Dog named after David Bowie finds new home

Dog named after David Bowie finds new home

A rescue dog previously overlooked by hundreds of people because of his different colour eyes like his British rock star namesake David Bowie has finally found a new home.

It is believed prospective owners visiting the rehoming centre in Bridgend had been put off by Bowie's different colour eyes, which were similar to the late famous singer's.

Staff said lurcher cross Bowie had been at the Dogs Trust rehoming centre in Bridgend since November "because of his different-coloured eyes".

The singer's son Duncan Jones tweeted support for a bid to rehome Bowie, three, earlier this month.

His new owner Dr Nia Bowen said she "fell in love instantly".

The dogs home said no-one had shown any interest in the "quirky canine with bundles of energy".

But when Dr Bowen saw the online appeal to find him a new home, she was smitten, the BBC reported.

"We had recently lost our dogs so we weren't necessarily looking to get another one straightaway," she said.

"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."

Angela Wetherall, the rehoming centre manager, added: "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," Wetherall added.

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