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Fresno Bully Rescue, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: FBR's job is to provide a healthy and loving temporary home while we look for forever homes for our bullies. In addition, FBR is commited 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.

Target demographics: bully-breed dogs in need

Geographic areas served: Central California, Southern & Northern California

Programs: spay/neuter assistance, adoption, pet education, therapy service, volunteering, animal rescue

Community Stories

116 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were looking for the perfect dog for a couple months, we found Fresno Bully on Instagram and visited a few dogs before we fell in love with our Baby Boss!! They made the process of adopting him and bringing him home quick and easy which we appreciated sooo much. Seems like such a loving group of people who genuinely want to help these animals find a home. I will forsure be getting another from this rescue very soon.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What can I say about a place, where Bully breeds are welcome and sense they are safe and loved, the ones that most people cross the street rather than pass by them? We have visited them from their beginning many years back to the present. The care and respect each dogs needs is met with is amazing. The best image in my mind is when an animal is walked looking up for the signal from their volunteer, what’s next? Playing fetch, running in the tunnels or splashing in the fountain (which is a favorite even though they have a cement pond) .... the trust in the eyes and tail wags tells the story of HOPE.... for a new beginning made possible by the love and care found at Fresno Bully Rescue. In my heart will always remain the memory of Bruce who came in from fighting, years later he went became the companion to a little girl ( their was an article written in him), he has since passed.... And the original Panda that my son wanted to adopt, but our Buster the beagle would not allow another dog in the house, we visited Panda also and watched him blossom from a super cautious animal into a big lovable goofball. All because Fresno Bully Cared.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Being an owner of two rescued bullies , I’m always so amazed at the lengths Fresno Bully Rescue will go to on behalf of our most vulnerable velvet hippos.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing non profit. They help so many dogs and they treat them so well until they are given a forever home. I love their Christmas Photo Fundraiser and have participated with my dogs for 5 straight years. If you don’t know about it, you are missing out.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fresno Bully Rescue goes above and beyond to help all the pups that come into their care. Even at the volunteer orientation, I could tell how much the staff cared about the dogs and I see their devotion in action each time I go to FBR. The shelter site itself is clean and well maintained to give the dogs the best living conditions while they are waiting for their adoption. The staff is so dedicated to making sure their dogs find loving and forever homes. Their mission is to rescue, advocate, and educate about bully breeds as the bully breed is often misunderstood and misrepresented. They give each of the dogs that come into their care a safe space and love until they are able to find their forever homes. As a volunteer and an adopter, I am so happy to have found FBR, it really is a great organization and has given me the best fur baby.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went to Fresno Bully Rescue thinking I wanted to adopt a small female pittie. The staff there was so kind and respectful that they showed me the dog I thought I wanted, and then offered other alternatives when it was not a good fit. The staff there thought I'd be a good fit for a large male pittie named Redd, so I went ahead and met him. He was perfect and everything I had dreamed of! The staff at FBR knew what I needed in my life better than I did! I attribute this to their dedication to their dogs, their hands on care and love they provide them, and their extensive application process. FBR is bar none! Truly, I can't think of a more wholesome, loving, and beautiful rescue/non-profit. Not to mention the facilities there are so great, clean, and beautiful!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a dog from FBR a little over a month ago. They have unparalleled passion and work ethic. While my boy was a resident, he was loved and cared for. Additionally, they get to know the dogs while they’re at the rescue. It allows adopters to make an informed decision and find the best dog for them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My husband and I adopted our latest furry family member from Fresno Bully Rescue. We were blown away by the facilities, they are outstanding. The staff is welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable and compassionate. It is obvious the welfare of their dogs is the highest priority. The adoption process is comprehensive , as it should be, to ensure the absolute best possible homes for these pups is found.
We love the advocacy work Fresno Bully does for these misunderstood and discriminated against dogs.
We think everyone should know about Fresno Bully Rescue

