Austin was a homeless black Lab at KC Pet Project. Linda Weaver, a KC Pet Project volunteer, decided she wanted to foster another dog from the shelter and Austin was randomly selected to go home with her. All it took was for Linda to throw a ball into the swimming pool at her house to realize that Austin had a gift. Since then, Austin has become a real competitor. In November of 2014, he competed in the DockDog World Championship and placed 5th overall in Turbo Speed Retrieve!