My name is Atticus!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Austin, Texas - Atticus
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Austin Dog Rescue

Facts about Atticus

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
THIS IS A COURTESY LISTING. ADR is not responsible for the health, temperament, behavior or placement of this dog. Listings are done at the request of the dog's owner and as an outreach and community service in hopes of finding these dogs a loving, stable forever home. Placement decisions are made solely at the discretion of the owner, and not Austin Dog Rescue. Owners are required to ask for an adoption fee from adopters.

This is the information that we received from Atticus's current family:

Atticus is a 60-pound Lab mix that has been with us for about a year and a half. Unfortunately, after trying everything I can think of, it's become apparent that he and my older dog will not be able to stay together. They have spent the last year trying to decide who will be the dominant dog, and it has reached a point where I don't think it's safe to leave them alone together.

As for Atticus: he is almost 2 years old, and loves to be with is people. He is extremely playful, loves fetch and swimming. Though he could use some work on the ball actually making it all the way back to you.

The issue with my dog stems from them both being very dominant, and Cerberus (old dog) is very territorial. Atticus is good with more submissive dogs, but he definitely likes to be in charge. For instance, he loves my little female dog and lets her crawl all over him. The dog park is hit or miss. He can be a little bit of a bully and he kind of runs around and inspects everyone. He mostly just runs, but if another super dominant dog walks in we just head out. It's not worth the risk in my mind.

He's only been around one cat with me, and he ran up to sniff it and scared the living daylights out of the cat. It wasn't my cat, so we didn't test it further and just kept them separated. So I guess that's a long winded way to say "I have no idea if he likes cats or not."

He likes kids a lot. There are some kids in my neighborhood that he begs to play with when we walk. I think with training, he would be good for a family with somewhat bigger (the kids in my neighborhood all look to be older than 7 or 8) kids. I've only let him play with a few kids because I'm worried I'll get reamed out if he knocks them over trying to play.

If you are interested in meeting Atticus, please contact Jenna at:

About Austin Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Austin Dog Rescue is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and re-homing shelter dogs in Austin, Texas and the surrounding areas.

Since 2006 we have found almost 600 dogs forever homes! We can always use donations and volunteers, so check out our website at if you want to help!

Our Adoption Process...

To adopt from us, you'll need to fill out an application on our website at We require a vet reference. Renters must have written permission from their landlords in order to adopt from us.

If your application is approved, we'll come to your home for a visit. This is just to be sure that you live in an environment that is safe for a dog.

After your application has been approved and your home visit has been completed, you're ready to adopt. We require a $165 adoption fee and a signed contract at the time we release the dog to your care. You can change your mind within three days for a refund of your adoption fee. Should you change your mind after the three day period, we will not provide a refund.

If you ever decide to give up guardianship of a dog adopted from us, for any reason, you must return the dog to our care.