Brittany K.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

One of my and my husband’s fur babies passed away during the early stages of covid, and we decided to open our home to a foster dog, potentially to adopt. We were interested in helping a bully organization, and were open to, and hoping to get a senior dog. I am visually impaired, and I wanted to help a dog that had a disability as well. I know older bully breeds with disabilities or health conditions are hard to find homes and fosters for, so I thought it would be easy for us to become foster parents. We own our home, work from home, have a huge yard with a brand new fence all around. We have a super senior chihuahua who is also vision impaired and has a seizure disorder. Because of this, and her low body weight (at 13 years old, she finally weighs a whopping 4.2lbs) she was not spayed for medical reasons. We were very diligent about never letting her breed, and she has never been pregnant because of our constant supervision and diligence.
Finding a dog who could tolerate our Chi’s grumpiness was the factor we needed to consider when accepting a foster. Or so I thought. I applied with a Bully breed organization in Northern California to foster, as well as local shelters, and let them know we wanted to foster a senior or adult bully, medical necessities not being a problem, nor disabilities. Nobody would let us foster, and the Rescues refused to adopt to us because we had an unaltered female. Even with an explanation, they were very rude and blew us off. We were truly heart broken. I did not understand why they would not let us help. We just wanted to help!
Fresno is about 3 hours from us in a Sacramento, but I thought I would inquire with them as well, since I was trying everybody. I reached out and they responded so quickly! Terese, the adoption coordinator, called me and we spoke for 45 min about me, my dog, my family, what I did, etc. She was so easy to talk to, I didn’t know she was secretly interviewing me as an adoptive dog parent. I couldn’t even get a call back from these other organizations! She explained that they too don’t normally adopt to someone who has an unaltered dog, unless it is for medical reasons. But speaking with me and getting to know me, she felt I had enough experience with bully breeds and trusted her instinct on other peoples’ character, and felt positively about adopting to us. We set up an appointment at the ranch to meet the dogs, and brought our Chi to do a introduction test with their experienced handler.
We drove the three hours to Fresno Bully Rescue and were so impressed with facility! It’s big and open, and they had so many dogs out in separate yards in the fresh air. We had an appointment with two dogs; one I saw online and one recommended by Terese that could be comparable with my Chi (who we left in the air conditioned office in a crate). We loved both, but wanted to see a few more, just in case. We were able to see so many dogs, in different environments, and they told us about each dog and their personalities and stories about them. We honestly loved all of them and could tell their was a lot of love and attention item to these dogs. After several meet and greets, we decided on “Ben”. I adored him, and he was recommended by the staff, as he matched our activity level (or lack thereof) and also was very good during his intro from the handler. The handler gave us great advice and tips for integrating him into our home, especially with our grumpy old Chi. They gave us his bed from his foster home, as well as his blankey, and set us up with a couple of weeks worth of Dasaquin (he was lame in one leg when we adopted him). They gave us his vet info, as he had been seeing one for his lameness/limp, as well as a packet of info for being a new adopted. Lastly, they gave him a bath and came out with us to see him off! I have followed up with Terese a few times to update her with a few pictures. I also tag them in all his posts on IG so they can see how well he is doing, and they always like them. I really love this rescue. They were so attentive and truly wanted to get these dogs the best homes possible, and they gave me a chance when nobody else would. I have them to thank for giving me my baby boy (now) Larry.

Marcela A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

After volunteering for a summer at FBR in 2018 I was lucky to meet and fall in love with my Ally girl. Alice lived at FBR for over 4 years and during that time she was well taken care of, well trained, and kept healthy. FBR is a super clean and organized, the volunteers are amazing human beings that give their best to keep these fur babies loved and healthy until their forever homes. I will be adopting from here when Alice an sI are ready to add a member to the fam bam.

JBarrera

Client Served

Rating: 5

Eight years after adopting Riley I still get friendly messages on FB from FBR. They provide community education about this breed and provide ongoing support to the adopters and volunteers. FBR is an outstanding organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

When my daughter was little I wanted to teach her about volunteering and charity work. We chose FBR because of the wonderful work that they do. We continue to donate monthly and are proud to share our home with a former FBR bully.

Rena F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am in awe of the work that Fresno Bully Rescue does. The staff are so loving and kind to these often scared and injured pups. They take the very best care of the dogs there, but more than that they love each one like their own. All you have to do is follow them on Facebook to see their miracles! But it's even better to visit in person and feel the love!

