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

Marley Marley
Male – Young
My name is Marley and I’m a handsome, active and amazingly happy Bichon boy who is as affectionate as I am adorable. (I’m not bragging! That’s what everyone says about me!) I’m a friendly one-year-old pup who tips the scales at just about 19 pounds I have a sweet face to match my sweet spirit and, according to my foster Mom, the most beautiful and soulful brown eyes you will ever see. Read more »
Mikey Mikey
Male – Young
My name is Magical and Magnetic Mikey and I’m a cute little guy of 5 who, according to my foster mom, is a very smart and cuddly furkid with a smile that lights up the room. Since I’m always smiling Mom says she has to wear sunglasses inside and out! 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

Kenny Teddy Paddington Boomer
Kenny
Male – Adult
Available
Teddy
Male – Young
Available
Paddington
Male – Young
Available
Boomer
Male- Young
Available
Sammi Marley Mikey Bentley
Sammi
Female – Young
Available
Marley
Male – Young
Available
Mikey
Male – Young
Available
Bentley
Male – Young
Available
Jamie Liam
Brady
Male – Young
Available
Bentley
Male – Young
Available

Recently Arrived Puppies

Benji
Benji
Available

Meet Willow and her New Pups, born July 11

Willow's Pups Willow's Pups
Willie Watson Waffles Winston
Winston & Watson Winston & Waffles
Willie Winston & Watson
Winston & Watson

Bonded Pairs

KC & Sunshine
KC & Sunshine
Male Puppies