Rescue Dogs

How Starmark Students Help Local Rescues

Starmark Academy for Professional Dog Trainers works with several Austin area dog rescues to train homeless dogs and place them in caring homes. The students of Starmark Academy work with their assigned rescue dog for up to twelve weeks in basic obedience, then move on to agility, off-leash handling, scent detection, search and rescue, or tricks, depending on the dog’s abilities. Starmark Academy provides boarding, food, and training to these dogs at no charge to the rescue groups for the duration of the training program.

Starmark Academy, with the help of our amazing students, has provided training to an estimated 1,200 homeless dogs. The Academy has donated approximately 3.6 million dollars in products and services to local rescue organizations.

Available Dogs

If you are interested in adopting any of the dogs listed below, please contact the rescue group/shelter they are from. The adoption process and visits will be coordinated with the rescue group/shelter.

Zoe

Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services

This is Zoe! Zoe is working with her student to become the best girl she can be! She is learning all there is to learn about manners, obedience, tricks, and so much more! If you’re interested in seeing what else Zoe is learning, please contact Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services to meet her!

Vaughn

Brazoria County SPCA

Vaughn’s smile is contagious! The second he walks in the room, smiles start popping up everywhere! He’s got a lot of energy, a lot of heart, and a lot of hope that his person is out there! Please contact Brazoria County SPCA for more information on Vaughn!


To The Max

Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services

This gentle, 100-pound, giant is searching for a loving home! To The Max is hoping to find the perfect family for all of his daily-cuddle needs! Please reach out to Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services if you are interested in adopting this sweet, snuggly, handsome boy!

Slinky

Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services

Slinky is a very sweet natured boy! He will do anything for treats, and most importantly, anything for the person WITH the treats! He’s very eager to please and would love to join your family! He is adoptable through Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services! Please contact them if you’re interested in adopting Slinky!


Sadie

Brazoria County SPCA

This is Sadie! She is waiting for her FURever family! She would do wonderfully in a home that has just as much love to give as she does! After completing 12 weeks of training, she will be waiting for you at Brazoria County SPCA!

Red

Brazoria County SPCA

Meet Red! This guy is a ball of energy! He is extremely snack-motivated and loves to go, go, go! His sweet face, kindness, and energetic nature pretty much make him the best of both worlds! He would make a great addition to your family! Please contact Brazoria County SPCA for more information!


Ranger

Bastrop County Animal Services

This handsome boy would make a great addition to your home! Ranger is currently working with his student to ensure that his manners are A+ for his new family! He is adoptable through Bastrop County Animal Services, and will be ready to go home with you at the end of his 12-week training program!

Phoenix

Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services

Check out Phoenix! He is currently learning all about obedience, agility, tricks, and more! He is absolutely stoked to meet his FURever family and show them everything he has learned! Could that be you? Contact Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services to meet him!


Olay

Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services

Olay is currently working his tail off to complete 12 weeks of intern-paired training! During this time, he will master obedience, home manners, tricks, and much much more! Please reach out to Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services if you are interested in meeting Olay!

Mia

Bastrop County Animal Services

Mia is a smart, sweet, bouncy girl, who loves to snuggle! If her eyes don’t seal the deal for you, her personality sure will! After completing her 12 weeks of training, she will adoptable through Bastrop County Animal Services! If you are interested in meeting Mia, please reach out to the rescue!


Lyrica

Brazoria County SPCA

How can you say “No” to those eyes??? This spunky girl is hoping you’ll say “YES” to adopting her! She would make a PAWfect addition to your family! Please consider providing Lyrica with her dream home! Contact Brazoria County SPCA for more details!

Luna

Brazoria County SPCA

Luna is working very hard with her trainer to be the best girl she can be! After completing her 12-week program, she will be adoptable through Brazoria County SPCA. If you would like to learn more about Luna, please reach out to the rescue!


Loki

Bastrop County Animal Services

This silly boy is so ready for a home! Right this very moment, he is working his tail off to ensure he makes the PAWfect addition to your family! He is adoptable through Bastrop County Animal Services! If you are interested in meeting Loki, please reach out to the rescue!

