Male Retriever named Fowler available for adoption

Adoptable Male Retriever


Breed: Retriever
Primary Breed: Retriever
Age: Senior
Color: Tan
Sex: Male


Remember Fowler from National Geographic's Dogtown TV show? His story is pretty unforgettable. He was one of 144 animals rescued from Gabbs, Nevada in the winter of 2008. Best Friends, along with several animal rescue organizations, committed to saving the frightened, abandoned animals that were doing their best to survive the harsh winter on their own. Fowler was one of those dogs, but the minute he was saved, he was ready to snuggle up and give love! He just wanted to feel safe.Fowler is longing to be picked for a home. He's a good boy, and very popular around the sanctuary. He was underweight at first, of course, but he loves food! So this growing boy is getting bigger and bigger. He loves going for walks, and thrives on love and attention. He likes ladies the best! Considering how helpless he was when Best Friends first found him, it's not surprising he gets scared easily, but he's getting more confident and mature every day. He may not be ready for cats or little kids yet ? he's overcoming real trauma! But he's a darling little guy, and so young ? he's bound to grow into a fabulous dog, and become the love of somebody's life.Won't you adopt a precious little TV star?

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


This cat has tested positive for FIV. FIV-positive cats can live normal lives both in quality and duration. They are great pets! There is a misconception that cats with FIV cannot live with other cats. That’s simply not true. Learn the risks here.


This cat has tested positive for feline leukemia, or FeLV. FeLV-positive cats can live perfectly happy lives, and they deserve to do so. People who have FeLV-positive cats just need to be aware that they may have a shorter life span and that they need to be taken to a veterinarian as soon as a problem is noted. Read more here.


This cat has been declawed by previous owners.