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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!

Visit our Available Dogs page to see all the dogs we have in foster care.



Hello World!Yogi
My name is Yogi and I’m a handsome, cute and adorable bichon of two who is also known as a cuddly munchkin. I have a twinkle in my eye, a little mischief in my heart, hop like a little bunny and am a lover. Did I mention that I’m a happy-go-lucky boy who is housebroken (I know how to use the doggy door!) and loves to go for walks. And to be massaged and brushed.

I’m a good listener and a great companion! I like to be wherever Mom is – but I am not intrusive. If I can lie nearby, that is fine. If I can be in or near her lap… well, that is even better!!! I always want to please and am respectful.

Did I mention that I’m great with other dogs? Well, I am. I’m a very adaptable, lovable guy who has never met a dog I didn’t like (and I’m even good with the creatures called cats who live next door). I greet all doggy newcomers and their Moms and Dads. I go up to everyone and say ‘Hi’ and I go up to all the dogs to see who wants to play with me. I don’t know any strangers! I’m such a happy and well-adjusted little guy.

Mom says I am loving and fun to have around! I love children and they all know my name! They always want to pet me and I’m gentle with them too – but I’m usually busy running and playing with the other dogs so we don’t always get to hang out together.

YogiDid I mention that I’m playful? You see I love my stuffed toys. I like to carry them around gently, nibbling at their ears when I can, then taking them to my bed to keep me company. When I’m with other dogs I’m as content as I can be! Today my Mom introduced me to another small dog – and we played until we were exhausted. Whew! That’s a lot of work!

The other thing Mom wants you to know is that I have these amazing eyes and smile a lot!

My Ideal Home:
*Someone home most of the time
*Another active, playful dog around my age
*Kids over 7

Experience level:
*Have had dogs as an adult

I am just a cute and fun-loving little bichon who wants to cuddle, please, play and has a great big loving heart. If I sound like the kind of furkid that you are looking for, please fill out an application and ask for me, as I am looking to share my days and nights as someone’s very special buddy.

Tail wags, kisses and cuddles,
Yummy, Youthful Yogi
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Greetings Everyone!Casey
I’m Casey and I’m a handsome bichon mix of 5 (years, that is), weighing 12 lbs and with quite a story to tell! In the story, our hero (that’s me) gets lost (and is hit by a car) then a good Samaritan drives by and rescues him. He is taken to a scary place called a shelter. But our hero is a very lucky guy and the nice people at Bichon FurKids decide to help our hero (yes, that’s me!) because he needs to recover from his injuries.

So they help the hero get the right medication and to start him on the road to a full recovery. Now, can you guess the next part of the story, right? Well at that point our hero—oh, forget it, you know that I mean “me” goes to a wonderful foster home where he is loved and cared for, recovers and receives lots of love. Then he, I mean, I get to find a forever home and live happily ever after! Hooray!

Even though I had kind of a difficult journey so far, my foster Mom says I believe in keeping a cheerful outlook on life. I’m friendly with other dogs and even those finicky creatures called cats, cuddly, housebroken (and that’s no typo!), know the doggy door and am waiting to get the word that I can play! Mom says I have the cutest way of humming (I call it talking) and I don’t have that thing that a lot of bichons have called separation anxiety – and am always happy to see Mom when she comes home. (That always makes her smile, which makes me very happy, too!)
Casey
Dad says I’m sweet and a bit shy at first, love to go on walks and I’m totally ‘chill’ in the car. I feel so much better now, have been waiting to heal thoroughly and want to play just like any other pup. And I can’t wait until I have a yard of my own to explore. I’m sure that I’m just like all the other furkids (except a bit more special according to Mom.)

My Ideal Home:
*Someone home most of the time
*Another dog or two who like to play and want canine companionship
*Ok with cats
*Kids over 10

Experience level:
*Had dogs as an adult
*Recent/current dog experience

So if you’re interested in a great guy who is filled with promise, likes to cuddle and greets every pup, big or small, like an old friend well then you will definitely be interested in meeting me- because I’m all of those things!!

I promise to be the very best companion you could ever hope for and you can help me write the ending of the story where the hero rides off into the sunset with a love song playing in the background.)

Bichon kisses and wags,
Cute, Calm and Capable Casey
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Hi People! Mikey
My name is Marvelous Mikey and I’m a happy, sweet and sometimes silly little puppy who is 6 weeks old and weighs 2 1/2 pounds. I have beautiful and VERY fluffy black and white hair, am quite the cuddler and love to explore — but I always keep my puppy brother and sister in sight. Mom says I’m a bit of a roly-poly love bug who is also quieter than my siblings. I literally look before I leap. On the other hand, I was the first one to find my way out of the “puppy pool” and the biggest of our litter.

