Sweet dog named Buster Brown has not had anyone show interest in over two years at shelter | Forgotten Friends

Buster loves being around people and would make a great dog to go on a walk with or just relax on the couch and watch a movie.

VON ORMY, Texas — Our “Forgotten Friends” series showcases a dog or cat each week that has spent a lengthy time at an area shelter, just waiting for someone to notice them and bring them home to love.

This week, we went to God’s Dogs Rescue in Von Ormy to meet Buster Brown, a 5-year-old Newfoundland / Chow Chow mix who sadly has not had a single application in the over two years he has been at the shelter. And they can’t figure out why because he is super sweet and would make someone a fabulous companion.

Buster is a beautiful color similar to burnt orange mixed with brown, with short, but fluffy and extremely soft fur. He weighs about 70-75 pounds, so definitely a large breed dog. Buster is also neutered and current on all of his vaccinations.

When Buster first arrived at the shelter, he had really bad injuries to his back end that shelter staff thought might be the result of a car accident or possibly being dragged. His legs were in bad shape and he had trouble walking for the first few days he was at God’s Dogs. But fast forward to the present day, and you would never know that he was injured.

Buster has a strong spirit and is super sweet. He gets along great with other dogs, but they aren’t sure if he is a fan of cats. Maybe he just hasn’t met the right one.

Shelter staff think he’d do best with an active adult human with no really young kids.

“Buster will be a great companion to watch a movie and relax with, or go for a walk with,” said Theresa, with God’s Dogs Rescue. “He loves getting pets and being talked to, being brushed, and he rarely barks.” And he loooves treats!

He does well on a leash when out walking and also doesn’t mind his crate. He can be a little reserved when you first meet him, but give him a little time and he warms up very quickly. Buster is smart, independent and most of all… goofy.

“In all the time Buster Brown has been with God’s Dogs Rescue he hasn’t had a single application,” said Theresa. “He’s the best behaved pup at events, and occasionally gets noticed, but so far his person hasn’t found him.”

Do you think Buster Brown might make a good addition to your family? 

For whoever adopts Buster Brown, Lucy’s Doggy Daycare & Spa will be lending a paw by offering them a free “Glow Up” Day at the Spa, which includes a massage therapy bath and Pawdicure. One of Lucy’s most cherished core values is to continue Lucy’s legacy of giving back to pups in need, as Lucy herself was a rescue!

You can fill out an application with God’s Dogs online CLICK HERE.

The adoption fee is $200 within the state of Texas, and $400 if you are out of state. That fee would include transportation to your area.

They are located in Von Ormy, where they have five fenced acres for the dogs to run and play, and huge enclosures for exercise and rehabilitation. All rescue dogs are socialized with other animals and other people, coming and going in a healthy country environment.

If you email or contact them on a Sunday, they will get back to you on the following Monday.

Would you like to help God’s Dogs but aren’t quite ready to adopt?

They always need fosters and volunteers, and they have opportunities for both short-term and long-term. Foster families are supplied with the bedding, crates, food, and vetting that the puppy or dog will need. all you have to do is supply the love and guidance that is so desperately needed. 

You can fill out an application by CLICKING HERE.

God’s Dogs has adoption events scheduled regularly CLICK HERE to learn more.

The next adoption event is scheduled for Saturday, January 13, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at PetSmart on Bandera.

You can also make a difference by donating directly to God’s Dogs CLICK HERE.

More ways you can help:

  • Donations of gently-used blankets or towels, dog food, dog bowls, bedding, collars, leashes, chew toys, training treats etc, are always needed and accepted
  • You can also donate to make a secure cash donation using your credit card.

Remember when you adopt a shelter pet, you save two lives… the one you bring home with you and the one that now will be saved because the shelter has more room.

If you know of a Forgotten Friend that has been overlooked and is still looking for a “furr-ever” home, contact Andrea at acarden@kens5.com.

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