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There is an annual online auctions with proceeds benefitting bichon rescue groups. If you have anything you would like to donate to that effort, we would be glad to put you in contact with the coordinator.

Otherwise, there are pets that need a whole lot more help than our spoiled bichons. Crawford County Humane Society is a small rural shelter that works miracles on a tiny budget - but they still need all the help they can get. Their website: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/crawfordcounty.html or e-mail cchumanesociety@yahoo.com.

Who We Are

Centril Illinois Bichon Rescue was founded to serve the needs of Bichon Frises and their owners in Central Illinois. However, we do not discriminate and consequently you will see some un-bichonly pets in our Pet List occasionally!

Adopting a friend

Please contact us by e-mail if you are interested in any of the pets on our Pet List. If you would like help finding another particular breed, we'd be delighted to help you make contact with the appropriate rescue folks. Our e-mail address is rescue@centril.net.

If you are going to be adopting a bichon, or one of our other dogs, we do require that you fill out an application, which we would be glad to e-mail, fax, or mail to you. We also require a home visit and/or vet reference from adoptive homes. All pets adopted through Central Illinois Bichon Rescue will be spayed/neutered prior to adoption, age permitting. (Those too young to be spayed/neutered must be neutered at the appropriate age, as specified in our adoption contract.) We do not allow any of our pets to go to primarily outdoor homes. (This is also in our adoption contract, a copy of which can be e-mailed or faxed to you upon request.)

Come Visit Us!

Since Central Illinois Bichon Rescue is a rescue group and not a shelter, we have pets in fostercare with individuals. If you see a pet you are interested in, please contact us, and we will help you make arrangements to meet that pet. An application on file is a prerequisite for meeting any of the pets.

Because of the high volume of applicants and rather low volume of dogs, we do not maintain a waiting list. You may want to check with Nancy in Chicago, bichon.nancy@worldnet.att.net to see if she currently has any rescues, or look at the Rescue Volunteer Contact Directory at BichonRescue.org. Please also review the Bichon Frise Club of America web site and look for their Breeders Directory & Information Source. You may pay more initially, but you will be save in the long run when you buy a puppy from a quality breeder, AND you won't be supporting puppy mills which breed dogs indescriminately with no regard for the quality and health of the puppies or quality of life for the adults.


Central IL Bichon Rescue
Urbana, IL 61801
Email: rescue@centril.net
Phone: 217-369-7056
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter



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