Adopt or volunteer

Wags, Hope and Healing logo Steiner Ranch charity dog walk volunteer with Wags dog Wags dogs go for pack walk

Wags, Hope and Healing is a nonprofit dog rescue and rehabilitation organization that services central Texas. They rescue, rehabilitate and find loving forever homes for dogs that were the victims of abuse or neglect.

Wags takes time to facilitate a perfect match between new owner and canine companion. They often integrate the dogs into their own environment first to get a feel for the dog’s personality and behavior. When appropriate, the dogs get to socialize with other dogs, cats, children and adult volunteers. Wags sits on five acres of rolling hills, which allows the dogs to play, swim and relax in a beautiful, natural setting. What a great place to reconnect after a stressful start!

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Help out

Wags depends completely on community support to continue to help dogs in need. If you want to help, you can visit their website to learn more about how to:

before and after Wags dog

About Kristen West

Kristen started Gusto Dogs in Austin after running a pet sitting and walking business for two years in Sydney, Australia. After discovering that the dogs benefited much more from incorporating enrichment into their daily walks, Kristen decided to make it a part of every Gusto dog walk with the aim to provide a more fulfilling experience for Austin's dogs and their owners.