Dog named after David Bowie finally gets forever home

Unwanted dog finds home after online appeal

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Dog named after David Bowie finally gets forever home


A dog named after David Bowie because of his different coloured eyes has finally found a new home after months of being rejected.

The Dogs Trust said Bowie had been overlooked by hundreds of people because of his eyes.

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His search for a new home was given a big boost when David Bowie's son Duncan Jones stepped in to help and shared his story on Twitter.



The three-year-old Lurcher cross had been residing at the charity's rehoming centre in Bridgend since November 2016, until he caught the eye of new owner Doctor Nia Bowen who had seen the appeal online to get him a home.

Dr Nia Bowen said it was love at first sight. According to the Dogs Trust, she said: "We had recently lost our dogs so we weren't necessarily looking to get another one straightaway.

"But when we saw Bowie's photo online calling for people to give him a home, we fell in love instantly.

"He is a brilliant, bouncy boy, with a real zest for life, and we're so pleased to be able to give him a happy home."

Angela Wetherall, rehoming centre manager, said they were grateful for Duncan's intervention: "We are so pleased that Bowie has found the forever home he deserves," she said. "He was quite the celebrity at the centre with staff and we're so pleased that the appeals to get him a home were seen and heard.

"We are very grateful for the media attention and to David Bowie's son for tweeting about this lovely dog. He's a little star and we know he'll be very happy with his new owners."

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