Dad says I can be a bit more dependent on my mom, Molly, and will search for her when I’m in an unfamiliar situation. I guess you could say I’m not as rambunctious generally as my siblings. However, I’m one who LOVES cuddling and LOVES to be talked to. Why I can fall asleep in your arms and stay there quite happily. Then, the next minute, I can get up and rumble and play with puppy brother and sister.

I love people and love to give and receive attention to everyone. Besides being a champion cuddler, I love to play, play, play – and sleep, sleep, sleep. That’s because I’m a little puppy! I’m learning to be housebroken and am showing how smart I am every day! Like all young pups, I need more training and would love to have a forever family that will learn right along with me.Mikey

My Ideal Home:
*Someone home most of the time – not gone longer than 2 hours at a time
*Another active, playful YOUNG dog
*Kids over 7

Experience level:
*Have owned a dog as an adult
*Recent/current dog experience
*Recent puppy experience a big plus

Mom and Dad say that if you are ready to fall in love with a silly little guy who has TONS of promise and lots of charisma (I don’t know what that is, but apparently it’s a good thing.) then, please complete our adoption application and ask for me.

Tail wags and kisses,
Magical, Marvelous Mikey
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Hi Everybody! Monty
My name is Mischievous Monty and I’m a happy, adorable and silly puppy who is 6 weeks old and weighs 2 pounds. I have beautiful and VERY fluffy black and white hair topped with brown eyebrows, like to explore (and am also showing that I like to dig!) and have the cutest way of hopping when I walk. Mom says I’m not quite as independent as my sister Maddie nor am I quite as dependent as my brother Mikey but somewhere in between.

Dad says I’m pretty smart. He says I have already figured out that an outstretched hand usually means there’s a belly rub attached – and I roll over to be sure that I get my share! I also like to rumble and play tug-of-war, especially with my puppy brother Mikey. (One of our favorite “toys” is this thing Mom calls a rug.)Monty

I love people and love to give and receive attention to everyone. Besides being a champion cuddler, I love to play, play, play – and sleep, sleep, sleep. That's 'cause I'm a little puppy! I’m learning to be housebroken and am showing how smart I am every day! Like all young pups, I need more training and would love to have a forever family that will learn right along with me.

My Ideal Home:
*Someone home most of the time – not gone longer than 2 hours at a time
*Another active, playful YOUNG dog
*Kids over 7

Experience level:
*Have owned a dog as an adult
*Recent/current dog experience
*Recent puppy experience a big plus

Mom and Dad say that if you are ready to fall in love with a silly little guy who has TONS of promise and lots of charisma (don’t know what that is, but apparently it’s a good thing) then, please complete our adoption application and ask for me.

Tail wags and kisses,
Mischievous and Magnetic Monty
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Hi Everyone,Petey
May I introduce myself, please? I’m precious, precocious and playful Petey and I’m three years old and tipping the scales at almost 10 pounds, My foster Mom says I have enormous, beautiful brown eyes and very white hair and am pretty much all puppy.

Being a FurKid has been the bestest experience of my life (so far!) and I’m learning how wonderful life can be. Each day is a new, great experience and opportunity for me to learn ‘things’. Mom says there are a ‘bunch’ of things that I have learned already. For example, I’m a really good communicator.

I have a variety of sounds that I make when I communicate. (Mom says my noises are pretty darn cute.) Sometimes I make this sound that would otherwise be called a ‘quack’ and you’d think I was a duck! (That’s pretty funny, isn’t it?) I also love to eat and when I see Mom in the kitchen and know I will be getting a meal, I do two things at once: I make another set of funny noises, then stand on my hind legs, facing the kitchen counter where she is preparing the food. I then look at her, stand on my back legs and put my paws on my chest. (Mom says I can stand like that for a long time, like a human!) I also jump around like a little cricket.

PeteyI’m great on a leash and also in the car. I love to give kisses, am working on being housebroken, love my long walks (I can do a mile with no problem!) and like meeting other dogs. In fact, I really like being part of a pack, so I can learn what to do –and not do. I’ve already learned a few things too like how to play this game called ‘fetch’ and ‘play ball’. I also like my toys (because I’m very puppy-like they don’t last for too long.)

Mom says I’m a bit of a spaz at times but I’m also able to relax and lay around. I like to lie next to her and let her tickle me. We are working on this thing called ‘cuddling’ and ‘snuggling’ as those are pretty new to me. Mom says I’ve learned to sit on her lap and lie behind her on her chair when she works. Those are recent experiences for me too.

I have some of this thing called ‘separation anxiety’ and will also let you know when I need space. On the other hand, I’m resilient, adaptable and want to please.

