Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit dog rescue located in Mukwonago WI (Waukesha County), just a short drive southwest of Milwaukee.  It is licensed by the State of Wisconsin #268555-DS.

Founded in 2000 as a rescue organization for the popular Bichon Frise, the need for services for other small breeds was quickly noted and our Mission was soon expanded to include other small breeds, as well.  On any given day, you will find Bichons, Chihuahuas, Mini Poodles, Dachshunds, Shih Tzus and many others, as well as a great variety of wonderful mixed breed dogs … all needing new homes for various reasons.  Some dogs are surrendered by their owners, some are unclaimed strays, and others are rescued from puppy mills.

We hope you will take some time to peruse our site and see not only the adorable dogs currently available for adoption , but also those who we were able to place in their forever homes, fondly called our alumni.  We look forward to questions and comments and hope you will also visit our Facebook page for the very latest updates.

We firmly believe that every dog deserves a loving forever home, and we are dedicated to making this canine vision of Heaven come true for the hundreds of dogs we take in every year.

Please remember to make an appointment to visit and see our super adoptable dogs (after filling out an application).

The Latest News


Covid-19 Precautions:

Until further notice, Bichon & Little Buddies will be doing all meets and adoptions by appointment only.  To be able to control the number of people at the shelter at one time, we will be suspending our open hours on Thursdays.  If interested in adopting, please fill out the pre-adoption application and we will set up a time for you to come meet the dogs you are interested in.

Volunteers are still welcome as usual, but please stay home if you aren't feeling well.



Animal Caretaker/Adoption Counselor:  We have 2 positions available right now.

1. Full Time Weekday position open.  Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm daily.   

2.  Part Time Weekend position open.  Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm both days.

These are permanent positions (not summer jobs).  Job duties include, feeding and medicating dogs, cleaning kennels, doing laundry and dishes, and other tasks related to caring for the shelter dogs.  Helping potential adopters with meets and greets is another task, as well as taking pets to the vet when needed during the workday.  It is a physical job, can be fast paced.  Applicant must be able to work independently and be able to follow directions.  Must have reliable transportation.  If interested, fill out an application in person at Bichon & Little Buddies, 828 Perkins Dr, Mukwonago, WI. 








Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue
828 Perkins Dr, Suite 200
Mukwonago, WI 53149

414-750-0152  |  Contact us

End of the Year Update

Bichon & Little Buddies is likely to hit a record year of intakes and adoptions in 2019.  Thanks to everyone who helped by volunteering, donating, adopting, and just spreading the word about Bichon & Little Buddies Rescue.  Without the help of all involved we would not have been able to care for all of these animals.  We have been able to maintain our goal of helping local animal from MADACC, commercial breeding dogs from Wisconsin, and the dogs that need to be surrendered by their owners.  We hope you will continue your support throughout 2020.  

As always, medical costs are our greatest expense.  Ladon, a male mixed breed who was found as a stray in Milwaukee, has been waiting for a home for awhile.  We found out he was blind despite being a younger dog.  He also has a jaw defect.  Ladon had to wait awhile, but has found his forever home!  We thank you for helping us help dogs like Ladon!