Bowie was adopted from Gateway Pet Guardians, a shelter in East Saint Louis, Illinois, when he was first born in 2014. But sadly, he was returned to the shelter a few years later.
Instead of staying at the shelter, he was lucky enough to get placed in a foster home after only a few months at the shelter. But when it came time to finding a forever home, nobody wanted him.
Days turned into months, and months turned into years, and after 1,250 days, Bowie still hadn’t been adopted.
Bowie is a very sweet and friendly dog who is well-trained. His adoption fee had already been paid for, and the rescue agreed to give Bowie’s future adopter four free private training sessions and a professional photoshoot.
Gateway Pet Guardians decided to share Bowie’s story on social media, in hopes of garnering the attention of someone who would want to give him a chance.
Their post worked, and they received more than 40 applications from people who wanted to adopt Bowie. They went through all of them very carefully to find him the perfect home.
They met with a woman who they felt was the perfect candidate, and she adopted Bowie this past weekend!
After 2.5 years in foster care, Bowie is finally home!
In the video below, you’ll see Bowie’s adorable reaction to finding out he’s finally been adopted.