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.
Interested in adopting?
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 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
The girl you see at the top of our web pages is
Noelle. Nine year old Noelle was taken to the vet to be euthanized
because she was a "burden". Instead the vet called Tidewater
Bichon Rescue. Suffering from gross neglect, Noelle needed a tremendous
amount of medical care to bring her back to health. She has been
adopted and lives in Maidens, VA with Bichon brother, Beau and cat
The little girl you see peeking out from the daisies
on the bottom of our web pages is Diana. Diana was thrown from a
car on the interstate. A Good Samaritan who witnessed the event
rescued her and took her to the SPCA who then called Tidewater Bichon
Rescue. Upon arrival in rescue, it was noticed that Diana was having
trouble with her back left leg. Her back and legs were x-rayed which
revealed that the leg had been previously broken and left untreated
to heal improperly. Diana now is much loved and living in Greenville,
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