I am already neutered and housetrained.
Brody (5 yrs old) is from my boyfriend's past marriage, as his ex-wife explained to him several months ago that she needed us to take Brody while she got her life situation together. My boyfriend felt bad and has a connection with Brody so he agreed. Now the ex-wife can't take Brody back. We've been faced with issues from our current super-rambunctious puppy Bronco, that conflicts with Brody's needs. It would be ideal for Brody to be either in a home with no other dogs or to be immediately trained to be around other dogs. Brody won't be on the antagonizing end of interactions with dogs, but does defend himself in situations such as our young rottweiler aggressively demanding playtime.
Financially, we can't train or care for both dogs at this time. I don't want to continue to postpone tending to these dogs' well-being due to finances.
To be completely up front, I am disappointed with how this whole situation has turned out, but I am now taking the solution-oriented route and hoping that Brody will very soon be an affectionate companion to someone who can reciprocate that. Brody is a very loving dog who sleeps with us every night, working his way fully under the blanket by morning. He's very alert and attentive to his surroundings. It's very cute how excited he gets when we come home, wagging his whole bulldog-daschund body. What I noticed most is how much he seems to love people he's comfortable around, he's really got a lot of companionship and love to offer to a new home.
Brody is house-trained and does very well off leash. Brody does well on walks, occasionally pulling with excitement if he hasn't been walked consistently.
The timeline of Brody's ownership is as follows. The first 1.5 years of his life, he was owned by my boyfriend and his ex-wife during their marriage. Their divorce occurred, Brody stayed with the ex-wife for 3ish years until about 6 months ago when she reached out to him, and we've now had him for 6 months. Brody is by no means a troubled dog, but looking out for his quality of life he could be much happier without such an energetic dog around.