A pit bull fight

The puppy pictured above has been in foster care being trained and cared for the last couple months – but still needs a home! I just recently spoke with F.B.R. volunteer Tiffany, who thinks Petrie may stay puppy-like, as she believes she may be a mix of Pit Bull and chihuahua! How cute is that?

She was named Petrie after Mary Tyler Moore’s character, Laura Petrie, on the Dick Van Dyke Show.

I wanted to do a post on the non-profit Fresno Bully Rescue – a volunteer-based, no-kill, rescue/shelter – that does great work helping the most maligned breeds of all dogs. It is estimated that only one in 600 shelter Pit Bulls will ever find a home – the other 599 are euthanized!

Bully Rescue banner

Please visit the above web address to find out where FBR is located, their hours, and some pictures of just a few of their pups up for adoption. Note:  No puppies are kept at the shelter; instead they are being cared for, socialized, and trained by – loving foster families.

Spay and neuter banner

If you currently have a Pit Bull and want to get your dog ‘fixed,’ check out the details above: from generous donations and grants; this particular one compliments of Bissell – low-cost operations are available (for Fresno residents) till funds run out!

Kaia and Eamon Graff

Kaia & Eamon Graff

All of the dogs awaiting their forever homes at the West Herndon shelter get their time for love and socialization – as seen above!

Running a shelter is neither easy, nor inexpensive. Most everyone who works there volunteers their time and energy purely out of the goodness of their hearts – only two are paid, and that at minimum wage!

There is a yearly scholarship fund set up for younger volunteers; it’s named after a favorite dog Curly – and is for future college needs – which is really cool!

In the process of moving to a new location in Sanger, the new facility will provide larger kennels, more grassy play areas, for each individual dog, as well as many improvements all the way around!

Our generous Valley peeps have donated $224,694 thus far – of a $400,000 goal!

There are many ways, from big to small, that can help this non-profit help their rescued dogs thrive and find forever homes – like fundraisers – where they put the ‘fun,’ in each ‘raising’ money event!

(Held at Mountain View Picnic Shelter)

The biggest events each year:  the one mentioned above, and one held at Halloween. The upcoming May event starts with late-registration at 8 a.m. (Register in advance online!) and the walk starting at 9 a.m.

As many as 800 people attend these events – all dogs are welcome – although, please, no retractable leashes, or aggressive breeds; as people and their pooches will be parading everywhere!

For $15 registration, you will receive a T-Shirt, a goody-bag for your dog – and a fun-filled day of raffles, scavenger hunts, contests for both you and your doggy; and browsing amongst many vendors featuring items for both humans & their pets!

This will certainly be a day for all to enjoy! I know I’ll be there, with my Pit Bull-mix Teddi!

Check out our Beware Pit Bulls T-shirt giveaway in contests!

Other ways you could help:

Fresno Bully Rescue is a 501(c) 3 non-profit Corporation registered in the State of California.
All donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

*Donate directly by visiting www.fresnobullyrescue.org/donate

*You could set up a recurring payment through PayPal

*If you shop on Amazon, you could choose Fresno Bully Rescue as your charitable organization to support – each time you shop, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price!

*Check out FBR’s wine selection at BenefitWines.com/FBR that feature FBR dogs on custom-designed labels!

*If you are thinking of starting a new subscription to BarkBox – they will donate $25.00 to FBR – just visit BARKBOX.com/FresnoBully or apply that at check out!

*If candles are your thing – www.CharityWicks.com/FBR  – have wonderfully fragrant candles with Fresno Bully dogs gracing the labels!

Executive directors Becky Holly, who I interviewed for this article, and Bridget Boothe, a graphic designer who gave up a high-paying job at Pelco to work for minimum-wage at FBR, have totally invested their time and love into this charity.

If there is any way you would like to help, please visit their website – hope to see you at Woodward Park in May! 🐶