Fresno Bully Rescue: The Bully BOO Walk & Shania

Sep 23, 2023 | 2023 Articles, Animal Rescue Adventures, Pets

by Terese Shaw

Fresno Bully Rescue shares their animal rescue adventures with us every other month. You can find more of their columns here and on KRL News & Reviews.

The very first Bully Walk event took place in 2010. After an overwhelming show of support, it quickly became a popular community event. The Bully Walk is an annual fundraiser that takes place at Woodward Park, Fresno CA – benefiting the Fresno Bully Rescue. FBR is a no-kill, breed-specific animal shelter and rescue, dedicated to rescuing bully breed dogs. It’s usually held in October and boasts the largest pack walk in the Central Valley. Vendors, a costume contest, and a giant parade of dogs marching in unison are sights to see!

This event is family-friendly, and all breeds of dogs are welcome. The purpose of the Bully Walk is to bring people together and to celebrate responsible dog owners – especially for bully breeds. We usually expect over 600 attendees. It’s $20 per person and includes an event t-shirt and raffle prize entry.

Every year the event has a Halloween theme. This year, aliens are invading Woodward Park! Guests are encouraged to dress up and join in the costume contest. With over 40 vendors to visit, your pups will definitely go home tired and happy.

To learn more and register online in advance, visit


Shania is an eight-year-old Pit Bull mix available for foster or adoption at Fresno Bully Rescue. She came to FBR in 2020 after being found as a stray. She was adopted a year later but, sadly, was then returned to us, due to no fault of her own. She was the perfect family member, great with kids, mellow, and house-trained.

Upon being returned to the shelter, she was understandably sad and confused. With the love of staff and volunteers, we made sure she felt love and comfort daily. This poor girl can’t seem to catch a break! We recently learned that she has been diagnosed with an enlarged heart and has started on heart medications. Unfortunately, the life expectancy, in most cases, of an enlarged heart is from six to 24 months. We have been working diligently to find Shania a hospice foster or adopter ever since. Wouldn’t it be wonderful for our couch-loving diva to be able to spend the last few months of her life in a home?

She’s incredibly easy and just needs a lazy household where she can share her love and be cared for in return. Shania is eight years old, wonderful with kids, around 50 pounds, and needs to be the only pet in the house. If you’d like to provide Shania with a soft place to land, please reach out to our foster coordinator, terese@fresnobullyrescue[dot]org for more information.

Fresno Bully Rescue
11740 E Belmont Ave, Sanger, CA 93657
Phone: (559) 276-7611

Check out more animal rescue stories in our Pet Perspective section here in KRL and on our sister website KRL News & Reviews. Advertise in KRL and 10% of your advertising fees can go to Fresno Bully Rescue.


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