The number of Bichon Frise puppies that are available from animal rescue organizations varies from day to day. The best way to find a Bichon Frise puppy for adoption is to go through a national rescue organization that works specifically with the breed, such as the Bichon Frise Club of America Charitable Trust.
Websites for national rescue organizations list dogs available for adoption all over the country, and may also list local Bichon rescues in a specific area. For example, Bichon FurKids and Bichon and Buddies both mostly serve Southern California. However, most rescue dogs are adults, rather than puppies. A person who is willing to adopt an adult Bichon Frise should have little trouble locating available dogs from a rescue, but puppies are much less common. Due to the popularity of the breed, puppies are also usually adopted much more quickly.
Most rescue organizations, including the Bichon Frise Club of America, assist in finding reputable breeders. However, adopting a puppy from a breeder is significantly more expensive than adopting a puppy or dog from a rescue, but breeders can provide much more information about the lineage and health of the desired puppy than could a rescue or animal shelter.