I have been thinking about getting a dog, but realise I'll have to postpone it till I retire - it's just not fair on the dog to be left alone for long periods of time. I am asthmatic so a Bichon would suit me well. This site gave me some great information - I would NEVER buy from one of those dodgy websites having read your information. Thank you! (And I love the photos)
(Thu 2nd May 2013 at 22:12)
This website was recommended to me by a friend who is also a dog groomer, we lost our beloved Bichon last year, The site made me cry , the lovely photos and advice , I am so looking for a dog that needs lots and lots of love
Pat - Cheshire
(Tue 23rd Apr 2013 at 22:19)
Just read the site again after a long time. It is truly lovely, with many great comments from Bichon owner/adoptive owners
As we know they are loving and adorable little dogs who just need a great home, and will give so much in return. Keep up the good rescue work.
(Fri 19th Apr 2013 at 22:58)
Hi Bichon Frise Rescue,
I have been a proud owner of a female Bichon Frise for just over 2 years. she is a wonderful companion and a great breed to have. I have read all of your information about the breed and I find it very informative. I would like to say that our dog never poos or wees indoors! It's the owners fault if they do, not the breed! Our dog also loves children so they are not all the same, it depends on how they are trained and ensuring they get regular exercise and access to a garden. You can also groom, bath and clip your Bichons fur yourself and save money as we do.Your dog will prefer that anyway rather than letting a stranger do it. Don't be put off this wonderful breed!
(Thu 28th Mar 2013 at 21:01)
This breed of dog is just the best
I love them way too much
(Wed 9th Jan 2013 at 15:11)
Three months ago I became proud owner of Snowy - a ten year old Bichon Frise. Having her is pure delight, she comes everywhere with me and is full of energy despite her age. Wherever we walk she is admired and surprise expressed when I say she is ten!
(Mon 7th Jan 2013 at 20:39)
It has only been a few short days that my little man was rehomed. Due to a change in circumstances I had to make the heartbreaking decision that I had been dreading. But thanks to the wonderful work of the BFR, I have felt great comfort and reassurance that my little man is being so very well cared for in a very loving home. I miss him so very much, only time will heal the the pain I am feeling now. A heart felt thank you to the BFR and my mans new mummy, give him a big kiss and huge hug from me! You are angels that do tremendous work xx
(Fri 14th Dec 2012 at 16:40)
I have just received my 2013 Bichon calender. Thankyou so much, it's lovely.
Sadly though it's the first one I have bought from 'Henry's fund' as I only discovered this site after my precious little girl passed away earlier this year. I will certainly be buying it from you in future though, Thankyou again and may I take this opportunity to wish you and all the beautiful Bichons a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New year xx Happy Christmas to my precious Vegas too, I miss you, always in my heart pumpkin x x x
(Mon 3rd Dec 2012 at 14:45)
I have been to the site in the past and read and viewed some great testiments to a wonderful breed. My own Bichon "Alfie" was put to sleep on the 30th of November 2012 aged 14 and I miss him terribly. Thank you for such a charismatic and heartfelt place, it has given me some solice indeed.
(Mon 19th Nov 2012 at 21:19)
hi i have been with my new family for six months and its been very exciting,i have a new sister [marlene] and a new cat friend sybil. the house seemed a bit quiet so i soon sorted that out. the family are well trained meals arrive on time, the brushing is a bit boring [everyday is that really needed]. the beds soft and clean [too clean for my liking] and i have discovered this great thing called the fridge which i can open and its always full of goodies. well christmas is coming and so are lots of lovely boxes and bags for me to examine[and steal from] and they seem a bit worried about me and the turkey, why i dont know i love the other pets. so thanks for my new family merry christmas to all lots of love pippi. aka. pippa-dora x
(Sat 10th Nov 2012 at 20:45)
Max and Ruby - 2 cheeky little rescue Bichon Frise that adopted us. Our house is again a home - we have adapted quite well to their ways - they let us take them for long walks, let us groom them every day and keep our laps warm when we sit down. Housework is nearly impossible as their smiling brown eyes and wet-nose nudges on our legs for a cuddle cannot be ignored. WE LOVE OUR BICHON FRISES. Thank you all at BF Rescue for Ruby and Max O:)
(Sun 21st Oct 2012 at 14:00)
Its three years today since you died Maxi Boy and I still miss you soooooo much. Your brother Bertie Buttons is still here at 14 and I know he misses you so much as when I say where's Maxi he always looks round as if to see you. I would give anything to have you back with me and Bertie. It was so unfair that you had to go but at least I had you for 11 wonderful years. Sleep tight my beautiful boy and one day we will all be together again. From your heart broken Mum and Brother.xxx
(Sun 14th Oct 2012 at 08:36)
We would just like to thank Bichon Rescue for allowing us to become parents to the most adorable pair of Bichons, after losing our elderly Bichons the house was so empty and we thought we would never be able to go through the pain again, but after alot of soul searching we decided to apply to your rescue as we couldn't stand the silence and emptiness in the house, it was the best decsion we made. We now have a new little family and they have put the smiles back on our faces and a reason to get up and get out of the house. All the helpers we have dealt with have been superb and really caring and on behalf of Buffy and Boo, we would all like to say please keep doing what you do as you have made all four us complete again love Joanne, Malc, Buffy and Boo.
(Thu 12th Jul 2012 at 12:57)
I am the proud owner of a 14 year old bichon. Having had him from an 8 week old puppy and then adopting another bichon six months later I can honestly say they have been a joy. Sadly the younger one died four weeks ago from cancer. My old boy as I call him is missing his companion and both my groomer who has known him from a puppy and my vet have both suggested getting another dog. The old boy is having a full check up soon and if his health is good i will consider getting another bichon Keep up the good work there are so many dogs needing homes
(Sun 1st Jul 2012 at 00:34)
i have just read the messages on your site and i have to thank you for helping theses specil little dogs find new homes me and my husband and our bichon sukie are heart broke we lost our baby boy chester a few days ago our house feels empty he was 8 years old and a little bundle of fun he was smaller then most bichons and could worm his way in any ones heart in a few heart beats my 2 bichon where so differt sukie is very laid back and loves her food and her daddy i will have to close now as i feel my heart is being riped out i dont think i will ever get over loseing my little baby boy
(Thu 10th May 2012 at 06:38)
Thank you so much to the lady in Yorkshire that has been helping me with my Bichon over the past 6 months,the support has been amazing and with the advice I have been given about BooBoo and his behaviour we now have a happy little Bichon Frise who we adore if you don't want to rehome your dog but need help i wuldn't hesitate to recommend rescue for all things Bichon.
