Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Howie is a six year old Miniature Schnauzer who needs a forever home. Howie has no particularly sad story to tell, no special needs, and he's not in any danger of being euthanized in a kill shelter. Howie just needs a great home to call his own.
Originally I read about Howie on my friend Denise's blog back at the end of May. Denise is one of the founders of Schnauzer Paws Rescue. As far as I know Schnauzer Paws is the only organized schnauzer rescue group located in New England. They operate with a very small dedicated group of volunteers and like most rescue groups often struggle financially. When Denise blogged about Howie again a few days ago I was surprised to see he was still available. A relatively young, healthy, handsome guy with no real behavioral problems generally doesn't stay in foster care for long.
When I asked Denise about him she said rescue in general is just slow. No applications have been coming in at all. Other groups she is in contact with are experiencing similar issues. I'm guessing it has something to do with the distractions of summer but who knows? That doesn't change anything for Howie however. He still needs a great home.
If you are interested in adopting Howie , you can submit an application online at Schnauzer Paw's website. The site also has a link where other available dogs are listed. If you aren't looking to add a family member to your home at this time but would like to make an always needed and greatly appreciated donation you can do that on the website as well.
***UPDATE*** Howie has a new home! Thanks to Tom Ryan for sharing the link to this story on his Facebook page.