My name is Piper!

Bichon Frise/Maltese Mix Dog for adoption in Suffolk, Virginia - Piper
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I'm being cared for by:
Tidewater Bichon Frise Rescue, Inc.

Facts about Piper

  • Breed: Bichon Frise/Maltese Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10782104
Piper is a cheerful little guy who loves cuddling and playing with toys, but hates the outdoors. The sweet boy lost his home when his owner died and is looking for a new family that likes to give long belly rubs and take short walks. Piper is a very efficient walker and has no interest in being outdoors any longer than is absolutely necessary. He'll need a family that is committed to playing and exercising indoors -- especially because he really, really loves food. Piper wouldn't mind living in apartment or a townhouse and won't entertain your neighbors with his vocal stylings. Piper seems to like every human he meets and is quick to invite himself into every lap he finds -- though he'd prefer a home without young children. He isn't really interested in other dogs (they can't rub his belly), so, while he's willing to consider siblings, he'd do best as an only dog. We think Piper might be a Bichon/Maltese mix because he's on the smaller side and his super-soft fluff is more beachy waves than tiny ringlets. Whatever breed he is, he's adorable and can't wait to find a family of his own. After coming to rescue, Piper jumped off the couch and injured his leg...... he is now recovering from surgery for repair to a torn cruciate, displaced knee and twisted tibia. He will need light exercise only.

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.