Change the Lives of Troubled Youth & Shelter Dogs

Aug 30, 2011

Pointer travels interstate to find his new home.

Bowe lounging in our Kennel Office
Bowe lounging in our Kennel Office

Bowe aka. Splatt – English Pointer

Bowe was found wandering as a stray on the streets of Riverton, Utah.  In May 2011, he was picked up by the Riverton City Animal Control.  The facility is a small animal shelter that caters to a town of about 38,000 people.  Bowe came to be with Amara Christenson and the team at Riverton Animal Control and stayed with them for nearly 2 months.  During that time Bowe became a favorite of the workers’ and volunteers there.

As the months rolled by, sweet Bowe was not finding a home, so Amara sent an e-mail blast to all of her contacts and it was Amanda from Amelia’s Angels Rescue who forwarded us the e-mail.  A transport of eight other dogs were being brought from Utah to Seattle, Washington within a few days and would be picked up by another Animal Rescue group based out of British Columbia, so we all had to act fast!!  This transport was being organized by two very dedicated ladies from Tooele Animal Outreach Dog Rescue, Denise and Marci.  Denise and Marci had never done a transportation trip before and this was their first time.  They were planning on leaving Utah on a late Friday and being in Seattle area by Saturday afternoon.  Using their own personal funds along with a few donations that they had received, they set out on their long journey.  Project POOCH coordinated with Tooele to have one of our volunteers pick up Bowe in Seattle and bring him into our program. 

Bowe has completed our program and has found a loving home with a family who adore him.  He has a new brother that is a German Shorthair by the name of Elvis, and they are inseparable!!!  Bowe has become a permanent resident of the State of Oregon with his new family and is healthy, happy, and thriving.  



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Project Pooch, Inc.

Woodburn, OR, United States

Project Leader

Joan Dalton

Lake Oswego, OR United States

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