Fresno Bully Rescue

Rescue, Educate, Advocate

aka Fresno Bully Rescue, Inc.   |   Sanger, CA   |
GuideStar Charity Check

Fresno Bully Rescue

EIN: 26-2506132


FBR's job is to provide a healthy and loving temporary home while we look for forever homes for our bullies. In addition, FBR is committed to promoting responsible ownership of bully breeds, fighting against breed discrimination, spaying/neutering pets, reporting dog fighting and demonstrating to the community that bully breeds are loyal, loving and wonderful forever companions.

Ruling year info



Bridgette Boothe

Main address

11740 E. Belmont Ave.

Sanger, CA 93657 USA

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Subject area info

Animal welfare

Animal training

Population served info



NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms



Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Because of foreclosures in California, an overwhelming amount of dogs are being surrendered to shelters. Bully breeds are the first to be euthanized if no one adopts or rescues them. Since over 1 million “pit bulls” are euthanized in the United States yearly (statistics provided by Best Friends Society, Kanaab, Utah), the service provided by FBR is critical for the Central Valley which has one of the highest rates of euthanization in the whole of California. (statistics provided by CCSPCA).

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

For Pits' Sake Spay & Neuter Assistance Program

Provided by grant funding, FBR offers free and low cost spay/neuter assistance to the local community for Bully-breed dogs.

Population(s) Served

Where we work


Real Hero Award 2014

American Red Cross

Affiliations & memberships

Great NonProfits Top Rated 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Since its founding in May 1, 2008, FBR has rescued over 2,500 dogs. At our shelter, we house over 40 resident dogs at all times. Some rescued from the community, from abusive homes and county shelters where they were designated to be euthanized.

Fresno Bully Rescue works hard to find responsible, loving homes for the dogs in our care. Through social media, online presence and community events we find homes and volunteers.

We have strong online presence through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We also rely on a wonderful group of dedicated volunteers to help us achieve our mission.




How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Fresno Bully Rescue
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 112.36 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 7.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 10% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Fresno Bully Rescue

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Fresno Bully Rescue

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Fresno Bully Rescue

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Fresno Bully Rescue’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $58,709 $49,084 $59,190 $10,290 -$23,369
As % of expenses 29.2% 21.0% 25.4% 3.5% -8.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $41,432 $30,076 $37,858 -$11,014 -$44,116
As % of expenses 19.0% 11.9% 14.9% -3.5% -14.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $259,510 $283,250 $291,816 $300,998 $264,864
Total revenue, % change over prior year -4.9% 9.1% 3.0% 3.1% -12.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 5.6% 10.3% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 97.3% 94.4% 89.7% 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 2.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $200,801 $234,166 $232,626 $290,708 $288,233
Total expenses, % change over prior year 10.3% 16.6% -0.7% 25.0% -0.9%
Personnel 30.2% 35.2% 43.5% 43.0% 42.0%
Professional fees 4.2% 0.6% 0.6% 0.5% 0.5%
Occupancy 8.8% 9.5% 8.4% 6.9% 7.8%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 56.8% 54.7% 47.4% 49.6% 49.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $218,078 $253,174 $253,958 $312,012 $308,980
One month of savings $16,733 $19,514 $19,386 $24,226 $24,019
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $17,514 $45,985 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $252,325 $318,673 $273,344 $336,238 $332,999

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 6.3 5.7 8.3 6.9 5.9
Months of cash and investments 6.3 5.7 8.3 6.9 5.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 6.3 5.6 8.3 6.7 5.8
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $106,072 $111,062 $160,648 $166,205 $140,926
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $706,679 $752,664 $760,631 $769,045 $769,045
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 5.1% 7.3% 10.1% 12.7% 15.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.3% 0.1% 0.5% 0.3%
Unrestricted net assets $776,359 $806,435 $844,293 $833,279 $789,163
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $776,359 $806,435 $844,293 $833,279 $789,163

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Bridgette Boothe

Bridgette has always had compassion for animals big or small. Growing up with many pets around the house was the norm in her family. When she became a first time bully owner herself, she began to experience the bad rap that the breed gets. Wanting to help advocate for this breed she began volunteering at FBR. Walking dogs and spending time to make a difference in their lives. With a BA in Graphic Design and Marketing, she felt that her skills and talents could benefit FBR by helping the dogs get more exposure. After developing the new website and other innovative ways to communicate to the public, she was invited to join the board.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Fresno Bully Rescue

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Fresno Bully Rescue

Board of directors
as of 11/21/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Bridgette Boothe

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Ryan Boothe

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Becky Holly

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Terese Shaw

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/21/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/20/2021

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  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.