I have always owned at least one German Shepherd during my life. I always get my dogs via animal shelters or dog rescue groups. My most recent acquisition was Rocky. He’s a 8 year old rescue found hit by a car in upstate Michigan. A generous donor paid for his vet bills. By the time I got him he was on the road to recovery. Cage life at the pound resulted in stressful habits such as tearing off his tail. He was stressed when I first got him about 3 weeks ago, but has shown huge improvement. He’s a great companion, very smart, and is grateful for his walks. Rescue dogs have challenges, but they are so worth it. I’m so happy we have found each other.