We had pets, dogs and cats at the same time, for a long number of years. When the kids were gone and the last pet had to be put down I said no more. Those previous pets are all buried on some acreage we have. Then our daughter adopted a dog, our son and his wife adopted two....well you get the picture. After six years of no pets we had to have another. This is Cassie from the local area German Shepherd Rescue Group. She was found tied to a tree without food or water. She was so weak she couldn't walk. Weighed 60 lbs. She was picked up and taken to the animal clinic where all thier dogs go. She was given a 50/50 chance of living. After two months of professional care she was placed in a foster home and her treatment continued. Two months later she was released for adoption with her weight up to 80 lbs. When we visited her she licked our hands and sat between our feet. We melted right there. Our completed application was approved and we passed the in home interview and inspection of our residence. She has never touched a thing in the house, was house broken and has great manners. Boy does she love to walk and ride in the back seat of my truck. She now weighs 86.5 lbs. and sleeps on her pallet at the foot of our bed. The GS group wouldn't tell me what country property she was found on. They did same one of the guys in thier group found the previous ower in a trailer house near by and had a "talk" with him.