Scince I bought this 65 acres 2 years ago I have somehow become an animal rescue. We now have 4 horses, 5 cats, and 3 dogs. Everyone a rescue animal. A few weeks ago we got a call about a friends friend that had a litter of full blooded (but unpapered) Doberman puppies and couldn't afford to keep them. They were giving them all away, even the parents. When we got to the house it was appaling. These pups were in the filthiest conditions. The parents looked like walking skeletons. It was criminal. I had thought that we might take the parents and we intended to get a female pup for my daughter. But after seeing the condition of these poor animals we couldn't leave them. We just couldn't afford to take the parents and the people who had them assured us that they had a home for them but we did take all of the pups. 4 females and one male. We found a home for two females. We brought the other 3 home. One, the runt of the litter died the next day. We got the other two into the vet and they were ate up with worms, fleas and ticks. The vet wormed them, gave them a B-12 shot and put them on anti-biotics. But it was too late for the little female. She died the next day. So that left just the male. He has been to the vet two more times and he is worm free, healthy and growing. He is a survivor. He is still on vitamins and calcium tablets. He has his first round of shots but has one more to go. We wil wait as long as possible to crop his tail and ears. Give him time to bulk up some more. His wieght has more than doubled since we got him. I did'nt want to get too attached to him until I saw if he was going to make it. But it looks like he is here to stay. So I want to introduce Kaiser ( Kai for short ). He is getting spoiled. He loves to go with Dad. He throws a fit if I am outside and he can't get to where I am at. He will ride with me in the truck everywhere I go. We have only had one "accident". He seems to learn fast. I think he will be a good one. Maybe not an Apollo the wonder dog, but I think he is going to be a keeper.