Bowie’s life was pitiful for at least four years while chained outside up north. Her emaciated body told us she wasn’t fed regularly as did her under developed figure. Being un-fixed meant she had to ward off wild animals each time her cycle attracted them. Her teeth are all fractured and worn down, indicative to constant chewing on the chain to free herself. The Humane society deemed her “un-adoptable” because of aggressive behavior. We saw a scared dog, and assumed her into our rescue. She was groomed right away ridding her of mats and excessive dirt. She was put on a weight gaining diet and fed lots of treats. Sadly Bowie’s demons kept her up all night, pacing, whining and guarding in a heart-breakingly stressful state. We consulted two vets who both advised she be put down MAINLY due to her mental state but compounded by her age, an unknown tumor in her belly and the condition of her teeth. They advised fixing her teeth will be excessively costly. (especially for a rescue based on donations) Bowie had one failed adoption, and her future was grim. When not battling unseen monsters, Bowie was the sweetest, gentlest little dog and tried her very best to be a good girl. We gave her another chance. A young couple was her best and likely last hope. They patiently came several times to visit and walk her. They understood and accepted all her quirks. They fell in love with her the first time they met, but new she may not come around. They took their time with her, until Bowie realized these were “her people” and the best a girl-dog could ask for. Bowie’s doing her very best to be a “normal” dog despite her challenges. Her family is committed to managing her stressful episodes offering love and support through those tough times. We are committed to fixing Bowie’s teeth no matter what the expense, and removing the tumor. We are just happy this little dog has a home she’s safe in, never to be ties up or left outside again.
Bowie now Zoey will be scheduled for surgery in the next couple weeks.