Fresno Bully Rescue: Christian

by Terese Shaw

Terese Shaw is an FBR Adoptions Coordinator for Fresno Bully Rescue. FBR shares their animal rescue adventures with us every other month either in Kings River Life or here on KRL News.

I feel sometimes in rescue some of the dogs are subject to what might be likened to middle child syndrome in children. They are not loved by their rescuers any less, and they are certainly worthy, but they just don’t stand out like some others. Perhaps their background is not sad enough to garner sympathy, their personality is not as dynamic, or their looks are not as flashy.

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This is the case with one of the best dogs I have ever had the pleasure of knowing, Christian. Christian is not a flashy dog. He is smaller than average and is a solid blue color with no distinguishing markings. He does not demand negative or positive attention. Because he does not require extra training, he seems to be often left in the background when adopters come to see dogs. This is not intentional by any means; however, I do think this little plain blue dog deserves more notice.
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Even though he is rather inconspicuous, I was immediately drawn to him when he arrived at the shelter. His small size was perfect for laps, and at playtime he gives the best kisses. The first time he met children who came out with their families, I could not have been more impressed. He took to them immediately. Although he is a young dog, and can jump and play like a puppy, he was very calm and knew instinctively to be more careful with children. He gave immediate kisses, was not anxious with the children’s exuberant, high, loud voices and loved them throwing balls to him. He adored every single minute of it! In fact, he went to each family member, children and adults alike, and made sure he gave each equal attention and shared himself so as to not leave anyone out. Maybe he knows how that feels? Maybe he just instinctively knows each needed a little something from him? Whatever it is, it’s one of the magical things about dogs and one of the best examples of why we call them “man’s best friend.”

Christian has enough energy to play ball, but can also be calm and sweet, and give soft kisses and snuggles on the couch. This in my opinion is the perfect mix for a doggy companion. He is not demanding but always willing to please and absolutely loves attention and affection. What more could you possibly ask for?

Although Christian does not stand out in the traditional sense, his temperament makes him perfect for any home. He is balanced and extremely affectionate. He is amazing with children and it is my hope that he will find a family with children who adore him. Life can be rough for children growing up and they need a companion that does not judge and who simply loves and supports. I just know there are children (and adults) out there who need a best friend like Christian and I hope they find him soon. He is patiently and quietly waiting.

To learn more about FBR, check out Fresno Bully Rescue's website.

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