Our Hometown Partner, Fresno Bully Rescue Saves Bully Breeds, Rehabilitates the Dogs,
and Educates the Community and Future Bully Owners
Fresno Bully Rescue (FBR) is a volunteer-based, non-profit, no-kill shelter dedicated to rescuing Bully breed dogs in the Central Valley of Calif. Because of foreclosures in the state, an overwhelming amount of dogs are being surrendered and Bully breeds are typically the first to be euthanized if no one adopts or rescues them. Through our Plato Wags Back efforts, we are supporting FBR’s spay and neuter program.
Bully breeds are the first to be euthanized if no one adopts or rescues them. Since over 1 million “pit bulls” are euthanized in the United States yearly, the service provided by FBR is critical for the Central Valley, CA which has one of the highest rates of euthanization in the whole of California. (Statistics provided by Best Friends Society, Kanaab, Utah and CCSPCA).
Since its founding in May 1, 2008, FBR has rescued over 500 dogs. At their shelter, they house over 40 resident dogs at all times. Some rescued from the community, from abusive homes, and county shelters where they were designated to be euthanized.
FBR’s job is to provide a healthy and loving temporary home while they look for forever homes for all of the bullies. In addition, FBR is committed to promoting responsible ownership of bully breeds, fighting against breed discrimination, spaying and neutering pets, reporting dog fighting, and demonstrating to the community that bully breeds are loyal, loving, and wonderful forever companions.
Read below to learn more about all of FBR’s amazing services, and meet a some of their special dogs looking for forever homes.
‘Bianca’ is a lovely girl that came to FBR as a staff favorite at the SPCA. Bianca is around 2-3 years old. She has a fun personality and is still a puppy at heart. Bianca is dog social and loves all people. If you are interested in meeting Bianca, please contact FBR if you are in California.
EDUCATIONAL SERVICES: At FBR, they feel that it is their top priority to reach out to the youth in the community and help mold compassionate and educated citizens. They will go anywhere they are invited, free of charge, for the opportunity to educate. They also aggressively seek out new educational opportunities in the community. Main points covered in their services are: basic breed education and pet care, how to approach a dog safely, how to read an animal’s body language for dog bite prevention, dog fighting, abuse, neglect, the importance of spaying and neutering, and the consequences of backyard breeding. FBR has been invited to many schools and colleges all around the Central Valley. These facilities include but are not limited to: Computec High School, Lemoore Middle College, ITT Technical Institute, Fowler High School. and Clovis North High School.
THERAPY SERVICES: Fresno Bully Rescue recognizes the benefit of animal therapy for humans. At no cost, FBR brings qualified shelter dogs to visit Senior Assisted Living Facilities such as Golden One, the homeless women & children of the Evangel Home of Fresno and the wonderful people of the Disabled Veterans Program. FBR also hosts many children and adults that suffer from Autism or limited mobility at our facility. Seeing the transformation that an animal brings to a person who often struggles with loneliness, sadness or a disability is the most rewarding experience.
This stud muffin is about 5 years old. His original owners moved out state and left him to roam the neighborhood – thankfully some good Samaritans came to his rescue and took him in. Now he is available for adoption with us at Fresno Bully Rescue. Otis is a big, mellow teddy bear. He is a large boy at around 97lbs. Otis is great with other dogs (no kitties please) and LOVES children. He walks well on-leash, knows his basic obedience commands and loves swimming and cuddling with his humans! Please contact FBR if you are in California and interested in meeting this handsome man.
VOLUNTEER SERVICES: Fresno Bully Rescue is always looking for more people in the community willing to help. FBR hosts monthly volunteer orientations at their facility, welcoming many new faces ready to help make a difference in their community and in the lives of homeless animals. Their volunteer orientations are very well attended and organized. Every orientation averages about 40-100 new volunteers each month! They constantly strive for public outreach to help spread the word about their volunteer opportunities. FBR also works with large, corporate companies such as PG&E. Occu-Med and Fresno State for corporate volunteer opportunities. They also provide opportunities for community service completion.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Fresno Bully Rescue strives to be involved with their community and regularly attend local community and other organizational events. Fresno Bully Rescue participates in the Clovis Big Hat Days, Clovis Fest, Walk Like MADD Walkathon, Super Adoption at Fresno State, Pet Expos all over California, The Fresno Home and Garden Show, Fresno State Vintage Days, Local Pedigree Dog Shows, Petsmart ln-Store Adoptions, Roller Derby Bouts, the Fresno Grizzlies Community Outreach Night, Fresno Christmas Parade, Clovis Rodeo Parade, Relay tor Life for the American Cancer Society, Wiggle Waggle Walk hosted by the Valley Animal Center, and more.
This petite gal came from the Chowchilla Animal Shelter. She was found with her male puppy who is equally as cute! Sweet Pea is about 1.5 years old, is very friendly, curious and loves everyone she meets! She is great with other dogs too! Please contact FBR if you are in California and interested in meeting this special lady that lives up to her name.
OWNER SURRENDER and STRAY ASSISTANCE: At Fresno Bully Rescue, they receive over 400 calls and emails per week from people asking FBR to take in dogs. They know that they cannot save them all, but they can help educate the owner and provide them with as many resources as possible to help them keep their pet or search for a responsible new home. Many people simply are not aware of their many options for rescue resources and low-cost spaying and neutering. With over 100,000 fans on FBR’s Facebook page, many find luck in using this valuable resource. lt serves as a valuable networking forum for locating lost pets or finding potential adopters. FBR takes every opportunity lo educate and assist
people in their time of need to the best of their ability.
This stunning 1.5 year old boy came to us after his owner had to move to a place that didn’t allow his breed. Troy is great with other smaller dogs and children. He has a sweet and happy personality and he loves everyone he meets. Troy is a real catch! Please contact FBR if you are in California and interested in meeting this sweet boy!