Thanks for your reply. I think I have found a great family for him in Las Vegas. Balou needs a family to play with, space to run, and someone with the means to get him the training he needs. (Although he is adorably handsome he is very stubborn).
Unfortunately, I had him at a rough time in my life. When I initially made the commitment to him, I was making more money, had a live in partner, and worked only 40 hours. Since then I have received a pay cut, work more hours, and now am a single mother to him. I tried to tough it out for about 8 months, until I decided that he would be a great Christmas gift for a family that has the means to love him and treat him the way I couldn't provide for him.
I am going to stay in contact with his new family, they even offered that I could stop by when I was in town to see him. I am so happy that I feel like I have found the best option for him to be really taken care of the way he deserves.
Thanks for your services,