Austin's Most Eligible Dogs

Still single? Make a rescue pup your life partner.

Dreading another Valentine's Day spent single? Maybe you've been looking for love in all the wrong places. We're firm believers that there's a soul mate out there for everybody, and that soul mate is four-legged and furry. So, for our first-ever Pet Issue, we're putting on our matchmaker hat and teaming up with local animal rescue groups to profile some of Austin's most adorable adoptable dogs.

Note: Most of the businesses featured in our photo shoot made a special exception for our four-legged friends and do not normally allow dogs on their premises; Crux Climbing Center does welcome well-behaved dogs.


Brunch is a great first date option. Enjoying a sunny spot and a cool cocktail, Austin Dog Rescue foster Jayla gets the weekend off to a stylish start at Sawyer & Co.


Is it love or bouldering-adrenaline that's got your heart racing? Ten-year-old Waco, from Greyhound Pets of America-CenTex, combines both on a sporty date at Crux Climbing Center.


Austin Pets Alive! rescue Mishko thinks fetch is overrated; role-playing games at Dragon's Lair are more Mishko's speed. +2 charisma!


Four legs can two-step, too: Great Dane Rex, of PAWS of Austin, gets his honky-tonk on at the Broken Spoke.

Bella and Charlie

What more perfect activity for Austin Animal Center's pint-sized puppers Bella and Charlie than an afternoon at Peter Pan Mini-Golf?


Pug Rescue of Austin foster Rupert is nailing "sit" and "stay" – crucial first steps to an epic Netflix binge. All he needs now is somebody to cuddle up with.

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