The dogs listed on this page are not Blue Dogs. The bios and descriptions are not written by Blue Dog. Please contact the individual listed in the dog's description for more information. The referral dogs are dogs (sometimes kitties) from local area animal shelters or individuals' homes that need assistance.

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Blue Dog makes NO guarantee as to the health or temperament of any of the dogs on this referral page. When adopting any dog, be informed and ask questions about the dog's health status. Ask for verification of vaccination and heartworm preventative. Be aware of temperament and ask questions to verify the dog will fit into your family. To avoid potentially costly problems, be an informed adopter and ask your vet about important health and temperament issues before adopting an animal. Consider using an Adoption Application and Adoption Agreement when inquiring about the animals on this page. The documents are made available through PETA's Animal Angels resources.


India, or Indie as she's known, is a 7-year old cattle dog mix whose owner recently died, leaving her homeless. She is loving, attentive and responsive, very smart and a great companion. She is spayed, on heartworm preventative and current on her vaccinations. She's currently in a tailored training program after being evaluated by two well-respected trainers to ensure she gets the best possible home. Could it be yours?  She lived with a canine companion, Heidi, for many years so another dog companion would be fine. Cattle dogs are herder/nippers so no children.  

SEE India's Facebook page (link)

WATCH India solving a food puzzle (video)

CONTACT rayeewardATyahooDOTcom for more information and to meet INDIA.

Thank you!  Raye


Hi, my name is Gracie.  I am an American Bulldog mix and I am just shy of a year old. I am incredibly sweet and will shower you with kisses. I am house broken, kennel trained, love belly rubs and playing with my toys. Unfortunately, I am looking for a new home. My current owners are extremely heartbroken that I need to leave them, but I need a home where I can be the only dog. Currently, I have to share my home with two other dogs and I don't get along so well with my sister. I would not be a good candidate to take to a dog park or in home with other dogs. However, I love children and I am very gentle with them. I have never shown any aggression towards humans. I am spayed, up-to-date on shots. I weigh almost 50lbs and since I am a year old, you don't have to worry about me getting any bigger. If you are looking for a super sweet girl, will spoil me rotten and you don't have any other animals I would love to meet you. I will even give you kisses and most importantly, I will love you forever! If you are ready to meet me and are serious about giving me a forever home, please contact my owners.

They will want to meet you, see your home, and do some reference checking. There will also be a small adoption fee so we know you are serious about loving me. I can't wait to meet you!!!  If interested, please contact Lesya Marsden at 512DASH864DASH5584 or Lesya.marsdenATgmailDOTcom


Bugsy is a 3-1/2 year-old, neutered male mix (Pekinese, Pug, Dachsund??) of 16 pounds.  He is an adorable cuddly rescue dog who lived the first few months of his life on the streets. He LOVES to be cuddled, held and petted.  He has lived with us for 3 years and we are heartbroken that we have to find him a new home.  Although Bugsy gets along pretty well with our 11 year old pug, he demands any attention when it is handed out. This has caused our pug to become insecure and he has started misbehaving.  After a consultation with the Canine Center, we sadly realized our pug's insecurities will not go away and both dogs would be happier in single dog homes.  Because of Bugsy's small size, he gets nervous around small children that don't understand how to handle a small dog and would be best suited for homes with older children or adults.  He is house trained, can use a doggy door, is happy to live in an apartment or small space with occasional walks and sleeps in a crate at night. He is current on vaccines, is on heartworm prevention and is in excellent health.  We will want to meet you, see your home and do reference checking.  We love our Bugsy and want only the most loving house to pass him onto!!!  Please contact me at if you are interested in meeting Bugsy or have any questions.


Captain is about 18 months old and 65 lbs. He has an adorable brindle coat and is considered an Akita mix. Captain knows how to sit, is house trained and leash trained. He is very sweet and loyal and has been evaluated by a professional (information available upon request). He is one of those dogs that you fall in love immediately and to sweeten the deal he even comes with expensive accessories! He is energetic and ready for fun (loves running and biking) but knows how to relax. Captain does need basic boundary training (will crawl into your lap) and sometimes gets too excited to come to his name. Captain is generally friendly with other dogs but needs to have his own toys. He has no problem meeting other dogs out in public and honestly has more interest in humans than other animals. He is incredibly sweet and is up to date on all shots. Contact sydneym.shermanATgmailDOTcom or 713dash854dash6435.


Hi there! My name is Midnight, in case you couldn’t tell by looking at me. I am a beautiful black lab mix and I am going to be 5 years old. I am super smart and incredibly sweet and gentle. I am house broken, kennel trained, know sit, stay, down, come, and I can walk on the loose leash as well as heel. I will also wait when you prepare my dinner until you tell me that it’s okay to eat. Told ya, I am wicked smart! I also know that when you say “bed,” I should go into my kennel. While I love my kennel, I also love the couch. Oh boy, the couch…. Anyway, I am looking for a new home. My current owners are heart broken that I need to leave them but I need a home where I am the only animal in the house. A forever home where I can be spoiled rotten, where I get to spend most of my day lounging around, go for walks in the evening, and just chill. Currently, I have to share my humans with two other dogs and cats and I don’t get along so well with either. I love children and I am very gentle with them. I have not had exposure to babies but my current owners think I won’t have a problem with them. Sometimes, loud men scare me and I bark at them. Once I realize they won’t harm me, I’ll calm down and let them pet me. I may even ask for a belly rub. Did I mention that I love belly rubs?
I am spayed, up-to-date on shots, and on flea and heartworm prevention. I weigh almost 40lbs and since I am already 5 years old, you don’t have to worry about me getting any bigger. How cool is that? Anyways, if you are looking for a super sweet, gentle lab mix and you don’t have any other animals I would love to meet you. I will even give you gentle kisses and most importantly, I will love you forever!
If you are ready to meet me, contact my family at Five-One-Two-299-Four-Nine-Nine-Two or  My family will want to meet you, see your home, and do some reference checking. There will also be a small adoption fee so we know you are serious about loving me (ideally, you will make the payment out to a charity of your choice and Mom will forward it on). I can’t wait to meet you!!!



