I have three dogs in my home; a 10.5yr old GS/Lab female "Rory", a 4yr old Malinois/GS female "Alexa", and more recently added, a 3-4(?)yr old Malinois male "Zephan".
I've had Rory since she was 3 months old. I adopted her from a puppy rescue, that gets in whole litters of puppies, and adopts them out. Her mother was a stray, found giving birth to the pups under a construction trailer.
I've had Alexa for 2.5yrs. She was pulled from a shelter in CA by a local GS rescue, and brought up to WA so she would not be euthanized due to lack of space. She came to me with a number of behavior issues, many which we have worked through, but she will likely be my problem child for the rest of her life. LOL
I have had Zephan for 11 days. He was picked up as a stray in NM, and spent 4 months in a shelter, before being transported to a shelter in OR three weeks ago. They contacted a girl who is familiar with Mal's, and she started looking for a foster home for him. I volunteered, and drove down to Vancouver to meet up with her and pick him up.
He is still underweight, but has improved a lot in the past 11 days.
I have requested to officially adopt him.