Sadly, I have been away a few days as we had to put down our old Anatolian Shepard mix - Diego. He was my dog, he was a rescue and this is his story. Diego (formerly "Buck") was a tagged dog in California who had been hit by a car, tied up at the shelter. His owners never claimed him, the shelter did an FHO on his left hip because his hip ball was shattered. He was adopted out to a lady with two other dogs, she brought him back. Said it was just too much, he was a year old, scheduled for euthanasia. A rescue group from Fort Collins brought him to a foster in Colorado. When I met him he had no hair, they said he had corn allergies, he also wasn't bearing any weight on his left hip at all. He was pretty sad looking, but a sweet boy and he played with my other dog immediately, so it as a fit. I took him home...he didn't have corn allergies, he was stressed out! His hair grew back, I put him on Connectin for dogs and within 2 weeks he was bearing weight on his hip. He also survived cancer back in 2012 he has mast cell tumors and went through surgery to remove them. He was a fighter, just goes to show you what is possible with some love, positive healing and a owner who is willing to take on a "stray". I would say Diego picked us and I wouldn't have been more happy. While I am going to miss him dearly, his good hip was giving out and we could not longer keep him comfortable with cannabis. We did use a service called Caring Pathways, the come into your home and provide the service there. We did that because we needed our pack to move forward. We have three other dogs and it was a great service and interesting to see the dogs react to the body and such. Diego lived to rip age of 11!