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.

Willie Nelson

Minimum Donation: $220 220 $


Willie Nelson is on the Road Again to his forever home. So long to Blue skies, all of them gone, looking for Nothing but blue skies from now on. Just like his namesake, Willie Nelson is a complete chill type. He finds a quiet soft spot to claim, but once outside, he bops around and enjoys a nice slow stroll. He’s friendly with other dogs and cats, pretty much ignores them, happy to be the observer rather than a participant.

Because of his chill nature, it might be better to find an all-adult home or with older children. His ideal family will get his old man chill vibe and care for a 10-year-old dog, his grooming and skin needs, with much more love and cuteness to give. He is kennel trained but does not spend much time in one. He needs someone that might work from home or can let him out regularly for potty breaks. He loves car rides and following around the foster family to get those under the chin, top of the head, and belly scratches. He's too cute and too sweet not to be someone's ideal fur baby!


Age: 10 years old
Looks Like: Shih Tzu
Available for Adoption NOW
Gender: Male
Cats: Yes
Good with Kids Children over 10
Est. Adult Weight: 14 lbs