Cindy K U.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fresno Billy helped me out when I found a homeless gal with a pit bull and 7 puppies living in a park. They took all puppies and found them forever homes. Thank you Fresno Billy Rescue for all you do!

Elise T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have had the pleasure of fostering for FBR. They have done amazing things for the pits in our area and in educating the public.

Tess C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The couple who run this rescue have all but dedicated the 24hrs of their day, everyday, to the furr-babies of this shelter. And the people who volunteer are knowledgeable and SO happy to help volunteers and potential adopters. Our family of three FBR rescues can’t say enough positive things about this shelter

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering at this rescue for a long time. It has brought some much needed therapy in the form of dog walks, snuggle sessions with their furr-babies and new friendships. Many years and three adoptions later from FBR, can't think of a better rescue to be with

Penny M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I got both of my dogs from Fresno Bully Rescue. They both came with wonderful temperaments and are so loved. Both dogs adore my grandkids and are so happy when they come over. FBR stuck by me when I had a problem with being able to walk the big guy (Kermit) with free training and now I am much more confident with him and he no longer pulls like a mack truck! I recommend them highly!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As with all no kill shelters, they go above and beyond to help dogs in need. They go one step further though by helping those misunderstood breeds. Those breeds that get a bad rap from the media. On top of that, they do their best to educate others to help in the fight against BSL and to stop all the incorrect and non-factual information being spread by those who refuse to take the time to experience and learn the truth about these wonderful dog breeds. I adopted my first pit bull mix over 15 years ago and instantly fell in love with the breed. Since then I have rescued four more pit bulls and I honestly can not see myself ever owning another breed except a pit bull again. And shelters like Fresno Bully Rescue give dogs like mine a fighting chance to find their forever homes.

One more thing that shows how much they care about dogs. Although I do not get to volunteer as much as I would like, I do go when I can. Now they may not remember me by name, being that there are so many volunteers that walk through those gates, but a few of them do remember, quite amazingly, the stories of how each of my pibbles came into my life, as well as the story of how I lost my Mazi, my angel. To me, that shows just how much they care about animals. Not just their four-legged family members, but those of others as well.

To the Fresno Bully Rescue staff and all their incredible volunteers, you are truly amazing. Words can not express my appreciation for everything you do and what you stand for. I am forever grateful that you have allowed me to be a part of your team.

Scott Hyberg
(Mazi, Teini, Peaches, Rai Rai and Tugboat's dad)

Lisa Fallon S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fresno Bully Rescue is a fabulous rescue working with our area's over population of "bully" breed dogs. Their facility is beautiful and they work tirelessly for the breed. They educate the community and find great homes for these pups that need them so bad. I have rescued twice from them and will continue to rescue from them in the future. The best dog I have ever owned came from FBR.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough good things about the Fresno Bully Rescue. They are so great with their dogs, their facility, and placing the pups in good homes. I am a 2 time FBR adopter and will continue to adopt from them in the future. They provide this community such a great service by raising awareness for the breed. Please consider then when looking for your next family member.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

After I moved to the Central Valley I immediately looked for a shelter/rescue to volunteer at.
I am so happy I found Fresno Bully Rescue!!! This well run, clean, dedicated, loving rescue is totally about the highly misunderstood bully breed dog. I have owned and fostered Pitties and they are loving, precious pups! FBR is driven to not only rescue and find loving homes for these dogs, but to educate the public on all the positive qualities inherent in Bully breeds. Please support Fresno Bully Rescue!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We Love Fresno Bully Rescue!!! We got our Lola there at about 11 weeks, one of the vagabond puppies!! She's now almost 9!! Bridgette, Terese and everybody else there are absolutely the best. Those dogs are so well taken care of. We can't wait to go back and get another 1 or 2!!

Adrienne J.1

Donor

Rating: 5

The staff and volunteers here are amazing!! They give every bit of their heart and soul for these dogs! So happy to have them in our community. ❤️

FS J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The passion and care put in by the staff is beyond amazing. Countless hours not only on site, as well as the offsite with events, promotions, fundraising, etc is beyond words. All for the betterment of these beautiful beings!

