At Fresno Bully Rescue, the health and safety of our Volunteers, Staff & Doggy Residents is our top priority. We are starting a “soft-opening” phase on Wednesday, June 10th, 2020. Please read below for information regarding visiting & volunteering at our shelter facility. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding!
Adoption Interests: In an effort to better manage the amount of people allowed within the shelter at a time, we are currently assisting adoption inquiries by appointment only. To schedule an appointment to meet adoptable dogs we ask that you please fill out our ONLINE ADOPTION APPLICATION to directly connect you with our adoptions coordinator. The application is not binding, it simply gets us connected & helps us get to know you a bit better.
When visiting our facility: We ask that you please stay home if you are feeling sick. We have several hand-washing and hand-sanitizer stations available to use during your visit.
Any other inquiries, please email us in advance so that we can help schedule your visit: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have dogs of just about every age, size, personality and activity level imaginable. If you fall in love with our bullies and would like to provide them with a forever home you can fill out our Online Adoption Application to get the adoption process started!
Every Adoption Includes: Spay/Neuter Surgery (Mandatory), Rabies Vaccine, Microchip with Registration, Initial Vaccines (for Puppies we include 4 Parvo Boosters), De-Worming Treatment (as needed), Flea/Tick Treatment (Adult Dogs Only)
Any dog age 6 or above
Any dog ages 1-5
Any dog under 1 year old
*due to the increased cost of specialized care during spay/neuter surgery.
Our adoption fee is considered a "donation". Fresno Bully Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization, so every penny goes right back into the care of the dogs in our shelter & saving more lives. Things like dog food, vet care & shelter improvements are just a few of the things your donation benefits. *Must be 18yrs or older to apply for adoption. *Filling out our adoption application DOES NOT guarantee adoption. *Fresno Bully Rescue reserves the right to refuse any applicant for any reason.
Step 1 is to fill out our ONLINE ADOPTION APPLICATION. Once that is complete, we will contact you within 1-3 days.
Step 2 is the home check. If your application is approved, then we make an appointment to come by your house and see where your new bully will be living. We will be looking for a safe, secure, happy & healthy environment where a dog will thrive as a part of your family.
Fence Checks: During our home inspection we will walk the perimeter of your yard to make sure that your fencing is "bully proof". Although we want your new dog to reside primarily indoors, we also have to make sure that your fencing is secure and safe. Things that we will look for in regards to your fence; any loose fence boards, large holes or gaps, weak fencing that is falling down, low spots where a dog can dig out, low fencing where a large dog can easily jump over, neighbors dogs that can easily poke their faces though fence holes, items close to the fencing that can enable a dog to jump up on to get over the fence, etc.
Some things that you can do to prepare for a home inspection/fence check: Keep a pad lock on any gates, secure any loose fence boards with screws/hammer/nails. Cover and secure any holes, gaps or low spots to create a safe and "escape proof" yard. Reinforce any weak fence spots. Place fence extensions on low fencing to prevent dogs from jumping over. Remove any items close to the fence that can enable a dog to jump over a fence. Clean yard of any debris, trash or dangerous items that can cause harm to an animal. Also, adding a latch to the bottom of your gates can prevent a dog from pushing out, the weakest part of the gate is the bottom.
Step 3: if your application and home are approved, then, if you have any other animals, we assist with introductions to make sure that they all get along. If all these things go good, that's it!
*Must be 18yrs or older to apply for adoption.
1. All pets in your home MUST be spayed/neutered, unless: There is a valid medical reason for not having the surgery or you own a working dog (Police K9 or Herding Dog) etc.
2. Your adoptive dog must be allowed inside your home. Any applicant looking for an "outside-only" or "mostly outside" dog will be denied.
3. The ENTIRE household MUST be on board with the adoption. Everyone in the home MUST be a part of the adoption process and be 100% on board with bringing in a new 4-legged family member. It is important to us that everyone in the home feels comfortable AND will be a part of the training, feeding, care of their new dog. If we feel that one of the family members is not on board with the adoption, we have the right to deny the adoption.
4. If you have a landlord or apartment manager, please check with them in advance to make sure that dogs are allowed and that there are no "breed resrtictions" which can often be related to renters or home owners insurance rules, as well as HOA rules. Even if your place is "dog friendly" you must specifically double check that a "bully-breed" dog is allowed.
FBR respects, honors and appreciates the service of our active military service men and women, however, we regretfully have made the decision to no longer adopt to Active Military Families. Due to the breed-ban established on military bases, and the unpredictable nature of living/travel arrangements for these families, along with our past failed attempts to successfully adopt, we have made this difficult decision.
Fresno Bully Rescue will consider out-of-area/out-of-state adoptions on an individual basis and certain requirements and reference checks will need to be met. Any serious applicants will be expeted to visit our shelter to meet the dog(s) of interest, and a home inspection will be performed by a local rescue representative or Animal Control officer in your area. Fresno Bully Rescue will not ship dogs.