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My name is AUSTIN!

Posted over 2 years ago | Updated over 2 years ago

Cared for by The Rescue Train

My basic info

Labrador Retriever/Vizsla
Tan/Yellow/Fawn - with White
Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg) (when grown)
Pet ID

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Needs experienced adopter
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Austin is a dog that has taken a long ride on The Rescue Train. He was only seven months old when Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and he was a survivor. He had post-traumatic stress when he arrived at our rescue in Los Angeles and needed a lot of rehabilitation. We worked with dog trainers and our vet to get Austin to become whole again. All our hard work has paid off and Austin is ready to go home. He has always had a wonderful temperament and with a lot of focus on training has relaxed into the dog we always knew he could be.

Austin is a medium to high energy Labrador/Vizsla/Hound mix born in 2017. Weighing in at 55lbs. He is an exuberant pup, yet has sweetness to his soul. Austin can be goofy when he plays and it’s hilarious to watch him. He loves to run and throw his toys in the yard and for that reason he would not be a good apartment dog. He doesn't have a mean bone in his body but because of his strength and enthusiasm, we do not want to place him in a home with small dogs or small children. If he were to live with another dog, it should be a calm dog similar in size/age and they would need to be properly introduced. His current foster home also includes cats.

Our dog trainer thinks Austin is a fabulous dog. Whomever adopts Austin, needs to be committed to providing him with structure for the first couple of months so he can settle in. He would do best with an experienced large breed dog owner that knows structure. We have crate trained him so that will help this process for an adopter.

He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. If you can open your heart and home to Austin, please fill out our application. He is ready to WAG HIS WAY INTO YOUR HEART! Don't forget to check out his video on this page!
If you are interested in adopting Austin please fill out our adoption application by clicking this LINK. Applications are required PRIOR to meeting one of our animals and are used to set up a safe and successful adoption. Please don't be shy and answer the questions thoroughly. To learn more about our entire process please visit and click on the "Adopt A Dog" page.

PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT OWN A FACILITY. Our animals are in private foster homes. If you are interested in adopting one of our animals please fill out our online application. Or check our mobile adoption schedule on our home page.


The Rescue Train

Contact info

Pet ID
ONLY FOSTER HOMES, Studio City, CA 91604

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

1) View pets online

2) Submit application for the pet of your choice. FYI: The application process is not meant to be an invasion of privacy but a tool to help us find out if one of our pets would fit happily into your home and lifestyle. We spend a lot of time and funds to get to know our dogs and cats and your application helps set both you and them up for a successful adoption. CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION.

3) Meet the dog or cat: By appointment only. If your application is approved, you will be contacted to arrange to meet the pet at a convenient time. We ask that everyone who will be living with the pet attend the meeting. Also, if you have an existing dog, for a dog we might ask that you bring him/her along for an introduction.

4) Home check: While a home visit is required prior to final placement, it does not guarantee adoption. We like to see where our pets will be living to make sure that they will be in a safe and secure environment. Often we can help with unforeseen health risks and help secure yards and fences that first time owners might miss.

5) Adoption contract: The adoption contract is a binding agreement between the adopter and our rescue group. If, for any reason, the adoption of one of our pets DOES NOT work out, you MUST return the animal to The Rescue Train. We are always here for our animals, no matter what.

6) Tax deductible donation. There is a minimum tax deductible donation of $250 per dog and $125 per cat. Each pet is spayed/neutered, vaccinated*, and microchipped. In most cases, we have already spent hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, on vet bills, boarding and training for each pet. The donation helps us recoup a small fraction of that cost.

*In the case of puppies and kittens, additional rounds of shots might be required.

Many dogs that come to us need training. We are one of the few groups that obedience train the majority of our rescue dogs. Our intensive training program would cost the average pet owner hundreds of dollars. Part of our $250 dog adoption agreement, for dogs who require training, is that their adoptive parents have a mandatory free private training session before the dog can go home.

7) Delivery of your new family member: We come with education and helpful hints to help things go smoothly and take the guess work out of what to expect when bringing your new pet home. Each pet has a team of people behind him/her and we are here to be a support system if you should need us.

Adoption application

Go meet their pets

Rescue Train animals are seen by appointment only. If your application is approved, you will be contacted to meet the animal at a convenient time. Because we do homechecks and follow up visits we only do local adoptions around the LA area.

More about this rescue

Please visit our website at

Description of the Organization:
The Rescue Train is a place where once forgotten animals become cherished family members. We are a unique, non-profit, 501(c)3, no kill organization dedicated to eliminating animal suffering through hands on rescue work education and awareness.

Mission Statement:
It is our mission to greatly reduce the number of forgotten animals entering city shelters to face euthanasia, by not only hands on rescue work, but by promoting education through creating unique programs and solutions. Including awareness, community involvement and events, responsible pet ownership, support for the Good Samaritan who rescues an animal, dog training, spaying, neutering, adoptions, and support for other rescue groups.