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.

Gabriella and Rodrigo

Gabriella and Rodrigo, brother and sister, are Benji type dogs that are looking for a home.  Born about January of 2015, they spent the first year of their life moving from one home to another.  The most consistent thing in their life was each other.  When they came into rescue, they both had severe skin infections with multiple sores, dry skin and tested positive for demadex mange (the non-contagious type of mange). They have had weekly trips to the veterinarian's office for treatments and their  skin is looking much better.  They are both friendly and like other dogs.  They are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and their vaccines are up-to-date.
Gabriella and Rodrigo are very bonded with each other and will need to be placed in a home together. They are being fostered in Austin, Texas. 
More pictures are at this link:
For more information or an adoption application contact kim(at)


Hello! My name is Boss!! Currently, I live here at Austin Urban Vet Center under the care of Dr. Erin Homburg, but I am searching for my forever home. I was surrendered to the clinic because my original owners brought me in to be euthanized because of my ongoing skin issues. Our doctors here saw no reason for me to be euthanized so they have been caring for me since June 2nd.
I am around 3 years old, loveable, playful, housebroken, and I am even trained in basic commands!!  I think I'm a pit bull or a pit bull mix, 70 pounds and brindle & white in color.  I am beautiful... but you can see that, can't you!!  I am heartworm negative, fully vaccinated and neutered. The doctor said I will need to be on a special prescription diet for my skin for the rest of my life. Dr. Homburg will include allergy testing, allergy treatment and 60 days of follow-up skin care for me! I would be best suited for an environment without children or other pets. I love going on walks, swimming and am really content just sitting next to someone providing companionship and love.  Please spread the word and help me find my forever family!
Contact Austin Urban Vet Center for more info on Boss at (512) 476DASH2882 or infoATaustinurbanvetDOTcom .


This soft warm puppy would not be alive except for amazing good fortune. She was rescued from a difficult home, which was about to turn into a very bad home. She came to live with me one week before the Memorial Day flood – and then on the morning of May 25, where she had been living was under four feet of flood water.
But you would never guess given her confidence and cute personality. I think she was always loved, probably by a young child. She seeks out people and dogs, like any normal puppy.
She can easily live with other friendly dogs – she actually will do better that way -- and because she is so young, she is very trainable. At my house, she is inside at night and during the afternoon sharing a room with Bianca, an older lab. She pays close attention, sits, and walks on a leash. Here, there are other dogs and Millie has made friends of every one of them. She is now about six months old, is a lab mix, spayed, is on heartworm prevention and has all puppy shots. She will likely max out at about fifty pounds and look like an adorable small lab (a full-grown lab will weigh about seventy pounds).
Please call or email if you are interested. 512DASH357DASH2897 and ecumberland60ATgmailDOTcom



Maverick is a blind male chocolate lab mix, ~8 mos old.  Heart of Texas Lab Rescue pulled him from the Austin Animal Center on 4/21/15, and he has been in foster since.  He is neutered, HW- and current on shots.  Testing concluded that his blindness is not correctable (both retinas are detached) and most likely his condition is congenital. 
This pup has high confidence and is mostly a typical puppy.  He is affectionate and playful and has demonstrated high socialization with all the people & dogs (big and little) he’s met.  He is smart, easily trainable & highly adaptable.  He shares his foster home with a 3 year old male lab and an adult human.  Here he plays with an overnight guest:
Maverick is attending TDAWG classes (Texas Differently Abled Working Dogs) with Tara Stermer, an amazing trainer (  This is a group of dogs who are blind, deaf, blind & deaf, paraplegic….oh, and “normal” dogs come too.  For half the class we work on obedience-type skills, learning the cues needed specific for our dogs; for the other half of class we work with agility obstacles and Treibball.  Tara’s approach is that humans should have the same expectations of differently-abled dogs as “normal” dogs, they just need a different set of tools for these dogs.
To see Maverick’s full profile and get more info: 



We are seeking a home for a puppy (pit bullish) that we found in the woods in Jasper, AR.  He is about 1 year old.  When we found him, he was starving and on his own.  We had him neutered, updated vaccinations, and have given him a loving home for about 9 months.

Jasper is very loving and has never been aggressive with humans, but he does have some aggressive tendencies when around other dogs.  He lunges, but does not bite.  We've talked to a trainer who said it is not real aggression and he can be trained.  We list a very active life and take our other dog with us on our adventures, but Jasper can't go because of these issues.

We want to find Jasper a loving home with someone that is trained or has the time to put in with him.  He is very smart, sweet, loves to cuddle and is very active.  He would love a home that could accommodate his energy needs and help him with his behavior issues.

For more information on Jasper, contact Marisa Hinton at marisaj17ATgmailDOTcom.


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 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!!!