DVBR is experiencing a very serious financial crisis. For every dog we place and receive a $200 to $300 adoption fee, we SPEND hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars. Can you help us recover some of these much needed funds? If so, click here to make a donation: Make a Donation! DVBR is now on Facebook!!! Click here to join our cause! Join Our Cause! Please note that all available information regarding this dog is listed here. If you are interested you MUST submit an application prior to contacting us. Inquiries from people who have not previously submitted an application will be discarded. All adoption information such as fees and adoption procedures are listed on our web page, and all information relating to this specific dog is listed below. The volume of inquiries we receive necessitates that we have a completed application before contacting you regarding this dog. Bitzi is a 3 yr. old, female bichon. She will be spayed prior to adoption. She will also be updated on shots & heartworm tested. She weighs between 12 and 15 lbs. Bitzi was given up by her owner due to serious medical issues that made it impossible for her to care for Bittzi any longer. Bitzi is EXTREMELY energetic, friendly, outgoing and very, very playful. She would do best in a home WITH a fenced yard, and also another young, friendly dog who likes to play. Bitzi is 100% housetrained. In her family's own words, 'the most impressive qualities of Bitzi are her intelligence, her ability to understand what is said to her, her love of playing, her loyalty, her exceptional companionship and her sensitivity to her owner. She would love a fenced yard and someone with the energy to walk her and give her the attention that I am giving her in regard to talking to her. She is an unusually small bichon with an exceptionally cute and small face.' We anticipate MANY applications for Bitzi and want to make sure that we choose the most ideal home for her based on her needs. If you are interested in adopting Bitzi, submit an application and we will contact you after we have reviewed that application. Bitzi will be groomed shortly and we will update her picture to reflect her 'new do'. Please note that we will have MANY MANY applications for Bitzi and obviously only one family will adopt her. Please consider other dogs while you are waiting for a response from us. We have MANY dogs in rescue right now, all very deserving of GOOD homes. Everyone cannot adopt a young female. There simply aren't enough of them to go around! If you don't fit the description of Bitzi's 'ideal home', pls. consider another dog who may not need a fenced yard or a playmate. DO NOT call the rescue regarding this dog. We do not have the manpower to return the large volume of inquiries we receive anytime a new dog is posted. Our preferred method of communication is email. We check email & return inquiries on a daily basis. We do not return phone calls. All available information pertaining to this dog is already listed here. NO ONE will be considered as a potential family until they have submitted an application. This is the FIRST step in the adoption process! Pls. note that your application must include a VALID, LEGIBLE e-mail address, otherwise it will be discarded! This would seem like common sense, but the number of invalid email addresses we receive are surprising! Click here to submit our ONLINE application! No mailing or faxing is necessary! electronic application! After an application has been submitted, we will contact your current or previous vet to get a reference. We will also contact you (assuming we believe your home is a good match for one of our dogs) to schedule a home visit. NO ADOPTION IS EVER FINALIZED WITHOUT A HOME VISIT FIRST. This is a required part of the screening process. Our adoption fees are listed at the top of our online application. These fees help to offset the tremendous expenses involved in getting our dogs ready for adoption. Pls. read the top of our application for further info. about our fees. An important note about tie-outs! More & more lately we've noticed a trend toward using tie-outs. Many people believe that tie-outs are a cheap alternative to fencing their yards when they are considering adding a dog to their family. These people also don't have the time to WALK their dogs the four or five times a day they would need to in order to avoid housetraining accidents. We believe that tie-outs are a dangerous method of providing your dog with outdoor time. Bichons and similar breeds are small and would be 'sitting ducks' for other, more aggressive animals. They also would have no defense against unkind PEOPLE who might pass by... so tie outs are out of the question for these little guys! They need the security of a fenced yard or an owner at the opposite end of their leashes to protect them from the dangers of the outdoors! We hope you will understand that we are only looking out for the safety of our dogs when we say that we have a policy against placing dogs in homes where tie-outs will be utilized.