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

Young Elmo
Male – Young
My name is Endearing Elmo — and I’m an adorable and tiny ball of energy with a sweet personality and puppy dog eyes that look at you with love and will make you melt! I’m a happy, friendly, cuddly and playful bichon mix. I top the scale at 12½ pounds, am about five or six​ (years that is) and am known for creating fun wherever I go. Read more »
Bandit Bandit
Male – Puppy
My name is Bandit and I’m a sweet, silly and very adorable little bichon mix. I’m 9 weeks old, weigh ​6+ pounds and am ​a roly poly puppy with hair that grows longer every night. I love to play tough but Mom says I’m a real snuggler. I snuggle with Mom and I also snuggle with my toys. I hide them when I can so I can play with them later! Read more »
Toby Toby
Male – Young
I’m Toby, a one year old Bichon boy who weighs 15 pounds, has expressive brown eyes, loves toys and is in love with life! I love my foster family! I love their dogs (the big ones especially!) I love car rides! And guess what? I love to play! I’m pretty good in lots of ways, except with those creatures called cats. Mom says I’m not a ‘cat-loving pup – so please don’t tease me with cats! Read more »
Boomer Boomer
Male – Young
My name is Boomer and I’m a darling bichon boy of four who is adorable and weighs about 20 pounds. My foster mom says I’m just about the cutest kid on the block. I exude cuteness. I personify cuteness. I am the epitome of cuteness. That’s what she says. (Can you tell she kind of likes me?) Read more »

Puppies in Southern California

Bandit
Bandit
Male – Puppy
Available

Recently Arrived Northern California

Archie
Archie
Male – Senior
Available

Recently Arrived – Southern California

Toby Teddy Delaney Boomer
Toby
Male – Young
Available
Teddy
Male – Young
Available
Delaney
Female- Young
Available
Boomer
Male- Young
Available
Vivi Elmo Tucker Mitzi
Vivi
Female – Young
Available
Elmo
Male – Young
Available
Tucker
Male – Young
In Training
Mitzi
Female – Young
Available
Paisley Rosie Romeo Sammi
Paisley
Female – Adult
Available
Rosie
Female – Young
Available
Romeo
Male – Young
Available
Sammi
Female – Young
Available
Bailey Bella
Bailey
Male – Young
Available
Bella
Female – Young
Available