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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

106 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

We made several trips to FBR to meet the dogs before deciding on one. Every time we were there, the staff was amazing. Always very clean and lots of knowledgeable help. Would recommend FBR to anyone wanting to adopt a bull terrier.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Dedicated, hardworking group of people.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The volunteers and unpaid staff are all extremely helpful and great with the dogs. You can tell this place really cares about their mission.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

WHY IS IT SO HARD TO GET AN E-MAIL TO YOU WE REALLY NEED YOU AND CAN'T E-MAIL YOU FOR A PUPPY THAT NEED YOUR HELP.
MY NAME IS CJ 559 375-0426

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fresno Bully Rescue (FBR) is one of the most compassionate and caring animal shelters anywhere. The volunteers who run the rescue care about these dogs like family members. As a volunteer you can help the Bullies in so many ways. Walking the dogs, playing with them in the yard, taking them on day trips, feeding them, cleaning their kennels and helping to bathe them are just some of the ways to give your time and energy. Fresno Bully Rescue is very active in the community. They hold many fun and creative fundraising activities such as Bully Walks at beautiful Woodward Park. These dogs all deserve another chance to have a safe, loving, family home. Without Fresno Bully Rescue most of these dogs would not be alive today. If you want to help make a difference in the lives of some of the bravest and most grateful dogs you could imagine, please consider visiting FBR. Your life will be changed.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization has gone from a nice little rescue to a hoarding mess to a now marvelous place I wish I could spend more time at. The dogs have never seen so much love and compassion and genuine care and concern for their well belling then they do now. By the smiles on the dogs faces you would never guess some of their horrific stories. The place has really shaped up and stepped up to what a great non-profit animal rescue should be. This place really does take a place in your heart and sometimes even your home ;)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I used to volunteer at FBR all the time. Any free moment I had, I was there. Unfortunately it was because I was sick to my stomach over the care that was being given. Filthy kennels, filthy house, dogs piled into small kennels and tucked into corners laying in there own feces for days. Puppies in a garage with no sunlight, air flow or attention, left to fight over the little amount of food given. I was afraid that if I wasnt there to help who knows what these bullies would have to endure. It was my personal mission to let these dogs know that I cared for their well being if no one else did. But then December 2009 came along. New faces, fresh ideas and a rearranged Board of Directors. Everything started to turn around. Goals were set to improve the living conditions of both the dogs and the live in caretakers, meetings were scheduled to flesh out fundraising ideas, past volunteers were coming out of the woodwork to join the "New FBR". I know every dollar I give them went straight to the dogs because I saw it. I cannot believe the passion of the strangers, now friends, that have stepped up to take control and turn this ship around. The atmosphere is filled with love and laughter and pride and the looks on the bullies faces prove it. I still spend all my free time at FBR but not because it is a filthy hoarding situation but because it is the best time I have with my "bully family". Thank God for the volunteers, caretakers and most importantly the current Board members for giving so much of yourselves, you have no idea the impact you have made on the community, in my life and those innocent bullies.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently became involved in the Fresno Bully Rescue and I can tell you that each and every board member and volunteer truly cares and loves these dogs. They actively make sure each dog is properly exercised, trained, and given affection on a daily basis. The kennels are always clean and the dogs are well taken care of. The dogs are properly evaluated to go to the right home so they can have a family. It is amazing the time and dedication each member displays and it shows in the dogs.

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Donor

Rating: 1

I am deeply saddened with Fresno Bully Rescue (FBR). They use to be one of the the best rescue groups around and then went thru a change in their board. They use to be a sanctuary for pitties but now FBR tries to pass themselves off as a no kill center and sanctuary. That is now the Furthest thing from the truth!!! They state they are there to provide a healthy and loving temporary home while they look for forever homes for the bullies. They leave the kennels dirty and filled with poop. During the rains the kennels were flooding. There was a group that raised money for them and were going to take their weekend to come and help grade the land etc but FBR killed a rescue dog that the group raised money to save. She was killed by one of their board members before she even got to the

Comments ( 1 )

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Fresno Bully Rescue 05/07/2010

Wow that statement couldn't be farther from the truth! Anyone can come to the shelter any day of the week and see the state of the place and see that it is completely clean, the dogs are clean, healthy & happy. They have more volunteers now more than ever, and have almost paid off all of the debt & unpaid bills the former management had accrued. All of the dogs that were underweight are now putting on weight, and get the regular exercise they all need. I know the money that was donated by that group was used to go towards the renovation of the center, which is exactly what it was donated for. The land WAS graded and all new decomposed granite was laid down. Clearly the person who wrote this comment hasn't even been to the center since the new management took over.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Since the new management took over in Dec of 2009 to current April 2010, They have PTS 2 dogs that were clearly Medically healthy and the other could have been rehabilitated with time. Fresno Bully Rescue cannot call themselves a santuary if they kill dogs they are supposed to protect. I would be worried about allowing them to rescue any other dogs. BEWARE!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have recently started volunteering @ Fresno Bully Rescue and cannot believe the dedication and love everyone at the center has for the dogs. The center is extremely clean and well managed. The dogs are happy and are thriving even though in a kennel environment. I really commend all who do what they do to make this rescue organization what it is.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a great dog from Fresno Bully Rescue the staff was great and so helpfful, Crystal really took an interest in the dogs. She helped me choose a great dog he loves a us all 5 kids and our shit tzu who at the time was only 4 months old and about 6 lbs, he has always been very gently with her and the family.We appreciate all of the staff for helping us out.They even came and gave us a home visit before and after the adoption.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Though I am in New York, I support with donations the incredible work that Fresno Bully Rescue does in taking into rescue, abandoned and abused bully breed dogs. They are committed to correctly assessing the dogs' behavior, handling medical needs and providing the right course to move ahead so the dogs can be happily rehomed and not wind up on the street or in harms way or in a high-kill shelter.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I rescued an emaciated stray pit bull from a hiking trail in San Fernando Valley and because I couldn’t take him in myself, I reluctantly took him to the shelter. I checked on him twice a week and the day he was red-listed I desperately looked for a rescue to take him before they euthanzied him. Every one turned me down, but thankfully, Fresno Bully Rescue accepted him with a donation. When I brought him to their rescue, they were very friendly and patiently gave me all the time I needed to say my final goodbyes to my bully friend. I called once a week to check on how he was doing and while some rescues would be annoyed with my regularly calling, the FBR was very nice about it and told me to call anytime. In less than a month, they found a good home for my pit bull and told me to feel free to check back to get updates on how he’s doing in his new home. With my experience with FBR, I found them to be very friendly, knowledgeable, and patient. They truly care about the dogs in their care and want them to go to permanent loving homes. Some rescues are great with dogs, but lack customer service for humans, NOT THE CASE with FBR, they are just as good with humans as they are with dogs.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

WONDERFUL!!!!! So much fun and so fulfilling. My husband and I LOVE the bullies. We have two of our own and wanted to give some love and walks to some of the "kids" that really needed the time to stretch their legs. The folks that do this very time consuming labor of love are truly angels! We really enjoyed speaking with them almost as much as walking the dogs. The orchards surrounding the property are truly beautiful and to enjoy a nice long walk with a bully....hmmmm, heaven!