Fresno Bully Rescue: It’s All Relative

by Becky Holly

Becky Holly is an FBR Fundraiser 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.

Question: What traits are desirable and make a dog more likely to be adopted?
Answer: It’s all relative.

At Fresno Bully Rescue we rescue bully breed dogs, so you might imagine they are generally the same. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in years of rescue work, it’s that every dog, regardless of breed, is a unique individual. Yes, breed characteristics can be a guide, but you cannot judge any dog by those alone.

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That said, when it comes to homes for our dogs, adopters are just as individual and unique. Roscoe is a stunning, affectionate, quiet, couch potato, tri-color male we have available for adoption at FBR. Roscoe is a senior, requires little to no exercise and is deaf. Being a senior dog and deaf may seem like a negative for placement; however, for someone with a similar energy level or possibly a disability who would benefit from a loyal, loving companion that does not tax their physical abilities, Roscoe is perfect!

In contrast, Peggy is a beautiful, young, energetic, outgoing, fun dog who does best with daily exercise and stimulation. An adoptive family looking for a friend with enough energy to go on hikes, play with growing children, and be a playmate for another dog would hit the jackpot with Peggy. In each of these instances both dogs are wonderful and adoptable yet may not thrive or live up to their potential in the opposite home. The same is true for the adoptive families.

At FBR we recognize not only the individuality of our dogs but also our adopters. We are here to make forever matches that enrich both the dogs and the humans who have committed to love them and make them part of their family. Often times this can take a tremendous amount of energy and dialogue to ensure a perfect match, but we believe that is one of the most important things we do and the hard work is more than worth it. We encourage anyone considering adoption to research the breed they are looking for to ensure a good fit for their lifestyle, resources, and physical abilities, but most of all to keep an open mind. We are here to help!

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

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