We are not taking any dogs into rescue at this time. If you need assistance in placing your dog, please contact the Bichon Frise Club of America Charitable Trust (www.bichonrescue.org) at 1-866-473-0722.
Tidewater Bichon Frise Rescue is an independent rescue that follows the Best Practice Guidelines and Standards as set forth by the Bichon Frise Club of America.
We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit, tax-exempt, volunteer organization incorporated in the state of Virginia. Our primary mission is to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of Bichons and to the control of the animal population by spaying and neutering all Bichons before they are placed into new homes.
We are committed to placing Bichons only in homes where they will be safe and receive good, loving and humane treatment.
We serve most of Virginia, as well as the northeastern area of North Carolina. If you live outside of this area, visit http://www.bichonrescue.org to find a Bichon Rescue closer to you.
"We must realize that having a dog will require more work than we plan on, more money than we have, and certain sacrifices. We must decide to commit to do all that it takes for the next 15 years or so. We must be sure that we are ready to make this commitment..." Tamar Geller
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Monty was rescued from a Puppy Mill Bust. He is extremely shy and doesn't understand or relate to things that most dogs and their owners take for granted. He ignores other dogs; he doesn't know what toys are; he is not food motivated and he is afraid of most people. He does like to sleep in bed with his foster mom and follows her everywhere. With much love, time and patience we hope that this very sweet boy will start to relax and enjoy his new life.$25 One Time Sponsor
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The Bichon Frise is a non-shedding dog. (This necessitates professional grooming every 4 to 6 weeks). Bichons are often said to be hypo-allergenic. However, there is no such thing. Most people are allergic to dander and if there is skin, there is dander. Many people do not react or react less severely to the Bichon than other dogs. However, there are no guarantees that people with allergies will be able to tolerate a Bichon. Quite a few of our dogs have come into rescue because their former owners were allergic to them.
Bichons are sweet and loving fluffs, people oriented and people dependent. They are truly lap dogs and don't do well when left alone for long periods of time. They are needy, velcro dogs.
Some faces from the TBFR 2015 Bichon Bash! See hundreds more here!