Adette has a bachelors degree in Biology from the University of New Mexico and is co-founder of I Once Was Lost Animal Advocacy. She spends her time caring for the guests at Chuckling Hound as well as running I Once Was Lost Animal Advocacy. She was formerly the chair for the Public Awareness group for Town Lake Animal Shelter created to raise awareness to help Austin become a No Kill City.  Over the past three  years, Adette and her co-founder have rescued, spayed/neutered, medically and emotionally treated and found loving homes for over 70 dogs. Adette owned a successful pet sitting service in the Austin area for 9 years.  She has hundreds of very satisfied clients as well as many cat and dog friends whom she loved and cared for with all her heart.

“It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.”  ~Unknown

We are proud to offer a foster program at Chuckling Hound. We always reserve one room for a rescue pet to spend time until they find their forever home.  We offer this at no expense to any legitimate rescue organization in and around the Austin area. We will love these pets as our own. We commit to helping them grow and heal in all ways so they may find their forever families.  To see our current fosters and other furry loves looking for their forever homes click here 


“I love the ambiguity of calling these pups “rescue” dogs. Who really gets rescued–the dog who is adopted or the person who adopts the dog? I guess it’s a matter of perspective–or grammar. If the emphasis were on the dog being rescued, the term would be ‘rescued dog’” Raffy Garza-Vizcaino