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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To place a dog that you have found or a dog that needs to find a home on this referral site, please send a digital picture of your dog and a brief description via email to referrals AT bluedogrescue DOT com and donate safely and securely via PayPal. We do require that all dogs on our referral page be spayed/neutered, current on vaccinations, and is on heartworm preventative. A $20 donation for listing the dog is appreciated.

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.


Shane is tiny but is full of personality - and needs a new home! His elderly owners were involved in a serious car accident in June and are no longer able to care for him.  Shane was adopted from Blue Dog Rescue about six years ago and has been living the high life since then - he loves dogs, people, and dog toys. He loves riding in the car; he is great on a leash and likes walks, but mostly likes to be inside.
Shane was hit by a car before being rescued and so hobbles a bit, but has no recurring health problems. He has all shots, is on preventative flea/heart worm medication and, of course, is neutered. He is also microchipped.
All eight pounds of this tiny guy brim with personality - he is fun-loving despite being "middle-aged" at 7 and a half years.  Shane arrived housebroken but when the elderly couple he has lived with were no longer able to notice, Shane began peeing in the house occasionally. He is now in a temporary situation and going inside hasn't been a problem.  He knows how to use a doggy door. 
Please write with any questions!  thestilesATjunoDOTcom.
*Shane has a companion, Winston, who is also available.


Sweet, shy Winston is a homebody - all he really wants is to doze near doting owners.  He lives with a companion now but would be fine as an only dog (he's not aggressive to other dogs but doesn't get much joy out of them, either).  He is very low key...he will be a great dog for someone that wants a companion but isn't looking for an exercise partner.  He likes a walk and is great on leash, and one walk a day is plenty for this ol' timer.  
Winston, a terrier/Chihuahua mix, appeared, malnourished and skittish, at a fire station in east Austin about seven years ago.  An elderly couple rescued him and have doted on him ever since.  He gained all his weight back - and then some!  
Unfortunately, his owners were involved in a serious car accident in June and are no longer able to care for him. Winston has a lost a little weight since living in a temporary foster home and is healthy with no recurring health problems.  He has all his shots, is on preventative flea/heartworm medication and, of course, is neutered.  He knows how to use a doggy door.  He is about eight years old.  
Please write thestilesATjunoDOTcom with any questions.


Tulip is a young adult spayed American Staffordshire Terrier mix, current on shots and heart worm preventative. She is athletic and affectionate with people.  She sits and waits for her food, and sits or rolls over to be petted. She does not always get along with other animals so she needs to be an "only dog", which is why we need to find her a new home. She also needs a strong confident owner who will give her lots of attention, exercise, and positive reinforcement (a mixture of treats and praise). Given this, she is willing to lounge around with her human pack for hours.  She is territorial in her own yard, but excellent on walks. She is afraid of thunderstorms and fireworks but will curl up underneath something rather than running from it.  Rehoming fee of $75 to show your good intentions will include any of the following you would like: her well-loved Easy Walk harness, first month of heart worm meds (she is due on the 10th), a fairly new collar, used leash, dog food.  Call me to meet beautiful Tulip!! 

Text: 512DASH970DASH6892
Call: 512DASH301DASH1804

Emma Lou

The beautiful girl in the picture is Emma.  She does have a middle name,  "Lou", that we use at times in true southern fashion.  Emma is approximately 3 years old and spayed.  She was found as a puppy in the local park and no one ever claimed her.  She has a wonderful personality and gets along with dogs and cats.  She is also wonderful with children. She is crate trained if needed.  She loves to snuggle with my eleven year old son and all of us.  We really hate to give her up, but we feel it would be better for her to have a family that can spend more time with her and can afford to properly care for her.  She does have a flea allergy and needs to be kept on flea medicine.  She loves to run, but is not a hyper dog.  She will run around the back yard and get the other dogs to chase her.  She is a great inside dog.  She uses a doggie door to go in and out.  Please let me know if you would like to adopt Emma into your family.  Call Melissa at 210DASH685DASH4885 to meet Emma Lou.


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
Check out this site for videos and more pictures:
References are required. Fee is negotiable.
Contact Shelly or Brent Weiser for more information:  shellypaceAThotmailDOTcom  or 


Ralphie is a 4 year old male boxador . He is very sweet and loving . He likes walks and swimming. He stays in the house while I am at work. His energy level is average. He likes cats and FEMALE dogs. He has never been around children, so not sure how he is with them.  Thank You.

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This beautiful rescue kitty has been our baby for 3 years. She is an AWESOME kitty: loves to lounge with you, doesn't mind being held, you can even trim her nails! She has excellent litter box behaviors, no hairballs, and does not scratch furniture.  We call her T-Biddy (Cajun French for "lil bitty", even though she is a chunker).
T-Biddy has 2 rescue sister kitties and she is aggressive toward them. We have exhausted efforts to integrate her into the pack and we think it is time for her to find a peaceful home where she can be the superstar. The "Bidz" needs to be an only kitty child. Dogs are cool, we have one and they always have been fine together.
T-Biddy is a healthy girl who I want to re-emphasize - needs to be the only kitty. We think she would be fine with kids, but is not overly affectionate which may be disappointing to children. We often have to isolate her from the family to keep her from bullying her sister kitties. This is heartbreaking; she wants to be hanging out with her people all the time.
Please share or contact us if you are interested in this lovely companion. We are asking for a $50 donation to your favorite pet charity to ensure a safe rehoming for the Fabulous T-Biddy. 
Contact Melissa at 361DASH816DASH2490



North is a gorgeous, white female pitbull mix.  She is about 8-9 months old, 37 lbs, super cute, and sweet.  She is also house trained, crate trained, knows sit, lay, stay, and we're working on heel on leash.
North has received her initial shots and has been spayed.  She eats Purina One 2x a day. She needs lots of attention and exercise, and is great with kids and other dogs.  She is a little timid around new things/animals until she gets to know them. I have another dog and have been fostering North for about 3 months.  She was a stray in east ATX. 
She really needs to be with someone that can devote more time to training a puppy.  I am back and forth about keeping her, so I will want to meet you and your family to make sure she is going to a GREAT home!
Text or call anytime.  Rehoming fee applies to help cover all costs associated with shots, spay and mange treatment she needed in the beginning.  For more information on North, contact Megan at 409 DASH 739 DASH 6709.


