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!

Snoopy Snoopy
Male – Adult
My name is Sociable Snoopy and I’m a lover and a keeper! I’m an adorable six-year-old bichon/poodle mix, weighing only 9 pounds, who looks up at you with big brown eyes and an expression that says I love you. Mom says I’m a sweet and happy boy who is eager to please and in her words “a complete love bug”. I LOVE to go on walks and LOVE to go on rides – and I’m always good natured. Read more »
Davey Davey
Male – Young
My name is Davey but you can call me cuteness, cuddle bug or Mr. Adorable! I’m an incredibly appealing and shy little bichon of about two who weighs 10 ½pounds and comes in an incredibly cute package! I have a sweet face to match my sweet spirit and, according to my foster Mom, the most beautiful and expressive brown eyes she has ever seen. Read more »
Nico Nico
Male – Adult
I’m Nico, a thoroughly sweet and tender-hearted guy of about twelve with big brown eyes that will touch your soul – and a gentle and loving spirit. My Mom says I’m a ‘chill guy’ who is a great companion known for cuddling, loving, and hanging out! Oh! And riding in the car, too! Read more »
Jackson Jackson
Male – Adult
My name is Joyful Jackson and my Mom says I’m a perfectly adorable bichon boy. She says I’m a sweet, loving and mellow bichon boy of 13 or 14 (but act like I’m half that age!), weighing all of 11.6 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 »
Jesse Jesse
Male – Young
My name is Joyful Jesse and I’m a sweet, handsome people-loving bichon of about six, who is thirteen pounds of love and a very lucky boy. I’m lucky because I’m a furkid! I have a wonderful foster Mom and I get to play all day with my doggy foster brothers and sisters. They think I’m really neat Read more »
Finley Finley
Male – Adult
My name is Fabulous Finley and I am a handsome Bichon of eight who is sweet, loving and smart. with a lovely soft white coat and beautiful brown eyes that you can get lost in. I’m a “one woman kind of pup” who loves my Mom and wants to be some special person’s one and only (pup that is). Read more »
Kobe Kobe
Male – Young
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kobe and I’m a lover and a keeper! I’m an adorable 2-year-old bichon, weighing 13 pounds, who looks up at you with big brown eyes and an expression that says I love you. Mom says I’m a sweet, happy and calm little lovebug who is eager to please and fun to have around. I love to go on walks and car rides – and am always good natured. She says I have a smile on my face all the time! Read more »
Lulu Lulu
Female – Young
My name is Lovely Lulu and I’m a very sweet and fun-loving bichon of about one (year old that is!). My foster Mom says I am ten pounds of love and adorableness, with some energy thrown in. While I can be a bit shy when I first get to know you – I quickly warm up and will show you how very cute, loving and smart I am. 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 »

Recently Arrived – Southern California

Sammi Teddy Jesse Boomer
Sammi
Female – Young
Available
Teddy
Male – Young
Available
Jesse
Male – Adult
Available
Boomer
Male- Young
Available
Sunny Joey Davie Kobe
Sunny
Male – Young
Available
Joey
Male – Young
ADOPTED
Davie
Male – Young
Available
Kobe
Male – Young
Available
Finley Jackson Nico Snoopy
Finley
Male – Adult
Available
Jackson
Male – Adult
Available
Nico
Male – Adult
Available
Snoopy
Male – Adult
Available

Recently Arrived Puppies

Lulu
Lulu
Female
Available