Dixie, Dog, Bichon Frise

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Species: 
Dog
Breed: 
Bichon Frise
Primary Breed: 
Bichon Frise
Gender: 
Female
Home with dogs: 
Yes
Home with kids: 
No
Declawed: 
No
House Trained: 
Yes
Age: 
Adult
Special Needs: 
No
Spay/neutered: 
Yes
Size: 
Small
Vaccinations Up to Date: 
Yes
Color: 
White
Found: 
No
Description: 
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! 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. 3/13/09 update: Hi there - Dixie here. If you forgot, I'm around 10-11 years old and weigh 17#. Please don’t overlook me because of my age, I’m an active and playful little girl who loves to lie in your lap or next to you. I think I would do best in a home with someone who stays home during the day. Here are a few things my Foster Mom has discovered about me.First of all, I LOVE PEOPLE! I'm VERY easygoing! I love greeting you when you come in the house. My Foster Mom says I’m a DOLL! I enjoy sitting across her lap or next to her or curling up with another furry companion. My Foster Mom says I would do well in a home with other furkids. My previous owner says I’m ok with cats but No Small Children please. I’m getting along very well with the THREE other furkids in the home (two of them look like me). I definitely need a fenced in yard with grass or lots and lots of walks on a leash. I love to run and romp in the yard. It’s a lot of fun. I’m playful at times and then I just like to chill out and relax. I think I’m finally getting the hang of the housetraining thing. It’s been two days with no accidents in the house, so I’m coming along nicely, don’t you think? I enjoy a long nap after eating, who doesn’t! I curl up in my favorite bed and just zzzzz away. My Foster Mom gets a chuckle when she sees me doing my little dance. While she’s preparing my meal, I shift my weight from my right front paw to my left, back and forth. Sometimes, I’ll talk to her too. She says I look like I’m dancing and singing, sure why not! If that makes her happy. I like everyone here but I can’t wait to go to my forever home.Please consider adopting me, DIXIE, I have so much love to give. Dixie is a female, spayed bichon, somewhere between 9 and 11 yrs. of age. Dixie is a sweet dog......she's a lover.....she's playful at times and quiet at times. She didn't come with any toys and I haven't seen her play with any of ours (as of yet). She's just following the girls around or me. She likes to: - greet you first thing in the morning and when you come in the house (doesn't matter if you just went out for a minute and then come back in) she's there to greet you. -be with you especially in the kitchen (she gets a little bit under foot). -lay in your lap or right next to you. She also likes taking naps. She puts her face up close to yours but she doesn't lick.She's a good eater and if I put my hand in her dish and move it, she doesn't care. She's not much of a barker.....my girls will bark at the birds and squirrels and she will just stand there and look at them. She gets along well with my three. Today, I had alot of company come in and out and she greeted each one; she's very friendly. She likes to be petted and cuddled and she likes to be where ever you are (don't they all??) Dixie is being fostered in Cape May, New Jersey. 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.