If you’ve wanted to have a Bichon Frize as a pet but can’t afford the high costs of purchasing one from a breeder or your local pet store, you may want to consider a Bichon Frize for adoption.
Bichon Frize for adoption is a special humane service offered by your local kennels and animal welfare groups. These poor bichons have been abandoned by their owners and left to roam the streets as vagrants, but were eventually captured by city or town dog hunters. Other owners have been forced to leave their pets in shelters since they left for another country. Some Bichons are products of puppy mills or were once owned by abusive owners.
It should first be mentioned that it is highly unlikely that you will find a purebred Bichon Frize for adoption. Most of the Bichons that you will find in pounds and shelters are mixed breeds. Purebred or mongrel, this shouldn’t matter if you’re looking for a cute pet to love, and no animal needs more love than an abandoned dog.
Adopting a Bichon Frize (or any dog for that matter) is a lengthy process, which many pet owners have likened to the process of adopting a child. You should fill out a very long application form for the pound or shelter. The app comes with a questionnaire, with inquiries related to your home and neighborhood, accommodation for the pet, what you plan to do with the dog in case you are at work, feeding plans, and similar questions. If you are truly determined to adopt a Bichon Frize, you should take note of these questions so that you can make any necessary changes to your home, as well as adjustments to your daily routine to meet the pet’s needs prior to the interview.
Most interviews take place in the home of the prospective pet owner. In addition to asking you additional questions or requesting clarification on your responses to the questionnaire, the interviewers would be reviewing your home and the facilities you have for your pet. In turn, you can ask the interviewer if you can see the dog for yourself to check its health. If your adoption application is approved, you will be informed of arrangements to pick up the pet yourself, as all pounds and shelters do not send dogs to their owners.
Don’t get a Bichon Frize for adoption if you aren’t 100 percent committed to caring for a pet. Returning a dog to the shelter or worse, if the animal welfare representative discovers that you are neglecting your pet, it could lead to you being blacklisted so you can never have a pet again.