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!

Romeo Romeo
Male – Young
My name is Romeo and, as you can probably tell, I’m a lover (that’s how I got my name!) and a keeper! Besides being very handsome, I’m sweet, affectionate, loving, and devoted. I’m a little guy (weighing about 12 pounds) who is as friendly as I am sweet. Read more »
Lulu Lulu
Female – Adult
My name is Little Lulu and Mom says I’m a very sweet and delightful bichon girl of about nine. She says I am nine pounds of love and adorableness- a little girl with a darling face and even more beauty inside! Read more »
Leo Leo
Male- Puppy
My name is Little Leo and I’m a little scrapper of a puppy, four months old and five pounds of love with a sweet personality and a happy smile. I enjoy playing tug of war, chasing a ball, stealing toys from my siblings and getting them to play with me. Read more »
Laci Laci
Female – Puppy
Adoption Pending
My name is Laci and I’m a dainty little girl puppy, four months old and five pounds of love with beautiful black eyes and a black nose. While I may be dainty I can ‘run with the big pups’. I’m definitely not a wallflower or just a pretty face! Read more »
Liam Liam
Male- Puppy
My name is Liam and I’m an energetic, agile, curious, loving and SMART puppy of four months — eight pounds of love with a sweet personality and a happy smile. My foster parents say I’m a darling little guy who loves other dogs and loves to learn new things! Read more »
Lindy Lindy
Female – Young
I’m a precious little pup named Lindy who is a dainty and delicate little girl. My foster Mom says I’m a gentle, tender, shy, loving and sensitive little fluff of only one (year that is) who tips the scale at 8.9 pounds and loves to cuddle with people of all sizes. Read more »
Hobie Hobie
Male – Young
My name is Hobie and I’m a darling, handsome and happy little bichon boy of four (and almost 13 pounds soaking wet) who smiles (yes I do!) and talks with my eyes! (Mom says I’m very communicative!) Dad says I’m a little love – and that, in turn, I love everyone! Read more »
Tipper Tipper
Male – Young
I’m Tipper the Terrific, a darling Bichon Havanese of about three (years, that is) who weighs about 14 pounds soaking wet. My foster mom says that good things come in smallish packages and I’m an incredibly cute ‘package.’ (Mom also says I am the sweetest little guy you could ever hope to meet.) Read more »

Recently Arrived – Southern California

Hobie Lulu Jeffy Bodhi
Hobie
Male – Young
Available
Lulu
Female – Adult
Available
Jeffy
Male – Young
Available
Bodhi
Male – Young
Available
Bailey Tipper Romeo Smokey
Bailey
Male – Young
In Training
Tipper
Male – Young
Available
Romeo
Male – Young
Available
Smokey
Male – Young
Adoption Pending

Recently Arrived – Northern California

Snowy Petey Toffee Disco
Snowy
Male – Adult
Available
Petey
Male – Young
Available
Toffee
Male – Young
Available
Disco
Male – Young
Available

Recently Arrived Mother and FurPups, Born November 2019

Lindy Liam Laci Leo
Lindy
Young Mom
Available
Liam
Male
Available
Laci
Female
Adoption Pending
Leo
Male
Available