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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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Hi People! Dixie
My name is Darling Dixie, and I am a tiny little girl of about 9 lbs, and a year old. I have a soft white coat (hair, not fur!) that is growing back and a smile on my face. My ‘aunties’ at BFK think I’m a mix of Bichon and cuteness. And just like my name, I am a little, sparkling, mischievous creature who will make you smile.

I am having a wonderful time with my foster family. I love my Mom and Dad and am a very happy little pup. I also LOVE to play with toys. Mom says I walk around the house with my favorite toy (which changes from day to day and time to time). And I’m really good at playing my version of fetch. If you throw a ball, I’ll go get it, then hold it in my mouth and smile at you. Your ‘job’ is to ‘engage’ me and get me to give it up. It’s so much fun. Besides that, though, if you ask me what my favorite toy is, I will say it’s you! My heart belongs to people (and there isn’t a lap I wouldn’t love.)

Dixie Even though I’m full of energy, I know how to behave like the very good girl that I am! I enjoy going on walks where I can experience ‘the great outdoors’, smell the smells, and meet people. I’m super friendly with everyone I meet too. Dad says I’m already housebroken and am REALLY good when it comes to letting them know! Now that’s impressive! I’m also learning commands (this is pretty new to me) and learning about things like ‘steps’ (Trying to figure out how to go up and down has been a new experience!) When we take a trip in the car though, now that’s my thing! I like to look out the window and don’t make a peep. And at bedtime, I can sleep any where~in a crate, in my bed or on your bed with you!

I’m definitely a snuggler and cuddler who loves tummy rubs (and head rubs, ear rubs, under the chin rubs!) I like sitting next to you or in your lap (even if you are working on the computer!) Mom says I just love being with my ‘special person’ and will follow you wherever you go.

All in all I’m just a very easy and loving little pup… almost! You see there are two things you should know about me. I’m a bit of a picky eater. Mom says when I eat my kibble, I clearly knows which flavored bits I like and which ones I don’t, LOL. And while I’m still a puppy Mom does not recommend me for young children. I can be a bit bossy and want my way so I need training and people who will enforce structure and order. Older children are fine though.

So if you think you have room in your house (and your heart) for a teeny little ball of fluff who loves to play and cuddle, just ask for me. If you have another little FurKid, that would be nice, too, so I can learn from him or her and have a canine companion!

Tail wags and cuddles,
Delicate and Delightful Dixie
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Hello World, Maddie
My name is Magical and Mellow Maddie – and I’m a darling and delicate little bichon mix who weighs only 8.5 pounds and is about 4 years old (that’s in people years, you know). You probably noticed that my hair has been shaved (by the shelter people) so it’s quite short now – but I will be a white fluffy girl again soon. Despite the haircut, my foster mom says that I’m about as cute as can be, get along well with people and am very loving. Sometimes she calls me her shadow because I like to follow her wherever she goes.

Mom says I’m happy to be by your side, sit quietly while you work, read or eat. I especially like to sit in laps and promise to keep you warm and cozy during cold winter days and nights. I do a lot of things really well including (ta dah!) the Bichon pattycake. That’s where I wave my front paws in the air as cute as can be and ‘pump’ them longer than you might expect! That makes everyone around me smile! Did I mention that I like belly rubs? Well, actually I don’t like them. I LOVE them! And when I get belly rubs I actually close my eyes and sigh. It’s true! I’m in total bliss!

Dad says I love to run up the stairs and jump onto the bed like I have lived here all of my life. There is no doubt that I warm up very quickly to people, kids, and other dogs, and will attach myself just as well to my forever family.

Maddie I’m housebroken too (no typo there!), good on a leash and love to go for a ride in the car to Fosters Freeze to get ice cream with my doggy foster brothers. They are pretty independent and not inclined to play with me, so I entertain myself. I do kind of like having them around, though, when Mom and Dad are not here ‘cause they hels me to not feel alone.

Mom and Dad agree that I’m a wonderful and beautiful little package of love that will bring pure devotion to the lucky person that adopts me (aw, shucks!) and that only the most special family will be right for me! That family will need to be around a lot as I love company – and a doggy brother or sister or human brother or sister would be nice, too!

So, if you are looking for a little lovebug to share your home and lap, please complete our application and ask for me. I’ll be waiting to meet you.

