My name is Hank!

Basset Hound/Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Austin, Texas - Hank
Photo 1 - Basset Hound/Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Austin, Texas - Hank
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Hank's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Hank's Story...
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 Hank's current family:

My husband and I were driving back into Austin from an overnight camping trip, and we came across two stray dogs outside of Uvalde, TX. We pulled over after being alarmed that they were standing in the middle of a major road with cars and semi trucks flying past them. We cautiously approached these two to only find them welcome us with a desire of belly rubs and paw shakes. We knew these two were very special dogs.They were found without collars, no microchips (verified by two different vets), covered in fleas and no local postings about them being missing.Unable to have the heart to surrender them to the local, crowded Uvalde shelter, and possibly have them separated, we drove them back to Austin, and got them fully vaccinated, flea treated, fed and bathed.

They are at home with us and our three other pups, but I'm seeking someone who wants to be their forever home or potential foster home. They are the sweetest dogs, and have a strong bond to each other (constantly playing, grooming, and cuddling with each other). My main goal is to find them a home that will allow them to be adopted together. They are very attached and bonded to be separated. We wish we could adopt them, but with having a full pack of three and a smaller house + work travel, it's not the best option. We would love to find them an adoptive home or even a foster home that might have the proper bandwidth to take care of these two amazing dogs.

Update: After posting to several missing dog websites and making contact with a buyer of the original owner, it appears that these dogs were unfortunately abandoned. We have posted to all of the popular missing dog websites, Facebook pages, craigslist lost/found, left flyers with the local vet and called and notified the animal shelter. Also, I have tried finding them an adoptive home through our social media, friends, family, coworkers, Nextdoor app, craigslist classified and have reached out to local pet businesses and rescues for support.

Here is more information about Hank:

Name: Hank (recently named)
Sex: Male
Breed: Expected to be a Basset Hound and Retriever mix
Neutered: No, but have an appointment on 1/19 to get him neutered
Vaccinations: Took him to Austin Corner Vet and he is fully up-to-date (rabies, bordatella, heartworm check, distemper parvo, 6 month flea preventative, 6 month heartworm preventative) and can provide vet papers. Teeth are in perfect condition.
Weight: Approximately 55-60 lbs.
Age: Vet estimated at 2 years.
Microchips: No, confirmed by two vets (Uvalde local vet + Austin Corner Vet)
Good with Kids: Unsure - not tested
Good with Cats: Unsure - not tested
Good with Other Dogs: Yes
Aggressive: No
Biography: He is the sweetest dog, very relaxed, low-maintenance and LOVES to cuddle. He does not have any aggressive behavior, and loves to play with other dogs. Hank warmed up to our dogs immediately. He would be great with any owner who wants a best friend.
Fun Fact: Howls if you play a siren noise.

If you are interested in meeting this handsome fella, please contact Lauren at: 512-695-5411 or

Facts about Hank

  • Breed: Basset Hound/Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Hank, a Austin Basset Hound/Retriever (Unknown Type) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Basset Hound/Retriever (Unknown Type) for sale in Austin, or seeking a Basset Hound/Retriever (Unknown Type) dog from a breeder in Austin.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Austin already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Austin breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Basset Hound/Retriever (Unknown Type) breeders who help with Basset Hound/Retriever (Unknown Type) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Austin paves the way for another one to be saved.