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!

Katie Katie
Female – Adult
My name is Kissy Katie and I’m a tiny, precious, adorable little girl of about seven or eight with quite a story to tell. I’m 8 pounds of love and affection in a cute little package. Mom says good things come in small packages – and that’s precisely what I am! Read more »
Abbie Rose Abbie Rose
Female – Young
My name is Abbie Rose and I’m an incredibly appealing Cavachon (that’s a Bichon/King Charles Cavalier mix) of about four or five (years old that is) and 20 pounds. Everyone who meets me comments on my pretty face and expressive brown eyes that look deeply into your soul (and will touch your heart.) Read more »
Kipper Kipper
Male – Young
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 »
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!
Read more »
Trixie

Recently Arrived – Southern California

 

Kipper Teddy Joey Abbie Rose
Kipper
Male – Young
Available
Teddy
Male – Young
Available
Joey
Male – Young
Available
Abbie Rose
Female – Young
Available
Sammy Katie Lexi
Sammy
Male – Young
Available
Katie
Female – Adult
Available
Lexi
Female – Young
Available

Recently Arrived – Northern California

Scooby Timmy
Scooby
Male – Young
Available
Timmy
Male – Young
Available

Bonded Pairs

Checkers Checkers & Trixie

Young Male & Female
Long Beach

Adopt Me

Trixie