Bichon Furkids News

Bichon FurKids Rescue News

“Making a Difference in a Dog’s Life”

Editor’s note: The most wonderful part of rescuing pups is knowing that we can make a difference –
and a BIG difference- in their lives. And the greatest reward is when we are able to place them in
forever homes with amazing adopters.

Flag Waving Fur Kid
Hello Bichon Lovers,
Welcome to our end of summer 2019 newsletter, as we enjoy the last few weeks of a belated heatwave and head excitedly to the 2019 Bichon Bash.

We just completed the photo contest for our 2020 Calendar. I truly believe the pups get cuter every year and our FurKid moms and dads do an even better job capturing those pups being who and what they are. The calendars will be ready by the Bash and we are excited to share them with you.
Our cover article features Alvin, one of our recently rescued FurKids. Alvin suffered from a condition that has become more commonplace in bichons. We hope that Alvin’s story will help you to see that there are some amazing treatments, procedures and specialists who provide unique services to help our furkids. Alvin’s article starts on page 1.

We know that there are a number of our adopters who are living alone with a FurKid or two (or three.) As a result of an experience that happened last summer to one of our adopters and her FurKid, we did some research —and wanted to share information about a service that may be of interest to you. Please read the article on page 4 and share it with anyone you think may want, or need, to know about the service.

This summer we have experienced an unprecedented number of seniors being surrendered and/or dumped in local shelters. Bichon FurKids has a special program, Forever Foster, which was initiated in 2010. It provides for ‘special needs’ pups – and we have recently expanded it to address more dogs in need. We truly need your donations to enable us to help these deserving pups. The article on page 5 describes our program. We welcome any and all questions and suggestions about the program.
You can email or text me.

Lastly, if you were unable to join us for the Bash in May, we hope we will see you next month for the Fall Bichon Bash! We are adding more baskets to the raffle and more ‘goodies’ to the program. If you registered in May, you will be receiving an email confirming your registration. If you have not yet registered, info on how to register is on page 6.

The love, support and generosity of our Bichon FurKids community is what keeps us going. The photos and updates you share with us keep us smiling and working to save more FurKids. Your support helps us over those bumpy roads. Please keep those photos and updates coming as we really DO want to hear from you!

So please sit back and enjoy our newsletter. Click on the link below and read it online — or print it out for reading offline.

August 2019 Newsletter
All the best,
Marti, Judy and the Editorial Team of Bichon FurKids 
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and updates on our FurKids. You will find us at And for those of you who make recurring donations to Bichon FurKids, we appreciate your support and promise you it is used only for the care of our FurKids!


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