My name is Victoria!

Rat Terrier Dog for adoption in Mukwonago, Wisconsin - Victoria
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Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue

Facts about Victoria

  • Breed: Rat Terrier
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10272746-16-0096

***Meet the dogs at our facility during open viewing hours, or by appointment, at 828 Perkins Dr, Mukwonago, WI.    Bichon and Little Buddies is open weekly on Thursdays,  from 2-6:30 pm.    During this time you may meet the dogs and fill out a pre-adoption application at which will be checked during the week.  Dogs in foster homes require an appointment and approved application to meet.  Other than during open hours, we do not show pets without an approved pre-adoption application and appointment.  You may fill out the application online at ***

Please make sure you use the above link to access the pre-adoption application as our website was redesigned and some of the links changed.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Name: Victoria
Breed:  Rat Terrier (or mix)
Age:   12 yrs
Gender:  Female
Weight:  18 lb
Adoption Fee:  $200
Why in Rescue:  Transfer from another rescue

General Profile:  Please fill out the adoption application at if you are interested in meeting one of our dogs. 

Victoria spent most of her life as a breeding dog and didn't get much socialization.  She finally got a chance at life as a pet, but had some health issues that needed to be taken care of first.  She had surgery to fix a hernia before she came to us.  She was found to have heartworm, so we treated her and she has now tested negative and is finally ready to find a home of her own.  She is in a foster home and is doing fine with the other dogs in her foster home.  She is gradually learning to come to her foster mom for petting.  She needs an adopter that will accept her as she is, and enjoy the baby steps she continues to take.

Victoria's foster mom says Victoria is potty pad trained.  She is an affectionate girl who wants to sit in her lap and be petted, but is scared of that at the same time.  She loves people food, and will always want whatever you are eating.  She is sound sensitive and scared of thunderstorms.  Victoria is a low energy girl who is quiet and calm in the house.  She gets excited and wags her tail when her foster mom comes home.  She would love to have a home of her own where she can continue to progress further in trusting humans and learning to love and be loved.

If you are interested in meeting Victoria, please fill out the pre-adoption application and we will put you in touch with the foster family.

If considering adopting a former breeding dog, the following article is good to read to help you understand the special needs these dogs may have.
Adoption Procedures:
1.  Completely fill out the pre-adoption application at  We will be checking with your vet if you have had pets, calling your landlord (if any) and checking a personal reference, before we contact you about visiting the adoptables.  Any missing information may have us moving onto another application.
2.  If you application is approved, we will contact you to come meet the adoptables that you are interested in.  
3.  If it is a match, you will complete the adoption contract and pay the adoption fee.  Please be prepared to take your adopted pet home when you come meet him/her.  In most cases, you will be able to take the pet home the same day.  If all the vetting hasn't been done yet, we will hold the pet for you until the vet work is completed. 
4.  If you have filled out an application and we haven't contacted you within a week, we may have missed your application, the pet may have been adopted by another applicant, or you may have been missing information on your application.  You may contact us to find out the status of your application at this time.  Please give us a week to process your application before contacting us!
The adoption fee through Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue is $150 - $475 depending on the age of the dog, which includes Wi State Sales Tax.  Included in this fee is your new companion who will be spayed/neutered, have a current Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (as required by state law), current on age appropriate vaccinations, heartworm tested and started on preventative, microchipped, and dewormed.  Other medical needs will also have been taken care of, such as dentals and treating ear infections. 

To assist you and your new pet in adjusting to life together, you will also receive an 8 week age appropriate obedience training course at For Pet's Sake Dog Training for $50 (up to $200 value).  You may opt to take Puppy Kindergarten, Adult Beginners, Small Dogs Big Hearts, or Shy & Reactive Dog Class.  You must start the class within 90 days of adoption for the reduced fee.  For more information on the classes visit

All dogs are seen BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Many are in various foster homes getting extra one on one attention getting them ready for their new homes.  The first step in adoption is filling out the pre-adoption application.  Bichon and Little Buddies is run by volunteers who have full time jobs in addition to the hours they spend with the rescue dogs.  Having an application on file assures us that the potential adopter is really interested in adopting a dog.  It also assists us in placing dogs in homes where both the dog and new owners are happy.  The application puts you under no obligation to adopt a dog from Bichon and Little Buddies.

The Dog Pre-Adoption Application can be found at

Thanks for thinking about adopting your new pet!

***Other than during open hours, we do not show dogs/cats without an appointment.  The first step in adoption is filling out the pre-adoption application at  Please do not call until AFTER you have filled out an application.***

***We are a Wisconsin based rescue and do not ship our pets.  If you are considering adoption you must be willing to drive to meet and adopt the pet, as well as bring the pet back to us if the adoption doesn't work.  We adopt primarily in WI and IL, but will consider applicants in MN, IA, and MI.***

***Please do not set up an appointment to meet the animals until you are ready to take your pet home.  If the meeting results in a match, you can often take the dog/cat home the same day or within a couple days if the medical care hasn't been completed.  We are not able to hold pets for adopters beyond this time.  Thanks for understanding.***

***While we hope all of our adoptions lead to permanent homes for the animals we place, sometimes things just don't work out.  We do have a 30 day trial period.  For the first 30 days, if you or Bichon and Little Buddies decide that the adoption isn't a good match for either the humans or the pet, the adoption fee will be refunded (minus a $50 administration fee).  Bichon and Little Buddies also requires adopters to return the pet to us at any time that they are unable or unwilling to care for the animal anymore.***

Bichon and Little Buddies is a State Licensed Rescue # 268555-DS

About Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Bichon and Little Buddies is a rescue that primarily cares for small breed dogs that find themselves looking for a new home. Dogs come to us from a variety of places. We have former breeding dogs from "puppy mills", strays and lost dogs unclaimed by their owners, and previously loved dogs that the owners are unwilling or no longer able to care for.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our dogs are housed at our facility as well as in foster homes. If you are interested in meeting a pet, please fill out the pre-adoption application, and we will set up an appointment for you to meet the dog(s) you are interested in. We are all volunteers working full time jobs in addition to our rescue work, so please make an appointment before coming by.

Our Adoption Process...

Before meeting with a dog, a pre-adoption application must be completed. After the application is approved, a meeting is arranged between the adopter and the pet. An adoption contract is signed, adoption fee paid (from $200-$475), and the dog is able to go to the new home once all medical care is given. Dogs are fully vetted, including vaccinations, microchip, spay/neuter, heartworm test, deworming, dental if needed, and other procedured needed by the particular dog. Adopters are required to return the dog to us if they are unable or unwilling to care for the dog in the future.

We are all volunteers working full time jobs in addition to our rescue work. Please be patient if it takes a day or two for us to get back to you. We do try to respond promptly, but the care of our animals takes priority to phone calls and emails.