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

Please read the ENTIRE bio to make sure the dog you are interested in is the right fit. When we say “needs another furkid”, that’s not negotiable. Most of our pups do!

Brody Brody
Male – Adult
My name is Brody and I’m about eight years old. I’m white and apricot with some cream markings. My Mom thinks I might be a “malti-peke with maybe a little shih tzu thrown in. Malti-peke’s a funny word but it makes sense if you think maltese and pekinese mix! (It also makes me want to say, “Gesundheit!”) Read more »
Goalie Goalie
Male – Young
My name is Goalie but you can call me Gorgeous if you’d like, as Mom says that really fits me. I’m an active and energetic, sweet, good-natured and gentle pup of about six, weighing a mere 13 pounds, who loves people and gets along with everyone. I’m a confident and happy little guy whose tail wags almost constantly, loves being petted and is grateful to be a FurKid. Read more »
Indy Indy – Northern California
Male – Young
My name is Indescribably Adorable Indy, at least that’s what everyone who meets me says! I’m a loving, friendly, gentle and pretty mellow pup of six (years, that is!) I use the doggy door, am housebroken, like to ride in the car and am not a barker! Sound good? Please read on! Read more »
Annie Annie & Savannah
Female – Seniors
We’re Amiable, Adorable Annie and Striking, Smiling Savannah —and we are delighted to meet you! We are a bonded pair, ages 13 and 12, who enjoy each other’s company yet have very different personalities. Read more »
Savannah
Huckleberry Huckleberry & Heidi
Male & Female – Seniors
We are Heavenly Heidi and Huggable Huck —and we are quite the pair! Our story is both heartwarming and (a bit) heartbreaking but we are two very deserving bichons. Read more »
Heidi
Luna Luna
Female – Young – Northern California
My name is Luna and I’m a lithe, lovable and attentive little bichon girl of three, weighing only 12 pounds. I guess you could say that I’m a ‘slip of a girl’ or a ‘wee little girl’ … and you should also know that I’m happy, sweet and a very playful little bichon. Speaking of happy, Mom says that the way that I show I’m happy is that my entire body wags back and forth. She says that’s the Luna version of a Bichon wave – and it is as cute as it can be! Read more »
Casey Casey
Male – Young
I’m Casey and I’m a handsome bichon mix of 5 (years, that is), weighing 15 pounds and with quite a story to tell! In the story, our hero (that’s me) gets lost (and is hit by a car) then a good Samaritan rescues him. Read more »
Abbie Abbie
Female – Adult
My name is Adorable Abbie and I do my best to live up to that each and every day! Mom says I’m a sweet, loving and mellow bichon girl of about 12 (but act like I’m half that age!), weighing about 17 pounds, and that I’m just as affectionate as I can be. (You see I have already worked my charm on her – and I wasn’t even trying very hard!) Read more »

Recently Arrived – Southern California

 

Casey Stella Charlie Abbie
Casey
Male – Young
Available
Stella
Female – Adult
In Training
Charlie
Male – Young
Available
Abbie
Female – Adult
Available
Brody Ringo Goalie
Brody
Male – Adult
Available
Ringo
Male – Young
Available
Goalie
Male – Young
Available

Recently Arrived – Northern California

Chloe Luna Indy
Chloe
Female – Adult
Available
Luna
Female – Young
Available
Indy
Male – Young
Available

Bonded Pairs

Huckleberry Huckleberry & Heidi

Senior Male & Female
Southern California

Available

Heidi
Annie Annie & Savannah

Senior Females
Southern California

Available

Savannah