Austin Puppies and Dogs Available

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Tips on Considering Adoption, Over Buying a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Austin


Fun Things to Do With Your Dog in Austin

Looking for things to do with your new canine companion in the Austin area? Austin Yappy Hour takes place the last Friday of every month, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, at The Irie Bean Coffee Bar. As you mingle with other dog parents, learn new dog training tips and stock up on gear for your dog. Listen to the beats of local live music and take advantage of drink specials as you spend time with your pup and make new friends.

Enjoy an afternoon in the Austin sunshine at Zilker Botanical Gardens where your leashed pet is welcome to join you as you explore the beautiful gardens. On Sundays, relax with Austin Doga, giving you the opportunity to practice yoga with your furry best friend. Austin Doga classes combine dog and human yoga with breath work, meditation, sound therapy, and aromatherapy. It’s sure to keep your pup happy and relaxed the rest of the day. On weekends, bring your leashed pup to the Barton Creek Farmers Market to enjoy Austin’s fresh local produce.

Bring your dog to Red Bud Isle, where she can enjoy an off-leash romp with new friends at this 13-acre dog park. Austin has more than 15 off-leash and on-leash parks where your pup is welcome to join in the outdoor fun. After your day at the park, visit Groovy Dog Bakery for delicious all natural treats for your pup. For more ideas on things to do with your dog in the Austin area, visit the Dog Owner’s Guide to Austin on

Austin Dog Rescues & Shelters

The Top 5 Reasons to Adopt, Rather than Buy a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Austin

  1. Finding the Best Match - Luckily, when you decide you want to add a furry member to your family, you have many dogs to choose from. Dogs and puppies of different breeds come with genetic tendencies that vary between breeds. More importantly, they also have distinct personalities, as each is an individual! It is common for rescuers and animal shelter staff and volunteers to already know the personality and tendencies of many of their dogs and puppies. This means they can better match up your requirements and lifestyle with the ideal dog or puppy. When searching for a new dog or puppy in Austin , consider your lifestyle first. Answer yourself these questions:
    1. Do you have time to housetrain a puppy and teach them the rules of the house?
    2. Can you provide adequate exercise for an active dog, or one who needs mental stimulation and lots of interaction?
    3. Will your new four-legged friend have other pets as buddies around the house?
    4. Is it critical that you find a dog who is comfortable with children?
  2. Purebred or Fabulous Mixed-Breed: Shelters Have Them All! - Looking for a specific type of dog or puppy? It is estimated that 30% of all shelter animals are purebred. There are also large numbers of “breed-rescue” organizations specifically devoted to rescuing and adopting out a particular breed. On the other hand, you can find your own one-of-a-kind, amazing mixed-breed dog in a shelter. We love those fabulous mutts! Due to a larger gene pool to draw from, often mixed-breed dogs have fewer behavioral problems or health issues, and can even live longer than purebred dogs. In short, whatever you’re looking for you can find at your local shelter or rescue group in Austin , and right here on
  3. Adult Adoption = Less Stress - Adopting an adult dog has many advantages. Adult dogs in shelters have often already been in homes, and may already be housebroken and obedience-trained. Also, since adult dogs’ personalities are already established, it is easy to tell if they are good with children, or familiar and comfortable with other pets. One thing is certain; adult dogs require less attention and less work than puppies do. Best of all, any rescued dog will be forever grateful you saved their life.
  4. Be a Hero - Adoption helps save lives! One dog or puppy adopted in Austin paves the way for another one to be saved. When you choose to adopt, you’re an instant hero.
  5. Adoption is MORE AFFORDABLE - Typically, adoption fees are much less than you’d pay for a dog or puppy for sale at a pet store, or even a breeder, in Austin . Adopting is especially a great deal because usually rescued dogs and puppies have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and have been spayed or neutered. It all adds up, but when you choose pet adoption you are paying less for a dog or puppy who is just as perfect as one you’d find for sale!

Some Austin Dog and Puppy Rescues

Below you'll find many Austin focused rescue organizations. This is not a complete list! If you are a Austin focused rescue and would like to be included, please sign up for an account here, then submit your request using the Contact Us link after you login to your rescue or shelter account. Thank you!