the easily aroused thing) and sorry, but no kitties or small critters as typical of her breed she has a high prey drive.
Please note, Cricket isn’t seeking a passive pet parent. Couch potatoes need not apply. She is seeking an active life partner who enjoys ongoing dog training, doing things together to keep the mind and body sharp, and being fully engaged in every day whether that be playing, training, hiking or snuggling.