I wanted to respond to you because even though your dog is not passed, he is still missing and I'm sure you miss his presence. I hope that your family can still visit, I know it might be better to let him get adjusted to his new family, but he should still know you care so he doesn't feel abandoned. It's sad when circumstances of life make you have to make such a difficult choice. I just think if more people thought of pets as family then there wouldn't be so many rules. You wouldn't hear of an HOA making trouble and threatening you if your toddler was acting up. What a sad decision. I lost my dog suddenly and am devastated by the loss. I hope that your dog is happy and you take peace in that, but I know everywhere you look you will see him because a loss is a loss whether by death or circumstance.