Belle’s Buds Rescue is passionate about making a difference in the lives of people and dogs. We want to save dogs of all sizes and breeds. We strive for and envision the day where every adoptable dog has a loving, safe forever home and is no longer having to suffer alone on the streets. We rescue, heal, foster, and adopt dogs in need.
Tammy and Julia are the co-founders of Belle's Buds Rescue. They are neighbors and best friends that share the same passion for animals.
Our rescue group was created in memory of Tammy's beloved dog Belle. She was an amazing dog who changed the lives of any human and dogs that crossed her path. While she can never be replaced, Tammy and Julia started looking online and at shelters for another pittie mix to rescue. This was when they started to learn more and more about how bad of a stray problem Houston has. While Julia's husband Danny had always been bringing dogs home from the Third Ward, those dogs rarely left their house. So Tammy and Julia decided they wanted to make a difference by at least fostering for other rescues.
In April of 2018, Julia was heading to work when she saw a dog running across a Farm-to-Market road and get hit by a truck. The driver of the truck kept going, leaving the dog crying in agony. Without even thinking, Julia ran to the dog, picked him up and put him in her truck. After calling animal control and even going to the police station but not getting the answer she wanted to hear, she called Tammy and they both agreed they need to just take him to the vet. She picked up Tammy and together they took him to the closest vet where they put him on oxygen and offered to give him the best care while they searched for his potential owners. Miraculously he had no broken bones! After posting on social media looking for owners and asking for help, an amazing Samaritan decided to call the vet and paid the entire bill so they could bring Adam home. This was when they both agreed they want to start their own dog rescue, so they took Adam under their wing and started calling themselves Belle's Buds Rescue.
Belle's Buds Rescue is officially a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in June 2018. Since Tammy and Julia started the rescue they were able to help over 100 dogs in just the first year and look forward to saving more.
We are thankful for all of our supporters, donators, adopters, and fosters. Especially thankful for our fellow board member Melissa and Tim Kelly who help and encourage us to pursue our dream of saving one dog at a time.
Please visit our page, check out our adoptable dogs or learn how you can help!