Abigail needs a home.
We are trying to rehome our older schipperke, Abigail.
I have to move and will be living in some temporary housing. All of the animals will be able to transition except one, Abigail. She is a 10-13 year-old schipperke, and we do not know what to do with her.
Abigail is a special needs dog we adopted not knowing she was special needs. If she was a human she would be diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder and PTSD. She has had a miserable life, and after 2 consults with two separate animal behaviorists, she is as good as she will get: mostly pad trained (took 5 years), claustrophobic, sound sensitive, and tolerates minimal social engagement with people (on her terms).
The animal behaviorists recommended euthanasia because of the severity of her anxiety, bowel issues, and inability to be a "house dog" in a traditional sense. I couldn't do it. It isn't her fault she was abused. We do not know what to do.
She's a sweet dog, has never bit or nipped and is even friendly outside. But she has no social skills and will, as the breed tends to, run like hell when not contained. We received her as a rescue about 7 years ago but have lost track of the person who connected us to her.
We've been working with the Midwestern Schipperke Rescue orgianzation, but they do not seem to have capacity to take on Abigail. We totally understand. It's hard to find a foster home that can handle all of her needs.
Do you, or does anyone you know, have any ideas?
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