Please keep up the good work and thank you so much
from Lou & a happier Boo x
(Tue 1st May 2012 at 09:57)
I got our bichon Charlie just 2 months ago when he was 8 weeks old. I hadn't seen this website at the time and i'm afraid i've broken the rules! I have 2 young children who absolutely adore him, as he does them, they love to play or just have a cuddle! I also work full time, but I have a fantastic friend who 'doggy-sits' for me. charlie really is a pampered pooch! love ya charles!!
Reply from BFR : We hope that Charlie thrives in your home, you have only had him for two months,- & he is still a baby, we think you'll find his attention needs escalate as he gets older from 6 months on.
(Mon 2nd Apr 2012 at 16:08)
Just over a year ago I got Barney from the rescue lady in East Kilbride. He had been starved and generally ill-used. He has been loads of work to settle him in but now he runs with our two standard poodles and is a lovely happy little chap. Every day I am grateful for his company and just love having him near me all the time. He is now a gorgeous chubby ball of fluff.
Thank you Bichon Frise Rescue for your work and rehoming a dog is one of the best things I've done. I just love Barney to bits.
(Thu 15th Mar 2012 at 15:23)
I have a one year old bichon called wee ozzy.they are great dogs so intelligent,loving and can be a bit cheeky but i wouldnt have him any other way.I am now looking for a playmate to keep him company as he is too attached to me.
(Mon 5th Mar 2012 at 13:04)
I have came across this site by accident.. and think its wonderful.. I understand now why My adored Bichon constantly Barks at visitors to my home!
My Lloyd Has just came back from the groomers that he loves going to.. Hes now clean for 5 mins or until he finds his next muddy puddle or digs in the garden..We got him a year ago now as a 18 month old dog.. He was so sad and so unkempt when we first got him (grr) He is now a different doggie xx He was sad when we lost our old Gsd before xmas so we have now got a new friend for him That he adores... We love Him to bits and only want the best for him He loves his walks and showing off lol.... He's my Babe.. and wil never ever be neglected again and I couldnt have got a much better friend xxxx
(Wed 29th Feb 2012 at 21:18)
My precious little Vegas (on your memorial page) was so very sadly put to sleep on 28th Jan. My heart is still so broken and not a day has passed yet when I havent cried for her. I miss her so much and a massive part of me went to sleep also on that awful day.
I think about her every day and cant bare yet to put away her basket or water and food bowls. I even cuddle her favourite teddy - is this normal!!!
I have her ashes home and they will stay with me until we're both re-united again.
I think the Bichon site is beautiful and I love looking at the gallery and reading all your stories although the memorial page is so very sad.
I'm glad I'm not the only one crazy about their dog and I hope one day I can find the strength to think about Vegas and smile rather than cry.
I so hope I can help a rescue Bichon one day. Although nothing or no-one could ever replace Vegas, these wonderful dogs deserve every bit of love we can give them x
(Wed 1st Feb 2012 at 21:33)
i have a bichon she is 3 years old, its the second one ive had, i live alone and took early retierment in 2000, ive read about the bichon on here it fits molly to a tea, allthough she has never growld or shown any agresion to any one or any dog,she is very demanding and never still, she is very pratective of me hates anyone sitting next to me she gets inbetween, so very hard to house train, hates rain snow and the cold, has a mind of her own and does try to be in charge, eats my cigs if i dont put them high up she is like a baby very demanding of me, but i like that it makes me feel needed again love the welcome i get when ive been out wouldnt be without her love her so much shes my baby molly xx
(Wed 25th Jan 2012 at 14:52)
Having rehomed 2 Bichon brothers they have settled in very well. They are so loving and well behaved, get on well with our Sheltie and our cats. They love the daily brushing i give them and walkies too. Best desision we made to have 2 rescue boys :-)
Ann Marie Donegan
(Tue 24th Jan 2012 at 04:01)
Our little Louis died one yr ago on MARCH 3RD 2011.
He was the light in our life and my shit-zhu Benji missed louis too.
My daughter chrissie was distraught as he was bought for her 16 and when she moved out he was so settled with his 2nd mummy me as he didnt like change at all.
He was a funny,determined,sometimes naughty and intelligent little boy but he was so loved and missed.
That fateful morning was awful,we thought he had Arthritis and was coming home but he had a tumour.
RIP our louis,gone but not forgotten.
Loved by us all.
(Mon 23rd Jan 2012 at 00:15)
Once you have loved a Bichon, they stay in your heart forever. There is no love like it, it's an honour to have known Our Bobbie and Rockie x
Mrs Carol Harvey
(Sat 14th Jan 2012 at 22:59)
We would dearly luv to home 1or 2 Bichons .We have all the love and care to devote to this breed.I lost my Bichon Teddy after 12 yrs .He gave us all the love he could give.With no sight in the end .He carried on til the end.They give their love to us in return.Thanks Teddy .Miss you lots.Xs
(Tue 10th Jan 2012 at 13:54)
I have recently acquired a gorgeous little boy Bichon from the Rescue and cannot thank you enough for bringing us together. He is settling in really well and we have so much fun playing and walking, better than any gym membership!