Tail wags and lots of cuddles,
Magical and Mellow Maddie
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Hi There Everybody, Bailey
I’m Bailey, a handsome Bichon boy who is mellow, quiet, affectionate and beyond all that silly puppy nonsense. I’m more a man of the world, about nine or ten, who is known for loving his walks, enjoying his belly rubs and being a good companion.

Mom says I have managed to maintain all the charms of being a Bichon, so don’t think that this boy is past his prime by any means. That being said, I suppose I should mention that I am, of course, housebroken and love all the things that Bichons do: like treats, cuddles, and especially naps. And in return for all those good things I am a wealth of quiet affection.

Before I became a FurKid I lived with a couple. We thought we would grow old together – but they grew old and didn’t maintain their health. So they went to a place called Heaven and the family took me to a place called a shelter. It was there that I languished and wondered if I would ever find a person of my own again… and then I got lucky and became a FurKid. Bailey

My BFK Aunties say I am being modest. They say I can be sweet curious, funny, and playful. On the other hand I can also be a bit of a couch potato, not really into super strenuous activity – but I do like and enjoy my walks! I’m also perfectly happy roaming leisurely around the back yard. And while my eye sight and hearing are not what they were when I was a youngster, my heart still beats for love and attention. Oh, and I also am well mannered: I don’t jump up on couches, beds etc. I asked to be picked up. That applies to stairs too but I’m a lean 15 pounds thanks to my foster Mom.

I’m hoping that you who can appreciate the qualities of a beautiful adult Bichon – and will enfold me in your life. I have so much love and companionship to give. And I can be an only fellow, too.

If I sound like the buddy you’ve been looking for, and you have a quiet home that we can share, please ask for me!

Tail wags and cuddles,
Breezy Bailey
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Hello World, Pee Wee
I’m your pint-sized, pocket pal named Pee Wee. I’m a portable fella who tips the scales at only six pounds! I have white coat, big brown eyes and Mom says I look like I’m smiling.

I’m an amazingly sweet and gentle boy who is learning that the world can be a safe and kind place after all. Mom says I bring out ‘maternal instincts’ in her and other people. She says I’m so little that she wants to hold me close to her heart. (I think that’s a pretty good place to be, too!) There is no doubt that I’m an adoring, tiny and sometimes silly little guy – and one who is very appreciative, too.

Before I came to Mom’s house, I was lonely and scared! My hair was a tangled mess, with stickers scratching my skin and I was very, very thin. I had not been well cared for during the first eight or nine years of my life but Bichon FurKids could see the sweetness in my soul – and knew that I deserved a second chance. Now my hair is soft, shiny and white, I have nutritious food to eat and I’m clean, safe and warm. And I have furkid brothers and sisters around me. It feels so wonderful to be safe and warm – and to have other little ones like me. That makes me feel better and better!

Pee Wee It’s true that I’m very calm and mellow but I’m definitely not a couch potato. You should see me play with toys. I shake them and shake them until my whole body radiates joy! I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my walks (and trot along very happily on a leash.) I’m also a perfect passenger in the car (ready to start a new adventure when we arrive.) I guess you’d say I’m a natural when it comes to going for walks or rides.

Did I mention that I’m housebroken (and go to the door to let Mom know to let me out), eager to please and sensitive to direction and tone. My Aunties think I may not have had a lot of lovin’ in my life before now so it takes me a little while to warm up and trust. Once I do, though, I am willing to be your shadow and bestest friend in the universe. I only ask that you are gentle with me and help me to feel safe. Mom says I respond to kindness and trust and bond very quickly.

Best of all I love to snuggle in bed or on the couch, under the covers or anywhere I can be close to my special person. Oh and when I want to be picked up, I stand on my hind legs and do a great little dance to let Mom know I’m ready to be in her arms!

What I really need now is a forever family who is looking for a great little guy who is loving, cuddly, fun, smart and cute. Oh and with big brown eyes that smile and look deeply into your soul.

So if you are ready for a great little guy who wants to be all yours, then please ask for me – I’m portable, playful and ready to be yours!

