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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Rocky Mountain French Bulldog Rescue is a 501(c)3 Federally recognized non-profit located in Boulder, CO. RMFBR rehabilitates and rescues French bulldogs who are surrendered for medical or behavioral reasons. French bulldogs are surrendered from all parts of the country to RMFBR and we have flown to multiple states including Michigan, Texas, Washington, and more. RMFBR has assisted in the rescue of approximately 150 French bulldogs since May 2014. Our goal is to continue to help any French bulldog in need. Rocky Mountain French Bulldog Rescue is a foster-based rescue. We do not have a facility but rather all of our dogs are fostered in loving volunteer homes until rehabilitation is established. Each dog is loved as a family member until they find the perfect Forever Home.

Results: French bulldogs are surrendered from all parts of the country to RMFBR and we have flown to multiple states including Michigan, Texas, Washington, and more. RMFBR has assisted in the rescue of approximately 150 French bulldogs since May 2014. Our goal is to continue to help any French bulldog in need.

Target demographics: rescue French Bulldogs

Geographic areas served: Along the Front Range

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Owner/founder of this charity (Ms. Money) goes on Facebook and insults people, example she goes on news pages and says things like Ok Boomer (which is a trending insult to baby boomers). As a boomer why should I contribute my hard earned retirement money or assist a non-profit that does not appreciate a large group of the population. Boomers are big contributors to non-profits.

1 Laura F.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Rambo in 2015 from RMFBR. We did not know much about his past, as he was surrendered anonymously. What we did know, was that he clearly had been abused. He was aggressive to males, and highly aggressive to other dogs. This boy deserves love just like anyone else, so we got him some training and he eventually grew to be comfortable in a home full of boys. Rambo is the happiest dog ever, and we are so grateful to Kelly at RMFBR for bringing Rambo into our lives, and for taking him in when he needed it most!

1 Jonteray C.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I'm a trainer and I'll never forget the first case I got asked to take on for RMFBR. The rescue sent me the file of a dog at a local shelter and asked me if I thought it was a case we could work with. The dog was described as very aggressive in multiple ways. This made him unadoptable at the shelter and other rescues didnt want to take on such a risk. But when I said we could work with him, RMFBR took him and put him in a foster. When I went for my first session with him and his fosters, I was greeted by a happy, friendly, goofy dog and the fosters hadn't seen any issues. Overtime, he did show some very mild issues, but he was super trainable and overcame that too. He was ultimately adopted by his fosters.
If it werent for this amazing rescue who was willing to take a chance on this misunderstood dog, this amazing little guy probably wouldn't be here today.

Shannon T.2


Rating: 5

I foster for RMFBR. When I first read the story about Calvin it broke my heart. So I stepped in and fostered him until he found his furever home. He was very unsure at first of course! We loved him as our own until he was adopted by a great family! Now we have another foster from RMFBR named Bug. It’s a very rewarding experience to watch them go from being unsure and sometimes scared. We watch them gain their confidence. We need more special need rescues just like RMFBR.

Eli M.


Rating: 5

I’m the proud dog mom of Luna. She is a RMFBR alum. I knew I wanted a frenchie but was adamant that I didn’t want to buy a mill puppy. I knew that I wanted to rescue but also that I wanted a frenchie. With their big personalities and couch dog like tendencies, I had been looking at rescues for months. In the process o accidentally adopted a special needs kitten and decided to wait until he was old enough to hold his own against a dog. About 3 months later, I happened across a post from RMFBR in my Facebook feed. This adorable pied frenchie holding her favorite toy in her mouth looking expectantly over the edge of the couch. I instantly fell in love. I stopped and read the post carefully. “Urgent foster needed!”. I looked through the profile and realized that this gorgeous girl was Luna, a 3 yr old frenchie girl who was good with everyone and everything. Including cats. She was perfect. As I kept reading I read that she was paraplegic and incontinent and would need some special love. I had already fallen in love so I immediately emailed the rescue and filled out the paperwork. Within two days, she arrived from Virginia. Kelly and o met for the first time and we talked about what it would mean to foster a paralyzed frenchie.

Within two days of Luna’s arrival, I knew she was the pup I’d been looking for. Sweet as can be and full of joy and energy. She’s been my best girl ever since. That was more than 3 years ago. Since then we’ve gotten her a fancy cart to help keep her legs moving and getting exercise. She’s gone viral a few times with the video about her new cart.

A few months ago, we welcomed Dozer, a 2 year old frenchie, in as a foster. He and Luna played often and he was a sweet and VERY energetic boy. They almost matched in their markings. We loved on him for a little over a month and then we found him a forever home with a lovely young couple here in Denver. He is very well loved and taken care of there. He was such a joy to have and knowing that he is getting so much love and attention and that we found him the right home was the most overwhelming experience. We struggled at first with some training and Kelly helped find a trainer who came to my home and worried with us. We saw an instant change on his behavior. Such a doll.

Currently, our house is the temporary home to Bruno. Bruno is a 7 year old former breeding dog. He spent most of his life (from what we know) in some sort of a cage. Beyond all reason, he is one of the sweetest most loving dogs I’ve ever met. He just wants all of your attention and love. He is attached to me, absolutely everywhere I go. While we are currently working on sorting his medical issues, he is going to be a really special dog for some lucky person or family. In the process of his many vet visits, RMFBR has found the most amazing vet and she has been in contact making sure everything works for both Bruno and myself.

This rescue gave me my best friend. And then showed me that I could do more by helping out with fostering. I’ve volunteered at events to educate people about what it means to be owned by a frenchie and what their special needs are. She has turned me into an advocate of proper breed education. Honestly, even my own mother has said, I’m more understanding, patient and mature person thanks to my adopting Luna.

Thank you Kelly for all you do and for making my life so much better having met you.