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

Dixie Dixie (Northern California)
Female – Young
My name is Darling Dixie, and I am a tiny little girl of about 9 lbs, and a year old. I have a soft white coat (hair, not fur!) that is growing back and a smile on my face. My ‘aunties’ at BFK think I’m a mix of Bichon and cuteness. And just like my name, I am a little, sparkling, mischievous creature who will make you smile. Read more »
Maddie Maddie (Northern California)
Female – Young
My name is Magical and Mellow Maddie – and I’m a darling and delicate little bichon mix who weighs only 8.5 pounds and is about 4 years old (that’s in people years, you know). You probably noticed that my hair has been shaved (by the shelter people) so it’s quite short now – but I will be a white fluffy girl again soon. Despite the haircut, my foster mom says that I’m about as cute as can be, get along well with people and am very loving. Read more »
Bailey Bailey
Male – Adult
I’m Bailey, a handsome Bichon boy who is mellow, quiet, affectionate and beyond all that silly puppy nonsense. I’m more a man of the world, about nine or ten, who is known for loving his walks, enjoying his belly rubs and being a good companion. Mom says I have managed to maintain all the charms of being a Bichon, so don’t think that this boy is past his prime by any means. Read more »
Pee Wee Pee Wee
Male – Young
I’m your pint-sized, pocket pal named Pee Wee. I’m a portable fella who tips the scales at only six pounds! I have white coat, big brown eyes and Mom says I look like I’m smiling. I’m an amazingly sweet and gentle boy who is learning that the world can be a safe and kind place after all. Read more »
Missy Missy
Female – Adult
My name is Missy and I’m a darling and delicate little bichon mix who weighs only 9 pounds and is about seven or eight (that’s in people years, you know). My foster mom says that I’m about as cute as can be, get along well with people and am very loving. Sometimes she calls me her shadow because I like to follow her wherever she goes. Read more »
Kiwi Kiwi
Male – Young
I’m Kiwi and I’m delighted to meet you! My foster Mom says to tell you that I’m a cute, lovable, smart and happy little guy of three who is very puppy-like. I’m a bouncy little guy who likes to play with my toys all day, is smart and knows lots of commands. I understand words like ‘sit’, ‘stay’, ‘here and am happy to learn lots more! Mom says because I’m smart and learn quickly! 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 (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 (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

Missy Domino Spencer Boomer
Missy
Female- Adult
Available
Domino
Male – Young
Available
Spencer
Male- Adult
Available
Boomer
Male- Young
Available
Frankie Dusty Pee Wee Marshmallow
Frankie
Male- Young
Available
Dusty
Male – Young
Available
Pee Wee
Male- Adult
Available
Marshmallow
Male- Young
Available
Kiwi Kirby Dexter Brandy
Kiwi
Male- Young
Available
Kirby
Male – Young
In Training
Dexter
Male- Young
Available
Brandy
Female- Young
Available
Bailey Nico
Bailey
Male – Adult
Available
Nico
Male – Adult
Available

Recently Arrived – Northern California

Dixie Maddie Muffin Smokie
Dixie
Female – Young
Available
Maddie
Female – Young
Available
Muffin
Female – Young
Available
Smokie
Male – Young
Available

Recently Arrived – Arizona

Duncan
Duncan
Male – Adult
Available

Bonded Pairs

Tiana Tiana & Rex

Young Female & Male
Orange County

Adopt Me

Rex