We’re Ready for our Forever Homes!
Here are furkids who are currently in foster care and ready to meet Forever Families. Please note, our foster moms and dads have the ‘first right of adoption’. If you are interested in fostering, please learn why this is so rewarding by visiting our Why Foster page and then complete our volunteer application.
Since we update this page frequently, please check back for more new bios, photos, and furkid information!
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I happen to be an adorable 18 month old Bichon girl who rightfully deserves the name Princess Pixie (but you can call me Pixie) because I’m the most adorable, loving, and lively girl you will ever meet. Mom says I always have a smile on my face and that my big brown eyes are VERY persuasive. My little Bichon heart is filled with nothing but love for people and I bond very quickly.
Now there are lots of cute things I do but the one that really gets Mom and Dad is when I hold up my front paw and tap their leg, while also tilting my head and staring straight into their eyes. (I look incredibly cute and neither of them can resist me when I do that.) Mom says I’m still very puppy-like in so very many ways. I can be ‘timidly curious’ about new things but also interested in exploring my environment. I’m courageous – but cautious. (Mom says I figured out that the pottery vase is really not hiding any monsters! I know that because I checked it out thoroughly, a few inches at a time!)
Dad says I’m EXTREMELY playful! I like to run to him with my butt in the air (Silly Dad, that’s called a play bow) and ask him to play with me. I’m also known for being VERY persistent when I want to play. Dad says I’m also learning about these things called ‘boundaries’ and that lots of exercise and training will help me become the bestest little bichon that I can possibly be.
I’m very loveable and adaptable. The other day I got to go for a car ride to someplace really fun and I really liked the car. And I get to go on walks and I really like that, too. In fact, the more walks (or runs?), the better. If you are looking for a ‘riding around town’ or a ‘going for a walk’ kind of pup then I’m your girl!
All in all, I’m quite a package, according to everyone who meets me. They say I’m energetic, curious, adorable, a bit rambunctious, wiggly, sassy, adorable (oh, I said that before but Mom says it a lot!) and playful. Unlike a lot of my furkid cousins, I can be an only pup in a home with someone who will play with me and hang out a lot. Or if there is a VERY playful, can’t take no for an answer kind of pup, I might be fine in that environment too. But remember I’m persistent when I want to play!
So if you’re looking for the best gal pal around, ask for Princess Pixie and I’ll treat you like the king or queen you are!
Tail wags and Cuddles,
Playful, Persistent and Pretty Pixie
My name is Dickens and I’m a five-year-old bichon mix with big black eyes, a cute little underbite and am just about the most perfect little guy you’d like to meet. 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. Dad says I am a happy, happy love bug. And he is right. I love every one, love to ride in the car, LOVE to go for long walks (more on that in a minute), take naps, sit on laps, go to the park and hang out. You name it. I love it! Dad says I’m easy to have around and great times ten!
I am house-trained, crate trained, eager to please and fit in. I like other dogs (on walks I want to say ‘Hi’ to every pup we pass) and I really, really like people, especially the ones called ‘kids.! At my foster home, I have a human brother age 12 and a human sister age 10 plus two furkids. I go to their soccer games and out for lunch or to the park. And if I can’t go with the family I’m bubbling over with happiness when they get home and I get to see them. Life is just great!
Now back to the walks, Dad says I love to go on walks. Whenever he takes the leash out I bite it and want to play. I’m eager to walk around the block or walk for a mile or two. I get excited when I see other dogs and am always gentle. I happily share a bed or food with my doggy foster sisters, and always show that I’m a gentleman.
Mom says I have really good manners. I know some commands and am so SMART that I’m waiting to learn more. I’m loyal, housebroken, am a real meter-and-greeter and will stand on my hind legs for a treat. I also like to watch Mom ‘prepare food’ and offer to help when she’s in the kitchen. (You never know when she might need an assist.)
I love to cuddle and love being with a family. Dad says I would make a great “comfort” dog because I’m very friendly, happy, sweet, gentle, calm and loving. I’m also very intelligent. What I’m looking for is a family to love and take care of me. In return, I will be the bestest and most obedient friend you could ever ask for
If I sound like your kind of furkid, if you have kids and another furkid or two, please complete our application as I’m waiting to meet, and greet you.
Tail wags and wiggles,
Darling, Dashing and Devoted Dickens
My name is Vivacious Vivi and I’m a darling bichon girl of about two who knows how to love and be loved. You see, I’m known as 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 and be close to people! Mom calls me a real “cuddle bunny” (silly Mom! I’m not a bunny, I’m a furkid!) It’s obvious that I have so much love to give — and I truly enjoy getting love in return!
Mom says I’m happy, smart, energetic and fun. (She thinks that’s a great combination.) I’m housebroken, know several commands (like’sit’ and, ‘stay’) and am so smart that I want to learn more. Will you teach me?
I love to play with toys like my chew bones and rope toys but there is no doubt that I’m a sponge for affection, too. I like nothing better than to cuddle with Mom, help her read the newspaper or a book – or hang out while she works on her computer or watches TV.
But just because I like to cuddle, doesn’t mean I’m a couch potato, no siree! I’m very energetic and playful and love my walks and running and chasing my doggy foster brothers and sisters in the yard.
Need to go on some errands in the car? Can I come too? (I’ll be buckled safely in my car seat, of course) but if you must go somewhere without me, I go into my crate, take my bone and lay right down, and wait patiently for you to return, and let me out again. Unlike most furkids, I am comfortable and feel safe in my crate.
