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

Louie Louie
Male – Young
My name is Likeable Louie and I am a handsome Bichon of six who is attentive, affectionate and mellow. I’m the kind of guy who loves people and wants to be some special person’s one and only (pup that is). And people love me back ‘cause I’m a great companion. Read more »
Darcy Darcy
Female – Young
My name is Darling Darcy and I’d like to introduce myself because I’m a pretty spectacular pup. I’m absolutely not bragging (I would never, ever do that). However, everyone that meets me says so! My foster Mom says that I’m an adorable and spunky Bichon mix of two (years, that is) about 16 lbs, who is known for being loyal, attentive, eager to please — and always have a smile on my face. Read more »
Duncan Duncan (Arizona)
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. (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 »
Spencer Spencer
Male – Adult
My name is Spencer and I’m a handsome, happy and talkative Bichon boy who loves men! (Women are fine too– but give me a Dad any time and I’m perfectly content!) I’m a sturdy and intelligent pup of eight who has what it takes to be someone’s very best friend! Read more »
Bobby Bobby
Male – Adult
I’m Bobby, a handsome, (dashing, according to my Aunties), adorable, tail-wagging little Bichon boy of about seven. My foster mom says that I’m affectionate, playful and smart- and that I’m a slim, trim 14 pounds of love who appreciates everything life has to offer. Read more »

Recently Arrived – Southern California

Sofie Darcy Spencer Boomer
Sofie
Female- Young
Available
Darcy
Female – Young
Available
Spencer
Male- Adult
Available
Boomer
Male- Young
Available
Louie Lucy Pee Wee Marshmallow
Louie
Male- Young
Available
Lucy
Female – Young
Adoption Pending
Pee Wee
Male- Adult
In Training
Marshmallow
Male- Young
In Training
Bobby Brandy Tippi Mia
Bobby
Male – Adult
Available
Brandy
Female – Adult
In Treatment
Tippi
Female – Young
Available
Mia
Female – Young
Available
Casper Timmy Teddy
Casper
Male – Young
Available
Timmy
Male – Young
Available
Teddy
Male – Young
Available

Recently Arrived – Northern California

Archie
Archie
Male – Young
Available

Recently Arrived – Arizona

Duncan
Duncan
Male – Adult
Available

Haley and Her Pups, Born September 11

Haley
Haley & Pups, Day 6
Honey
Honey
Hani
Hani
Hayden
Hayden
Heidi
Heidi
Hallie
Hallie

Bonded Pairs

Mickey Mickey & Monty

Young Males
San Diego

Adopt Me

Monty