Our Adoption Process

Thank you for your interest in adopting from Bichon Rescue Brigade (BRB). Although humans think that we adopt dogs, more often than not our dogs choose their forever families. They just seem to know when it’s right! That’s why Bichon Rescue Brigade helps its pups to make the right decision by presenting them with qualified potential forever families who have completed our adoption process.

Bichon Frise’s have an average life expectancy of 13-15 years, so please understand that adopting this breed is a long-term commitment. Before embarking upon the adoption process, please be sure that you and/or your entire household is committed to caring for a dog for years to come. It is BRB’s responsibility to fully screen our applicants and to conduct a home safety check to ensure we are placing our canine companions into a loving, forever home.

Here’s how our process works

Step 1 — Complete and submit BRB’s adoption application, which provides us with valuable information we can use to find the perfect Bichon for you.

Step 2 — Once submitted, your application will be reviewed by our team and you will be contacted by a volunteer within 48-72 hours. The volunteer will conduct a phone interview and, if agreed upon, will schedule a home safety check to allow BRB to inspect the physical location where the dog will be homed.

Step 3 – Once you’ve successfully completed Steps 1 & 2, it’s time for our pups to meet you! Our placement team will arrange for you to meet one or more pups that might be a match for you. When that happens, you just need to complete the adoption contract and pay the applicable adoption fees – $450 for most dogs, slightly more for puppies under 1 year, and less for senior dogs.

NOTE: All BRB dogs are spayed/neutered and current on their vaccinations, so these costs are included in the adoption fee. All adoption fees go directly into rescuing more pups, and are fully tax-deductible.