I need to update this post. The short version is that we got a four-month-old (or so) GSD mix rescued puppy a few weeks ago. He was in foster care with a couple siblings. Supposedly out of a litter of eight, only these three survived - barely. Their mother had worms and had been hit by a car. The previous "owners" never bothered to treat the mother, so by the time the rescue organization got her, she couldn't be saved. We recently moved and things were a little up in the air, so after I bonded with this little guy and began training him, my wife decided to take him back to the foster folks without my input or knowledge. I just deleted my initial post at that time because I was SO upset. I won't get into the ins and outs of the nonsense surrounding the dog's return, but things worked out in everyone's favor and my wife made arrangements on her own to get the dog back for me next week...just in time for my birthday. When she returned him she was in tears. Without telling her, they actually held our paperwork because they thought we would be back for him. I've attached a couple pictures towards the end...I didn't take them though, so maybe I can get some better ones next week.