(Mon 12th Dec 2011 at 17:25)
I have a Bichon Boy Buster who is now 4 he has been a real companion to me and my husband, he comes to work with me every day and he is like human, he knows all what we do and what we are going to do, and he gives so much love back to us. Bichons are high maintenance but if you got the time a Bichon will reward you 10 times over. best pet ever love him to bits
(Fri 21st Oct 2011 at 12:54)
Its been two years today since my beloved Max died and I still miss you so much. A day never goes by without thinking of you and wishing you were still here. Your brother, Bertie Buttons, still misses you and sends you loads of wags and licks. Sleep tight my beautiful boy. Love you forever.xxx
(Sun 16th Oct 2011 at 21:24)
I have a lovely wee Bichon called Rebus, he's 3yrs old and i rehomed him when he was 10months old. I have to confess i had no intention of getting one of these wee dogs but i had been looking for another dog and this wee guy bounced into my life. His absolute best freind in the whole world is Meg my 9yr old Border Collie who i have had since she was 8weeks old. When Rebus arrived it was love at first sight for all of us. I've really enjoued reading through this site and can see many of the traits in my wee boy but i also have to say there are many ihave never seen. I do work fulltime and in the summer months the doggies stay at home and as long as Meg is there Rebus is perfectly happy (i've videoed them a few times)- he is full of fun and mischief and such a loving wee dog, he doesn't get jealous and responds well to the rules of the house...would love to give another Bichon a home unfortunatley there's no point in me filling an application form as i won't be considered because i work...never mind will see what bundle of joy runs into my life next :-)
(Wed 12th Oct 2011 at 22:47)
I have five rescue bichons two from bichon frise rescue. They are great little dogs and are very affectionate. Sleep om my bed and I would have it no other way. They never fight and seem to greet other bichons they meet in the park. Thank you for being there to help the fluffs in need.
(Tue 20th Sep 2011 at 17:43)
What a wonderful website! I have owned Bichons since 1989 - my first two wonderful boys lived to be 15, and my little rescue girl who really had not been cared for properly for her first 7 years despite lots of illness went on to be 12. I cant believe my current boys are now 7! But back to your website - I have just read it thinking "yep that's absolutely true and gosh so all bichons are like this!". Well done to you - it is so refreshing to see a site about Bichons written by people that really do understand them and love them as much as me!
I urge all potential owners of a bichon to really concentrate hard on what you have said - they are not the easiest of dogs but they are utterly wonderful if you get it right!
Well done to you for such a fantastic account of bichon life. XX
(Sun 21st Aug 2011 at 16:21)
My little boy is Geordie, he is 10 years old and absolutely is the love of mine and my husbands life. He is a beautiful little boy, he tolarates our grand children, as do we, to say he is spoiled is an understatement, he has never had a tin of dog food in his life with us, we have had him since he was 8 weeks old he has fresh meat and rice cooked every night for his dinner and he has never been in kennel's and if he can't come where we go, we don't go, simple as that. He is our baby boy and
part of our family.
(Thu 4th Aug 2011 at 11:41)
Your site made my heart melt.Oh how we love our 3 year old Benji, he is our child and the centre of life in our house.
We could not love him more and he returns it in full.
I think we will be looking for a companion for him soon and will come to you first.
All the best and thanks for the site.
(Mon 23rd May 2011 at 23:22)
A few months ago we had to decide what would be best for Roxie. After a long hard think we knew we couldnt keep her due to change in circumstances but after having her since she was 9weeks and for over a year she had become part of the family.We all loved her so much and my lil girl had formed an amazing bond with her so letting her go was the hardest choice in my life but i knew deep down it was for he best. Bichon rescue were great and really helpful. The pain of letting Roxie go was unbearable it was like losing a part of the family and we still miss her so much but i know she'lll be having a great time and be re-homed into the perfect home for her. Thank you to Bichon rescue for making this process a little easier and more comforting for both me and my daughter and Roxie :)
(Sat 21st May 2011 at 23:10)
I left a measage on your site on 27th Feb 2010 to say we lost are beautifull bichon Snowy, just by chance my daughter bought a bichon for her son for his birthday. He was named Mason when we checked the papers Mason turned out to be Snowys grandson. so we felt we got a little bit of snowy back.My grandson lost his Mason as he moved in with me. Although we miss Snowy dearly, Mason as brought joy back to my family he is loved so much and brings great joy and laughter to my family. Maria Terry and Emma xxx
Sue & Jim
(Sat 23rd Apr 2011 at 18:11)
Thank you all at Bichon Frise Rescue for giving us our two lovely boys, when we lost our Casper a couple of months ago we never thought we could love another Bichon as much as him, but as soon we saw our two little boys we love them just as much. We have had a great week getting to know them and them us.We feel as if our family is whole again.
Thank you once more from the bottom of our hearts.
(Mon 18th Apr 2011 at 07:46)
Thank you to Bichon Rescue for re-homing our little boys - to a loving family after a change in our circumstances at home. It was the hardest decision we have ever made and we miss them both dearly, and at this moment are struggling with the loss, but we know they will be loved to bits in their new home and given the time, love and attention they deserve. If their new family read this, please spoil the boys. They are such loving boys and deserve the best life and thanks for looking after them for us when we could no longer give them enough time. Give them both a kiss from us. x
(Sat 16th Apr 2011 at 21:24)
I just wanted to say how happy this site has made my parents.
After loosing their little boy Casper, they both felt that something was missing in their lives. Just a few days ago they saw two little boys that were in need of a home and today they have joined our family.
I haven't met them yet but i'm sure they will fit in perfectly. One thing I do KNOW is that they will both be loved to bits and wont want for anything.
(Thu 7th Apr 2011 at 14:07)
what a lovely site,i lost my beloved bichon oliver 2years ago at the grand age of 17,i adored him and never a day goes where i dont speak to my darling boy,he came from the bichon rescue in sussex and one day when ready i hope to be able to welcome another little friend into my home,oliver will never be forgoten xx my little man i hope you have lots of lovely friends. mummyxxxxxxx
(Tue 29th Mar 2011 at 10:58)
Thankyou so much for a lovely site.My husband and I lost our beautiful Standard Poodle last year and we realise a house is not a home without a dog(or as he said a mummys baby).We have been thinking about a Bichon as we realise they need the grooming(loving/fussing)that we know so well.I hope all readers are being appreciated by their babies and we hope to be as lucky soon.Thankyou again for your wonderfull site.Heather x
wendy and phil
(Mon 28th Mar 2011 at 19:02)
Hello, It's been just over three weeks since we adopted a little ray of sunshine called Candy and I can not begin to explain how delighted we all are. We already had a Bichon Buster, who I adopted from Council Kennels a year ago. I have been a dog lover and owner most of my life, having lost our dear little cross breed Maizie 6 years ago it took me such a long time to think about having another dog. Then Buster bounded into our lives and everything changed. I have never met a breed of dog like the Bichon, so full of love and loyalty. Now we have our darling Candy too who is equally as loving and full of fun and affection. As a family we are totally smitten both dogs are marvelous with our 8 year son and our grown up children dote on them. Candy has settled in fantastically well and is now Buster's constant companion. I would like to say how grateful we are to Bichon Frise Rescue especially John Shaw for all his kindness, experience and dedication. I would tell anyone considering buying a dog what a wonderful breed the little Bichon Frise is, they are a small dog with a great big heart. Adopting our little friends has brought us so much happiness.
