My Beautiful German Shepherd Joe, Lost and Found
by Lana Abraham
I am honored to spend my time with a beautiful black lost and found shepherd I have named Joe. He was found on the highway by some kind soul who was brave enough to pick him up and drop him at a rescue home.
He was in rough shape - bleeding eyes and ears and all skin and bone. I got a call from a friend saying she knew of a shepherd who needed a home and he came to live with me.
I thought he was about 11 years old and with luck he would live 6 months...that was 5 years ago. He is a truly gentle soul who has taught me about courage.
He has survived losing an eye to glaucoma, PAF and now crippling arthritis. He takes all this in stride and continues to enjoy the days.
Someone recently asked me why I always have old dogs and my true answer is why not, they give more than they take and it is just the best to see a happy gleam in their eyes.
Joe and I spend hours just sitting on the shore of the lake, he no longer runs but lies beside me and wind walks with his nose, these are priceless times for us both.
I read somewhere that a shepherd is happy when he is up in his ears and Joe is definately up in his ears these days. Joe and I recommend giving an old lost dog a home.
Lana and JoeTotal German Shepherd
Hi Lana. What a great GSD rescue story. Thanks so much for taking the time to come here and share your own German Shepherd rescue story with us all. Joe is so very lucky to have you come into his life - and I am sure that you feel the same way about him. And continued success to you both.