Our Adoption Application and Our Process
Bichon FurKids Rescue adopts Bichons, Bichon mixes and their canine buddies to a person or family willing to provide loving forever homes, in which the dog’s health and well-being is taken care of responsibly.
We believe that adopting a dog is a commitment to the lifetime of the dog. We appreciate your willingness to complete this form so that we can learn more about you, your family and home environment. Because we take pet guardianship seriously, we will carefully check your references and statements. Not every person who applies and desires to adopt a dog from us will be qualified. People who work full time outside of the home and cannot provide doggy day care or for the dog to stay with a human companion while they are working, are generally not appropriate adopters for bichons, as this breed desires human companionship and being treated as members of a family.
Once we receive your application, you will be contacted by our Application Coordinator, after which a home/yard safety check will be scheduled. The initial contact generally occurs within 48 hours of your application being received. We are, however, an all-volunteer organization — so please understand if it takes us a bit longer.
(Additional information as to our process can be reviewed on our web site under Our Process.)
Our adoption fee is $350 for dogs over one year. For puppies, under one year, the adoption fee is $500. We do not separate bonded pairs and there is a fee for each dog. Our adoption fee for senior dogs (over the age of 10) is $150. Our fees have not changed in five years. All of our dogs are up to date with shots, spayed or neutered, and ready to become a part of a forever family. They are also microchipped. All come with supplies including a bed, blanket, leash, collar, food, vitamins and training CD. Many are already trained and all are socialized.
Knowing and loving the breed as we do, we also want to point out the following: 1) More males than females are born therefore more males enter rescue, 2) Many females are ‘alpha’ personalities (dominant), 3) There are as many submissive males as there are dominant females, 4) Only a percentage of all males are ‘markers’ (and belly bands take care of that challenge quickly and easily) 5) With bichons it is all about chemistry – chemistry with you, with other dogs and other breeds.
We have many wonderful furkids looking for Forever Homes – and look forward to getting to know you through our adoption process.