On July 11 our family lost one of our long time pets, Hannah the dog. This was also the day my sister turned 18, and the day before Melody & Steven got married. At that time, everyone knew that it would be only a matter of time before we got a new dog. That new dog was found and purchased on 7/17/2014 via the classified ad paper.
He is a good addition to our "ranks". His name is Kirby, he is 9-months old, and he is of german shepherd leanings in his breeding although the previous owner wasn't 100% what exactly he has in him because of some random crap he may or may not have made up on the spot about a dog stealing ring sting and Kirby being part of it. (( The guy was a real douche bag, so he could have very well stolen him himself to turn some coin. ))
Either way, he's better off here on our farm, seems happy with his new home, and loves to play. Someone has worked with him to teach him commands like sit, stay, roll over, back up, lay down, fetching a ball either thrown or hit with a bat, tug of war etc. He's a bit thin and I believe the previous owners to have been limiting his food in an effort to keep the feed bill down, combined with the overall stress of being part of a stolen dog ring sting (so the guy claimed) then getting a new owner, then another new owner... stuff like that can really put some stress on dogs ya know?