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!

Abbie Abbie
Female – Adult
My name is Adorable Abbie and I do my best to live up to that each and every day! Mom says I’m a sweet, loving and mellow bichon girl of about 12 (but act like I’m half that age!), weighing about 17 pounds, and that I’m just as affectionate as I can be. (You see I have already worked my charm on her – and I wasn’t even trying very hard!) Read more »
Willie Willie
Male – Young
My name is Adorable Alvin — and I’m not a chipmunk, honest! Rather, I’m a handsome, attentive and affectionate “man sized” Bichon of about five, weighing in at an athletic 19 pounds. My foster Mom calls me her buddy because I like to go wherever she goes and do whatever she is doing. I love to be brushed and get belly rubs. Read more »
Sailor Sailor
Male – Young
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Sweet Sailor and I’m a lover and a keeper! I’m an adorable 2year old bichon mix, tipping the scales at just about 12 pounds, who looks up at you with big brown eyes and an expression that says I love you. Mom says I’m a sweet, happy and playful little lovebug who is eager to please and fun to have around. Read more »
Alvin Alvin
Male – Young
My name is Adorable Alvin — and I’m not a chipmunk, honest! Rather, I’m a handsome, attentive and affectionate “man sized” Bichon of about five, weighing in at an athletic 19 pounds. My foster Mom calls me her buddy because I like to go wherever she goes and do whatever she is doing. I love to be brushed and get belly rubs. Read more »
Marley Marley
Male – Young
I’m a new furkid named Marley, a happy, silly, lucky and loving little guy who is 12 pounds of love and fun in a very cute package. I’m active, energetic and about as full of joy and mischief as a little guy can be! Read more »
Muppet Muppet
Male – Adult
My name is Muppet and I’m a darling little guy of eight who lives up to my name! Mom says I’m sweet, happy, cuddly, loving and extremely trusting. I get along with other pups and those creatures called ‘cats’ – and tip the scales at 10 pounds of cuteness. I always have a smile on my face and my tail wags a lot. Read more »
Bandit Bandit
Male – Young
My name is Bandit. My BFK Aunties called me that ‘cause they said I stole their hearts. Aw gee – all I did was be myself, a happy and playful pup who is 15 months young! I’m so happy that I smile – and when I do, I light up the room! Besides being friendly and happy, I’m also dog-loving and want to please! Sound good? Then please read on! Read more »
Casey Casey
Male – Young
I’m Casey and I’m a handsome bichon mix of 5 (years, that is), weighing 12 lbs and with quite a story to tell! In the story, our hero (that’s me) gets lost (and is hit by a car) then a good Samaritan drives by and rescues him. He is taken to a scary place called a shelter. But our hero is a very lucky guy and the nice people at Bichon FurKids decide to help our hero (yes, that’s me!) because he needs to recover from his injuries. Read more »

Recently Arrived – Southern California

 

Casey Stella Marley Alvin
Casey
Male – Young
Available
Stella
Female – Adult
In Training
Marley
Male – Young
Available
Alvin
Male – Young
Available
Mia Bandit Sailor Muppet
Mia
Female – Young
Available
Bandit
Male – Young
Available
Sailor
Male – Young
Available
Muppet
Male – Adult
Available
Abbie
Abbie
Female – Adult
Available

Recently Arrived – Northern California

Willie Chloe Luna
Willie
Male – Young
Available
Chloe
Female – Adult
Available
Luna
Female – Young
Available

Bonded Pairs

Chanel Chanel & Molly

Young Females
Southern California

Available

Molly
Huckleberry Huckleberry & Heidi

Senior Male & Female
Southern California

Available

Heidi
Annie Annie & Savannah

Senior Females
Southern California

Available

Savannah