Captain is one cunning and clever dude!  He is house-trained, neutered and vaccinated; he is very sweet with other dogs and would actually love a home with another doggy friend! Captain also loves people and kids. No Cats!
Captain knows come, sit, shake, and off. He will need some basic training to not jump up on people when he first meets them, and he still mouths some like a puppy does, but other than that he's a really awesome dog!
Captain is a very loving, snuggly and loyal boy. At night he wants to curl up next to you, and sleep right beside you with his favorite chew toy in his mouth.
Please help Captain find a new home. He was left with a friend by his owner and then never picked back up. Captain is in Ft.Worth and if you can provide him a really great forever home please contact Daniel at dpking4ATgmailDOTcom or 817DASH269DASH8904.
FYI: Captain comes with ALL KINDS OF COOL STUFF for the new adopter...too many to even list here but a few are: 6 months of pet insurance, sliding glass door pet insert, backseat car cover, food, toys, HW preventative and more!


Delightful 1-year old hound mix needs a home.

Dale adores people, but isn’t overbearing. He’s playful and smart, but won’t knock you over to get to his toys. This young fun-loving hound mix is a star in basic obedience and is ready for a family to call his own. A foster would be great, but an adopter would be ideal.

Dale walks well on a leash and often sits by your side without commanding him to do so. He is house and crate trained, neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and free of heartworms. Did we mention he is a snuggle-bug?

Dale’s previous family (mom, dad, two kids) loved him to pieces, but had to give him up when he fought with the neighbor’s dog. Dale lived very happily with his dog “sibling”. However, he is often uncertain about “stranger” dogs. Dale will need continued guidance to learn how to relax around other dogs and to learn appropriate play. He recently graduated from a six-week basic obedience class at The Canine Center for Training and Behavior. Numerous trainer interns from The Canine Center are working with Dale each and every day.

Dale’s previous owners are paying for his boarding, but finances are limited. It’s probably best he go to a home without children. To learn more about this goofy boy and possibly set up a meeting, please contact Lisa at (512) 917-0930.


Duke was born November 26, 2006, and has lived in our home since shortly after his weaning. He’s a sweet, healthy, obedient boy who is playful, enjoys kids, and loves to snuggle. As Duke is getting older, he’s less suited to make the overseas move we have planned and is looking for a new home near to where he has grown up.

Recent experience between Duke and his sons has shown that he is best suited for a home in which he is an only male dog. Duke is a Texas boy looking to live out the rest of his life in a loving home where he can be a part of the family and snuggle his days away.

Contact Rebecca at (512) 632-1811.


Hello my name is Amy Penner and this is Poppie my foster pup. I saved her from Arlington TX off the EU list. She was within hours of being eu'd. I tried to get a rescue group local to me to pull her and I would foster. We just simply ran out of time so I out right adopted her with the intention of re-homing her. I would keep her myself however my resident dog is not happy at all. It is his issues not Poppie's. She loves him. She is great with all dogs she meets.

I really am hoping that she can get some exposure on your site. Do you ever allow your referral dogs come to adoption events? This is one thing I am really hoping for meeting her in person makes all the difference in the world.

I have attached the digital picture and the flyer that I have done up for her that you could use for a description of her.

Thank you so much! I appreciate any help I can get at tthis point.

Amy Penner
512 DASH 468 DASH 6662


Carolina female dog about 3-4 years old -weight about 40 to 50 lbs found in field fending for herself needs a good home. I've had her for a week at my apt she is the sweetest thing ever!!! Very adoptable, maybe will need a little training with leash and being inside. She is SUPER adoptable and I know if she is at your shelter they will adopt her right away because she is super nice- she is good with bigger dogs breeds not small dogs. She is fixed as well I paid for that. I would keep her in a heart beat the only thing is I live in apt and have 2 cats. I picture her in a home with bigger dogs or by herself, with a yard she likes being out side, maybe going on trips to the lake or river or on long walks. She is a true angel and not just an average dog- she is very, very smart!!! If you are interested in helping me find her a good home- please let me know! I have attached a video as well so you can see her temperament and her personality. Thank you, Karina :). Phone: 210-478-6267

Nathan and Girl

These two belonged to a neighbor who had to move earlier this year. We took them in as fosters in order to keep them out of a shelter. They are looking for a new permanent home. Nathan is a rot-mix about 3 years old. Girl is a pit-mix about 2 years old. Both are fixed and in excellent health. Both grew up together around children. Girl is the more outgoing of the two. She would benefit from having a running/hiking partner. So if you are the active type she would be a good fit for you. Nathan on the other hand is more laid back and likes to hang out in front of the tv laying on the carpet. I will be happy to arrange meet and greets if you are interested in either dog. Email Khari at if interested or call 254-493-9894.