How Can I Help?

As is true of most 501 (c) (3) non-profit organizations, Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue is able to provide the best service when we have the support of donors who share our vision of helping abused, neglected, and homeless dogs to find their forever  home with loving doggie “parents.”  The need is great.  The fees we charge for adoptions usually come nowhere near the cost of providing our dogs with shelter, healthy food, needed medications, socialization, and surgeries ranging from spay and neuter to more involved procedures for dogs that come to us with physical disabilities that can be at least improved and often completely resolved.  The love, of course, is free of charge!

Many shelter organizations are unable to take the extra step of doing whatever is needed to make it possible for a dog to be as healthy as possible and more likely to be adopted by a caring family.  We believe in the right of every dog to find a forever home, regardless of their condition when they come to us and so we find a way.

Frankly, this gets expensive.  We are very grateful to local veterinarians who provide us with discounted professional services and allow us to “run a tab” when necessary.  And we are often grateful to friends and volunteers who are willing to reach into their pockets and donate money that makes that special care possible.  If you would like to help, please donate via credit card through Pay Pal or by check through the mail to make a tax deductible donation to Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue.

Want to Volunteer?

Bichon and Little Buddies has several different volunteer opportunities.  Hands-on volunteers work with the dogs at the facility, usually walking and socializing the dogs and/or puppies.  For this we ask that you commit to coming in once a week for at least 3 months so the dogs get to know you.  For those that can't commit to a weekly visit, we also need volunteers for special events, transport volunteers, help with special projects (often handyman/woman type projects), and foster homes.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please fill out the online volunteer form found here:


Spring Flower and Bulb Fundraiser:

Think Spring!  It is time for our annual Spring Bulb Sale!  Until April 30, 2020 you can order spring plants, seeds, and bulbs to be delivered to your home in early May.  Your purchase will help Bichon & Little Buddies in their misison of helping local homeless small breed dogs find new home.  Just think, every time you look at your flower garden you will be reminded of how you helped the dogs of Bichon & Little Buddies.  Visit our landing page to place your order and 50% of each item sold goes to Bichon & Little Buddies Rescue.  Shipping is a flat rate per order, so get together with some friends and order together to save on shipping.

Bichon and Little Buddies Shirts

The latest Bichon & Little Buddies Rescue Shirt design!  Order this shirt, or any other shirt, from Animal Hearted and Bichon and Little Buddies gets a portion of the sales price.  You can find this shirt at  You can also include the code Bichon&LittleBuddiesRescue when you check out and save 10% on your order.  Thanks for shopping at Animal Hearted and supporting the pets at Bichon and Little Buddies!





Make a donation

Use a credit/debit card or paypal to make a one time donation, or a monthly contribution. You can also sponsor a spay/neuter surgery and medical care for one of our newer pets by donating $50, $100 or more. If you are sponsoring an dog, just note in the comments who you are sponsoring if you have a particular dog in mind. Any excess donations will be used towards another dog in need.

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Wish List

Wish List Items:

  • Small/medium martingale collars
  • Potty pads
  • Towels
  • Small/medium crate pads
  • Leashes
  • Newspaper
  • Frozen Meat to make treats
  •  (freezer burnt is fine!)
  • Made in the US treats/chews (no rawhide please)
  • Toys
  • Pedigree canned dog food (ground variety)
  • 4Health brand dry dog food (available at Tractory Supply)
  • Kirkland brand dry dog food (available at Costco)
  • Bleach
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dish Soap