(Fri 25th Mar 2011 at 10:39)
Hello I have a one year old Bichon called snoopy who I adore so much and treat him just like one of my four children! I am having a problem with him though as he does not want to go for a walk and prefers me to hold him like a baby and go for a walk like this! He is getting to big now for this and want to know if anybody eles bichon does this? Must tell all you Bichon owners I got Snoopy this week into the final 6 dogs of This Mornings hub hound I am so proud of him because I am sure they would of had loads of applicants - if you look on their web site there is a picture of him - I love him so much never thought I could love a dog this much!!!!
(Tue 15th Mar 2011 at 15:17)
Hi there Bichon lovers.We picked our adopted Bichon up the end of January2011.She was a tiny little girl with hardly any coat but full of love for every one.I have to say she looks like a different doggie now i am so proud of how she is doing i love her so much and so does every one else who meets her.We named her Sophie and she is coming out of her shell a little more every day.We thank Bichon Rescue for giving us the chance to care for Sophie thanks Eira and Sue for all support.
(Wed 9th Mar 2011 at 19:37)
Hello I have 2 wonderful girlies Molly and Meg they will be 10 on 28 May - I cannot believe it! They are my pride and joy and drive me nuts too - esp in the peeing department - but I love them to bits! They are very special girlies - they have kept me going through several difficult phases over the years and uncomplainingly when I do silly things like walk on the cliff top at 4 or 5 am - they come along too - I always wanted 4 daughters - I have 2 2 leg variety and 2 of the 4 legged kind
I lost my wonderful mum not so very long ago and its pretty painful - they are my joy
My elder daughter was 21 in february and mad woman that I am I got her Daisy for her present - omg! hell on legs!!!!! - and o so cute - moll and meg arent so sure when this loopy little dot pounces
Soo & Barry
(Fri 25th Feb 2011 at 13:15)
From the day we married in 1969 we have had fostered dogs and bred boxers. In 1998 we got our first Bichon (Oscar).Oscar came from the Bichon Frise Rescue UK. He was everyone's friend and went everywhere with us but soon became our "son's dog" In February 2004 we sold our house in Milton Keynes and moved to Valencia in Spain. Of course Oscar came too! By 2007 Barry & myself had to return to the UK to top up our funds and Oscar had to stay with our son Craig. He was ruined! He went eeverywhere with Craig and as Craig put it, he was his "soul mate." Oscar always managed to pick the best spot on the bed...every night! Then in March last year, we received a message from Craig that we were dreading. Oscar had been unwell for a few months, losing his balance, dropping down but then getting up and back to normal. However, this particular evening we each sensed things were not good. At 5.00am the next morning we received a call from a very upset Craig to tell us Oscar had gone. He passed away that night. Because he was restless Craig had taken him downstairs and put him on the couch in the lounge but the next morning Craig found him lying on a pile of Craig's laundry in the utility room. Oscar now has his resting place in the sun. I never thought that one little dog could give three grown ups so much pleasure. We let "sleeping dogs lie" for four months but then enquired about another Bichon , once again from the Bichon Rescue and a short while later, Marley appeared. When Marley arrived he was just short of three months old. He is now eleven months old. He will never replace Oscar and that was never the intention but he already "owns" the house. He is not perfect, but then who is but he has already given us a great deal of pleasure. Thank you to Bichon Frise Rescue UK and thank you Oscar and Marley.
(Mon 21st Feb 2011 at 15:42)
I lost a bichon a few years ago the, worst thing was she died in my arms, i miss her and now when i go out walking my three new bichons i get a little scared letting them off the lead. im happy because i made a grave in my front garden for her so i always know were she is. i feel better knowing there are other people who have lost bichons, and im not the only one.
(Fri 18th Feb 2011 at 19:16)
hello, I would love to say, we did have 2 bishon but we lost our little girl in march 2010 age 13 years old, it has broken my heart into, everyday goes by I cant stop thinking of her, Iam crying as iam writing this message ( silly me ) her name was bonnie and she was our heart and soul, we have her home with us her ashes, we know she is around us becouse we have heard her bark, we also have her mummy with us sophie she is still alive and is 16 years old this year, I dont know how iam going to cope when its her time to go, they r my children my family.
thankyou for reading this message
(Sun 16th Jan 2011 at 16:33)
On the 19th November 1998 I became the proud owner of two 11 week old bichon brothers called Max and Bertie. They were an absolute delight and gave me unconditional love and pleasure. I never once regretted having them. Sadly on the 21st October 2009 my beloved Max died. He was always the stronger of the two. Bertie was the weaker suffering from diabetes, cushings and a heart murmur. Anyway on the morning of the 21st October I got up to find Max lying on my kitchen floor obviously feeling poorly. I knelt down and said "whats wrong Max not feeling well". He looked up at me, gave a couple of gasps and died. I cannot say what a shock this was. I felt as though I had lost a child. I still cry most days even now, although it has been 15 months since he died. I have had dogs all my life but I have never had such adorable dogs as bichons. Luckily I still have my beautiful Bertie Buttons. Its two years since all his problems started but even though I have to inject him twice a day and give him three lots of tablets not once has he snapped or tried to resist his medication. I would just like to say that if anyone is thinking of getting a bichon its will be the best decision they ever make. Thank you for your wonderful site. My beloved Max is in your Light of Life Memorials and it gives me great comfort to look at him there and remember all the happy times we had together. I know that one day in the not too distant future Bertie Buttons will join him there but at least they will be together again.
(Fri 14th Jan 2011 at 20:02)
I was very touched by your beautiful site,being an owner of a little bischon freddie,and hope to adopt another wee friend soon.