Apple F E.

Donor

Rating: 5

They go over and beyond to rescue, shelter and love each adoptable. They go to every extent possible to make sure the doggy’s are a perfect fit for you and your family and making sure your family is the perfect fit for them. They are truly the best of the best.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

THEIR LOVE FOR THE BREED IS SHOWN BY MAKING SURE THE FAMILY IS THE PERFECT FIT FOR THEIR ADOPTABLES. NOW THAT MY SON IS 4 YEARS OLD, I AM SO EXCITED TO ATTEMPT THE ADOPTION PROCESS...

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My sister has been a volunteer at the Bully Rescue for a few years and I have visited a few times. I follow them on Instagram . One day they had posted a picture of 2 of their dogs Murphy and Sophie. I fell in love with Sophie immediately. I called my sister to ask what I needed to do to adopt Sophie. She put me in touch with Terese the adoption coordinator. She was so helpful. I don’t live in Fresno so I wasn’t sure how it would all work. Terese walked me through everything. They take such good care of the dogs. It is an amazing place . This is Sophie and my granddaughter.

Jill W.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fresno Bully Rescue is absolutely AMAZING! I was looking for a new rescue to start volunteering at this year and after attending a few orientations at different places, I knew I found my match with FBR! This is the one place I leave with a full heart instead of in tears in my eyes for the animals I'm leaving behind. These dogs are so well taken care of, LOVED, bathed, LOVED, exercised, LOVED, fed well, and did I mention LOVED! Also, my cousin was looking to adopt so she adopted here, a beautiful big boy named Sherman (Tank). They do home studies and really talk to potential adopters to make sure they do everything to help guarantee a lasting home for their dogs. They took the time to help introduce current family pets to the new doggy to make sure everything went smooth with introductions. They really do have the dogs best interest at heart. I just can't say enough great things about FBR and if your looking for a new furry family member or an amazing place to volunteer...this is it!

Lisa Rata N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The staff at Fresno Bully Rescue are awesome! They are so dedicated to turning the stereo type around for this breed. They work so hard for these dogs,rain, shine, blistering heat or freezing cold they are working with these dogs. I have been honored in adopting two beautiful pit bulls that have made our family complete!

Cherrie S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our dog Eddy just over a year ago. He was found hungry and homeless living behind some dumpsters at a UPS. He was malnourished and very dirty. The Fresno bully rescue took him in. They trained him in basic commands and how to behave in public. When we got him he had never lived in a home and was fearful of his reflection in glass and among other things. When we contacted the bully rescue about this they provided us information on a trainer. They not only take in and save hard-to-place animals, pitbulls and Bully breeds but they help them to be their best selves. Eddie has become the neighborhood mascot and more importantly a huge piece of our hearts. I could not ask for more gentle, sweet and well-behaved dog all due to the Fresno Bully Rescue who saved his life. They are amazing selfless people who work tirelessly to help these beautiful dogs.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My old dog had passed away and we were looking for a new family member. We explained what we were looking for and we were introduced to Eddy. He was quirky and so fun that we fell instantly in love. He had never lived in a home and was fearful but this rescue put us in touch with a trainer that helped us understand him. We could not love him more and he is so happy!

Rosemary P.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Saw Ruthie on there website she was being Fostered,wanted to check out the facility first It was an amazing shelter beautiful big areas for the dogs to come and play in .
Staff and volunteers are amazing you can tell they love what they do. They where so helpful in the process and afterwards With any questions we had .
She is the sweetest Little girl I have been off work and she has really rescued me I have a reason to get up every morning now .
I get unconditional love tail wags and lots of kisses on a daily basis thank you to the Fresno bully rescue.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful place to adopt from. They are thorough without being rude. Healthy dog. Great people. Adopt don't shop.

