My name is Shallbe!

Coton de Tulear Dog for adoption in East Hanover, New Jersey - Shallbe
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Bichon Frise Rescue of Northern New Jersey

Facts about Shallbe

  • Breed: Coton de Tulear
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
Shallbe is a Coton de Tulear. She is 13 years old, 17 lbls, Healthy, Housebroken, Spayed, Up to date on shots & vetting. She is a little overweight.

Although she is healthy she does have some minor issues that require upkeep.

1) She has dry eye, and does not produce tears... so she requires artificial tears - drops 3 times a day and tacrolymes drops 2 times a day.

2) She has some allergic dermatitis that is now controlled with a FISH ONLY Diet and Zyrtec once a day.
She can not have meat or poultry or she will get skin sores. She must also be bathed with Malseb Medicated Shampoo Only.

3) She has limited site and can see mostly shadows but does not have very good vision.

Her elderly owner had passed away & the family of the owner could not keep her as they have a pitbull and she is NOT dog friendly so she needs to be in a one pet household or with a very submissive dog. She has been here fostered in my home for over 2 years now.

She loves to follow you around and be petted and give licks... She loves to go for walks! She loves belly rubs and will roll over to get them. But she does not like her tail or back legs to be played with or brushed.
She may try to nip initially, but is more of a faker... (lol) she tries to nip then licks you...
So we prefer someone who is a strong leader and is not afraid to be firm but loving with her.
She also needs to wear a custom muzzle we made her for groomer visits.

She needs an adult home with no young children under the age of 15 and an EXPERIENCED dog owner and STRONG PACK LEADER that has the patience and know how to help Shallbe with adjusting to her new home. She prefers to be the only pet in the home... She does sniff and wag her tail at some dogs, but will growl and bark and lung towards them sometimes. She also will do this sometimes meeting dogs on leash so she should NEVER be let off leash to play with other dogs! and should not approach other dogs on leash as well.

She is really a love when you get to know her and loves to be with her human! She loves to play fetch and tug of war with her toys.... She just needs someone to give her a chance.

If you are from the NORTHERN NJ or surrounding area.... Won't you consider opening your home and heart to this little cutie? If you are interested in possibly adopting Shallbe, please fill out our Adoption application at:

About Bichon Frise Rescue of Northern New Jersey

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small group of rescue volunteers that branched-off from a Bichon Club when we realized there was a need to find homes for unwanted Bichons. Many of these little fluffs are homeless due to their marketing as "designer/hypoallergenic" toy dogs. When the dog does not meet all of the expectations or family situations/social hardships/health issues cause dogs to be relinquished, we assist in foster and vet care, and placement into a new furever home. Senior bichons are our specialty - educating the public that these little fluffs can live to 17 or 18 years old some even older.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

We do not have a shelter. Therefore, our pets have to be met via appointment. We do attend local pet adoption events in the NJ/NY metro area.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption fees are $150 - $400. We do have a special program "Seniors for Seniors" that promotes placement of senior bichons in furever homes (Adoption fees are from $75 - $100).

Each adopter is required to complete an adoption application (either on-line, written or faxed). We will review the application and get back to applicants within one week if your application matches an animal we fell is a good fit for you. Because we are a network of volunteers, not all applications can receive a prompt response. If you do not hear back from us within one week, please note that your application may not be appropriate for that specific dog. Check our website again. All adopters should furnish a vet reference, groomer reference (if available). A home visit will be required. We do not ship dogs. Therefore, you have to be within driving distance of Northern NJ.