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

Sparkle Sparkle
Female – Young
My name is Sparkle and I’m a little Bichon mix of about two, with a sweet face, gorgeous champagne colored hair and weighing about 15 pounds. I was rescued from a bad situation and, am incredibly happy to be living with my foster Mom. I think she’s just about the best thing that ever happened to me. Mom’s teaching me all kinds of things and I’m learning really fast! Read more »
Oliver Oliver
Male – Young
My name is Oliver and I’m one year old and as cute as can be. Mom says I have a luxurious white coat, hazel eyes and a cute little pink nose like a bunny. I am a playful, smart (more about that later) and active pup of about 16 lbs, who enjoys attention and lots of long walks. Read more »
Princess Princess
Female – Young
My name is Princess and I’m a darling (and very pretty) little Bichon girl of five who loves to be petted and snuggled. My foster Dad says that I’m sweet, shy, huggable, loveable, calm and a bit flirty. Mom says I love to be carried and watch the world from your arms. When she calls me, I cock my head to the side as if to say “Who me? You want me?” Mom and Dad agree that I’m bichon perfection! Read more »
Nico Nico
Male – Adult
My name is Nico and I’m a sweet and gentle little guy who is an amazing companion and supreme snuggler! I’m awesome with children (even the very young ones) and love to be near my people (but am never intrusive.) My foster Mom says I have puppy dog eyes that look at you with love – and that I have the ability to ‘materialize’ from almost anywhere if you mention the word ‘treat.’ Read more »
Rascal Rascal
Male – Young
My name is Rascal and I am an affectionate little guy of one, very puppy-like and adorable. I ​weigh ​about 15 pounds​ and I’m known for my ​​beautiful​ cream and brandy colored​ coat and ​gorgeous ​soulful ​​dark eyes that make Mom melt. (I’ve never actually seen her melt, but that’s what she says​!​) I’m a very happy, handsome, loving and lucky boy. Let’s start with why I am so lucky. Read more »
Duncan Duncan
Male – Adult
My name is Darling, Devoted Duncan and I’m both a lover and a keeper! I’m an adorable ​seven ​year old bichon​ who is​ super cuddle sized at around 30 pounds​ (my Dad says I’m a man-sized bichon but Mom says I’m just a cuddle bug!) Mom says bigger is better because there is more of me to love and more love for me to give (and I am very good at that!) She says I’m a sweet and happy boy who is eager to please and fun to have around ​ Read more »
Munchkin Munchkin
Female – Adult
I’m Munchkin and I’m an ‘honorary bichon’ and a total FurKid! I’m 14 pounds of love and cuddles in a cute white and caramel body. I love to do all the things that bichons love to do like go for long walks (I do a mile without breaking a sweat), rides in the car (I’m an amazing passenger) cuddles on the couch and with the kids. (Did I mention that I’m gentle and loving with kids?) And I’m amazingly lovable. Why Mom and Dad can hold me upside down like a baby and I’m content to lie there for as long as I can! 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 »

Recently Arrived – Southern California

Rascal Benjamin Munchkin Boomer
Rascal
Male- Young
Available
Benjamin
Male – Senior
Available
Munchkin
Female- Adult
Available
Boomer
Male- Young
Available
Oliver Bowie Bailey Sparkle
Oliver
Male – Young
Available
Bowie
Male – Young
Available
Bailey
Male – Adult
Available
Sparkle
Female – Young
Available
Snuggles Sammy Princess Nico
Snuggles
Female – Young
Available
Sammy
Male – Young
Available
Princess
Female – Young
Available
Nico
Male – Adult
Available
Dempsey Johnny
Dempsey
Male – Young
Available
Johnny
Male – Young
Available

Recently Arrived – Northern California

Nalani
Nalani
Female – Young
Adoption Pending

Recently Arrived – Arizona

Duncan
Duncan
Male – Adult
Available

Recently Arrived – Puppy

Jiggs
Jiggs
Male
Available