My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Bichons and Buddies, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Bichons and Buddies is a fantastic organization headed by the ever compassionate Jeanine and wonderful volunteers. They rescued my dog Eddy from a high kill shelter, he had been a stray and was in rough shape, no hair, mange and a black eye even. They cleaned him up and got him all the medical care he needed. Eventually he was fostered out to a Canadian rescue group, which is where I was lucky to find and adopt him, as Jeanine works tirelessly to spread the word far and wide, and to do what it takes to find these dogs loving forever homes, wherever that may be. When we were interested in finding another dog for our pack we contacted Jeanine.
As I am actually allergic to dogs, I needed to find another low/non shedding small dog. Because Bichons and Buddies primarily rescues small and many times low/non shedding dogs, they are a rare find in the world of dog rescues, allowing people like me to be able to live the dream of having a dog, one that is rescued and needing a loving home, not bred for monetary gain. Many people with allergies could provide a wonderful home to a little non shedding dog but do not want to pay a breeder thousands of dollars to perpetuate an industry they don’t agree with, yet have a very hard time finding low or “hypoallergenic” dogs in shelters or rescue groups.
Jeanine’s non stop efforts to fit the right dogs with the right forever homes ended with me going down to LA to adopt our second pup Apple, whom she had pulled from a high kill shelter, after medical help and being fostered by her volunteers she knew we were the right family for this dog. Eddy and Apple are now best friends, healthy and full of joy and live a truly blessed life in Canada. Our whole family loves them to death.
Jeanine works tirelessly and often at her own expense to save the lives of desperate dogs who deserve to live beautiful lives and to find the perfect family for them. Cannot recommend enough.