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

Please read the ENTIRE bio to make sure the dog you are interested in is the right fit. When we say “needs another furkid”, that’s not negotiable. Most of our pups do!

Riley Riley
Female – Adult
My name is Remarkable Riley and I’m a sweet and somewhat shy little gal who is an amazing companion and supreme snuggler! I’m affectionate, gentle and love to be near my people (but I am never intrusive.) My foster Mom says I have puppy dog eyes that look at you with love, a tail that wags happily —and that I show how grateful I am every day and in every way. (More about that later.) Read more »
Charlie Charlie
Male – Young
My name is Charlie and I’m an adorable little malti-poo (that’s a Maltese poodle mix) who is long on cuteness and a bit of a rascal. I’m only 9 pounds of fluff (and 5 years old) who was surrendered by my family as they were too busy to work with or train me. My foster Mom and Dad are really terrific and are working very hard to help me become a canine good citizen… Read more »
Kipper Kipper
Male – Young
I’m Kipper the Keeper and I’m a special little guy! My foster dad says I’m a silly, playful, and VERY happy little pup who is one year old and LOVES action. I create action, I respond to action and I enjoy action. Whether it’s other pups or people, either make my day – as long as we can play and be active together! And if it’s dogs AND people, well then I smile and smile and smile! I’m also good with those funny creatures called cats. Read more »
Tony Tony
Male – Young
My name is Tony the Terrific and I’m a lover and a keeper! I’m an adorable three-year-old Bichon mix, weighing about 12 pounds, who looks up at you with big brown eyes and an expression that says I love you. Mom says I’m a sweet and very cuddly boy who is eager to please and loves nothing more than to snuggle as close as I can. (I also give lots of doggy kisses.) Read more »
Cody Cody & Crosby
Young Males
We are Cody and Crosby, a bonded pair of boys lovingly known as the Dynamic Duo. Our Mom says we are handsome and happy bichons who are also the best of friends. Both of us are friendly, VERY affectionate, gentle and incredibly sweet! We are energetic, yet calm, and as loving as any two pups can possibly be. Dad says that whoever meets us will fall in love instantly! Read more »
Crosby
Jamie Jamie
Male – Young
I’m Joyful, Grateful Jamie, a white fluff of a boy of one (well I will be fluffy again once my hair grows in!), and a long-legged guy with a darling face who can run like the wind. I’m athletic, energetic, loving, silly, sweet and smart. Dad says that’s a great combination!Read more »
Ringo Ringo
Male – Young
My name is Ringo and I am a very handsome and happy Bichon mix of about three. You can see from my picture that I have beautiful white hair that is growing back in and black button eyes. I’m great with dogs (of all sizes) those funny creatures called cats and I truly like people! Read more »
Gatsby Gatsby
Male – Young
My name is Gatsby and I’m a dashing and adorable bichon boy of six (years, that is!) weighing in at only 11 pounds and am a pretty famous and very lucky boy. Let’s start with why I’m famous and lucky. Until the other day, I was living on the street. I had these “ginormous” tumors on my face and body! Read more »
Annie Annie & Savannah
Female – Seniors
We’re Amiable, Adorable Annie and Striking, Smiling Savannah —and we are delighted to meet you! We are a bonded pair, ages 13 and 12, who enjoy each other’s company yet have very different personalities. Read more »
Savannah
Huckleberry Huckleberry & Heidi
Male & Female – Seniors
We are Heavenly Heidi and Huggable Huck —and we are quite the pair! Our story is both heartwarming and (a bit) heartbreaking but we are two very deserving bichons. Read more »
Heidi
Casey Casey
Male – Young
I’m Casey and I’m a handsome bichon mix of 5 (years, that is), weighing 15 pounds 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 rescues him. Read more »
Abbie Abbie
Female – Adult
My name is Adorable Abbie and I do my best to live up to that each and every day! Mom says I’m a sweet, loving and mellow bichon girl of about 12 (but act like I’m half that age!), weighing about 17 pounds, and that I’m just as affectionate as I can be. (You see I have already worked my charm on her – and I wasn’t even trying very hard!) Read more »

Recently Arrived – Southern California

 

Casey Ringo Charlie Abbie
Casey
Male – Young
Available
Ringo
Male – Young
Available
Charlie
Male – Young
Available
Abbie
Female – Adult
Available
Presley Tony Riley Jamie
Presley
Male – Young
Available
Tony
Male – Young
Available
Riley
Female – Adult
Available
Jamie
Male – Young
Available
Kipper Gatsby
Kipper
Male – Young
Available
Gatsby
Male – Young
Available

Recently Arrived – Northern California

Chloe Zena
Chloe
Female – Adult
Available
Zena
Female – Adult
Adoption Pending

New Mom and FurPup, Available in November

Zoe Zippy
Zoe
Young Mom
Zippy
Male

Bonded Pairs

Huckleberry Huckleberry & Heidi

Senior Male & Female
Southern California

Available

Heidi
Annie Annie & Savannah

Senior Females
Southern California

Available

Savannah
Cody Cody & Crosby

Young Males
Southern California

Available

Crosby