My Ideal Home:
*Someone home most of the time
*Another pup or two from whom I can learn
*Another active, playful dog
*Kids over 12

Experience level:
*Had dogs as an adult
*Recent/current dog experience
*Rescue dog experience a plus
*Experienced with behavioral issues

I’m hoping you will see that I have a lot of potential and I’m looking for someone who can help me reach it fully. In return, I will entertain you and reward you for your patience. A calm and loving family would be my dream come true.

Tail wags and lots of Bichon kisses,
Precious, Precocious and Playful Petey
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Hello World! Cammie
I’m Cammie, a beautiful and delicate Bichon-poodle mix of about ten who weighs 10 pounds and is a real “girlie girl!” (Dad agrees ‘cause I have him wrapped around my cute little paws.) Mom says I love people! Why, I think everyone I meet is going to be my new best friend.

I’m open to receiving love from everyone and have no hesitation. Big or small, I greet everyone with smiles and lots of tail wags! And if you sit down, I’ll sit in front of you, gently place my paws on your knee and let you know that I’m ready for some lovin’, snuggles or a cuddle or two (or more if I can get them!)

Mom wants you to know that I am not a couch potato though. When you give me a chance to go for a walk or a ride you can see the enjoyment on my face and in every move I make. Why I do my happy dance when Mom gets my leash out (!) and I go happily into the car because I love going with Mom on what she calls ‘errands.’ I think of them as ‘adventures’ and we have lots of them together (because being a FurKid is great!)

CammieDad says I appreciate my daily walks because I enjoy catching up on the neighborhood news. And I would love a yard because I enjoy nothing better than a good back scratching roll in the grass. I’m also very polite and patient. Of course, I’m housebroken and a smart girl who wants to please, always.

My doggy foster sister says that I love to play – but she’s a bit too old to want to engage with me. That doesn’t mean I’m not raring to go and looking for a playmate. Will you be the one? I promised to enjoy every second.

Mom thinks I would do well in almost any home and if there were maybe kids who could play with me and another dog that would be nice too! She says I am probably ok as the only furkid because I don’t have that thing called separation anxiety—but I do truly love having my people around.

My Ideal Home:
*Someone home most of the time
*People who like to walk and go for rides
*Another dog for a companion and playmate
*A family of my own
*Kids over 7

Experience level:
*Had dogs as an adult
*Recent/current dog experience

So if you are looking for that special girl, look no further…here I am. Ask for Cammie and let’s take a walk, a ride and then do some cuddlin’!

Your best friend-in-waiting,
Congenial, Charming and Companionable Cammie
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Hello New Friends, Timmy
My name is Timmy the Terrific (a bit of a big name for a little guy) and I’m an affectionate, friendly, happy and SWEET (in capital letters) bichon poodle mix of three or four who is also a very winsome and lucky pup. My Mom says I’m one of the biggest lovers she has ever met – and that says a lot!

Before I became a FurKid I was living on the street, then in a shelter where there were five other dogs in my ‘cage.’ I’m a pretty gentle guy and a lover, not a fighter, so I went without meals or much attention. My hair was really matted and I wasn’t feeling good at all!

Now I have a foster Mom who takes me on walks, rides in the car, a doggy foster brother for company, I get lots of petting and (best of all) have a lap to cuddle in. Mom calls me her ‘lap blanket’ and says I lie very still and gaze up at her with big brown eyes filled with love and admiration! That makes me just about the happiest little pup in the world!Timmy

I’m amazingly friendly and trusting – and pretty smart too! I mastered the doggy door very quickly, learned that I could go in (and out) of a crate (and not be afraid), I’m housebroken and like everyone I meet. She says I’m a natural ‘meeter-and-greeter! I view my walks as opportunities to meet new people and pups! In fact, I view everyone as a new best friend.

My BFK Aunties say I’m well behaved, listen and want to please. I’m also really SWEET all the time! I’m naturally good-natured, friendly and a people pleaser!

I could stand to put on a few pounds as I’m still pretty thin (13 pounds at the moment) and you can see that I will be a very handsome guy when my hair grows in. (The shelter shaved me ‘to the bone’ but my hair is coming in soft and white.)

My Ideal Home will include:
*Someone who is home most of the time
*Wants a Velcro pup for a best friend
*Has a more relaxed home environment (but I’m not a couch potato!)
*No other furkid is necessary but I can share if there is one

Experience level:
*Someone who has had dogs as an adult
*An adopter with recent/current dog experience

So if you are looking for a little love of a guy who is loving, laid back, attentive, easy-going and always sweet, please complete our application as I am waiting to meet you.

Tail wags and cuddles,
Timmy the Terrific
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