Tidewater Bichon Frise Rescue

Touch a Bichon and you have touched a bit of heaven...
Hold a Bichon and you have held the world...
Love a Bichon and you will love life forever.

Shop to Support our Fluffs


You can help support Tidewater Bichon Frise Sanctuary and Hospice by shopping!

Shop for these hats and so much more in our Dogwood General Store, find great items for dog lovers of all different breeds.

Proceeds go to help rescued fluffs!



From Tidewater Bichon Frise Rescue Founder and President, Robin Gray

Dear Friends and Supporters of TBFR,

As of July 1, 2020, Tidewater Bichon Frise Rescue will be known as Tidewater Bichon Frise Sanctuary and Hospice. After 25 years of being involved in the rescue of the sweetest, furry beings God placed on this earth, it's time to retire. All adoptable dogs have been placed into wonderful and forever homes.

Several dogs who are too old, too sick, too frightened, too aggressive to be placed in adoptive homes will remain with us. They are doing well in their familiar environment with people they know, love and trust and playmates that are known and familiar to them. They will reside at White Dog Cottage: happy, safe and loved, until it's time for them to crossover the Rainbow Bridge.

Thank you to all who have made this journey with us. It truly has been a memorable one.

We will not be taking in any more dogs or placing any more dogs. However, the need for your support is ongoing.

How Can You Help?

You can help us care for these Sanctuary and Hospice dogs through:


You can donate through Paypal.com to tidewaterbichon@outlook.com or by check or money order to TBFR, PO Box 8084, Suffolk, VA 23438.


For the latest in “bichonly” and other “doggie stuff” please visit our Ebay store: Dogwood General Store 100% of the proceeds go to Tidewater Bichon Frise Sanctuary and Hospice.


Quarterly online FUNdraising Auctions are held on our Facebook Auction page: Tidewater Bichon Frise Sanctuary and Hospice Fundraising Auctions

Please consider joining our group of Bichon aficionados for news, ideas and pictures on Facebook: Bichon Frise Rescue DBA Tidewater Bichon Sanctuary and Hospice

Featured Fluffs

Thelma & Louise

Want to Adopt?

Would a rescued Bichon thrive in your home?

The Bichon Frise is a non-shedding dog. (This necessitates professional grooming every 4 to 6 weeks). Bichons are often said to be hypo-allergenic. However, there is no such thing. Most people are allergic to dander and if there is skin, there is dander. Many people do not react or react less severely to the Bichon than other dogs. However, there are no guarantees that people with allergies will be able to tolerate a Bichon. Quite a few dogs have been given to rescue because their former owners were allergic to them.

Bichons are sweet and loving fluffs, people oriented and people dependent. They are truly lap dogs and don't do well when left alone for long periods of time. They are needy, velcro dogs.

If you are interested in adopting a Bichon, or want to give up your Bichon please visit http://www.bichonrescue.org for a Directory of bichon rescues in your area, and also check for available Bichons at https://www.petfinder.com/.