Dog of the week
Bowen {Courtesy of Broward County Animal Care}

By Agrippina Fadel

Bowen is a fun-loving four-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier who can play fetch for hours.

According to Broward County Animal Care, he is about four years old and weighs 70 pounds. He came to the shelter in February as a stray. Bowen is a big boy but moves with the grace of an Afghan Hound, especially when tennis balls are involved.

He knows his cues and takes treats very gently. After a long day of play, he’s ready to take a nap right by his human’s side. This playful buddy would be a perfect companion for someone with a lot of energy and a large backyard to play in.

Like many other large dogs at the Broward Animal Care and Adoption Center, Bowen needs a kennel break. The shelter is running over capacity and needs the public to come out and adopt or foster pets.

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To adopt Bowen (A2180432), foster, or take a dog out for lunch, email the shelter at To schedule a meet-and-greet appointment and learn more about adoptable pets, email

The Adoption Center at Broward County Animal Care is located at 2400 SW 42 Street, Fort Lauderdale, and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Adoptions are at no cost and include spaying/neutering, vaccinations, a microchip, and a Broward County pet license tag.

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Agrippina Fadel
Agrippina Fadel
Agrippina Fadel grew up in Siberia and received her master's in journalism from Tyumen State University. Agrippina is also a writer and editor at She has been a US resident for over ten years and speaks English and Russian.

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