Pet Details


A.R.F. Pet ID:18602297
  • Species: Dog
  • Breed: Lhasa Apso / Bichon Frise (medium coat), Bichon Frise
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Size Potential: Small
  • Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Good with Cats? Yes
  • Good with Dogs? Yes
  • Good with Kids? Older or considerate kids only

Girlfriend is still available for adoption but might have other applicants. Learn more about our pet adoption process.

Meet Girlfriend

Girlfriend is a 6 year old female Lhasa Apso who weighs approximately 15 pounds.  This dog's adoption fee is $600. If you are still interested, please read more below:

Girlfriend is a mature girl who is friendly with dogs and cats. She likes to sleep in the human's bed and relax in a dog bed during the day. She initially was afraid of people in general.  Now she does ok around men and women, even during activity such as a floor replacement. She has come a long way since she came to A.R.F. as a rescue from a commercial puppy mill. Other dogs are her comfort and security. Girlfriend needs an understanding, patient & quiet home with another dog and a fenced yard. 

When she arrived, Girlfriend could not be touched or even caught. She shivered if a human looked at her. Today, she understands her routines and will reluctantly allow humans to pick her up and hold her. She both goes outside and uses piddle pads for pottying pretty reliably.  If her foster is relaxing in the evening, Girlfriend will even come up and bark at her to be let out.  Girlfriend has a safe-space where she can retreat when she feels unsafe which helps her greatly. She enjoys a nice, soft dog bed that she can sink into when she is out in the common areas with humans.  Seeing her transformation has been heartwarming, and we hope for a furever home that will continue to patiently introduce Girlfriend to even more love and happiness.

Only homes that meet the following requirements will be considered:

No apartments;

Has a friendly companion dog for Girlfriend;

Uses only positive training;

Has a fenced yard; and

No children under 10 years old.

Girlfriend is micro-chipped, up to date on all vaccinations.  Her new family will be required to complete a basic obedience course of their choosing.

Girlfriend's adoption fee is $600.  A meeting will not be scheduled until you have an approved application, so if you're interested in adopting Girlfriend fill out an Online Application today!

Once your application has been approved, an ARF volunteer will contact you to arrange a meeting.

More Info About Girlfriend

  • Color: White with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
  • Coat length: Medium
  • Shedding amount: None
  • Grooming needs: High
  • Energy level: Moderate
  • Activity level: Moderately Active
  • Exercise needs: Low
  • Needs a yard: Yes
  • Needs a fenced-in yard: 3 foot
  • Likes to vocalize: Quiet
  • Obedience training: Requires Obedience Training
  • Reaction to new people: Cautious

Girlfriend is still available for adoption but might have other applicants. Learn more about our pet adoption process.

All pets adopted from A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation include the following as part of their adoption fee:

  • Spay/neuter or a certificate for a low-cost spay/neuter when medically recommended
  • Microchip and registration, a permanent identification to reunite lost pets with their owners
  • Initial de-worming and flea and tick treatment
  • Age-appropriate testing for heartworm/FIV-FELV
  • Age-appropriate vaccines
  • Pre-adoption medical exam
  • A certificate for a free healthy pet exam at one of A.R.F.’s participating veterinarians within 7 days of adoption
  • Offer for a no-risk 30 day free trial with Trupanion pet medical insurance

If a cat or dog is on our website, it is still available for adoption but might have other applicants. If you find yourself interested in one of our animals, submit a no-commitment application immediately. Submitting an application does not commit you to any animal, but does get you a head start with the adoption approval process. Due to a high volume of applications, we are often unable to respond to questions until your application has been approved in approximately 3-5 business days.

We do not schedule meetings until you have an approved application.

A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation does not have a facility where applicants can visit our animals.  The majority of our dogs and cats are brought to adoption events by our volunteers. We invite everyone to come to our events, but we give priority to pre-approved applicants.

If you’re invited to meet an animal:

  • Plan to arrive on time (or early), as we cannot hold animals for any reason.
  • All human household members and dogs (if adopting another dog), must be present in order to be considered as a potential adopter.

Thank you for your interest and cooperation!