Shannon J.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Adopted 2 dogs from FBR. Amazing experience both times. The personal care of each animal and the adoption process ensure they are going to a good home.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so happy with our pitty, Izzy, she is the best. She has everything she wants is spoiled rotten, loves everyone she meets, but loves her mommy, grandma and grandpa very much. She was shy when she came home, did not know what to think, now she knows this is her home and she is loved. Thank you Fresno Bully for matching us up.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love Fresno Bully Rescue! We have been donating supplies and participating in their events for a while now. In June our beloved American Bulldog passed away. When we were ready for a new family member we knew we wanted to adopt from FBR. I filled out the application and it didn't take long at all for the adoption coordinator to contact us. After asking what we were looking for in a pet she made some suggestions. We went that weekend and were greeted right away. That day we fell in love with Isabella. She was as amazing as they had said she was. We are so happy to have her as part of our family. FBR does an amazing job in matching dogs to their new families. Thank you FBR for all you do for the breed and the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love pit bulls, I have two at home...And had another one before these. I am a volunteer because i want to help and do my part to give them as much positive interaction. I try and volunteer at least once a month. I love the rescue so organized and clean. I just wish I could do more.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I lost our 12-year-old senior Labrador mix, Libby, to Cancer early this year and immediately started looking into rescues to find a companion for our Chocolate Lab, Belle. My husband and I had been responsible pet owners long before meeting and my husband had Belle and Libby their entire lives. We really thought we would have a fairly easy time finding a dog to rescue, but we actively filled out adoption applications with different rescues with little to no response for three months before deciding to pay Fresno Bully Rescue a visit after some Instagram posts caught our attention. They make meeting the dogs so easy! The staff and the volunteers are very knowledgeable, steering us towards the dogs that would be a good fit for our lifestyle AND our senior lab. It didn't take long for us to fall in love and just a few short days later, we brought home our sweet boy, Beau (formally known as Romeo). We couldn't be happier with our decision and the service and knowledge of Fresno Bully Rescue.

Rebekah F.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began volunteering at Fresno Bully Rescue in 2015. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! The dedication of the staff and volunteers has truly inspired me. Their love truly shows in the care each dog receives.
I have moved away, and because of the passion FBR has ignited in me, I regularly volunteer at a shelter in Northern California.
Lastly, FBR has a senior resident who I intend to adopt when I finish school. It is amazing to know that in the meantime he will be loved by everyone there.

Kaysie H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a dog from them several years ago. Lily. She is so good with my kids! Fresno Bully rescue worked with us to ensure our other dog would get along with Lily. Set up a play day, and allowed us to do a sleep over with Lily and our other dog. They want to make sure the adoption works for everyone!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted Lily from them a few years back and my experience with them was amazing! I had a dog already and they had me bring him in and get a meet and greet just make sure that the dog would get along with Lily. then I did the trial at my house to make sure they work before we finalized it. They really went out of their way to make sure that Lily was a good match for my family and I.

Nancy Toft C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

So great in every way, we have a loved pet they saved. We have nothing but nice things to say about how they help .

1 peaches17

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at FBR for 2 1/2 years. I love it. I am Elite volunteer so I work closely with the dogs. I am also able to foster when I can. The new facility in Sanger is amazing. The dogs get exercise and a lot of love. They have done a lot to bring awareness to the breed and help people understand that it isn’t the dogs it is the owners. I ha e adopted 2 Bully’s from FBR. Amazing animals

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This place is amazing. I am so proud to be a volunteer for FBR. They put the dogs first. My bully is from FBR

Volunteer

Rating: 5

FBR helps so many dogs and people in an area that is so underserved. We have our rescue dog , Lola, and she loves going to events put on by FBR. This organization is so well run, I just can’t say enough!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm a medical Foster and have many happy endings, but I'll share the story of Mojo today. He was 8 wks and came malnourished from a backyard breeder who brought him for euthanasia. The Vet explained that proper nutrition could correct his defect, but they didn't care. The Vet saved him and called FBR, and I started working w/ his Carpus Valgus. He was so cute in his little cast that came off quickly he progressed so well! Before long he was adopted by a beautiful family w/ another FBR pup and I get to see pics of him on FB! He's gorgeous. I can't say enough about the integrity of this organization and all they do for this underserved breed.

