Fresno Bully Rescue: Third Time’s the Charm

Jul 15, 2017 | 2017 Articles, Animal Rescue Adventures

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.

FBR always stands behind our dogs, and when a dog is adopted we are ready with open arms should they need to come back to us. Peaches is one of those dogs, and is proof that third time is a charm!

The original e-mail we received was in 2012 for a large male we later named Walter, and when we arrived to pick Walter up, there sat the cutest little blue-and-white gal, who we eventually named Peaches. No one knew where she had come from, but we learned from the neighborhood folks that she had been looking after Walter for weeks when he had been ignored and neglected. Peaches would wander through the neighborhood, scavenging for food, and would return to share with Walter. How could we leave this sweet, petite orphan behind?

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Peaches wasn’t at the shelter long before someone fell head over heels for her, and she went to what we thought would be a forever home. Unfortunately within two years, after a work promotion, her family had to move to a location that currently has BSL (Breed Specific Legislation). This means that Pitbulls are banned in the county, and Peaches was not welcome and would have to return to our shelter. Within a month she was off again living the good life in the Sierra Mountains with a new brother, Cooper (also an FBR pup). Again, poor Peaches was hit with more bad luck. This past year her family could no longer care for her and she was again sent back to us, along with Cooper. Cooper is available for adoption.fresno bully

From the minute she entered the shelter she became a favorite with one of the Elite staff at FBR. But then again how could anyone not fall in love with Peaches? All she wants is to be near her humans, cuddle, and lazily play with her toys. The recent heat wave has been tough on Peaches and when there was an offer to take her home for an overnight stay to escape it we agreed. Needless to say she hasn’t come back and her adoption was finalized last week. She even has a couple of cat sisters to keep her company.fresno bully

Third time is definitely a charm for the sweet little blue and white girl. She is spending her days cuddling on the couch and hanging out by the pool with a loving family to look after her now.

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  1. I am very glad Peaches has found a new home where she is treasured….all pretty girls need to be treasured at least once in their lives.

  2. What a wonderful ending after so many changes.

  3. Oh poor kiddo. I can’t understand how someone could bring her back to the shelter. She’s so sweet and adorable. I hope this new family really appreciates how lucky they are, and Peaches can grow old with loved ones surrounding her!

  4. Peaches has had a time of it hasn’t she! She looks such a sweetie I am glad she has found a home at last.

    Good luck and happy forever home Peaches!

  5. I am so happy Peaches found her home, I so love happy endings for Rescued Pets as I only rescue, Layla coming from the Carson Shelter.

    Good luck with your loving new life Peaches and thank you Fresno Bully Rescue for helping

  6. I’m so glad that Peaches is in a forever home. I know it must have been hard on both families that adopted her previously to bring her back to the shelter. They must very happy for her! I hope Cooper is adopted soon.

  7. Happy to hear Peaches finally has a forever home. I hope this truly lasts forever. She is an adorable little dog.

  8. Awww, what a great ending to her story. You can tell just by the story of her helping Walter way back in the beginning that she’s a total sweetheart. So glad she has someone to look after her now. Third time’s the charm <3

  9. Hurray for Peaches! Sometimes it just takes a little longer to find your forever home. But it is worth the wait! Have a great life, Peaches!

  10. What a beautiful pair! It is so sad that Peaches’ original community decided to adopt BSL. The pitbulls that I’ve known have all been very sweet. I’m glad that, at the very least, Peaches has found a loving foster home. I hope that her forever home comes along soon!

  11. Awww gorgeous!! Glad she has a furever home now!

  12. It’s nice that she’s found a new home, I hope it’s permanent this time. But I’m curious with “Breed Specific Legislation”, what’s that supposed to mean? And why do they have that? Pls enlighten me. Thanks!

  13. I think that Peaches is just peachy! She is so adorable! Like the others, I hope, too, that this home is permanent for this sweet gal! She surely deserves some consistency in her turbulent life! Thank you, Fresno Bully Rescue, for being there for those sweet bully breeds!


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