Perceptive and Persuasive Pee Wee

PS Please no small children as I’m so little myself!
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Hello Everyone, Missy
My name is Missy and I’m a darling and delicate little bichon mix who weighs only 9 pounds and is about seven or eight (that’s in people years, you know). My foster mom says that I’m about as cute as can be, get along well with people and am very loving. Sometimes she calls me her shadow because I like to follow her wherever she goes.

Dad says that I’m a very good listener and a great snuggler too! I like to play with toys (especially squeaky ones!) and know how to play Fetch. Dad says I actually bring the ball back, too! How’s that for being SMART? I also love to just sit on your lap, snuggle and be petted (and maybe even catch a few winks.) Mom says that I could stay there all day as I like to give and receive love. She says I’m a feminine little girl who is beautiful, sweet, loving and kind – and, most importantly, I really want to please! (Mom says that is an amazing combination!)

I do a lot of things really well including (ta dah!) the Bichon pattycake. That’s where I wave my front paws in the air as cute as can be and ‘pump’ them longer than you might expect! That makes everyone around me smile! Did I mention that I like belly rubs? Well actually I don’t like them. I LOVE them! And when I get belly rubs I actually close my eyes and sigh. It’s true! I’m in total bliss!

Missy When I first became a FurKid I had an awful infection in my skin. My former owners didn’t take particularly good care of me nor did they keep me very clean. That’s all clearing up now (thank goodness for doggy antibiotics) and my hair is growing in soft and white.

And since I became a FurKid I have been able to go on walks which I LOVE. I actually trot like a little pony. (Mom says that’s another cute thing that I do!) And I LOVE riding in the car. I sit quietly in my seat and, after a few minutes, I generally fall asleep until we arrive wherever it is we’re going.

My doggy foster brother is pretty independent so he’s not inclined to play with me, so I entertain myself. I do kind of like to have him around, though, when Mom and Dad are not here ‘cause he helps me to not feel alone.

I’m eager to please and quite smart so it doesn’t take me long to do everything just right. Well, I’m uncomfortable being around really big dogs. You can’t blame a little tiny girl for feeling that way, now can you?

Mom and Dad agree that I’m a wonderful and beautiful little package of love that will bring pure devotion to the lucky person that adopts me (aw, shucks!) and that only the most special family will be right for me! That family will need to be around a lot as I love company – and a doggy brother or sister or human brother or sister would be nice, too!

So, if you are looking for a little love bug to share your home and lap, please complete our application and ask for me. I’ll be waiting to meet you.

xoxoxoxo
Memorable and Mellow Missy
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Hello Everyone, Kiwi
I’m Kiwi and I’m delighted to meet you! My foster Mom says to tell you that I’m a cute, lovable, smart and happy little guy of three who is very puppy-like. I’m a bouncy little guy who likes to play with my toys all day, is smart and knows lots of commands. I understand words like ‘sit’, ‘stay’, ‘here and am happy to learn lots more! Mom says because I’m smart and learn quickly!

Mom says I also like yoga. Well, what she means is that I like when she does yoga! When she brings out her yoga mat I come over and roll around on it until she rubs my tummy – then I smile and let her continue with her workout.

I’m housebroken, do not mark (that is not a typo!) and I smile a lot. I LOVE to go for rides in the car and am very well-behaved. I do, however, still need to work on my ‘walking behavior.’ Being on a leash is pretty new to me so I need to continue my training.

Kiwi When Mom comes home from an errand I do the best Bichon Buzz she has ever seen, showing her how happy I am that she’s home! (Aw, gee, Mom! That’s quite a compliment because I know you’ve seen a lot of good Bichon buzzes!)

I’m a very grateful little guy who plays nicely with my doggy foster brothers and sisters and is naturally a very active little guy. Mom thinks I could be an ‘only’ and the world’s best companion as long as I have a pack leader for a Mom or Dad (or both.) There is no doubt that I want to please — and that I do best with structure and someone who I can trust to train me.

What I need now is someone who wants a loving companion, who enjoys going for rides, playing and snuggling. I need to practice walking and would benefit from training and guidance. Mostly I need someone who will be loving and consistent with me, train and work with me (Mom says I’m smart and want to please) and enjoy my happy spirit.

If that sounds like you, please tell my Aunties. I’ll be waiting to meet and greet you.

