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My name is Bowie!

Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier Dog for adoption in Fairfax, Virginia - Bowie
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Bowie's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Bowie's Story...
UPDATED BIO 12/13/08: Bowie here - I'm 2 years old and weigh 8# and am being fostered in Miami, FL. I just wanted to let everyone know that with some physical therapy, the Dogtor is hopeful that I can keep all FOUR legs, wahoo!! In the meantime, FM is a drill sergeant with all the PT she's making me do like swimming on a suspended net in the bathtub and picking up my good legs so I have to use my "bad" one. I'm pretty tired, but not too tired to play with Annie, my 15 mo old fur-sister! Anyway, keep sending me lots and lots of yorkie prayers so that my leg gets better and I can be good as new!


UPDATED BIO 11/8/08: Bowie here - I'm still 2 years old and still weigh 8#. Remember me? Well, I'm cute, I'm loveable, I'm housetrained,and I'm small. The only reason I can think of why I'm not adopted yet is a little bit of hesitation to adopt a possible 3-legged yorkie. I'm not sure that those of you reading this understand how COOL it would be to have a tripod.

Here are the top 5 reasons to adopt a 3-legged dog.....

5) I'm unique.

4) I'll weigh less with only 3 legs; so, it's easier to carry me around.

3) There are all kinds of items out there to wear to show support for my tripod friends (bumper sticker, t-shirts, etc).

2) I'm a conversation starter. Everybody at the dog park knows me and loves me.

1) I am gonna love you with all my heart whether I have 4 legs or 3.


So, adopt me already! Here's a few things FM wants me to tell you. She says I need a yard with a fence. I LOVE to run run run, but my listening skills are still in the works. I don't always come when called (especially if I get distracted by a squirrel, runner, bicyclist, other dog, etc.) Also, I need a playmate of similar size and age. Come on! That's not that hard now is it?


UPDATED BIO 10/31/08: Happy Howl-o-ween! Bowie here, I'm 2 years old and weigh 8#; I'm being fostered in Miami, FL. FM dressed me in this preppy little blue shirt. Aren't I handsome? Well, here's my story..... We think maybe a car or a person hurt me really bad... My leg isn't broken but the nerves are damaged. While there's a small chance the nerves could regenerate, the dogtor seems to think I'm gonna have to have my leg removed. The only bummer about this is......we're not gonna know until 5 weeks from now..... I'd like to just get it over with since I'm so fast on 3 legs as it is. (FM says we gotta wait, so we'll wait). Anyway, you should see me run - I'm fast like a little bunny rabbit. Nothing's gonna slow me down - I'm Super Bowie!


Well, while I'm waiting, you could still fill out an application for little ol' me so that when I'm ready, you'll either take home a really cool 4-legged or a really cool 3-legged pup. I'm housetrained. I can sit on command. I'm super cute, and my barking's gotten much better. Come on... you'll be glad you did. Just one thing.....no kids for me. I'm okay with children over 12 years old, and I'd love a fur-brother or fur-sister since I love to play.


UPDATED BIO 10/24/08: Bowie is a 2 y/o 8# yorkie boy with a serious but treatable injury to his leg. It has been two weeks since he was rescued from a high-kill shelter, and although his prognosis was poor, we continued to hope that there would be some improvement. The specialist told us we should wait a full 8 weeks to see if there are any changes, but we are keeping in mind the possibility that Bowie might have to have that leg amputated (see below for what Bowie had to say about that). In spite of all that, Bowie continues to thrive in his foster mom; he gets along with other dogs (big and small.... he runs so fast and keeps up with all of them!). He also loves people and and definitely loves the attention they give him. He still barks at pedestrians, but he doesn't bark much in the house anymore as he becomes accustomed to the usual sounds. He and his foster brother Lewy love to play-play-play! One more thing we learned about Bowie.... he is housetrained - YEAH!!!!! Bowie prefers to go on the wee wee pad and hasn't had a single accident in the house in the past week, even with Foster Mom away all day at work. Bowie is a darling little sweetheart who loves to cuddle and who will just melt your heart. Yes, he may be a "tripod", but he is very resilient. To watch him now walking on only 3 legs, but keeping up with and surpassing other dogs in the park, is truly inspirational. Bowie is a special little boy who cannot wait to make an equally special family proud of him.


UPDATED BIO 10/15/08: Bowie is only 2 y/o and weighs 7.8#. He is being fostered in Miami, FL. He is doing really, really good in his foster home. He jumps up on the bed and the sofa using only three legs. Bowie is sweet and very friendly; when he goes for walks, he loves to go up to people because he knows they are going to pet him and tell him how cute he is. :) Foster Mom even took him on a couple of trips to the dog park, and Bowie was busy trying to find himself a family to take him home, being the Mr. Personality that he is! That said, Bowie does bark at pedestrians while on walks, especially those of fast-moving objects (bikes, rollerblades, or even runners). He mainly barks at men, but when they approach him, he is very friendly. He is definitely a big dog trapped in the body of a small dog. Bowie is still getting a feel for his surroundings and does bark at noises outside, but he is learning to be more confident. Bowie would do best in a house with a fenced-in yard, preferably with another dog of similar age and weight.

ORIGINAL BIO 10-11-2008: Meet Bowie (pronounced like Joey.... or David Bowie). He is lucky to be alive today.....Bowie was found limping on the side of a road after most likely being hit by a vehicle. He was picked up and brought to an animal shelter where for 6 days, Bowie waited and waited for someone to come for him and take him home. No one came. :( Thankfully, one of the shelter volunteers contacted UYR with his picture and told us his story. Now this little boy is on his way to recovery. Bowie is 3 years old and weighs 7.8#. He has an injury to his front wrist or paw and will possibly need surgery to correct it. This little boy has been through so much pain and sadness, but his sad days are over. Bowie is a sweet little boy who gets along with other dogs and loves to play. Stay tuned for more info after Bowie sees the vet on Monday to have x-rays to determine the extent of his injury. Bowie is being fostered in Miami, FL.

Facts about Bowie

  • Breed: Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 8-130

Other Pets at United Yorkie Rescue - VA - Jennifer Methot

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Bowie, a Fairfax Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier for sale in Fairfax, or seeking a Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier dog from a breeder in Fairfax.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Fairfax already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Fairfax breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier breeders who help with Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Fairfax paves the way for another one to be saved.