Rescued 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.

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.


Pflugerville Animal Shelter

Josephine is a smart girl and always eager to learn. She will need an experienced owner to give her the structure she needs.


Pflugerville Animal Shelter

Zoey is a great girl to be around. She is very smart and has started working on agility. She loves training with her student. Zoey will need someone who is experienced and will need structure.


Happy Dog Adoptions

Lila is a very sweet girl! She loves training and will need a lot of exercise.



Dogtown Ranch

Brownie is a happy go lucky dog that enjoys hanging out with his person and retrieving his stick. He is doing well with basic obedience and several tricks and he will work for hotdogs.  


Lifelong Friends Pet Adoptions

Ginger is an energetic mixed breed with a sweet, intelligent personality. I would recommend an active family for Ginger to keep her focused and motivated. She shows an aptitude for agility so it would be a great outlet for her More Info


Kingsland K9 Safehouse

Malichi is a loveable, smart dog with a goofy, fun-loving personality. He enjoys the agility course and is showing an aptitude for clicker training and tricks. Due to his stubborn, willful personality, he is not recommended for a first-time dog More Info



German Shepherd Rescue of Central Texas

Chico is a big boy who craves excitement and structure. He is extremely intelligent and picks up commands and training quickly. His favorite activities include agility, running, and fetching his beloved ball.   


Dogtown Ranch

Houlie is a happy go lucky guy. He loves food and likes to be around his people. He is doing great with obedience!  


Pflugerville Animal Shelter

I’m around 2 years old, happy girl who loves structure and rules. Without them I am so aloof and goofy I look silly. I’m a fast learner who loves to take long hikes and walks. If your an active person looking for a More Info



German Shepherd Rescue of Cental Texas

Jordan is a high energy young German Shepherd that is best suited for someone with an active lifestyle. She is very sociable and playful so prepare to provide her with lots of attention and love that she deserves. She can More Info


Kingsland K9 Safehouse

Carmen is an extremely sweet Pit bull, who is very affectionate and people friendly. Her kind and mellow temperament will make her an excellent choice as an everyday companion dog. Although she can be weary of other dogs, she would More Info


Lifelong Friends Pet Adoptions

I’m a laid back dog seeking snuggles on the couch with my new family.  I can be active and play with toys or just run around the yard.  I like to chase the lizzards that are always around here. I More Info



Kingsland K9 Safehouse

Looking for a running partner? I can be your new running partner! I might be little but can keep up.  I have lots of energy but also know how to lay around once you have helped me burn off some More Info


Dogtown Ranch

Nana loves affection, toys, and treats. She wants to play with every dog and human she sees. Nana will make a great family pet!  


Central Texas SPCA

Nacho is a very sweet and smart pup, that is full of energy. He is one of those type of dogs that definitely has his own style about life. He is one that shows us that size doesn’t matter.



Kingsland K9 Safehouse

Biscuit is an older gal and from time to time she has a little feisty attitude about her. But she would a great companion for anyone.  She loves to play with tug toys! Biscuit is a one of a kind pup! Her all More Info


Living Love Animal Rescue

Mitzi, is a sweet intelligent girl who loves to work for treats. When there’s a hot dog around you have her undivided attention. On those days you’re feeling down she’ll cuddle with you until your blues fade away!  


Pflugerville Animal Shelter

Intelligent and calm GS looking for an experienced owner in a home without small children. Appears to respond well to commands and is eager to learn. Ace warms up quickly and will melt your heart!  



Happy Dog Adoption

Sweet and shy bundle of love seeking forever home in a home without small children. Freddie would be perfect for an older couple. Appears to be housebroken and is well mannered.  


Pflugerville Animal Shelter

CoCo is a very playful and energetic dog with a love for the outdoors. She loves to play with her chew toys and spending time bonding with peoples.


Pflugerville Animal Shelter

Draxx is a lover that likes being close and rubbed on. He thinks he’s a lap dog. Nothing makes him happier than food and a good squeaker toy to chew on. Draxx would do best in a one dog household.  



Living Love Animal Rescue

Nola is a very friendly girl. She wants to meet and love on everyone. She is very smart and learns very quickly. She likes to play with toys and do agility! She is always happy to see you when you More Info


German Shepherd Rescue of Central Texas

Lucy is a very sweet girl, with a beautiful fox looking face. She is very laid back and prefers shorter walks throughout the day, but she will also get burst of energy and run around. She can be a little shy at More Info