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!

Yogi Yogi
Male – Young
My name is Yogi and I’m a handsome, cute and adorable bichon of two who is also known as a cuddly munchkin. I have a twinkle in my eye, a little mischief in my heart, hop like a little bunny and am a lover. Did I mention that I’m a happy-go-lucky boy who is housebroken (I know how to use the doggy door!) and loves to go for walks. And to be massaged and brushed. Read more »
Casey Casey
Male – Young
I’m Casey and I’m a handsome bichon mix of 5 (years, that is), weighing 12 lbs 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 drives by and rescues him. He is taken to a scary place called a shelter. But our hero is a very lucky guy and the nice people at Bichon FurKids decide to help our hero (yes, that’s me!) because he needs to recover from his injuries. Read more »
Mikey Mikey
Male – Puppy
My name is Marvelous Mikey and I’m a happy, sweet and sometimes silly little puppy who is 6 weeks old and weighs 2 1/2 pounds. I have beautiful and VERY fluffy black and white hair, am quite the cuddler and love to explore — but I always keep my puppy brother and sister in sight. Mom says I’m a bit of a roly-poly love bug who is also quieter than my siblings. I literally look before I leap. Read more »
Monty Monty
Male – Puppy
My name is Mischievous Monty and I’m a happy, adorable and silly puppy who is 6 weeks old and weighs 2 pounds. I have beautiful and VERY fluffy black and white hair topped with brown eyebrows, like to explore (and am also showing that I like to dig!) and have the cutest way of hopping when I walk. Read more »
Cammie Cammie
Female – Adult
I’m Cammie, a beautiful and delicate Bichon-poodle mix of about ten who weighs 10 pounds and is a real “girlie girl!” (Dad agrees ‘cause I have him wrapped around my cute little paws.) Mom says I love people! Why, I think everyone I meet is going to be my new best friend. Read more »
Timmy Timmy
Male – Young
My name is Timmy the Terrific (a bit of a big name for a little guy) and I’m an affectionate, friendly, happy and SWEET (in capital letters) bichon poodle mix of three or four who is also a very winsome and lucky pup. My Mom says I’m one of the biggest lovers she has ever met – and that says a lot! Read more »

Recently Arrived – Southern California

 

Casey Joey Cammie Yogi
Casey
Male – Young
Available
Joey
Male – Young
Available
Cammie
Female – Adult
Available
Yogi
Male – Young
Available
Frazier
Frazier
Male – Young
Available

Recently Arrived – Northern California

Timmy
Timmy
Male – Young
Available

Recently Arrived Puppies, Born March28

Mikey Monty
Mikey
Male
Available
Monty
Male
Available