(Thu 13th Jan 2011 at 20:30)
I have recently purchased a bichon frise thanks to the kennel club, she is 12 weeks at the moment and just had her first injections and worming treatment. Her 2nd injections are next week, n although i groom her regularly she is off to a groomers. I have called her snowflake, n as she cant go out at the moment she is using a litter tray for her toilet needs. She is really good girl and understands the word no and is great with children, in fact adores them. tnx for all the information on your pages xxx from snowflake
(Thu 13th Jan 2011 at 18:24)
Hello Bichon lovers i've just found this wonderful site it's such a comfort to me as i lost my Beautiful TEDDY on the 1st of December. My heart is broken he was every thing to me my very best pal we snuggled up together he new he was going walkies before i new i was taking him .things just are'nt the same without him .I will always love him and never ever forget him .My beautiful boy.
He could'nt speak words but he used to talk with his eyes and let me no just what he wanted.I could go on and on.
For now Night Night Teddy Night Nightxxx
(Thu 6th Jan 2011 at 03:39)
I got my perfect little girl Tilly in November 2008. She was my little god send. she went absolutley everywere with me even to work. She was the most qentle perfect little pooch but saddley i lost her on the 2nd of june 2010 a month before her 3rd birthday. She had bladder stones which vets did not pick up on she was weeing blood and they kept prescribing her medication for cysttis. She then began to lose weight so i took her to another vets and within 3days they found out she had bladder stones over 1cm big and had to have an opperation to remove them. 10 days after her opperation she passed away at the vets over night as she was being kept in as she was dehydrated and would not eat or drink. I did not get the chance to holdbut her or be there with her when she died which broke my heart to think she passed away on her own. I collected Tilly from the vets and buried her. I have never felt loss like this i cried for 2weeks constantly. Then I saw an advert for a bichon and now have Dolly who is a little minx. She is named after tilly as tillys show name was princess dolly dot. When i recieved Dollys kc papers I found out that Tillys dad is Dollys grandad so I still have alittle peice of Tilly with me. Dolly can never replace Tilly but I love her just as much. Sweet dreams Tilly baby girl always in my heart xxx xxx
(Fri 29th Oct 2010 at 14:40)
What a wonderful site! At the moment I have an almost eleven year old (20th nov is his birthday) Bichon called Henry sitting next to me on the settee who we have owned for about four months. However I have known him when he was a puppy with his little brown ears!! Henry was my Grandma's dog until recently when she found that she couldn't look after him any more. He only used to have about one walk a week, if he was lucky, but he is now settling into a good routine of two or three walks a day and a good family walk once a week. I think this website is lovely, and I am pleased to see how rehoming etc. can be such a success.
(Mon 25th Oct 2010 at 12:22)
hello there, what a lovely bichon site.i have a 4 month old male called paddy, he is the best thing that has happened to me in years.such a beautiful dog and so good.hes just lost his baby teeth , and i was lucky to find 2 that he had not eaten!!.If anyone is thinking of getting a bichon, ohhhh they are such wonderful little friends and highly recomended. bog hugs to all bichon owners xxxxx
(Thu 7th Oct 2010 at 22:46)
Its good to see a site like this as we have just lost our wee sal,she brought happiness and a purpose to our lives for 14 years,god bless sal and maybe in time we`ll be ready to give a happy home to another bichon.
(Thu 7th Oct 2010 at 04:53)
I have recently become the proud owner of a Bichon boy from Bichon Rescue, I can't thank the helpers enough for giving me a life back! After losing my husband I never thought I'd be happy agin ubtil i got me wee fluff everyone within this society has acted with such passion for this wonderful breed and i would like to thank you all for making a lonley lady very happy with her new companion can't reccommend this society enough for dealing so kindly & professionally and allowing me to become a Mum to thomas.
keep helping all those Bichons and owners like me, you are all angels.
Shona & thomas
(Thu 9th Sep 2010 at 09:52)
It was with great sadness, and tears still, that I had to hand my boys, Ziggy and Benjy, to John at Bichon Frise Rescue.
Thankyou so much for keeping them together, as they had been since birth, and for rehoming them into a special family home. I hope Ziggy and Benjy are happy and settled and bringing as much happiness as they brought me. I will always remember them. Miss you both
ps - how nice, but sad, to see their photo in the gallery. So thankful for BFR and the good work that you do for these very special and wonderful dogs.
(Sun 5th Sep 2010 at 18:06)
just like to say what a lovely site this is especially the light of life. i have two bichone frise called snowy and barney and they are 10 yrs old now.they have and still do bring so much joy into our lives. well done and keep up the good work
(Thu 12th Aug 2010 at 17:12)
With great sadness i had to make the decision to have my beloved 11 1/2 year old faithful beautiful and loving Penelope Pearl Of Joy (Penny) put to sleep 07/08/10.A fantastic sociable adorable dog who loved everyone and everyone reciprocated her love.I am totally lost without my doting companion who is gone but will never be forgotten.
This is a marvellous website and i hope to give a loving home in the future.
(Thu 5th Aug 2010 at 15:36)
It was with a very heavy heart that we realised our lifestyle did not suit Freddy. We did not want him going just anywhere and the Bichon Frise rescue have been marvellous. Special thanks to Barbara and although Freddy is sadly missed, we feel happier knowing he is living in a more suitable home having lots of fun and a doggy friend as well. We know it was the right thing for Freddy and feel everyone involved work so hard to help these wonderful dogs
(Tue 27th Jul 2010 at 17:03)
I have never owned a dog before although my mum always has dogs when I was a child. Three years ago, having gone part time at work I decided to buy a puppy and not knowing what type of dog to have, my neice suggested a bichon. In truth, I had never heard of the breed. I did some research and my home work and decided this was the dog for me. Buddy is now three years old and he will never know what he has brought with him. My empty house became a home again. He is a loving bunddle of joy and I adore him. I am thinking of having another one and will definately contact Bichon Rescue when the time comes. Keep up the brilliant work you all do.
