Pet of the Week: Boudreaux aka Bubba B aka Bou

Meet Boudreaux aka Bubba B aka Bou! He’s a big boy: a 6 & 1/2 year old, 80 pound, dogue de bordeaux mix. Boudreaux has been returned to the Austin Animal Center three (3!) separate times: the first two were when his owners moved and could/would not take him with them. The third time he was returned after only a few days when the prospective adopters realized they were unable to give him the home he needed.


In November, he faced his exit date at the Austin Animal Center: the date requiring him to find a foster or forever home, or else become part of the small percentage of dogs still at risk for euthanasia. Because of his age/size/time spent in the system, it’s harder for him to get noticed.
Dogs Out Loud, the wonderful shelter assistance group that helps train larger, harder-to-place dogs, is once again trying to find a home for him. They’ve had to scramble a few times over the last month — and even work through broken bones — to keep him out of the shelter through temporary fosters.
Boudreaux’s story has gone viral — from Reddit to newspapers in Finland! But in spite of fans sharing his story far and wide … DOL still hasn’t found the right family for him.
As expected, the kennel has made him more stressed and he doesn’t understand why he keeps getting moved around.
Bou is eager to find his quiet and calm home. He loves to go for car rides, snuggle with his person, nap and get spoiled with P. Terry’s burgers & Starbucks croissants. He loves bully sticks and sunbathing. He has been evaluated by a behaviorist who thinks he is a lovely dog. And he is eager to please his forever family.
 Anyone who is interested in potentially adopting him should contact (He’ll do best in a home without other pets or small children.)
– Friends of Bou have been sharing his adoption search on Facebook & Instagram using the hashtag #findahomeforbubbab.