There are so many dogs – abandoned, homeless, given up by their owners or family members of their former guardians – that need, and deserve, our help. They have no voices to speak and tell their stories and they rely on us to give them the chance at ‘forever homes’.

While you can choose to buy a dog – from a reputable breeder – when you adopt a rescued dog you are truly saving a life – and making a difference in the life of that pet for the rest of its days. Your reward, and ours, is knowing that you have helped in the adoption of these precious and loving ‘fluffs’ who might otherwise, without help, not found families with whom they can bond and loving homes that they can call their own.

If you are unable to find a loving companion from Bichons and Buddies, there are other rescue groups with whom we work and recommend – groups that are dedicated to finding forever homes for the dogs in their care. Please, however, NEVER purchase a pet from a pet store – as ALL pet store dogs actually are bred and born in puppy mills. While in these mills they live in horrible and often unsanitary conditions, are not treated by caring individuals and often pass on genetic problems from generation to generation.

To learn more about the abhorrent conditions in puppy mills, perpetuated by purchasing from pet stores, please go to: www.smallpawsrescue.org, www.prisonersofgreed.org and www.stoppuppymills.org.

For information on additional rescue groups please go to: www.bichonfurkids.org, www.perfectpetrescue.com, www.petfinder.com and www.adoptapet.com.