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Size: Large
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Breeds: American Bulldog, Crossbreed
No Cats

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Hi! I’m Bowie, and I am a two year old American bulldog.

I was found and rescued in Memphis,Tennessee, where I lived my entire life tied to a tree by a 30 pound chain and lock around my neck. I was miserable and unloved. I never lived in a home or felt love until coming into foster care. It took me a little while to figure out how to be a family dog, but I am a fast learner! (Clear direction, a kind voice and TREATS help me know what you want from me).

My foster mom says I am fully vetted. Since November of 2019, I have been in training with Heather ​Gutshall ACDBC,CPDT-KA, to help me adapt to human interaction and kind words – concepts previously unknown to me! They tell me I have made significant progress and I’m eager to learn, despite my troubled past. I am a happy, loving, intelligent dog, and I’m also incredibly loyal.

I get along with other dogs, but, I am still learning about sharing. I hold on to my most prized possessions. My trainer and foster mom say I do this because I came from an environment where I was not fed every day and I was forced to be independent. I continue to work on my possessiveness in training, and though I’m getting better, my humans recommend that I continue with professional training in my new home.

I am a strong 60 pound boy! I get along with lots of people and animals, but I chase cats, so it’s better if I don’t live with them. Because I’m so strong, it’s better if I live with older kids or teenagers who understand what I need. I require a fenced yard so I can have freedom to run, play, and do dog things without being tied up ever again.

My foster mom says my ideal family is one who can welcome me with patience, and is knowledgeable about my breed. I am a protective dog, as well as playful and happy. I love long walks and car rides, so I am seeking a family who can plan on helping me get plenty of exercise. Since I am so loyal, my trust must be earned through multiple visits and interactions. This will help me adapt well into my new and welcoming home so I can be your best loving companion. I am living in New England with my foster mom. You know you would like to learn more about me!! My foster mom loves to brag about me, and she would be happy to talk to you to see if l would be a good forever family member! I can’t wait to meet you!

Name: Bowie
Breed: American Bulldog mix
Sex: Male
Age: 3 years old
Weight: 60 pounds
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: Over 12
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: No

Adoption Donation: 250.00

Interested in a specific dog, please fill out an application if you are interested in a dog. The number of individual inquiries is overwhelming and we are finding it difficult to respond to each one. We cannot guarantee you will receive a timely response.

Paws New England is a rescue, not a shelter, and as such we do not have our dogs housed in one location - they are in foster homes both in New England and in our southern foster homes.   If you’re interested in a specific dog, please complete a short online application and you will receive a reply within 48 hours so you can ask questions.

At present, if a dog is listed on our website, the dog is considered still available HOWEVER, may have applications that have come in before yours but it’s still too early to know if any are a good match; therefore we encourage you to apply.

NOTICE WITH REGARD TO LOCATION OF DOGS:  Please note: Paws New England is a foster-based rescue. We do not have a brick and mortar building to house the dogs we rescue. We have found that dogs in foster homes are much more adoptable because they have been observed in a home setting. Dogs listed with Paws New England typically reside in various locations throughout the south (primarily Tennessee, Texas, and Arkansas) and New England (not necessarily in the state of Rhode Island). You will be notified by the adoption coordinator of the location of the dog you are interested in so you have the ability to decide whether to pursue adoption or not.

Dogs transported to New England are done so at a fee of $150.00 paid directly to the transporting company by Paws New England; no additional transport costs are responsibility of adopter. This fee is included in the adoption donation.

Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.

Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your dog will help others in need.

All known information about the animal is listed above. We do our best to give accurate information, but most of our dogs are rescues and do not come with a known history.

Paws New England abides by the dog importation regulations set forth in the states of MA, CT, NH and RI.