Guard Dog At Rest
Photograph - By Karol Livote
An Observation.....I have had three German Shepherds. The first one was from a AKC breeder. Thought he was the Best Dog Ever!! Outstanding protection & family dog. After he suddenly passed on us at age 10, I did the unthinkable and bought one from a pet store, which no doubt came from a puppy mill! He was a good dog, but had many medical problems, he even had his own dermatologist!! He passed on after 5 years, a very short life and that is when I said no more dogs!! But those moments looking around for our canine family member were pulling on my heart strings, so I hit the internet, just to see what was out there on petfinder.com. Well, there was this small Sable German Shepherd, which my husband just fell for. So we went to check him out & of course, he attached to us right away. Turns out he barely survived his previous owner's abuse and whatever else he may have gone thru, but he was near death when he was first rescued. They did not think he was going to make it. I am so grateful that he did make it & that we found him five years ago! He is an amazing dog and family member, sometimes I truly believe he should have been a police or army dog, because he has those traits for being a working German Shepherd. Then there are times like this, and I say no way, he belongs with us!!! :>) I just wanted to tell the story because I had heard about the way rescued animals are and I totally believe that there is something special about a rescued dog. I highly recommend if you are looking to get one, try to rescue one. They need us, and you will find out that you need them!!
April 3rd, 2013
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