From Tidewater Bichon Frise Rescue Founder and President, Robin Gray
Dear Friends and Supporters of TBFR,
As of July 1, 2020, Tidewater Bichon Frise Rescue will be known as Tidewater Bichon Frise Sanctuary and Hospice. After 25 years of being involved in the rescue of the sweetest, furry beings God placed on this earth, it's time to retire. All adoptable dogs have been placed into wonderful and forever homes.
Several dogs who are too old, too sick, too frightened, too aggressive to be placed in adoptive homes will remain with us. They are doing well in their familiar environment with people they know, love and trust and playmates that are known and familiar to them. They will reside at White Dog Cottage: happy, safe and loved, until it's time for them to crossover the Rainbow Bridge.
We will not be taking in any more dogs or placing any more dogs. However, the need for your support is ongoing. We hope you will help us care for these Sanctuary and Hospice dogs with donations as well as purchases from our Bichon Boutique here on this site and our Ebay store: Dogwood General Store.
Please continue to visit this web page as well as our Facebook Page for news, ideas and pictures.
Thank you to all who have made this journey with us. It truly has been a memorable one.
As the population ages, Snowflake's story is a familiar one.
Her owner was no longer able to care for her,
as her owner had developed dementia and had to move to a facility.
No one in the family could take Snowy so they contacted TBFR.
Sponsor a Fluff
|| Beau Has Crossed the Rainbow Bridge|
A few years ago, 17 year old Sonny, 15 year old Vicky and 13 year old Beau came to rescue. Their elderly owner went to a nursing home and died there. Vicky was adopted, and subsequently died of kidney failure. Father and son Bichons, Sonny and Beau were in terrible shape. Sadly, it was discovered that both had cancer and became part of TBFR's Hospice program. Sonny passed away at age 18 and Beau now 16 years old went to the Rainbow Bridge this week. The little Bichon family is together again. Thank you to all who sponsored these dogs and donated to their care. You helped to make these seniors last years comfortable, safe and happy.
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Would a rescued Bichon thrive in your home?
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 dogs have been given to 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 Bichon Bash! See hundreds more here!