A home for Old Man Dean
(St George, Utah)
Our family had a previous 12 year old mini Schnauzer that passed away just after Thanksgiving due to MRSA. My father has always had rescue Schnauzers. I have always loved this breed.
In Sept of 2015 I began seeing photo of a Schnauzer on FB for one of my local shelters here in Southern Utah. Day after day I saw his picture and was sad to see him still there. He was listed as 8 years old and had been abandoned by a lake here during the hot summer days of 100+.
One day my daughter says I am at the shelter do you want to come and meet "franz", the name the shelter gave him. She came and got me and took me to meet him. I fell in love with him right away. I sat down on the concrete stoop in the play yard and waited to see what would happen. He came right over to me, without me calling him, sat next to me and leaned against me. And that was that. I knew he was much older than 8 and I didn't care. He also had some serious mouth and cracked, broken and missing teeth, causing the worst breath ever. My daughter was his benefactor paying a lot of money to get his mouth fixed, he ended up with four teeth :)
We found out he was 12 years old! He was named DEAN by me and we often call him old man Dean. He is wonderful!!!! He plays, is very high spirited, and constantly waggles his little tail. I am so thrilled with him. Dean keeps me company, is a great guard dog. I love him. He is now 13 and still going strong.
Vet says he is a full Schnauzer just his ears were never done. He does have a docked tail, and all the lumpy bumps and fatty tumors Schnauzers are prone to. He has a very healthy heart which was great to here.