(Mon 19th Jul 2010 at 10:04)
itis with great sorrow and sadness i say that i lost my companion and great friend of 13 years AMY,from the moment igot her as a pupshe went every where with me ( i am a lorry driver)she was great company and enjoyed trips around the country,she didnt have a totally problem free life though,bless her, amy was 2 when she was diagnosed with bladder stones, not to be thwarted at the vets, she changed the type of stones just to upset everyone looking after her, amy was no stranger to the operating table, dispite special diet and various pills and potions she was opened up 9 times in 7 years to remove the stones, then in total indierence to me and the vet she then wentdown with pancreaites, and i almost lost her i was told after a week in the vets she hasnot got long so i took her home with me for a last weekend together, low and behold come monday morning she was like a new dog again she had turned the corner and bounced back to her normal bright self again, alas, inside her was tobe the dreaded diabeties, this she suffered from for her remainding years, yet she would always come to me when it was 7.30 for her twice daily jabs of insulin and not once did she complain of it. sadly as time went on and she got older she went blind yet as usual with amy no problems arose in fact she could then hear a piece of chicken getting cut up a mile away,about 2years after that happened she got an ulcer behind her right eye and thatrequired her to have the eye removed ,with the vets assurance that she would be fine with the anastesia she went ahead ,and again amy didnt let this bother her at all, she was already used to me telling her Going up as we reached a kerb or Going down as we stept down she coped very well indead as long as i left nothing in her way and didnt move furniture to a different location she could find her way round the house and garden and you wouldnt know she was blind at all she would listen and smell so as not to miss anything, sadly she started to go deaf andstarted to go round and round trying to get her bearings as she could no longer hear me and just over a week ago now while on her morning walk she collapsed. the vet said she has had a stroke and a bad one at that, so with great saddnes i said to amy its time you went to the great dog run in the sky toromp and play with all your friends that have passed before you and even then her tail was up and wagging like crazy, i held her close to me as she went to sleep for the last time,now she is burried in my garden under her favorite shady bush. its only been a week and i miss her so much i still listen for the jingle of her collar and tags alas as i write this the tears are flowing again i have no shame admitting that.she just could not have won the last fight of her ilness, now as i sit watching the bush move in the breeze,a man alone again. Thank you amy for 13 years of wonderfull company. untill we meet again, daddy misses you.xxxxxxxxxxxxx
(Tue 13th Jul 2010 at 19:26)
Dougal came to me in summer 1995. he had been rehomed three times, and each "owner" said he was vicious and should be put down. Bichon Rescue sent an animal behaviourist, who thought he could be redeemed. He was! On first grooming I nearly wept, seeing the scars on his back. He'd been used as "bait" to start dog fights. He stayed with me for 11 years and was my best friend. Although I now have another dog Dougal still comes to visit me; sometimes I'm aware of a presence hovering over my right shoulder.I know he will be there to greet me when my time comes: "What Larks!" Now we can have a proper talk.
The brightest and most intelligent dog I have ever known.
(Tue 13th Jul 2010 at 17:12)
Two years ago I approached Bichon Rescue to find a small dog to suit our family. Having had Inca a 4 year old female, nearly 2 years she has changed our lives. What a wonderful, beautiful, dear hearted dog. She is so loved and very much part of the family. We have made numerous friends from just walking her. Inca is a very special dog indeed, i'm so glad she came to us from you.
(Fri 9th Jul 2010 at 23:20)
We lost our darling little girl Misty on 22nd June. We'd had her for 13 wonderful years and she was everything a Bichon Frise should be and far far more to us.
We're now Bichon-less and baby-less for a while but I've looked at the photo gallery and smiled for the first time since that dreadful day.
Suddenly the daft memories are sweet again and it's good to see from others photos why we adored her so. Thanks Bichon Rescue, keep up the good work!
(Wed 7th Jul 2010 at 21:23)
Just like to say "a big thank you " to Bichon Rescue for all the love and care they give the little ones. I have 4 male bichons I love them to bits!
(Thu 10th Jun 2010 at 21:00)
Recently came across this amazing website when my bichon frise passed away! My bichon frise was called scamp and he went parallased over night, terriable shock to my family and I, he passed away two weeks ago and our family home has been empty without him in our home! miss him so much! R.I.P wee man will always love you Scamp Smyth, xxxxxxxx
(Tue 1st Jun 2010 at 15:19)
I recently lost the last of my 4 Bichons, Evie was 15 1/2 years old and went down hill very quickly. She suffered chronic renal failure, as did my other Bichons. I love Bichons and maybe in the near future i will consider getting another one or two. At the moment i'm still grieving for my little Evie. I like to visit this site and read about all the happy endings (sometimes, not so happy) keep up the good work, you do a fantastic job at the rescue centre.
(Fri 23rd Apr 2010 at 22:32)
Due to ill helath, I found myself having to make the most heartbreaking decision of my life, and that was to rehome my Bichon I never know about a rescue until my vet told me about your charity.Making the phonecall to Bichon Rescue was the most difficult thing I ever had to do,but after speaking to one of the lovely volunteers I was soon put at ease that my little Bichon would be placed in a home that would be the best for my boy. What was a horrendous time for me after being so ill and wanting the best for my boy was made much easier by the help and patience within the charity and I now know he is doing well in his new home and would like to thank Bichon Rescue for showing compassion and care for my dog and myself, I know I have made the right decsision as I am now totally housebound and it just wasn\'t the life for my Bichon. A truly wonderful society with kind volunteers who do the very best they can to help you, even if you are unsure its the right decision.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
(Wed 24th Mar 2010 at 17:43)
I would just like to thank the lady in rescue that gave me some great advice about my Bichon , we have been struggling with Bertys seperation anxiety for quite some time and the advice we were given has really helped us,thank you so much and well done to all the helpers with your charity, I have really enjoyed reading the site and looking at the photos and reading "Mummys Angel", I think all bichon owners can relate to angel!
