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NRAS works with similar animal groups within the Northern Rivers region as well as local Councils to assist with fostering and re-homing companion animals.

Whilst NRAS has a rescue Shelter in Ballina, the organisation will continue to operate on a fostering basis where voluntary carers provide temporary housing, shelter and comfort for its animals before they are ready or able to find a new family.   

Rehoming Number:  R251000060

To view animals that are currently in NRAS' care, go to:


and his pack mates, 5 boys and a girl, were found wandering in Goonellabah late in Oct 2022. 

They were rather thin, covered in fleas and a little frightened when NRAS took them into the shelter where they were bathed, flea, tick and wormed and spread amongst a few of the NRAS foster carers. 

Bowie is named after David Bowie, as he has a unique right eye, where there is a little of the dark pigment missing.  The vets have checked this and it is suspected that there is no long or short term medical impacts.  The litter was predominantly white in colour with quite fair, pink skin, but Bowie has been particularly hardy, with no skin issues and copes well out in the sun.

Bowie is still the smallest of the boys and was very shy when first

meeting his foster family, where he was placed with his sister and two

brothers, Sonny, Cher & Prince 

Sadly, Bowie is the last of the litter to find a home. 

He is a very gentle soul who loves cuddles with his humans.

He is always keen for a walk ... eager to see people; other dogs and bikes.

He won't grow much more so will be a small to medium size dog.





Bowie will make a great family dog with or without another canine in the house.  He loves to play, and did so really well with his sister when she was with him in foster care but has also learnt to play just as well on his own.   He sleeps outside on his own, but is loving his inside time of a night for a few hours.

Bowie has won the hearts of his foster family with his amusing and cheeky behaviour, sometimes stealing the garden shovel for a chew, so chew toys are definitely a must.      

This little guy has also won the hearts of the volunteers at NRAS who would love nothing more than Bowie finding his perfect human and/or family to give him the love and further training he deserves so he can live his BEST LIFE.

To find out more about Bowie, please contact the NRAS office on 6681 1860;  email: or download a Dog Adoption Questionnaire here.

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