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!

Kito Kito
Male – Young
My name is Kito which means “gem” and that is exactly what I am — but Mom calls me Kito the Keeper. She says I’m a smart, handsome and delightful little guy. Why I’m so happy that I smile – and when I do, I light up the room! Besides being handsome, sweet and lovable, I’m also affectionate, outgoing and want to please! Sound good? Then please read on!
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Rosie Rosie
Female – Adult
I’m Rosie, a beautiful Bichon girl of eight who is as sweet as I am adorable – and, did I mention, lovable? Mom says I excel in being lovable! Why I love big people and small people and I love with all my heart (and all 12 pounds of me, too!) Read more »
Davey Davey
Male – Adult
My name is Davey but my Mom calls me Darling Davey ‘cause I’m such a handsome and delightful little guy! She says I’m friendly, sweet, loving, mellow and well-mannered guy of about ten, years that is, weighing a slim, trim 14 pounds. Dad says I’m the quintessential companion. I’m very tuned into my humans and I love human company. Read more »
Casey Casey
Male – Young
I’m Casey and I’m a handsome bichon mix of 5 (years, that is), weighing 15 pounds 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 rescues him. Our hero is a very lucky guy because the nice people at Bichon FurKids decide to help our hero (yes, that’s me!) recover from his injuries. Read more »
Chloe Chloe
Female – Adult
My name is Chloe and I’m a tiny little Bichon/poodle mix of about ten (years, that is) who weighs all of about 10 pounds. Dad says I’m a calm, friendly, delicate and long-legged little girl. He says that good things come in small packages and I’m a very good “package”! Read more »
Annie Annie & Savannah
Female – Seniors
We’re Amiable, Adorable Annie and Striking, Smiling Savannah —and we are delighted to meet you! We are a bonded pair, ages 13 and 12, who enjoy each other’s company yet have very different personalities. Read more »
Savannah

Recently Arrived – Southern California

 

Casey Kito Joey Rosie
Casey
Male – Young
Available
Kito
Male – Young
Available
Joey
Male – Young
Available
Rosie
Female – Adult
Available
Davey Jeffy
Davey
Male – Adult
Available
Jeffy
Male – Young
Available

Recently Arrived – Northern California

Chloe
Chloe
Female – Adult
Available

Bonded Pairs

Annie Annie & Savannah

Senior Females
Southern California

Available

Savannah