Kasey & Berty
Susan and Robert George
(Wed 24th Mar 2010 at 10:45)
We took Charlie as a rescue about five years ago. He has been the most amazing companion for us and accompanied us on many camping and caravan holidays. Sadly, he departed this life on Tuesday, 22nd March. He has left a big hole in our lives and will forever be remembered as a very special little man. He was 15 years old and developed Cushings Syndrome, which we spotted too late - sadly. Please all say a prayer for our baby and hug your Bichon. xx
Simon & Sarah Stacey
(Sat 20th Mar 2010 at 14:30)
Dear Bichon Frise Rescue
We thought we would drop you a line to let you know how well Daisy is doing at her new home we adopted her in Dec 2009 and she was a little under weight, the last few months she has come on leaps and bounds and is our pride and joy. She brings us so much happiness and laughter that we don\'t know how we coped without her. She loves long walks and playing ball and follows us everywhere we go and loves being the centre of attention!!
We just wanted to say Thank you for getting us in touch with Daisy
(Sun 14th Mar 2010 at 20:08)
Many many thanks to Bichon Frise Rescue for allowing me to rescue Lily who came to me 18 months ago. She brings me so much joy and I could not imagine life without her. I tell everyone I meet about Bichon Rescue and the wonderful work all the volunteers do.
(Sat 6th Mar 2010 at 15:11)
i love reading your bichon messages..we have Pebbles and bought her from a baby...4 and half years ago..i love her sooo much and she brings so much love and laughter to our home..a real daddys girl lol. Keep up your great work and my thoughts are with those who have lost there beloved babies..xxx
(Mon 1st Mar 2010 at 20:20)
Such a lovely site, owner of a bischon to, such a wonderfull dog. Keep up the brilliant work
(Sat 27th Feb 2010 at 18:42)
We have just lost are bichon, Snowy was his name he was 7 in december. He run out the gate and the ice cream van run over him although all the family are devisated and miss him dearly its good to be able to go on your site and read so many lovely messages from other bichon lovers. Maria Terry and Emma xxx
(Fri 12th Feb 2010 at 16:28)
What a nice website. Think the "Remember Me" section is a particularly lovely idea. I think the work you do is fantastic and invaluable. We have 2 Bichons called Poppy (26 montha) and Daisy (16 months) who we love to bits and couldnt be without!!! I cant imagine what would posess anyone to treat such wonderful little dogs so badly so thank goodness you are there to help them!!!
(Sun 7th Feb 2010 at 15:33)
Adopting our Bichon Frise from your what I have found to be a extremely efficiently, proffesionally run adopting/rehoming organisation is the BEST THING WE HAVE DONE FOR YEARS - THANK YOU FOR THE JOY YOU HAVE ADDED TO OUR FAMILY. Yours truly
Gwyneth Morgan, Huddersfield.
(Thu 7th Jan 2010 at 13:01)
We got jack from your rescue in 2007, he is absolutly perfect and we couldn't have wished for a nicer, well behaved dog. We love him to bits and couldn't imagine life without him. Thankyou very much for giving us such a wonderfull dog we really appreciate the work you did for us. Thanks agian, Paula and April x
(Tue 5th Jan 2010 at 20:55)
Happy New Year to you.
Your site is really lovely and very helpful and informative to anyone who would love to own one of these beautiful baby Bichon\'s.
Keep up the good work,
Pat & Baby Louie
(Tue 5th Jan 2010 at 13:37)
What a lovely site, Truely inspirational.
The poem in the memorial page struck a cord with me because i lost my gorgeous Fi Fi just before christmas,
I now have another Bichon called Buster who is very mischevious and hopefully nothing will part us for many years to come :)
(Mon 21st Dec 2009 at 16:41)
Alistair from Scotland.
Your organisation helped me find a new home for my dear Ted and Lucy. I still miss them so much and wonder how they are.
(Mon 21st Dec 2009 at 13:49)
BFR do a fabulous job of rehoming the many sad doggies that come through their system.
We would always implore anyone looking for a doggy to seek a rescue first , puppies are not pups for long and demand alot of attention, a rescue dog is assessed before it goes out and will love you so much.
Never be tempted to buy from a pet store. Rescue doggies really do need you more !
(Sat 12th Dec 2009 at 22:48)
What a lovely site. The Bichons are my favourite breed. I had 2 wee girls (sisters) Bonnie and Dawn but sadly they passed away at the age of 12 and 12 and 1/2. I have a wee boy now called Rory and apart from him lifting his leg in the house he is a good companion and very lovable like the wee girls were.
(Thu 3rd Dec 2009 at 20:57)
What wonderful work you do here. The calender for sale is a great idea. I was able to buy a wonderfully thoughtful and giving xmas present for my aunt who owns two very loved bichons Frise. One is sixteen!!
(Sat 28th Nov 2009 at 23:04)
This site is just wonderful, we adopted a Bichon from Rescue 4 years ago, and have been given years of joy with our boy.
To all the people involved in the wonderful work of rehoming Bichon's via Bichon Frise Rescue- Thank You from myself and my family.
I have also received my rescue calendar, its wonderful to see the many Bichons who look so happy, and I wish you success in raising money for Henrys Fund.
Merry Christmas to all the volunteers involved and thank you for your commitment and support.
Sammi & Charlie x
(Tue 24th Nov 2009 at 15:24)
hi i had sam for 10years he was my love my life...i lost him in may 09 i am waiting to give a home and love to another friend....thanking you you are doing a great job in all that you do...christmas will be lonly without sam....bye bye
(Sat 21st Nov 2009 at 15:39)
Aw what a lovely site.
We purchased a lovely little boy B/F called Bleu 8 weeks ago and we wouldn\'t be without him.
(Thu 29th Oct 2009 at 15:28)
Just ordered your calendar in memory of of our dear Chester. A month since he passed away and we are still heartbroken. We had 11 wonderful years with him - Christmas won't be the same without him guarding the presents under the tree. We hope your calendar raises lots of cash to help Bichons not as fortunate to have as much love and care as Chestie did.
(Sat 24th Oct 2009 at 13:48)
I have just had a look around your site is so lovely...the pictures are so cute brought back memories of my bichon Teddie who has been gone 8 months now and still missed alot...
(Sat 24th Oct 2009 at 10:42)
Hey just to say thank you so much for the joy you have given our family in allowing us to look after Angel
and Bella they are so happy and loving and such u joy to look after thanks once again xxx
(Sat 17th Oct 2009 at 14:12)
I love the site it is nice to be able to remember those loved and lost.My seven year old BF Seamus is still in my heart and thoughts and I have a little character BF Ollie(bear) who is 12...