Leo is four years old, is neutered and has up-to-date vaccinations. He loves to fetch balls and swim and is trained to walk on a leash. He is a lover that gives great kisses and is an indoor outdoor dog. He likes female dogs and adult cats, but doesn't really like other male dogs. For more information or to meet Leo, please call Kathy at  512DASH565DASH8390.


Nellie is a spayed female, 8-year-old Schnauzer mix who is up-to-date on her shots and is healthy.   We think she may have been abused as a younger dog as she is a little fearful and bark-y around strangers but likes nothing more than a good cuddle once she gets to know you.
She is funny, chatty and curious.  Her mom rescued her about two years ago, but is no longer able to take care of her due to health issues. She gets along with cats, other dogs and kids.  She is a wonderful little dog and an easy addition to any family.  She is cute as a button and needs a loving home (she is ready to move in and has a crate, bowls, leash & bed). 
For more information on Nellie, please contact Roslyn at roslyngillespieATgmailDOTcom .


Where's Waldo?
Waldo was rescued from the San Antonio Animal Shelter, minutes before he was scheduled to be euthanized. He has lived his life in the streets of San Antonio and came into the shelter extremely malnourished and dehydrated. We took him to our vet as soon as we brought him to Austin to make sure he had no other ailments. He received a clear bill of health and just needed food/water and lots of love. 
He is an energetic young male that LOVES the water and is a great ball retriever. Waldo can sit, stay and is completely housebroken. He has been neutered.  We crate him when we have to run errands so he is comfortable staying in there for a little while.
Waldo is great with kids and other animals. He had no problems with our dogs when we brought him home and instantly became part of the team. 
Waldo deserves a great home where he can become part of a family and grow old with them. He loves to go on walks and play in the water, whenever possible. 
An onsite visit at your home is mandatory along with a small application fee so we can go save another animal in need.
Please call Robbin at 512DASH944DASH6964 or email at gatlingDOTrobbinATgmailDOTcom if you need any additional information.

Sweet Mama

Sweet Mama was a stray rescue from the San Antonio Animal Shelter. She came into the shelter with 5 puppies and was extremely malnourished and dehydrated. During the intake process, the shelter determined that the best course of action was to separate "Mama" from her children and put them on the adoption list, but euthanize Mama. They are overrun with strays that they don't have any room for any dogs that may or may not get adopted. With only a few minutes before she was to be put down, we called the shelter and put a hold on her and immediately drove down and picked her up.
Her puppies have all been adopted and Mama is recovering well. She is gaining some much needed weight and is very happy to have been rescued. She loves other animals, as she has already become part of the "pack" at our house. Now that she is healthy and full of vitality, it is time to find Mama a permanent home where she can get all of the love and affection that she deserves.
Mama does well with other animals and is very loving towards children. She is spayed, has learned how to sit, is crate trained and is completely housebroken, as she has become an indoor dog. She is current on all of her vaccinations and does not require any additional medication anymore. 
We are looking for Mama to be adopted by a family that can spend a lot of time with her, as she has had a very hard life living on the streets of San Antonio and deserves to be pampered and become part of a loving family. 
An onsite visit at your home is mandatory along with a small application fee so we can go save another dog in need.
Please call Robbin at 512DASH944DASH6964 or email me at if you need additional information and are interested in visiting with Sweet Mama.


Sweet Roux is Looking for Her Perfect New Forever Home!
We are extremely heartbroken to have to find a new forever home for our sweet Roux-bear. She is a very sweet, loyal, loving, and SMART dog. She is two years old, spayed, chipped and up-to-date on all of her shots. We adopted her at 3 months old and don’t know exactly what breed she is.
With changes in our home we know that she would be more comfortable as an only dog, as well as in a home with older children. While she has had dog friends, she can be overly excited and needs her space. She is very smart and knows sit, stay, heel, come, and fetch (aka “go get it”). Our trainer thinks she would really do well in agility classes also and would do best in a home with a family that has time to work with her training to help her become the dog that we know she can be. This is another reason for wanting a home with no young kids…we’d really like someone to just spoil her rotten and give her the love she needs and deserves.
• Knows sit, stay, come, heel, out (kitchen), fetch
• Kennel/crate trained
• Microchipped
• Sits and stays while food is prepped and put down
• Good with kitties
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References are required. Fee is negotiable.
Contact Shelly or Brent Weiser for more information:  shellypaceAThotmailDOTcom  or