Austin Dog Rescue

About ADR

“Austin Dog Rescue (ADR) has been rescuing and finding homes for homeless dogs since 2006…We are an all-volunteer organization and have no paid employees. All our dogs are housed and cared for by foster caregivers in a home setting. We focus on rescuing dogs that will fit in to most homes, but we also save dogs that may have medical issues other rescues are unable to help.”

Volunteer Opportunities

Aside from fostering, ADR does not list volunteer opportunities on their website. However, you can fill out a form telling them what skills and talents you would like to share with ADR if you cannot foster.

  • Foster Home Program: ADR is entirely volunteer-run and relies on fosters to house their rescue dogs while they wait to be adopted.
    • Fosters are assigned a Foster Coordinator who provides 24/7/365 support over email, phone, and in person.
    • ADR provides as much information about your foster dog as the know.
    • Each dog receives a full medical workup before entering your home.
    • ADR will pay for all approved veterinary care, provide all equipment and monthly preventatives, and in certain situations reimburse you for food.
    • ADR provides free manners and behavior training should you need help.

Volunteer Requirements

  • The weight and size of ADR dogs ranges from 30–100 pounds, and they do shed. Fosters must be comfortable with this type of dog in their homes.
  • You own your own home and have a secure fenced yard OR you lease your home and have a letter or lease agreement giving permission to have a dog in your home.
  • If your lease agreement requires you to pay a pet deposit, you are responsible for paying this yourself.
  • You will bring your foster dog to ADR events, meet & greets, and fundraisers when requested.
  • All of your animals are current on their vaccinations and spayed or neutered, and all of your dogs are given monthly heartworm preventative.
  • You work no more than full time (8 hours a day) and are willing to go home directly after work.
  • You can commit to fostering a dog until the dog is adopted (average time is 2–4 weeks).
  • Everyone in your household is in agreement to foster a dog.
  • You agree to sign ADR’s foster agreement.

To apply to be a volunteer, go to ADR’s Foster Home Program or Non-Foster Volunteer page.

Or visit their homepage:

Austin Dog Rescue Locations (n/a)

Volunteer Opportunities by Interest

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