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.
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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!