My name is AUSTIN!

Labrador Retriever/Foxhound Mix Dog for adoption in Knoxville, Tennessee - AUSTIN
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Facts about AUSTIN

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Foxhound Mix
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
An adoption application on AUSTIN can be found at the following link:
Please email the completed application to
Please submit an application and do not also contact the shelter. You will be contacting both the adoption coordinator and the marketing director, who do not see each other's emails. This causes confusion.

ADORABLE AFFECTIONATE APPRECIATIVE, AUSTIN is all of these A adjectives and more!

AMIABLE: AUSTIN has been perfection with every single human, dog, and kitty cat he's met.
APPROACHABLE: All who meet him immediately feel at ease in his presence. There is nothing intimidating about this gentle soul.
ADVENTUROUS: Though snuggling and getting love are Austin's favorite things, he and his foster brother Carter to like to embark on little adventures together.
ATTRACTIVE: He has the most beautiful greenish eyes, though it is hard to see in his photos.
AGILE: He is surprisingly athletic though he is a laid back boy. He is the equivalent of the quiet normal looking kid who blows everyone on the football field.
AMUSING: Watching AUSTIN experience his "firsts" such as first time on hard wood, first time watching tv, first time to climb in a kind human's lap, etc.. is both amusing and heartwarming.
ADEPT and ATTENTIVE: His desire to please coupled with his ability to pick up on things quickly make him an incredible family pup. We think he is a therapy dog candidate.
ACCOMMODATING: AUSTIN is content with whatever situation makes those around him most comfortable. This applies to both the people and the resident pup in his foster home.
ADMIRABLE: This boy has been kind and trusting from the first moment. He just wants to fit in and make everybody happy. He soaks up the smallest gesture. He gets joy from laying in the sun or on a dog bed. He is in heaven with children climbing on him like a jungle gym. We provided no initial training to make him such a wonderful dog, yet he is.

AUSTIN is 18 months old and while his breed and body type give him the natural endurance to be a wonderful hiking or jogging buddy, he is not a hyper dog. He is a cuddly, happy, loyal dog who will be a great addition to any family or devoted sidekick for a single person. AUSTIN's forever family is going to be tremendously lucky to call this gentle soul their own.

AUSTIN is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all vaccinations.
His $450 adoption fee includes interstate transport to the Knoxville area.

An adoption application for AUSTIN can be found at the following link:
Please email the completed application to It typically takes us around 5 BUSINESS DAYS to process an application. We will reach out to you as soon as your application is processed.

All of our dogs start their journey in Memphis, Tennessee where they remain in loving foster families until they are adopted. Once adopted, they travel via one of our transport partners to their new forever homes. We use Alpha Dog Pet Transport for our New England, Nashville, and Knoxville adoptions ( and The Road Home Pet Transport for our Midwest adopters (

Breed selection is done in conjunction with two local vets and is not to be considered a guarantee but rather a well-educated decision from well qualified staff.

Due to the extremely high volume of inquiries we receive, we ask that you request, complete, and submit an application before asking additional questions. We try very hard to include all pertinent information in our bios. We are excited to help you find your new family member. However, Woof River is 100% volunteer operated. We want to spend our time saving dogs and assisting those adopters who have taken the time to complete an application. Thank you for understanding.

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About WOOF RIVER ANIMAL RESCUE- Knoxville Chapter

About Our Rescue Group...

Woof River Animal Rescue is a 100% volunteer run foster based organization in Memphis, TN. Our mission is to save as many dogs and puppies as possible from high kill shelters and the streets in the South. Each and every dog lives as part of the family in a loving foster home until the perfect forever home is found.

An average of 1200 dogs a month are euthanized in the MidSouth. There are also countless dogs living on the streets without vet care or even shelter. These heartbreaking numbers are the fuel that keeps us working all day every day for free.

We serve all ages and breeds. We believe every dog deserves a chance at a warm, loving home every day of his life - and that new life starts with us!

Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our dogs are fostered in the Memphis area. We are happy to for you to come to Memphis and meet any of our dogs once you have an APPROVED adoption application on file. We unable to do meet and greets for anyone outside of Memphis, unless you are willing and able to travel to Memphis yourself.

Our Adoption Process...

The first step towards adopting a Woof River Animal Rescue pup is completing the adoption application! The application gives us background information necessary to select the best fit family for each dog and vise versa. We are excited to work with you to find your furry new family member! We take our job very seriously and want to do everything possible to ensure each and every dog will be with his adopted family for life.

We highly suggest submitting an application describing the type of dog you are looking for even if you don't see that particular dog on our adoptapet page. We don't have every dog posted at once. Also, there are hundreds of homeless dogs in this area so there is a large chance that just what you are searching for can be found.

We are all volunteers, but we also respect the time of our adopters. We try to have all applications processed in 5 business days or less. Once your application has been processed we will contact you. If you are approved, then we will send you the adoption contract, spay/neuter contract (for puppies under 6 months), transport information, and payment information. All adoption fees may be paid via PayPal, credit card, or debit card. All payments are handled securely through the PayPal site. However, you do not have to have a PayPal account to pay with credit or debit.

Adoption fees are $250 for Memphis, $300 for Nashville, and $450 for our Knoxville, Midwest, and New England. Adoption fees are a direct result of $250 local adoption fee plus cost of health certificate and transport.

Once the adoption is official, we put our adopters in touch with the foster parents. The foster parents are happy to talk with you about your dog's current routine and favorite things. This is priceless in helping you prepare for your new arrival!

In order to qualify for Woof River’s program all of the following steps must be met:

• You must be at least 18 years of age and be able to provide proof of age.
• Any current pets must be up to date on vaccinations, and be spayed/neutered. Exceptions to this will only be considered if proof of a medical explanation is provided.
• If you currently rent, you must provide a landlord’s phone number and a copy of your executed lease.
• All members of the family living in the home where the animal will be placed must agree be interviewed.
• If needed, you allow a Woof River representative into your home for a visit to insure that your home is safe for the potential new dog.
• Be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment and proper care for a pet.

Because we are a volunteer based organization, we receive hundreds of inquiries each day. We are unable to answer all questions until an adoption application has been received.