The dog is getting older (at 8, she's just a grey old puppy) and content just to hang with Dad, have sniff, go for a cruise, swim till she wheezes and eat bones.
But in Sydney, it's hard enough finding a room let alone a place where two friends can live in harmony - that's why we need your help.
We need you to tell your friends about the plight of the boy and the dog: keep your eyes peeled if you're on Real Estate sites, suss out whether you or your friends are or know sympathetic landlords, check if Granny has a flat out the back of her urban mansion and post "Boy and a Dog need a home" on Facebook, Tweet about it, ask around at coffee breaks, mention it at soccer or footy training...contribute to solving this little problem.
If you have a lead (pun, sorry) then post it on this blogsite or Facebook. The Dog and the Boy will follow-it up and let you know where your nose takes them.
If we can't find the Boy and the Dog a new home, after 8 wonderful years they will be forced apart a burden neither dog nor boy ought to bear.
So let us solve this conundrum.