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

Bobby Bobby
Male – Young
I’m Bobby, a handsome, (dashing, according to my Aunties), adorable, tail-wagging little Bichon boy of about seven. My foster mom says that I’m affectionate, playful and smart- and that I’m a slim, trim 14 pounds of love who appreciates everything life has to offer. Read more »
Dempsey Dempsey
Male – Young
I’m Delightful Dempsey, nine pounds of white and apricot cuteness who is only three years old. While the shelter did me no favors when they shaved me, I’m still managing to steal hearts with my sweet personality. My foster Mom says her photos don’t do me justice — but when you meet me my happy disposition and gentle nature come shining through! Read more »
Kenzie Kenzie
Female – Young
My name is Kenzie and I’m a sweet, and happy Bichon who is as affectionate as I am adorable. I’m a gentle little girl of three who is a ‘wee slip of a girl’. Now in case you don’t know what that means it means I’m a tiny and delicate little girl who tips the scales at almost 10 pounds. Mom says I have a sweet face to match my sweet spirit and that I love to be held, petted and cuddled for all I’m worth. Read more »
Robbie Robbie
Male – Young
I’m Robbie— and I’m a very handsome and cuddly bichon boy of six who weighs only 11 pounds and is as sweet as can be. I have big black eyes, apricot on my ears and a very happy smile. My ‘aunties’ at Bichon FurKids say my middle name should be ‘Mr. Adorable’ (Can you tell they like me a lot?) Read more »
Muffin Muffin (Northern California)
Female – Young
My name is Muffin and I’m an amazingly sweet Bichon girl of about one who is delicate, tiny (all of about seven pounds please) adorable and, did I mention, lovable? Mom says I excel in being lovable! Why I love big people and small people – and everything in between.
I love all the things that Bichons love – like walks, treats, cuddles, learning commands and rides in the car. Read more »
Dusty Dusty
Male – Young
My name is Dusty, but you can call me sweetness, cuteness or Mr. Adorable! I’m an incredibly appealing little Morkie (that’s Maltese and Yorkie, if you please) of about four or five and only 9 lbs soaking wet (and the same when I’m dry, too).
Mom says I like to go for walks- well it’s a little more like hops and bounces, but you know what I mean. Read more »
Billy Billy
Male – Young
My name is Billy (or, as my Mom says, Billy Boy!) and I’m a sweetheart of a bichon who is four years old and quite handsome. I wag my tail when I hear my name, love belly rubs and show my appreciation by giving gentle kisses. There is no doubt that I’m a champion cuddler in-the-making. Right now. I approach people a little shyly at first but I’m starting to realize how kind people can be. I’m great with my doggy foster brother who is teaching me all kinds of things and helping me to become more confident. Read more »
Pee Wee Pee Wee
Male – Adult
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 »

Recently Arrived – Southern California

Kenzie Darcy Spencer Boomer
Kenzie
Female- Young
Available
Darcy
Female – Young
Available
Spencer
Male- Adult
Available
Boomer
Male- Young
Available
Frankie Dusty Pee Wee Marshmallow
Frankie
Male- Young
In Training
Dusty
Male – Young
Available
Pee Wee
Male- Adult
Available
Marshmallow
Male- Young
In Training
Toby Dolly Billy Brandy
Toby
Male – Young
Available
Dolly
Female – Adult
Available
Billy
Male – Young
Available
Brandy
Female- Young
Available
Bobby >Biscuit Brady Robbie
Bobby
Male – Young
Available
Biscuit
Male – Young
Available
Brady
Male – Young
Available
Robbie
Male – Young
Available
Molly Sofie Alfie
Molly
Female- Young
Available
Sofie
Female- Young
Available
Alfie
Male- Young
Available

Recently Arrived – Northern California

Muffin Dempsey
Muffin
Female – Young
Available
Dempsey
Male – Young
Available

Bonded Pairs

Tessa & Winston Dog1 Tessa & Winston

Young Male & Female
Northern California

Available

Winston