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 for 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 .

Please also remember that with bichons, it is about chemistry, more than gender! More males are born, therefore, more come in to 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!

Please check back for new bios, photos and furkid information! We update the web site several times each week.


Domino Domino
Male - Adult

My name is Domino and I’m a sweet and gentle lovebug. I am 15 pounds of happiness and sweetness – and a very special little guy too! You see I was born with unformed eyes – but that never kept me from being normal. I ran, played, loved and tumbled with my family. Then one day my family took me to the shelter … and left me! You see my spirit was still loving and giving – but they no longer had time for me. Read more »


Fonzie Fonzie
Male - Young

My name is Fonzie and I’m a bouncy, happy, loving little fluff ball (I mean bichon!), of two who loves kids, bigger people (called adults) and other furkids. Turns out I’m even good with cats, but only one at a time, please! Why I’m just about the most perfect and adorable little guy on four legs, according to my foster Mom, Dad and human sisters. Read more »


Floyd Floyd
Male - Adult

My name is Floyd but you can call me Pink (just kidding, of course) I’m a very handsome bichon boy of six, a ‘man-sized’ bichon who is a quiet, attentive and very affectionate guy with an amazingly gorgeous bichon coat that is pure white. My foster Mom says I feel like warm velvet, love to be brushed and simply want to love and be loved. (That’s what she says and she would definitely know!) Read more »


Theo Theo
Male - Young

I’m Theo, a darling and very handsome Bichon boy of about two who is sweet, gentle and very calm. My foster mom says I am just about the sweetest and calmest kid on the block. I exude calmness and sweetness. I personify calmness and sweetness. I am the epitome of calmness and sweetness! That’s what she says. (Can you tell she thinks I’m calm and sweet?) Read more »


Cuddles Cuddles & Kami
Kami Young Mother & Daughter

 

We are Cuddles and Kami -- two happy, sweet and loving little girls who like to go for rides and long walks, love people (and one another) and are beautiful and friendly.

According to our foster mom, Kami is a delicate little girl of between two and three, weighing only 12 pounds who prances happily when she walks, loves to snuggle, gives kisses and plays well with the other furkids! I’m Cuddles, Kami’s mom, although I’m not much older than she is. Read more »


Bailey Bailey
Female - Puppy
Adoption Pending

My name is Bailey and I’ve just become a FurKid. My Aunties say that I’m a bichon/king Charles cavalier mix (otherwise known as a cavachon.) I’m 7 pounds of loving and sweetness - and 14 weeks young! My foster Mom says I’ma happy, friendly, inquisitive and precious little girl with lots of puppy exuberance! Read more »


Dunnigan Dunnigan
Male - Young

My name is Dunnigan - and my Mom says I’m a delightful and very happy bichon boy about 6 years old. She says I’m sweet, loving, cuddly, smart and eager to please - and that I’m just as fun-loving as I can be. (You see, I have already worked my charm on her – and I wasn’t even trying very hard!) Read more »


Misty Misty
Female - Young

My name is Misty and I’m a precious little three year old girl weighing only 13 pounds. My Mom was a pure bichon – and my Dad was a traveling man “of the terrier persuasion.” I got my looks from him and my personality is all bichon!

My story is a little unique in other ways too. I was born into this world as a FurKid and was one of seven ‘surprises’. (I was an adorable puppy, of course.) Read more »


Bailey Bailey
Young - Male

My name is Bailey and I’m a darling, family-loving and good natured little guy of about two weighing all of eight pounds, known for my great personality and happy smile.

Mom says that I am as sweet as can be and a real cuddle bug. Silly Mom, I’m not a bug at all, just a furkid full of love for everyone I meet. I love big people and especially the little people called children. Read more »


Bobby Bobby
Male - Young

My name is Bouncing Bobby and I’m 11 pounds of fun and love, all wrapped up in a very cute package. I’m just one year young and am a happy and handsome little guy who is loving and eager to please. It’s easy to see that I’m a joyful boy who loves to wag his tail, dote on his people and give doggy kisses! Read more »


Kandee Kandee
Female - Adult

I’m very pleased to meet you. My name is Kandee and I’m a darling little bichon girl of about eight who is 14 lbs of curly-haired beauty. According to my Mom, I’m a happy and loving little girl who understands everything she says and listens to her, always. (That's because I really appreciate all the nice things she says about me!) Read more »


Peanut Peanut
Male - Young

My name is Peanut and I’m a darling bichon mix of four who is affectionate, full of life – and just plain adorable! I’m also very loving and a natural cuddle bug. And that’s a powerful combination!

