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!

Keegan Keegan & Kiwi
Young Males
We are Kiwi and Keegan, two three year old pups who are a bonded pair of fluffs. Our foster parents said to tell you that I, Keegan, am a ‘bit’ more in charge (of Kiwi, that is) and that I’m a grateful, attentive, gentle and responsible big brother, while Kiwi is a sweet, little ‘bit of a boy.’ We weigh about 12 and 9 pounds now and are fully grown – but we have big hearts and lots of love to give.
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Kiwi
Checkers Checkers & Trixie
Young Male & Female
Happy to meet you! We are Checkers and Trixie, a bonded pair of pups that are often called the Dynamic Duo! Our foster Mom and Dad say that we are young, playful and loving, as well as adorable – and have become the bestest of friends since arriving at our foster home. That’s where we got over our initial shyness and found each other!
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Trixie
Georgie Georgie
Male – Young
Please allow me to introduce myself: I’m Georgie and I’m a handsome and playful cuddlebug of four (years that is) weighing 15 pounds and coming in a cute apricot and white package. Well, I’m not really a package! I’m actually a happy maltipoo mix who is affectionate, snuggly and a really good boy! Read more »
Kirby Kirby
Male – Young
My name is Kirby and I’m a sweet, quiet and unassuming little maltipoo boy about two years old and not even ten pounds (but getting close!). I’m a darling, quiet pup who, according to my foster Mom, is a gentle soul. Because of what I’ve been through (more on that later) I need a calm and orderly forever home without a lot of activity or loud talking. Read more »
Kipper Kipper
Male – Young
Adoption Pending
My name is Kipper but you can call me Munchkin, Cuteness or Mr. Adorable.! I’m an incredibly appealing little maltipoo around a year old who tips the scales at only 9 pounds. I’m a darling, friendly and playful pup with good looks and a big personality. I like the big people called adults and the smaller people called children (over 7 years, please). I’m also “cat friendly”. Read more »
Phoebe Phoebe
Female – Young
Adoption Pending
My name is Precious Phoebe and I’m a shy and sweet pup of 19 months who tips the scales at 20 lbs. I have beautiful soft white hair, expressive brown eyes and look lovingly at the people I know and trust. My foster Dad, whom I adore and love, says that I’m a very pretty girl who is a true diamond in the rough and when you hear my story you will understand why. Read more »
Sunny Sunny
Male – Young
Adoption Pending
My name is Sunny and I’m an adorable, silly, energetic, and often goofy Bichon pup of four (years that is) who is an athletic (and lean) 19 pounds. Mom says I’m a sweet, playful and loving little boy who is eager to learn – and eager to please! Read more »

Recently Arrived – Southern California

 

Kirby Teddy Joey Sammy
Kirby
Male – Young
Available
Teddy
Male – Young
Available
Joey
Male – Young
Available
Sammy
Male- Adult
Available
Sunny Kipper Phoebe Theo
Sunny
Male – Young
Adoption Pending
Kipper
Male – Young
Adoption Pending
Phoebe
Female – Young
Adoption Pending
Theo
Male – Young
Available
Georgie Murphy Cody Lexi
Georgie
Male – Young
Available
Murphy
Male – Young
Available
Cody
Male – Young
Available
Lexi
Female – Young
Adoption Pending

Bonded Pairs

Keegan & Kiwi Keegan Keegan & Kiwi

Male Puppies
San Diego

Adopt Me

Kiwi
Checkers Checkers & Trixie

Young Male & Female
Long Beach

Adopt Me

Trixie