I am already neutered, housetrained, and up to date with shots.
Schoen (which translates as "handsome" in German) is one of the sweetest guys we've come across. This housebroken boy is quite gentle (indeed Schoen is so easy-going that he is permitted to wander freely around the front-office with his daughter, Unique), and just loves it when you show him a little extra attention-- wagging his tail back and forth, while looking up at you with a joyful glint in his eye. When out on a walk, Schoen is very attuned to his walker; taking an unspoken cue from his human companion when she stops to talk with a friend, Schoen lays down patiently and quietly in the soft grass to wait for the walk to resume. When attention is focused back on Schoen, he wags his tail excitedly and gives his human friend sweet little kisses of delight, on her cheek. Schoen has the energy of a dog half his age (or younger), and walks down the park pathways confidently, unfazed by passing dogs along the way. If he happens to find a tennis ball, he carries it proudly, as though he has just found this very special prize that has been hidden in the grass, just for him. It is pure joy to watch this ten year-old dog run after, fetch, catch on the fly (yes, really!) and drop when asked, a ball. You feel as though you are letting him have a much longed-for opportunity to be a puppy for the first time in a long time.
Consider giving this special boy who literally smiles upon seeing his favorite volunteer, whose beautiful coat feels as soft as velvet (the stroking of which can soothe sadness and despair), and whose spirit is that of a young dog who wants to experience joy outside of the shelter, once again--for it is obvious that Schoen was once loved and cared for-- but sadly, after years of being a loyal and loving companion was surrendered out of necessity.
Watch videos of Schoen & Unique!