We are excited to announce the adoption of our 2000th FurKid on May 15th. It is exciting and rewarding to know that we have helped so many -- and there are so many more who need us to rescue them.
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.
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.
Click here to learn more about our Foster program and let us know if you want to become a Foster Mom or Dad. Email , please.
As our economy continues it's roller coaster ride, more and more fur kids are entering rescue each week.
Please visit ourAVAILABLE DOGS page to see all the furkids in need of forever homes.
Bichon FurKids was recently able to talk about the need for rescuing bichons with Marie Hulett on PetPlace Radio.
Like us on facebook to be in the "know" about the latest news and updates about our furkids. Currently we have more than 2800 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.
“Making a Difference in a Dog's Life”
Hi Bichon Lovers,
Welcome to our April 2013 newsletter. We hope you and your FurKids are enjoying more daylight hours – are planning to be with us at some of the exciting events happening over the next month.
This is a very exciting year for Bichon FurKids. We look forward to announcing our 2000th adoption, made possible by your love for the breed and appreciation for our mission. Please read the article about Operation Rescue FurKid 2000. We hope to commemorate this exciting event at the Spring Bichon Bash. Please let us know if you have not received your Bash invitation so we can get one to you. (Email for your invite!)
Many of you have written to ask us about Sailor, the little guy who came from the Camarillo shelter with what we thought was going to be a fairly commonplace surgery. After we rescued him we discovered that Sailor needed an MRI and major back surgery to correct what he had been born with - and to give him the quality of life he deserved. We chronicled some of that (and Sailor’s initial recovery) on our web site. Since then Sailor has found his Forever Family. Our cover story describes what has transpired, where he is and what is he doing now.
Near and dear to us as Bichon parents are ongoing concerns about hot spots, allergies, the right food and treats etc. Over the next several issues we will share what some Bichon Moms and Dads are doing to help their FurKids overcome some basic challenges and live happier, healthier lives. The second article in this edition was written by Vernie Seach, bichon Mom to Bailey, who has found a product that has helped him immensely.
We just completed our first ever garage sale (thank you East Bay team) and are gearing up for theOC Pet Expo next week-end (April 19-21st) as well as dinner at the Lazy Dog Café in Irvine on April 23rd. As we head into May we have a brand new adoption event in Irvine on May 4th and, of course, the Spring Bichon Bash on May 18th.
On May 18th we will be presenting a brand new line of clothing that we are calling BFK ‘Bling Wear.’ There are tee shirts, jackets, baseball hats, blankets and much more, all capturing the BFK logo and name. Be prepared to sparkle – and help us get the word out, too. Visit this page on our website and we'll post more information as soon as we are ready to start taking orders. www.bichonfurkids.org/shoplogomdse
Since we are an all-volunteer organization, we appreciate what each of you offers! Whether young, older or in between, there are so many ways you can help. Our junior volunteers usually help by making blankets and assisting at the Bash. They earn community credits for their contributions, as well as learning more about our mission. Read about what Madison Swindell did as part of her school project – and ‘hear’ her experience.
So please sit back and enjoy our newsletter. Click on the link below and read it online -- or print it out for reading offline.
We look forward to FurKid 2000, the Pet Expo and seeing you at the Spring Bichon Bash !
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. A bazillion thanks to Natalie for keeping the content fresh, exciting and inviting. Hats off to you!
See 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
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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