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‘Diamond dog’ Bowie searching for his heroes after over 100 homeless days

A dog named after David Bowie is desperately hoping for some ch-ch-changes soon, after spending over 100 days waiting to find a new home.

The handsome two-year-old bull mastiff was named Bowie by the team at the Tiverton Blue Cross rehoming centre because, like the Ziggy Stardust singer, he has mis-matched eyes.

Bowie arrived at the pet charity’s Tiverton centre in November last year, but has struggled to find a home, despite his lovely character.

Jay Cruikshanks, Rehoming Centre Manager at Tiverton Blue Cross, says that Bowie isn’t a dog for ‘Absolute Beginners’: “Bowie really is a ‘Diamond Dog’ but because he is a big, powerful boy, we want to make sure we find him just the right home with experienced owners, who are used to this kind of giant breed.

“It’s heart breaking that this lovely boy is now the longest staying dog at the centre. If you have lots of experience of these fantastic dogs, please get in touch and find out more about Bowie – seeing him happy in a new home would have us all ‘Dancing in the Street’!”

Bowie would like to be the only pet in his new home, but he loves people and would happily live with children who are used to being around dogs his size. To find out more about Bowie, visit or call Blue Cross Tiverton on 0300 777 1560.


Notes to Editors

• Photos of Bowie attached. • The Blue Cross pet rehoming centre in Tiverton has been helping homeless and abandoned pets across North Devon and parts of Somerset since 1985. The centre rehomes hundreds of cats and dogs every year and also has a veterinary welfare clinic with provides treatment to pets of eligible owners on low incomes (call the centre to find out more). • To contact the centre, call 0300 777 1560 or drop in at Chilton Gate, Bickleigh, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 8RS (check the website or call ahead for opening times). • Sick, injured and homeless pets have relied on Blue Cross since 1897. Abandoned or unwanted, ill or injured, pets turn to us for help every year. Our doors are always open to them, and with your support, they always will be. • Each year, thousands of cats, dogs, small pets and horses turn to our animal hospitals, clinics and rehoming services for treatment and to find them the happy homes they deserve. • For more information, please visit

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