1 Victoria De F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very grateful to this organization for the haven they provide for the wrongly maligned pitbull breed. The staff take the dogs out into the community providing education about the breed and the opportunity to show the public the breed's loyalty and adoptability. We adopted our ZELDA from them 7 years ago. It was the BEST decision we made. She was the heart of our family and household. She died 2 months ago and when we're ready, we will be adopting from FBR again!! She loved her blankie!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Zelda (aka Casper, at FBR)was adopted from FBR about 6 years ago. The process was thorough but easy. They do a WONDERFUL job finding out all the history they can regarding their "adopta-bulls". FBR is a loving, caring and safe environment for the Bullies. We can't imagine our lives without Zelda!! Thank you FBR!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The facility at Fresno Bully Rescue was very nice. Everyone one there was extremely helpful, volunteers and staff. I would suggest anyone that is looking for a furbabie go out and check them out!

1 Mandi M.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I spotted Rebel as a pup tied to a tree down from my house. I would pass him daily to check in on him seeing him lonely and hungry . He just wanted to play! Completely broke my heart but I knew this guy was a must have so I was adamant on making sur he got a chance to live and be a happy pup. Months have gone by and I notice the owner had vacated the property leaving sweet rebel. I finally run in to her and I tell her I can keep him in my yard so he can run free also I would like to put in effort to help this terrible infection he has i his body. She then moves out of her place and never calls, or comes back for her Precious Rebel. So I then set out to help this adorable guy get his painful blisters healed, get checked for heartworms, get him fixed in hopes of finding the lucky family that gets to fall in love with this sweet pup!! Please anything you would like to donate you can send direct to :The Animal House- Attn: Linda 205-672-3550 Harpersville, Al. We just had his first treatment for dermadex (a painful mites), next first shots/ heart worm check then medication, finally getting him fixed to prepare for his family, whom ever that maybe. My name is Mandi Macon proud mom of 4 other precious pups!! Thank you so much for taking the time to read our story!

Marina T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Bridgette and the staff at the bully rescue center are all about the animals! We have rescued 2 dogs from here and I will only go this route moving forward. I highly recommend saving a dog vs going thru a breeder.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The volunteers at FBR work tirelessly to educate people on bully breeds, rehabilitate, and find these loving pups a forever home! They do home inspections, meet & greets and follow ups to ensure a good fit for both the dogs and the family. Great effort in outreach and education as well!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Awesome group of folks here who ABSOLUTELY do what's best for the dogs. This is a huge challenge as they are bully breeds!

UB Rebecca R.

Donor

Rating: 5

My business has partnered with FBR to raise funds to keep the program going. They are a group of extremely professional, dedicated, and philanthropic individuals who truly care about the work they do! I am very particular about the organizations that we support and FBR is definitely at the top of our list!

Mindy2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my Marlie from Fresno Bully Rescue a little over 7 years ago and she is amazing. They took her mom in as a stray through their foster care program until her puppies were able to be adopted. Their shelter is always clean, the staff easy to find, helpful and very knowledgeable. They do such an important job here in the valley educating people on the breed. Nothing but good things to say about FBR. Keep up the amazing work!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Fresno Bully Rescue is an awesome, and desperately needed, save haven for pitties in the Central Valley. They are run completely on donations and volunteer efforts. They are constantly coming up with fun and creative fund raisers and have a huge following.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When we adopted our Angel (formerly Buttercup) from FBR in 2011, we fell in love with all of the amazing people at FBR. They have always been available to help us with any questions or issues we have had over the years; and we have since fostered 5 more fur-babies with their help and guidance, ultimately adopting 2 of them (our beloved Penelope in 2012 - formerly Genie - and most recently Saint in 2017). FBR is an amazing organization with the most knowledgeable and compassionate staff you will ever meet. I can't imagine our lives without everything FBR has done for us and all of the wonderful dogs they've saved.

Joey L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love what they do for this misunderstood breed of dogs! Pitts are beautiful animals I wish I could adopt them all!

