My name is Tommie & Teddie!

Bichon Frise Dog for adoption in Suffolk, Virginia - Tommie & Teddie
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I'm being cared for by:
Tidewater Bichon Frise Rescue, Inc.

Facts about Tommie & Teddie

  • Breed: Bichon Frise
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10352968

Tommie and Teddie were picked up as strays by a local animal control. They were so scared that they 'didn't show well' so rescue was called. These two young boys were totally afraid and distrustful of people. They acted like typical puppy mill dogs -- no human interaction, no trust of humans, they were almost feral.

With time, they have come around.  They love to be pet and to sit in the laps of their foster family,They are still very shy and may always be shy. Their house training is a work in progress.

They MUST have a fenced yard and they will not be placed with other pets in the family.   They will only be placed together as they are totally bonded and dependent on each other.


Potential adopters must live within 100 miles of Suffolk, VA and must submit an online application (SEE BELOW)

We do not adopt to families with children under the age of 8. We do not ship dogs.

Bichons require a great deal of love and attention in order to thrive. Because of their extreme people dependence and their inherent house training difficulties, we place only in homes where there is an adult home during the day.


ADOPTION FEE $500 for the pair

The adoption process starts with an adoption application form. If you feel you meet the adoption criteria,  Click Here to Fill Out An Application For Adoption:

About Tidewater Bichon Frise Rescue, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

Tidewater Bichon Frise Rescue is an independent rescue that follows the Best Practice Guidelines and Standards as set forth by the Bichon Frise Club of America.

We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit, tax-exempt, volunteer organization incorporated in the state of Virginia. Our primary mission is to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of Bichons and to the control of the animal population by spaying and neutering all Bichons before they are placed into new homes.

We are committed to placing Bichons only in homes where they will receive good, loving and humane treatment.

We serve southeastern and central Virginia, as well as the northeastern area of North Carolina.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Only approved applicants, by appointment or invitation, may come out to White Dog Cottage to meet the Bichons. This is for our safety and the safety of the dogs.

Our Adoption Process...

1. The adoption application is the first step in our adoption process. We require all applicants to submit an application for adoption. We strive to make a good match between the dog and the adoptive home. The application is a good tool that helps us to do this.. We must receive a completed questionnaire from you before we can discuss specific adoption opportunities.

2. We restrict our placements to persons or families without small children (under 8 yrs of age) and who live within 100 miles of Norfolk, VA. We do a home check prior to adoption and follow-up visits after adoptions to be sure it's a good pairing and the dog and adopters are happy. Our adopters must be geographically accessible.

3. Since we've found small companion dogs require a great deal of time and attention in order to be happy, and due to the housetraining difficulties inherent in this breed, we are careful to place our rescues in homes where there will be maximum companionship. We do not adopt to persons who are out of the home all day. This policy saves us from having dissatisfied adopters and unhappy dogs that begin “acting out” due to fear, loneliness and boredom.

4. Our adoption fee is $250 for adult dogs, $300 for dogs under 1 yr old. This helps offset the dog's veterinary care.