Welcome!

Every week a number of furkids become part of Bichon FurKids. They are in foster care - and some are not yet listed on our web site. While these little ones are living in homes with their foster families, these new FurKids are receiving lots of love, learning how to walk on leashes, ride in cars, frolic in the grass - and experiencing being around children, other dogs and sometimes cats! Our goal is for them to become the very best dogs that they can be - and to find their Forever Homes as soon as they are ready.

We add new FurKids to our family each week - so please check back often.

And remember, the first step to adopt any of our FurKids is to complete our Adoption Application - and then to schedule your home safety check.

Happy Adoptions

 

                                          The Spring Bichon Bash is Coming! Save the Date

Bash Fur Kid

Spring Bichon Bash

May 17th 10am -3pm

Irvine Animal Care Shelter

 

                                                 Stay tuned for updates and more information. To receive your invitation, please email

 

Our Special Angels

Each month a very special little angel comes into rescue – a little bichon whose needs are greater than the others. Each of these little angels has a special story to tell and is an inspiration for those of us that rescue and love them.

Three years ago this month, a very special little angel named Nicholas became a FurKid. His story is probably the most dramatic rescue for Bichon FurKids yet. “Nicky” was hit by a car, dragged behind it and thrown into a dumpster to die. His will to survive, however, was so strong that Nicky cried out – and a homeless man with a huge heart found him and called animal control. The story that follows is a unique and very special one.

Click here to see and hear Nicky’s story in his special feature. Maybe you will be the forever family this special angel deserves and is waiting to meet.

 

 

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Like us on Facebook to be in the "know" about the latest news and updates about our furkids. Currently we have more than 4000 friends who post pictures, testimonials, and updates on their furkids and bichons who are not furkids, too! Don't forget to share and continue promoting our organization so that we can continue rescuing more and more bichons & bichon mixes. Thanks again for all your support.

 

 

 

Bichon FurKids Rescue News

Loving FurKid“Making a Difference in a Dog's Life”

Hi Bichon Lovers,

Welcome to our April 2014 newsletter. Our cover story is about a very special little FurKid named Tommy! He is a little guy who had a pretty rocky road – from a young pup living on the street, being adopted, living happily with that family for 5 years then ‘given’ to a neighbor. For the next six years Tommy lived outdoors with a canine buddy who was a retriever. One day Tommy and the retriever left their yard ‘to explore the world.’ Fortunately Tommy ‘encountered’ a BFK volunteer along the way. She averted tragedy by catching Tommy before a car hit him – and then encouraging his owner to relinquish him and the other dog. Tommy became a FurKid soon thereafter and has touched a number of hearts, including Adoptive Mom, Cathy, who chronicled his story.

All of our FurKids love their ‘blankies’ which are lovingly made by our Junior Volunteers. Please enjoy the photo and smiles of Girl Scout Troup 1774. They did a great job!

We have two special events this month too. Bichon FurKids will be attending Pet Expo April 25-27th at the OC Fairgrounds. It’s the world’s largest pet and pet products expo – and a great opportunity to meet fellow volunteers and see amazing products. BFK will be in booth 1035 and the hours are: Friday, April 25 10 to 6, Saturday, April 26 10 to 7 and Sunday, April 27 10 to 6. Please contact Anabelle Cabrera, BFK Chair for Pet Expo, if you can help! It’s a lot of fun and very rewarding. Her email address is .

For those of you who live in San Diego county and like to walk with your FurKid, there is a Walk-A-Thon on April 26th in North County. The walk is from 9-12:00 and you can walk either for 1.5 or 3 miles. Please register at www.tricitymed.org/walkathon. We’d love to have you walk with us.

Please mark May 17th on your calendar and save the date. That is our Spring Bichon Bash which is held at the Irvine Animal Care Center. We hope that you will join us for a day of fun and entertainment. This year we are featuring a number of new games. Have you ever played Pin the Tail on a Bichon? It’s not to be missed! And there is a beautiful wall hanging called Bichon Sweetness that will be available for auction at the Bash. You can see and read about it in our newsletter, too. If you did not receive an invitation, please email and we will be certain to send one to you.

So please sit back and enjoy our newsletter. It is filled with photos of you and your FurKids. See who you recognize and please continue to send us your photos throughout the year! Click on the link below and read it online -- or print it out for reading offline.

http://bichonfurkids.org/files/attachments/bichon/News/2014newsletterApril.pdf

Marti, Judy and the Editorial Team of Bichon FurKids

P.S. Please like us on Face Book to be in the ‘know’ about the latest news and updates on our FurKids. You will find us at http://www.facebook.com/bichonfurkids. 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!

 

Foster, Please

Scoobie, Ricky and Ella

Fostering is the lifeblood for all rescue organizations, as it allows us to save lives and give those little fluffs we rescue a loving and safe home in which to transition. At Bichon FurKids, we can only rescue a bichon when we have a foster home ready and willing to embrace him or her.

 

Learn more about our Foster program and let us know if you want to become a Foster Mom or Dad. Email , please.

 

 

Please Rescue Us!

See All the Dogs

 

As our economy continues its roller coaster ride, more and more furkids are entering rescue each week.

Please visit our Available Dogs page to see all the furkids in need of forever homes. 

 

 

 

Junior Volunteers

Snowball_blanketsSee our Jr. Volunteers in action making soft personalized fleece blankets for FurKids like Snowball to enjoy!! We would like to thank and honor all the volunteers who dedicate their time and heart into these thoughtful gifts.

If you would like to become a Jr. Volunteer and help with this project, please email

 

 

 

 

A Word About Hair

Bichons and Bichon mixes need to be groomed regularly. When not tended to, their hair (not fur) tends to grow very long and then mat if not brushed or combed. The kindest thing we can do, when we take in a dog in this condition, is to shave it down. 

In a matter of weeks, beautiful, white, healthy hair will grow. So, if you see a dog that's available and it's a little short on hair... know that it will be a beautiful white, fluffy, haired darling within a few weeks.  Read Ace's story.

 

 

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