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

Timmy Timmy
Male – Young
I’m Tiny Timmy, tipping the scale at only about 10 lb – I’m a cute, affectionate, funny and very happy little one-year-old Bichon mix who is brimming with life, love and play. Everything in my life is so great that I can hardly contain myself! I am having so much fun in my foster home. Mom says I smile all the time and make her and Dad laugh daily with what she calls my “antics”. Read more »
Heidi Heidi
Female – Puppy
My name is Heidi and I’m a sweet, silly and very adorable little bichon mix. I’m almost 4 weeks old, weigh 1 pound, have beautiful black hair with caramel on my cheeks and white paws. Mom says I’m the glamour queen of our group. Every day I learn new things which I share with my siblings. Why, I’ve already learned about the sun and grass and how to walk and play. Whee! Being a puppy is such fun!Read more »
Hallie Hallie
Female – Puppy
My name is Hallie and I’m a sweet, silly and very adorable little bichon mix. I’m almost 4 weeks old, weigh one pound, have the most beautiful mocha coloring with black on my nose and face and a white blaze on my chest. I’m just as cute as I can be! I’m a typical loving little pup who has already shown that I am smart, brave and playful. I’m one of the most active of us. Read more »
Hani Hani
Female – Puppy
My name is Hani and I’m a sweet, silly and very adorable little bichon mix. I’m 4 weeks old, weigh 15 ounces, have the most beautiful mocha coloring with black on my nose and face and a white blaze on my chest. I’m one of the most active of us puppies and one of the first to do anything (and everything!) Hallie and I are almost identical in what we say and do. Read more »
Hayden Hayden
Female – Puppy
My name is Hayden and I’m a sweet, silly and very adorable little bichon mix. I’m almost 4 weeks old, weigh 13 ounces, have beautiful mocha colored hair mixed with a white blaze on my chest — and I’m an incredibly cute and delicate little pup. Mom says I’m the ‘whole package’ and that I have brains and beauty. Read more »
Archie Archie (Northern California)
Male – Young
My name is Archie and I’m just about the happiest and most adorable little guy you’ll ever meet. Now I’m not bragging – that’s what Mom tells everyone. She says that I’m a very active, playful but gentle bichon boy of two – and that I’m 16 pounds of love all wrapped up in a cute and cuddly package (Silly Mom! I’m a furkid, not a package). Read more »
Lucy Lucy
Female – Young
My name is Lovable Lucy but my Mom says I could be called Cookies and Cream. I think she says that because I’m a cute little pup who is white and black – or is it black and white? Anyway, you can see when you look at me that I’m a darling little girl! 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. (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

Brandy Mia Tommy Boomer
Brandy
Female – Adult
In Treatment

Mia
Female – Young
Available
Tommy
Male- Young
Available
Boomer
Male- Young
Available
Timmy Lucy Pee Wee
Timmy
Male- Young
Available
Lucy
Female – Young
Available
Pee Wee
Male- Adult
In Training

Recently Arrived – Northern California

Archie
Archie
Male – Young
Available

Recently Arrived – Arizona

Duncan
Duncan
Male – Adult
Available