1 year old • Male • 27 lbs
Bowie is an adorable white and brown puppy with velvety soft fur. He is blind.
Bowie is outgoing, fearless, and LOVES to snuggle. He is crate-trained and does great. His house-training is going well and he is improving with leash training. Bowie does great with my grandchildren during their visits, ages 5 and 9, however we do suggest that he not live with any children under the age of 5. He also relishes the company of other dogs and will definitely need a companion dog, any size!
Blind dogs typically do best living in a home with a long-term dog companion to act as their guide and with whom they can build a trusting relationship. Blind dogs also need a stable and consistent living environment without a lot of furniture moving or home moving so that they aren't stressed by having to figure out a new environment and how to feel secure.
Bowie is up-to-date on vaccinations and microchipped. Although Bowie is blind he gets around fairly well, especially because he just came into foster on June 20! He is learning how to navigate more every day.
Bowie's owner was ill and was not able to continue taking care of him.
IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall (www.cheerydogs.com) to encourage a life-long and successful bond between the dog and the adopter. Group classes for puppies and adult dogs are provided at a substantial discount to IAR adopters.