I found her the most wonderful home! She's now with a lady from Edmonds, Washington, who had her own little schnauzer, Angel, who died about two months ago after a series of seizures. As we talked, we found dozens of little things we have in common -- very similar personalities, similar faith/beliefs, similar family history and marriage history and living situation. Other than that Lizzy does not like the rain (and I'm about to move to Bellingham, so I kept telling her she was going to have to make friends with the rain), it was a perfect match. Marsha drove all the way over from Edmonds so I wouldn't have to drive, and we met at Lizzy's groomer, who also posted a photo of Lizzy on their website and in the shop. They offered to be a meeting place so I wouldn't have to have someone take Lizzy out of my home. I couldn't bear the thought of that. Lizzy took to her right away, and Marsha has reported back that she did well on that long drive (I had really been working to get her relax about being in the car), that her appetite is fine and that she's adjusting very well. She goes looking for me sometimes, and whimpers a little, but she's really settling in well.
I thought first of Rescue Me because I wanted someone with a heart for rescuing animals. I would have never taken her back to the shelter or posted her on Craigslist. Only serious dog lovers, and preferably only serious schnauzer lovers because they are just themselves -- their own personalities, and those of us who love them really love them.
The best news is that Marsha and I became friends and we keep in touch on Facebook and with email. And with me moving to Bellingham soon, she's already invited me to come visit them and see Lizzy whenever I like. I'll wait a good while so Lizzy can settle in and my heart can heal a little, but I'm so thankful to be able to hear how she's doing.
Thanks for all you do. It may be awhile before I can put a check in the mail with all my moving expenses, but I will. Thanks for asking after Lizzy. Our story has a happy ending.