Please read our dog bios carefully to be sure that the dog you are applying for suits your family and lifestyle. At Pound Dog Rescue, we believe in the benefits of post-adoption training for our dogs and their families. This allows for continued socialization, and learning and helps to create a well-mannered and balanced dog. Post-adoption training is a requirement in our adoption process.

This cute, little ball of fluff is Bowie!  He is a beautiful silky white Coton de Tulear X Bichon Frise.  He has a bright white, curly coat of hair and tips the scales at a whopping 12lbs.  He is a 7-month-old puppy mill discard that Pound Dog rescued and brought into their care.  He is a happy puppy and always willing to please.  He recently received his vaccinations and was neutered.  During his examination, it was noted that he is currently missing some teeth in the back of his mouth (tooth# 110, 210, 311, 411).  This should be noted to the adopter’s veterinarian as something to watch.

 In just a few short weeks Bowie has shed his scared, shy exterior and has evolved into a happy, lovable little companion.   He loves his humans and always wants to be around them, or on them.  Bowie is the epitome of a lapdog.  He is happiest snuggling, cuddling and licking his humans.  He will lovingly follow you everywhere and will sometimes end up getting in your feet.  You will need to be aware of his location so as not to trip.  I mention this from experience as I have tripped over this little guy a time or two.  He will not be suitable in a home if there is a person who is unstable on their feet.

Bowie is currently living with a Moyen Poodle and 2 Standard Poodles.  Everyone is 5 times his size!  But Bowie is no speed bump, he runs and plays with the big dogs!  He is right in there running, wrestling, tug of war and anything else they throw at him.  His foster sisters and brother are very gentle with him, so he enjoys play time with them.  However, once playtime is over, Bowie is back to snuggle time.  

Bowie has settled well into a regular routine.  He sleeps a solid 8 hours and is house trained.  He will go to the back door when he needs outside, however he will need to be watched as a young puppy’s attention can wander very quickly.  If you miss the chance to let him outside, he could have an accident.  Bowie is still being crate trained and does not always love this process.  He will vocalize his unhappiness for a few minutes and then will settle down and go to sleep.  We continue to feed him in the crate to reinforce that it is a safe space. He has started to use the crate to his benefit when he steals a toy.  He will quickly hide in his crate as he knows all the other dogs can’t fit.  He is cute and smart!

Bowie will need to be crated when left alone.  He is very inquisitive and can get himself into trouble.  He considers anything knee level or lower his to play with, chew on or drag around the house.   He is very curious and will explore on his own.   Make sure everything is put away and, in its place, or it will end up with Bowie.  I have found socks, shoes, pants, shirts all on his blanket.  This little guy will drag everything and anything to his spot in the middle of the living room.  

Bowie is considered hypoallergenic as he is a hair breed dog.  With this comes regular brushing, bathing, ear cleaning and grooming.  Bowie has handled all his baths and grooming well.  I have done a quick groom on him and kept it to under 30 minutes which he handled well.  This breed requires regular brushing so that matting does not occur. He is still unsure of brushing, so we go in small increments to get him used to the whole grooming process.   

Bowie loves the outdoors and his walks.  He is still trying to master the art of leash walking.  However, he does now understand that it is not a constraint but gives him access to the outside world.  Originally, he would thrash on a leash but has learned to walk nicely with his pack.  He does require regular encouragement and correction.  Bowie is a smart boy and loves to please his humans.  He will be an excellent candidate for advanced training and/or tricks.  All of this will help him flourish and grow into a confident little man.

Since Bowie is a puppy, he needs a family with children 7 years of age or older.  He would make a great companion for someone who is home more than away as currently he is crated for a maximum of 3 hours per day.  Bowie has been a joy to foster, and he packs a lot of love into that tiny little body.  Are you looking for a cuddly couch companion?