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 adopt within 50 miles of Suffolk, VA. 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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|| Beau needs your help!|
15-year-old Beau is part of TBFR's Hospice Program. He came to rescue with his 18-year-old father, Sonny, who recently passed away. Their elderly owner went to a nursing home and died there. The two Bichons had not seen a veterinarian in years and were in terrible shape. Sadly, it was discovered that both have cancer. Beau is still holding his own. He is receiving love, attention and medical care here at White Dog Cottage. With your help, TBFR is determined to make the rest of their lives, the best of their lives.$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!