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

Katie Katie
Female – Puppy
My name is Kissable Katie and I’m a two-month-old charmer of a puppy. For someone as young and small as I am, I’m amazingly well socialized and pretty darn confident (as well as pretty darn cute!) Mom says to tell you that I’m a happy, sweet and sometimes silly little puppy. I have a playful personality, my tail wags a lot and I’m about as full of love as any little girl can be. Oh, and did I tell you I like to snuggle about as much as I like to play? Well, I do! Read more »
Sammy Sammy
Male – Young
My name is Sammy but you can call me Go With the Flow Sam. Now you might think that’s kind of funny but it really describes the kind of guy I am. Why, I’m the kind of pup who wants to do what you want to do, when you want to do it​, whether that’s taking a walk, going for a ride or chilling in the yard​. That’s what my foster Mom calls ‘the flow.’ And I’m amazingly adaptable and adaptive, too. (I’m quite sure that’s a good thing to be ’cause Mom smiles when she says it! I’m a gentle respectful guy who never takes anything for granted. Read more »
Baxter Baxter
Male – Young
My name is Baxter and I’m a darling bichon/maltese mix of about three and a half years who loves people, other dogs and life and I tip the scale at a whopping 9 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. And that’s despite a bad hair cut! (Can you tell she kind of likes me?) Read more »
Lacey Lacey
Female – Young
My name is ​Ladylike ​Lacey and I’m a darling ​little​ girl of six, weighing ​about 12 or 13​ ​pounds​ and quite masterful at know​ing​ how to love and be loved. You see, I’m ​what you might call​ ​’​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 my people! I have so much love to give and I truly enjoy getting love in return! I also have a well deserved reputation for being a champion cuddler and ​your very ​best friend.Read more »
Teddy Teddy
Male – Young
My name is Teddy and I’m a handsome, well behaved and very sweet Bichon boy who is seven years young and weighs 15 pounds. Mom says I’m a happy, playful and well trained little guy who is a great companion- always eager to please! I’m a cheerful pup who loves big people and small people and will always greet you with a big smile, a wagging tail and lots of love.Read more »
Maggie Maggie
Female – Young
My name is Marvelous Miss Maggie and I’m an amazingly happy Bichon who is as affectionate as I am adorable. (Now, I’m not bragging! That’s what everyone says about me!) I’m a fluffy and sweet girl of 4 or 5 weighing about 17 lbs., with a sweet face to match my sweet spirit! I love to be held, petted and cuddled. And I’m so darn lovable that someone is always ready to do just that, thank goodness! I am a sensitive girl and always know people who love pups like me — and I greet them with lots of doggy kisses. Read more »
Georgie Georgie
Male – Young
Please allow me to introduce myself: My name is Georgie, or as my BFK aunties call me, Gorgeous Georgie. I’m eleven and a half pounds of sweetness and cuteness in a small black, brown and white package. Well, I’m not really a package, I’m actually a handsome and friendly Havanese boy of five. My foster Mom calls me a precious lovebug and says I’m affectionate and snuggly — a really good boy who loves people, walks and treats.
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Delaney Delaney
Female – Young
My name is Delaney! I’m a happy and very sweet little 11-pound bichon mix of one who is a beautiful blend of cinnamon and white. I am exceptionally alert, playful (love chasing the ball) and very active; however, when it’s time to be quiet and rest, I know how to get the job done. Mom says I am the best ever at walking into my kennel at the end of the day, finding a comfortable spot, and resting quietly until she says it’s time to get up in the morning.
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Meet Our Dogs in Foster Care In Southern California

Baxter Benjamin Dancer Boomer
Baxter
Male- Young
Available
Benjamin
Male – Senior
Available
Dancer
Male- Young
Available
Boomer
Male- Young
Available
Oliver Georgie Maggie Sparkle
Oliver
Male – Young
Available
Georgie
Male – Young
Available
Maggie
Female – Young
Available
Sparkle
Female – Young
In Training
Teddy Sammy Delaney Lacey
Teddy
Male – Adult
Available
Sammy
Male – Young
Available
Delaney
Female – Young
Available
Lacey
Female – Young
Available
Cloe Nico Duncan Doodles
Cloe
Female – Young
Available
Nico
Male – Adult
Available
Duncan
Male – Adult
Available in Arizona
Doodles
Male – Young
Available
Rascal Bailey
Rascal
Male – Young
Available
Bailey
Male – Senior
Available

Meet Our Available Puppy in Foster Care In Southern California

Katie
Katie
Female
Available