I thought I’d share a happy ending for our second NY AC&C dog. In September 2014, we adopted Jackson (10-year-old Belgian Malinois mix) from the Manhattan AC&C. We renamed him Mauser, because he didn’t answer to Jackson, and he spent 54 amazing, glorious weeks with us. He transitioned from city life to country life in a snap, and brought us so much joy. In October 2015, he passed away, on his terms, at home, surrounded by his family.
We admitted the house was too quiet, we agreed that, when Mauser found us the right dog, he’d send the dog our way. In November 2015, by sheer luck, I happened to see a post for Jackson (9-year-old, German Shepherd mix), at the Staten Island AC&C, while we were on our way from a wedding to the reception. I bawled and my husband and I agreed that if Mauser could find a way to get him to us, Jackson had a home with us. His eval hadn’t been completed yet, and because they wouldn’t hold him for a member of the public, I knew Angel Mauser had some work to do.
We found a rescue who would pull him once his eval was complete, assuming it was good. Sure enough, his eval was better than Mauser’s, and the rescue pulled him for us. Six weeks to the day after Mauser passed away, Jackson came home to us. He too didn’t answer to Jackson, so we named him Schultz. As I write this, Schultz is snoozing on his dog bed, which had also been Mauser’s bed. He has an affinity for the same chair Mauser loved, and curls up in it the same way Mauser did. Oddly enough, that chair came from my husband’s grandparents’ apartment in Brooklyn, so maybe it emits NYC vibes.
Schultz is home, safe, and he’s fitting in well.