Little Miss

Bastrop County Animal Services

Little Miss is a sweet, happy girl who is patiently waiting for a loving family! She is very excited to show her new folks all the things she has learned with us so far! If you are interested in adding this sweet girl to your family, apply to adopt through Bastrop County Animal Services!


Lawrence

Bastrop County Animal Services

Lawrence is a sweet, lovey boy in dire need of a cuddle buddy! He and his student are working incredibly hard to ensure Lawrence is ready to go home with a family that is looking for a good snuggle! Please contact Bastrop County Animal Services to learn more about him!

Jumpin’ Jack Flash

Brazoria County SPCA

Check out this handsome boy! JJ Flash is currently learning all about basic obedience, manners, and more! After 12 weeks of student-paired training, he will be more than ready to make the PAWfect addition to your home! Please contact Brazoria County SPCA to meet him!


Hoppy

Brazoria County SPCA

This sweet, bouncy girl is looking for her FURever home! She will spend 12 weeks learning, studying, and working hard to impress her new family! If you’re looking for an active pal, motivated by allll the snacks, she’s your girl! Please reach out to Brazoria County SPCA for any inquiries on Hoppy!

Harvard

Brazoria County SPCA

Harvard is a goofy boy in need of a fun, loving home. He has his quirks, as we all do, and would love a new family with a big heart and room for big personality! Once he has completed his 12 weeks of intern-paired training, he will be adoptable through Brazoria County SPCA!


Duke

Brazoria County SPCA

This dapper gentleman is so ready for a great home! He is working so hard to perfect his manners to make for the PAWfect addition to your family. He is adoptable through Brazoria County SPCA! If you are interested in meeting Duke, please reach out to the rescue!

Delilah

Brazoria County SPCA

This girl is quite the character! She loves to zip, zoom, play, and make new friends! She is always on the move! If you are looking for an energetic and spunky furry friend, look no further! Contact Brazoria County SPCA for more information!


Daisie

Brazoria County SPCA

This sweet girl is a ball of fun! Daisie is having a blast learning all about obedience, agility, tricks, and more! She loves to run, bounce, and play, and cannot wait for her FURever family to adopt her! If you are interested in Daisie, please contact Brazoria County SPCA!

Coffee

Brazoria County SPCA

Look at this handsome man! Coffee is a silly, wiggly, fun spirit! His name suits his spunky personality perfectly! He would LOVE to get the opportunity to energize your home! He is currently participating in a 12-week training program, and will be adoptable through Brazoria County SPCA!


Chai

Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services

Could this boy be any cuter? We don’t think so! After he completes his 12 weeks of student-paired training, this sweet boy will be everything you’re looking for! He is adoptable through Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services! If you are interested in meeting Chai, please reach out to the rescue!

Canyon

Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services

Canyon is learning all about obedience, agility, tricks, and more! He cannot wait to show off everything he’s picked up while learning with his student! If you are interested in taking home this loveable, snuggly guy, please contact Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services to introduce yourself!


Boxy

Brazoria County SPCA

This sweet boy would make a PAWsome addition to your family! Boxy is currently working with his student to ensure that he is ready to be the best boy he can be in a new home! He is adoptable through Brazoria County SPCA and will be ready to go home with you at the end of his 12-week training program!

Blayne

Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services

Check out this goofy guy! Blayne is currently learning all about basic obedience, manners, and more! With the 12 weeks of training he will receive, he will be more than ready to make the perfect addition to your home! Please contact Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services to meet him!


Auggie

Brazoria County SPCA

Auggie is a handsome, happy man who is patiently waiting for a loving home! He is so excited to show you all the cool things he has learned with us so far! If you are interested in adding a sweet boy to your family, consider this guy! Apply to adopt through Brazoria County SPCA!

Ally

Brazoria County SPCA

Ally is an extremely fun and energetic girl! She loves to move! If you are looking for an active furry friend, please consider Ally! She is waiting for her FURever family! After completing 12 weeks of training, she will be waiting for you at Brazoria County SPCA!