Auggie is going to a new home today. I’m a mess of tears, but I know I’m doing the right thing in loving him so much that I want him to have more opportunity for outdoors, and companionship.
His new humans are a delightful couple who are home more than I am. They also have a 10-year-old female miniature Schnauzer, and the two are fast friends already.
I’m going to miss this little guy, though.
Here’s the post that started the conversation:
I have come to the difficult decision that I must find Auggie a new home.
After 10-plus years of dog owning in St. Louis, the sad reality is that my schedule and lifestyle are just not healthy for a dog.
While I am in no hurry, I am starting to put out the word that Auggie is available for adoption with the right placement. He needs someone who is home more than I am, and who can happily tolerate his noisiness toward other dogs.
The ad might read like this:
Auggie is an 8.5-year-old miniature Schnauzer. He is loving and affectionate. He does not like other dogs. He needs regular walks several times a day. He is up-to-date on shots (October), and is neutered. He loves to run outdoors, and to tug at his leash on walks. He also loves to bark at other dogs as they walk by. Auggie was a rescue; his early life led to some abandonment issues that have now mostly been resolved. He is on a special diet (Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Urinary SO Dry Dog Food) for some crystals in his urine. He’s a sweetheart, and loved by all who meet him. His current human is facing a lack of hours to love on the little guy, and wishes to place him in a home where he can receive the attention he craves and deserves.