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:


Winter Wreath Fundraiser:

The holidays are almost here and it is time to order your wreath or other holiday decorative items!  Your purchase will help Bichon & Little Buddies in their mission of helping homeless small dogs and puppies find new home.  Just think, every time you enjoy your wreath or centerpiece you will be reminded of how you helped the dogs of Bichon & Little Buddies.  Visit our landing page to place your order and up to $10 of each item sold goes to Bichon & Little Buddies Rescue.  Order a wreath for yourself or for a loved one.  In past years, we have received feedback of how nice the wreaths were and that they looked and smelled great well past the holiday season.  Pictured are just a few of the currently available options.  Particular items may sell out, so order quickly.  Various shipping date options will be available depending on when you place your order.  Order may be placed until 11/28/2020.

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.

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)
  • Diamond brand dry dog or puppy food
  • Kirkland brand dry dog food (available at Costco)
  • Disinfecting Bleach
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dish Soap


Wish list items and donations may be dropped off at the shelter from 10-5 daily, no appointment needed!


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