Bowie is a male 13-pound, estimated 4-year-old, tri-color Dachshund and possibly Papillon mix. He found his way to SBRET through a local shelter. He tested heartworm-positive, has gone through treatment and has recently been retested and is now heartworm-negative. Bowie also had a limp in his left front leg. He was diagnosed with shoulder laxity. After many months of treatment including shock wave therapy and wearing a custom made hobble, his gait has improved and the muscles in that leg are now almost normal.
This guy can be slow to warm to strangers, but when he trusts someone he will thoroughly attach himself to them. Bowie would do best in an adult home. He ignores the foster home kitty and has started playing with the other dogs and toys in the home. He does not crate well for longer than a short time, he gets very anxious and could injure himself. He wiggles his whole body when excited and happy. He is good on the leash and enjoys walks around the neighborhood. He would not require a fence but would need a couple of long walks daily to wear off some energy. Being part Dachshund, Bowie has a very loud bark; he probably would not be popular in a condo or apartment.
Bowie is up-to-date on vaccines and now is heartworm-negative. He is on a monthly heartworm and flea preventative. He will need a patient and dedicated owner to reinforce his house training. Bowie’s adoption fee is $175.