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

Lulu Lulu
Female – Young
My name is Lovely Lulu and I’m a very sweet and fun-loving bichon of about one (year old that is!). My foster Mom says I am ten pounds of love and adorableness, with some energy thrown in. While I can be a bit shy when I first get to know you – I quickly warm up and will show you how very cute, loving and smart I am. Read more »
Maggie Mae Maggie Mae
Female – Young
I’m Miss Maggie Mae. Please allow me to introduce myself because I’m a pretty spectacular pup. Now I’m absolutely not bragging (I would never, ever do that) however everyone that meets me says so! I’m a darling girl of around 12 months who knows how to love and be loved. You see, I’m known as a Bond girl. Now you probably think that has something to do with 007 but in my case, it simply means I like to bond with people!Read more »
Petey Petey
Male – Young
My name is Precious Petey and, as you can probably see, I’m a very handsome pup but not your ‘average bichon,’Actually I’m either a very handsome and happy schnoodle (a schnauser/poodle mix) (Makes you want to say gesundheit, doesn’t it?) Or a handsome and happy Havapoo. (That’s a Bichon Havanese/poodle mix.) Bet you want to say gesundheit again!)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 Paddington Boomer
Sammi
Female – Young
Available
Teddy
Male – Young
Available
Paddington
Male – Young
Available
Boomer
Male- Young
Available
Petey Joni Maggie Mae Kobe
Petey
Male – Young
Available
Joni
Female – Young
Available
Maggie Mae
Female – Young
Available
Kobe
Male – Young
Available
Mandy Sunny Nikki
Mandy
Female – Young
Available
Sunny
Male – Young
Available
Nikki
Female – Young
Available

Recently Arrived Puppies

Lulu
Lulu
Female
Available