Mom wants you to know that I am full of joy and promise. She says I’m smart, willing to learn new things all the time and anxious to please. (I love being a furkid, because now I have someone to teach me those things Read more »


Gracie Gracie
Female - Young

Pleased to meet you. My name is Gracie and I’m a darling little bichon girl, as you can probably tell. I’m 11 pounds of curly-haired beauty and, according to my foster mom, a darling and smart little girl who understands everything she says. (I especially appreciate all the nice things she says about me!) Read more »


Hailey Hailey
Female - Young

I'm Hailey, a sweet little girl of about three weighing a mere 9 pounds who is beyond adorable. My Mom calls me a "people person" because I'm really focused on pleasing my people. In fact, anyone who wants to hold or carry me around goes to the top of my A list. (Well, actually it’s the H list, but you get the idea!) Read more »


Charlie Charlie
Male - Senior

My name is Charlie and I’m a sweet and cuddly bichon boy with a big smile and an even bigger heart. My foster Mom says I’m an adorable, loving, gentle lovebug of nine who weighs almost ten pounds and is as affectionate and dear as I can be. (You see I have already worked my charms on her – and I wasn’t even trying very hard!) Read more »


Cody Cody
Male - Adult

My name is Cody -- and I’m a darling Bichon boy who is adventuresome, self-assured, enthusiastic, loving and a treasure! (I’m not exactly sure what that means but Mom smiles when she says it so it must be good!)

I’m amazingly gentle, young at heart and friendly with everyone! Mom says I love to go for walks (I’m a great walker) and rides in the car! I’m a happy guy who likes to express himself. Why I’ve been known to do an impromptu dance (yes, a dance!) in the living room to show my joy! Read more »


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Meet All Our Dogs in Foster Care In Southern California

Champ Kandee Ryder Peanut
Champ Kandee Ryder Peanut
Male - Senior Female - Adult Male - Young Male - Young
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Charlie Hailey Gracie Misty
Charlie Hailey Gracie Misty
Male - Senior Female - Young Female - Adult Female - Young
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Floyd Melody Theo Laci
Floyd Melody Theo Laci
Male - Adult Female - Young Male - Young Female - Young
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Bobby Bailey Fonzie Charlie
Bobby Bailey Fonzie Charlie
Male - Young Male - Young Male - Young Male - Young
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Dunnigan Lilly Domino Kloe
Dunnigan Lilly Domino Kloe
Male - Adult Female - Young Male - Adult Female - Young
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Gordon
Gordon
Male - Adult
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Dogs Available in Arizona

Cody Donny
Cody Donny
Male - Adult Male - Young
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Puppies Available in San Diego

Hello Everyone!

Everyone loves a bichon puppy! And that includes us! We happen to have a six-pack of adorable puppies about 8 weeks old - and one little guy who is ​going on four​ ​weeks old!

We know that we will find great forever families for all of these furkids. Because "puppy hood" is such a critical period in a dog's development, we have stricter criteria for adopting a puppy. You see, we want them to have the best chance to grow into happy, healthy, well-socialized and well-behaved pets! For these reasons, we require that our puppies are with their forever families throughout the day and night - and that they not be separated from human contact for more than two hours a day.

It is also our desire to adopt each puppy to a family who has another furkid, so that the pup can learn from the more-experienced dog’s knowledge of good manners and skills. We also understand puppy energy - and the fact that they go non-stop for a while, sleep to recharge their batteries, then start all over again. That kind of energy is not fair to an older dog who, while still enjoying life and having energy, generally does not like to have to deal with the frenetic puppy energy that these little ones have. We consider both the existing dog and the puppy very seriously when making placement recommendations and decisions.

So, if this sounds like you and your family, please complete an application at www.bichonfurkids.org/Applications! The puppies are ready to begin meeting their forever families.

The BFK Puppy Pack

Beckie Bitsy Bree Bunny
Beckie Bitsy Bree Bunny
Female - 7 weeks Female - 8 weeks Female - 8 weeks Female - 8 weeks
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Panda Bingo Benji
Panda Bingo Benji
Male - 3 weeks Male - 6 weeks Male - 8 weeks
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Puppy Available in Colorado

Bailey
Bailey
Female
Adoption Pending

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Bonded Pairs

Cuddles Cuddles & Kami

Young Mother & Daughter
San Diego

Adopt Me
Kami

 

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Healing FurKids

Each week BFK takes in dogs that need extra medical care or who, without surgery, would be put to sleep. These pups are in loving foster homes where they are recovering. If you care to support us with a one-time donation or would like to sponsor a pup during its recovery, know that your contribution will help these little ones to once again be whole. "Help Me Heal"    Help Me Heal Donate Now


 

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Kyra


Kyra


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Hello World,

You might not know it by looking at me but I am a warrior. You see I was attacked by a coyote and I escaped.

My foster mom says, "Kyra does really well on the leash now; it's a pleasure to walk her. She continues to amaze me with her intelligence, obedience and sense of humor. While I work​,​ she plays with her toys or rolls around on the coach, eventually laying down on her blanket for a nap. She especially likes to ride in the car; she stands on the armrest to look out the window. Although she has only been able to meet a few visitors, she is very sociable and curious. Everyone agrees that she is a sweetheart.

Kyra wanted to show off her halloween bandana​ and to let everyone know that​ ​s​he wants to be a witch this year."

Kyra, the warrior princess

 

Scamp


Scamp


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H​i People,

My name is Scamp and I'm a two year old bichon weighing only 12 pounds. I'm a happy little guy, despite having been 'intercepted' by a car. (My aunties say that's a nice way of saying I was hit by a car.)

My foster mom says, "Sweet little Scamp loves people and dogs. He desperately wants to please and is working on potty training. Something tells me I won't have him for long."

Please check back to see how I'm doing.

Thanks,

Scamp


 

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Forever Fosters

 

Raffles


Raffles


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