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

Brody Brody
Male – Puppy
Top o’ the morning to you. I’m Brody and I want you to know that I love the world and all those in it. I’m a fun-loving Bichon mix of two, with soft white hair, apricot on my tail and ears and a smile for all I meet. Read more »
Levi Levi
Male – Puppy
My name is Levi and I’m a go-with-the-flow, happy-go-lucky nine months old puppy who is an amazing companion and supreme snuggler! My BFK Aunties think I’m probably a bichon/doodle mix with the best qualities of both breeds. I’m awesome with children (and adults, other dogs and you name it) and love to be near my people. 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 »
Tommy Tommy
Male – Young
My name is Tommy – and my Mom says I’m a delightful bichon boy of about four. She says I’m ADORABLE, sweet, happy, cuddly, sometimes a bit shy and eager to please – and that I’m just 12 pounds of cuteness. (You see, I have already worked my charm on her – and I wasn’t even trying very hard!) Read more »

Puppies in Southern California

Levi
Levi
Male – Puppy
Available

Recently Arrived – Southern California

Brody Lainey Tommy Boomer
Brody
Male – Young
Available
Lainey
Female – Young
Available
Tommy
Male- Young
Available
Boomer
Male- Young
Available
Cricket Donny
Cricket
Male – Young
Available
Donny
Male – Young
Available

Recently Arrived – Northern California

Mulligan
Mulligan
Male – Young
Available