My name is Riley!

Bichon Frise Dog for adoption in La Costa, California - Riley
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Riley's Info...

I am already neutered, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Riley's Story...
Hello World,

My name is Riley and I’m a very handsome and deserving bichon boy of four. I am so darling that I was used as a stud in something called a puppy mill. I didn’t know what that was but they kept telling everyone what a perfect little purebred Bichon I was. The great news is that I am now a Bichon FurKid – and I get to live the rest of my life as a pet – and a member of a family!

My foster mom says I am as cute as a bug, intelligent, a bit on the serious side and a little gentleman; she says my coat is perfect, that I love other bichons and that my bichon doggy foster brothers think I’m pretty nice. While I was shy at first, I adjusted pretty quickly – and I got my bichon brothers to run and chase me. Little did they know that I can hop, skip and jump when I run. They have to try hard really hard to keep up with me. All the time that I am playing with them Mom says I am smiling.

My biggest challenge has been that I haven’t had much of an opportunity, before now, to form a relationship with a human. Dad says I am adorable, very well trained and worth every ounce of effort to help me learn what a family is all about. He also says that he and Mom know that I am finally learning the meaning of the word ‘Joy.’ In the past two weeks I have learned how to wag my tail, give big Bichon grins and have fun. Mom says I probably haven’t had much fun in my life or been encouraged to be silly and playful – but she, Dad and my doggy brothers are teaching me about fun… and I like it!

I like my chew bones, my time at the doggy park, rides in the car, long walks (I’m perfect on a leash!) and lots of naps in my bed. (Mom says that I’m a sleepy head and that I like to be covered with my little blanket and will curl up and sigh contentedly, then go to sleep!)

I am very friendly with other Bichons and small dogs, but big dogs do scare me. I’m good with adults and children but it takes me a little while to warm up as I’m shy. I still have to be coaxed into coming close to people, but if you are patient I will come and sit near you – then you can pick me up and take me into your lap. Once I’m there well.. that’s a different story! I love to be petted and scratched and there’s this thing called a belly rub. That makes me go all goofy inside!

I am looking for someone who will let me be their best friend and I will be a wonderful lifetime companion. Mom says I am very smart, quiet, and once I learn to trust, very loving. I dream of being a part of a family, in a home with another bichon or small dog. If you are patient, loving and looking for a forever buddy waiting to be held, petted and loved, please complete an application at – as I am waiting to meet you.


Facts about Riley

  • Breed: Bichon Frise
  • Color: White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Riley, a La Costa Bichon Frise dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Bichon Frise for sale in La Costa, or seeking a Bichon Frise dog from a breeder in La Costa.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in La Costa already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a La Costa breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Bichon Frise breeders who help with Bichon Frise rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in La Costa paves the way for another one to be saved.