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Recent Rescues

    Yogi

    Mom says I'm a bichon, poodle, and something else: a really sweet boy.

    Hugo

    I have the long legs of a poodle but the face of a bichon — and I love to play!

    ADOPTED! Scooby

    I'm so happy in my new forever home! Please help my friends find theirs!

    ADOPTED! Ellie

    I'm so happy in my forever home! Please help my friends find theirs!

About Us

On rare occasions, we also take in other breeds, primarily when they come as part of a PAIR along with a bichon. We serve families as far north as Massachusetts, as far west as Ohio, and as far south as North Carolina. The region where MOST of our activity occurs is the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware region — also know as the "Delaware Valley." Our offices are situated in New Jersey, but our rescue efforts are far-reaching!

If you are interested in adoption outside of our region, please visit www.bichonrescue.org to locate a volunteer or organization closer to your own geographic area.

If you are interested in helping our cause, there are a variety of ways you can do so. Contact us for further information about various volunteer options or click here to make a donation to our cause.


Why Bichons Need Rescue

Bichons are surrendered to our rescue organization for a variety of reasons, including divorce, birth of a new baby, lack of training during puppyhood, and many other reasons. While some bichons have serious health or behavioral issues associated with neglect or abuse, most are "regular" pets who can no longer stay with their families.

Putting The Dog First

We endeavor to find the best possible home for each and every dog we take into rescue. Prospective adopters should bear this in mind and try to be patient as we review each application and evaluate each dog's personality to find the BEST possible combination. The average stay for a bichon is about 6 to 8 weeks; this gives us the opportunity to fully evaluate the dog's individual personality and needs, and also affords us the opportunity to complete our screening process with each interested family.

Is a Bichon Right For You?

Bichons require large amounts of exercise and companionship in order to remain happy and healthy. While it is true that bichons do not shed, this does NOT necessarily mean that a person with allergies can live with a bichon. Allergies can be caused by dander, saliva, or other things. In addition, bichons are a high-maintenance breed. They require daily brushing and frequent professional grooming. They often live 18 - 20 years and beyond, and nearly ALL of those years are quality, puppy-like years.



In Memory

  • Thanks to the Vogt Family of Arlington, VA for their donation in memory of Pascal Kostrich.
  • Thanks to the Barnett Family of Wilmington, DE for their donation in memory of Teddy's 16th birthday.
  • Thanks to the Steiner/Kostrich Family of Alexandria, VA for their donation in memory of Pascal.
  • Thanks to the Jackson Family of Robbinsville, NJ for their donation in memory of Winnie Brown.
  • Thanks to the Schmitt Family of Allentown, NJ for their donation in memory of Winnie Brown.
  • Thanks to the Vescovi Family of Trenton, NJ for their donation in memory of Winnie Brown.
  • Thanks to the Frost Family of Pennsauken, NJ for their donation in honor of Kris Foster.
  • Thanks to Wilbur Foster for his donation in honor of Kris Foster.
  • Thanks to the Esbitt Family for their donation in memory of Frank Meyer, his beloved dog Lucus, & Raven.
  • Thank you to the Keystone Bichon Frise Club for their donation in memory of Frank Meyer.
  • Thank you to the Gryan Family of Hockessin, DE for their donation in memory of Frank Meyer.
  • Thank you to the Lubrano Family of Burlington, New Jersey for their donation in memory of Ted Santucci.
  • Thanks to Laverne Grooms of West Columbia, SC for their donation in memory of Ann McCurdy.
  • Thanks to Tracy & Billy Grooms of Charlotte, NC for their donation in memory of Ann McCurdy.