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'Needs someone to give him a chance' | St. Louis shelter dog has waited 1,250 days to be adopted

Bowie was first adopted as a puppy in 2014. A few years later, he was returned

ST. LOUIS — A local shelter dog named Bowie has been waiting a very long time to find his forever family – 1,250 days to be exact.

The 6-year-old pitbull was born in 2014 while in the care of Gateway Pet Guardians and was originally adopted as a puppy. He was returned to the shelter a few years later.

After spending a few months at the shelter, Bowie was placed in a foster home where he has been “crashing” for the last two and half years, the shelter said in a press release.

“We need help from the public to help find this guy a home. He’s a great dog who is very well trained and just needs someone to give him a chance,” said Brittany Fleming, placement manager.

Credit: Gateway Pet Guardians

Many animal shelters experience a phenomenon where a pet in their care gets looked over time and time again through no fault of their own, Gateway Pet Guardians said in the release.

Credit: Gateway Pet Guardians

Bowie’s adoption fee has been sponsored by “one of his fans” and his adopter will receive four free sessions of in-home private training and a professional photoshoot!

Credit: Gateway Pet Guardians

“Whoever adopts Bowie is going to inherit a bunch of new friends because he has quite the fan club rooting for him,” said Fleming.

If you’re interested in adopting Bowie, click here to submit an application.