Occasionally we get a dog into our program that is considered "harder to adopt out" whether it is due to behavior or medical needs. They each have a story and still deserve a safe, loving home. Below is a list of our amazing Sanctuary Dogs who have found their forever homes at either the Belles Buds Sanctuary or with our amazing BBR fosters.
We are always looking for fosters who would be willing to care for a Sanctuary Dog as well... if you can open up your home to one please reach out to us! All expenses are covered by us.
Jasmine or "Jazzy"
Jasmine is an amazing girl at her old age... She was an owner surrender, the owner was in hospice and the family members couldn't take care of her so they reached out to us for help. Her mouth was in horrible shape when we first got her (severely infected) so we did emergency dental where she lost all but 4 of her teeth. She's now happily living her life at the Belles Buds Sanctuary loving food, snuggles and occasional car rides! And oh does this girl love toyssss!!!
Sweet Xena was abandoned by her "owner" who was a student at Prairie View A&M that had left her behind when she went home over Holiday break. Animal control picked her up and after her "hold" was up Belles Buds knew we needed to help! Little did we know that she'd fit right in and have found her happily forever after at the Belles Buds Sanctuary.
After being returned from an adopter, Charm lost all trust in strangers. We don't know what happened.....
She would only let Tammy and Julia near her. Over time she is starting to warm up to regular visitors but if anyone new comes by she will keep her distance by waiting and watching from the woods until the stranger leaves. It has become apparent that she's found her home where she feels safe on the Belles Buds Sanctuary Ranch!
Jetta or "Gumby"
Jetta is a sweet beautiful, gentle giant. She’s special needs because she moves "freely" due to double hip dysplasia... vets believe she was born without hip sockets... she shows no signs of pain and actually is just more flexible in her movement! We call her our fun filled Gumby.... or maybe Pokey?
Unfortunately we also believe she was overbred and caged up before we got her as she is scared of almost everything. She’ll run and hide at every "new" movement. She’s definitely learned love and trust and is now a care free happy go lucky girl in her Belles Buds Sanctuary Home.
Stan the Man
Stan the Man knows his name!! He was rescued out of Harris County as an owner surrender but the owner clearly neglected him... he was HW positive, intact and full of fear aggression.
He's now friendly and loving at his foster home but if you take him away his insecurity and anxiety spikes. Needless to say, he knows his "safe place" so he's happy at his Belles Buds Sanctuary Home. As of October 2022 he's officially Heartworm Negative going through the Slow Treatment!
Georgie is one of 27 Pyrenees rescued from a hoarding situation in Georgetown, Texas. We split with several other Rescues across Texas to help save them. Georgie is the most protective of the three living on the Belles Buds Sanctuary Ranch. She will alert the others if a strange animal approaches. She's slowly coming around to the Humans as well and actually letting a few pet her! Especially her favorite human Jeanne (Tammy's mom!)
Goliath is another one of the 27 Pyrenees rescued from Georgetown. Goliath is the biggest "baby" of the three living on the Belles Buds Sanctuary Ranch. He will be the last one you see as he prefers to hide out underneath the barn, in the feed room, or in front of the air condition in his "private suite" in the Garage.
Pooke was originally one of our Cowboy Pups that we rescued in October 2021, the litter unfortunately fell ill with Parvo and Pookie was one of the slower ones to recover. He stayed on the ranch longer than puppies normally do and it started getting harder and harder to let him go to any home when we realized he found his home already on the Belles Buds Sanctuary!
Sigh Simon - the untouchable - has been with us since November 2020 and still doesn't like human touch. He LOVES to play with the other dogs and will curl up on top of his foster fur-siblings (especially his BFF Jetta). Ironically, he often thinks 'he's big man on campus' when new fosters come in... He simply doesn't want to be pet or held by a human.
Puffers or "Hot Rod" was brought to Belles Buds "mistakenly" when a transporter was picking up a litter of puppies but the finder threw him in too! No regrets though.... as this boy has found his home at the Belles Buds Sanctuary! He unfortunately had been shot in the leg AND had an ACL tear so the vet recommended amputation. Our little tripod boy is loving life at the Belles Buds Sanctuary!
Dandy was one of our original "saves"... when BBR was first getting established Tammy and Julia were also fostering for other rescues including Houston K911 (THE inspiration to start BBR, thank you Anna!)
Lily and her three flower pups were being fostered by Tammy &Julia... two of the pups were adopted and ready for transport to Washington but Lily (mom) and Dandy (pup) were held back... Lily because she had heartworms and still needed treatment (who has since been adopted by our amazing President of the Board... and Dandy because she still had a bad case of Demodex Mange. The Ladies at BBR asked Houston K911 if they could transfer the two into BBR ... little did we know that Dandy would stay here forever as she is Panda and Xena's therapy dog! Hah!
We jokingly say he adopted Tammy... he lived on the Sugar Hill Ranches going back and forth between homes but after a few months realized that he had found his home on the Belles Buds Sanctuary... Prince Perro now has his own throne... often found napping in his very own bedroom (where he often even gets brought breakfast in bed).
Ember's story is one you definitely want to hear! She is one of Belle's Buds proud Ambassadors!
On July of 2019 Ember was saved by fire fighters... owners said they didn’t want her (shortly after lighting the apartment on fire!). One of the EMT/firemen is a friend of ours and asked BBR to help... she had a long road of recovery going through the hyperbaric chamber at Gulf Coast Vet... Thanks to GCVS, the Johnson Family and her amazing foster (and eventual adopter) Amy she is happily loving life!
Lissie was found loose in Eagle Lake with 5 dogs total... one was VERY friendly, the others were all pretty timid. We were able to catch them and they were all fostered out. Lissie and Lane the two rat terriers of the crew have been the most shy. Our amazing foster Paige and her family have been fostering Lissie and have made AMAZING progress with her and have agreed to be their forever sanctuary home as it'll take her lots of time to adapt to a new home. She's a dogs' dog and has become besties with their other Belles Buds adopted dogs!
Tink was picked up from the shelter in Fort Bend County. Belles Buds pulled her from the shelter thinking she was either pregnant or full of worms. Well, turns out it was 120 hair ties! During the surgery, they also found out she has a hole in her heart. Her life expectancy was anywhere from six months to only a few years. Our amazing Belles Buds foster Ashley has taken her home as a Sanctuary Dog.
Simba was an owner surrender because they couldn't care for his medical needs. He had an old injury in his hind and back that was causing him to chew his leg and tail raw. Our amazing foster agreed to take him in and we helped him with vetting including regular Lazer Therapy. He's recovered amazingly, walking great and loving his Fospice home thanks to Robbie!
A handful of our "permanent" dogs need to be highlighted as well since they have been amazing troopers from the beginning. We often remind them, "we made room for you, you need to make room for the next guy/gal!" Here are a few of our amazing dogs that have loyally stayed by our side and helped us through the good and the bad!