My BFK aunties want you to know that although I had a rough beginning to my life, I know that people can be good and kind. I need an experienced dog parent, someone who is patient and who will give me structure, boundaries, and training because I still have a lot to learn. I need a home with another furkid whose energy and personality are a match for me.
Most importantly though, I’m a little girl with a great big heart who is adorable, loving, and pretty as a picture. I have lots of love to give, want to please and need someone to help me become the bestest bichon that I can be.
Would you like to apply for the job? Is so, please fill out the application and ask for me, Vivi. I can’t wait to meet you.
Puppy kisses and a game of tug,
Vivacious and Vibrant Vivi
My name is Bandit and I’m a sweet, silly and very adorable little bichon mix. I’m 10 weeks old, weigh 6+ pounds and am a roly poly puppy with hair that grows longer every night. I love to play tough but Mom says I’m a real snuggler. I snuggle with Mom and I also snuggle with my toys. I hide them when I can so I can play with them later! Mom says that’s pretty smart of me!) In fact, just this past week I figured out how to open the doggy door. That’s pretty impressive for a little guy, don’t you think?
I have a stuffed toy squirrel that I love and can’t wait to go on walks and see the real thing I’m already great on a leash, although I only get to go around the yard until I have my puppy shots. But I’m raring to have some adventures and, when you meet me, I’ll do my best to steal your heart. (That’s why my Aunties named me Bandit)
I’m always happy, love to tumble and play – and can hold my own with my doggy foster sister who weighs 13 pounds! Mom says I also love to give LOTS of kisses and give them freely.
There are three of us (two boys and one girl) in my family and we are adorable and adoptable! While Mom is a white bichon mix, Dad was a travelin’ man who sired some very cute puppies. So when people ask what we are mixed with, well all we can say is… cuteness!
Please be sure to complete an adoption application – so we can get to know one another. You can meet me now — and I can go home with you around the middle of April. In the meantime, I will continue to learn things from Mom, her friends,. my doggy foster sister and my siblings.
Tail wags and puppy kisses,
Blissful Bandit (I’m ready to steal your heart)
I’m Toby, a one-year-old Bichon boy who weighs 15 pounds, has expressive brown eyes, loves toys and is in love with life! I love my foster family! I love their dogs (the big ones especially!) I love car rides! And guess what? I love to play!
Like many pups I have my own way of communicating. So when I play with toys I shake them and make a lot of noise. Dad says I’m showing them who’s the boss. I growl and tell them I am. But with my big doggy foster brothers, I do a play bow and ask them to play with me. And when they agree, I take off on my beautiful long legs and run like the wind around the yard, showing my absolute joy at having someone to play with. I even like to play with the cat, imagine that!
My Aunties say I’m housebroken, come when I’m called, am learning commands (I already know to sit nicely for a treat) and I want to learn more. Mom and Dad say that everything is my favorite thing to do, especially if it means running in the yard and playing with the Goldens. Why I like them so much that I kiss them on their noses. (I kiss Mom on her nose too. I’m a bit of a character!)
Long walks are a treat for an active pup like me. And I am definitely am a social guy. I do take a while to warm up to new people. So learning to trust is very important — and something you need to be willing to work on with me. Once I trust you though I’m a very affectionate and loving pup who is also very sweet and very social.
Dad says I’m handsome, energetic and fit. (I think he said ‘buff’ but I think that means fit) And like most youngsters, I need to have an outlet for my energy. Walks and playing in the yard are just perfect for me.
I would love to have my own family, and must have a doggy brother or sister (or both) and if they are bigger pups that’s even better! So if you are an experienced dog owner, have patience, and are looking for a best friend who will give lots of kisses, I am the dog for the job. And I am ready to begin my next assignment.
I’ll be watching for your application and hope that we can meet soon,
Tail wags and cuddles.
Thankful and Tenacious Toby
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?)
I love to run and jump and love to go for walks; when I do, I have a certain bounce in my step. (I think that shows I’m really happy, which, since I’m a furkid, I am!) I also like to go for rides in the car (I’m a good co-pilot!), lounge in the sun and cuddle on your lap.
Mom says I know some commands like sit, stay and come and I’m eager to learn even more! And she says I’m very gentle taking treats – but not very gentle with tennis balls. That’s why I’m the champion tennis ball de-fuzzer in our house (and I have a lot of competition!)
When it’s time to go to bed, I can sleep anywhere as long as it’s on top of you, under the covers or next to you. I never like to be too far away. Of course, being a gentleman I’m also housebroken.
Mom says I’m an adorable, eager, energetic, funny and loyal little guy. I do have one kind of unique way about me. You see I need to be the one to approach people, as opposed to having them come up to me or try to grab and hold me. (As you can imagine, I’m so cute that people always want to hug me and pick me up! That makes me very nervous until I know the people! Once I do, I make up for it with lots of kisses and cuddles.) I am also initially kind of nervous in new situations, but if you give me a little while to take it all in, I go back to being my adorable self.
I really like to be held and petted by big people but I’m unsure with little ones, so my forever home should be just adults. And I really need someone who understands dog behavior and has had lots of that in the past. Mom calls that ‘an experienced home’.
So if you are a savvy dog person, have another furkid to be my companion and are looking for a sweet, cuddly, loyal and very handsome bichon who is willing to be your best friend and companion ever, please ask for me.
Tail wags and prances
Beloved and Bodacious Boomer