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:  Weekend position open.  Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm daily.  This is a permanent position (not a summer job).  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.  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

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Special Updates

Here are a couple special updates from some of the dogs that took just a little longer to adopt:




Lucky (Ladon at BLB) is living the good live now with his dad.  Here is an except from Lucky's most recent email to us:

I got another summer haircut 2 weeks ago. I have only been there twice but my groomer says I’m one of her top 5 favorite dogs!  In a couple weeks I’m getting my teeth cleaned.

I overheard Ray mention that he started thinking about getting another dog. I think I would like that. We’ll just have to wait and see. But as Ray says, “we’re living the dream.”


Merlin (was Dojii) is settling into his new home as well.  Here is an excerpt from an update email we received a week after his adoption:

Merlin has been adjusting very well to his new home. I introduced him to each room very slowly, and he is already able to use his "smell-o-vision" to navigate. He's becoming more sure of himself each day. His favorite room is my large home office, where he enjoys sitting on my feet and keeping watch over the rest of the room while I work. We have settled into a great schedule with time for grooming, playing with toys, naps, exploring the smells of the small park across the street, relaxing on the sofa, and even stretching his legs on some longer walks as he grows more confident on leash.

I have been diligently administering his eye drops four times a day. I've also gotten him licensed with the city, scheduled at the vet, registered with PetLink, and groomed. Your adoption packet and checklist were very thorough and helped me a lot. I've attached a photo of Merlin after his first grooming appointment. He's been turning heads all around the neighborhood.

Thank you for all of the work you do to rescue wonderful pets like Merlin. Merlin has an open, trusting heart and a positive attitude that I'm sure comes from the loving environment at Bichon and Little Buddies while he was waiting for adoption. He continues to surprise me every day with something that he has remembered or something new he is ready to try. I am very glad that I could be the one to give him a home for the rest of his life.

We appreciate and thank all our adopters who strive to give their new family member the best life they can have.  And for those who followed along as these two sight impaired little buddies waited for their new homes, you can see they each hit a jackpot when they met their match!