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

Gigi Gigi
Female – Young
My name is Gigi or, as my dad refers to me, “Miss Congeniality”. I’m a sweet and loving 3 year old cuddle-sized mix of about 20 lbs and probably the friendliest girl you will ever meet! ( I’m not bragging, everyone says that is so!). I’m not just a friendly, sweet and happy pup. No siree! I also LOVE to play. Stuffed toys, bring them on! A ball? Sure. Read more »
Dickens Dickens
Male – Puppy
I’m Dickens and I’m a darling 8 month bichon boy with big black eyes and a happy smile. My ‘aunties’ at Bichon FurKids say my first name should be “Cute As and my middle name ‘The’ (Cute As The Dickens.) My foster Dad called me “Super Glue” because I bonded with him in about two seconds.Read more »
Brandy Brandy
Female – Adult
My name is Bashful Brandy and I’m a beautiful brandy-colored cockachon of about six years old and nineteen pounds with big brown eyes (that will melt your heart!), amazing eyelashes and a very gentle nature. I’m kind and loving — and devoted to my family, just a mellow girl who is waiting for a quiet, loving home where I can shine. Read more »
Tommy Tommy
Male – Young
My name is Tommy – and my Mom says I’m a delightful bichon boy of about four. She says I’m ADORABLE, sweet, happy, cuddly, sometimes a bit shy and eager to please – and that I’m just 12 pounds of cuteness. (You see, I have already worked my charm on her – and I wasn’t even trying very hard!) Read more »
Chelsea Chelsea
Female – Young
My name is Chelsea and I am a darling little bichon mix of about two with enormous brown eyes and a cute and slightly goofy smile. While I’m a little on the shy side my foster Mom says I’m beginning to blossom more and more each day. (Silly Mom! I’m a furkid not a flower!) Read more »
Pee Wee Pee Wee
Male – Adult
I’m a pint-sized gent named Pee Wee​ ​who is a portable fella of around 10 or 11, tipping the scales at only five pounds! I have a beautiful white coat, big brown eyes and all I wish for in life is a comfortable lap to lay on, a quiet home and​ the chance​ to be the center of someone​’​s world. Read more »
Timmy Timmy
Male – Young
I’m Tiny Timmy, tipping the scale at only about 10 lb – I’m a cute, affectionate, funny and very happy little one-year-old Bichon mix who is brimming with life, love and play. Everything in my life is so great that I can hardly contain myself! I am having so much fun in my foster home. Mom says I smile all the time and make her and Dad laugh daily with what she calls my “antics”. Read more »

Puppies in Southern California

Brianna Dickens Wiggles
Brianna
Female – Puppy
In Treatment
Dickens
Male – Puppy
Available
Wiggles
Male – Puppy
Available

Recently Arrived – Southern California

Brandy Laci Tommy Boomer
Brandy
Female – Adult
Available
Laci
Female – Young
Adoption Pending
Tommy
Male- Young
Available
Boomer
Male- Young
Available
Timmy Gigi Pee Wee Alfie
Timmy
Male- Young
Available
Gigi
Female – Young
Available
Pee Wee
Male- Adult
Available
Alfie
Male – Young
Available
Chelsea Lainey
Chelsea
Female – Young
Available
Lainey
Female – Young
Available