Below are the dogs currently available in the Austin, TX area. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis and a home visit is required. The adoption fee for most of these dogs is $200, puppies are $250, seniors $150; if a dog is not spayed or neutered we require a $75 deposit, which is refundable once surgery is performed.

Please consider adopting one of our sweet seniors! Read the top ten reasons to adopt an older dog here.

The page is updated regularly, please scroll to the bottom of the page to see all of our available dogs.

Also, [Application Pending] means the dog does have an application, but backups are welcome and [Adoption Pending] means the dog is in an adoptive home on the trial period, but has not yet been adopted so we will still accept applications until the adoption is finalized.

For more information please contact info@houndrescue.com or learn how to apply if interested in adopting.


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Available Hounds

Available

Joey

Joey is a 11 years young beagle/cocker mix looking for his forever home! Don't let his age fool you; he's still an energetic dog who can chase a ball for hours. Joey's previous owner raised him since he was a puppy, but unfortunately had to go to a nursing home when she could no longer take care of him. Joey craves attention, loves to snuggle, and is an excellent lap dog. He's used to being the king of the castle and will need a patient and loving home willing to work with him and his strong sense of ownership over toys and treats. He is house trained, walks well on a leash, gets along well with dogs and cats, and would do best in a home with no children.


If you're looking for an energetic and lovable dog, Joey might be the guy for you!

DOG TYPE: Beagle-cocker mix SPAYED/NEUTERED: YES
GENDER: Male MICROCHIPPED: YES
AGE: 11 Years SPECIAL NEEDS: No children under 10
WEIGHT: 26 Lbs. PLACEMENT URGENCY: NO

Available

Champ

Champ is a 9-year-old sweetheart. He came to Hound Rescue exhausted after spending some time on his own, but he clearly has not always been on his own. He is house trained, knows and follows basic commands, and just wants to sleep and be near his people. He gets along well with kids and only seems to chase cats when they run. He enjoys his walks, sitting in the sun, rolling in grass, and driving in the car.

Champ is a bit hard of hearing, not unusual for an older dog. He would do better as an only dog due to a bit of food aggression. He would also love for his family to work out of the house or be retired. He misses his people when they are gone.

Champ is looking ready for his forever home!

DOG TYPE: BEAGLE MIX SPAYED/NEUTERED: YES
GENDER: MALE MICROCHIPPED: YES
AGE: 9 YR SPECIAL NEEDS: NONE
SIZE: 32 Lbs. PLACEMENT URGENCY: NO


Available

Pluto

Pluto is out of this world! This special guy is gentle and loving with everyone - including small children. He enjoys human companionship over dog buddies but shows no sign of aggressive behavior. (he is being fostered in a home with multiple dogs) He is definitely a Velcro dog and will let you know if he can't see you. He is house trained and is working on his leash skills and manners.

Pluto does have a couple medical issues we are working to resolve, including heartworm treatment, which Hound Rescue will pay for at ATA even if he's adopted already. Don't that that scare you off this sweet guy!

DOG TYPE: BEAGLE MIX SPAYED/NEUTERED: YES
GENDER: MALE MICROCHIPPED: YES
AGE: 6 YR SPECIAL NEEDS: HEARTWORM TREATMENT
SIZE: 35 Lbs. PLACEMENT URGENCY: NO


Adoption Pending

Abby

Abby is a very sweet, affectionate low-key beagle. She enjoys a quick run outside with the other dogs when her foster parents arrive home, but then she wants to come back in to sleep in her bed or be in someone’s lap having her head scratched. Given the opportunity, she prefers to sleep with you in bed and will snuggle with you all night. When you move she moves with you. She’s not a big fan of toys, although she likes to hide the ball from one of her foster sisters – not that she wants to play with it, she just doesn’t want the other dog to have it! She has formed an attraction to the older, quiet dog in her foster home and has taken to snuggling up with her. In general, Abby is not an active dog and would do best with someone looking for a quiet, loving companion.

Could Abby be a perfect fit for your family?