Tail wags and lots of love,
Kissable and Kooky Kiwi
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Hello New Friends! Nico
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). I also love meeting new dogs! 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 I think you have food or a treat.

Dad says I’m a quiet and loving little lap dog – but I’m not a couch potato! I have an endearing and curious nature, like to explore my environment and have bursts of energy and playfulness – but that snuggling is my specialty. Dad and Mom agree; one look at my cute little face and you will fall in love.

Once upon a time, I had a wonderful home with a Mom who loved and took care of me- and I was the happiest pup on earth. But one sad day, Mom went to Heaven and I was taken to the shelter, which was a pretty scary place for a mellow and gentle soul like me. Luckily, my BFK Aunties came and scooped me up, because they could see that I was a great guy who would make a wonderful companion.

Nico Now, I am a little bit older than the average guy you see on our website. In fact, I’m about 10 years young. But I am healthy and loving and cheerful- and little guys like me can have a really long life. Mom says that I like to go on short leash walks and to explore the yard. I also love car rides. Sometimes I curl up and sleep the whole way, and other times, I sit on my Dad’s lap and look out the window and grin.

At home, I’m the perfect buddy for a snuggle in front of the TV, or a little nap on the sofa. I’m a quiet, gentle guy who doesn’t cause any trouble at all. I stick right by my people and will even and will even nudge my little, wet nose against your legs just to make sure you know I am right there next to you! Mom says that having me around is like having a visit from an old friend, who fits right in.

So now I’m hoping that somebody out there is looking for a loving, gentle guy like me, to “fit right in” at their home. Do you think you and your family might have a place for me in your hearts? Do you have children or grandchildren you want to teach about unconditional love? I’m happy to help you do that! Could you help me write a happy ending to my story? If so, please write, just as soon as you can, and ask for Nico. I’ll be waiting with a smile and a loving look in my eyes.

Tail wags and bichon kisses,
Never-failing and Nobel Nico
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Hi People, Duncan
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. (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. ​(​Aw ​gee, thanks, Mom). I love to go on walks and rides in the car- and am always good natured. Mom​ says I​ look up at you with the most expressive brown eyes and always​ have a smile on my face!

My ​Dad says I’m an​ affectionate little ​guy​ who will follow you from room to room. I like to sit at your feet or in your lap. Being with ​(​and near you​)​ is important to me. I’m very interested in people because I was left alone so much before (more about that later)! And ​Dad​ wants you to know that I am a champion at playing fetch ( I’ll even bring the ball back – you tell me that isn’t special). At night I’m known to sleep as close as I can to my person​ ​- but I’m not intrusive! (Mom says I am a sound sleeper​ who sleeps​ in the ​B​ig ​P​eople​’​s bed all night long​,​ like the very good boy that I am.)

You will find me to be very enthusiastic about life! While I’m not much of a barker, I will let you know something is happening, I get along great with other furkids and people but because I’m a bigger guy, kids over 8 are best. And of course, like a true gentleman, I know how to use the doggie door and am housebroken.

Duncan Mom ​and Dad agree that ​I’m a very sweet boy who deserves a forever home where I can love and be loved. You see, I had a home once, but my first Mom and Dad traveled a lot and were rarely home. I spent many​, many​ many hours alone​–​ or ​was ​boarded at the vet’s office for weeks on end. I was very sad and lonely and didn’t get ​the kind of​ attention​ that a good bichon boy deserves!​ I would hope every day that they would come to see me​. In fact, ​every time someone walked by I would run to the front of my kennel hoping ​my owners​ had come for a visit, but they never did.

Since I became a furkid though, things have ​REALLY​ improved. I have a wonderful foster family who loves me and plays with me and gives me lots of attention. ​They have lots of bichons for me to play with and that’s fun, too!​ ​The ​only thing ​that ​is missing is that I want and deserve a family of my own. Could you be the one I have been looking for? If you are around most of the time​ and want the world’s best companion​ I will be happy to ​apply​​. ​Having a FurKid brother or sister​ (or two)​ would be fine too.

So if you are looking for a love of a guy who is sweet, mellow, ​cuddly​ and affectionate, then look no further. I​ ​​will ​be waiting to meet you ​with a smile on my face and a look that says I love you​!

Love, cuddles and supersized snuggles​,​
Dashing, ​Darling and Devoted​ Duncan​

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