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!

Lonnie Lonnie
Male – Young
My name is Lovable Lonnie and I’m a shy and very sweet pup of 15 months who tips the scales at 16 lbs. I have beautiful caramel colored hair, expressive brown eyes and look lovingly at people I know and trust. My foster Mom says that I’m as sweet as I am adorable (You see I have already worked my charm on her – and I wasn’t even trying very hard!) Read more »
Riley Riley
Male – Young
My name is Remarkable Riley and I’m a gorgeous Bichon Havanese of about 4 (years that is!) with a luxurious apricot coat and big brown eyes that will touch your soul. My foster Mom says I’m a ‘keeper’ who is affectionate, sweet, loving — and a pleasure to have around. I think Mom knows me pretty well- and she likes me a lot! 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 »
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 Joey Boomer
Sammi
Female – Young
Available
Teddy
Male – Young
Available
Joey
Male – Young
Available
Boomer
Male- Young
Available
Sunny Emmie Davie Brody
Sunny
Male – Young
Available
Emmie
Female – Young
Available
Davey
Male – Young
Available
Brody
Male – Young
Available
Harley Lonnie Nico Riley
Harley
Male – Young
Available
Lonnie
Male – Young
Available
Nico
Male – Adult
Available
Riley
Male – Young
Available