Thanks for all your hard work for my favourite breed.
(Mon 5th Oct 2009 at 18:26)
I love the changes to the site, it all looks fantastic !!!!
(Mon 5th Oct 2009 at 10:05)
Well done on the site and all the work!
I have recently rehomed a 2 year old BF and he really is a smashing little chap!
Where can I buy him some wellies for thje winter cos he gets filthy on his walks! :-)
Derek A Briggs
(Tue 29th Sep 2009 at 15:44)
Once again - congratulations on all your hard work and for producing an excellent site and an excellent calendar.
(Mon 28th Sep 2009 at 12:32)
This is truly a excellent site it is not only very informative , but also gives many people a lot of pleasure in visiting it. Thank you .
Enjoy your success :-) you deserve it.
(Sat 19th Sep 2009 at 20:19)
Fantastic site and so informative. Pity I live in N. Ireland. Would love to run similar for Yorkies.This breed is another I would consider, and well done to those who have adopted, fostered etc. I too am a rescurer, having got my first Yorkie after it was dumped out on our mountain to defend for itself. How can people be so cruel?
(Wed 16th Sep 2009 at 12:11)
I already have Izzy that I got through Bichon Frise Rescue and she very quickly stole our hearts. She has been with us for 17 months and we are now hoping to get a sister for her as she needs a play mate.
To everyone invovled in the rescue of these beautiful souls, thank you and well done.
(Sun 13th Sep 2009 at 15:51)
I have just completed an application form to adopt a Bichon Frise. I hope I am successful, as I would dearly love to give one a loving home. Thank you very much for all do in helping these wonderful dogs.
(Thu 10th Sep 2009 at 18:22)
it was great to find the bichon rescue site,i am looking forward to adopting a need bichon soon that i can give him or her all the love and care that they need.also a loving family.
hope that i will be successful in adopting one of these wondefull dogs.
keep up the good work that you all do.
dont no what they would do without people like you.
(Sun 30th Aug 2009 at 23:01)
what a wonderful thing you all do for these most beautiful loving perfect little fluffy people, my mum has 2 bichon\'s, a brother and sister and they are a massive part of our family
Eric /Jill Bearham
(Sat 15th Aug 2009 at 10:21)
We have this week very sadley just lost our very best friend and mate Casper he was a Bichon Frise dog and what a cariture he loved his cup of tea and cornflakes for breakfasat he would smile at you and he would allso tell you off if you left in doors and did not take him with you he live till he was 11 and 3/4 will be sadley missed long time .love you boy xxx
(Fri 14th Aug 2009 at 19:17)
What a wonderful informative website for anyone hoping to own a beautiful Bichon. The photographs of the adorable little dogs are a joy, as are the wonderful stories from those who have rescued dogs. I too am hopeful of being able to rescue a Bichon in the not too distant future. Well done to all of the volunteers who have helped the dogs find happy homes.
(Sun 2nd Aug 2009 at 22:10)
I found this site so easy to read,
and i look forward to hearing if i am able to rescue a bichon very soon.
(Sat 25th Jul 2009 at 23:02)
I would just like this opportunity to praise you all for your hard work and dedication to this wonderful cause. I look forward to hopefully adopting a wonderful Bichon in the very near future.
(Fri 24th Jul 2009 at 21:41)
i was thrilled to find a rescue site, what lucky dogs they are to have you all !
i hope i can soon adopt a needy bichon and introduce him or her or him AND her to my wonderful family.
good luck with all your fab work.
(Fri 26th Jun 2009 at 13:34)
What a great and informative website.
Well done to all the volunteers that devote so much of there time making the world a better place for rescued fluffs.
(Mon 22nd Jun 2009 at 16:59)
Your website is amazing,easy to follow and full of really usefull information. I have drooled over the gorgeous photos of the lucky dogs whom have been re-homed, and soon hope i can be a \"new mum\" too. Well done.
(Mon 15th Jun 2009 at 21:35)
I have had Benjy from Bichon Rescue for 3 years and he has brought so much joy into my life.
Thank you to the volunteers and this new site is lovely to read.
(Wed 3rd Jun 2009 at 11:52)
BIG BIG Thank-you to Barbara Bramage, our local volunteer, for our gorgeous Bichons, Lizzie and Lucas.............who have allowed us to live with them for the past year!!
(Thu 28th May 2009 at 13:08)
Two years ago after the death of my second Standard Poodle at the age of 15, and after trying to live without a dog after 30 years, I decided to try a different breed, a smaller dog but one which did not shed as my husband has asthma. I looked at the Bichon website for weeks and, because I wanted two bitches almost gave up, until one late afternoon, just before I closed down, I decided to have another look and there they were mother and daughter aged 9 and 7. My son drove me down to Devon from Hertfordshire and I have never looked back. They are a sheer delight and when we walk them in the park or street they tend to make people smile appreciatively. They are gentle and sweet and we couldn't be happier together. They are certainly a breed I would recommend to everyone, old and young as they tolerate children and even cats!
(Thu 28th May 2009 at 11:42)
My Mum has two Bichons from your rescue, and the boys have given her life back after losing my Dad. The volunteers of Bichon Frise Rescue are the best and we have both loved looking at all the beautiful dogs in your gallery, and shed a tear on the memorial page, these two guys here are our babies and life wouldn't be the same without them. Thank you Bichon Frise Rescue!
(Thu 28th May 2009 at 10:35)
It's exactly a year since I rescued my gorgeous Phoebe - thank you Bichon Rescue - I can't imagine life without her!
(Wed 27th May 2009 at 15:46)
just looking at your site made me love me wee bessie even more! they are really the sweetest little things ever!
(Sun 24th May 2009 at 17:37)
Well done - the site just keeps getting better.
(Sun 24th May 2009 at 11:52)
The site is looking fabulous !!!! it must be interesting, I have looked at it more than once....LOL Well done, all the hard work has paid off, we have a great website.....
(Thu 21st May 2009 at 23:16)
its a joy to see some of the Bichon Frise rehomed within your organisation
(Wed 20th May 2009 at 04:43)
After reading through the information I would love to give a rescue Bichon a loving home after recently losing my beloved boy, an easy to read site