Heather G.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

They have wonderful staff and volunteers. I have always had a good experience when I have worked with them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It's very difficult to put into words how amazing Fresno Bully Rescue is. There have been countless times where they have come to the Rescue and pulled Pit bulls from my shelter. Pit bulls that had no chance of being pulled by anyone else. I am so proud of the relationship that we have with them. They do amazing work and I can't wait for the next Pittie that is pulled from US. Thank you is just not enough. Thank you for giving our babies a second chance at life. I truly do love you all.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've watched Fresno Bully Rescue grow from a small rescue to a group that has helped so many dogs and bought their own property through such hard work.

Michael M.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hello, my name is Michael I’m 100% disabled veteran. I got my max little over 3 1/2 years ago. Since then my blood pressure is one down I’m off antidepressants and my overall attitude is way better all thanks to Fresno Bully rescue allowing me to rescue my little guy.

Kelly B.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

FBR took in my special needs foster after being abandoned by a defunct rescue. I am forever grateful.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A group of hard working volunteers who put every dime plus some into rescue and education, they are often the only defense against a death sentence for dogs who are discriminated against and will rarely make it out of a shelter alive.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic people working for a fantastic cause! I have been volunteering at Fresno Bully Rescue for 7 years and have always admired the passion and persistence the volunteers have and the care and attention they give to enrich the lives of the dogs. They take great care in ensuring that the dogs go to loving homes and work hard to educate the public about how fantastic these dogs truly are!

Melissa V.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love bully rescue, they truly love all there babies. I was a foster for awhile and they make sure you are the best for the pups. Love, love this place!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have adopted 2 great dogs from FBR and we're so happy with the adoption process, the screening, the care they give their animals, and the impact they're making on the community!

Client Served

Rating: 5

After our dog passed away, we went to Fresno Bully Rescue to find a new member for our family. All the staff/volunteers were helpful and knowledgeable in helping us select and prepare for a dog. The dog we adopted far exceeded our expectations. He is a puppy but already had a great foundation in basic obedience and general household manners. He was crate trained, starting house training, and socialized. FBR was great throughout the process and we couldn't be happier with our new family member.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have adopted three dogs from FBR and currently volunteer for them as well. We have stayed involved because of the staff's total involvement in protecting and educating the public on the true appreciation of this misunderstood breed. The facility is clean and well run and every dollar we contribute goes over 80% to the dogs care, education and rescue of bully breeds; they are monies we consider well-spent!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I learned of this rescue through my best friend who volunteers here. I took a chance and visited. The staff was really friendly and I received a tour of the facility along with introduction to several dogs; this was amazing because I went without an appointment and they went off what I was telling them.

None of the dogs I met seemed to meet my requirements. As I was leaving, a sweet little pitty of just two years walked in with a volunteer. She was white and brindle and instantly I had to have her. She was sweet, the perfect size for my home, and not too much energy that she’d feel like she was couped up. Two weeks later and she was mine and the rest is history.

The pitty breed has a bad name and it’s based solely on perception. This rescue does everything they can to rescue these
beautiful dogs, find them homes, and change the public perception. I will definitely return when it comes time to adopt another.

Sunny D.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted two of my best friends from FBR and can’t say enough wonderful things about them. They truly care about each dog and the home that they will be going in to. They worked hard at finding us the perfect fit for our family. Not only that, but they made sure we were fit to be a good “parent” to the dog chosen. They educated us and gave us all the tools for a successful adoption. We loved them so much that we adopted our second pup from them and will do so in the future as well. We love FBR❤️

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been in the rescue of pitbulls since 2001. Fresno Bully Rescue is one of the most organized, highly professional and very productive organization for our breed. I have know of them forever and proud to be friends with one of the board members and also proud of doing an event with them soon. Shorty Rossi

Jennifer D.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been volunteering with FBR since 2010 and it’s an absolute labor of love. The rescue is dedicated to promoting the positives of the breed through community outreach, family focused events and breed education in many elementary and middle schools. Fresno Bully Rescue welcomes volunteers and it’s great to see multigenerational families come out and spend time with the dogs and have an active roll in training, shuttling for vet care and keeping the shelter running smoothly. I highly recommend checking out the rescue and going through orientation and becoming a part of an amazing place doing even more amazing things for the Bully breeds!