Our little family (or pack, I guess you could call us!) is growing!
We are fostering-to-adopt her from a local working breed rescue.
She was used as a breeder, then dumped. She is between 2 and 4 years old, but it's hard to tell because of all she's been through: she's too thin, she has worn down her teeth to nothing chewing on a cage door (we think her previous "owner" kept her in a crate for 14+ hours a day), and she never got to experience puppyhood so her behavior is not that of a 4-year-old dog.
She loves to play and wants to please. She doesn't quite know what to make of the cats yet, so while we work on teaching her "leave it," "drop it," and "down," each species gets half the house.
Originally, we were told she was a Belgian Malinois / German Shepherd mix, but as she slowly gains weight she looks like pure shepherd.
I've had a rescue dog in the past; Max hasn't, but he has had a German Shepherd and I have not. This should be a fantastic learning, sharing, and growing experience for both of us!
Have you ever rescued a dog? Ever owned a working-breed dog?
PS: Don't forget to join my DietBet! Part of my proceeds (& yours can if you choose!!) will benefit the Humane Society of the U.S.!