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Bichon Frise

Small  |  Female

Mukwonago, WI


***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: Citra
Breed: Bichon
Age: 9 - 10 yrs
Gender: Female
Weight: 8 lb
Adoption Fee: $250
Why in Rescue: retired breeding dog
General Profile: Please fill out the adoption application at if you are interested in meeting one of our dogs.
Citra came to us from a commercial breeding facility (puppy mill). She most likely has spent her entire life living in a kennel or kennel run just so she could be bred and make puppies to sell online or in pet stores. Now that she is no longer being used for breeding, it is time to find her a home where she can experience all the joys of being a loved house pet. While she is more social than some breeding dogs, she still will need lots of patience, especially when working on walking on a leash and housetraining. She is still a shy dog and doesn't understand that humans can be kind and gentle. A fenced yard or potty area is always a plus when adopting a dog from a puppy mill. Also most enjoy having another small social dog in the household. This cute little girl deserves a chance at a great home. She will be available to be adopted mid-October, but you can apply for her now!
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

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