i totally understand what you're saying Bill, but (if i may say so, again, with the utmost respect for you and what you've done/are willing to do for this dog), it will be very, very difficult to find safe placement him. i only hope that if it does come to that (even tho you're a long way from there now), you'll be there for him under those circumstances as well. lots of good info and experienced people here, hope more people chime in as the weekend comes to a close.
mom to seraphina blue & the cashman
miss jeni-take-a-ride, rescued 7/07
shangri la's great white caesar, rescued 4/09
hearthside's cinderfella (RIP 4/20/09)
shep von bellefontaine (RIP 6/9/10)
voodoo lily (dsh) & cricket (african grey~RIP 7/13)