Available Dogs

Here are furkids currently in foster care and ready to meet Forever Families. Since all of our pups are in loving foster homes, as we get to know their personalities and needs, we can then write their bios. If you do not see a story about a particular dog, that means he or she has just recently become a furkid. When we know more about those furkids, we will write their bios.

Since our foster moms and dads have the ‘first right of adoption’, many times they decide to adopt the furkid they are fostering. If you are interested in fostering (so that you have the right of first adoption), please email marti@bichonfurkids.org.

Please also remember that with bichons, it is about chemistry, more than gender! More males are born, therefore, more come into rescue. There are probably as many dominant females as there are submissive males. Most males are not leg lifters (many still squat like females) and belly bands take care of that challenge quickly and easily. The bigger challenge we have is that many bichons need another bichon or other dog, as well as human companions. Most of our furkids cannot be ‘only children.’ When you read the bios you will see which dogs can live with only human companions. With Bichons, it is all about chemistry – chemistry with you, with other dogs and other breeds!

Because we want all of our FurKids to become the best representatives of bichons that they can be, we have high standards for them. That includes working with trainers (while in foster care and after being adopted) and experiencing lots of socialization. Many FurKids go on to become service dogs, both emotional support and therapy dogs.

It is important for our puppies to be able to emulate and learn from other dogs. As a result, we do not adopt puppies to homes where there is no other dog. We do, however, adopt two siblings from a litter together. All puppy adopters are asked to do training and socialization with their FurKids with the goal of helping them to be amazing little canine companions.

Please check back for new bios, photos and furkid information! We update the web site several times each week.

Featured Dogs

Bobbi Bobbi
Female – Young
My name is Bobbi and I’m a one-year-old Bichon who is as cute as I can be. (Now I’m not saying that. I’m just repeating what people tell me and I sure do appreciate that!) Mom says I have a luxurious white coat, love to cuddle, enjoy attention and enjoy my walks. I also love to go for rides in the car. There are so many things that are new experiences for me and I’m excited about learning and exploring. Read more »
Johnny Johnny
Male – Young
My name is Joyous Johnny – and I’m a very cute Bichon boy of six or seven with a beautiful face, a happy smile and a very gentle way about me. Besides being sweet, affectionate and eager to please I am also very SMART. I’m a quick learner and now know all my commands (I’m also happy to learn more- and ​maybe even some tricks!)​. I’m a lover who is good with children as well as adults, ​am crate trained and completely housebroken (and that’s no typo) and of course, being the gentleman that I am, I have perfect manners. ​ Read more »
Jiggs Jiggs
Male – Puppy
My name is Jiggs and I’m a sweet, energetic, loving and good natured puppy of six months, weighing six and a half pounds with a sweet personality and a happy smile. My foster Mom says I’m a smart, affectionate, alert, playful, loving and all-around great guy who little guy who loves other dogs, cats and people! (Can you tell she kind of likes me?) Read more »
Lucy Lucy & Ricky
Young Female & Male
We are Ricky and Lucy, a dynamic duo of about two who are happy, sweet and loving . I’m Ricky and I’m a darling little Havanese who thinks of himself as the man of the house. My foster mom says I’m sweet and loving — and a bit of a character. I weigh about 11 pounds and am a lover — great with kids and people of all sizes and shapes.
Read more »
Ricky
Precious Precious
Female – Senior
My name is Precious and, according to my foster mom, I live up to my name. I’m a personable, pleasant and dainty little bichon who is both demure and sweet (more on that in a minute) and very easy to have around. Like many of my furkid brothers and sisters, I have a special story to tell. And it is being told by a pretty little girl who is pushing 12 pounds, is 12 years old and ready to spend the rest of her life as your loving companion. Read more »
Nico Nico
Male – Adult
My name is Nico and I’m a sweet and gentle little guy who is an amazing companion and supreme snuggler! I’m awesome with children (even the very young ones) and love to be near my people (but am never intrusive.) My foster Mom says I have puppy dog eyes that look at you with love – and that I have the ability to ‘materialize’ from almost anywhere if you mention the word ‘treat.’ Read more »
Duncan Duncan
Male – Adult
My name is Darling, Devoted Duncan and I’m both a lover and a keeper! I’m an adorable ​seven ​year old bichon​ who is​ super cuddle sized at around 30 pounds​ (my Dad says I’m a man-sized bichon but Mom says I’m just a cuddle bug!) Mom says bigger is better because there is more of me to love and more love for me to give (and I am very good at that!) She says I’m a sweet and happy boy who is eager to please and fun to have around ​ Read more »

Recently Arrived – Southern California

Bobbi Johnny Precious Boomer
Bobbi
Female- Young
Available
Johnny
Male – Young
Available
Precious
Female- Senior
Available
Boomer
Male- Young
Available
Popcorn Bailey Nico
Popcorn
Male – Young
Available
Bailey
Male – Adult
Available
Nico
Male – Adult
Available

Recently Arrived – Northern California

Felicity
Felicity
Female – Adult
Available

Recently Arrived – Arizona

Duncan
Duncan
Male – Adult
Available

Recently Arrived – Puppy

Jiggs
Jiggs
Male
Available

Bonded Pairs

Ginger & Sophie Ginger Ginger & Sophie

Young Females
San Diego

Adopt Me

Ricky
Lucy & Ricky Lucy Lucy & Ricky

Young Female & Male
San Diego

Adopt Me

Ricky