DOG TYPE: BEAGLE SPAYED/NEUTERED: YES
GENDER: FEMALE MICROCHIPPED: YES
AGE: 3 YR SPECIAL NEEDS: NONE
SIZE: 32 Lbs. PLACEMENT URGENCY: NO


Available from Another Rescue

Caldwell

Caldwell is a very happy and well-adjusted boy and likes to play with both other dogs and people. He will enjoy an active person or family who will spend time with him and take him places like the dog park and on super fun walks! As a typical young Border Collie mix and “active companion” (vs. “companion” or “couch potato” energy levels), Caldwell does need daily exercise but his energy is not excessive, and he does like to crash and curl up for a good nap after play time. Caldwell likes to play with balls and tug toys with people and other dogs.

Caldwell has not been tested with cats, but has done great with kids of all ages at All Border Collie Rescue’s monthly meet and greet events at Natural Pawz in Houston.

Caldwell is an energetic puppy and loves to play with his brother and the several other dogs in his foster home of both genders, all ages, and all sizes. Caldwell kennels/crates well, sleeps through the night in his kennel without issue, and also is trained to go into his kennel for meals. He would love for his new owner to take him to a basic obedience class to learn how to work well together and as a bonding experience. He loves to swim in the pond at his foster home with all of the other dogs.

More details and adoption info available at All Border Collie Rescue Caldwell Info

DOG TYPE: Hound/Mix  SPAYED/NEUTERED: YES
GENDER: MALE MICROCHIPPED: YES
AGE: 7 mo SPECIAL NEEDS: Pup!
SIZE: 22 Lbs.(and growing) PLACEMENT URGENCY: NO

Available

Domino

Domino is an absolute doll of a beagle boy, very lovable, snuggly, and a true gentleman. He is so gentle and laid back. He loves his walks and is great on a leash. He loves other dogs and people – he doesn’t know what a stranger is. He greets everyone on his walks. He does well with cats, too. In his previous home he was accustomed to using the doggy door to go outside to play and howl at the squirrels. He would do well with someone who is retired, works from home or can check on him at lunch.

Domino’s left eye has been removed due to glaucoma and he requires eye drops twice a day in his right eye, but otherwise he’s a healthy, happy boy!

DOG TYPE: BEAGLE SPAYED/NEUTERED: YES
GENDER: MALE MICROCHIPPED: YES
AGE: 9 YR SPECIAL NEEDS: NONE
SIZE: 36 Lbs. PLACEMENT URGENCY: NO


Available

Mocha

Mocha is as sweet as her name. Upon approach, Mocha offers her belly for a good long rub. She loves to cuddle and would happily share your bed with you. Her happy disposition made her a hit with a number of young children at a recent rescue dog event. In true beagle form, she loves to explore, go on long walks and share your dinner. She gets along well with other dogs but would be just fine as the only pet. Mocha is house and dog-door trained. While her shelter records give her age as 9 years, we suspect she is probably younger and just need to have this verified by a vet. This little piece of sweetness would be a great family addition!

DOG TYPE: BEAGLE SPAYED/NEUTERED: YES
GENDER: FEMALE MICROCHIPPED: YES
AGE: 9 YR SPECIAL NEEDS: HEARTWORM TREATMENT
SIZE: 26 Lbs. PLACEMENT URGENCY: NO


Available

Dottie

Dottie is a young, beautiful Coonhound/Treeing Walker Mix. She will instantly warm up to you and want to give you kisses. She especially loves to get in your lap and turnover immediately for a belly rub. She loves a good long belly rub. Dottie is crate trained and house trained and knows the command sit very well. We are working on leash manners and she is a quick learner but her nose sometimes gets in the way and makes her want to pull. She is getting better every day though.

Surprisingly Dottie is a quiet Hound. She can spend several hours outside smelling every inch of the yard and not start baying or howling. She is very puppy-like when it comes to her toys and playing. After she gets a good bit of exercise she relaxes well.

Dottie would do best as an only dog. She was not socialized with other dogs very much before in her previous life and it takes her some time to warm up to other dogs. She is very shy and fearful of other dogs at first. Over time with patience and training this can be worked on.

