This big and beautiful dog is Bowie! Bowie is very sweet and quickly becomes friends with everyone he meets. He loves playing fetch and going on long walks. Bowie can be mouthy and jumpy when he is excited, but with some training, this smart boy will quickly learn some manners. He is very food motivated, which is great for training using treats as rewards. His gorgeous, thick coat can easily become matted, so his adopters will need to help him maintain his fur with regular brushing. Bowie is around one year old and is still young, so he is looking for an active family that can provide him with the exercise, training, and enrichment that he needs to thrive!
Due to Bowie’s size and his occasional jumping, he would do best in a home with no small children. Bowie has made some doggy friends while in our care, and could do well in a home with a calm and quiet canine friend. He did not have the best experience with cats in a previous home and would ideally go to a home with no resident cats.
Do you think you could be Bowie’s person? Here are some ways to find out:
1.) Visit our centre to meet this pet during adoption viewings Friday to Tuesday noon to 3pm, learn more about their ideal match, and apply to adopt in person; or
2.) Submit an online application adopt.spca.bc.ca and staff will contact the first suitable adopter to set-up a visit! Kindly note that due to the high number of applications and the availability of walk-in adoptions an online applicant would have to be available to come in for a meet within 24 hrs.
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- Days in care: 17
- Approximate age: 1 year old
- Pet Type: Dog
- Breed: German Shepherd / Rottweiler
- Colour: Red Gold / Black
- Weight: 40.9 kg
- Sex: Male
- Location: BC SPCA Richmond, Richmond B.C.
- Animal ID: 568331
- Spay or neuter surgery is included with the adoption of all dogs, cats and rabbits.
- Adoption fees
CompatibilityImportant: The history and compatibility of an animal is not always known. If certain compatibility criteria have been identified, they will be listed here or in the animal's description.
- No Small Children
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