Adoption Process

The primary mission of Bichon Rescue of Orange County (BROC) is to help Bichons and other small breeds that can no longer be cared for by their owners. If you would like to adopt one of the bichons we have rescued, please complete our online application by clicking on the link below.

Our adoption process will include the following steps:

  • Complete the Adoption Application Form
  • An Interview will be conducted by one of our volunteers
  • A Home Safety Evaluation will be conducted by one of our volunteers to meet you and see the potential future home of our rescue
  • A meeting between you and the prospective pet will be coordinated by our volunteer
  • The adoption paperwork will be completed


Our adoption fee is $350 for dogs over one year. For puppies, under one year, the adoption fee is $500. Bichon Rescue of Orange County is an all-volunteer community of animal lovers who work together to save and re-home senior dogs in need. Your adoption donation helps to pay for medical treatment, grooming, food, and all of the expenses associated with fostering the dogs. Your adoption donation is not to pay for the medical care of the dog you are adopting; previous donations covered those costs. Your donation allows us to continue our mission of saving as many lives as possible through our rescue and adoption efforts.

We are organized as a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity and any contributions are tax-deductible. Our taxpayer ID is EIN 47-1918280.


We are located in Southern California in Orange County.  Out of the area adoptions are limited to our three border states: Arizona, Nevada and Oregon.

Persons living inside our limited areas but outside of Orange County are welcome to adopt, but must be prepared to provide their own transportation to visit the dog and pick up the dog. In place of the required home safety evaluation, applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from their veterinarian and at least one letter of recommendation from another pet professional (i.e. groomer, animal trainer, or local humane organization) on letterhead.  In addition, please provide photos of your home and property that will show where the dog will be sleeping, fencing etc. If you have other pets, copies of vaccinations and proof of spay/neuter is required prior to adoption. If you have children and/or other dogs, it is highly recommended that you bring the whole family to the appointment.

"Mozzie" - Bichon Mix Adopted February 2019

"Mozzie" - Bichon Mix Adopted February 2019