DOG TYPE: Coonhound-Treeing Walker Mix SPAYED/NEUTERED: YES
GENDER: FEMALE MICROCHIPPED: YES
AGE: 1.5 YR SPECIAL NEEDS: NONE
SIZE: 40 Lbs. PLACEMENT URGENCY: NO


Available

Lotta

Lotta is a beautiful healthy 5-year old Basset Hound with magnificent long ears. She is a typical Basset: a happy and loving lap-dog. She will claim the best chair in the house and will look at you with those deceptively sad eyes. She is house-trained, not destructive but enjoys to occupy herself with chewing toys. She has a big Basset Hound voice. She is not a barker but when she barks everyone surely hears her. She barks when she is happy to see someone, and when it is her walk time.

She loves daily walks, even a short walk around the block will make her happy. She is young and energetic, so she needs an owner who will be able to provide some exercise for her. She is good with children and cats. Although generally friendly to dogs, she needs to be the only dog in the house. Her current family is heartbroken to re-home Lotta because she is very jealous to other dogs in the house and gets into fights.

DOG TYPE: BASSET HOUND SPAYED/NEUTERED: YES
GENDER: FEMALE MICROCHIPPED: YES
AGE: 5 YR SPECIAL NEEDS: ONLY DOG
SIZE: 38 Lbs. PLACEMENT URGENCY: NO


Available

Referral Listing: Ellie Mae

We are looking for a wonderful home for our sweet three year old Black and Tan Coonhound. We are heartbroken to have to do this, but Ellie Mae needs a large property to roam and spend time with her owners and possibly other canine companions. Ellie is gentle, extremely smart and has grown up with another large dog, horses and four small children. She is spayed, has all current vaccinations, up to date vet papers and is AKC registered. Serious inquiries only as we will be selective as to where she is placed.

Note: This girl is not with Hound Rescue and is a courtesy posting only. Please contact smerklo6@gmail.com for more information about adopting.

DOG TYPE: B&T Coonhound SPAYED/NEUTERED: YES
GENDER: MALE MICROCHIPPED: YES
AGE: 3 YR SPECIAL NEEDS: Large yard, Active home
SIZE: 75 Lbs. PLACEMENT URGENCY: NO

Application Pending

Lucky

Lucky is one of the sweetest Beagles his foster parents have ever met. He is also smart, lovable, energetic, funny, and well-mannered. He has the most beautiful light brown eyes and they are filled with adoration when he looks at you. Lucky loves being part of a pack and is very eager to please. We think he would do best in a home with other social dogs and/or a stay at home doggie parent and a yard to run in. He came from a pack of three and will do best in a pack, not left alone. He's very social and oh so handsome.

His foster parents are working on his leash manners and "waiting" at the door when it is opened. He is very gentle when accepting treats and does not seem food-driven like most beagles. Lucky is perfectly content to sit in your lap to watch TV and then join in to play with his foster siblings. When his foster parents says “time to go to bed,” Lucky heads off to his beagle bed and sleeps all night with no whining or protests. It's cute as he has a little snore when he goes to sleep, sounds so sweet. Lucky is a exceptional lovebug.

He is one super adorable little guy that deserves a forever home that will love him for all of his days and he will give tons of love in return.

DOG TYPE: BEAGLE SPAYED/NEUTERED: YES
GENDER: MALE MICROCHIPPED: YES
AGE: 5 YR SPECIAL NEEDS: NONE
SIZE: 21 Lbs. PLACEMENT URGENCY: NO


Adoption Pending

Lilly

Lilly is a one year old, high energy coonhound. We are working with her to add a few much needed pounds. Lilly’s ideal home would be with an active family with some land. She is a true hunting dog with a nose that smells a scent miles away. She is young and does not quite understand her size. Lilly loves to share your lap, your bed, the chair and will even help you finish your dinner. Hobbies include tracking, window nose art, tree climbing, doggy wrestling, squirrel chasing and her favorite….counter-surfing.

Because of her age, Lilly needs training. But at night she will happily share a spot on your bed or curl up on a nice cushy dog bed. She loves attention and has the sweetest personality. Lilly is not aggressive. She gets along great with younger dogs and quickly learns her place with the older ones. Her disposition with cats is unknown. She knows how to use a dog door and we are still working on house-training skills.

Could Lilly be a perfect fit for your family?

DOG TYPE: COONHOUND SPAYED/NEUTERED: YES
GENDER: FEMALE MICROCHIPPED: YES
AGE: 1.5 YR SPECIAL NEEDS: NONE
SIZE: 34 Lbs. PLACEMENT URGENCY: NO


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